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After immigration raids on my neighborhood, I thought my family would be deported, and I started crying at school. When my teacher asked me what was wrong, I said I didn't want my mom to get taken away. From then on, I started thinking about my future. I got obsessed with college. I felt vulnerable and powerless, but I thought being a good student would somehow help. My parents have appealed their case for residency twice since 2007. Now it is up before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and there's no way to know when our case will be heard. We have spent over $15,000. Because of the lawyer fees, we lost our house and I had to return from my four-year university to go to the SRJC. My parents divorced after our house was foreclosed on. Most workplaces won't hire people who aren't citizens, so it is difficult for me to find a job. I'm really interested in politics, but I have to pretend that I vote. I still don't have a driver's license. It was huge in high school having to lie to all of my friends whenever they asked why I didn't have it. Every normal hardship is that much harder. I can't apply for residency myself, because to get a green card, a spouse, parent or sibling who is over 21 has to petition on your behalf. The oldest of my brothers is 16, so I will have to wait at least five years. I have so much ambition, but it is easy for it to feel squashed when I am fighting against this. When I was in high school, my parents had to go to San Francisco twice a month to report to an officer. If anything in our life changed, we had to tell them--from buying a new car to moving. Authorities came and visited us once a week. They wouldn't tell us exactly when they would come, but if they showed up and my parents weren't home it was a strike against us. Our "illegal" status affects every aspect of our lives. I grew up ashamed of who I am. I knew I wasn't wanted here, so I always felt I didn't belong--even though I knew I did. In high school, I only told a few friends because I was so scared of people's reactions. I thought people would treat me differently and that it would put my family in jeopardy. Now I'm not ashamed, but I am so afraid of losing everything I've worked for. My biggest fear is that my family will be separated: my parents and I will be deported and my brothers--born on U.S. soil--will stay here, and I won't be able to pursue my education and career. People have a lot of preconceived ideas about what illegal immigrants look like and why we're here. It's not an easy decision. People don't just wake up one morning and walk across the border. People like my family pay taxes, go to school, abide by the law and assimilate. We are assets to society. There are countless amazing people you'd never know weren't citizens. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet other students in my situation. It is inspiring to share our experiences as successful, contributing students. Yet there is no avenue for us to become part of the country that has been our home for almost our whole lives. I came here before I could talk. I took my first steps in San Francisco. I was raised in America. I am an American. I just don't have a piece of paper legitimizing that identity. I don't know what the future holds, and I am still too uncertain to publish my name, but I hope this will reveal my story to those who can recognize my background. I'm starting my junior year at San Francisco State next month. I'm working as a nanny and saving money. I'm a regular girl, someone you say "Hi" to at school. I'm a high achiever. I'm an excellent student. I'm a hard worker. I'm a daughter and I'm a sister. I'm an illegal immigrant. The DREAM Act, currently in Congress, would help students like the author. To help make a change, research the DREAM Act and urge your representatives to help pass it. 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. I came here before I could talk. I took my first steps in San Francisco. I was raised in America. I am an American. THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 05 I think it is extreme to eradicate volunteer programs on organic farms ("Nothing's Free," Aug. 11). World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a beautiful program. It permits the exchange of trade information, helps small organic farms to survive on their already limited yield, and allows community to be built between like-minded eaters. There is no money exchanged; it is an educational opportunity with the "tuition" and training being hours worked on the land, and food and some housing provided. It cannot substitute for the skilled farm workers who make farming their living. It is a gateway towards more work, as some interns may gain inspiration and confidence to start a farm themselves. Many industries are powered by volunteers who give their products or services away for free. If we support the eradication of volunteers in rural life, we should also eradicate highwaycleanup volunteers who take jobs away from paid government cleanup crews, volunteers who work for causes, musicians who give away their music for free on the internet, and anything else that takes jobs away from workers. A moderate approach would be to limit the number of volunteer/internship workers farms can have or the number of hours they may contribute. I just hope that our wonderful small organic farms do not drown in paperwork. Our local bit of moral reckoning, aptly named Preservation Ranch, seems to have fallen off the radar, while the economy and the environment in the Gulf has been decimated. Located near Annapolis, in Sonoma County's fifth district, the ironically named Preservation Ranch will do the opposite of its name. It will scrape bare 1,600 acres of redwood forest and coastal grassland to create more vineyards. Eighty-five miles of deer fencing will be installed to keep native deer out of the wine grapes. It will use the remaining 17,000 acres for timber harvesting. Sensitive coho salmon habitat will be forever gone as the water in our watershed will be captured in 40 reservoirs to serve those vineyards and the people who will purchase 90 parcels created out of perhaps 400 acres for the luxury housing associated with this monstrosity. This project is larger than the cumulative total of vineyard conversion projects of the past put together. It will be a game changer for the way we imagine and develop Sonoma County. Recently, the Pacific Forest Trust, a forwardthinking organization, purchased the large coastal Richardson Ranch and is restoring it to productive forestland--no vineyards or wealthy enclaves. It will sequester carbon that we need to counter global warming and serve as a safe haven for wildlife. The redwood forest grows in a thin coastal region. It is one of the world's most biologically productive ecosystems. Now is the time to take this idea out of the county plan and banish it. Be sure to email county supervisor Efren Carrillo to let him and other supervisors know that you could not vote for a candidate who supports the creation of "Preservation" Ranch. 