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  • Our Vegan Lifestyle

    In September 2011 we watched the Forks over Knives DVD and something clicked in (at least) my head. It's all about better nutrition (whole foods plant based diet) and somehow makes complete sense to me at this time in my life. You can stream the movie on NetFlix.

    We also bought The Engine 2 Diet, a 28 day plan that was written by one of the firefighters from the Austin Texas firehouse that all changed their diet and boosted their health. You can also stream their Kitchen Rescue guide at NetFlix.

    We’d been struggling with the whole highly processed, factory farmed, antibiotic stuffed & pesticide/preservative ridden toxicity of the US food supply and wondering what to do other than buy organic whenever possible. Then while watching Forks over Knives and seeing the science of what animal & dairy protein does to our bodies:

    The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

    We decided the answer was to go Vegan!

    The information is all based on ‘The China Study‘ which is a landmark book on nutrition that came out in 2005 and I believe explains everything you need to know about the subject.

    Good news after only 6 wks or so, I had lost 15 lbs and my cholesterol #s dropped significantly (I've now lost 30 lbs mostly diet alone and maintained the weight loss since):

    The books I have been reading say that the surgeons they talk to have never seen a patient have a heart attack with a total cholesterol below 150.

    We're loving the switch and don't feel deprived at all and finally feel like we're seriously looking after ourselves.

    I've ticked up my exercise regimen after a year on the diet because my body says it needs it and it's also telling me to eat less and I believe my metabolism is starting to increase which started to slow for me at the age of 25, so it all seems to be a big positive feedback loop.


    What I’m listening to in the car these days plus other playlists

    Track/Album Artist
    Stand Up and Speak
    DJDS
    Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
    Underworld
    Beautiful Lies
    Birdy

    Oh Baby Dance

    Basti Grub & Natch! & Dothen

    You & I

    Sons of Maria

    Talk On (feat. sasha brown)

    Nathan Barato

    Chimera

    Sons of Maria

    Growler

    Pig&Dan

    Odd Concept

    Anna

    Trees of Eden

    Guy Mantzur

    Cobalt

    Jonas Rathsman

    Pomelo

    Ben Pearce

    Fuchur

    Sons of Maria

    Wild Horses

    Birdy

    Beautiful Lies

    Birdy

    Classics

    Track Artist
    You See The Trouble With Me
    Black Legend
    Where were you?
    Black Science Orchestra
    Hideaway
    Blaze
    Do You Remember House?
    Blaze
    Lovelee Dae
    Blaze
    20hz
    Capricorn
    Gypsy Women
    Crystal Waters
    Night In Motion
    Cubic 22
    Do You Want It Right Now
    Degrees of Motion
    Rubb It In
    Fierce Ruling Diva
    Rubb It In 2010
    Fierce Ruling Diva
    The Whistle Song
    Frankie Knuckles
    Kiss The Sky
    Frequency
    Plastic Dreams
    JayDee
    That Ibiza Track
    Mitomi Tokoto
    Push The Feeling On (2007 Remixes)
    Nightcrawlers
    One Kiss
    Pasha
    Fuk Dat
    Sagat
    (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind
    South Street Player
    It's Alright
    Sterling Void
    Tricky Disco
    Tricky Disco
    Open Your Mind (2007 Remix)
    Usura

    February 2016 Playlist

    Track Artist

    Rinse & Repeat feat. Kah-lo (Original Mix)

    Riton, Kah-lo

    Forward Dreaming

    Junior Gee

    Presence

    Dosem

    Fabulous (Original Mix)

    Noir

    Searching (Deetron Remix)

    Fred Everything & Jinadu

    A Night At Hoppetosse (Finnebassen Remix)

    Wareika

    Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

    Giacca & Flores

    La blessure (Fred Everything Remix)

    Anonimaly

    Lost & Found feat. Bitter's Kiss (Club Mix)

    Redondo, Bolier, Bitter's Kiss

    Walk Away

    Mickey

    How Deep Is Your Love (Disciples & Unorthodox Remix)

    Calvin Harris, Disciples

    After Life (feat. Stacy Barthe)

    Tchami

    Return of Forever (Landslide)

    Calibre, High Contrast & Landslide

    Got Me

    Callahan

    Claire

    Clarian & Guy Gerber

    Firefly

    Bontan

    Soft Sentence

    Stefano Noferini & Metodi Hristov

    Chlomisssa

    Jey Kurmis

    Breaking the Doors (Extended Mix)

    Michael Calfan

    Hold On We're Going Home

    ASTR

    Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)

    DJ Boris

    Evil Eyes (Claptone Remix)

    Róisín Murphy

    Feel It Everywhere (Jaceo Sunrise Dub Mix)

    Grum

    Rainmaker (Original Mix)

    DJ Icey

    Gin & Juice (Frey Remix)

    Chris Vench, Jerome Robins

    Space Noir

    Clarian

    Missing You (feat. AC Slater & Kaleem Taylor)

    Tchami

    Lady Cop (Original Mix)

    Manufactured Superstars

    Tears (Original Mix)

    Prok & Fitch

    Raindance (Original Mix)

    Sonny Wharton

    Oh Charlie

    Jey Kurmis

    Scarlett

    Attlas

    Tonco Tone

    Chocolate Puma

    On the Run (Extended Mix)

    Ummet Ozcan

    Bubblegum

    Monte

    Forward Dreaming

    Junior Gee

    Believe It

    Calibre

    Isolation (DJ Pierre 90's Wild Pitch Remix) (feat. Knowkontrol)

    Demian Muller

    Just Can't Stop (Original Mix)

    Loco & Jam

    Acid Bubble Drop

    DJ Icey

    Name

    Artist

    Are You There? (Stephan Hinz Remix)

    Arjun Vagale

    Freakin (feat. Dombresky)

    Tchami

    Superlativ

    Tchami

    CHAOS (Original Mix)

    CIREZ D

    Siren Song (NEW_ID Remix)

    Eden, CamelPhat

    Labour (Original Mix)

    Shenoda

    Symmetry

    Jey Kurmis

    Scarlett

    Attlas

    Turn the Lights

    Christian Smith

    Psycho

    Junior Gee

    Gemini

    Calibre

    Stuck (Dubspeeka Remix)

    Copy Paste Soul

    Bitter Lake (Original Mix)

    Dusky

    Winter 2016 Beer Bash

    Track Artist

    Save Some (For Me)

    John Martyn

    Cool In This Life

    John Martyn

    Solitude

    movement

    Good to Love

    FKA twigs

    Moments (feat. Leo Stannard)

    Kidnap Kid

    Can't Live Without

    John Martyn

    Can't Rely On You

    Paloma Faith

    Welcome to My World

    Mýa

    Amsterdam (2015 Remastered Version)

