Carlsbad Songwriter Releases New EP

by The Editors on March 7, 2018

Marklyn Retzer, a Carlsbad, California based singer, songwriter (and surfer) has released a collection of new songs titled, Dandelion Tattoo. The five track EP features songs that range from the uplifting and affirming, gospel tinged vibe of Fly Free, to heart filling pop love songs like She Calls Me Love, to light hearted metaphorical reflections on love and loss in the title track. The EP, produced by San Diego’s Ben Moore features Matt Lynott on drums, Chris Swann on bass, and backing vocals by Lacy Younger and Krista Richards

Marklyn will be hosting a CD release party/show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on March 24, 2018 at The Pour House in Oceaside. Here are the details: 

I’m playing with my trio featuring Rhythm Rose Turner on drums and vocals, and Chris Swann on bass. I’ll have special guests stopping by to play some of their songs or to jam with me including Nina Francis, Savannah Philyaw, Sarah RogoDave Boodah, and others to be added. This will be a fun night of music and friendship. CDs will be available for purchase for those of us who like a physical thing of music to hold.

Check out Dandelion Tattoo on Spotify or click the link for all the details.

[Link: Marklyn Music]



Legoland’s Best Park Being Built In New York

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Legoland, the Denny’s of amusement parks, is reportedly building its “most expensive park ever” in the town of Goshen, New York according to a story in Travel and Leisure.

The park will have a 250-room hotel filled with hundreds of Lego models and millions of Lego bricks, beloved Lego characters, and themed Lego zones to enjoy. . . Visitors will also find more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, including Legoland Driving School, where kids can learn how to drive a Lego car.

Sound familiar? Yes. And we thought Carlsbad’s would be the only one in North America. Merlin Entertainments appears to be putting them in everywhere now. This one will cost a reported $350 million. We can’t wait to visit. Can you?

[Link: Travel and Leisure]


Carlsbad Is So Nice This Time Of Year

by The Editors on December 6, 2016

“The next bus is coming down.” Just a little reminder from Montreal, Canada of how nice it is to live in sunny, warm, Carlsbad, California. Yes, it is hard to believe people can live anywhere else, isn’t it?


SV Bella Luna 7: Storms, Crew & The Banks”

by The Editors on October 23, 2016

Paul wakes up in Turks & Cacos to find that the squalls passing through during the night had balled up the anchor chain. There were other issues as well. But the crew’s time was not all spent fixing the SV Bella Luna. Nope. They got in some fishing, and better yet got into the beautifully clear, warm water of the Turks and Caicos.

[Link: SV Bella Luna]


Tony Hawk Says No Convadium

by The Editors on October 20, 2016

We don’t get to vote on Measure C (and most likely, neither do you) but if we did we’d agree with Tony Hawk. Watch and you’ll see what we mean.

[Link: SDUT]


SV Bella Luna 6: Puerto Rico to Turks & Caicos

by The Editors on October 16, 2016

Paul, without his family, takes the SV Bella Luna out into the open ocean on the way North to Baltimore with a new crew. On the way they have some engine trouble, are joined by a pod of dolphins, and eat what Paul describes as the worst meal of the voyage.

[Link: SV Bella Luna]


SV Bella Luna 5: Bringing Her Home

by The Editors on October 9, 2016

The crew of the SV Bella Luna survive the winter and with spring coming in they head back to Tortola to sale her back north for the summer. If you’re enjoying following along on this Carlsbad family’s journey, click here to check out the SV Bella Luna store. There you can snag hats, shirts, and other goodies with the SVBL logo on it and help support the trip.

[Link: SV Bella Luna]


SV Bella Luna 4: Horses, Birthdays, Catamaran

by The Editors on October 2, 2016

Paul and the crew look for a big berth for the 24 foot beam, 42 foot long SV Bella Luna, celebrate Bella’s 10th birthday, and head south to Tortola, British Virgin Islands to check in on the boat itself. This whole sailing thing is much more complicated that it seems. Click play and you’ll see what we mean.

[Link: SV Bella Luna]


Race Like A Super Hero At Alga Norte

by The Editors on September 21, 2016

Dress up like a super hero and come out to the park for the third annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in super hero costumes.

Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate through 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tight ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way. The race will take approximately one hour to complete.

Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, visit the city website at or visit the race website at and search “super hero.”


SV Bella Luna 3: Sea Trials & Wild Horses

by The Editors on September 18, 2016

Paul flies down to the Virgin Islands to give the soon-to-be SV Bella Luna a sea trial to make sure she’s seaworthy. Then after flying back home he and Diná take the girls to Assateague Island National Park to check out the wild horses.