My latest mix is called “Kill My World - A shimmering Mandala of psychedelic pop, rock and folk.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. The New Phoenix - “Give To Me Your Love” (US, 1968)
  2. Michael Angelo - "Flight of Pegasus" (US, 1977)
  3. Sachiko Kanenobu - “I Remember” (Japan, 1972)
  4. Tony, Caro and John - “Waltz For A Spaniel” (UK, 1972)
  5. Bonnie Dobson - “Light of Love” (US, 1970)
  6. Richard Twice - “Your Love Like Heaven Be” (US, 1970)
  7. Mata Hari - “Easy” (Australia, 197?)
  8. Happy End - “Ashita Tenki ni Naare” (Japan, 1971)
  9. Pretty Things - “Trust” (UK, 1968)
  10. The Millennium - “I'm With You” (US, 1968)
  11. David Crosby - “Laughing” (US, 1971)
  12. Autumn - “Kill My World (excerpt)” (Australia, 197?)
  13. Mistress Mary - “I Don’t Wanna Love Ya Now” (US, 1969)
  14. Julie Driscoll - “I Know You Love Me Not” (UK, 1967)

In late June I went to Waterloo University in Ontario for work. I remember going to Niagara Falls as a kid, but to be honest, I didn't remember much else other than that I had been there. Since I was left to my own devices over the weekend, I decided to check them out. Again. They are huge! Bigger than I remembered. And such an odd juxtaposition of this extreme landscape with giant advertisements in every direction.

I took some shots with film, but have yet to send it in for processing since I'm still finishing a couple rolls. But I was happy with this digital shot.

Niagara

Two weekends ago I ran the San Francisco marathon. It was the third marathon that I've run and second time on this course. I'm happy to say that each race, I've run a little faster than the previous. This time I was 13 minutes faster than what I ran here last year, and 6 and a half minutes faster than what I ran in St. Louis in April.

I look forward to running this again next year.

Something I started doing last month was waking up early on weekends and beating the traffic over the Golden Gate Bridge to run in the Marin Headlands. Sunny or foggy, it's amazing how peaceful and beautiful it can be less than 30 minutes away from the heart of San Francisco.

Also, thanks to relive.cc for the slick video that gets emailed to me after each run.

My latest mix is called “The Angry Desert” - A soundtrack of dark moody country music fit for staring into a New Mexico desert storm.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Wayne, Pat & Keith - “I’m Tired of You Satan” (US, 196?)
  2. Jacky Lee - “Misery” (US, 1959)
  3. Betty Foley - “Old Moon” (US, 1959)
  4. Clint Blacklaw - “Still as the Night” (US, 1959)
  5. Gary Shelton - “Stop The World” (US, 1959)
  6. Jimmy Minor - “Satan’s Chauffeur” (US, 1960)
  7. Bill Mack - “Cheatin’ On Your Mind” (US, 1957)
  8. Dianne Renner - “Quicksand” (US, 1963)
  9. The Sound Offs - “The Angry Desert” (US, 1963)
  10. Trey Barker - “Valley of Tears, Part II” (US, 1960)
  11. Curly Sanders - “Walking Blues” (US, 1957)
  12. Mark Murphy - “Come and Get Me” (US, 1995)
  13. Wayland Chandler - “Cold Cold Grave” (US, 1960)
  14. Art Killmer & The Up-Town Four - “The Devil’s Twist” (US, 1960)
  15. Doodle Duncan - “Death Row” (US, 1960)
  16. Conway Twitty - “Ain’t it Sad to Stand and Watch Love Die” (US, 1968)
  17. Bobby Wall - “Baby It’s Too Much” (US, 1958)
  18. Johnny Burnette - “The Train Kept A Rollin'” (US, 1956)
  19. Hasil Adkins - “She Said” (US, 1986)