    David Bowie

    I'm Deranged

    David Bowie

    U Already Know

    Keys N Krates

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Barry Adamson

    In the Flames

    DJDS

    It's My Man (Extended Mix)

    Mickey

    If You Should Need a Friend (feat. Mark Anthoni) (Fire Island Club Mix)

    Fire Island

    Kiss the DJ (feat. Shay D) (Roland Faber Club Mix)

    Boy George

    This Ain't Over

    Alex Newell

    Can't Go for That

    Giacca & Flores

    Keep It Comin' (Extended Mix)

    Junior J

    Take It Easy (Sonny Fodera & Mat.Joe Remix)

    Gershon Jackson

    Mind Yo Bizness

    Get Real, Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet

    Withdrawals (feat. Wills)

    Crookers

    Yellow Submarine (Original Mix)

    Ramon Tapia

    I Get Deep feat. Roland Clark (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix - Emanuel Satie Rework)

    Roland Clark, DJ Le Roi

    Eternia

    Alan Fitzpatrick

    Hold Me

    Mark Reeve

    Paapaa (Original Mix)

    Ninetoes

    Birds That Fly

    Kidnap Kid

    All I Need

    Sneaky Sound System

    Gold Member (Original Mix)

    Me & My Toothbrush

    January 2016 Playlist

    Track Artist

    Too Much Information (Laolu Remix (Edit))

    Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

    Sorry

    Justin Bieber

    Walk Away

    Mickey

    Can't Go for That

    Giacca & Flores

    La blessure (Fred Everything Remix)

    Anonimaly

    Firefly

    Bontan

    How Deep Is Your Love (Disciples & Unorthodox Remix)

    Calvin Harris, Disciples

    Lost & Found feat. Bitter's Kiss (Club Mix)

    Redondo, Bolier, Bitter's Kiss

    September

    Throttle

    Summertime Madness

    Sneaky Sound System

    Breaking the Doors (Extended Mix)

    Michael Calfan

    Be Right There (MK Remix)

    Diplo & Sleepy Tom

    Bam Didley (Luca Debonaire Mix)

    Crazibiza, Luca Debonaire

    Name

    Artist

    Rinse & Repeat feat. Kah-lo (Original Mix)

    Riton, Kah-lo

    Line of Fire (feat. Karin Park) (Tube & Berger Remix)

    Booka Shade

    Universal Everything

    Leftfield

    Lady Cop (Original Mix)

    Manufactured Superstars

    Are You There? (Stephan Hinz Remix)

    Arjun Vagale

    On the Run (Extended Mix)

    Ummet Ozcan

    Siren Song (NEW_ID Remix)

    Eden, CamelPhat

    Symmetry

    Jey Kurmis

    Shelter (feat. Crazibiza)

    Crazibiza

    Just Can't Stop (Original Mix)

    Loco & Jam

    Bitter Lake (Original Mix)

    Dusky

    Tonco Tone

    Chocolate Puma

    Turn the Lights

    Christian Smith

    2015 Holiday Social

    Track Artist

    Best Shot (Bonus Track)

    Birdy & Jaymes Young

    Here

    Alessia Cara

    Rolling With Me (I Got Love) (feat. Maverick Sabre)

    Soul Circuit

    Feel It (feat. Naaz)

    Yellow Claw

    waiting on you

    dumblonde

    Sorry

    Justin Bieber

    Red Lips (feat. Sam Bruno) (Skrillex Remix)

    GTA

    Oooh

    Sugar Hill & Nytron

    Genius (Prinston Remix) (Extended)

    Cazzette

    Summertime Madness

    Sneaky Sound System

    September

    Throttle

    Wondrous (feat. SuSu Bobien) (David Penn Remix)

    Danny Clark & Jay Benham

    Shelter (feat. Crazibiza)

    Crazibiza

    Eagle Eyes feat. Lost Frequencies feat. Linying (Lucas & Steve Remix)

    Felix Jaehn, Linying, Lost Frequencies

    Attend 1 (Original)

    DJ Gregory

    It's Only Real

    Denis Sulta

    Veins

    Hot Since 82

    (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind - Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Remix

    South Street Player

    Bam Didley (Luca Debonaire Mix)

    Crazibiza, Luca Debonaire

    Be Right There (MK Remix)

    Diplo & Sleepy Tom

    Cal Poly Alumni Summer 2015 Patio Party

    Track Artist

    Never Ending Circles

    Chvrches

    Mandala

    Paji

    Lies (feat. Chromeo)

    Dillon Francis

    Here's the Summer

    Sunscreem

    1998 (feat. Banks)

    Chet Faker

    High By the Beach

    Lana Del Rey

    Queen of the Underground (Drive Remix)

    Flunk & Drive

    Be Together (feat. Wild Belle)

    Major Lazer

    Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

    Chris Cornell

    This Simple Pleasure

    Billie Black

    How Hard I Try (feat. James Hersey)

    filous

    Leave a Trace

    Chvrches

    Rumour Mill (feat. Anne-Marie & Will Heard)

    Rudimental

    Bloodstream

    Ed Sheeran & Rudimental

    Everybody's Happy Nowadays

    Buzzcocks

    We Don't Stop

    Kaskade

    Define

    Dom Dolla & Go Freek

    Time Go By

    Quivver

    Constellations (Original Mix)

    CamelPhat

    Skin Deep

    Dusky

    Free State (Severyn Clain Sunset Mix)

    Stanlie Diaz & Severyn Clain

    Show Me Love (feat. Kimberly Anne)

    Sam Feldt

    Lightweight (Sandy Rivera Remix)

    Jason Burns & Sarah Winters

    Don't You Say You Love Me (Blondee Remix)

    Jaques Le Noir

    Opus 7

    Paji

    My Beautiful House

    Harry Romero

    Fall 2015 Beer Bash

    Track Artist

    The Soft Option

    James Grant

    We Get High (feat. J.U.D.G.E.)

    Eagles & Butterflies

    3:16 AM

    Jhené Aiko

    Rely on Me

    Jean-Michel Jarre & Laurie Anderson

    Feel It (feat. Naaz)

    Yellow Claw

    The Fall

    The Weeknd

    tender green life

    dumblonde

    Why

    Maverick Sabre & Chronixx

    Hold On

    Grandtheft & Sleepy Tom

    Californian Knight

    Platinum Doug

    Bridging the Gap (feat. Olu Dara)

    Nas

    Faded

    ZHU

    Automatic

    ZHU x AlunaGeorge

    If..!

