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The biggest polluters wouldn't go along. So we still have work to do. In fact, our slogan for 2010 is "Get to Work." Get to work to start changing our communities, and get to work to make our leaders realize that they actually need to lead. We've sifted through thousands of your emails from all over the world and come up with an action plan for this year that we think may break the logjam and get us moving. But only, of course, if we act together to make it happen. The first date to mark on your calendar is Oct. 10, 2010. Working with our friends at the 10:10 campaign, we're going to make the 10th day of the 10th month of the millennium's 10th year a real starting point for concrete action. We're calling it the 10/10 Global Work Party, and in every corner of the world we hope communities will put up solar panels, insulate homes, erect windmills, plant trees, paint bike paths, and launch or harvest local gardens. We'll make sure the world sees this huge day of effort, and we'll use it to send a simple message to our leaders: We're working--what about you? If we can cover the roof of the school with solar panels, surely you can pass the legislation or sign the treaty that will spread our work everywhere, and confront the climate crisis in time. The 10/10/10 action will take a snapshot of a clean energy future--the world of 350 ppm--and show people why it's worth fighting for. Every nation is not created equal in this climate crisis, of course. If we can't get the biggest polluters and the biggest economies to change, then we'll never win. So we're going to focus some particular attention on China, the United States and India with the "Great Power Race." College and university campuses will compete to see who can come up with the most--and the most creative--climate solutions. We hope friendly competition will help governments see that they have a lot to gain by diving into clean energy, and a lot to lose by missing this opportunity. And we'll keep figuring out ways to apply political pressure where it counts--in the U.S. Senate, say, where we're joining a group of our best allies in backing the proposed cap-and-dividend approach that would stop letting big polluters pour carbon into the sky for free. In other parts of the world, we'll hold more of the climateleadership workshops that produced so many great leaders last year. And as the next U.N. conference in Mexico approaches in December, we'll stage the largest piece of public art in the planet's history, a reminder that we have to bring passion to bear along with science and economics if we're going to move this process. We know, from the calls and emails we've been getting, that people all over the world are ready to go to work. We think this plan can increase the odds of real action. We know that we have no choice. When, years down the road, the next generation asks what we did to save the planet, we want to be able to say, "We rolled up our sleeves and got to work." There's no guarantee we can beat the rich and powerful interests that we're up against--but thanks to you we've got enough momentum to have a real chance. Let's use it now. Onwards! P It's not too early to sign up here: .S. www.350.org/oct10. 350.org leader Bill McKibben is a journalist and environmentalist and a fellow at the Santa Rosa� based Post-Carbon Institute. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the Bohemian. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 700 words considered for publication, write email@example.com. When, years down the road, the next generation asks what we did to save the planet, we want to be able to say, `We rolled up our sleeves and got to work.' THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 05 The one truism about producing our massive annual Best of the North Bay issue (March 17) is that the following week generally requires publishing an approximately massive apology for the errors contained therein. In the last few years, we've gotten soft, as gooey as truffled chocolate filling, rolling roundly about, crowing in a bath of cocoa powder as we reviewed the diminishing list of mistakes that have actually gone to print. And then this year darkly dawned. And there we were, little ganache-smacked idols staring dumbly at disaster. It's all broccoli and quinoa from here on out as we never again want to fill the entire Letters page with missteps so lengthy that they arrange themselves gawkily into sad-sack categories of their own. Best Example of Plain Old Stupidity In the "Best Place to Find Your Teenager After School" box in the Family section, we wrongly placed an image of the good folks from Earth Camp Collective in the photo hole instead of a shot of the happy teens who cook for cancer patients at the Ceres Community Project. Moreover, that's an old Earth Camp image, and most of those pictured no longer work there. Double dumb! Best Inky Ghosts of Issues Past The database for perennial Best Of Readers Picks winners contains many stale, musty details not yet corrected, no matter how often we make them. To wit: � The San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival is not an "art and design" festival, though it does kind of rhyme. � Best Sonoma County Real Estate Agent Jeffrey Seligson is somewhat attached to the correct spelling of his surname. � Those wishing to purchase tickets to the Marin Theatre Company are well-advised to call its box office (415.388.5208), not its business office. � Rileystreet Art Supply would similarly prefer that you contact them at the correct phone number, not whatever rubbish we printed: 707.526.2416. � Tall Toad Music continues to stubbornly insist that it operates in Petaluma. We continue to stubbornly print that it is found in Santa Rosa. � Out West Garage has held its Petaluma shop dear for a full decade while we--year after bloody year!-- place it in Sebastopol. Why? We fall needily back on the koan that some truths may never be parsed. � Bubba's Diner is hoping that when you do call them, you'll dial 415.459.6862, not that jumble of numbers that we gave out, which better resembles an IRS tax code. � Monkey Wrench Tattoo had the audacity to move and not send us a bouquet of flowers spelling "1066 Fourth St., Santa Rosa" out in chrysanthemums so that we'd notice. We hate to cast aspersions and we really do prefer peonies . . . Best Way to Alienate Everyone Else � Honorable Mention for Sonoma County's Best Outdoor Gear Shop remains Clavey, but needs Paddlesports to ensue, and they have this weird desire that their correct phone number be printed: 707.766.8070. � Best Cabernet in Napa County is the venerable Chateau Montelena (1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707.942.5105); apologies to Bennett Lane. � Best Syrah in Napa County is T-Vine Cellars (3130 Old Lawley Toll Road, Calistoga; 707.942.8685). 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Phew." y The recent March 4 protest at SSU might be deemed illegal under a new free-speech code, kept largely under wraps, being considered by the university. Sonoma State officials finally reveal a secret draft of new strictures around constitutional rights By Morgan Carvajal hey say cutbacks, we say fuck that!" shouted vivacious student leader Kia Kolderup-Lane of Students for Quality Education as she rallied Sonoma State University students and faculty on March 4 during the statewide Day of Action. Nearly a thousand people, students and faculty of SSU and Santa Rosa Junior College, showed up in support of the rally, hosted by the group Students for Higher Education, to voice their concerns about the recent 32 percent increase in student fees and 10 percent cut to instructional time that will result in additional faculty and staff furloughs. On a campus that has a history of student demonstration and action, the administration has recently formed a committee to craft a policy on rallies and student demonstrations called Campus Expression: Time, Place and Manner. When students can rally, where they can rally and how they can rally are all being considered and codified. Free speech has a new plan, and students may be unaware of the change. The committee drafted a six-page policy and is finally, after a long spell of secrecy and silence, seeking input. Susan Moulton, chair of the Academic Senate, says, "There are parts of the drafted policy that would have kept the March 4 rally from happening. I am committed to making sure everyone who needs to see the draft does, and gives their input." It wasn't until last week that the drafted proposal began to circulate among faculty and students. Many have expressed their concern that the university is creating an additional crisis for itself, according to communications professor Jonah Raskin. "If implemented, this policy will bring chaos to the campus," he says darkly. Though it may have been with the best of intentions, the initial planning and development of the drafted policy took place with minimal input from the campus community. Faculty and students have expressed their feelings that the secrecy surrounding this proposal has violated due process, down to the foundation of how and why the committee was formed. The Academic Senate, a group comprising faculty representatives, has questioned what drove the administration to desire a change in the rules of campus expression. THE BOHEMIAN Dani Burlison 03.24.10-03.30.10 09 anks Again! 