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  • SATURDAY JANUARY 6th a classic from the archives. -- February 08, 2003

A show from The Bayfront Theater with inspiring and droll guests for the new year

  • PO BRONSON, a writer who captured the zeitgeist of the late '90s Bay Area with "The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest" finds there are new questions on people's minds in his new book : "What Should I do with My Life?".
  • SONYA HUNTER, San Francisco based singer/songwriter, her Fall 2002 album is "Sun in Mind".
  • WILLIAM GIBSON, the acclaimed author of "Neuromancer" has been called the Raymond Chandler of the digital age, noir master of the Web. His new book is "Pattern Recognition".
  • SUSAN KARE, one of the first designers to work on the Apple Macintosh interface, she has designed some of the icons that we see every day, and continues to attempt to humanize cell phones, PDAs, and other baggage of our modern lives. Iconic in her own way, and reflections that will interest you even as MacWorld begins this next week.
  • Radio improvisation from TRUE FICTION MAGAZINE.
  • Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, who'll even sing about chattering audiences.

The LIVE organic show of 2007 will be January 13th with VENDELA VIDA, novelist and editor of The Believer, and cosmopolitan sensations WESLA WHITFIELD and MIKE GREENSILL, followed by 20TH, both at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal Buliding, and the 27th, in a restaurant TBA 2007 shows 676-679

Guests will include CALVIN TRILLIN on January 27th Watch for details, or sign-up for the weekly -e-mail! We'll hear more of MIKE GREENSILL

 

 

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 20th at the S.F. Ferry Terminal Building - Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor -- (as will our shows be January 27, February 3 and February 10.

  • STEVE SANDO, from Rancho Gordo beand and salsas and other Mexican Foods
  • DIRTY MARTINI, the Portland-based trio sensation, whose new CD is Tea and Revenge
  • FRANK POPE, author of The Dragon Sea a sea adventure account of exploration and greed off the coast of Vietnam
  • TIPS ON TRAVEL, with the brilliant guys who know their way around the inside of paper bags and hidden corridors of Heathrow and Narita, CARL and KARL
  • Radio improvisation from MARCIA GAGLIARDI, from the weekly food and restaurant e-letter, Tablehopper.
  • Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, who will heft the pomegrantes and taste a beer at almost anyone's table

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 27th at the S.F. Ferry Terminal Building - Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor -- (as will our shows be February 3 and February 10.

  • CALVIN TRILLIN, whose most recent book is About Alice
  • EDDIE MULLER, author of San Francisco Noir
  • NEAL POLLACK, self-aware author of Alternadad his account of fatherhood despite himself
  • WAKE THE DEAD, Celtic jam band homage to the music of the Grateful Dead
  • Radio improvisation from MICHAEL BROOK, composer and performer, whose most recent atmospheric score is for Al Gore's, An Inconvenient Truth
  • Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, who flavors us the way lavender salt perks up a cantaloupe

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- (as will our show be on February 10). As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • ALICE WATERS, of CHEZ PANISSE
  • with ANYA FERNALD, from Community Alliance with Family Farmers, on the essential SLOW FOOD movement
  • BLAME SALLY, the band you'll find no fault with
  • DANIEL ALARCÓN, author of Lost City Radio
  • Music from piano player BILL KIRCHEN, renowned guitarist, whose riff made Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, who hits every note right the first time

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10th at the S.F. Ferry Terminal Building --

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th, a pre-prepared show from JANUARY 12, 2002

A CLASSIC from the Freight and Salvage Coffee House.

  • LILY TOMLIN, prolific and outrageous comedienne, talks about her one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.
  • MICHAEL FRANTI and Spearhead present their powerful blend of social activism and soul music. Their CD: Stay Human.
  • REBECCA WALKER, author of Black, White and Jewish, a memoir in which this daughter of a famous black mother and Jewish father attempts to define herself as an individual, not as a symbol.
  • Masterful multi-instrumentalist and jazz pianist URI CAINE.
  • Music from piano marvel MIKE GREENSILL.

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24th, LIVE from SFMOMA (show ticket includes museum admission to the new Picasso exhibit!)

