Peter Ellenby’s 20 years of San Francisco indie rock photography is the subject of the book, Every Day Is Saturday.
What was the food highlight of your year?
Top food highlight of the year was moving to Portland Oregon and being able to buy foie gras in restaurants again since it had been banned in California. The foie gras profiteroles at Le Pigeon are insane as is the mousse on the charcuterie board at Little Bird.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Music highlight of the year was the National and Frightened Rabbit show at the Edgefield Winery. A bunch of friends ponied up for a limo to get out there and the show was just amazing. Two bands at the absolute top of their game. It was also a torrential downpour that night and we all got soaked, but there was something magical about being pounded by rain and hearing amazing music. This was especially true during the Frightened Rabbit set. Very emotional music from the damp climes of Scotland.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Music and food best collided when our friend Brian Spangler who owns Apizza Scholls in Portland asked my wife Jeanné Ellenby for a copy of one of her Flaming Lips photos – Wayne in is his hamster ball being held up by the crowd at the Treasure Island Music Festival. When we dropped off print at the restaurant for him he went into the back and brought out a pizza peel that Wayne had drawn some art on during a pizza feed. Their manager lives nearby so they visit the restaurant a lot, as should everybody. The best pizza I have ever had. It was a pretty cool combo of Lips art sitting side by side, all made possible by pizza, music and friendships.