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By Daedalus Howell n the wrong hands, an emerging buzzword like "transmedia" could end up as Craigslist slang under either auto parts or casual encounters, especially for those who "like to watch." A recent joint UCLA and USC industry symposium attempted to clarify the term at a conference dubbed "Transmedia Hollywood: S/Telling the Story." Despite its unfortunate title, which looks like something Roland Barthes might sneeze into, the conference put "top creators, producers and executives from the entertainment industry" and "scholars pursuing the most current academic research on transmedia studies" in a collegial cage match helmed by Henry Jenkins, Provost's professor of communication, journalism and cinematic arts, Annenberg School of Communication, USC. Jenkins is the author of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, in which he describes transmedia storytelling simply as "the art of worldmaking." You know, like God. Or George Lucas. "To fully experience a fictional world," Jenkins writes, "consumers must assume the role of hunters and gatherers, chasing down bits of the story across media channels, comparing notes with each other via online discussion group, and collaborating to ensure that everyone who invests time and effort will come away with a richer entertainment experience." This sounds like a lot of work for the couch potato of yore, but at least it doesn't sound like Gesamtkunstwerk, the term Richard Wagner used to describe a comprehensive artwork expressed across several media. Of course, in Wagner's day, what was known as media could be sewn up in his 15-hour Ring cycle, arguably the first attempt at a transmedia experience despite the relative lack of interactivity (yawning doesn't count). These days, entertainment--and its marketing--is often prefigured as a multiplatform franchise with toe-holds in cinema, graphic novels, video games and (gasp!) the written word. Mythologies are created that adhere to "bibles" which describe the law of fictional lands with an eye to creating an "aesthetic that is specific and archetypal simultaneously," as Louisa Stein, head of the TV and film critical studies program at San Diego State University, put it during the conference. This, of course, is precisely what Lucas has done with myriad iterations of Star Wars (particularly those not tied to the screen) and what Tolkien et al. accomplished with The Lord of the Rings. Ditto the creators of Lost, Heroes and True Blood, among others. Of course, not all content is appropriate for all media. Consider the sage words of director David Lynch, who, in a popular YouTube video packaged as an iPhone commercial parody, opined, "Now, if you're playing the movie on the telephone, you will never, in a million years, experience the film. You'll think you have experienced it, but you will be cheated. It's such a sadness that you think you've seen a film on your fucking telephone. Get real." Sure, a lot of films, particularly David Lynch films, are not optimally viewed on a mobile device or online or perhaps anywhere. However, the thinking goes, a two-minute short that expands and elaborates a subplot first launched in a longer format piece has synergistic value. As author David Kushner wrote in a Fast Company article last year, "In the analog era, such efforts might have fallen under the soulless rubric of `cross-promotion.' . . . The difference is that cross-promotion has nothing to do with developing or expanding an established narrative. A Happy Days lunch box, in other words, does nothing to advance the story of Fonzie's personal journey." Not that the Fonz had a personal journey worth charting, but plenty of characters upon whom real world dollars are spent creating fictional worlds for us to inhabit with them do. Of course, the trend is not without its critics. As "badvegan" tweeted during the conference, "More shame, for sure. Seriously: I guess I have too much respect for 4th wall. It's worked for millennia." Sure, but could you imagine what Wagner could have done without it? Daedalus Howell speaks at the Northern California Screenwriters and Filmmakers Expo and Pitch Fest, which runs March 26�28 at the Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa. www.norcalscreenwriters.com. More at www.dhowell.com. Thank You Bohemian Readers for choosing us Best Hospital Sonoma County 501 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 823-8511 Owned and operated by Palm Drive Health Care District. Palm Drive's emergency room has the shortest wait times in the county and ranks among the highest in the nation for patient satisfaction. Visit our website at www.palmdrivehospital.com for current events, services, and support groups. 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The Campus Expression committee's draft now circulating states that "the exercise of free speech and assembly rights . . . may not: interfere with university activities, including classes or other scheduled academic, educational, athletics, cultural arts and career activities or with use of the university library, [and may not] interfere with or disrupt the conduct of university business and operations." Had this policy been in place during the March 4 rally, students and faculty would likely have been prosecuted. That demonstration was in clear violation of what the new policy states. The obstruction of pedestrian traffic and the interference of university business--the student rally was successful in closing down customer services during their sit-in--would have resulted in arrests. "When people infringe on my freedom of expression, I feel my hackles get up. Freedom of speech is very fragile, and when people start messing with it, they can do a lot of damage really quickly," Raskin says. There is no question that students and faculty benefit from their right to protest, rally, demonstrate, walk out and sit in on campus, and it's no wonder that they are worried about the future of their voice. There will be a town-hall meeting to discuss the future of free speech at SSU in the coming months, and students are encouraged to give the committee input before any policy is submitted. Moulton assures that the committee and its members are aware of the limits that the draft presents, and are seeking legal input to ensure that the policy does not compromise any constitutional rights. "We have a history of concern about free speech, and we want to make sure it's protected," she says. Committee members are still discussing and exploring how other CSU campuses craft their time, place and manner policies. 