  • PAULA WEST, marvelous singer, back from her triumphs in NYC.
  • STAN LAI, author of Forbidden Love in Peach Blossom Land, which is about to have its English-language premiere at Stanford, has toured worldwide, been made into an award-winning film and has had no less than 50 different productions in Beijing alone. A recent feature in "The New York Times" said that it "may be the most popular contemporary play in China.""Asia Week" has called him "Asia's top theater director. The play is both funny and wrenching.
  • WILLIAM POY LEE, author of The Eighth Promise, a memoir set in San Francisco's Chinatown.
  • TRUE FICTION MAGAZINE, radio improv before your very ears.
  • Music from piano marvel MIKE GREENSILL.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 3rd

ROLLICKING AND LIVE at at the Freight and Salvage 1111 Addison, Berkeley, off University and San Pablo....continental snacks available

  • JOE ELY, one of the truly fine musicians stops in.
  • CARA BLACK author of mysteries set in Paris including Murder in the Marais lives here, imagines there.
  • ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY, writer and performer CHARLES ROSS, whose show distills Episodes IV, V & VI to a certain wry iconic essence.
  • Masterful bassist MARK IZU joins BRENDA WONG AOKI, whose story of Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend The true story of the first Japanese/Caucasian marriage in California, a forbidden love.
  • The pedal steel guitar stylings of JOE GOLDMARK and his fine-pedaled friends and Friends
  • Music from piano marvel MIKE GREENSILL.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 10th, LIVE from

at the Freight and Salvage 1111 Addison, Berkeley, off University and San Pablo....continental snacks available

  • MIKE FARRELL, B.J. Hunnicutt from M*A*S*H, now has a new memoir out: Just Call Me Mike: A Journey from Actor to Activist.
  • ARNOLD HANO, now in his 85th year, the baseball writer and author of A Day in the Bleachers , an inning by inning account of the 1954 World Series in wich Willie Mays made his famous catch.
  • ALEC WILKINSON and POPPA NEUTRINO, author and subject of The Happiest Man Alive, an account of an adventurer who sailed the Atlantic with his family in a boat made of trash, and wants to do the same across the Pacific (explore the linked website for some astonishing stories).
  • RUSTLER'S MOON, featuring Kathi Kallick and Bill Evans.
  • MARTHA and MONICA, the piano-cello duo.
  • Music from piano marvel MIKE GREENSILL.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 17th

REVIVING AND LIVE at at the Freight and Salvage 1111 Addison, Berkeley, off University and San Pablo....continental snacks available

  • ANNE LAMOTT, Grace (Eventually), is her newest book. Anne's been with us for all of her books since Joe Jones in 1985, and in between for her reflections on just about anything.
  • SUSAN WERNER singer pianist guitarist lyricist of grace and wisdom and wryness with songs from her new album The Gospel Truth.
  • NORA GALLAGHER, author, of Changing Light, set in Los Alamos in 1945.
  • JULIA SCHEERES, author of Jesusland, her memoir of race and religion and her adopted brother
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  • March 24: Live from the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley
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  • MORNING SHOW, 10 AM - Noon (doors at 9:30)
  • CRAIG CHILDS, author of House of Rain
  • LISA LUTZ , author of The Spellman Files
  • ANN CUMMINS, author of Yellowcake
  • Music by ANCIENT FUTURE
  • The Fabulous Mike Greensill

 

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  • MARCH 31: A Fun(d) Raising Classic from Oct, 2nd, 1999
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  • PAULA WEST, singer
  • RODDY DOYLE, writer
  • SIMON WINCHESTER, author
  • ERIC IDLE, comedy writer, performer
  • Piano with GINI WILSON

 

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  • MORNING SHOW, LIVE - 10 AM - Noon (doors at 9:30)
  • JONATHAN LETHEM, author of You Don't Love Me Yet
  • GENE YANG, author of the graphic novel American Born Chinese
  • Music by TANGO No. 9
  • A blend of Celtic and jazz byMELANIE O'REILLY
  • The Intrepid MIKE GREENSILL...and much, much, more

