On Growing As An Artist

Summer 2007

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Spring 2016

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Rough side by sides [UZ: “Will prolly update soon with cleaner ones” -102716):

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So, FYI to everyone looking to break through in public, or have a personal breakthrough in style or substance- it happens.

Blessed be, U.S., UZ, UZ Smalls 10272016


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Review

August 12, 2016 —

Mendell Plaza, 3rd and Palou

1429 Mendell Street, San Francisco

Got the drummettes (8 or so to a plate, ask for hot sauce-$8),

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the shrimp n grits (super cheesy, with a hint of blue-$18),

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the garlic mash (looked like little Red Blisses from the skins in it, really good) with gravy (Southern Cracker Barrel style, but I do like brown-$7),

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peach-chamomile soda (could be more of a statement item on the menu, as one of the only nonalkie drinks in a youth-run restaurant-$4.50), the mint lemonade (which I liked much better, regular also available-$3). …


August 7, 2016

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Really dope show. The range of the vocalists, and the serious funk from the band, was truly impressive. Their catalog is full of classics. Music fans of any age will enjoy their live show.

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A tweet from during the concert:

A short piece of “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender Love)” LIVE:


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“Fasho.”

(Sextant Coffee Roasters, March 31st, morning)

The Cups Experience

March 29th to 31st 2016

Day 1

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Latte from Sextant. The latte art: “Nice.”

1. Sextant Coffee Roasters — Folsom and 10th

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Latte from L'acajou

2. L’acajou — 9th and Bryant

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Almond milk latte.
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#MarlboroDerek
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Lattes, plural.
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3. Stanza Coffee Bar — 16th and Valencia

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Lychee iced tea at Wicked Grounds.
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Soy latte at Wicked Grounds SF.

4. Wicked Grounds SF— 8th and Howard

The Cups Experience

DAYS 2 and 3 — COMING SOON

cupsapp.com

Thanks to: Sextant Coffee Roasters, L’acajou, Stanza Coffee Bar, Wicked Grounds SF and the people at CUPS


Finishing…

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Parts of How WINTER 2016

April 4th 2016

photos appear in chronological order

The Fillmore District, San Francisco

Across Geary Street

from Japantown Peace Plaza

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Outside Japantown Peace Plaza

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Peace Plaza

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As published to Instagram.com/UZsmalls
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Geary Street Traffic Island

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Fillmore and O’Farrell Streets

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For more:


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At the Old Mint, 5th Street off Market. You may see anachronistic folk on the steps and by the entrance you see in the above photo.

Inside

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There’s programs on digital preservation, sea travel and local ships, (19th-century) architecture and early photography techniques.

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The Black Panther Party has a table, and so do most of the historical societies in the Bay Area. Any people looking toward a career path in history will probably get great direction from the reps here.

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If you make it, enjoy!

Peace,

U.S.

March 5th 2016


Beachside at The Marina

FEBRUARY 27th, SAN FRANCISCO

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Beautiful moments to this Saturnday as Black History Month’s end approaches…. A Juneteenth commemoration on the leapday might be a good way to bring home what is being commemorated….

1 love,

UZ Smalls


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Footage at https://youtu.be/wrSAlOUSj6A
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https://youtu.be/wrSAlOUSj6A
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but it is also the windup, not just the release….

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Footage at https://youtu.be/zBU9JHjnHdU
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Walking by it at night about a month or so ago, I realized it was Juan Marichal, but also wound up in Willie Mays’ style of play in the outfield.

I spit that poem when it dawned on me.

Marichal

Mays

Jai alai

Spain

It wasn´t until tonight, working on this, that they started to look like the same person….


Notes from a Dark Theater:

Michael Moore’s

Where To Invade Next

Saw a movie review of Where To Invade Next today. Did not want to hurt the film’s bottom line publishing these photos of my notes too soon. Here’s some of Moore’s stolen ideas….

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Also top-rated globally. Least school hours, highest-rated…. maybe level of education, maybe “quality of Education” . Many polylingual students abroad, too.

To restate an important tweet, standards are a place where governments, and participatory democracies especially, share, exchange and grow. {In the Tweet’chives, I termed standards a place for governments to “click” at.}

We used to, anyway — our 18th-c. …

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