Bridgeway Payphone Project

Hello, Bridgeway Payphone Project. We told you of our commit to the Sausalito community and the talented artists who live and work here. We are pleased to have yet another way for our this great community to be represented  in a unique way. Go, and have a listen for yourself.

01

Harriet Goes West

So name is Harriet but they call me HB Cool. And my others names that I invented for myself are Jaws Manhattan, Alfalfa Vicious, and Durable Pleasant.

Oh, I’ve lived here for 45 years. I grew up in Brooklyn what was called the Midwood section. And my parents were very, very proper. You know, my dad had his hat and his long coat and my mom never wore a pair of pants in her life, so she was always dressed up. And I was very out there. You know, my mom, she’d always get nervous about wh...

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So name is Harriet but they call me HB Cool. And my others names that I invented for myself are Jaws Manhattan, Alfalfa Vicious, and Durable Pleasant.

Oh, I’ve lived here for 45 years. I grew up in Brooklyn what was called the Midwood section. And my parents were very, very proper. You know, my dad had his hat and his long coat and my mom never wore a pair of pants in her life, so she was always dressed up. And I was very out there. You know, my mom, she’d always get nervous about what I would or wouldn’t do.

But I had the best childhood in my life. Brooklyn was fantastic.

When I got out of Brooklyn College, it was June of ’67, and I had just turned 20, and I was already done. What happened was my parents gave me a gift to come out for the summer, so I originally got here summer of 1967.

My brother, he was in the Village in the 60s going to NYU, and he said to me, “Sister, you should go to Sausalito.” And that was like my whole life changed. And you know it was crazy because I had no intention of moving here or anything, but the minute … I’ll tell you what did it. I swear to you, when you go over the Golden Gate Bridge, when you go over that bridge and you see those green hills, and you see that tunnel, I said to myself, “Oh my god.” It was magic. It was just like being home.

And look, I come from brick. I’m not like a nature person at all, so it’s ironic and crazy that this means so much to me, this view.

I was living in the Sausalito hotel for $60 a month. When they raised it to $70, I couldn’t afford to stay, so I moved to Casa Madrona.

You know, I’m like smoking weed. I mean like you know, I meet this guy, then I meet another guy. I mean, it was just all crazy. And the people were fantastic. I mean, in 1967 the people who were here, it was just a really incredible open welcoming group.

You know, they were very hip without being hip. They weren’t phony’s. There were a lot of artists, a lot of really good artists.

I hung out at the No Name, okay, and the first time anybody gave me any coke was in the No Name. In the bathroom. And I wrote him a little poem. I said he’s a modern day song and dance man with a sword instead of a cane. His music is only played in bathrooms and it dances for the insane.

I’ve also had my first acid trip. The same guy who gave me that hit of coke.

I used to write my poems on the patio on cocktail napkins and that’s how my first book got published.

You know, I always wrote, but when I was here it was just like I’m never gonna stop. This is what I wanna do. And it was so conducive. You know, when the Sweetwater first opened, I remember writing a poem called I’m not gonna bother with a milvalley rock-a-baby cowboy blues. I wrote about that. I wrote about the drug scene.

I can’t even. It was pure magic.

You know, it was just great times, and then there were new great times. You meet new people. A lot of my friends now are very young. It’s crazy. I call them the little whippersnappers.

And it’s definitely different, but you still have this little pocket of people who are still so cool and so lovely. So you just gotta go with the flow. I mean, nothing’s gonna stay the way it was. Like I say, the alabaster proof of that night on the roof, came ever so slowly like laid bricks in time. In fury and nostalgia. Your brain or mine?

That’s it. That’s how I feel. You know.

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02

So Much Happiness

It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact that you o...

