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Los Angeles News Group breaking news coverage of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino

Friday, January 15, 2016, 16:06
Section: Journalism

Initially created for internal use, but probably interesting to others. It was a pretty grim exercise reliving all of this over the course of two hours or so.



iPod Top 100: 2015

Friday, January 1, 2016, 19:18
Section: Arts & Entertainment

“Daddy, what’s an ‘iPod?’”

“It’s like an iPhone that could hold a fraction of the data, only contained songs and was controlled by a plastic wheel.”

“Be serious, Daddy.”

At this point, the name is tradition, though.

1. “We Only Come Out at Night” - The Sugar Stems
2. “I Wanna Get Better” - Bleachers
3. “Renegades” - The Young Evils
4. “Bridge to Hawaii” - Tacocat
5. “Pedestrian at Best” - Courtney Barnett
6. “All Your Favorite Bands” - Dawes
7. “West Coast” - Lana Del Rey
8. “Life Rips” - Mommy Long Legs
9. “California Nights” - Best Coast
10. “Shambala” - Three Dog Night
11. “I Love L.A.” - Randy Newman
12. “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” - Ruby Friedman Orchestra
13. “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” - Courtney Barnett
14. “Ex’s & Oh’s” - Elle King
15. “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” - Old 97’s
16. “Black Magic” - Prom Queen
17. “A New Wave” - Sleater-Kinney
18. “Back to the Shack” - Weezer
19. “Feeling Ok” - Best Coast
20. “Restless Year” - Ezra Furman
21. “Go!” - Public Service Broadcasting
22. “R U Mine?” - Arctic Monkeys
23. “The Fish Aren’t Biting Today” - David Allen Coe
24. “Simplicity” - Macroform
25. “Stalking Legs” - The Shivas
26. “Hammerhead Shark” - David Lee Roth
27. “All I Want is to Be Your Girl” - Holly Miranda
28. “I Wanna Be Yours” - Arctic Monkeys
29. “TV” - Colleen Green
30. “7:30 A.M.” - Slothrust
31. “Paul Newman” - The Fontaines
32. “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl” - Veruca Salt
33. “Arabella” - Arctic Monkeys
34. “Over the Ocean” - Best Coast
35. “Honeymoon” - Lana Del Rey
36. “Sugar” - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
37. “No. 1 Party Anthem” - Arctic Monkeys
38. “In My Room” - Best Coast
39. “An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)” - Courtney Barnett
40. “I Love Beach Music” - The Embers
41. “Moment” - Ever so Android
42. “Don’t Wanna Lose” - Ex Hex
43. “Papaya” - Quitapenas
44. “Why Go to War” - William Onyeabor
45. “Knee Socks” - Arctic Monkeys
46. “Feeling of Love” - Best Coast
47. “Aqua Profunda!” - Courtney Barnett
48. “I’m In Your Mind” - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
49. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” - Lorde
50. “De Día y de Noche” - Los Straitjackets
51. “Stoned and Starving” - Parquet Courts
52. “Do It” - Tuxedo
53. “I Want It Tall” - Arctic Monkeys
54. “Violent Shiver” - Benjamin Booker
55. “Fine Without You” - Best Coast
56. “Midnight In Her Eyes” - The Black Keys
57. “Country House” - Blur
58. “Gangsta” - Bushwalla
59. “Dead Fox” - Courtney Barnett
60. “Oh Well, Pt. 1 (Live)” - Fleetwood Mac
61. “High By the Beach” - Lana Del Rey
62. “Magia Blanca” - Los Straitjackets
63. “Wildfires” - Mariachi El Bronx
64. “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” - The Mountain Goats
65. “Wagon Wheel” - Old Crow Medicine Show
66. “Valle Moreno” - Quitapenas
67. “Summer Nights” - Van Halen
68. “Snap Out of It” - Arctic Monkeys
69. “Sweet Little Angel (Live)” - B.B. King
70. “Make You Mine” - Best Coast
71. “Debbie Downer” - Courtney Barnett
72. “Baker Street” - Gerry Rafferty
73. “Just Call Me” - Gospel Machine
74. “Nightclubbing” - Iggy Pop
75. “Hey Lupe” - Los Straitjackets
76. “Return Back” - Macroform
77. “The Race for Space” - Public Service Broadcasting
78. “Me Llevaba” - Quitapenas
79. “Dim the Lights” - Wild Ones
80. “One for the Road” - Arctic Monkeys
81. “2^25,000:1 Against and Falling” - Beardyman
82. “When Will I Change” - Best Coast
83. “Hard Row” - The Black Keys
84. “There’s No Other Way” - Blur
85. “Parklife” - Blur
86. “Elevator Operator” - Courtney Barnett
87. “You Are Doing” - Macroform
88. “Gagarin” - Public Service Broadcasting
89. “Os Quitapenas” - Quitapenas
90. “The Commander Thinks Aloud” - The Long Winters
91. “Fireside” - Arctic Monkeys
92. “Heaven Sent” - Best Coast
93. “No Trust” - The Black Keys
94. “Depreston” - Courtney Barnett
95. “1/2 2 P” - The I Don’t Cares
96. “Loco Te Patina el Coco” - Los Straitjackets
97. “Seeing in Purple” - Macroform
98. “Sputnik” - Public Service Broadcasting
99. “Guayabo” - Quitapenas
100. “Mad Sounds” - Arctic Monkeys

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Books read, 2015

Friday, January 1, 2016, 17:41
Section: Arts & Entertainment

So, this is an improvement over the last two years, but only just: I managed to read 15 books in the last year. Let’s see if I can reach the dizzying heights of 16 books in a single year in 2016.

Jan. 27: The Frood by Jem Roberts
Jan. 27: Declare by Tim Powers
Feb. 27: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
March 13: Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber
April 22: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas
July 21: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Aug. 29: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
Sept. 1.: Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber
Sept. 28: Realms: The Roleplaying Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
Sept. 29: Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories
Oct. 13: Doctor Who: City of Death
Oct. 16: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Nov. 27: Gnomes by Wil Huygen
Dec. 14: Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink
Dec. 30: Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett



Inland Regional Center memorial in San Bernardino

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 17:46
Section: Journalism



Trona, California

Monday, October 26, 2015, 17:48
Section: Journalism

My #Trona feature, with photos and video by @micah_e, is now online. Read it at SBSun.com. ???? #journalism

A photo posted by Beau Yarbrough (@lby3) on

Read the full story at the San Bernardino Sun.


 








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