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The new bag laws are still on the drawing table, but get ready for the day when every checker says, "Forgot your reusable bag? Oh, sorry, but your total is now $7.50 instead of $7.25, including the bag fee." In a very short time, no one will forget his or her canvas totes. I feel almost as happy about the change as does Carol Misseldine, sustainability coordinator for the city of Mill Valley. Misseldine described the three-year process it has taken to work around the plastics industry. "There's quite a history of attempts to discourage single-use bags," she said. While working in the same capacity for the city of Oakland, Misseldine followed San Francisco's lead in creating an ordinance to place a fee on plastic bags. "We adopted our own ordinance," Misseldine explained, "but got sued. Dozens of jurisdictions have since been sued successfully by the by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Their argument was that that if you place a fee on plastic bags, then people will be pushed to use paper bags, and in some ways paper is worse than plastic. But this does not mean we should use plastic bags, because plastic is an enormous litter problem and devastating to marine wildlife. The only responsible policy is to discourage the use of all single-use bags." But in 2006, California state legislature passed AB 2449. The ACC made sure that bill included a prohibition on fees on plastic bags. "We know fees are powerful instruments of change," Misseldine says. "If you charge a fee, people will bring their own bags. But ACC lobbying took away that tool of putting fees on plastic bags. They didn't anticipate how angry we would be." In response, cities decided to use the only tool left: a total ban. "This came as a surprise to the ACC," Misseldine says. "The industry said such a ban would cause everyone to use paper bags." But the chemical lobbyists were wrong. Thanks to the release last week of the "Master Environmental Assessment on Single Use and Reusable Bags" (MEA), jurisdictions have scientific justification to ban plastic bags and use fees to discourage the use of other single-use bags. Issued by Green Cities California, of which Misseldine is the present coordinator, the MEA is a powerful document upon which new ordinances can be based. The report shows that neither biodegradable nor nonbiodegradable single-use plastic bags, nor even plain old paper bags, can be part of a sustainability plan. The only sustainable option is the reusable bag, which can be made of cloth or even plastic (though not woven plastic). In places where single-use plastic bags have been discouraged by the use of fees, as in Ireland, where they established the Irish plastic-bag tax, single-use plastic bag use was reduced by 90 percent. "What we have in hand in the form of the MEA," Misseldine explains, "is a consolidation of the currently available scientific literature on the environmental impacts of every kind of single-use bag. All of them are devastating to the environment. The only sane policy is to discourage the use of all single-use bags." Working with the county of Marin, Mill Valley is drafting an ordinance to ban the use of plastic bags and discourage the use of single-use bags by attaching fees. The effort will include similar ordinances drafted by other cities in Marin. "I feel confident that most jurisdictions will get on board," Misseldine says. "There is quite a bit of support for this in the county. And we are going to see a cascade of ordinances throughout California and other parts of the country that ban the use of plastic bags and place fees on the use of other kinds of bags." 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Gluten is a sneaky scoundrel and is found in such a large number of items that by the time I discovered beer and soy sauce were given the kibosh, I was indignant. And then I talked to the ladies at the Gluten Free Lab. The Gluten Free Lab is made up of Aly Anderson, Heather Prandini and Molly Jackel, self-professed Sonoma County food nerds who are dedicated to the cause of expanding the knowledge and availability of gluten alternatives, all the while remaking the somewhat frumpy image of ultra-salubrious, gluten-free cooking into a hip, new style with their blog. The Gluten Free Lab began when Anderson and Prandini, who run the design team notion:creative together, met and discovered not only a shared knack for unique design, but a common enemy in gluten. Anderson, who has a gluten intolerance, and Prandini, who has celiac among other dietary limitations, decided to turn their creative and dietary ventures into a common goal: a cookbook. The two recruited Jackel, a food and cookbook editor, who is also the team's "resident gluteneating girl," Anderson explains with a laugh. While the blog arose primarily to promote the Lab's upcoming cookbook, due out early this summer, it sparkles and shines so vibrantly in a community that can be a little lackluster that it's become a much larger resource since its debut last March. Lists of gluten-free-friendly shops and restaurants fill the site's sidebars and feature some surprising (Mary's Pizza Shack) and not-so surprising (Whole Foods) joints, as well as some that remain otherwise entirely unheard of (Miglet's Gluten-Free Bakery). "If we can bring in everything gluten-related and put it all together, it really makes things easier. Doctors don't always know where to refer you once they give you your diagnosis," Anderson says. "When you first get diagnosed with celiac, it's all doom and gloom," Prandini adds. "We want people to think outside the box. This isn't just about the diagnosis, it's about the lifestyle. It can be hard, and we're trying to help people and educate them." So what about the benefits of a gluten-free diet for those who don't have an intolerance? "We're not trying to convert people at all. It does force you to eat healthier. But it's really important to get tested if you think you may have celiac. A lot of people self-diagnose and just stop eating gluten, and then they feel better. But it is really important to know for sure and get the right tests and biopsy done," Prandini cautions. "We're not professionals," she adds. "We're just girls with a lot of real-life experience." www.theglutenfreelab.wordpress.com. 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A trip to the Headlands Center for the Arts is all about the cuttingedge exhibitions, the artist-in-residence program, the stellar slate of visual artists, filmmakers and writers who occupy the rental studios up the hill from the main halls. But no visit to the Headlands is really complete without a meal in the Ann Hamilton-revamped Mess Hall, a treat unto itself. Served family-style, meals at the Mess Hall are just one price and you get what they're making, period. But man, what they make! The Mess Hall prides itself on local, sustainable ingredients as fresh as the slopes surrounding the Ft. Baker complex. It prides itself on the level of the cookery, the intelligence of the matches, the casual presentation of the whole gorgeous, well, mess. It's been 20 swift years since Hamilton transformed the space and its Victorian gaol of a unisex bathroom, and the Headlands hosts a series of dinners to celebrate the coolest little nonrestaurant around, beginning this weekend with a special meal cooked by all of the previous chefs, each preparing a signature dish that evokes his or her tenure in this underground kitchen. Succeeding dinners will be like pieces of art themselves, April 8 titled "Giftivism: Art & Service," May 5�6 a times-two rendition of "Please Love Me" and May 19 a dinner for Headlands' members only. What the heck is this all about? Alas, Headlands staff don't work much on Mondays, but we do, leaving messages and eager pleas. This just means you'll need to take the leap and find out for yourself. March 25 at 7pm, "Mess Hall Dinner." Headlands Center for the Arts, Building 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. $25�$35. 415.331.2787, ext 28. Tablehopper Marcia Gagliardi joins Napa Style chef and TV culinary guru Michael Chiarello at the Marin Osher JCC on Thursday, March 25, for an evening of cooking, drinking and talking around the theme of the Roman Feast, with an emphasis on spring foods in the Italian tradition. For a paltry $10�$20, attendees get to eat and drink Chiarello's celebrated food and even his family's wine while he and Gagliardi discuss all manner of seasonal splendours. We're filing this firmly under "deal." Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7pm. 415.444.8000. Gretchen Giles THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 25 North County Mid County Simply Vietnam Best Vietnamese Restaurant Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant Thank you Back by popular demand: $45 locals 3 course prix fixe Now, through the end of March. Our incredible Thurs. 