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ITS PRETTY ITS A PRETTY FORD FIESTA FORD FIESTA 3075 Corby Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 888.872.2095 www.hanselford.com 08 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN THE ALL NEW THE ALL NEW BIG DEAL BIG DEAL news for Sonoma, Marin & Napa Counties "Official Newspaper of Every American Having the Same Rights" y Local Boy Makes . . . look, let's just hope he doesn't hurt himself. Sausalito native J. R. Hildebrand makes his second career start at Infineon By Bradley Gray ig breaks come in unusual ways. Sometimes they come because of big breaks--as in legs. Rewind to Memorial Day, and the Indianapolis 500. On the last lap, there was a horrific crash involving Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mike Conway, the latter getting the short end of the stick. Conway's car vaulted into the air, careened into the catch fence and landed upside down in a million pieces. If you weren't watching the race, you probably saw it on the news. Conway survived, but suffered a broken leg. Until his rehabilitation is complete, his car owner, Dennis Reinbold, has tapped 22year-old Sausalito native J. R. Hildebrand to substitute for him. For series rookie Hildebrand, the window of opportunity is small, but he will make the most of it. He'll take the wheel of the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold TranSystem car in only his second IndyCar Series race at the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway Sunday. It's the opportunity Hildebrand has been working toward, and with his talent and local knowledge, he's sure to be a contender. A graduate of Marin County's Redwood High School, Hildebrand has worked his way up through all of the junior series of racing. In 2009, he won the Firestone Indy Lights season championship, but breaking into the big leagues of IndyCar racing has proven difficult. He looks forward to his big chance in front of the home crowd. "It's a huge opportunity," Hildebrand beams. "When you do a one-off race like this, people only remember you for that race. I need to do everything I can to do a great job and get a good result." Hildebrand is optimistic and excited about racing at his home track. "I grew up at Infineon, watching my dad race vintage cars," he says. "I won my THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 09 Kick-Ass Deals for SRJC and Sonoma State Students Come and check us out! 7 0 7 * 5 7 3 * 1 6 0 8 climbing classes weight equipment and yoga 3358a Coffey Lane Santa Rosa www.vertexclimbing.com 10 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN first race here, and I won the Indy Lights championship here. I know the track pretty well, but I'll be racing against guys like Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan, who have raced IndyCars here a lot and have won here." Last weekend, Hildebrand made his first IndyCar start at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He qualified 18th, but even after committing several rookie mistakes, he was still able to improve and finish 16th. Hildebrand was disappointed, but acknowledges that the learning curve is steep. "I definitely made life difficult for myself at the Mid-Ohio race, but I can take a lot of things I learned with me to Sonoma." Hildebrand is also quite critical of his performance in his first IndyCar race. "I made some uncharacteristic mistakes," he says, "mostly because I'd never driven an IndyCar in a race situation. In fairness, I don't think that is much of an excuse and from that perspective, and the only way to go is up. At Infineon, I will be a lot more used to the car and the circumstances." Hildebrand adds that he and the team had only limited time practicing pit stops before his first race. And during the MidOhio race, he stalled the car on his first pit stop and had trouble selecting first gear on another, mistakes he doesn't plan to repeat. To many in the racing community, Hildebrand represents a welcome change. Of the 26 cars expected to start Sunday's race, only five are Americans. Names like Dario Franchitti (Scotland), Helio Castroneves (Brazil), Scott Dixon (New Zealand), Tony Kanaan (Brazil) and Dan Wheldon (England) have dominated the series for years. The only American drivers to win races in recent years are Ryan Hunter-Reay (two wins), Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti (one each). Hildebrand looks to add his name to that list. "I'm totally excited about coming to Infineon," Hildebrand says with authority. "I'm bringing a lot of confidence, because I know the place like the back of my hand and nothing will be brand-new this time. I know that if we qualify well and run a mistake-free race then we will be right in the thick of it." To see the world's greatest open-wheel racecar drivers competing at Infineon Raceway is spectacular. The carnival-like atmosphere brings ambiance, color, mystique, excitement, danger and the jet-set crowd. And now, with the local kid racing, there is a delicious slice of American apple pie. This will be the biggest race of J. R. Hildebrand's young career. You may know the names Gurney, Andretti, Rahal, Mears, Foyt and Unser. With a good showing at Infineon, Hildebrand will be one step closer to those elite American drivers. The Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma comes to Infineon Raceway Friday�Sunday, Aug. 20�22. Also racing will be the Firestone Indy Lights Series and Historic Grand Prix and Formula Car Challenge. Infineon, highways 37 and 121. $10�$75. 800.870. race. www.infineonraceway.com. THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 11 Compressed natural gas or clean drinking water? By Juliane Poirier he environmentally perfect fuel choice for our cars is absurdly impractical for most of us: it's the choice to stop driving a car. Most cars run on gasoline made from crude oil, the booty from serial wars in the Middle East. For all the costs, hidden and not, it's hard to feel good about gassing up an auto these days. While somebody out there is thinking up a fuel solution superior to everything known--something smarter, cheaper, friendlier and more sustainable than fossil fuels--we have a few imperfect options to consider as we wait for that somebody's phone call. I've nicknamed these equal-of-twoevils Sophie's Choices because all of them do some harm. (Until investing two hours and a box of Kleenex as the rest of us have, those who missed Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the 1982 film Sophie's Choice will not understand the concept of a truly difficult choice.) One option is fueling cars with compressed natural gas. Natural gas is touted as a transition fuel, which means it's better than gasoline for a number of reasons. For example, it's already here in this country. It's plentiful. It's cheaper. And it produces 25 percent less carbon than what's produced by a car running on gasoline. A school district in Oklahoma allegedly saved so much money by using compressed natural gas in school buses that it was able to retain 14 teaching positions. Imagine that--use compressed natural gas, save a teacher. It sounds so win-win, who wouldn't want to save education, cut down on fuel costs and reduce carbon? But wait. Here comes a Sophie: choosing this manner of carbon reduction and cash savings can also mean that we are choosing to contaminate drinking water supplies across the country. Natural gas may occur naturally, but getting it out of the ground is a fracking ordeal--"fracking" being the industry slang for "hydraulic fracturing." A fossil fuel, natural gas is deposited in shale. Using a mining technique known as horizontal drilling, gas companies drill vertically into the ground for a mile and then make a 90-degree turn and start going at it horizontally. To release the gas from the shale in this sideways direction, they inject chemicals in a high-power blast that fractures the rocks. Et voil�. Gas is gotten. But in the process, the groundwater passing adjacent to the drilling can be contaminated by the chemicals used to fracture the shale. Among those saying "not so fast" to compressed natural gas mining are concerned citizens, including those living closest to the drilling operations. In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency this month, groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club expressed concern over allegedly illegal fracking practices and asked the EPA to enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect underground water sources. Under the Bush administration, hydraulic mining was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act unless diesel fuel was involved. Diesel contains benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, which poison water even in very low levels; the amount used in mining releases these toxins at levels exceeding what has been established as safe. The 31 organizations that signed the letter--citizens groups spanning the continent from California to Delaware--point out that "fracturing companies B.J. Services Company and Halliburton injected diesel in hydraulic fracturing operations in 2005, 2006 and 2007 in as many as 15 different states." Since gas is mined in 30 states, the groups suggest that drilling companies be required to disclose to citizens exactly what kinds and amounts of chemicals are being injected in and around drinking water supplies. Their goal is to stop use of diesel injections and any other chemical contaminating drinking water. Natural gas may in fact be a good transition fuel in cars and as a power-plant replacement for coal. Last year, NPR reported that enough natural gas lies buried between New York and West Virginia to equal 80 billion barrels of oil. And that's just one deposit of many. If the EPA jumps into action on this, maybe getting natural gas on line won't be a choice between poisoning our air and poisoning our drinking water. Natural gas: good. 