With bicycles, buses, ferries, planes, rideshares, sidewalks, subways, taxis, and trains at Angelenos’ disposal, why would any sane person choose car dependency? Nobody Drives in LA celebrates sense and sensibility in transportation. There are five Metro rail projects currently under construction in Los Angeles: the Crenshaw Line, the Expo Line, the Gold Line, the Purple Line, and the Regional … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the Regional Connector Transit Corridor
Even More One Album Wonders
The vinyl LP was introduced by Columbia Records in 1948 but the 45 inch single remained the primary market for the music industry until the dawn of the album era, which began in the mid-1960s. During that period, for any number of reasons, many fine musical acts released only one studio album -- Perfect for completists on a budget! This series examines … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Trader Horne’s Morning Way
The vinyl LP was introduced by Columbia Records in 1948 but the 45 inch single remained the primary market for the music industry until the dawn of the album era, which began in the mid-1960s. In that era, for any number of reasons, many fine musical acts released only one studio album. This series looks at some of my favorite "one album … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Brett Smiley’s Breathlessly Brett
More One Album Wonders More great (if obscure) bands whose entire musical statements can be fit on a single, 12" circle of vinyl.
One Album Wonders When I discover a brilliant band with a huge catalog, my excitement is mixed with annoyance because suddenly I find myself having to take the time to expose myself to hours and hours of new music and, if I like it, more money than I have on acquiring said music. How … Continue reading One Album Wonders
Anaheim is a city widely recognized for being the home of Disneyland, one of the best-known and most visited tourist attractions in the world. The sprawling city, by area the second largest in Orange County, is also home to many other less-visited places, such as Little Arabia, a locally-beloved and highly visible concentration of Arab … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Anaheim’s Little Arabia
Gorillasploitation - Giant Gorilla Movies Gorillasploitation -- movies with rampaging psycho killer (and occasionally gentle) giant gorillas. Collect them all!
GROUND TOUR OF THE NORTHEAST AND QUEBEC - PHILADELPHIA The author in Philadelphia (image courtesy Una Zipagan) I recently visited Philadelphia for the first time as a stop on a sort of Grand Tour of the Northeast and Quebec, which I undertook following my sister's graduation from Princeton. To date, the only states that I haven't visited in … Continue reading Where Fools Fear to Tread — A Philadelphia Snapshot