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I "Thank God," says one of my crew upon swinging open the heavy, oaken cellar door. It's nothing to do with want of wine, rather sating an ill-scheduled hunger that was reported midway through our short drive. The God-thanking sight: front and center is a generous pile of Matos Cheese Factory St. George cheese. We like this place already, and the genial staff only proceed to enhance our opinion. Tasting is free and by appointment only, which can generally be arranged upon sticking one's head through the cellar door. And it is a working cellar, with just a corner reserved for the snacking, sipping and gabbing. On the wall, historical photos document the history of the Pellegrini family, who moved up to the wine country from San Francisco. Their big city occupation? Making and selling wine. While Pellegrini also offers a limited release unoaked Chardonnay, their 2007 Olivet Lane Chardonnay ($24) exhibits only mild cooperage and dairy character. There's a brambleberry trend to the otherwise black cherry and plum flavors in the richly colored 2007 Olivet Lane Pinot Noir ($35). Perfumed with raspberry and vanilla, this well-extracted but dry Pinot finishes with the firm tannic smack of a Chianti or a light and tight Malbec. Brimming over with boysenberry, the intensely juicy 2007 Pellegrini Eight Cousins Vineyards Zinfandel ($26) gives up big Zin flavor without the heat. From the Pellegrini's Cloverdale Ranch, the 2006 Merlot ($24) hints of chocolate liqueur, cherry cordial, finding focused acidity on the palate and leaving with sticky tannins. But that's not all--guests are invited to taste four more excellent wines from the list, plus reserves as available. So why not taste all of it? Pellegrini Family Vineyards, 4055 West Olivet Road, Santa Rosa. Open by appointment. No fee. 707.545.8680. " S LOW - SMOK ED " SOUTHERN B AR-B-Q B EER & WINE OPEN 7 DAYS...11:30 am - 8:30 pm LU NCH - DI N NER TA K E OU T ! Special! 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Objectors clearly believe it would be immoral to make it possible for lots of people to live to be, say, 150 years old. But is that so? Two newish papers from two controversial philosophers take on that reasoning, and tear it apart--with the help of their pocket calculators. Philosopher John Davis from the University of Tennessee takes a direct approach, arguing that pursuing life extension--even if it results in a Malthusian hell--is the moral thing to do. In his article "Life-Extension and the Malthusian Objection," Davis accepts for purposes of argument that the moral goal is to maximize total human welfare over time. Davis then considers what might happen in situations where people are forced to choose between life extension and reproduction, as opposed to a world where they can opt for both. Davis divides a hypothetical population of 100 people into three policy categories: Free Choice; Forced Choice/Treatment; Forced Choice/Reproduce. Free Choice allows everyone to choose life extension no matter how many children they have. Under a Forced Choice policy, people must choose between having children and receiving the treatments. Davis assumes a population of 100 will contain 31 Free Choicers, who take both the treatments and reproduce; 19 Forced Choicers who take the treatments and do not reproduce; and 50 Forced Choicers who refuse the treatments and choose to reproduce. The numbers reflect his own rough intuitions about how human preferences would play out. Adding up the life-years at stake: Free Choicers: 31 x 500 years = 15,500 life-years. Forced Choice/Treatment: 19 x 500 years = 9,500 life-years. Forced Choice/Reproduce: 50 x 100 = 5,000 life-years. In this scenario, the Free Choicers' preferences that would result in a Malthusian world trump the combined preferences of those who choose long lives over reproduction and short lives in favor of reproduction. What drives Davis' calculations is the concept of total utilitarianism that aims to maximize utility across a population based on adding all the separate utilities of each individual together. One implication of total utilitarianism is that "we should create as many people as possible in order to maximize the total amount of desirable experiences." Total utilitarianism might result in Malthusian consequences because a large, relatively miserable population might well have a greater total amount of utility than a smaller, happier one. Davis' allocation of preferences among Free and Forced Choicers is based on his own guesswork, and tweaking the numbers could produce different outcomes. 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Is there any way to break out of this dismal total utilitarian calculation? Bioethicist Russell Blackford argues yes. In the second new paper, Russell Blackford from Monash University in Australia specifically addresses Princeton University bioethicist Peter Singer's claim that it is immoral to want to live longer, say by doubling one's life expectancy to 150 years. Why does Singer think this? Singer begins by setting up a thought experiment in which researchers develop a pill that will double life expectancy to 150 years. He assumes that people have an average happiness level of 5 out of a possible 10 during the first 75 years. The life-extension pill maintains its users at about the same level of health and mental acuity as a healthy 60-year-old for the next 75 years, reducing their happiness level to 4 for that period. This yields an average happiness level of 4.5 over the course of their 150-year life spans. Imagine Singer's pill as a kind of Fountain of Prolonged Middle Age. Singer also assumes population-control measures stabilizing population at replacement levels. Ultimately in the Singer scenario, the total number of people born will be half of what it otherwise would have been during any specific time period without the age-retarding drug. So a long-lived society might constitute 1 billion individuals, and a normal life expectancy society would number 2 billion at any one time. To illustrate Singer's calculus, Blackford does a little happiness math.The hedonic calculation for long lifers would be 4.5 units of happiness x 150 years of life x 1 billion individuals = 675 billion happiness years. The computation of pleasure for short lifers: 5 units of happiness x 75 years of life x 2 billion = 750 billion happiness years. Singer acknowledges that individual long lifers would have better lives (4.5 hedonic units x 150 years = 675 total units) than individual short lifers (5 hedonic units x 75 year = 375 units). But the total sum of happiness over any specific period of time is higher in the society without the life-extension treatment. So Singer concludes that the moral thing to do is to stop research on life-prolonging drugs. But imposing population-control measures should be morally suspect to someone who advocates maximizing total utility over time. Why? As Blackford points out, Singer's utility logic leads to the "conclusion that a sufficiently large population with people whose lives are barely worth living would be a better outcome than a much smaller population of people who are very happy." This is what philosopher Derek Parfit calls the "repugnant conclusion." Parfit never believed that he had resolved the paradox at the heart of a total utilitarian calculus that leads to the repugnant conclusion. One consequence of this line of argument is that people should have as many children as possible in order to maximize the total amount of happiness so long as they could eke out some minimal amount of pleasure. In fact, it would be immoral for people to restrict the number of children they bear because they would be reducing the overall amount of possible happiness in the world. To counter the total utility logic, Blackford offers another thought experiment in which a benevolent but not omnipotent deity has the choice between creating a world with 1 billion happy people (6 hedonic units on average out of 10 possible) versus another world with 6 billion fairly miserable inhabitants (1.5 hedonic units on average). Total average happiness on the second miserable planet would exceed that of the first by a ratio of 3 to 2 over time (9 billion units versus 6 billion units in any given year). Singer, if he followed the logic of his argument, would advise the deity to create the second world rather than the first. Blackford counters, "We expect a benevolent god to be concerned about how well lives go, rather than about the sheer number of them." The upshot of this analysis, according to Blackford, is that "what we value . . . is that whatever actual lives come into existence should go well." Blackford's benevolence scenario, like Singer's original set-up, implies that the maximization of utility under Malthusian conditions will be avoided because population growth will be