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Name: Patrick

City: San Francisco, CA

Patrick was born in San Francisco, but moved to NYC as a child.  He moved back to SF after going to college at Bard, and has lived here for the past 4 years with no current plans of leaving.  He is currently working for a non-profit that publishes digital science journals, which he says is “cool but doesn’t allow me to write about things I’m interested in – i.e., anything but science.”


Patrick describes himself as a “serious music snob (though I try not to be a jerk about it)”, and has been in several bands in the past. After leaving his bandmates behind in NYC, he has become more of a singer-songwriter in SF, which he says takes up “most of his creative energy” at the moment.  Patrick also describes himself as a “reluctant foodie” (“really I just hate the word “foodie”).


posts by this scout:

Brunch at Eats

(Jun 03, 2011) Photo by djedamame My new hood has at least a brunch place per block. There are a lot of good ones, but the spot with the longest ...

Summer Hoops

(May 24, 2011) photo from Refinery29 I just bought myself an open cable sweater kind of like the ones above, but long sleeve. It’s perfect ...

Bridesmaids Looks Good

(May 19, 2011) I haven’t caught the last few Judd Apatow-produced flicks, but the latest, Bridesmaids, looks really good. I’m going ...

Everyday like Noah

(May 04, 2011) Remember that dude named Noah who took a picture of himself every day for six years? Well there’s a new app that will remin...

This Coffee’s Conversation

(May 03, 2011) via keytaykat I’ve been visiting Fourbarrel cafe a lot over the past several weeks, and every single time I’m the...

Miranda July takes on The Future

(Apr 28, 2011) There’s no way I’ll be able to see all the movies I want to see at the SF International Film Festival this year, but ...

A Japan Town Surprise

(Apr 25, 2011) Image by New People I’ve visited at least one Noise Pop event almost every year I’ve lived in San Francisco. I see a f...

The Style of the Advanced

(Apr 22, 2011) This morning a friend linked me to the blog, Advanced Style. Here’s the set up: Photographer Ari Seth Cohen, himself not ver...

Love the new Tune-Yards

(Apr 20, 2011) I first heard Tune-Yards when someone sent me the video for TY’s Bizness. It’s really special. Remember when Biggie ma...

OkCupid Explains Dating

(Apr 19, 2011) via OkCupid I’ve never visited OkCupid in search of a mate – the site started after I was already paired up. But I fi...

Netflix Streaming: The Gateway Drug

(Apr 19, 2011) I recently watched David Lynch’s Elephant Man on Netflix. I probably wouldn’t have watched it had it not appeared in ...

Trying Out Bob’s Burgers

(Apr 19, 2011) I’ve got a very tricky sense of humor, which means that I tend to shy away from anything trying to elicit laughs. I hate Wi...

New Dodos

(Apr 19, 2011) I was so excited to get my hands on the new Dodos album, No Colors. This San Francisco band is one of my very favorites–loc...

Radiohead’s New Full-Length Album

(Mar 11, 2011) When news that your favorite band of all time came out with a full length album that’s downloadable, you know you’re ...

The New Discovery of Old Music

(Mar 08, 2011) This weekend’s soundtrack was provided by a not-so-recent release of a much older record. Abner Jay’s 40-year old fol...

Feist Flick

(Mar 02, 2011) Anthony Seck’s Feist documentary, Look at What the Light Did Now,  is going to be showing at SF’s Noise Pop Festiva...

Ratatat’s Prada Soundtrack is Seductive

(Feb 28, 2011) I love me some Ratatat. I’ve been known to dance around my apartment with Classics on full blast. The warmer the weather, t...

For the Love of Breakfast

(Feb 16, 2011) Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I’m most at home with runny eggs, waffles, steal cut oats, and coffee (no...

Outdoor Music Preferences

(Feb 16, 2011) I would be most interested in seeing Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and KiD CuDi with Ratatat. If I could see any three ba...

Crop Here

(Feb 07, 2011) via Refinery29 I don’t ever have a constant hair style. It’s always some ‘do du jour on the way to another one. ...

Please Vote for Me

(Feb 04, 2011) My boyfriend suggested we watch Please Vote for Me on Netflix after several of my movie choices struck out. (Related: Do not see ...

Park Life

(Feb 02, 2011) Moving to a new hood means finding the new hood-specific art/book/tchotchke shop. In this area, it’s Clement Street’...

Polaroid’s Back. Kind Of.

(Jan 26, 2011) Via Freeparking Some friends of ours got married at City Hall last minute. They gave us 24 hours notice. There were no photographe...

Not the Oprah Show

(Jan 24, 2011) I catch the juiciest, most uncomfortable or outrageous 1 minute, 30-second clips of the Oprah Winfrey Show on the internet when t...

A New Digital Attempt at Long Form Publishing

(Jan 11, 2011) via The Atavist The product is not yet complete, but we’ve been treated to a preview. Evan Ratliff, a writer for the New Yor...

‘Tis the Season for Junk Flicks

(Jan 02, 2011) I went to see Love & Other Drugs. And then, just a few days later, I paid to see the movie Burlesque. I’m not proud of ...

Classic Screen Type

(Dec 28, 2010) via The New York Times The New York Times, in the past few years, has put together some awesome features. Their One in Eight Milli...

Jean Jacket Come Back

(Dec 27, 2010) via Refinery29 I’ve been spotting a bunch of  jean shirts under heavier outerwear lately. I’ve also seen jean jacket...

Summit Would Like the Title of Top Coffee

(Dec 22, 2010) In a neighborhood where three plus coffee shops per block are par for the course, The Summit SF stands out purely for its size. T...

