retroactive: “London Calling” by The Clash

Specifics: release date: December 14, 1979 members: Mick Jones (guitar/vocals), Joe Strummer (vocals/rhythm guitar), Paul Simonon (bass/vocals), Topper Headon (drums/percussion) runtime: 65 minutes ...before we get into the rankings, I want to talk about discovering this album for th first time.  For most of my life, I discovered music on my own. Most of the … Continue reading retroactive: “London Calling” by The Clash

Round 2: Requiem for a Dream

     All season Celtics fans waited with baited breath for our team to emerge.  The true version of the Boston Celtics.  Ultimately, it was just a dream.  A season full of unmet expectations and day-to-day emotional turmoil mercifully ended in 5 games at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the semi-finals.  … Continue reading Round 2: Requiem for a Dream

Sneaker Sunday: Nike pg3

     This is my second consecutive "Sneaker Sunday" focusing on a performance basketball sneaker; but I think it's worth it.  As I've stated before, my feet take the most abuse and having good, supportive footwear is critical to my on-court safety and success.  My last post focused on a basketball shoe that I immediately … Continue reading Sneaker Sunday: Nike pg3

Trails to Trudge: Etiwanda Falls

Etiwanda Falls, North Etiwanda Preserve: length: 3 miles terrain: well-paved trail conditions; mostly uphill payoff: waterfall; satisfying hike with good scenery throughout Etiwanda Falls was a trail I'd been trying to hit for awhile and one Friday, I just decided to take a day off and do it.  The trail is nice and easy and is good … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Etiwanda Falls

Sneaker Sunday: Nike SB Air Force II Low “Foamposite”

      Throughout my life, I've been known to buy some "wild" shoes.  I have puke green Nike stabs, bright red crawfish dunk lows even purple and green dunk highs. For me, the brighter the shoe, the more I want it...even if I never wear it.  When I saw this particular sneaker coming up … Continue reading Sneaker Sunday: Nike SB Air Force II Low “Foamposite”