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The most important one? Sometimes it is best to get off-campus and head for burritos. The burrito is a California trend that has since spread to the rest of the country, and for us native burrito fans, there's no place like home. But why are they so appealing to college students in particular? "Students are hungry, growing and active, and burritos are very tasty, filling and affordable," says Greg Maples, founder and president of the Bay Area chain High-Tech Burrito. "Kids like them. They're running from place to place, and they can get a burrito and go." Maples also cites the shift in burrito cuisine toward healthier ingredients as a factor in the appeal burritos hold for students. Many burrito chains tout healthier menus and a "green" approach to cooking. "Young people can understand that," says Maples. While burritos have distinctly Mexican origins, they are an American creation that has little to do with actual Mexican food. The ancient Aztec culture was the first to eat what resembled our current burritos, which weren't seen again until the 1800s. There are different folktales that tell of the birth of the burrito, from a man who used the tortilla to keep his meals warm during the Mexican Revolution to gold miners wrapping their meat up to eat on-the-go. The term literally means "little donkey," and there is speculation as to its etymology. Some say that the folded ends of the tortilla look like donkey ears, while others cite the burrito's resemblance to the rolled bedding that workers and miners carried on donkey-back as its namesake. Others say the burrito itself is like a donkey because it can carry everything you need. The burrito rose to fame in America during the early 1900s, and the frozen burrito was invented in 1956. During the 20th century, burrito restaurants began to spread from California until there were burritos across the nation, from Taco Bell to authentic Mexican-run places. Today, different cultures have personalized the dish to their various tastes, giving it wider appeal. The two major types of burritos evolved in California, an example of the classic NorCal/ SoCal contrast as the two types compete across the nation. The San Francisco Mission-style contains the most filling of any type, with all the traditional elements of Mexican food, including THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 15 Simply Vietnam Best Vietnamese Restaurant Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant Thank you The local preference for authentic Vietnamese fresh ingredients large dining room friendly staff always affordable meat, beans, cheese, vegetables and sauce. It usually comes wrapped in foil to retain heat. The inf luence of the San Francisco style can be seen in most of the health-oriented restaurants like High-Tech and Chipotle. The other major player is the San Diego� style burrito, which typically includes meat, cheese and guacamole or sour cream--and often, french fries. Most restaurants in America sell one of the two types of burrito, and many Californians feel strongly about their preferred style (just read one of the many burrito-centric blogs out there). I scoped out a random selection of local restaurants on my quest to find the perfect burrito. I judged in the categories of beans, cheese, tortilla, rice, cold ingredients and distribution. I stuck to vegetarian burritos, using the most basic model of beans, rice and cheese. Everyone's favorite burrito is different, but I evaluated qualities that are fairly universal. Then I asked each burrito master what he or she thought went into making the perfect little burro. Tonayan The Tonayan Burrito Grande, sans meat, did not disappoint. This burrito had a more authentic f lavor than the burritos found at chain restaurants, and it was a little more filling. The whole pinto beans were refreshingly simple and the cheese f lavorful. This substantial meal provided a satisfying mix of f lavors. "Our most popular is our shrimp burrito, which comes with beans, rice, bell pepper, yellow onions, garlic, spices, guacamole and sour cream. But I like the carne asada." --Isidro Velasco, owner 707.566.8910 966 North Dutton Ave~Santa Rosa Mon�Sat 10�9m Sunday 11�8 dine in & take out The San Diego�style burrito features, yes, actual french fries. 500 Raley's Towne Center, Rohnert Park. 707.588.0893. High-Tech Burrito I found this bean, rice and cheese burrito to be one of the warmest and best mixed ones I tried, probably because the cheese was so melty. However, the mild salsa's fire-roasted f lavor was too strong and the avocadoes in the guacamole didn't seem ripe enough. The rice had an overpoweringly sweet f lavor. Next time I would forgo the rice. "The perfect burrito is different for everyone, but whatever you choose, it needs to be in the right portions. The hot stuff needs to be hot and the cold stuff needs to be cold, and it needs to be wrapped well. If it all comes together right, it's the perfect burrito."--Greg Maples, founder and president www.hightechburrito.com Best Mexican Restaurant Real Mexican Food MI PUEBLO 707.769.9066 108 Kentucky St, Petaluma ~ 707.762.8192 800 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma ~ 415.878.0122 905 Grant Ave, Novato ~ 415.460.1027 208 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo www.realmexmipueblo.com As the vehicle for the rest of the ingredients, a simple f lour tortilla can make or break the meal. They are best when thin and warmed, not so hot that they've turned crispy, but not cold, either. A good way to judge the quality is to find out whether the tortilla sticks to the roof of the mouth after taking a bite. If it does, the customer has probably hit upon the Wonder Bread of tortillas. The base ingredient in Mission-style burritos is the beans. Often, soupier refried beans are made with lard, but not all refried beans are cooked this way, and whole beans are almost always vegetarian. Lardless beans often retain more flavor. A little bit of mushiness--a friend calls them "smashed" beans as opposed to refried--is desirable, but the beans should look like, well, beans. Then comes the most important part: the cheese. A burrito is not satisfying if the cheese is not melted over the other ingredients. No one wants a mouthful of cold cheese. Quality is the main thing to look for when it comes to meat. It should be well-marinated. For example, carne asada is generally cooked with lime juice and cilantro, which helps give it its juicy tang. Getting rice should be a simple decision based on whether the customer likes it. There usually isn't a lot of variety in rice. The main danger is having too much of it; it can easily overwhelm the other ingredients. Cold ingredients such as salsa, guacamole and sour cream enhance the burrito also by acting as a sort of catalyst for the other ingredients: any other item in the burrito tastes good with one of these toppings. Some El Patio El Patio's bean, rice and cheese combo was my least favorite. Fine for a quick meal on the go, but the beans were so runny I could hardly tell there was cheese mixed in. Next time, I would add meat or salsa. "A perfect burrito has good-quality beans, rice and meat. Making the perfect burrito is about quality. You put the right ingredients together, and it makes a delicious burrito. We sell more burritos than anything. They're so popular because a burrito has everything in it and you can eat it anywhere. I think burritos are great, because it's a combination of foods in one big tortilla."