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'The People' as candidate

By h. brown

July 7, 2007

First, I want to apologize to Chuck Gonzalez and the truly wonderful duet from Indiana and Felix McNee (making his debut as a drummer) for interrupting their show at the Make-Out Room on 22nd between Mission and Valencia by knocking David Sloane down and tossing a glass of wine in his face. It was entirely out-of-line although not, unfortunately, out-of-character for me. I really should do something about my temper and my heavy drinking.

So, how's your weekend going? I feel like I've been skating on the edge of a razor blade for the past couple of weeks. The full moon party last week was bizarre enough but things have remained at the critical level on my emotionometer since then and that's unusual.

I'm not alone. Last night at the show where Chuck introduced numbers from his latest cd (which Jens and I have been listening to one song at a time for months as he refined it - thank god, already - it turned out great and it was wonderful to hear it in a nightclub) … last night at the show, Krissy Keefer and Luke Thomas said that they were tired of waiting for Matt Gonzalez to enter the mayoral race and may enter themselves if he didn't.

Let's see, how many does that make?

1. h. brown

2. Diamond Dave Whittaker

3. Chicken John

4. Josh Wolf

5. Ahimsa Sumchai-Porter

6. Luke Thomas

7. Krissy Keefer

That's a pretty good list of candidates even without the big three (Gonzo, Chris and Ross). We got to talking about that and decided it would be a good idea to borrow an idea from Diamond Dave that he came up with during the D-5 supe run in 2006.

Mayoral Candidates' Collaborative

Or, as I wanted to dub it: 'The People as Candidate'. Bottom line is that we have a meeting and agree to help each other raise the 5k to enter the race. Why the hell wait for leaders who have clearly abandoned us to another 4 years of Newsom?

I have my entry fee, courtesy of my Uncle Sam. I have no idea how any of the other candidates are doing. Fact is tho, we only have 34 days left to qualify everyone who wants to run. I'm thinking in terms of a series of fundraising parties since most of us are used to putting together large gatherings. We'll keep you up to date.

For you numerologists, note that this idea came to earth on 777.

h. brown is a 62 year-old keeper of sfbulldog.com, an eclectic site featuring a half dozen City Hall denizens. h is a former sailor, firefighter, teacher, nightclub owner, and a hard-living satirical muckraker. Email h at h@ludd.net.


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