    Jean-Michel Jarre & Little Boots

    Blue Hawaii

    ASTR

    Play with Me

    Platinum Doug

    Fires Burning

    Run Tings

    Six Seven Times (Pablo Artigas Remix)

    Flunk

    Cocaine Model

    ZHU

    you got me

    dumblonde

    Red Lips (feat. Sam Bruno)

    GTA

    Bleeding Love

    ASTR

    We All Fall Down (feat. Jamie Lidell) (Volt State Remix)

    A-Trak

    Soul So Sweet (feat. Natalie Conway) (Illyus Barrientos Remix)

    Purple Disco Machine

    Neon Sunrise (feat. Amba Shepherd)

    Laidback Luke & Benny Benassi

    Shiver

    Mr. Belt & Wezol

    Loves Got Me High (Sonny Fodera Remix)

    Scales

    Fantasizing (feat. Natalia Isabella)

    Laidback Luke

    Heaven (feat. Delaney Jane) (Extended Mix)

    Shaun Frank & KSHMR

    It's Not My Problem (Thin White Duke Remix)

    Sneaky Sound System

    Killasound

    Laidback Luke

    Hey Sunshine (Antonio Giacca Remix) (feat. Alexander)

    Sugarstarr

    Summer 2015 Beer Bash

    Track Artist

    Lies (feat. Chromeo)

    Dillon Francis

    1998 (feat. Banks)

    Chet Faker

    High By the Beach

    Lana Del Rey

    Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

    Chris Cornell

    Queen of the Underground (Drive Remix)

    Flunk & Drive

    This Simple Pleasure

    Billie Black

    Leave a Trace

    Chvrches

    Rumour Mill (feat. Anne-Marie & Will Heard)

    Rudimental

    Bloodstream

    Ed Sheeran & Rudimental

    Stomper

    Chris Lake & Anna Lunoe

    Renegade Mastah

    HI-LO

    Anarchy

    Peur

    Beware the Dog (Autograf Remix)

    The Griswolds

    Say You Love Me (Gorgon City Remix)

    Jessie Ware

    Constellations (Original Mix)

    CamelPhat

    I Can Feel Your Body Rock (JN Pianohead Dub)

    Joey Negro

    It's About The Music Man (Original Mix)

    Dajae, Doorly

    Skin Deep

    Dusky

    Do You Feel Me (Dosem Remix)

    NY's Finest

    Clear (ARME Remix) (feat. Woodkid)

    Panteros666

    Crash (Original Mix)

    Todd Terry, Hybrid Heights, Sted-E

    Better for My Brain

    Pelé & Shawnecy

    Let Me Be Your Underwear (Vocal Club Mix) (feat. Peter Rauhofer)

    Club 69

    Juntos (Together) (From "McFarland, USA")

    Juanes

    Shades of Grey feat. Delaney Jane (Club Mix)

    Oliver Heldens, Shaun Frank, Delaney Jane

    I Can't Take It (Party Favor Remix)

    Dillon Francis

    Intern 2015 Patio Party

    Track

    Artist

    On the Regular

    Shamir

    High (feat. Lauren Faith)

    Sonny Fodera & Cervendos

    Thunder Clap

    Doorly

    Home Newde (Original Mix)

    Mat.Joe

    California (feat. Kaleena Zanders) (Chris Lake Matroda Remix)

    SNBRN

    Crawfish

    Mendo & Yvan Genkins

    Turn Off The Dawn (Club Mix)

    Andrea Oliva, Fritz Helder

    Ever Wanted (feat. Reno Ka)

    Juliet Fox

    Cool (Autograf Remix) (feat. Roy English)

    Alesso

    Koala (Michael Calfan Remix)

    Oliver Heldens

    Finally (Original Mix)

    Mr. Belt & Wezol

    Sometimes I Feel So Deserted

    The Chemical Brothers

    On My Way (Extended)

    Axwell /\ Ingrosso

    All Night

    Tujamo & Jacob Plant

    Back To Life

    Skober

    Insomnia

    Skober

    If I Don't Have You (Todd Terry Remix)

    Autumn Rowe

    Uruguay (EDX's Dubai Skyline Remix)

    Nora En Pure & Sons of Maria

    You're My Lover (Christian Nielsen Remix)

    Stefano Ritteri

    Tha Groove

    Mike Gloria

    Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs Heller & Farley - 12 Inch Mix)

    Underworld

    Winter 2015 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Small Things
    Ben Howard
    Conrad
    Ben Howard
    Come to Me
    Black Coffee
    I Don't Need Another Lover
    Billie Black
    Deep & Wide & Tall
    Aztec Camera
    Feel Like a Train
    Original Mirrors
    High Life
    London Grammar
    Rivers In Your Mouth
    Ben Howard
    You're On (feat. Kyan)
    Madeon
    Idle Delilah
    Azealia Banks
    Invisions (feat. Roisin Murphy)
    Luca C & Brigante
    Pace Yourself
    Maya Jane Coles
    Look What You've Done (Matteo Luis Remix)
    Karin Park
    Hey You!
    The Cube Guys
    I Want You
    Shermanology
    This Could Be Love (feat. Delaney Jane)
    Borgeous & Shaun Frank
    The Game
    Lars Vegas
    Won't Look Back
    Duke Dumont
    Move Your Body (To the Sound)
    Korda
    Back In Time (Extended Mix)
    Don Diablo
    Lemonhead
    Moodtrap
    Get Down
    Mark Knight, Adrian Hour
    Brand New (Extended Version)
    Mystique
    Cool Kids (RAC Mix)
    Echosmith
    Use Me / Ain't No Sunshine
    Straight No Chaser
    Treasured Soul
    Michael Calfan
    Fast Lane
    Crazy Sonic
    Incoming
    Celsius
    No Way Out (feat. Kat Nestel) (Extended Mix)
    Vicetone
    Mental Help
    Goncalo
    Love For You
    Kove
    Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) (The Magician Remix)
    Clean Bandit
    Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) (Tchami Remix)
    Jack U
    Your Love Will Set You Free (c2's Set U Free RMX)
    Caribou
    Olympus
    Franky Rizardo
    All I Want (Dosem Remix)
    Umek & Mike Vale
    All I Want
    Tony Romera
    Invisions (feat. Roisin Murphy) (Jamie Jones Submerged Mix)
    Luca C & Brigante
    House Record
    Steve Lawler
    So Real (Low Steppa Club Mix)
    Low Steppa
    I Remember (Shiba San Remix)
    deadmau5 & Kaskade
    Stronger
    Clean Bandit
    Conjure Dreams
    Maceo Plex