-- Emiliano Ochoa, owner 901 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.4757. La Palapa The beans and cheese in this burrito were impressive. The ingredients were well distributed, and the beans were quite f lavorful. The rice tasted normal, but there was a little too much of it, which detracted from the rest of the burrito. The guacamole was good yet slightly tart, and the tortilla was unobjectionable. The salsa really added to the meal. It had a good bite and was more f lavorful than traditional pico de gallo. All in all, this burrito was enjoyable, but I might add a few more things next time to increase the f lavor. "Just like any food business, it comes down to where the food is coming from. The burrito is not Mexican food; it's a Californian kind of meal that's developed through the years. We make a burrito here called the Terminator, and that's my favorite. It has different kinds of meats, and we marinate it. It's juicy and not too hot but with a little bit of jalape�os in it. Burritos are popular because they're very fast, but they are different from hamburgers. They're healthier than any other fast food."--Mauricio Lemus, owner 590 Lewis Road, Santa Rosa. 707.569.9210. --J.M. restaurants serve fire-roasted salsa, which has a pretty strong flavor. It can overpower the rest of the food if it's not something the customer is looking for. Otherwise, it's just a matter of choosing the right degree of spiciness. Diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce are also standard cold fare. Grilled vegetables--often red peppers and onions-- can also make a juicy addition to a burrito and can add a salad component to the meal. The burrito has taken a long journey to evolve into the styles we know today, and is universally loved in all its incarnations. With a little bit of experimentation and experience, anyone can be as pro a burrito eater as the hungriest of college students. Hungry yet? 16 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 17 PRESENTED BY O ur favorite institution of learning and cooking and serving and eating, the Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Cafe and Bakery, opens to the public for its fall semester on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The cafe is known for its baked goods and breakfast treats, but wise elders also know to go there early and often for an insanely cheap lunch and to set Fridays aside for wine pairings, also insanely cheap. The students are learning all levels of restaurant service from tableside to ovenside, and customers benefit from this innovative program. Corner of Seventh and B streets (look for the white toques in the window), Santa Rosa. 707.576.0279. . . . It's always exciting when something new starts, and so it is with the inaugural release of La Follette wines, a fresh issue from the Van der Kamp vineyards on Sonoma Mountain. Winemaker Greg La Follette will be on hand at a special estate dinner and vineyard tour replete with music from the Steve Pile Band. Dancing heartily encouraged on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 4pm to 8pm. $125. Call 707.395.3902, ext. 218 for details. . . . Railroad Square doesn't taste like bricks and steel; it tastes like garlic and cream and pork and lemon grass and so much more when that section of downtown Santa Rosa celebrates itself and the great work of the Sixth Street Playhouse with Taste of Railroad Square, a walk-around afternoon of food and wine and beer tastings on Saturday, Aug. 21, from noon to 4pm. $40; $45, day of event. 707.523.4185. . . . Bear Republic Brewing Co. invites the public to be the judge when they hold a cellar party to preview the 20-plus beers they are submitting in September to the Great American Beer Festival, the largest such fest in the country. Bear Republic has won 13 prizes from the competition previously and intends to take home more this year. Help them get hopping on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 3pm. $55; presale only, attendance limited to just 100. 345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.beer. . . . Two hundred dollars gets one almost just enough to eat at the French Laundry; spend that same amount at chef Thomas Keller's sister restaurant, Ad Hoc, and one not only gets famously fed but also receives a copy of Keller's latest cookbook, Ad Hoc at Home. Keller and Ad Hoc chef de cuisine Dave Cruz host book lovers at Ad Hoc in conjunction with Book Passage on Tuesday, Aug. 31, for two seatings that include a full meal avec vin as well as a signed copy of the book and a lively conversation with the two men. 6476 Washington St., Yountville. 5pm and 8pm. 415.927.0960, ext. 1. . . . TICKETS ON SALE NOW * SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com or call (800) 939-7666 for information * Visa Signature� cardholders receive special perks and savings. And finally, speaking of chefs we love, John Ash celebrates the mighty basil plant during the last week of August, featuring dishes pungently perfumed with the 26 different basil varieties planted at his restaurant Aug. 23�29. Here's today's poem: pink-Himalayan-sea-salt-topped chocolate tart with strawberry-basil sour cream gelato and chocolate sauce. That's what we're sayin'. Vintners Inn, 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687. Gretchen Giles 18 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN Choose any entree on the regular menu and get a second entree of equal or lesser value, free. All discounts include tax Dinner 2 for 1 Summer Lunch Summer Lunch n Specials... 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Thankfully, traffic is light on little Wood Road, and the occasional motorist passes with a charitable buffer zone. Winetasting isn't usually this much work--I'm just trying to get in the spirit of this weekend's Grape to Glass. If I knew that a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc awaited, I might pedal harder. Sponsored by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Grape to Glass offers much more than the typical taste fest. Participants pick and choose from a dozen different activities, some of which are like intimate seminars which explore the topography, people and grapes that earn this region renown, one of which is a serious cycling tour from Healdsburg to Green Valley and back. At a more leisurely pace, with no added lycra, chef Duskie Estes of Zazu and Bovalo Restaurant leads a "Slow Food ride" through town. Meanwhile, a kayak flotilla cruises down the Russian River toward a winetasting via amphibious landing. Whether it's their taste buds or quadriceps that got worked, everyone can cap off Saturday at "Hog in the Fog," a grand tasting plus barbecue, auction and live rockabilly music. For its part in the event, Robert Rue Vineyard hosts a closer look at the historic vineyards of their neighborhood. Before Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, there was Zinfandel, mixed with a medley of red and white grapes. "That might be Palomino," Bob Rue says about some green grapes that show no sign of coloring up toward purple. When Bob and Carlene found this ranch, all around them people were ripping out Zinfandel. An Italian-American neighbor taught Bob how to prune and care for his vines, and left him with this prescient advice: "Bob, whatever you do, don't pull these vines out. There will always be a market for old vine Zinfandel." Soon, a new wave of Zinfandel specialists like Ravenswood helped to revive interest in the varietal and kept small vineyards like this in production. Downvalley Looking for a refreshing white to complement their estate Zinfandel, the Rues decided on Sauvignon Blanc. Purchased fruit from the area lends the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc ($22) a whiff of cashew and clean flavors of lime, understated tropical fruit and lychee; a big pour of this dry and crisp wine was most welcome. With cedar and fig spicing up deep olallieberry and early blackberry fruit, the 2006 Wood Road Reserve Zinfandel ($32) finishes with chunky layers of dark cocoa, tannic and robust without the heat. While it wasn't really necessary to bike against the wind for this tasting, I'd say it's worth the ride. Robert Rue Vineyard, 1406 Wood Road, Fulton. Tasting hours Friday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment. Tasting fee, $5; waived with purchase. 707.578.1601. Grape to Glass runs Friday�Sunday, Aug. 20�22, at various venues. www.rrvw.com. 707.521.2535. 