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Holga 120mm TLR: Sequoia

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Welp, I'm really behind on my photo editing. This series is actually almost a year old. Last July I went to the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park for a weekend. If you're not familiar, this section of the park is on the south side, and somewhat removed from the main area of the park with its famous massive trees. Getting there involves turning off the main road outside the park and driving for an hour along a thin, winding road that's mostly dirt. The first time I went out there I arrived after dark, and was convinced that I was lost and about to drive off a cliff. But, in the morning I woke up to pristine, uncrowded access to high sierra country that's as beautiful as you might find in the more busy areas moving north through the main part of the park and up to Yosemite.

This visit I did the hike past Franklin Lakes up to Franklin Pass, which at 11,800 feet above sea level gives you majestic view of backpacking country. Round trip up and back was about 17 m…

Make More Noise 54

This rollicking playlist will take you from Philly's vibrant post punk scene to new music from indie rock veterans, like Sharon Van Etten, before drifting into western folk rival and finishing up down right country. Recommend for fans of Modern Baseball, The War On Drugs, and Nickle Creek. Brought to you by KXSC and the University of Southern California. Listen live on Tuesdays at 8pm PT/11pm ET.

Make More Noise 54 by Sachi Subterranean on Mixcloud

Playlist
I'm Not Part of Me - Cloud Nothings
Hum - Tigers Jaw
Our Song - Radiator Hospital
Charlie Black - Modern Baseball
Another One - Yuck
Red Eyes - The War On Drugs
Tarifa - Sharon Van Etten
Katie Queen of Tennessee - The Apache Relay
Saturday Bride - Quilt
Ends of the Earth - Lord Huron
As I Am - Paper Bird
21st of May - Nickle Creek
California (Cast Iron Soul) - Jamestown Revival
Hold On - The Gospel Whiskey Runners
Swimmin' Time - Shovels & Rope
Backwoods Company - The Wild Feathers

Lightning In A Bottle

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Last month I was lucky enough to go to Lightning In A Bottle for free with my friend Jason, thanks to KXSC. This amazing music, art and movement festival takes place in California, this year about half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Though I had never been, I had heard good things and was excited. Surprisingly, the fest exceeded all expectations.

Tickets included free camping. I woke up every morning and went to a free yoga class. Then I spent all day going to inspiring talks and workshops under big oak trees on everything from permaculture to qigong to feminism to mandala drawing. When things cooled off in the evenings, I wandered back and forth among the three main stages dancing the night away to the best up-and-coming electronica talents, as well as a couple established greats. This comprehensive, and well-organized approach to producing a festival created a unique and palpable culture that touched all facets of the event and engendered a lot of positive vibes. It fe…

Make More Noise 53

So, I've taken up biking to Santa Monica 3 times a week for hour and a half kundalini yoga sessions, and I've also been doing a lot of deep thinking and meditation. All that led to this contemplative mix, that's also a little strangely upbeat. Grab your yoga mat, and let's flow through this unique set that includes a new single from Caribou, shamanic drumming, a little trance, and some chanting. Brought to you thanks to KXSC.org and the University of Southern California. Listen live online Tuesdays at 8pm PT/11pm ET.

Make More Noise 53 by Sachi Subterranean on Mixcloud

Playlist
Naam (Milly De Mori Remix) - Gurunam Singh
Can't Do Without You - Caribou
Head Games - Lost Midas, Audris
Speed of Dark - Emiliana Torrini
Shamanic Drumming - Shamanic Music Tribe
Om Nyabinghi - DJ Drez, feat. Domonic Dean Breaux & Marti Nikko
Draw The Stars - Andreya Triana
Palpable - I Am Oak
Hard Believer - Fink
Down The Line (It Takes A Number) - Romare
Jasmine - Jai Paul
LA Nights …

Make More Noise 52

Based on a mix CD I made for a friend who was undergoing cancer treatment, this edition of Make More Noise is full up with healing vibes and lots of feels to dance yourself happy. Plus, there's some really interesting remixes and covers include Trails and Ways covering Frank Ocean and a Holy Ghost! remix of Blood Orange. Enjoy! Brought to you live Tuesdays at 8pm PT thanks to KXSC Radio and USC.

Make More Noise 52 by Sachi Subterranean on Mixcloud

Playlist
Riptide - Vance Joy
Redeem Me - The Coals
Before - Vok
Unicorn - Four Tet
I See Fire (Kygo Remix) - Ed Sheeran
Imperfection - Bodhi
Giving It All - Bondax
Lost - Trails And Ways (Frank Ocean Cover)
Galapagos - Zimmer
Love Sublime - Tensnake, feat. Nile Rodgers and Fiora
You're Not Good Enuff (Holy Ghost! bootleg) - Blood Orange
Cape Town (Panama Remix) - Clubfeet
Bloodflows - SOHN
Good Mistake - Mr. Little Jeans
Come Save Me (Flight Facilities Remix) - Jagwar Ma

Make More Noise 51 (Lightning In A Bottle Recap)

Thanks to KXSC Radio and fellow alumni Jason, I was lucky enough to attend Lighting In A Bottle for the first time this year. If you've never been to this amazing festival, you're missing out. I'd describe it as the best elements of Coachella and Burning Man combined. During the day I went to yoga classes and workshops on everything from how to draw mandalas to permaculture, and at at night I danced my cares away to some of the best electronic acts making beats right now. Though, I can't really recreate the daytime experience for those who missed it, I can offer a highlight of the best tunes I heard and grooved out to.

With no further ado, here's the first episode of my newly resurrected radio show, Make More Noise. After a year hiatus, I bring you highlights from Lightning In A Bottle 2014: new artists discovered and old favorites celebrated! If you missed this amazing festival held in the heart of California, here's your chance to hear the best of the best,…