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It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house and now live over a quarry of noise and dust cannot make you unhappy. Everything has a life of its own, it too could wake up filled with possibilities of coffee cake and ripe peaches, and love even the floor which needs to be swept, the soiled linens and scratched records…

Since there is no place large enough to contain so much happiness, you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you into everything you touch. You are not responsible. You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit for the moon, but continues to hold it, and share it, and in that way, be known. –Naomi Shihab Nye

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03

Jeremy At Sea


I like in the little blue one at the end. It’s not exactly what I call a houseboat, but I’ve been on it for 18 years, and it’s quite homey.

What you see is a 26 foot Columbia sail boat that used to run around the bay until I bought it, and then because I’m not much of a sailor sailor when it comes to sails up and all that stuff, I just use it to live on, and I’ve been living here for 18 years. It’s very cozy.

It’s a bit of a mess. Sorry abou...

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I like in the little blue one at the end. It’s not exactly what I call a houseboat, but I’ve been on it for 18 years, and it’s quite homey.

What you see is a 26 foot Columbia sail boat that used to run around the bay until I bought it, and then because I’m not much of a sailor sailor when it comes to sails up and all that stuff, I just use it to live on, and I’ve been living here for 18 years. It’s very cozy.

It’s a bit of a mess. Sorry about that. It’s tidier than it usually is.

Well, the very front is my bedroom, which is called the V-berth, because it’s shaped like a V. And you have to skinny at the top end because it goes down to two feet. And this is where I do my computer work or whatever work I gotta do. And eat. I have a one burner stove and electric frying pan. That’s it. Pretty much anything you wanna make, once they get hot. You fry everything up in a frying pan. And I steam, all my veggies, I steam in here. It’s easy. Just cut them up and put them in there and turn this on and that does a lot of work.

And I have a little refrigerator here. I’ve had it for years and years. It must be 20 years, that refrigerator.

And that’s it. There’s not much else.

I was 16 years old and I run away from a nasty farm job in Canada and joined the brand new Canadian Navy. I did five years in the Navy and then I got out of that and then I joined the American Air Force.

After that, I came to California. I drove my old ’62 rambler down the coast and lived in Golden Gate Park, and this is when you could still do things like that. And then I discovered Sausalito.

There were no tourists. Just a little town. And there’s grocery stores downtown. There’s a Woolworths. And I was gone for years and years again after that. And I went back to being a marine engineer for Greenpeace. And Sea Shepard, which got pretty hairy because we ram ships and sank them and did all that kind of stuff, which was great fun.

Mind you, you got into a little bit of trouble if they caught you. I did a couple more trips with Sea Shepard and got into terrible trouble, and then I had to go hide for a while. I came back to Sausalito and hid out.

And then so that’s when I bought another sailboat to go anchor out, and I anchored out for a while, and then I just started the boat up and drove it in here.

I’ve never lived on land. I was living in airplanes or I was living on boats. I mean, I’ve been on boats all my life.

You’re so much more in touch with the reality of life, because every minute the tide is running. You gotta be aware of this, beware of that. It leaks in the boat. It’s just … you can’t compare the difference between a house. I couldn’t live in a house.

You can feel it move at night, and then sometimes you have to hand on in case you get thrown out of bed. You know, that’s just a different way of life.

You’re involved with nature so much more. I mean, you see seals and all the different birds and the fish, and then you can feel the world.

I think you live a lot longer if you live on the water. No stress. No worries. Yeah, so it’s a great life.

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04

A Salty Soundscape


An immersive audio postcard of Sausalito sound…You’ll have to go and listen to this one. Try number 4 on the payphone.

05

From Madame Mayor


It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact tha...

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It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house and now live over a quarry of noise and dust cannot make you unhappy. Everything has a life of its own, it too could wake up filled with possibilities of coffee cake and ripe peaches, and love even the floor which needs to be swept, the soiled linens and scratched records…

Since there is no place large enough to contain so much happiness, you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you into everything you touch. You are not responsible. You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit for the moon, but continues to hold it, and share it, and in that way, be known. –Naomi Shihab Nye

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06

The Perfect Pie Shell


3 tlb Organic granulated Sugar
24oz Organic All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 lb Organic Cold Unsalted Butter / Cubed
3 Organic Egg Yolks
1 cup Ice Water

1) Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

2) Cut cold butter into small cubes, keep cold.

