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NotBlog is Aled Williams’ preferred blogging arena.
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Blogging takes place between San Francisco
and Wales, with Rosie.

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St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick was a Welshman. That aside, the locals like to celebrate the day in a big way. We headed to the Plough & Stars for traditional music, pints of Guinness, and portraits of Gavin Henson. Sláinte! (more…)

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As addictive as Craic

Nightlife

Nightlife at the Academy of Science means an evening of albino alligators, live music, planetariums, drinks and aquariums. Lovely to have the folks back in town too! (more…)

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Claude

Smith Farm Pumpkin Fest

A day out with Nadav and Yocheved to the slightly surreal Smith family farm pumpkin festival. We got shouted at by an angry tractor man for walking with our pumpkins, but that's ok, we did some dancing to hide our shame. (more…)

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Violumpkin

Beirut

Beirut at the Independent. Great show - first time I've seen a tuba being played live on stage. (more…)

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Red lights

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

This asexual future-space-alien pretty much sums up Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Kris Kristofferson, Broken Social Scene, Elbow and many more, all for freeeeee... (more…)

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Incredible Records

A legendary record shop in Sebastopol, north of SF - the vintage poster collection is amazing and the walls are a steamin' hunk of music history. (more…)

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Incredible Records

Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent played the Independent and were superb. I've never before walked away from a show thinking 'what an excellent keyboardist', but he was, so I did. Cheers Thomas for the balcony tickets!

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Phosphorescent