kept in check. However, Blackford, unlike Singer, is morally consistent, because advocating benevolence does not require maximizing total utility; rather, the goal is to attempt to maximize the utilities of individuals. As Blackford concludes, "Since I see no doubt that the lives in the pro-drug scenario would be better-- something that Singer also thinks--then we should develop the drug." Of course, if one accepts Blackford's conclusions, the question of how population will be controlled comes to the fore. Will some "benevolent decision-maker" impose something like a replacement fertility requirement in order to make sure that the Methuselahs are not overcrowded, thus enabling their lives to go well? Perhaps such "benevolent decisionmakers" are unnecessary. Turning from philosophy to the empirical, it is noteworthy that the societies with the longest life expectancies are already experiencing below replacement fertility largely without the interference of "benevolent decision-makers." At one point Davis acknowledges, "Of course, if the Malthusian consequences of total utilitarianism are a reason to reject total utilitarianism, then one can argue that Malthusian consequences are a reason to reject Free Choice." Blackford implicitly accepts this analysis and rejects Free Choice. In any case, the conclusion from either analysis--Davis' dismal total utility calculus and Blackford's benevolence argument--is that pursuing radical life extension is the moral thing to do. Ky Boyd vows that he'll find another North Bay theater, and that he'll keep the special programming going regardless of whether or not he has a permanent film house. The Rialto takeover underscores the business side of the business By Gretchen Giles he news last week that Rialto Lakeside Cinemas owner Ky Boyd had lost his lease, effective Sept. 1, shocked and dismayed North Bay art-film lovers. During the decade that the Rialto has been under Boyd's direction, the theater has flourished, not only showing movies outside of the shoot-'em-up genre but hosting special benefit screenings for nonprofits, free movies for kids and opening its screens to the National Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera and even such NPR stalwarts as This American Life and A Prairie Home Companion. Sonoma County cinema lovers have few options other than to drive to the Smith Rafael Film Center to see smart, first-run films, and they are naturally dismayed. Boyd lost his lease to SR Entertainment Group president Dan Tocchini, who has a monopoly on theaters in downtown Santa Rosa, as well as running the Airport Cinemas and Healdsburg's Raven Film Center, among others. Tocchini vows that he will change nothing at the theater when he takes it over, not the real butter for the popcorn, not the programming--not even the staff. "Why would you fix something that ain't broke?" he said. But this is how it goes in the tiny world of cinema ownership and film distribution: Tocchini had the lease before Boyd. He let it go to a month-to-month agreement when his 10 years were up. Boyd, who has a masters degree in arts administration but who had never owned a business or run a theater before taking over the Rialto, snatched it up. Tocchini says he was given a three-day notice to vacate. Boyd says that he allowed Tocchini to stay a full month longer than anticipated to help him with a busy holiday slate. Both agree that they amicably made a deal for the equipment. Just three years ago, Boyd purchased the Elmwood theater in the East Bay from Tocchini. Jump forward to today, and Boyd says that he was not given a chance to renegotiate his lease; it was suddenly just gone, and Tocchini was the one who called to tell him. When asked why he delayed public announcement of his lease loss for nearly two weeks until Tocchini was in Las Vegas attending Showest, the massive annual industry conference, Boyd laughed. "No comment," he said. When asked why he never just turned his Third Street Cinema into an art house, Tocchini said, "Third Street was never intended to be an art house, because Ky had a relationship with the distributors." The knot draws tighter. Which cinema gets which film rests largely in the hands of the distributors, a hot-headed lot of shout-prone brokers who don't hesitate to make deals that leave theaters with little more than popcorn sales. Boyd's relationships drew Sex and the City to his house; Tocchini's drew Up in the Air to his. Both feel that it should have been the other way around. In this instance, it's Tocchini's relationships that drew trump. Property owner Lynn Duggan engaged Selway Management to oversee the property. Larry Wasem of Selway is a key investor in Tocchini's SR Entertainment Group. And suddenly both Duggan and Tocchini are pulling out the mawkish "mother card," claiming that Duggan's late mother specifically wanted Tocchini to take over the lease when it came up. That someone could pour all of his ambition into a business and lose it, paving the way for another to step right into a turnkey operation with a passionate fan base might, in the eyes of many an American, be the basis for a lawsuit. Boyd sighs. "What has happened is not moral, it's not just, it's not ethical, it's not right," he says. "But it is perfectly legal." For a fuller account of the background, relationships and familial and friendly ties that knot this story: www.bohemian.com/bohoblog. THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 33 N O W P L AY I N G IN THE STUDIO kids! indoor HAND S-ON FUN FOR Thank you for voting us you for voting g Be magination Cente , Napa Best Imagination Center, Napa er A hilarious,, absurdist farce hilarious absurdist farce about recapturing lost love l ove and fixing a broken world wo orld Mar 26 thru April 11 Fri and Sat at 8pm Sun at 2pm Sun at 2pm SPECIAL EVENT nd Go to our website for hours an pricing website for hours and 707. 9.1559 1785-B Tanen Street 707.259.1559 | 1785-B Tanen Street .25 a n Downtown Napa near Downtown Napa www.scientopiadiscoverycenter.com www.scientopiadiscoverycenter.com Scott Phillips plays the eponymous lead. YOU DESERVE EMP ATHY-DRIVEN HEAL THCARE Thank you for voting for Lorelle Saxena as Sonoma County's Best Acupuncturist for 2010! `Dead Man's Cell Phone' rings all the bells By David Templeton xcuse me, are you going to get that?" Jean, a deeply insecure but generous young woman, is jolted from her mid-afternoon reverie in a small New York cafe when the restaurant's only other customer refuses to answer his very loud, constantly ringing cell phone. The reason for his rudeness is soon quite apparent. He's dead. Rattled by this realization, Jean answers the phone herself, and not knowing what else to do, she lies. Half-heartedly passing herself off as the man's assistant ("I'm--answering his phone," she explains), she offers to take the message, and so begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, playwright Sarah Ruhl's comedic satire of modern-day loneliness. The show, which just opened a five-week run at the Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, is short, succinct, outrageously funny--and very, very weird. Ruhl (The Clean House, The Vibrator Play, Eurydice) is fond of breaking the conventions of theater, and Dead Man's Cell Phone is a perfect example. What begins as a dark parable soon casts off its ties to reality, becoming a clever fusion of magical realism and playful Nietzschean nightmare. The Rep production, directed with a light touch by Sharon Winegar, is much less dark and ominous than the production that opened the Oregon Shakespeare Festival last February. The actors in Winegar's cast play to the character's better natures, downplaying the sense of danger and underlying threat of violence that lurks in Ruhl's crafty script. While many will appreciate the lighter tone, I found myself missing the visceral tension that infused my original experience of Dead Man's Cell Phone. Which is not to say that the Rep version isn't thoroughly enjoyable. In addition to the giddy wonder of Ruhl's writing, the cast is excellent. Winegar's emphasis on the plentiful comic elements of the script allows the actors to be outrageously playful and quirky. This is especially so of Elena Wright as Jean. In her first production with the Rep, Wright plays Jean as adorably, cluelessly sweet. Gordon, the dead man himself-- played with wickedly implacable calm by Scott Phillips--turns out to have been an amoral businessman with a dangerous