3) Combine water and ice for 5 min. Strain off 1 cup, then mix in 3 egg yolks.

When ready to mix your dough: I prefer to use a Kitchen Aide mixer with a paddle attachment. You may also use a lar...

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3 tlb Organic granulated Sugar
24oz Organic All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 lb Organic Cold Unsalted Butter / Cubed
3 Organic Egg Yolks
1 cup Ice Water

1) Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

2) Cut cold butter into small cubes, keep cold.

3) Combine water and ice for 5 min. Strain off 1 cup, then mix in 3 egg yolks.

When ready to mix your dough: I prefer to use a Kitchen Aide mixer with a paddle attachment. You may also use a large bowl and a pastry cutter if you do not have a mixer.

Remove the small cubed butter from the refrigerator and add to the dry ingredients while the paddle is mixing on low. Once the butter is crumbly into the dry ingredients and the pea size pieces have reduced in size by half at least then slowly drizzle the ice water and egg yolk mixture into the butter and dry mixture. Don’t over mix and make sure that the dough remains shaggy, not fully coming together.

The final few stirs in the bowl is done by hand so turn off the mixer at this point and remove the bowl.

With your hands turn the dough from bottom to top insuring that there are no overly dry areas or larger butter chunks. Break these up with your hand gently and if seeming dry add another Tlb. of cold water then press gently into a loose ball. Lay out a large piece of wax paper or plastic wrap on the work station, then gently place the loose ball into the center, tightly wrapping up the ball then pressing firmly down on the wrapped package to spread out dough evenly. Place package into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or better yet over night.

When rolling out the dough for a pie shell or a galette shell use a lightly floured surface and work with your dough as cold as possible. 9 oz dough ball will yield 1 ea 9” pie.

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07

Song Title “Captain”


Listen to music by El Cajon, the album is called “Meteor”. Hear more of their amazing music at www.elcajonmusic.com or go out to the payphone and press number 7. Happy Listening.

08

Ode to Sausalito


It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact tha...

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It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything. Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing, and disappears when it wants to. You are happy either way. Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house and now live over a quarry of noise and dust cannot make you unhappy. Everything has a life of its own, it too could wake up filled with possibilities of coffee cake and ripe peaches, and love even the floor which needs to be swept, the soiled linens and scratched records…

Since there is no place large enough to contain so much happiness, you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you into everything you touch. You are not responsible. You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit for the moon, but continues to hold it, and share it, and in that way, be known. –Naomi Shihab Nye

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09

Search & Find


1. It’s time for your journey

We hope you can think on your feet
As you walk to this little gem
Where DiCaprio and Winslet might eat….

2. I guess we can consider

This place the 1st leg
And if you want to cover it
Go inside ahead….

3. A good place for the kids to see

Same name as a song
From the late 60’s
Unique animal puppets
Hello Kitty for the muppets
Souvenirs if you’ve got a guest
This place is...

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1. It’s time for your journey

We hope you can think on your feet
As you walk to this little gem
Where DiCaprio and Winslet might eat….

2. I guess we can consider

This place the 1st leg
And if you want to cover it
Go inside ahead….

3. A good place for the kids to see

Same name as a song
From the late 60’s
Unique animal puppets
Hello Kitty for the muppets
Souvenirs if you’ve got a guest
This place is one of the best…..

4. As you continue on your mission
You might want something for the kitchen
Or if that noise is your growling stomach
These sandwiches hit the top of the summit….

5. Maybe dinner is more to your taste

And a trip to Italy
Is too hard to make
Then duck beneath this awning of blue
Authentic Italian food is waiting for you…..

Find this place and a surprise is yours to keep.

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