My latest mix is called “Fooling Around" - soft global grooves suitable for coastal sunsets and lapping waves.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Bobby Brown - “Hawaii Nei I’ll Miss You” (US, 1982)
  2. Hyldon - “Eleonora” (Brazil, 1975)
  3. Hiroshi Sato - “孫悟空 (Son Go Kuw)” (Japan, 1979)
  4. Rexy - “Send In The Clones” (UK, 1981)
  5. Spike - “Fooling Around” (Netherlands, 1984)
  6. Mad Music Inc. - “Track 4” (US, 1977)
  7. Nedelle Torrisi - “Can’t Wait” (US, 2015)
  8. Sade - “Give It Up” (UK, 1988)
  9. Nohelani Cypriano - “Lihue” (US, 1975)
  10. Bebeto Castilho - “P’re Nao Chorar” (Brazil, 1975)
  11. Quarteto Em Cy - “Tudo que você podia ser” (US, 1988)
  12. Pete Jolly - “Springs” (US, 1970)

2016 is finally over. There are a lot of reasons for the world to be glad 2016 is over, but this is not a blog for that. I'll just keep it personal. And from a personal standpoint, 2016 was a pretty great year.

Below are some of my favorite shots from 2016:

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Morning run.

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A photo posted by Tyler Craft (@tylercraft) on

A photo posted by Tyler Craft (@tylercraft) on

A photo posted by Tyler Craft (@tylercraft) on

A photo posted by Tyler Craft (@tylercraft) on

A photo posted by Tyler Craft (@tylercraft) on

My latest mix is called “Unicorns in Paradise" - A sonic ashram for the planetarium in your mind.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Deuter - “Starway” (Germany, 1984)
  2. Inoyama Land - “Mizue” (Japan, 1983)
  3. Laraaji - “Unicorns in Paradise (excerpt)” (US, 1981)
  4. Planetary Peace - “I Am That I Am” (US, 1983)
  5. Daniel Schmidt - “And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn” (US, 2016)
  6. Nuno Canavarro - “Wask” (Portugal, 1988)
  7. Sharon Wiener - “Returning” (Canada, 1996)
  8. Ariel Kalma - “Arrival” (Canada, 1982)
  9. Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera - “Concessioni Naturali” (UK, 2016)

My latest mix is called “Am I Normal" - A set of futuristic grooves, like cave paintings from another planet.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Rexy - “Don’t turn me away” (UK, 1981)
  2. Arthur Russell - “You and Me Both” (UK, 2004)
  3. Fun Boy Three - “The Lunatics (Have Taken over the Asylum)” (UK, 1982)
  4. Karen Marks - “Cold Cafe” (Australia, 1981)
  5. Agata Morio - “サブマリン” (Japan, 1980)
  6. Haruomi Hosono - “Philharmony” (Japan, 1982)
  7. Nini Raviolette - “Suis-je normale” (France, 1980)
  8. Virna Lindt - “Pillow Talk” (UK, 1984)
  9. Mariah - “Shinzo No Tobira” (Japan, 1983)
  10. Broadcast - “Black Cat” (UK, 2005)
  11. Death and Vanilla - “California Owls” (UK, 2015)

My latest mix is called “Color Fantasy” - Twelve psychedelic pearls from North America and the UK, ideal for shortening days and full moons.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Kathy Heideman - “Sleep A Million Years” (US, 1976)
  2. John Angaiak - “I’ll Rock You To the Rhythm of the Ocean” (US, 1971)
  3. Richard Twice - “If I Knew You Were the One” (US, 1970)
  4. Lloyd Cheechoo - “James Bay” (US, 197?)
  5. Satya Sai Maitreya Kali - “Color Fantasy” (US, 1972)
  6. Spike Drivers - “Often I Wonder” (US, 1966)
  7. Mistress Mary - “Dance Little Girl” (US, 1969)
  8. The Pretty Things - “Bracelets of Fingers” (UK, 1968)
  9. Phil Cordell - “Red Lady” (US, 1969)
  10. Terry Reid - “The Hand Don’t Fit the Glove” (UK, 1969)
  11. Wendy & Bonnie - “You Keep Hanging up on My Mind” (US, 1969)
  12. Lightdreams - “Islands in Space” (Canada, 1981)