mistress (Bronwen Shears), who wants Gordon's cell phone back. Jean, who soon feels strongly attached to the phone and to the dead Gordon, even finds herself having a f ling with Gordon's shy, stationery-obsessed brother Dwight (Ed McCloud). As Gordon's mother, Mollie Boice has some of the play's best lines. In Boice's hands, the scatter-brained, tangential eulogy at Gordon's funeral is an absolute stitch. That said, her choice to play the character as dotty and disconnected, rather than crazed from grief, allows the play to stay light, but perhaps deprives the climax of some tasty pathos, as we learn exactly how deep her connection to her dead son goes. In Dead Man's Cell Phone, Ruhl ably explores the connections we desire--and fail--to have with other human beings, even when we seem to be connected by the airwaves over a cell phone conversation. Ruhl believes we are all unknowable mysteries to each other, little locked-up houses with the lights off. When the lights do come on, what we discover can surprise us. The same can be said for this extraordinary and enchantingly bizarre play. It keeps plenty of its mysteries to itself, but those that are revealed are likely to change the way you see the world. `Dead Man's Cell Phone' runs Thursday�Sunday through April 17 at Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Thursday� Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm. $20�$25; Thursdays, pay what you can. 707.823.0177. Opera favories from Mozart, Moz zart, Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Gilbe & Verdi, Gilbert ert Sullivan performed by the Sullivan performed by the vocalists of Project Appla Applause ause Hosted by Michael Van Why with Va an y Dr. Dr. Leslie Dukes on piano pian no A BENEFIT FOR 6TH STREET PLAYHOUSE BENE F IT R 6T H ST R EET P L Y H U S E E I T T E LA HO La Primavera Primaver ra Mention this ad for a 20% discount on your first appointment The Saxena Clinic Traditional Chinese Medicine 707 - 575-4-TCM (4826) 633 Fourth Street Ste. 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Specifically, if Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, The Adjuster) had made up for the poor box-office performance of his recent work with a serial-killer flick instead of Chloe, he would probably have gotten more respect. Chloe is a remake of 2003's Nathalie . . . by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, The Girl from Monaco). In the original, Fanny Ardant and G�rard Depardieu played the older married couple; Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson fit those two silhouettes nicely for Egoyan. The plot is completely absurd, but the actors convince you that it can be played seriously. Catherine (Moore), a straight-laced Toronto gynecologist, suspects that her husband is unfaithful. The husband, David (Neeson), a music professor, is significantly introduced to us as he lectures on Mozart's Don Giovanni. An early moment of awkwardness intrudes here when a student asks David from the middle of the lecture hall if he wants to go out for a drink. Who asks a professor a question like that in the middle of a lecture? David is perhaps too available. Catherine meets a very expensive-looking prostitute, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), in the bathroom of a fancy hotel. The physician decides to hire the sex worker to seduce her husband to see if he can be had. Egoyan bypasses the tiresome reasons why Chloe chose the life; in this economy, everyone feels like a prostitute, anyway. Chloe signs on. Reporting to Catherine at cafes like a secret agent, the young girl divulges everything she and David do together, and the stories affect Catherine on a level she hadn't expected--this lewd Scheherezade has hooked her audience. Catherine continues to hire her, and that's when the paid-for companion gets out of control. Chloe is clearly an Egoyan film-- mysterious, fearless and darkly funny about marriage. He is obsessed with the inability to record truth, knowing that no matter what the technology, stories are reflections of reflections. It's a motif he highlights by showing us Chloe in cheval glasses and bathroom mirrors. Egoyan's staging matches instances of strong explicitness with implicitness, as with the bit-bybit way David succumbs (or seems to)--with reluctance, erectile dysfunction and fear of going back to work with soiled clothes. One of his and Chloe's rendezvous takes place at Allen Gardens, a Victorian tropical plant conservatory. The meet is shot through window panes: it's a way of parsing the lovers, showing David's orgasm by the twitch of his arm. Chloe also gives Moore something to sink her fine teeth into--she has the best ability to contain choked-down emotions of any actress outside of Japan. She's too civilized in a rose-red gown in a party scene; later, she gets more feral, emitting a half-gasp, half-sob as she hears the bad news about her husband. There will be women who understand Chloe's argument that you can wring more eroticism out of aggression--out of a breached territorial imperative--than you can out of white wine, candles and an unlimited charge card. Having said that, Chloe looks rich and classy. Egoyan frames the action with the glum chic of Toronto's hip restaurants, a tiny Edwardian midtown hotel just made for a quick one and the polished wooden box of mirrors Catherine and David live in. Chloe's eroticism and implicit satire of the sweet life rival the unfaithful wife's monologue in Godard's classic Weekend. `Chloe' opens on Friday, March 26, at the Rialto Lakeside Cinema, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.525.4840. FUNCTIONAL ART Thank You Sonoma County Best Jewelry Store ~ honorable mention 146 N. Main Street, Sebastopol � 707.829.3036 10:30�6pm, Sun til 5pm � artisanafunctionalart.com THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 35 pendant by Saundra Messinger "A MIND-BENDING AND MESMERIZING thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and IMMENSELY SATISFYING effect." Betsey Sharkey, LOS ANGELES TIMES GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO THE www.dragontattoofilm.com NOW PLAYING RIALTO CINEMAS LAKESIDE 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa (707) 525-4840 CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES OR CALL FOR SHOWTIMES Now Available in Paperback: The Girl Who Played with Fire Voted Best Media Personality Amanda and Mike Bakersfield and Beyond on KWMR This dark, Bosnian comedy, following a group of hapless actors touring the worst of the Serbian war zone in 1993, helps to close out the Tiburon International Film Festival. See Film, p46. New Movies Also Playing Winner Best Sparkling Wine Honorable Mention Sonoma County 36 03.24.10-03.30.10 THE BOHEMIAN MARCH 25 � APRIL 4 Spreckels Performing Arts Center 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park www.spreckelsonline.com Box Office: 588-3400 " Academy Award Nominee 1/2! An Unexpected Gem! Powerfully Best Insightful and Poignant!" Honest, Foreign Language Film! "Raw and Riveting!" � Rolling Stone WALTZ WITH BASHIR From Noah Baumbach, the Acclaimed A MIGHTY HEART (1:00) Director of2:45 5:00 7:00 the Whale The 5:00 7:20 9:45 R (12:30) 3:00 Squid and 9:15 R 2 Academy Award Noms Including Best Actor! GREENBERG Bargain Tuesday - $7.50 All Shows Bargain Fri, March 26th Thu, April Schedule for Fri, Feb $7.00Thu, Feb 26th Schedule for Tuesday -20th � �All Shows 1st Schedule for Fri, June 22nd - Thu, June 28th "A Triumph!" 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(12:45) � Slant7:00 9:40 PG-13 3:45 Magazine THE GIRL WITH THE MILK Film capsules by Richard von Busack and Eloy Camacho. PARIS, JE 9:50 R "Sensational! (11:45) 4:45T'AIME � NY Times A Pitch-Perfect Film!" (1:15) 4:15 7:00 9:30 R A PROPHET (UN PROPHETE) Kevin Jorgenson presents the California Premiere of (1:20)PURE:PG-13 No 1:20 Show Sat,FLICK on Wed 6:45 A BOULDERING No Shows Michael Moore's Thu, Feb 26th at 7:15 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD N O R T H B AY M O V I E T I M E S www.sonomamovietimes.com www.marinmovietimes.com www.napamovietimes.com Starts Fri, June 29th! Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon Advance Tickets IN Sale Now at Box Office! 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All tickets are subject to applicable service charges. 