All politics are local. At least, our politics are local, here at Sacramento Current. That means we sometimes get into granular detail about issues before the local school board, or the blow by blow at City Hall, or we’ll spend a show critiquing the local media scene.
It also means we put a high value on all things local. The small restaurant over the chain, the local rock band over the corporate radio station. We’re firm believers in the mantra, “Sacramento ought to be more like Sacramento.”
That’s why we invited Mr Brian Guido (Mr Guido Guido to his friends), into the studio this week.
Guido is one of the founders of Sacramento Bacon Fest. He launched the event back in January–along with my co-worker, SN&R editor Nick Miller–in order to help showcase Sacramento’s great and unique restaurants.
It was more successful than anyone first guessed, and has spawned follow-up events, like this BLT week, happening right now, and the BLT bike crawl this Saturday. The proceeds of which will go to help fund the Center for Land Based Learning, in Winters, which is a whole other cool story we should get into one day.
Guido is a local music guy as well as a local food guy. He was guitarist for locally famous Grub Dog, and later his own band The Regulars, and more recently has been playing drums in a group called 50-Watt Heavy.
This is probably the least political episode we’ve done so far. And yet, it seems to fit right in. The intro and outro music is “Driving down J Street,” by the Regulars.