Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
John Binder is an internet radio DJ at Radio Valencia. It's one of those oh-so-San Francisco gigs, one that springs from his love of music. But John also loves San Francisco, the city he's called home since the 1990s.
In Part 1, John shares a series of observations and stories about life in the city. His is a fresh take, because despite more than two decades here, he's not skeptical or a curmudgeon.
John works part-time at a hospital, but music is the biggest part of his life. Whether it's the venue calendars he stays up to date on, the hundreds of shows in San Francisco he's been to, the thousands of records he owns, or his show, Tighten Up Your Wig!, music is, as John puts it, a good friend. Part 2 is all about John's love of music.
Side note: If you happen to know when the Hemlock Tavern opened, please let us know.
We recorded this podcast in March 2018 in John's apartment in downtown San Francisco.