    2014 Holiday Social

    Track Artist
    Walk (Sasha Remix)
    Kwabs
    From the Dark (Feat. Moggli)
    Maya Jane Coles, Moggli
    Say Something
    Karen Harding
    Soda
    Azealia Banks
    Text Me Merry Christmas (Feat. Kristen Bell)
    Straight No Chaser
    6 Words (Nora En Pure Remix)
    Wretch 32
    True (Mark Lower Remix)
    Nora En Pure
    Sights (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
    London Grammar
    They Don't Know
    Disciples
    House Music (Robosonic Remix)
    Eddie Amador
    Back to the Beat (Jingle Bells Version)
    Astronomar
    Ghosts (Feat. Lauren Mason)
    Higher Self
    Dangerous Feat. Sam Martin (Robin Schulz Remix)
    David Guetta
    Troll the Halls
    Aquadrop
    Habits (Stay High)
    Tove Lo
    Brooklyn Baby (Konstantin Sibold Remix)
    Lana Del Rey
    Yoohoo
    Dusky
    Everybody Does
    Natema
    Prove
    Cleavage
    Somebody Everybody (Feat. Black Box)
    Hot Since 82
    Push The Feeling On (Club Mix)
    Criminal Vibes

    2014 Thanksgiving Potluck

    Track Artist
    Lovely Day
    alt-J
    Something In My Heart (Prologue)
    Royksopp
    Wasting My Young Years
    London Grammar
    Get Away
    Chvrches
    I Heard
    Young Father
    Left Hand Free
    alt-J
    Walk
    Kwabs
    Bailar
    Tomsize & 8Er$
    Just Don’t Know
    Waifs & Strays
    Rude (Zedd Remix)
    MAGIC!
    Meltdown (Feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & HAIM)
    Stromae
    Bela Lugosi’s Dead
    Chvrches
    Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)
    Galantis
    Spotless Mind
    Jhene Aiko
    Flickers
    London Grammar
    Girls & Boys
    Rob Cockerton
    Conrad
    Ben Howard
    Maybe
    London Grammar
    Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You (Jam Scraper) (Remastered)
    Underworld

    Fall 2015 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    To Love & Die (Feat. Cocaine 80s)
    Jhene Aiko
    Hunger of the Pine
    Alt-J
    Metal & Dust
    London Grammar
    K15 (Detlef Remix)
    Carlos Sanchez
    Stay (Justin Martin Remix)
    Henry Krinkle
    Fading Nights (Feat. Anna Naklab)
    Parra for Cuva
    Long Days, Hot Nights (Claptone Remix)
    Sirens Of Lesbos
    The Way
    Cajmere, Dajae, Doorly
    Outlines
    Mike Mago & Dragonette
    U Brother
    Tapesh & Kevin Over
    Come On Now (Set It Off) (Weiss Remix)
    Tube & Berger & Juliet Sikora
    Everybody Be Somebody (Feat. Yavahn) (Lucas & Steve Remix)
    Ruffneck
    Put Your Hands Up for Detroit (Claude Von Stroke Packard Plant Remix)
    Fedde le Grand
    Tricky Disco
    Tricky Disco
    Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You (Telegraph 16.11.92)
    Underworld
    Comfort
    Maya Jane Coles
    Eez-Eh
    Kasabian
    Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene
    Hozier
    Strong
    London Grammar
    Wading
    Jhene Aiko
    Begin Again
    Knife Party
    Fortune (The Glitz Remix)
    Kotelett & Zadak
    Gecko (Overdrive) (Extended Edit)
    Oliver Heldens, Becky Hill
    Something Good
    Harvey McKay
    Everytime (Youan Remix)
    Mediate
    Exceeder (UMEK & Mike Vale Remix)
    Mason
    Sister
    Walker & Royce
    Can’t Find a Reason
    Marquis Hawkes
    Pandemia (I Hate You Reemix)
    Animal Picnic
    Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)
    Robin Schulz, Lilly Wood & The Prick
    Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
    Mr. Probz, Robin Schulz
    You Got To
    Groove Armada
    Leaving
    Steve Hope
    Favourite Addiction (Feat. Clarian & Clarian North) (Jey Kurmis Remix)
    Digitaria

    Cal Poly Alumni Summer 2014 Patio Party

    Track Artist
    Fade (Your Eyes Vocal Edit) (feat. Lucia)
    Wild Culture
    Stronger
    Kidnap Kid
    Sweet Baby
    Mickey
    Fading
    Motions
    Children of Love
    Paji
    Two Weeks
    FKA twigs
    West Coast
    Lana Del Rey
    Drop The Game
    Flume & Chet Faker
    Sad Machine
    Porter Robinson
    Vermillion (Andre Crom & Chi Thanh Remix)
    Sofi de la Torre
    Float Away (Grum Remix)
    Yousef, The Angel
    Spiritism
    Alex Metric
    Feel Good (feat. Slideback & Philippe B)
    Slideback & Philippe B
    Housem 2.0
    Damiano von Erckert
    Perception
    Oxia
    Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone) (The Alexanders Remix)
    Porter Robinson
    Love Taking Over
    Dusky
    A01 (Everyone Knows)
    Joost Kumtome
    Get Down 2 Get Up (feat. The Knocks)
    Mat Zo
    1974 (feat. Slideback)
    Slideback
    Dissolute
    Paride Saraceni
    Without Gravity
    Feed Me
    Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine) (feat. Will Heard)
    Klangkarussell
    Everywhere You Go (Club Mix)
    Fehrplay
    Callin’ feat. S-Man (Original Mix)
    S-Man, Huxley
    Tried to Tell You (Karizma Told Ya Remix)
    Pete Moss
    Rubberband Lazer (feat. Maikal X)
    Chocolate Puma
    Never Grow Old (Re-Plant)
    Floorplan
    Hurricane
    Sidney Charles
    Sheeta (Mendo Remix)
    Hunzed, Harvey (IT)
    Satisfy (feat. Dajae) (Tiger Stripes and Pleasurekraft Remix)
    Cajmere & Dajae

    Spring 2014 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    The Greatest View (Feat. Isabella Manfredi)
    Flume
    Reality (Original Mix
    Late Nite Tuff Guy
    Battleship (Feat. Abigail Wyles)
    Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka
    You
    Galantis
    All That She Wants (Feat. SYF & Fritz Helder) (Plastic Plates Remix)
    Yolanda Be Cool
    Holdin On (Hermitude Remix)
    Flume
    Woke Up This Morning
    Alabama 3
    Dirty Vibe
    Skrillex
    It’s A Shame (My Sister)
    Monie Love
    Over (Original Mix)
    Gusgus
    Pushing On
    Oliver $ & Jimi Jules
    Wasted So Much Time Feat. John LaMonica (Kölsch Remix)
    John LaMonica, Wankelmut
    Dancing Feels Like feat. GoddesStephanie (Original Mix)
    Pirahnahead
    Hey Now (Sasha Remix)
    London Grammar
    Avaritia
    deadmau5
    It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Remix)
    Nas
    Fancy (Yellow Claw Remix) (feat. Charli XCX)
    Iggy Azalea
    Five Hours
    Deorro
    Tokyo by Night (feat. Karin Park) (Axwell Remix)
    Hook N Sling
    Knock You Out (Original Mix)
    Bingo Players
    Feel (Feat. BBCR)
    Sini & James Durden
    Find You (feat. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant) (Froxic Remix)
    (Zedd
    Smile (Kaskade Edit)
    Galantis
    #SELFIE (Club Mix)
    The Chainsmokers
    Forget
    Patrick Topping
    Watching the Stars
    Monkey Safari
    Inner City Life
    Goldie
    Bloodflows
    SOHN
    Burma
    Jason Ross
    Drop
    Mercer, D!rty Aud!o & Reece Low
    Soldiers
    Mike Hawkins
    Okay
    Shiba San
    Walking With Elephants
    Ten Walls
    Hausch (George Morel's Groove Mix)
    Andhim
    Bad Kingdom (Head High Remix)
    Moderat

    Winter 2014 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Contribution
    Mica Paris
    Feel The Waves (Feat. Amy Lyon)
    Barrientos
    Fall Away
    Twenty One Pilots
    Happy
    Pharrell Williams
    Feel
    Bombay Bicycle Club
    Come On Now (Set It Off)
    Juliet Sikora, Tube & Berger
    Unfinished Business
    Detroit Swindle
    Les Dilettantes (Live) (Roosevelt Mix)
    Com.A
    Your Love (Feat. Jem Cooke)
    Kate Simko
    Love Worn
    Eda
    Triangles
    Andre Butano, Demian Muller & Miguel Lobo
    Dying to Survive
    Freeman & Farelly
    Jack Your Togi (Felix Leiter Edit)
    DJ Felix Leiter
    Is There Anybody Out There? (Extended Mix)
    U.K. Bassheads
    Back to Life
    Soul II Soul
    Look At Me Now (Feat. Ifa Sayo)
    London Future & Djemba Djemba
    Thinking About You (EDX's Belo Horizonte At Night Remix)
    Calvin Harris, Ayah Marar
    Wake Me Up (EDX Miami Sunset Remix)
    Avicii
    Blade Crawler
    Chevy One
    I'll Take You There (Feat. Jamie Principle) (The Shapeshifters Remix)
    Frankie Knuckles & Director's Cut
    Wish I Didn't Miss You (The Shapeshifters Remix)
    Electronic Youth, Alex Hart
    Pumpin Blood (The Shapeshifters Remix)
    NoNoNo
    Awake
    Tycho
    Car Radio
    Twenty One Pilots
    It's Alright Now
    Bombay Bicycle Club
    All You Never Say
    Birdy
    My Sister
    Weiss UK
    Earl
    Jimi Jules
    Hush (Catz 'n Dogz 2013 Remix)
    Thomas Schumaker
    Y.E.A.H
    Romero Lopez, Coyu
    Fire Alarm (Coyu Edit)
    Charles Ramirez, Baum, Coyu
    Jam Hot!
    Sharam Jey
    Nobody
    Jay Lumen
    Under Control (Feat. Hurts)
    Calvin Harris & Alesso
    Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
    Daft Punk
    Spoons (Feat. MNEK & Syron)
    Rudimental
    Waiting For
    Sonic Future
    Things That Make You Go Hmmmm (The Clivilles & Cole Classic House Mix)
    C+C Music Factory
    Beat Of The Drum
    Gallo, Alaia
    Nobody
    Jay Lumen
    Sky Crashed
    Carlos Sanchez, Javier Carballo
    Hot Dog
    Darren Emerson
    1992
    Alan Fitzpatrick
    Planets, Spaceships
    Jamie Jones

    2013 Thanksgiving PotLuck

    Track Artist
    Follow The Sun
    Xavier Rudd
    Lowdown
    Boz Scaggs
    Clean The House
    Fat Freddy's Drop
    Daydreaming
    Claes Rosen
    Ribs
    Lorde
    Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
    Kate Bush
    Hold On (R3hab Silvio Ecomo Remix)
    Nervo
    Dissolve Me
    Alt-J
    Out of Sight (Feat. Paul McCartney & Youth
    The Bloody Beetroots
    The Mother We Share
    Chvrches
    Sanctuary
    Flunk
    I Wanna Be Adored
    Stone Roses
    Forget
    Lianne La Havas
    Color of My Soul
    Pretty Lights
    One Man Show (Feat. Lonette Charles)
    The Others
    Recover
    Chvrches
    Careless
    Dusky
    Team
    Lorde
    Gone Baby Gone
    Anya Kvitka
    Hausch
    Andhim

    Fall 2013 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Maybe
    Anya Kvitka
    Without You (Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
    Dillon Francis
    Thea
    Goldfrapp
    See Right Through (Feat. Fiora)
    TenSnake
    Skip To The Good Bit
    Rizzle Kicks
    Black Magic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation)
    Jose James
    Carry Me On (Feat. Chrom3) (Journeyman Remix)
    Brookes Brothers
    Waiting All Night (Clean bandit Remix)
    Rudimental
    We Sink
    Chvrches
    Revolution (Feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai)
    Diplo
    M1 Stinger (Feat. Noonie Bao)
    Don Diablo
    Stay The Night (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) (Nicky Romero Remix))
    Zedd
    Never Let You Go
    Solidisco
    Lucid Dreams
    Mat Zo
    Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix) (Pleasurekraft Edit)
    Josh Butler
    Summer Swaggin
    Wild Culture
    Careless
    Dusky
    Cars
    Veerus & Maxie Devine
    No Matters
    Kizz Luco
    So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
    Shadow Child
    Needing You (Sasch Remix)
    Antonio Olivieri
    The Space between Us
    Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda
    In My Way
    Tough Love & Taylor
    Gun (KDA Remix)
    Chvrches
    Count On Me (Feat. Moko)
    Chase & Status
    Light (Feat. Emma Hewitt)
    Markus Schossow & Reeves
    On My Mind
    Barrientos
    I Can Tell (By the Way you Move)
    George Fitzgerald
    Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
    Green Velvet
    Cinderella (She Said Her Name) (Brian Devleeschouwer Remix)
    Bob Sinclair
    Stuck
    Caro Emerald
    You & Me
    Justin Jay
    Coming Home (Psychemagik Remix) (Feat. Boy George)
    Dharma Protocol
    Siren (Feat. Elkka) (Radio Edit)
    Kat Krazy
    Hi Life (Cheeky Bold Cover)
    Monkey Safari
    Loot
    Mafikizolo