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  • APRIL 21: First time aired (recorded 3/31/007)
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  • Annual West Coast Live Poetry Jam...
  • Guests will be some of the Bay Area's most accomplished poets, with...
  • STEVE AJAY
  • DAVID ALPAUGH
  • KIRSTEN ANDERSON
  • JOHN M. CAMPION
  • NEELI CHERKOVSKI
  • JUSTIN CHIN
  • CHRISTOPHER COOK
  • SHARON DOUBIAGO
  • CAMILLE DUNGY
  • KEITH EKISS
  • ROBIN EKISS
  • SEAN FINNEY
  • MOLLY FISK
  • GUY JOHNSON
  • SUSANNA KITTREDGE
  • MARY MACKEY
  • CAROLINE GOODWIN
  • MIKE GREENSILL
  • MITCHELL HOLMAN
  • JEREMY LARNER
  • STEVEN NIGHTINGALE
  • SUZI KAPLAN OLMSTED
  • KIM ROSEN
  • RENEE SEDLIAR
  • GARY SOTO
  • J.C. TURBILLION
  • MAW SHEIN WIN
  • Music by bard AUSTIN WILLACY, and The Exceptional MIKE GREENSILL

 

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  • MAY 12: First time aired today
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  • CLAIRE MESSUD, author of The Emperor's Children
  • CLAIRE TOMALIN, author of biographies of Samuel Pepys and Thomas Hardy
  • BILL BRYSON, the writer of travel memoir and just about nearly everything else on the plan, writes about his upbringing in Iowa and his return to his natal land.
  • LANG-LANG, the renowned pianist flies by, ebullient indeed.
  • Music from piano marvel MIKE GREENSILL.

 

 

MAY 19, 2007 ( from May 05, 2001)

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House Continental patries, coffee, tea on-hand.

  • The Baroness of Holland Park P.D. JAMES, author of the Inspector Adam Dalgliesh stories and Death in Holy Orders.
  • Renowned Scottish fiddler ALASDAIR FRASER, accompanied by Judy Thomson on piano.
  • DORIS HADDOCK, author of Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90th Year. She is now 97.
  • Radio improvisation from TRUE FICTION MAGAZINE.
  • Music from pianist GINI WILSON.

MAY 26th, 2007 -- LIVE TODAY

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House Continental patries, coffee, tea on-hand.. 1111 Addison, at San Pablo, near University in Berkeley.

  • Aware of the fate of the oceans, JULIA WHITTY, author of a collection of short stories and a new book about the fate of coral reefs.. She also wrote the cover story of the current Mother Jones magazine about loss of species by 2100.
  • MAL SHARPE, man-on- the-street meets man-about-town, from the surreal to the jazz-honed, Mal knows from zeitgeist.
  • HELEN SIMPSON, author of the set-in-England In the Driver's Seat and Four Bare Legs in A Bed and other books, from London, with brilliant and droll insights and writing about love and relationships and children and, well, life.
  • MIKE LIPSKIN, a man who just doesn't take the piano out for a walk, he takes it out for large-gaited strides.
  • TERESE GENECCO, where BETTE MIDLER collides with MELISSA ETHERIDGE, and KAYE BALLARD dances with ROSEMARY CLOONEY, and other high concepts lead to TERESE GENECCO!
  • Music from the refreshed pianist MIKE GREENSILL.

 

 

JUNE 2nd, 2007 -- LIVE TODAY

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House Continental patries, coffee, tea on-hand.. 1111 Addison, at San Pablo, near University in Berkeley.

 

JUNE 9th, 2007 -- LIVE TODAY from San Jose Convention Center, The elegant Salon D

Live show from The Book Group Expo Special ticket price $35 includes show and admission to Expo.

SEPTEMBER 1st, 2007 (Classic from August 28th, 2004)

Live show from Greens Restaurant, Fort Mason, San Francisco

A show of blues, food, and views -- a harvest show at Greens

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th, 2007 -- Back LIVE! -- at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • BILL PULLMAN, actor, director, whose production, Expedition 6, about the shuttle Columbia opens at the Magic Theater this evening.
  • CALAVERAS, the band that gets inside your head.
  • PAUL JOHNSON, author of Fish Forever, and founder of Monterey Fish Market.
  • JENNIFER AYRE, she calls herself the Singing Sommeliere, uncorked.
  • MAGGIE GOSSELIN and SARAH KLEIN, creators of the Local Foods Wheel.
  • MARKE BIESCHKE, of the SF Bay Guardian, purveyors of Bests Lists.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, the ever-tasty handiwork of the man who knows how to pick strawberries.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • DAVID LEAVITT, author, whose newest book is The Indian Clerk.
  • JONATHAN COULTON, the Internet Superstar singer-songrwriter and creator of Thing-a-Week songs stops by to show why he is the exemplar of Where Tradition Meets Tomoorrow.
  • ANN PACKER, novelist, whose newest is Songs Without Words.
  • DAVID GANS, singing some words about food.
  • DAVID WINSBERG, from Happy Quail Farms, where Tolstoy is never read aloud.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, with a hint of nutmeg, the man who knows a sautee from a sashay.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • ROBERT REICH, former Secretary of Labor and author of Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, a true supertitle.
  • WESLA WHITFIELD, with songs of scenes, and appearing, too, at the Plush Room tonight.
  • RICHARD SCHWARTZ, author of Eccentrics, Heroes and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley, inspiring stories of people who came west and made it what it is.
  • JOHN O'KEEFE, with scenes from Walt Whitman's Songs of Myself.
  • DAVID STOCKDALE, executive director of CUESA, the producer of the Ferry Farmers' Market days and what we can learn from the food and people here.
  • BIG WIDE GRIN, the musicians who smile.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, the man with late-season blueberry stains on his fingers.

