retroactive: The ’59 Sound

Specifics: title: The '59 Sound artist: The Gaslight Anthem release date: August 19, 2008 runtime: 12 songs, 41 minutes 37 seconds I'm a latecomer to The Gaslight party.  It was only last year, 2018, when I listened to them for the first time.  Ironically, I discovered them via an unusual source.  I normally use The Ringer for sports.  I … Continue reading retroactive: The ’59 Sound

Trails to Trudge: Ladder Canyon

Ladder Canyon length: 6.5 miles terrain: dusty, desert canyon with lots of climbing; ladders and ropes are provided to help you through; fairly difficult payoff: one of the most challenging hikes I've done but also the most rewarding; amazing views from the canyon floor and on top of it Author's note: My apologies for the blurry photos. I … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Ladder Canyon

steez you can hear vol.25

Playlist for the week of 8/12/19: So for this week I was inspired by Chance the Rapper's list of his favorite songs.  I kept the genre to rap only (rock/alternative music will follow next week).  This list contains tracks that I loved immediately as well as tracks that have stood the test of time … Continue reading steez you can hear vol.25

Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai

Fox Canyon Trail Length: 2.8 miles Terrain: hard packed dirt trail with a steady incline; moderate difficulty Payoff: beautiful views of the city of Ojai Fox Canyon Trail is a very straightforward, moderately difficult trail to trudge.  I was visiting one of my best friends in the city of Ojai and he mentioned hiking in the Valley View … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai