I met Bobbito Garcia because he and his friend sat down next to me at Brown Sugar soul food kitchen in Oakland. I happened to be packing a couple vintage basketball cards, in this case I think they were Rich Kelley the former Woodside High and Stanford and NBA Jazz player — who my coach Hans Delannoy played against for Cubberley, and who some remember as a tennis star to boot — and Lloyd Free. I actually went back to my car to retrieve a larger stack of about 30 cards I had been lugging for no reason in particular, after Bobbito asked to peep out the first two.
Bobbito Garcia is a Wesleyan grad with, his resume says, 30 years experience playing playground basketball and “running fulls”. He’s also a music buff, a dj and writer. I found a link to him being profiled by Soledad O’Brien on CNN. He said his current project is a film on basketball called “Doin’ It In the Streets” which I cannot wait to see — he sent me a link to a trailer — and I also think that Palo Alto International Film Festival, in its second year – -should reach out to Bobbito and try to get the Bay Area premier.
I’m just saying.
Check this out, meanwhiles: music by Spam All Stars called “City of Progress”:
another thing: we were looking at a Walt Frazier card –it is Topps 1974 I think, Clyde was in Cleveland – and he pointed out to his friend Rolando that Frazier was not wearing Pumas — he knew there was something else the guy was into temporarily. And I had just bought a pair of black Pumas from Aaron Biner’s “Premier” on Ramona Street in Palo Alto 94301 yo and actually went in their yesterday my 48th birthday and bought from Trang Nguyen a slightly dated OBEY hat – to sort of self-goof — I mean Shepard Fairey is cool but kind of passe — I did with Rob Syrett’s help MAL SHARPE HAS A POSSE in 2009 — so I always look funny at some young hipster with OBEY on, or I am cynical or skeptical about Talenthouse on Emerson in Palo Alto claiming to PAPAC that they want to sponsor something in the community and will bring in Shepherd Fairey to work with the kids. Um, ask Justin Giarla, or um, even the hipster, what did I call them, hipster spooks at Palantir have moved on to Dabs and Mylo, but I am off topic. Big ups (do people say that still?) or mazel tov to Mr. Garcia and his film. My mouth to God’s um killer crossover or behind the ear.
eta: I bought my Pumas in June, here’s a link, then a couple months later they called and gave me the WCF signed ball they had in in-store display, which I then got Mildred Howard and other people from “Clear Story” story to sign, but not Sid Espinosa who was posing with so many others I was waiting my opening. And noting that both Bobby and Sid our Wesleyans I may have to track down our ex-Mayor and get him to belatedly sign the game ball from that day and ask him if he’ll help bring “Doin’ It” to Palo Alto. I’m just saying>”Doin it”>I’m just doin’ it>Do it>Just Do it>consider it done. Watch me now watch me now: