New Year, New Needle

Starting 2020 out right with an overhaul of my Rega Planar 2. New Clear Audio Virtuoso V2, new belt, spindle bearing and oil. What a major improvement! Commence with digitization of my vinyl collection. Should take about 10 years.

Best of 2019

Big Butter – ALL Cubism singles

Billie Eilish – Don’t Smile at Me

Electric Light Orchestra – From out of Nowhere

Snapped Ankles – Stunning Luxury

Thee Open Sex – White Horses

Only Child Tyrant – Time to Run

Amon Tobin – Fear in a Handful of Dust

Frank Zappa – Guitar World

The Residents -Present Alvin “Dyin Dog” Snow

Taco Crawl results so far

A friend writes and asks for direction to a city wide taco crawl. We haven’t finished the entire city yet. Here is the suggestions so far.

I still think the best tacos in the city are at El Taco Loco in Ballard (see photo)

2804 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107


the carnitas taco platter at Senor Moose is amazing when paired with a tequila flight.

5242 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Capital Hill was kinda of a wash but I would say Rancho Brava is about as good as it gets even though it’s way below Taco Loco.

100 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

However, people say Carmelos is amazing but I haven’t been there yet.

In White Center, I really liked Los Potrillos 4

9600 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

I haven’t been to Renton yet, but ….

There are some outliers,

La Conasupo

My god their asada was amazing!

8532 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

and while i have not been blown away with their food, it’s begs exploring the menu at

Tacos and Beer (am I right?)

9211 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98117

It’s pretty good and has a wide variety. but where is it? There aren’t any other taco places near it, so I can’t say “Crown Hill taco crawl” and go to one place. That would be lame.