Originally done as a blues number with Patrice Manget, Erik Reckard, Jim Giancarlo, Luz Zircon, and either Blaze or Ray…..we’re looking for an audio version and will post when we find it! [Read Full Article]
Are You Going to San Francisco?
In the late 60’s and early 70’s the beautiful Lady by the Bay beckoned to misfits from all over the world, a mecca for dancers and dreamers, musicians and actors, writers and filmmakers, activists and artists, gays and lesbians who had heard whispered tales of freedom and fabulousness.
Cheap housing, scores of abandoned warehouses south of Market waiting to be transformed into studios, theatres, and living spaces. Mission district railroad flats renting for $125/mo, and the Tenderloin for those who couldn’t even afford that. Cheap and good transportation (buses and streetcars were a quarter), and when you didn’t have that, walkable streets.
And as always, the beaches and the Bay, Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle, gleaming white fog rolling in at dusk and mountains in the distance providing the gorgeous backdrop for it all.
It was a time outside of time and space. The perfect mixture of freedom, fantasy, beauty and affordability blended together to create an artistic and social renaissance.
Into this time/space zone appeared Roll Over Alice and life became theater while theater became life.
This is our story.