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The classrooms are packed, and sometimes students have to help each other out to work through a piece of literature. Except almost all of them attend night classes. And all of them are wearing the same light blue shirt. Every year, some 150 inmates serving time in the San Quentin State Prison gather in small classrooms after dinner to discuss Shakespeare and math, among other topics. Led by instructors who hail from local universities, these classes are the result of the Prison University Project (PUP), a nonprofit committed to bringing college-level and college preparatory classes to prison inmates. Offering around 12 classes every semester, the PUP prepares inmates for an associate's degree, or at least an academic path. Inmates with a GED or higher are eligible to take the college-level offered. Those just short of the required high school diploma may take the college prep classes. PUP executive director Jody Lewen doesn't think the location--not exactly prime real estate for a college--makes any difference to the quality of education. "Actually," she says, "it might be better than the average college degree program. The class sizes are smaller. Classes at Berkeley might have 150 people, and we have about 30." Lewen has other reasons to think so. The project's success relies heavily on an army of volunteer instructors and teaching assistants, many of whom study or teach at local schools such as Cal, Stanford and Sonoma State. "We have a pretty substantial core of people who have been around for several years, and that is a great source of new faculty, too. A lot of them tell their friends," Lewen says. By culling their own academic experiences, instructors--who must have at least a masters degree in their field--hope to include the inmates in a larger intellectual community, one that reaches much further than the walls of San Quentin. Leonard Hutton, a former inmate and student within PUP says, "It gave me the drive to , get into school and start a regular program." He also says that the classes kept him out of trouble. After working in the print shop all day, Hutton hit the books, either attending one of his classes or completing his homework. His studies kept him from spending too much time in the prison yard, where inmates typically pass the night. "Anytime you spend an extended amount of time in the yard," he says, "it's possible to get in trouble, or worse." Hutton, who has been released from San Quentin, is currently taking classes toward a degree. For Lewen, the project's far-reaching impacts cannot be encapsulated in the academic or employment successes of those released from the prison, although they are considerable. Some of the inmates don't get the opportunity to test the skills they've learned in the real world, as roughly 40 percent of them are serving life sentences. "I think for a lot of people, when they talk about the value of the program, they don't only talk about jobs," Lewen says, "they really talk about the impact on their sense of their own potential, or what's possible for them and their lives." Lewen wants to take the project to the next level. "[The students] would love us to have a BA program." The only thing stopping her is funding. Classroom space is already at a premium; the program will need a new building before any plans for a BA program are made. "The department has basically said that if we could raise the money, we could build a new building," she says. "That, to me, is the mother of all challenges. We could help so many people if we had that space." Learn more at www.prisonuniversityproject.org. THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 23 COLLEGE GUIDE reefer to tell me what annoys them most when getting high in mixed company, and Bush, with his inventor's mind, came up with product solutions on the spot. Problem: Too much affection. "The `lecherous hippie hug' is pretty bad," says my friend, "Melissa," a receptionist. "Where, like, when you're done getting high, they stand up and kind of lean down and hug you, but really they're just groping you. It sucks." Solution: Bush advises that since hippies hate leather, an Anti-Hippie Full-Body Leather JumpsuitTM will keep the icky hugs away. Problem: People trying to be Noam Chomsky. "I was high at the beach a while ago," says "Bryce," a carpenter, "and this one guy wouldn't stop talking about really repetitive political stuff. He was presenting the fact that corporations control the world in a way where he truly felt no one had ever thought of that before." Solution: Bush, whose own father talks a lot about politics, envisions the SarcasticRetort KeychainTM, with electronic buttons that trigger scathing phrases designed to stop the lecturing. Problem: Freaks who make you watch messed-up movies. "A friend one time made me watch Gummo," says "James," an artist. "I don't know why he wanted me to watch that movie. I started getting as high as I'd ever been, just going bonkers, during the scene where the guy keeps jiggling his nipple. It was horrible." Solution: Bush has never seen Gummo, but proposes the Marijuana Movie AppTM, which a pot smoker could consult on the iPhone. "It could ask, `What mood are you in?,' and then you choose Happy, Sad, Angry, Funny"--and then it'd suggest appropriate films, says Bush. Problem: Friends who are pushy about music. "I can't tell you how many times people have attempted to convince me how good Television's Marquee Moon is while high," says "Standish Cosnahan," a bartender. "It just sounds like an art-school guitarist's attempt at rock and roll, poorly done." Solution: Bush is sneaky, conceiving of the Retaliatory Britney Spears iPodTM. How it works: You plain-facedly agree to download the crappy music that's forced on you to your iPod, but secretly touch a setting that uploads a ton of Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood and Jewel to their computer instead! Problem: The general stoner ramble. "Last night," complains "Kyle," a residential caretaker, "our roommate was going off about the meaning of time and how the past and the future correlate to the present, and he kept talking about potential, but he wasn't specific about anything. He kept staring at the wall and then laughing at himself." Solution: Bush suggests the Diff 'rent Strokes Secret Speaker of SpecificityTM, deployed to get people off their tangents. At the touch of a button in one's pocket, a speaker hidden in the wall emits a personalized version of "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" "You could type a name in," proposes Bush, "and then it'd be, like, `Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, David?' That'd be pretty funny. Like, dude, what are you saying?" Badabeez can be found online at www.badabeez. com and at various local smoke shops. Only your own icky germs live on the Badabeez. Introducing the water pipe condom and other stoner saviors By Gabe Meline ven though the swine flu was spreading like crazy last year at Santa Barbara City College, 19-year-old Elliott Bush and his friends were still carelessly sharing hits from a bong. "I was really tired of being sick all the time," he says, "so my mom and I decided to really go for this and make a change. It's not good to share germs and everything." Bush, who lives with his parents in Tiburon, invented a product called Badabeez, a conical silicone barrier that folds over the mouthpiece of a water pipe to protect pot smokers from germs. It's essentially a bong condom, free of toxic chemicals, which comes with a carrying case and fits snugly over almost any bong without compromising air pressure. The Badabeez is also useful for avoiding the buzz kill of social tension. "When people have sicknesses or, like, if someone eats something really gross, you don't wanna be, like, `Dude, that's gross, I don't want you to hit my piece because you're sick,'" Bush explains. "You can just put a Badabeez on it and you're good. It's not awkward for you or that person." As a North Bay expert on solutions for the nuisances inherent in smoking pot, Bush agreed to a product-development quiz. I asked several friends who get down with the PRIMITIVES � JEWELRY � LIGHTING � KITCHEN TOOLS � ARCHITECTURAL � GLASS � FURNITURE � FRUIT LABELS � GARDEN ANTIQUES � TOYS & DOLLS � ARTS & CRAFTS � POST MODERN � COUNTRY � CALIFORNIA Dude! We're 5 times the fun & bull-free! Antique Society 2661 Gravenstein Hwy So. (Hwy 116) on Sebastopol's Antique Row Open daily! 