    Summer 2013 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    So Close
    Kipnap Kid
    Easier To Hide
    Maya Jane Coles
    Attracting Flies (Baauer Remix)
    Aluna George
    Everything (Feat. Karin Park)
    Maya Jane Coles
    Left your Love (Feat. Yasmine Azaiez) (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
    Climbers
    Shine (wAFF Sunrise Mix)
    Digitaria
    Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
    Disclosure
    Brick House
    The Commodores
    010X
    Benjamin Damage
    Nice & Close
    Ttrent Cantrelle
    Give Me Luv (H Foundation Mix)
    Alcatraz
    Dragons
    Caravan Palace
    Gangsters
    The Specials
    Waiting (Feat. Emma Hewitt) (W&W Radio Edit)
    Dash Berlin
    Turn It Up (Feat. Wolfpack)
    Dimitris Vegas, Like Mike & GTA
    I Feel Love (12″ Version)
    Donna Summer
    Sunny
    Umami
    Don’t Give A Damn
    Mike Vale, Stella Mercury
    Get Involved (Director’s Cut, Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper)
    DBow
    Dream (DJ PP Remix)
    Miguel Picasso, Ivan Pica
    Keep Control (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
    Sono
    Reach For The Dead
    Boards of Canada
    Strange Kind of Love
    Love and Money
    One of Us is The Killer
    The Dillinger Escape Plan
    Set It Off (Feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex)
    Diplo
    Tung!
    Deniz Koyu
    Vehl
    Kidnap Kid
    Lies (Otto Knows Remix)
    Burns
    Freak Out
    Marc Vedo
    Bullet That Saved Me (Festival Mix) (Feat. Underdown)
    Tritonal
    Buzzcut
    Bingo Players
    Blurred Lines (Feat. T.I. Pharrell)
    Robin Thicke
    Must You Be So Mean
    Wildkats!
    Dance With me
    Bubba
    Frozen
    Silky, Barber, Climbers
    Gotta Have U
    Touch & Go
    Passionately (Feat. Lady Vale)
    Simone Vittulo, Lady Vale
    Ghost Story (Feat. Filou)
    Steve Nash

    Spring 2013 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Open
    Rhye
    They Could Be Wrong
    Lianne La Havas
    Electricity (Feat. Anabel Englund)
    Lee Foss, MK & Anabel Englund
    Show Me How (Feat. Natalie Conway)
    Finnebassen
    Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
    Daft Punk
    Gotta Have U
    Touch & Go
    Passionately (Feat. Lady Vale)
    Simone Vittulo, Lady Vale
    Ghost Story (Feat. Filou)
    Steve Nash
    Summertime Sadness (MK, Lee Foss Cold Blooded Remix)
    Lana Del Ray
    Grow Up
    Turntablerocker
    Billie Jean
    Michael Jackson
    Booty Swing
    Parov Stelar
    Master Hunter
    Laura Marling
    Long Way From Home
    Fedde Le Grand, Sultan, Ned Shepard
    Next To Me (Manhattan Clique Mixshow Edit)
    Emeli Sande
    Understand
    Trent Cantrelle
    Never Give Up
    Supernova
    Shine (wAFF Sunrise Mix)
    Digitaria
    Left your Love (Feat. Yasmine Azaiez) (Directors Cut Signature Mix)
    Climbers
    Sunshine (Feat. Sharlene Hector) (My Digital Enemy Remix)
    A Boy Called George, Marc Vedo & 8 Ball
    Ten
    Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, Underworld
    Can’t Wait Tonight (Main Mix)
    Chris Lum
    Bavarian #1 (Dmitris Vangelis & Wyman Extended Remix)
    Miike Snow
    Still The Same Man (Feat. John Christian & Nilson)
    Nicky Romero

    Winter 2013 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Imprint of Pleasure
    Tube & Berger
    Seres (Redondo Remix)
    Cuartero
    Get Free
    Major Lazer
    Feeling’s Gone
    Beacon
    Dreamlike
    Vacationer
    My Head is a Jungle
    Wankelmut
    Planes & Trains
    Hot Since 82
    Say I Wanna Know
    Nick Waterhouse
    Love Is All I Got (Larse Remix)
    Feed Me & Crystal Fighters
    Is Your Love Big Enough?
    Lianne La Havas
    Love That (Burns Hot Enough)
    Waze & Odyssey
    Wrong
    Claptone
    French Navy
    Camera Obscura
    Crucify Your Mind
    Rodriguez
    Last Jungle
    Sub Focus
    The Wheel
    SOHN
    If You’re Never Gonna Move
    Jessie Ware
    Gravel
    Feed Me
    White Lines (Don’t Do It) (Freestyle Remix Edit)
    Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash & Ben Liebrand
    Diablo Rojo
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    I Will Wait
    Mumford & Sons
    Genius of Love 2001 (Poncho remix)
    Tom Tom Club
    In Cythera
    Killing Joke
    Benediction (Dub)
    Hot Natured & Ali Love
    Smoke Cone (feat. Kastis Torrau, Donatello, Arnas D & KNOX)
    Sasha
    I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix)
    Icona Pop
    Call Your Girlfriend (Kaskade Remix)
    Robyn
    Taito
    Mord Fustang
    Don’t Stop
    Dada Life
    Your Love (Mark Knight Remix)
    Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
    Everything (feat. Meggy) (Argy Remix)
    Rampa
    Beautiful Love
    Julian Cope

    Fall 2012 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Smile (feat. Kendra Cash)
    Joey Negro
    Must Be The Love
    Arty, Nadia Ali & BT
    Thinking About You (feat. Ayah Marar)
    Calvin Harris
    Feed The Dada
    Dada Life
    Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version)
    The Aston Shuffle, Tommy Trash
    Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)
    Calvin Harris
    The Giver
    Duke Dumont
    Someone Like you
    Soulmagic
    Don’t You Worry Child
    Swedish House Mafia
    Tempest
    Deftones
    Sweet Magic (feat. Taana Gardner) (Sweet Soulmagic Remix)
    Joey Negro
    Funky Rhythm
    DJ Sneak
    Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
    Justin Martin
    Howling (Ame Remix)
    Ry & Frank Wiedemann)
    Future Starts Now
    The Kills
    Flutes (Sasha Remix)
    Hot Chip
    Bo Don’t Know Jack (Dub Mix)
    Rob Mirage
    Every Day
    Eric Prydz
    Rolling Stones T-Shirt
    Dada Life
    Still With Me (Seven Lions Remix) (feat. Cristina Soto)
    Tritonal
    Gone
    Vacationer
    Wake your Mind (DBN Remix)
    Cosmic Gate & Cary Brothers
    Radiate feat. Julie Thompson
    Dinka, Julie Thompson
    Lovebreak
    Tube & Berger, Milan Euringer

    Cal Poly Alumni 2012 Summer Patio Party

    Track Artist
    Young Blood
    Birdy
    Crazy (Noze Remix)
    Ornette
    Dreamers
    Rizzle Kicks
    The Boss
    Disco Tech
    Something Dirty
    Shiny Objects
    Hands Together
    Michael Senna & Peter Zohdy
    Baby, I Love You
    Bailey Smalls
    Alright
    Mark Knight
    Be Strong (The Loops of Fury Mix)
    Elite Force
    Stop Stop
    The Black Keys
    Kackvogel
    Solomun
    Make It Bun Dem
    Skrillex & Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley
    212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
    Azealia Banks
    Careless (feat. Takura)
    Jack Beats
    Let the Drums Breathe
    Allen Craig
    In The Blood (Seamus Haji Remix)
    X-Press 2
    Adrenalin
    Scuba
    Spanish Pantalones (Hot since 82 Remix)
    Los Suruba

