This video is from the last day of summer sailing at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, aka as "Fun Day." They divided up into teams and had to create some makeshift sails... and then race. Simon takes it! But then he loses in the AC challenge agains Andrew Palfrey, who is Artemis Racing's head coach for their America's Cup team.

Words, music, guitar, and vocals by Simon Boeger (age 11.)
Drums - Wayne Skeen, who is old.
Bass - Jack Boeger, who is even older.
Recorded and mixed on the spot by Wayne Skeen at Ninth Street Opus studio in Berkeley, California.

Note: this is a reprint of an article I originally wrote for that was also featured on Alameda.Patch.Com.

The 2 sunscreens shown above -- bought at the Alameda Marketplace -- are not inexpensive. At $15 for 3 ounces, you may wonder why my family uses Badger SPF 30 instead of much cheaper chemical sunscreens such as Banana Boat or Coppertone. The reason is simple: the latter 2 brands could be extremely dangerous to your health.

2012 was a great year for records. This un-obvious collection is listed in order of appearance. They are all current, "relevant" bands who demonstrate to my ears the magical ingredient of Sonic Vision. Each of these gets better with listening and aren't about to fade from the Ford Flex shuffle mix. They all play like records. Some are concise, and others sprawl. Please enjoy.