Skip to main content

Emeryville, California

Rock and Roll Headquarters (RNRHQ) is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a city I didn't even know existed until 3 years ago. Emeryville is a pretty cool place to live. I feel like it is the Bay Area's best kept secret. Let me tell you about Emeryville...


Emeryville is located between Oakland and Berkeley, it is only a square mile of city right by the water.  Emeryville is filled with condos are warehouses, many of them becoming art galleries, coffee shops, and just about anything you can imagine. I was told Emeryville used to be a lot like Oakland, which is notorious for it's high homicide rate. But I guess the small area that was E-Ville got bought out and gentrified. Some people call it "Up and coming."


Probably the thing Emeryville is most known for is a little company called Pixar. Pixar is not too far from my house. I like to pass by it and have a day dream where I work there and I get to meet Wall-e and do all this cool stuff. Someday! The Pixar building, which is expanding monthly I swear, is a pretty cool looking place. I feel kind of like I live by Disneyland or something.


All the Pixar people eat at and hang out at this really cool Emeryville restaurant just across the street. Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe is a cool place to go. The walls are covered with off beat Barbies and barrels of monkeys. Not to mention the food is great and decently priced. They serve beer! They are open late! The waiters are hot! Oh and if it is any note to you, the member of Green Day owns this place.


Just across the way from both Pixar and Rudy's is our beautiful city hall. A large part of it is glass and the building is surrounded by palm trees.


Another cool part of Emeryville is the public transportation. In this city, IT IS FREE. Emery go round, the bus system that travels through Emeryville is free. It's a nicer bus than the other public transportation, there is wifi, TV screens and music. I use the Emery go round on week days to get around the area. It even takes me to BART.  In Emeryville everything is close or easy to get to. Emeryville has a few art schools and plenty of shopping and food. Oh and two movie theaters, one of which is IMAX 3D.


Emeryville also has a Folkmanis Puppet store. Folkmanis is a well know puppet maker, and if you take a look at the tag of any of the quality puppets at a store they are probably by Folkmanis. I have no doubt that Pixar gives these guys business and vice versa. 


E-Ville is also home to Alternative Tentacles, an old school record label dedicated to punk rock.

The End.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

We need to talk about this: The Foo Fighters are "AIDS denialists"

Preface: I am a fan of the Foo Fighters' music, so this isn't intended to be a hit piece. I genuinely feel troubled by what I'm about to share with you in this blog entry. I had no idea about this until just days ago.  Recently I saw a video that addressed celebrities with controversial beliefs. The one that stood out to me was Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters being "AIDS denialists" (which I didn't even know was a thing?) aka "HIV Truthers". I immediately had to look into this because it sounded just too crazy to be real (and you should ALWAYS be skeptical of things you hear and do. your. research.) An article that I felt was very thorough on the topic was " Foo Fighters, HIV Deniers " "Maggiore’s message has apparently penetrated the minds of at least some Foo aficionados. She says she has heard from many Foo fans since the show — one of whom, she says, now works at the Alive and Well office.  “AIDS is a toxic disease caused

The Labyrinth audience participation and prop list

   This is an audience participation guide for Jim Henson's “Labyrinth” movie from 1986.   This guide is similar to the Rocky Horror Picture Show participation and prop list . Because the film is different and PG rated, some rules differ. An audience participation guide is similar to a drinking game sans the alcohol. Certain events trigger certain phrases or fun activities to make the movie more fun and interactive. The RHPS guide is usually done alongside a live performance of Rocky Horror in front of the screen, but this guide isn't ( yet! ) adapted for that. This guide was created after watching the Labyirnth and Rocky Horror Picture Show several times, including studying RHPS guides. --------------------------------------------- The Labyrinth guide is still a work in progress , if you have comments of idea on how to improve this please feel free to contact me  Beccajs@gmail.com --------------------------------------------- Labyrinth costumes and attire: Jar

The album art of Tommy by Mike McInnerney

 People often ask me what my favorite album is. Without much thought I am able to answer them. The Who's 1969 album "Tommy" is my favorite record of all time. The album artwork also happens to be my favorite. Recently I was thinking about the album and how it affected me in my life. I decided to look up the Tommy album art and was surprised that I was unable to find any of it. I could find the cover, but never all the album art inside. The Tommy CD comes with a booklet with lyrics and a series of different illustrations. But they weren't on the internet.   So this blog will be changing that! I just took out my CD booklet and scanned all the artwork. There are two versions of the cover, one featuring small images of their faces inserted into the gaps in the central sphere. The other is just the original work. Executives at The Who's record label insisted on having the band members pictured on the cover, so that's why there are two covers. Pete Townshend c