    Summer 2012 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    1901
    Birdy
    Touching Me
    Finnebassen
    In The Night
    Sivesgaard
    I Used to Feel Alright
    Elijah Collins & Tee-J
    Mama Do the Hump
    Rizzle Kicks
    Blue Jeans (MK Darkest Mix)
    Lana Del Rey
    Back to 90
    NICe7
    The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
    Miike Snow
    Lose Yourself to Jenny (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
    Kasper Bjorke & Jacob Bellens
    Look Right Through (MK Don’t Talk To Me Dub)
    Storm Queen & MK
    It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (Extended Mix)
    Daddy’s Groove & Little Nancy
    Let The Beat Drop (Miles Dyson Remix)
    Hypster, Niqi
    Café de Paris (Al Velilla’s Rex Experience Rework)
    Piek & Thinalk
    One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
    Wankelmut, Asaf Avidan
    Gold On The Ceiling
    The Black Keys
    Infinity
    Infinity Ink
    Embrace (feat. Austin Howard)
    Coyu
    African Drop (Pete Tong Remix Edit)
    My Digital Enemy & Rob Marmot
    Reach
    High Contrast
    Just Can’t Stay Away
    Hard Rock Sofa & Squire
    Concrete Angel
    Gareth Emery
    Too Close
    Alex Claire
    Rage Valley
    Knife Party
    Dirty Lowdown
    Rock Master Rus B
    Need Your Lovin (Nitetime aka DJ Kon & The Whiskey Baron Remix) (feat. Mel Blatt)
    Soul Clap
    Secret feat. Francine E Murphy - Rocco Reconstruction Remix
    Yass
    Another Day Another Ray of Hope
    Bill Nelson
    Set Fire to the Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
    Adele
    No Pare La Musica (feat. Laura Woods)
    MYNC & Wally Lopez
    Gypsy Woman (Gianni Coletti, Keejay Freak Remix)
    Crystal Waters, Musique Boutique

    5K Fun Run – August 9th 2012

    Track Artist
    When I was a Youngster
    Rizzle Kicks
    Eyes Wide Open
    Dirty South
    Strange Fruit
    Gary Beck & Jay Lumen
    Hello May, Hello June
    Jay Lumen
    Here We Go
    Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes
    Work It (Club Mix)
    The New Iberican League & Roland Clark
    Concrete Angel
    Gareth Emery
    Sister
    The Black Keys
    When Doves Cry
    Alex Clare
    Airplanes
    B. o. B
    Crazy (Noze Remix)
    Ornette
    Need Your Lovin’ (Nitetime aka DJ Kon & The Whiskey Baron Remix)
    Soul Clap
    It’s Not right, But It’s Okay
    Daddy’s Groove & Little Nancy
    Born To Die (G. Vump Remix)
    Lana Del Ray
    Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
    Adele
    Reach
    High Contrast

    Spring 2012 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Eyesdown (feat. Andreya Triana)
    Bonobo
    So Will Be Now (feat. Pional)
    John Talabot
    Lost In You (feat. Janal)
    Dusky
    I’m Running (feat.Soloman)
    Dusky
    The Veldt (Radio Edit)
    Deadmau5
    Let Me Go
    Maverick Sabre
    Let It Go
    Huxley
    Beautiful Life
    Martin Roth
    Drop That
    Jay Lumen
    Money Maker
    Dillon Francis & A-Trak
    Funky Vodka
    TJR
    Show Me Love 2K12 (Crazibiza Remix)
    Sean Finn
    Reasons (feat. Andrew Allen)
    Project 46, Andrew Allen
    Butterflies (Wookie Remix)
    Ray Foxx
    French Rules (Muzzaik Remix)
    Sebastian Drums
    Funk De Fino
    Gypsy
    I Trance You
    Gypsy
    When Love Breaks Down
    Prefab Sprout
    In My Head
    BOOTIK & Silvertongue
    Save The World (Zedd Remix)
    Swedish House Mafia
    Let It Go (Laidback Luke Remix)
    Dragonette
    Language
    Porter Robinson
    Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix)
    Miike Snow
    Gold
    Afrilounge
    Into The Light
    Alexis Raphael
    Everybody (Uneaq Remix)
    Arturo Garces
    Future feat. Inner City (Deep See Sound System Mix)
    Kevin Saunderson, Inner City
    Japanese Schoolgirls
    Suspect 44
    Ensnare
    Julio Bashmore
    1 <3 Acid
    No Body
    Dill the Noise
    Dillon Francis & Kill the Noise
    Afro-Left
    Leftfield
    The Sky is Black (feat. Robin Guthrie)
    Teleton Tel Aviv & Robin Guthrie
    Church (Midland Remix)
    The 2 Bears
    Right On, Right On
    Silicone Soul
    Just call Me D-Nice
    D-Nice
    The Deeper I Go
    The Wizard Brian Coxx & Roland Clark

    Winter 2012 Beer Bash

    Track Artist
    Skinny Love
    Bon Iver
    Epic
    Karmacoda
    What Sound (Tom Middleton Deep Step Mix)
    Lamb & Cosmos
    Shuffle
    Bombay Bicycle Club
    Father Father
    Julio Bashmore
    Midnight City
    M83
    Don’t Go
    Wretch 32 feat. Josh Kumra
    Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix)
    Lana Del Rey
    Lukas / Reel Love
    Christophe and Lukas
    Heaven
    Emeli Sande
    Rain (The C&C Dirty Pop Vocal Mix)
    Scarlett Santana, CnC Music Factory
    The Hope
    Scuba
    Les Djinns (Trentemoller Remix)
    Djuma Soundsystem
    Deep Style
    Martin Roth
    Perpetrating
    WILDKATS!
    Open Your Eyes (feat. Royston)
    Maxxi Soundsystem & DRW
    New York Is Killing Me
    Gil Scott-Heron
    Finally (Roman Hunter Remix)
    CeCe Peniston
    Musika feat. Murk Boys (Ralph Falcon & Oscar Gaetan Murk Miami Mix)
    Kwanzaa Posse
    The Promise
    Joe Garston
    Keep It Coming
    Starkillers & Nadia Ali
    Stars Come Out
    Zedd
    Dirty Talk (Kim Fai Remix)
    Wynter Gordon

    Engineering Beer Bash – December 1st 2000

    CD & Vinyl Mixes


    Melbourne & New Zealand Trip

    Spent 3 weeks in Melbourne & New Zealand (North & South Island) in 2013. See photos here.