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 2007 in PORT TOWNSEND, Washington

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th, 2007 at the WAG Hotel, site of our DOG SHOW

OCTOBER 13th from May 24, 2003

Live show from the Freight and Salvage Coffee House.

  • Eoin Colfer this "uproariously funny" Irishman, and one of Sedge's favorite children's authors, unveils his new adventure book, "Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code", in which young criminal Artemis has found a way to construct a supercomputer, from fairy technology.
  • Philosopher, Elaine Pagels, author of "Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas".
  • Carol Hughes, author of "Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves".
  • Improvisation by 3 For All, featuring Rafe Chase, Stephen Kearin, and Tim Orr.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from pianist Gini Wilson, accompanied by Steve Heckman on saxophone.

OCTOBER 20th, from May 31, 2003

Live show from the Freight and Salvage Coffee House. .

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2007

LIVE at at the RANCHO NICASIO in Nicasio, Marin County in downtown Nicasio...big breakfasts available. Guests include:

  • RICHARD RUSSO, author, Nobody's Fool, Bridge of Sighs
  • ROBERT REICH, economist, author
  • CARL and KARL, with Tips on Travel
  • JERRY HANNON, singer-songwriter
  • The Lippizanner Stallion of pianists, MIKE GREENSILL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, 2007

LIVE at at the RANCHO NICASIO in Nicasio, Marin County in downtown Nicasio...big breakfasts available. Guests include:

  • CLAIRE PEASELEE, naturalist
  • PETER KAUKENON Trio
  • HENRY PETROSKI, author The Pencil, The Toothpick
  • BILL EVANS, Bajo for Dummies
  • JOSEPH EPSTEIN, In a Cardboard Belt
  • A Country Lad, pianist MIKE GREENSILL

 

LIVE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17th, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • HA JIN,novelist, whose new book is A Free Life
  • KEN ALBALA, history of Beans
  • JON GARRONE, with Far West Fungi
  • MATTHEW DIFFEE, editor of The Rejection Collection, New Yorker Cartoons that didn't make it in.
  • MAUREEN DRAPER, pianist and editor of The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology.
  • LARRY GALLAGHER, the poetically inspired comic singer of loss and more loss.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, who'll appear with Wesla Whitfield at the Plush Room December 27 through December 31st.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24th, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

  • ALICE WATERS, the woman who is changing the way we think about food for ourselves and our children, has a new book, The Art of Simple Food.
  • REV BILLY, the documentary What Would Jesus Buy? opens around the country. The preacher Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and Disneyland won't let preach, features in a new Holiday Classic.
  • LAURIE LEWIS, the blue grass legend stops in to slect winter veg and sing and play
  • ROSALIE WISE SHARP, author of Rifke: An Improbable Life, her memoir of her 51-year marriage with Isadore Sharp, founder of the Four Seasons Hotels.
  • MARY RISLEY, founder of Foodrunners.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, , the man with pumpkin pie on his fingers..

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st, 2007 at the S.F. Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th, 2007 at PIEDMONT PIANO 660 - 3rd Street in San Francisco between Townsend and Brannan for Poetry and Pianos.

  • ROBERT HASS,just won 2007 National Book Award for Poetry for Time and Materials, and served as Poet laureate.
  • AL YOUNG, the musical poet whose new collection is about the Blues.
  • SCOTT FOGlESONG, whose work includeds the Haydn Piano Sonata Project.
  • ROY ZIMMERMAN, the musical satirist.
  • MIKE GREENSILL, the man who'll play 22 other pianos in the course of this broadcast.