We had an "In House" tournament at my BJJ academy last Sunday. I won two and lost two matches which was a lot of fights for a first event! I was extremely sore the next day but enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are the vids of my wins, the first is missing the first 20 seconds or so...
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The 28th of june was my 31st birthday. It fell on a Sunday this year so I made a weekend of it. The David Byrne show at the Greek Theater was the jumping off point, Saturday is a little hazy, but Sunday was a day well spent with friends. We met a Dolores park for a picnic/drinking and toasted my health while getting toasted by the 90º sunny weather.
Thought I was going to do a better job of keeping this updated but oh well...three weeks later
The video below is someone else's capturing of the second encore, "Burning Down The House" from that night at the David Byrne show. I love the Greek theater in Berkeley. It's the best place to see a show that I have ever been. It's just up the hill from the UC campus next to the stadium where the Cal Bears football team plays. When the weather is nice, it's the most perfect venue to see a good band.
"Devotchka" opened for David Byrne and they were a very talented act, with and haunting gypsy sound and a sultry female tuba player holding down the basslines. This four person band manages to play the accordion, violin, guitar, Oud, Souzaphone(big tuba), Stand up bass, trumpet, and percussion instruments in various arrangements to great effect. I recommend you to check them out.