“I am still living with your ghost… lonely and dreaming of the West Coast…”

“Santa Monica” – Everclear (1995)

Photo taken September 8, 2007

Somewhere near Redondo Beach, California, at sunset.

The song, “Santa Monica,” is one of my all-time favorites. And the year it was released, 1995–one of the best years for music. So much great alternative rock music came out in the mid-90’s… I was living in Cleveland, in Ohio City, in a one bedroom apartment. A great soundtrack in my head for those times… And great times to go along with the memorable music!


“Past the mission… I smell roses…”

“Past the Mission” – Tori Amos

The Mission Bell
Old Mission Santa Barbara, along the El Camino Real California
Established by Spanish Franciscans in 1786

Photo taken July 1, 2001