Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freed Willy: A Musical Tribute to the Ocean Beach Whale

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 9:10 AM


It's been a rough summer for whales in the Bay Area. A humpback died near the Farallon Islands in July, a cargo ship killed a minke whale near the Port of Oakland last week, and yesterday a dead 35-footer washed up on Ocean Beach between Kirkham and Lawton.

Leviathan, we hardly knew ye! Let's observe a moment of silence for our cetacean visitor. Then, after the jump, several moments of thematically appropriate sound.

Lou Reed "The Last Great American Whale"

Surfer Blood "Swim (To Reach the End)"

Or, the Whale "Life and Death at Sea" (live)

Radiohead "High and Dry"

Orbital "Beached"

Preston School of Industry "Whalebones"

Fila Brazilia "Blubber Plinth"

Real Estate "Beach Comber"

Islands "Where There's A Will There's A Whalebone"

Yes "Don't Kill The Whale"

Outkast "Wailin'"

Led Zeppelin "Moby Dick"

Washed Up Out "Smell Feel It All Around"

Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown and @dlb
  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Daniel Levin Becker


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"