    Thursday Sept 18th: Departed SFO for Auckland then onto Melbourne.

    Friday Sept 20th: Arrived Melbourne (via Auckland). Stayed at the Mantra on Russell with Marjorie (my Dad’s cousin). Walked to Federation Square, Southbank & ate at Shakahari.

    Saturday Sept 21st: Met up with Karl (Marjorie’s nephew), Stars & Henry Melvin at the fantastic Melbourne Museum, after a picnic in Carlton Gardens (got great salads at Sumo Salad) and ate dinner at the excellent Yong Green Food together.

    Sunday 9/22nd: Vegan cupcakes at Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop with Karl, Stars & Henry Melvin. Picked up some vegan nibbles for lunch at the Queen Victoria market (artichokes, tabbouleh, mushrooms & sun-dried tomatoes) as well as Shepard’s pie & Mushroom and Tofu pie at TOFWD in Degraves Lane. Watched ‘The Graduate’ with Jerry Hall at HMT and then had dinner at Pomodoro Pizza Restaurant on Lonsdale St.

    Monday Sept 23rd: Flew to Auckland and arrived mid-afternoon (2 hours ahead of Australia), picked up rental and drove to Lupton Lodge in Whangarei (2.5 hours drive north of Auckland) arrived at 7ish. Met Andy & Karen from Matamata at dinner and had a great vegan meal made by Andy the proprietor & chef.

    Tuesday Sept 24th: A tropical storm was starting to hit the north of the north island, but we still managed to hit some beaches along the Tutukara coast (and got very wet) before getting lunch in Whangarei and then heading to Hamilton (1.5 hours south of Auckland) to stay at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton. Had a great dinner at the hotel restaurant.

    Wednesday Sept 25th: Great brekkie at hotel and then a great morning visiting Hobbiton near Matamata. Lunch at Brew in Thames then drove the west coast of Coromandel stopping at Otama beach and Opito bay.Stayed at Admiralty Lodge Motel in Whitianga. Indian for dinner at Sangam.

    Thursday Sept 26th: Made own brekkie and visited Cook’s beach & Hahei beach, hiked to Cathedral Cove and dropped by Hot Water Beach, but it was high tide so the hot water spring just under the sand was covered. Got a quick lunch at Waihi and headed to the Trinity Wharf hotel in Tauranga. Got upgraded to a spa room and ordered room service for dinner.

    Friday Sept 27th: Woke up for a great sunrise, made our own brekkie and headed to Papamoa beach on way to Rotorua. Hit the Polynesian Spa and had lunch at the Fat Dog Cafe for lunch and visited the geothermal wonderland at Wai-O-Tapo. Headed to Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge and had dinner at the fantastic HuHu Cafe.

    Saturday Sept 28th: Had a great brekkie at the lodge and checked out the Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Ruakuri Cave. Had lunch at Waitomo Caves and drove to Wanganui (a 4 hour drive) in the rain and stayed at the Rutland Arms Inn. Had a great dinner at the hotel.

    Sunday Sept 29th: Daylight Savings Time started today in NZ. Had a great breakfast at the Inn and drove to Wellington and visited the amazing free Te Papa museum. Stayed at the Amora Hotel.

    Monday Sept 30th: Pouring, got soaked to the skin walking along the waterfront and up to the botanic gardens, visited cable car museum, saw tulips at the Founder’s gate and lunch at Monsoon Poon.

    Tuesday October 1st: 25th (Silver) Wedding Anniversary
    Took early Bluebridge ferry from Wellington to Picton by ferry (3.5 hours). Drove a total of 1,813 kms (1,126 miles) on the North Island. Had lunch at the Harvey’s winery in Blenheim and did some wine tasting at the Te Mania / Richmond Plains winery in Richmond and then stayed at SouthHaven in South Street Nelson for 3 nights). Bought groceries at the Organic Green Grocers and made bean chilli.

    Wednesday October 2nd: Nice day, made our own brekkie, walked around town, including Cathedral & Queen’s Gardens and had lunch at The Vic Mac’s Brewbar and dinner at Stefano’s pizza.

    Thursday October 3rd: Pouring, made our own brekkie and drove to Tanaka and visited Pohara beach, the Abel Tasman memorial at Ligur bay and hiked Wainui Falls. Had lunch at the Wholesome Cafe in Tanaka. Visited Kaiketiketi beach in the Abel Tasman National Park.

    Friday October 4th: Drove to Christchurch (6 hours) and had lunch at Hammer Springs on the way. Stayed at the Heritage, since it was an old government building and had been retrofitted for earthquakes several times in the past it was one of the few undamaged buildings in the city centre from the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes and one of the few open hotels in the area. Walked through the excellent botanic gardens to Dux Dine for dinner.

    Saturday October 5th: Dropped off car and flew to Queenstown and stayed The Rees Hotel (for 3 nights). Drove a total of 1,004 kms (623 miles) on the South Island. Had lunch at Habebes and dinner at No. 5 Church Lane.

    Sunday October 6th: Full day return trip by coach to Milford Sound via Te Anau, Eglinton Valley & Mirror lakes.

    Monday October 7th: Slept in, made own brekkie, lunch at Habebes, visited the Kiwi & Birdlife Park, walked back to the hotel along the frankton trail (part of the Queenstown trail) and had drinks & snacks at Bordeaux room with dinner at No. 5 Church Lane.

    Tuesday October 8th: Flew from Queenstown to Auckland on ‘Crazy About Rugby’. Had lunch at the Soul Bar in the Viaduct Harbour and stayed at the Heritage. Dinner at the hotel (mostly gourmet vegan menu).

    Wednesday October 9th: Very windy, breakfast at the lobby bar which is completely vegan. Ferry to Devonport and back after walking around the twin volcanic cones, lunch at Raw Power Cafe back in Auckland (Vulcan Lane), then flew home to SFO.


    Useful Vegan Links

    Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

    Food Babe

    Food & Loathing

    Happy Cow

    Kaiser Permanente Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets

    Meatless Mondays

    The Tolerant Vegan

    Veg Guide


    Salt, Sugar, Fat

    Recently read Salt, Sugar, Fat about the processed food industry (a fascinating read).


    Vegan Friendly Restaurants

    Budapest:

    Glasgow:

    London:

    Paris:

    San Francisco Bay Area:


    The Weight of the Nation

    HBO has a set of documentaries, The Weight of the Nation’, that took 3 years to make. The accompanying HBO web site is excellent and contains links to the films (Parts 1 - 4):

    1. Consequences
    2. Choices
    3. Crisis
    4. Challenges

    and allows you to watch the documentaries online.


    Interesting Blogs

    1. Malcolm Gladwell
    2. Maria Konnikova
    3. NetApp Community