Eric Friedmann

22 Feb 2017

Amnesia On Valencia, A Class Act

“We might be in trouble,” said an enthusiastic Craig Wathen, one of the new owners of Amnesia on Valencia St., “because we’re not planning on changing it.” Wathen and co-owner Lee Topar recently celebrated beloved Amnesia’s one-year anniversary under their ownership, and for the most part it hasn’t changed much

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17 Nov 2016

The Riptide Rises

   August 18th, 2015, was a very bad day indeed. I awoke to the sound of blaring sirens in my Outer Sunset neighborhood, and naturally assumed they would Dopler-effect their way past and carry on to some distant emergency as they always do. Not this time. They parked themselves outside

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06 Jul 2016

How the Internet has Ruined Music

Or: Musicians, Get As Offline As Possible, And Do It Quickly It has been an interesting thing to follow the ups and downs, tos and fros, ebbs and flows, and upside-the-head punches that the music industry has created for itself in the last decade or so. Recently, David Lowery of

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