Video: 16th Street BART Station Cellist Killing It

Does anyone know this cellist at the 16th Street BART station? I’ve seen him a handful of times and finally got a quick clip this weekend. I also love this quartet at Powell Street station. And for a different flavor, here’s Adrian rocking out at Powell station too.

Thanks, Mr. Cellist, for making our day!

Doves keep crying for Prince in Muni graffiti

Kind of looks like Kurt Vonnegut drew this… #muni #sfmuni #graffiti #ripprince #prince

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Heaven will never be the same now that Prince has joined the ranks, and the mourning continues down here on Earth for The Purple One. Thank you @lanceblastoff for snapping this Kurt Vonnegut-esque graffiti on Muni. We’re still playing that bit of “Kiss” from the one-woman band/mime at Muni Diaries Live, and hoping that raspberry beret will always have a special meaning.

By the way, out of all the Prince live show clips, this one from Afropunk will really blow your mind as Prince kicks serious ass on every single instrument on stage.

Video: ChrisO tells of a chance encounter on Muni

ChrisO is a musician and hair stylist at Honeycomb Salon in Noe Valley who has an impressive record collection. He regaled the Muni Diaries Live crowd a few weeks ago with a story of running into someone he knew from a past life on the bus, and you’ll have to watch the video to see what he found out.

“I was taking the 19-Polk bus for the first time. In 2003, the buses that were used for the 19 line were the most florescent light-flickering, brownish yellowy interior-having, murdery buses in the whole city. They just looked like you were gonna die on them. We all get on the bus and I notice there is this guy staring at me. I thought: Is this like a “Cruising me to have sex thing, or pretending to cruise me to have sex thing so you can kill me?”

Do you have a Muni story of your own or know someone who can spin a great tale? Email us and pitch your story at muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com!

BART seat hogs will be fined up to $500

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Attention, inconsiderate people: BART just voted to fine riders who take up more than one seat during commute hours. BART director Joel Keller proposed the policy, which he says was prompted by seeing a rude young rider on BART.

Here’s how the fines will work, according to the San Francisco Business Times:

The board voted 5 to 4 to enact the measure, which will fine riders who are caught using more than one seat $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second and $500 for repeat offenses. It will be enforced during BART’s peak hours, 6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The San Francisco Business Times also says that “the new rule will go into effect once the BART police develop an enforcement policy that is approved by the board,” so it could be a little while before you see the policy in action.

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One-woman band/mime honors Prince with Muni love story

Prince and love go together, and here’s a Muni Diaries Live memory honoring The Purple One. Back in 2012, Mahsa and Elyse met on Muni due to a little incident involving a lost wallet (you should definitely check out their story here). Months later, Mahsa, the one-woman band/mime and Elyse delighted the audience at Muni Diaries Live by retelling their story in kill-me cute Dr. Seuss-like rhyme. Then Mahsa covered Prince’s “Kiss” while Elyse broke out into twirl on stage.

Thank you, Prince, for giving new meaning to doves, the raspberry beret, and everything lovely.

Featured photo by April Malvino

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