On an uncharacteristically sunny Sunday in San Francisco, a skeletal hand released a needle onto the crackly ridges of Bauhaus’s “Bela Lagosi’s Dead.” Ghouls flocked from the far reaches of their cavernous haunt to the stage as the lights dimmed over the oldies section. The omnipresent CLACK-CLACK-CLACK of browsing slowed to a near stop. It could mean nothing else…it was time for Amoeba San Francisco’s annual Halloween employee costume contest!
The festivities were led by the musical styling of DJ Tay the Ripper (also known as Security Taylor). Luckily, Tay the Ripper was able to take off time from his busy schedule of murder and mayhem to spin spooky songs all afternoon. The set was perfectly chosen to get everyone in the mood for a fierce costume competition. And fierce it was. Kaitlin, our mistress of ceremonies for the afternoon, rallied the ghoulish group together and brought them out one by one.
First up was Willie as "Beavis, from down the block."
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire comes to Oakland 10/24! DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, hand-made crafts, music, , and much more! More info.
Before the in-store, we had the pleasure of interviewing Die Antwoord. Check out this clip on YouTube.
A random item of note for indie rock fans: She & Him's Zooey Deschanel will be singing "God Bless America" in the 7th inning stretch at AT&T Park! While she may not reach the heights of Whitney Houston's famous rendition of "Star Spangled Banner" back in 1991, Zooey's no doubt gonna be putting those pipes to the test! And whatever will the fashion plate wear?! Tune in to find out!