August 24, 2007
Transcripts for Sparkletack’s 2-part “Story of Treasure Island” podcast series are now online at the website of the upcoming Treasure Island Music Festival (September 15th-16th).
And why are they there? Well, the inspiration for the series originally came in an email from Bill Rousseau of Noise Pop Industries. He simply asked if I would write a short history of Treasure Island for the festival’s website. Since the event will actually be held on the island, he thought a little historical perspective would help people enjoy their experience out there in the middle of the bay.
I had to agree. I’m a huge fan of Noise Pop anyway — their amazing music festivals have been expanding San Francisco minds and ears for fifteen years already. But what was even more appealing was the fact that I didn’t know the first thing about the island!
The simple write-up Bill requested expanded dramatically as I started to dig in… and as with just about any San Francisco story, there was more to tell than I could have ever imagined.
So I learned a thing or two, and I invite you to share. Enjoy!