Wednesday, January 16, 2008

San Francisco Nights

It's not just a song by Eric Burdon & The Animals (mid ’60s), it's a melody that captures the feeling of the city.

Be sure and wear some flowers in your hear. You're gonna meet some lovely people there.

Lots of Macworld parties going on tonight, but not like in ancient times (the late 80s and early-90s) when all the big companies tried to outdo each other with extravagant parties. Like the Kai Kause/Metacreations party at which a couple thousand people took over the Exploratorium for a night. Or the giant party at Filmore West featuring Jefferson Starship and Timothy Leary, who gave a unintentionally hilarious, spaced out welcome speech. And with artists tucked in every corner sketching caricatures with Wacom tablets.

Times change, and a lot of companies realized it wasn't that smart to spend the previous year's profit on a one-night party. Dang.

Tomorrow night we check out the party.

Robin at the Peachpit Press party held at Varnish, an art gallery.

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The Marriott at night.

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