Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Well, There Goes Our Afternoon Shade :-(

Got a little windy at The Hermitage Arms yesterday, with rather dispiriting results. Long-time feline resident Minnow thinks to himself: "This tree is a lot easier to climb now!"

Saturday, December 27, 2014

SC/SC* Stroll

*San Carlos/Stevens Creek

Or: Things you might see between here and Oak Tree Mazda

(Weird dot in middle of screen is some kind of strange Windows Movie Maker artifact)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Tonight we present another batch of pics from The Antipodes. Soundtrack tune GBMAD* produced by M. Nesmith featuring James Burton and Glen Campbell on guitar and Billy Preston on organ.

* Gonna Buy Me A Dingo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Another Saturday, Another Xebra

People often ask, "TSG, where do you get your inspiration for your weekly posts?"

Well, okay...people don't actually ask that at all.

But today, inspiration hit us like a bolt out of the blue at the intersection of N. El Monte and Springer Rd on the Los Altos/Mt View border. Check it out. (Notice the appropriately-themed seat covers)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Xebra(sic) Compound, Morgan Hill CA

Xebra as in Zap Xebra, a line of electric vehicles discontinued in 2008. The ones shown here may or may not be legal--according to our research, the company was ordered to buy back the entire 2008 line and destroy them due to a failure to meet safety requirements.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Getting A Round Tuit

Humorous gift shop souvenir, circa 2012/TSG collection

Tonight's bonus video, TSG's "find of the week" is a toe-tapping number from 1969 that features some fantastic dancing. Enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Apologies To Our Readers

It has come to TSG's attention that several recent comments have vanished into the ether(net), so to speak. Bad form, that. We blame it on google.

It has always been our policy to publish all comments from our loyal followers. If your comment is among the missing, we're really sorry.

As a small token of appreciation to all of our readers, this week we're offering a free Hi-resolution 24bit/96kHz download of one of these fine albums:

**Both have recently upgraded for a "deluxe" re-issue package with bonus tracks.**

 Interested parties should post a (hopefully non-disappearing) comment 
and we'll send you the download code. 
(Disclaimer:only one download of each album available. One to a customer, first come, first serve)

While we're on the topic, here are some shots you may not have seen before. From the boxed-set Venus and Mars booklet, pics of PM+W in The Alabama Hills and salt flats outside of Lone Pine:

Bonus image: here's a street view snapshot of the NOLA hotel that has hosted both TSG and JPM. We stayed in room 104 in 2002...back in 1975 Macca and Linda probably stayed in the the now aptly-named Paul McCartney Suite.
Le Richelieu-New Orleans

Friday, November 7, 2014

Early 1990s Desert Adventure: Piute Gorge/Piute Creek/Fort Piute Hike

A day out and about in the Mojave National Preserve. Hiking party: Ed & Dave C, Fred R & Girlfriend
Overlooking Piute Gorge
Our intrepid hikers

Assorted boulders and fake blue sky

As the seagulls said in Finding Nemo,"Mine!"

Photographer taking picture of photographer taking picture

Approaching Piute Creek

What appears to be a trail

Watch out for that tree (branch)

Scratched up rock

At the ruins of Fort Piute

Base camp with a nice view of the Granite Mtns

Friday, October 31, 2014

Things You Might See In Hollister

Paul Harvey post script: While we were wandering down 5th Street in search of suitable images to capture, a woman came out of a boutique (Irma's Fashions) and asked what the heck we were doing.

Oftentimes such encounters involve shopkeepers who dislike photography of their establishments for any reason whatsoever. However, this time we were more or less recruited on the spot to come in and document the place ("Can you take some good pictures to put on my Facebook page?")

Being the accommodating sort, TSG accepted the invitation and spent 15 minutes or so inside taking a few pics and passing the time of day. Once the discussion turned to the woman's ex-husband and how he now weighed 350 pounds, we decided to take our leave. Our study of the shop can be seen here:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014


Approximate former** location
 of Scripps Memorial Hospital and Clinic
 as seen from SWA Flight 1140/Seat 6F

*birth site

**now a luxury condo complex

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Slideshow Was Supposed To Have A Music Track By 10CC

Sorry readers, due to our uploading the wrong video file, you'll have to imagine that you're hearing "Art For Art's Sake" while watching this tour of "Anne & Mark's Art Party"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Not A Pink Floyd Album Cover

...but a Moeraki Boulder

Koekohe Beach
 Otago, NZ

Friday, September 12, 2014

No Clowning Around

TSG travel archives: 
Circus World,Baraboo WI 2004

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Barefootin' Tenaya

Tenaya Lake, that is. According to wikipedia,
The surface of Tenaya Lake has an elevation of 8,150 feet (2,484 m). The lake basin was formed by glacial action, which left a backdrop of light granite rocks, whose beauty was known to the Native Americans. Today, Tenaya Lake is easily accessible by State Route 120 and is a popular lake for water activities.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Osprey Encounter CA 108

TSG made a random right turn off of US 395 this afternoon and got to catch some action at the Marine Mountain Warfare VSTOL Expeditionary Airfield. Pretty cool! (Our apologies to the Marines for inadvertently pulling over in a "no-stopping at any time" zone. We were just caught up in the awesomeness of the moment)