707 829.1733 100 dealers! Our 21st year! www. AntiqueSociety .com 24 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN COLLEGE GUIDE aware that money would play a role in their lives, but they just had no idea where to start. When a student came to her and threatened to call the cops on the work study office for withholding money she had earned, Morrison knew she had to do something. WHY WAIT ? for the classes you need for the future you want for the career of your dreams At least that's how we approach the forms. Mommy, what's a credit card? Morrison asked the Stanford administration for permission to offer a oneunit financial literacy class, aimed at providing students with a basic understanding of topics like taxes and insurance. She hoped to see at least 20 students enter the classroom. She didn't have to worry. Some 100 students filled the seats that first year; 12 years later, the class is still full to capacity. And while the Stanford staff member sees financial illiteracy to be an urgent issue among college students, she doesn't necessarily think the blame's on them. "It's learned information, and who's going to tell you?" Morrison asks. "It's like everything else. If you don't know that apples are better for you than ice cream, and no one's ever told you, how would you behave?" She realizes also that many parents are reluctant to share details of their income. This was the case for Morrison, who grew up in a low-income family. "My father had a desk, and in one drawer we had my family's checkbook and savings account book. And we could not touch that drawer," she says. "I could ask my mother about sex, but if I had asked her how much money my parents made, she would have just been furious." Reticence about financial history is not isolated to either the rich or poor, and Morrison says she sees plenty of both in her classes. "There are the really poor kids whose parents are day laborers or on public assistance, and they can't ask their parents about paychecks," she says. "Then you have the other people who never thought about restraining their personal spending. Two ends of the economic scale, both totally clueless." Despite the lack of financial smarts that plagues the crowd straggling into her classroom each quarter, Morrison remains hopeful. There was the student who told her that her father discouraged her from taking the class, explaining that he would manage her finances until she found a husband--just as he managed her mother's money. She took the class anyway and called her mother after each class to teach her the information she had learned. Another student refused the gift of a car from her father, reasoning that with the added expenditures of insurance and upkeep, a bundle of money for rent would be a more practical gift. These are the stories that make Morrison smile. "Her dad turned to her and said, `You go back and tell that woman that you did learn something at Stanford University.'" Money is kinda, you know, important By Anna Schuessler tanford students intrepid enough to wonder about the practicalities of life after college have a muse. Mary Morrison, the director of funds management at Stanford's Financial Aid Office, knows that personal finance is not a particularly hot topic among undergrads. She's witnessed this all too frequently, from kids who didn't know a thing about taxes to some who thought money was just something their parents worried about. "You can't just say, `Oh, I don't like money, I just won't do something with it.' You have to do something," she says. Old people (i.e., adults with a job history) tell young people (i.e., anyone who considers herself above these matters) to pay more attention to their personal finances all the time. But the reality is that a lot of students have no idea what the difference is between a credit card bill and a savings account statement. They have even less of an idea about finance when it comes to planning for the future, which is one of Morrison's greatest fears for clueless kids. "I think that some of them are going to make decisions based on immediacy instead of a longer term time frame," she says by phone from her Stanford office. And a lot of them do. According to "How Undergraduate Students Use Credit Cards," a 2009 study done by Sallie Mae, the corporation that exclusively handles student loan transactions, the median credit card debt for undergraduate students grew from $946 in 2004 to $1,645 last year. In previous years, Morrison worked as a pre-major adviser and noticed that many of the students she talked to were, in fact, Make your dreams a reality in just 6 to 18 months with Empire's focused, complete career training. Accounting and Bookkeeping Medical Assisting, Billing and Coding Office Administration Paralegal and Legal Secretary Hospitality, Tourism and Wine Information Technology � Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, Security Choose day or evening classes. 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No, at the moment what has captured the community's attention is the brand-new performing arts center that on Aug. 12 had its official opening on the campus of the Napa Valley College. A long-in-the-works dream of the late NVC president Chris McCarthy, the 48,125square-foot, state-of-the-art facility was made possible mainly through a bond measure voted in eight years ago. The finished product, a $31.5 million glass and concrete marvel, surpasses even the hopes of its longest and strongest advocates. "The center itself is simply extraordinary," exults Jennifer King, Napa Valley College Repertory Theater artistic director, speaking with barely contained enthusiasm on the first day of the fall semester. "I have to say there is probably no other facility in the North Bay like it," she says, "a facility designed specifically for education and performance, a facility built with incredible vision and forethought." It is King's belief that the new facility will establish NVC as a West Coast version of the world-renowned North Carolina School of the Arts. "But our building is a lot better than theirs," King boasts, describing the center's three stories, replete with a 480-seat main theater, a 93-seat black box space, theater arts and music wings, full costume and scenery shops, plush dressing rooms with showers and all the desired amenities. "This is an absolutely amazing space," King says, who was formerly with Sonoma County Repertory Theater. "Yesterday, we had our auditions for our first musical, Aladdin, and we held them in the main theater. It was the first time I'd heard anyone sing or do music in the space. I can't tell you how good it sounded. It's acoustically perfect. I've never experienced such incredible acoustics. Of course, I've been working in funky little theater spaces for most of my professional life. The theater we've been using here on campus is just a glorified lecture hall. So to move from that to something that is so stunning is really a dream come true." King points again to McCarthy's original decision to push forward with plans for the facility, a dream he never saw completed. He passed away unexpectedly last year. "When Chris first became president here, when he first saw the conditions in which the performing arts department was working, it moved him to tears," King says. "He made a commitment to create a space on campus that was equal to the work being done by the students and faculty. He wanted something that would serve the students and the community, now and into the future. "There's something about having a dream for so long," she continues, "and then to finally see that dream manifest that is just so incredibly wonderful. Walking into this building, it makes coming to work absolutely magical." 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa. 707.256.7500. www.napavalleytheater.org. 26 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman co-star in `Notorious.' Hitchcock's `Notorious' still a stylish shocker By Richard von Busack hen the director's most devoted critic Francois Truffaut called 1946's Notorious "the quintessence of Hitchcock," it was both an ambiguous remark as well as an appreciation. Notorious is a number of things all at once: a spy thriller, a Gothic, a romance and a Story of O�like tale of love tested through suffering. It screens Aug. 20 at San Anselmo's Film Night at the Park and is worth a new look. