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"awesome eclectic new mix/compilation from a great new indie label, true panther sounds (home of girls, delorean, teengirl fantasy and many other recent indie heavyweights). honoring its hometown (also, my hometown) for its FIRST world series win with a good humanitarian cause to boot…ill let the label do the talking. get listening.”
"A couple of weeks ago the San Francisco Giants defied all odds and expectations and brought THE WORLD SERIES to SF for the first time ever. This year’s Giants, a scraggly and eccentric bunch of dudes that most other teams didn’t want have made us so proud!!!! Needless to say, the city exploded. While True Panther is currently based in New York, the label was started in SF and we left our heart there. Looking at photos (and listening to the police scanner) it felt sad to not be back home surrounded by friends dancing on firetrucks, and celebrating the city with lots of sports and non-sports fans. So we thought we’d join in the celebration and take this opportunity to put a spotlight on the great music scene that is currently marinating there. A late-night idea, some frantic emails and a couple of weeks later we have this great mix of San Francisco musicians (some of whom recorded songs specifically for this compilation) to share with you.
Our jubilation was tempered the day after the World Series victory, when San Francisco passed Proposition L, also known as the Sit/Lie Ordinance. Prop L makes it a crime to sit or lie down on any sidewalk or on top of any object (blanket, lawn chair, milk crate, etc.) from 7am-11pm, punishable by a $100 fine for first offense and up to 30 days in jail for a second. This is a law that in our opinion criminalizes the poor without coming up with solutions but also makes a potential offender out of anyone wanting to relax in a lawnchair in front of their house. While we initially planned on making this compilation available for free, we ultimately decided to charge $1 and donate 100% of the proceeds to the SF Coalition on Homelessness in recognition of their new challenge. We want this contribution to help COHSF continue their outreach, peer support, leadership development, public education, advocacy, and community organizing especially in the wake of an inevitable rise in persecution of the city’s poor.
Thank you to the Bay Area musicians that submitted tracks for this compilation, thank you to the San Francisco Giants for bringing the World Series home, and thank you for listening! GO GIANTS!!!!