The Right Specs

(Nov 26, 2010) Now that sunglass season is over, it’s time to worry about the spectacles that actually allow you to see. Laying down $400 plu...

Girls Release a New EP

(Nov 23, 2010) There’s something to the hype. With Girls’ new single, “Broken Dreams Club,” they’re proving that their first a...

Drink for Less

(Nov 17, 2010) Photo by Amanda S. Two dollar Lagunitas in the city is just about at low as it gets, and at Bean Bag Cafe, the location isn’...

Some Things in Life Should be Free

(Nov 16, 2010) Paris park with WiFi My computer and I recently visited Paris. The hotel Internet was barely usable, but it was a non-issue becaus...

The Illusionist Lacked a Little Magic

(Nov 15, 2010) The Illusionist is the most recent animated film by Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet. Like his previous work, the ...

Protected: Fast Food Simplicity

(Nov 08, 2010) CoolHaus. Image by Dwell. In-N-Out is the only fast food that I really look forward to. In fact, I don’t think I can say I e...

Clogs Hit the Street

(Nov 01, 2010) Photo by Tavi I have a pair of painted Swedish clogs that have been sitting in my closet for years. With the first whispers of Fal...

A New Uniform for Cyclists

(Oct 29, 2010) Photo by B. Spoke Tailor Although Chrome bags, carabiners, and cut off shorts are ubiquitous in this city, there’s a new mov...

Sufjan Surprise

(Oct 21, 2010) Perhaps he heard worry that his 50 states project—after only two states were completed—might start to sound a little same-y....

Excellent Stay with Airbnb

(Oct 20, 2010) I recently had the good fortune of trying out what the SF startup Airbnb had to offer. The site allows people to rent a room or a...

I Left My Heart in the Red Vic

(Oct 18, 2010) Photo by suprmary I’ve been traveling around a bit lately and in every city I visit, I try to find a little independent movi...

Don’t Call It a Bar Crawl

(Oct 14, 2010) Elbo Room, Photo by seancope Just before San Francisco’s weather changes from Indian Summer to dreary not-quite-Fall, I lik...

In Defense of Mad Men

(Oct 11, 2010) I’m breaking every TV rule I have for Mad Men. I know, I know… loving Peggy and Joan and Don and (oh god!) Roger is in n...

This Social Network Might be Good

(Oct 04, 2010) So I know that the movie is about Facebook (ugh), but The Social Network actually looks really good. David Fincher certainly help...

A Twitter-Powered Magazine

(Oct 01, 2010) If you’re not on Twitter, you probably didn’t participate in 48Hr Magazine’s Issue Zero. Over one weekend in th...

An Alley Evolved

(Sep 23, 2010) Darwin Cafe is tucked in an alley between Bryant and Brannan streets in SOMA. It’s a brand new addition to the side street...

It’s All in the Backpack

(Sep 20, 2010) Messenger bags were never quite my thing, so I’m thankful backpacks are now worn beyond the schoolyard. But how to pick the bes...

A Little Brando in the Evening

(Sep 10, 2010) Young, sweaty Marlon Brando is best consumed in a park on a hot August night. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of those i...

Joanna Newsom Charms Oakland

(Sep 07, 2010) I recently had the pleasure of seeing Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater in Oakland. She played with a pared down version of the ba...

Joe’s of Westlake Takeover

(Sep 02, 2010) Photo by Ms. Atomic We recently found ourselves around a fireplace, slouched in leather bucket seats, sipping insanely cheap marti...

The Importance of Readability

(Aug 20, 2010) I spend all day on the Internet, mostly reading. I’ve had to get glasses. Those flashing and pop-up ads give me a headache...

Scarf Season

(Aug 06, 2010) Photo of MARIANNE T. on Lookbook Held Over, one of the Haight District’s best vintage retailers, has a bin filled with two ...

Isabella Rossellini’s ‘Seduce Me’ Seduces Me

(Jul 29, 2010) I’ve always had a thing for nature shows, but Isabella Rossellini’s kooky low budget skits on animal sex might be my fav...

Festa: An Unlikely Spot for Awesome Karaoke

(Jul 28, 2010) Upstairs in the Japantown mall, wedged between shops that sell tchotchkes or sushi, there’s a special place called Festa. I...

Let Pictory Repeat Itself

(Jul 27, 2010) Pictory homepage Pictory is the perfect passion project. The site’s creator Laura Brunow Miner picks a theme, has people sub...

Solondz tackles ‘Life During War Time’

(Jul 16, 2010) It’s been several years since Todd Solondz’s specific brand of awkward family relations appeared on the big screen. H...

I’ll Take My TV in Bed

(Jul 09, 2010) These days I take my TV in bed, preferably beside my boyfriend. The only action our too big living room flat screen gets these da...

A Portrait of the Artist

(Jul 02, 2010) Fecal Face Jeremy Fish studio visit. Photo by Trippe. I’ve been addicted to Fecal Face‘s Studio Visit feature for a lo...

Gimme Eccentricity: An Ode to Jean-Pierre Jeunet

(Jun 30, 2010) I’m going to see Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s most recent movie, Micmacs, this week. According to SF Chronicle reviewer Mick ...

It’s All in the Bag

(Jun 28, 2010) Fine, it’s a little funny to talk about knits in summer, but I’m convinced that my Salt Water Sandals need a blended ...

Grilled Cheese: Not Like Mom Made

(Jun 23, 2010) I present exhibit A: The Jalapeño Popper grilled cheese made with chèvre, monterey jack, applewood-smoked bacon, and apricot-...