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia, a woman who, like Bogart in Casablanca, doesn't care about patriotism and who would rather hit the sauce as hard as possible. That's when the highly authentic government agent Devlin (Cary Grant) enters the picture. Seduced by him, Alicia becomes an agent too, traveling to Rio de Janiero to learn her assignment. She is meant to get intimate with an old acquaintance named Sebastian (Claude Rains), a debonair Nazi deeply involved in some Fourth Reich scheme. Rivalry rather than duty is the engine of the plot. Devlin's jealousy grows as Alicia takes on the role of lover and wife. That's when the two agents find out how lethal the assignment is going to be. Screenwriter Ben Hecht's key work on Gone with the Wind made the liaison between a bastard and an anti-heroine seem urgent and romantic. He finds similar elements in this story. The stars bring it on in the famous nuzzle on a moonlit balcony over Copacabana; here is attention to the letter of the censors' law, while defying their spirit, through long-held clos-ups and interspersed dialogue. It's Hitchcock, though, who provides sympathy for the Devlin, as well as for the fascist cuckold. There's a wave of tragedy in Sebastian's wordless discovery of betrayal in a wine cellar filled with some very suspicious vintages. This sequence in the cellar shows the peculiar strength of Hitchcock's visual style. "Clarify, clarify, clarify," he used to say. Only Pixar seems to be following his advice these days. Notorious is a seminar for lens geeks, and not only in the showy parts--visual distortion for sickness and hangovers, with Devlin all but spinning on the ceiling over the suffering Alicia--but also in the emphasis on the size and brightness of objects and in making a single close-up tell a story. Most startling is a shot that wafts us from a second-floor balcony to the palm of Bergman's lovely hand. There a stolen key rests, just as in the Bluebeard myth this tale so much resembles. Also at work is another quintessential Hitchcock feature: the story of the bad girl who isn't. Note Bergman's revolutionary naturalism, with her unplucked eyebrows, her uncorseted flesh, her full-lipped face that wasn't anything like the look of a movie-studio porcelain doll. In early scenes, with hair that gets in her eyes and in her mouth, she's a punky slattern; later, she's groomed tightly, even painfully, by the Germans. And there is Hitchcock's usual satire of warped, doting moms and dominated sons. As Sebastian's far-smarter mother, the memorable Leopoldine Konstantin shows off a one-handed cigarette-lighting trick, just like a Prussian officer in a silent film, as she figures out how to deal with the American agent in her household. Notorious is in the world of film noir but not of it; it's a tough and dark film that's also one of the finest women's pictures ever made. The Twilight movies could use a little of Notorious' nocturnal power when dealing with the question of what happens when sides are chosen, and how far too far can go. `Notorious' screens on Friday, Aug. 20, at 8pm. Film Night in the Park, 8. Creek Park, Hub Intersection, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo. $3�$6. 415.272.2756. FUNCTIONAL ART Fine & Fashion Jewelry Handmade Gifts 146 N. 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College Avenue � Santa Rosa, CA 707.539.5507 � www.monroe-hall.com 30 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN Hiatt & Hidalgo During an intimate show at the Lagunitas Tap Room in April, John Hiatt, having already premiered a few songs from his new album, The Open Road, made a terrible mistake: he asked the crowd for requests. A loud barrage of shouted song titles ensued, making two things hugely apparent. One, Hiatt's written a lot of songs. Two, people love the hell out of those songs. These are qualities he shares with Los Lobos, with whom he shares a stage this weekend in Healdsburg. Songs we'd love to see them play together include Hiatt's "Real Fine Love"--imagine David Hidalgo sprinkling his solos over that contagious chord progression--or how about Hiatt singing a verse or two of Los Lobos' "Dream in Blue"? Wish, hope, pray for some sort of collaboration when the two co-headline on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Rodney Strong Vineyards. 11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. 4pm. $50�$75. 707.869.1595. Bikes, Bikes, Bikes! We're all getting ready for Levi Leipheimer's GranFondo in our own way. Some of us are stepping up at the gym. Others are taking longer weekend rides. Leipheimer himself ? Why, he showed up at the Wednesday Night Dirt Crits in Howarth Park last week, filled out an entry form, got a paper-plate number to affix to his handlebars and raced the dirt trail alongside all the other regular folks riding after work. Crazy! This weekend, the training continues with five different courses in Saturday's Break the Cycle ride, open to the public, culminating in the Northern California Bike Expo, with loads of vendors, street food, live music, custom bike exhibits, bike parades and even a bicyclepowered performance of The Last Seed by the Imaginists Theatre Collective. Celebrate the area's rich and evergrowing cycling culture on Saturday, Aug. 21, in Santa Rosa's Juilliard Park. 10am to 4pm. Free. 707.545.0153. Our Hero Composer's House Seth Montfort is an extremely gifted pianist living at a former mortuary in Guerneville. He holds near daily concerts, tours in Latin America, plays Liszt while wearing leather, and he possesses an incredible gift for retention with a remarkably large memorized repertoire. He also founded the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, a group that endeavors to provide starring soloist turns to musicians denied such a spotlight in their symphony day jobs. The S.F. Concerto Orchestra often play at Montfort's house, and it's one of those only-in-Guerneville experiences. Folk and punk are common fare at house shows, but classical? In a former mortuary? Blindfold a friend, drive him out there and blow his mind when the S.F. Concerto Orchestra play Ciani, Paganini, Mendelssohn and others on Monday, Aug. 23, at the Composer's House. 16375 Fourth St., Guerneville. 4pm and 7:30pm. $10�$20. 707.604.7600. Sure, we love San Francisco Chronicle writer Mark Morford for describing Dick Cheney as "pure sneering vileness incarnate just by opening his tiny black eyes," but we also love that the next day he'll eloquently unearth deep-seated truths about fearing death or having children or maintaining sanity in a world that seems to exist solely to desecrate humankind's empathy for each other. Readers all over the country revile him as a source of "San Francisco values," but we say Morford's compassion, intellect and incisive wit are to be most celebrated. (Plus, he really likes sex.) Jane Ganahl interviews him live and onstage on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 7:30pm. $12�$15. 415.383.9600. Flying Right Cloverdale, "the Gateway to the Redwoods," is one of those unassuming little burgs with an actual big heart. Cloverdale, after all, built a train station for the SMART train 12 years ago, on faith alone! It also continues to support a hometown drive-in, even as fast-food joints get built on the south side of town, and its downtown has a smattering of culture in Friday Night Live, a series of free concerts presented by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. This Friday, none other than Big Sandy and His Hi Fly-Rite Boys pull their chrome Airstream bus up to the downtown plaza to serenade the boppers hungry for their Texasswing style featuring a stand-up bass, lap steel and a portly voice raised on border-radio soul. Get up there early for the farmers market beforehand, and take a final dip in the Russian River afterward when they play on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Downtown Plaza. Main and Broad streets, Cloverdale. 