Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Kanu Rooftop Experience

So Peter Bean and Orson Swindle have been having me on their weekly radio show here and there, and the lads are especially interested in me calling from my rooftop, so I told them I would get them some pics and a vid to give them the Kanu Rooftop Experience. So here it is- unfortunately it was pretty breezy today so the audio is shit; perhaps I'll redo it sometime on a less breezy afternoon.


Beautiful but windy afternoon



Pac Heights, Marina, GGB, Marin Headlands


Marina, SF Bay Mt. Tam, Sausalito, North Bay mtns.


SF bay, Tiburon, Fort Mason in foreground

13 comments:

DC Trojan said...

Crap sound or not, that's a nice view to have. Whose house were you mentioning at the beginning?

Kanu said...

It's called Sprekels Mansion, built in 1913. Author {authoress?} Danielle Steele bought it some years back and lives there. It is ridiculously large and the front yard is literally 1/2 of the city block- crazy.

Peter Bean said...

Delightful!

Hope to enjoy the experience in person this summer sometime...

DC Trojan said...

That's some serious real-estate. Maybe I need to get a pseudonym and start writing bodice-rippers...

moin said...

There are definitely benefits to living in SF huh? I'm definitely hoping to get a job there.

Tangentially (and why I dropped by), Holy mother of God. Is it possible to imitate Maradona better without staging the defenders?

Kanu said...

Shit, Moin- that vid has been removed. I've been all over the place for the last 2 weeks, so I'm curious to learn/see what you are on about. Thanks...

DCT- Yes, I often look at her house and think that perhaps college is overrated and trashy novels are the way to go.

moin said...

Hmmm seems like Youtube has suddenly got it out against Messi (either that or the new Barca feed on youtube made them extra vigilante against anything other than self-produced stuff with Barca). Anyways, here's the goal not on youtube (and better quality):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1r367_but-magnifique-messi-contre-getafe

On a related note, George Weah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt49QZwpru4

Kanu said...

Yeah, I did some poking around this a.m. and found the "Messidona" goal. It really is remarkable how similar that goal is to Diego's effort against England in 86.

Amazing stuff.

I'm happy that LM19 replicated that one and not the hand of god goal...

DC Trojan said...

Re; hand of God - you beat me to it.

Never know what to make of that particular goal. On the one hand, England gets a goal against - plus. On the other hand, cheating Argentine gets rewarded - minus. But when you look at the other goal he scored you can be fairly sure that England weren't going to win that game anyway.

Moin said...

Well, the first thing that came to my mind about that goal is always that the build up to it was quite spectacular and typical of what Argentina could do, lots of short,incisive passing that just opened England up. Second thing is that I'm always thinking that Maradona was offside because he reacted so quickly to it. True it was cheating, but England didn't deserve to win it anyways. If the ref had saw it, he would have given a yellow, not a red, so the second goal would have happened anyways. It was just Diego's day/year.

Another thing I love about the goal is how Diego never lets an opportunity rub it in England's face pass. "Shilton got cross because of my hand goal. What about the other one, Shilton? Didn't you see that one?"

moin said...

And then I go off and find something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJMrcEKqAe8

That made me feel all warm and fuzzy all over. The only way it could have been better is if the host had been Melissa Theuriau.

kleph said...

great view, mate! i saw it on the radio show but couldn't quite figure out where it was given the resolution on the thumbnails. (by the time i figured out they were links to larger images i was umm... distracted by your tv newscaster choice)

gah, frickin soccer. kills me dead. i spend most of the football season here in peru which is, by far, the worst south american country to behold this strange and perplexing game. of course the beer commercials more than make up for it.

Martaz said...

Hi Mike,
Great view from your rooftop!
Martaz