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Song of the Day: San Francisco

This following program is dedicated to the City and People of San Francisco, who may not know it, but they are beautiful – and so is their city…

Eric Burdon & The Animals, “San Franciscan Nights” – from Winds of Change (1967)

What else could I pick for “Song of the Day” on the day of my return to San Francisco, the cool gray city of love, baghdad by the bay? I may be coming back with my tail between my legs, bruised and broke, and it may be true that for me right now “there’s no place left to go,” but as Oscar Wilde put it, “It is an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.” So I disappeared only to emerge, shaken and soul-lagged, somewhere a bit like heaven – home, San Francisco.

Filed under: Autobiography, San Francisco, Song of the Day,

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Oh - and hello to Jason Isaacs.

The 400 Blows


is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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