Monday, September 3, 2012
Chestnut Street, San Francisco:
When Jerry & I first moved to San Francisco we signed a lease for an apartment on Van Ness & O'Farrell, on the edge of the Tenderloin. It was dirty, run down and noisy but we needed to find something cheap and it fit the bill. It wasn't until after we settled into our flat that we took our first long exploratory stroll to other parts of the city.
We headed north on Van Ness and took a left turn onto Chestnut Street (in the Marina) and suddenly the streets were clean, the buildings were charming, the shops inviting and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. That first day of exploring the Marina inspired Jerry to write this award winning song. Enjoy!