Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Fortunately, one of my tasks of the day was starting a 7 hour backup which can execute without human intervention. During the backup I took a break and headed over to the Eastside Alliance Malcolm X Jazz Festival, my favorite Oakland festival, great music and poetry plus a mellow crowd with familiar faces. I ran into an acquaintance from elementary school, that doesn't happened everyday!
I missed Amiri Baraka, but was able to see Black Dot Collective and the Brown Fellinis. Friends, conversation, entertainment and warm weather......that's how to spend a Saturday.