My Goodness: One Seattle Band to watch for in 2015


Here at the Yesler Journal, we get amped up about great rock jams. We’re excited to feature My Goodness, a blues rock trio from Seattle who we’ve been following for the last year or so.

With their guns-ablazing debut of their full-length album Shiver + Shake earlier this summer, they earned on a spot on a national tour with Augustines as well as Crash Kings beginning next year. You’ll be hearing from them more often (at least if we can help it).

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7 Winter Escapes that Should be on Your Bucket List

For some people, winter is a dead zone that is more likely to be endured than enjoyed. But there’s another word that begins with the letter “e” that offers much more promise than even enjoy: escape. Included here, for your consideration are seven winter escapes that would provide memories satisfying enough to propel you through the dark days of three more winters to come.

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Day 1: Kickstarter Production

It’s Day 1 of production, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. Everything begins with cutting the fabric. Although a straightforward process, of all the steps involved with garment manufacturing, cutting is arguably the most critical. Mistakes here are expensive to fix, and more often than not little can actually be done to rectify errors; you don’t get to cut twice. See the gallery below and see how we transform rolls of fabric into indivdual pieces for sewing:

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A 1951 Football game and the Illusion of Impartiality

For more than 100 years, major league philosophers like Descartes and Voltaire built careers off the idea that human minds perceived reality through a rational filter. It’s not a bad idea: we’d all like to think that we’re rational observers of the world, especially if the observation in question is a sports game; How can you not be rational if you’re sizing up a game based upon pre-agreed upon rules with an official score keeper?

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A Primer to the Pacific Crest Trail

paciific_crest_mapBefore Cheryl Strayed hiked and wrote her memoir about the Pacific Crest Trail, and before National Geographic rated this one of The 20 Worlds most Epic Hikes, hundreds of hikers have annually traversed the 2,650 miles of trails, spanning from the US/Mexico border on one end, to the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia.

It’s not the easiest of hikes and it’s not uncommon for preparation to take just as long as the average thru-hike (5 months) if not longer. The endeavor is worth it, as hikers are rewarded with a journey through stunning vistas in unspoiled backcountry and some of the country’s most spectacular wilderness ranges. You’ll be accompanied by vivid terrains from some of the highest mountain passes in the west to the hottest desert in the US, cutting through 57 major mountain passes, 19 major canyons and past more than 1,000 lakes.

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