We sadly have to take a break from Grunge week to honor the man himself, Jimmy Buffett.
And that’s the way we start CH Week. My theme this week is music that formed my soundtrack to my recent trip to a conference in San Diego, which I followed with five days out in the Mojave & Sonoran deserts.
Let’s start with a sonic tribute to the drive I took up the coast from UCSD in La Jolla to Colima’s Mexican Food Oceanside. Surf rock is just what we need — we’ll pass three locations mentioned in “Surfin’ U.S.A.” — but let’s make it Latin-inflected in honor of the destination. The route runs straight along the coast, formerly the southernmost portion of Old US-101, now variously called County Route S21, N Torrey Pines Road, Camino del Mar, Highway 101, and North Coast Highway. It’s a beautiful drive — easily worth the extra 15 minutes it’ll take compared to a run up the Five.
Colima’s was the first place I think I can say I had “real” Mexican food, unless we count items made for family meals by dishwashers and prep cooks in various kitchens across the Cities. The Chicano guys in my unit preferred Colima’s to all other local options, and revisiting the hefty Baja and carnitas tacos confirmed they are every bit as delicious as they were sixteen years ago. ¡Gracias por la comida, amigos!
Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist for The Ventures, passed away last month.
It's Friday, so let's let our hair down. (Literally for me, maybe metaphorically for most of you.)
I rely heavily on the WGOM to introduce me to new and interesting music, and this strategy definitely serves me well these days. Every once in a while I try to seek out music from other sources. I came across Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles at NPR's First Listen this week and was intrigued. However, they have no recent videos on YouTube. Fortunately, Cleveland is also guitarist in singer in La Luz. So here you go!
See the top of the hill there? That's the middle of the week. Here's something to get you over the top.
now that's how you end a twins game.