San Francisco is composed of an eclectic, heterogeneous mix of people, cultures, thoughts, traditions, and ideas – a place where free expression and open discourse are not only allowed, but actively encouraged. This consummate openness (and the resulting convergence of thought and acceptance it brings) helped transform the region into an incubator for innovation, attracting thousands of talented individuals worldwide to add their forward-thinking ideas to the mix.
For all its prestige, this city has its lingering complexities. The recent burst of growth and economic boom that followed is also pushing the cost of living to a breaking point, forcing many good people to look for affordable housing elsewhere (myself included). The situation will eventually balance out, but in the interim I am reflecting on my time in San Francisco with wide eyes and an open heart. This album is my tribute to the city I will always call home, and the fearless residents who make it truly extraordinary.