38 03.24.10-03.30.10 THE BOHEMIAN Up the Country Seeing as they made their name at Woodstock, it's only natural that over 40 years later Canned Heat would still be seeking outof-the-way countryside. So it is with the blues-boogie band's show this weekend at the Highland Dell, a historic lodge on the Russian River that's hosted the likes of Leon Russell, Cold Blood and Barry "the Fish" Melton. (David Lindley plays the joint next month.) Hearing "Goin' Up the Country" and "On the Road Again" way out on the unincorporated roads of the actual country can only be made better by special guest Harvey Mandel, who drops in on his old band mates from time to time to sit in. We'd love to tell you if mean-dog bassist and longtime Tom Waits sideman Larry Taylor will be in the band, but . . . the band didn't get back to us! Oh well! At any rate, see Mandel, a blues legend in his own right, if only for the excellent Get Off in Chicago album, play with Canned Heat on Friday�Saturday, March 26�27, at the Highland Dell. 21050 River Blvd., Monte Rio. 7pm. $60�$65. 707.865.2300. Hendrix with Strings While the Kronos Quartet paved the way for chamber-jazz by recording tributes to the work of both Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, the Turtle Island Quartet (n�e the Turtle Island String Quartet) have consistently explored jazz in the lingering shadow of their Bay Area competitors. Two years ago, it paid off when Turtle Island scored a Best Classical Crossover Album Grammy award for A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane, an album short on actual Coltrane compositions but nonetheless acclaimed for its technique and process of transcribing Coltrane's actual solos for violin, cello and viola. Excitement should be high for their concert this week, as they've just gotten out of the studio recording a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, entitled Have You Ever Been?, featuring "Gypsy Eyes," "Little Wing" and others. The album is due out in the fall, but you can get experienced this weekend when the Turtle Island Quartet turn to mermen on Saturday, March 27, at the Dance Palace. 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 8pm. $28�$30. 415.663.1075. You're the Star Being community-minded might involve eschewing the glitz of the stage lights for the crackle of a warm campfire. It might involve sharing songs instead of putting your own on a pedestal. Michelle Shocked (pictured) has done both. Claiming her stake in the music industry with The Texas Campfire Tapes, a Walkman recording of the young songwriter singing around a campfire at a folk festival, Shocked recently mounted a democratic campaign. "Michelle Shocked is looking for a few good songs to add to the repertoire in her touring adventure across the U.S. this year," her website announces. "If you've written a song, or know a song that articulates the Zeitgeist; 1-in-10 unemployed, 1-in-6 uninsured, long term partners denied marriage equality, home foreclosures or mortgages underwater, political gridlock, bankruptcy or bailout . . . well, kid, this talent search is for you!" Hear Shocked sing the common people's plight on Friday, March 26, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Santa Rosa. 8:30pm. $20�$23. 707.829.7300. We Can Do It! There was, in fact, an actual WW I�era riveter named Rosie--Rose Will Monroe, who helped build B-29s in Michigan--but with the passage of time, she's been lost to big-band jazz and poster iconography. Such as it was in 1942 when Kay Kyser's swing-era hit "Rosie the Riveter" entered the phrase into wartime parlance, and J. Howard Miller's famous "We Can Do It!" poster secured the image. Forty years after women worked in factories getting paid less than men for the war effort, filmmaker Connie Field conducted interviews with five real-life Rosies and interspersed them with historical footage; the resulting film `The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter' is a 65-minute gem. Following a screening of the film, a panel of women veterans who served in the armed forces will share their experiences. Watch an underrepresented history come alive on Saturday, March 27, at the Napa Valley Museum. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 2pm. $5. 707.944.0500. THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 39 Dinner and a Show Reservations advised HAPPY HOUR M�F � 4�6PM EST. 1941 Take a scenic drive for a unique dining experience 20 min from downtown Petaluma, 25 min from everywhere else! Fri Mar 26 Sat Mar 27 Sun Rock & Pop From the 1980s 8:30pm Pre-CD Release Party! Red Hot Blues 8:30pm THE 85'S VOLKER STRIFLER BAND THE BUENO BROTHERS Mar 28 FEATURING LORIN ROWAN W 5:00pm / In the Bar Fri AND DAVE JENKINS Apr 2 Sat Apr 3 Funky Blues Rock 8:00pm / In the Bar Special Easter Eve Show! 8:30pm BUDDY OWEN BAND MARIA MULDAUR ANNUAL EASTER SUNDAY BUFFET SUNDAY, APR 4, 10AM�5PM Fri Apr 9 Sat Let's Party! 8:00pm / In the Bar CD Release Party! 8:30pm THE ED EARLEY BAND SHANA MORRISON WTJ2 FEATURING WENDY FITZ D MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88S THE SUN KINGS 415.662.2219 Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett play two intimate shows in Sonoma and Sebastopol this weekend. See Concerts, above. Apr 10 Sun Fri Apr 11 Apr 16 Sat 5:00pm / In the Bar 8:30pm Apr 17 A Salute to the Beatles 8:30pm On the Town Square, Nicasio www.ranchonicasio.com 40 03.24.10-03.30.10 THE BOHEMIAN Coyote Grace bend notes, hearts and more y now you most likely know that the well-loved, politically infused folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls are coming to the Wells Fargo Center this Thursday, March 25. But what you might not have heard? The opener for their Santa Rosa show will be Sonoma County's own Coyote Grace, a duo with a story and a sound worthy of stealing the limelight. Comprising Joe Stevens, guitarist and primary lyricist, and Ingrid Elizabeth, whose charm will leave you wishing you were her upright bass, the duo has a presence that delivers goose bumps, a desire to hit the open road and a genuine music high. And while Coyote Grace do rock unique covers of Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" and Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," their music is entirely a breed of its own. With their fourth album Buck Naked released earlier this month, Coyote Grace's lyrics are pumped full of the most classic subjects of song, passion and love, but you better listen closely: there's an extraordinary twist. For between those acoustic strings and hearty lines is an epic story of the duo's origins. As Elizabeth's track "Girls Like Me" flirts with the senses and delivers the tale of an Ohio girl who finds (and celebrates) her bliss with a transgender prince, and Stevens' song "A Guy Named Joe" captures the sentiment of rough joy that comes with waking up to find yourself as you always knew you were meant to be, it's apparent that the transgender Stevens is more than your average Joe and that Elizabeth's heart is as strong, free and sassy as her bass-slingin' skills suggest her to be. Already boasting a large and loyal following, and with a Logo music video debut late last year, this is a band to keep an eye on. They leave you knowing you just witnessed something spectacular, and, I'm willing to wager, someday you'll look back reminiscing about the day you saw them live. They're on their way to the top. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the ride when Coyote Grace open for the Indigo Girls on Thursday, Mar. 25, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8 pm. www.coyotegrace.com. B 1310 Fourth St. @ C, San Rafael (415)482-9899 Join our email list & find out about Upcoming Events & Classes pleasuresoftheheart.com Woman Owned & Operated! Gabe Meline THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 41 "ROCK `N' ROLL FANS OF EVERY GENDER AND GENERATION WILL IDENTIFY WITH THIS. " �A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES �A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips, AT THE MOVIES "SEE IT!" READING ROHNERT PARK 16 555 Rohnert Park Expressway West, Rohnert Park (800) FANDANGO #2720 NOW PLAYING ROXY 14 STADIUM 85 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa (707) 522-0330 BE LEGAL BE SAFE Local. Inexpensive. Comprehensive. 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Where half of the celebrities are fake celebrities with no merit to justify their bombardment of the American psyche. Where Adam Lambert has to go on television acting like a Ritalin-crazed goth version of Bruce LaBruce just to keep his mediocre talent in the public eye. Do people really like this crap, or is it decided by cultural puppeteers behind creepy RIAA-approved doors? Is there any semblance of sanity left in commercial music? Should I just shut down completely and listen to London Calling for the zillionth time? It gets overwhelming. So when the big music news this week is My World 2.0, which is not a social networking site but the new album by Justin Bieber, reacting with rolled eyes is understandable. Bieber, you'll recall, is the Canadian, Christia-teen heartthrob who got famous with a YouTube video and inspired riots in shopping malls, convulsions in girls watching the "We Are the World" remake on Vimeo and more pandemonium on Twitter than the Iraq War, the economy and healthcare reform combined. No discredit to the obviously likable and not-so-obviously gifted Bieber, who if he plays his cards right might outgrow his adolescent trappings and evolve into a modern Donny Osmond instead of a oneman, MySpace-haircut media blitz. But what about those who don't want to even deal with fresh-faced young singers like Bieber and Lambert and Trey Songz and Ke$ha and Taio Cruz and Jason Merulo and Nicki Manaj? There's still hope. Believe it or not, the recording industry is still fertile ground for new talent and a suitable, if not comfortable or profitable, lounge for established artists. This week, while kids go nuts for Bieber, there are plenty of new releases worth your time. If the last album you played was by Cyndi Lauper or the Marvelettes, for example, there's a new record by She & Him, a twee dash of indie pop that's a showcase for movie actress Zooey Deschanel (and a payday for cohort songwriter M. Ward). Shades of the Kinks' smarter songwriting (think Village Green Preservation Society) meet a late-nightjukebox-diner feel, and Deschanel's HopeSandoval-by-way-of-Patti-Page vocals evoke a breezier land. Those requiring more skip in their step, who still throw on Abba Gold, have Goldfrapp's newest, Head First, to scoop up. An '80s throwback punctuated by synthesizers and the Laura Branigan�like melody of Alison Goldfrapp, "Rocket" is bound to get heavy rotation on exercise playlists and trips to the PTA meeting, while elsewhere on the album the British band conjures Olivia Newton-John and Bonnie Tyler. Or maybe, if you're looking for something older, you're just looking for something older. Mose Allison is a throwback of sorts, except the cool style being thrown unto is his own: he's been at it for over 50 years. The Way of the World is produced by the same Joe Henry who pulled Solomon Burke and Gil Scott-Heron out of long absences with organic-sounding records. This one's no exception. Little Walter's "My Babe" gets reworked here as "My Brain," an address on mental deterioration showing it hasn't yet caught up with the 82-year-old. If you're into White Zombie and/or Yehudi Menuhin, party hard with Andrew W.K., who's been . . . singing with a string quartet? Believe it. The Andy Kaufman of meta-metal releases the experimentally tinged 2-CD Close Calls with Brick Walls / Mother of Mankind this week, and don't worry, there's only one song about slamming a dude into a brick wall. Proud Canadian John K. Samson is a missing brick in the Paul between Simon and Westerberg, and his band the Weakerthans are musical NyQuil in a congested indie rock scene. This week sees the release of Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, a CD/DVD combo. Also on CD/DVD is a Live Recordings from LiLiPUT, the greatest all-female, postpunk band Switzerland has ever known, and if you're really feeling bulky, lug home the 13-CD Japanese Birds in a Bag box set from Japanese noise artist Merzbow. A 13-CD Japanese noise box set? Hey, it sounds unwieldy, but I guarantee it'll sell more than 658 copies. Which, as I love to remind people, is the exact number of firstweek copies sold for Heidi Montag's solo album. Yes, laugh. Laugh long and hard. You deserve it, music-buying public! 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Thus spake Dr. Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, and a generation of acidheads believed them. Recently Sonoma County author Ralph Metzner talked about acid and his halcyon days with Leary at Harvard. But Metzner (above right, with Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary) is too modest to present himself in grandiose terms. Indeed, for one of the avatars of the psychedelic revolution, he's awfully mild-mannered. At 74, Ralph Metzner is also a hardy survivor of the culture wars, drug culture and America's seemingly unending drug wars. The author of more than half a dozen books, and the former dean of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, he's finally come into his own--a late-bloomer. Metzner remembers the 1960s in colorful detail. So he remembers the day Dr. Leary--his favorite teacher at Harvard--first proclaimed, "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out." "What he really meant," Metzner says, "is that we need to break out of the boxes we're in, get away from confining ideologies, and get into a deeper awareness of reality." Metzner says that, to Leary's catchy slogan about dropping out, he added his own words: "And come back." Metzner dropped out--all the way to India. But he came back with a bang, and went to work at Mendocino State Hospital, at Stanford University's Counseling Center and at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward. His new book is Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations About Leary, the Harvard Experiment, Millbrook and the Sixties (Synergetic Press; $29.95), which he wrote with Ram Dass and Gary Bravo, the chief psychiatrist for Sonoma County Mental Health. He also publishes through his own nonprofit, the Green Earth Foundation. Metzner has ideas for more books, and, since Green Earth publishes them uncensored, he feels truly uninhibited for the first time in his life. "It's the greatest liberation of my life," he says. "Selfpublishing has freed me to say what I want to say." Metzner is getting ready now for two big workshops he'll conduct later this year, one in Lucerne, Switzerland, that he calls "Janus and the Gateway of the Heart." The other workshop is at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma. "In the 1960s," he says, "Vietnam War protesters used to chant, `Make Love, Not War.' I'd urged them to say, "Make Peace, Then Make Love, Not War.' You have to get your priorities straight, and getting them straight is as essential now as ever before." Ralph Metzner appears on Thursday, March 25, at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma. 6pm. $20�$40; potluck. 707.775.3500. HILLSIDE HILLSIDE D 9pm�midnight FIR E 9pm�midnight FIRE i Sat Sat Mar 27 Mar 27 L 9 pm � 0 : 3 0 9pm�10:30 �1 Rock-N-Roll Rock-N-Roll MORGAN MORGAN Promo Promo Jonah Raskin THE BOHEMIAN 03.24.10-03.30.10 45 F&D Comedy T-shirt exhibit wears emotions on its sleeve. rom Coco Chanel doing away with the corset to Sarah Palin's sold-out Gucci frames, fashion has always been a sort of political Zeitgeist gauge. But perhaps nothing captures the spirit of politics more clearly or concisely than the printed T-shirt. Through April 26, the Glaser Center Gallery hosts "Fashion Statements," an exhibit of nearly 50 Tshirts, spanning a dramatic range of causes, actions and events. "One of the neat things about T-shirts is that you don't have a lot of space," says David Templeton, Bohemian contributor and Glaser Center managing and artistic director. "It's not a lecture or a sermon or an article. You have to say it in a few words and one very clear image." Many of the shirts are vintage, sporting the iconic slogans that have become inalterably associated with the anti-war movement of the '60s, while other newer shirts address contemporary issues like marriage equality and breast cancer awareness. "You can have statement on your bumper and still be safe inside your car--the worst someone can do is maybe honk at you," Templeton says. "But if someone's reading your shirt, chances are that you're face to face with them. The opportunity to have a conversation with them is right there. I don't know that any statement on T-shirt has ever changed anybody's mind, but I think the conversations that come from them might." "The Fashion Statements" exhibit is on view until Monday, April 26. Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381. 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