7pm. Free. 707.894.4410. THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 31 They Might Be Giants play Napa on Aug. 21. See Concerts, above. 32 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN Polkacide, where punk mayhem meets jolly good bellows ard Abronski was just a Philly kid running out of money when he moved west to go surfing in the 1970s. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music and a diehard fan of the avant-garde jazz of Art Ensemble of Chicago, he soon found himself in the percolating hotbed of Bay Area punk. Unimpressed. "I wasn't crazy about it until I heard Flipper," he says. But something clicked, and Abronski decided to turn punk on its ear. "I knew some real musicians--some horn players--as well as some loud rock and rollers, so I went out to find some polka sheet music," Abronski says. Soon, fusing punk rock and polka, the ragtag group played at punk haven Mabuhay Gardens as part of a six-band bill. Polkacide was born. Not to be outdone, the irony-soaked Bay Area punk scene embraced the band--ultimately, Abronski played the howling saxophone on Flipper's end-of-civilization anthem "Sex Bomb"--and the national news media descended on the novelty. But Abronski is less interested in tongue-in-cheekisms than the music itself, and talks passionately about the technical precision required to excel in a much-maligned genre. In the last century, polka was the roots music among trans-Danubian �migr�s in the Great Lakes and industrial river corridors. Schisms emerged: the polished Slovenian style of Frankie Yankovic, the innovative double-trumpet sound of Marion Lush. (Abronski admires the musicianship of the latter.) There's a Dionysian strain in Polkacide. Walter Solek himself, who wrote "Who Stole the Kishka?" and often performed with a rubber nose, fake boobs and a rubber piglet sticking out of the fly of his boxer shorts, would have loved Polkacide's "Weiner Dog Polka." Polkacide are down to a handful of gigs a year, despite boasting the best lineup in the band's history. "Playing in a goofy polka band is not the path to fame and riches, but it's a family now, and I get to play with friends," Abronski says. "You can't beat that with a stick." Catch Polkacide at the Cotati Accordion Festival--which celebrates with Flaco Jiminez as headliner for its 20th anniversary--on Saturday, Aug. 21. The festival runs Saturday�Sunday, Aug. 21�22, at La Plaza Park in Cotati. 9:30am�8pm. $15�$17 per day; $25 both. www.cotatifest.com. W Richard von Busack THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 33 C. Donatiello Winery Summer Music Series Live from the Middle Reach 8-22 sol Horizon 8-29 Brett Hunter August September 9-5 Hotel Cafe tour Buddy & Friends* 9-12 Troubaduo 9-19 Brian Bergeron 9-26 Lelia Broussard & Chris Pierce 10-3 Audra Connolly 10-10 John Gold October All Shows Sundays 1-4pm *9-5 will take place from 3-6pm C. Donatiello Winery 4035 Westside Road Healdsburg, CA 707.431.4442 www.cdonatiello.com Across the bridge 34 08.18.10-08.24.10 THE BOHEMIAN MC Oz lays down about Quidditch, zoology and other common hip-hop tropes. New book teaches the art of the rap song By Caroline Osborn ooks I get. Rap, not so much. So when my editor gave me Paul Edwards' quixotically titled book How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC (Chicago Review Press; $12.95), one that promises to explain this incomprehensible art form in 314--pi times 100?--pages, I wondered if my introverted bookishness too could learn, as they say, to bust a rhyme. After all, books can teach me anything. Right? But if I was going to do it, I was going to do it the same way I do everything else: like a huge nerd. I am an English and comparative literature major, a cognitive science minor. I love Shakespeare and brains. I am the captain of my college's Quidditch team, which speaks for itself about the obsessive level of my Harry Potter fanaticism. My friends and I watched Lost religiously and tried to figure out the ending. Believe me, I could go on all day. I struggled with the book in the beginning, but not for the obvious reasons. Author Edwards structures the exposition with his own sober explanation of a rap staple such as braggadocio or freestyling followed by more colorful testimonials from seasoned hip-hop pros. Sometimes when I read a quote, I wasn't sure if it was a lyric or just something the guy said. I would try to read it with rhythm, but then it would fall apart and I would feel like an asshole. (Hint: it never is a lyric.) What follows is a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of what I have learned and how I applied that knowledge when crafting my lyrics. Excuse me. I meant to say, "when laying down my rhymes." I even recorded my song. Chapter 1: `Content Topics' "I don't believe in writer's block," says Tech N9ne, apparently some kind of rapper, "because the cure for writer's block to me is to go out and have something happen to your ass." That left me with one question. What has been happening to my ass lately? College! I opted for real-life content, but only after realizing that the bulk of what rappers call fantasy content has more to do with strippers than dragons. Chapter 2: `Content Forms' Since flaunting one's style seems to be so central to the hip-hop street ethos, I took note of the book's instruction in braggadocio and battling form. "[With my subject matter, I'm] not trying to save the world," says Sean Price, another hip-hop artist I had never heard of. "I be smacking the shit out of people in my rhymes, I be drop-kicking people. I know what I'm writing when I write it, though, so it might be some crazy shit, but I know I'm writing the crazy shit, and I want to write the best crazy shit I can write." What he lacks in vocabulary he makes up in awareness of his message and pure writerly aggression. Inspired by my favorite rap battle of all time, Flight of the Conchords' "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous," I decided to talk some smack. Chapter 3: `Content Tools' Edwards advises using punch lines One Across the Bow Works on Paper William Smith August 20�Sept. 26, 2010 Artist Reception: Saturday, August 21 4�6pm Rudimentary Navigational Skills Mixed media on paper, 22" X 34", 2010 6671 Front St/Hwy 116 � Downtown Forestville 707-887-0799 � 11-6 Thurs�Mon (closed Tues & Weds) quicksilvermineco.com THE BOHEMIAN 08.18.10-08.24.10 35 What are you thankful for? VAPORIZERS ON SALE AT Gravenstones 2 new great vapes for your on the go lifestyle: The Launch Box $99 � Essential Vaaap $99 Both are made here in California, come in and check them out! Plus fantastic deals on Cali blown spoons, bats, bubblers and tubes! 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Quidditch, of course, is adapted from the broomstick sport of the same name from the Harry Potter series, and Fudge is the bumbling politician who let his fear get in the way of nipping the Voldemort threat in the bud. See? It's a topical insult. At the end of my third verse, I brag about my way with words, and then I sneer, "Your passive voice can be spotted like a bad toupee." In addition to completely destroying my opponent's self-esteem, I poke fun at his terrible grasp of the English language by delivering my dig about passive voice in the passive voice. Yeah, I know it hurts. Chapter 4: `Flow' Flow is to rap as meter is to poetry. Some tricks that apply to both include rests and enjambment, here called "overlapping bars." Edwards instructs me to pause on a downbeat to emphasize the next part of my line. Eager to make sure everyone understands that I achieved an A in zoology, by general consensus a rather difficult class for nonscience majors, I pause between "I ruled at zoology" and "I got an A." I overlapped bars, or continued my idea across lines (in this case, across stanzas), when I wrote "You'll be more terrified than Cornelius Fudge or / the kids in the library staying up late." Here, I both deepen the humiliation of my opponent, who is now more of a nervous wreck than Fudge and finals crammers combined, and seamlessly transition into my next topic. Chapter 5: `Rhyme' Observe the internal rhyme. "I bewitch on the pitch when I play Quidditch / It's uncanny how my Annie can catch that Snitch." Not only do I use the "�itch" rhyme to join the first line to the second, but I also develop internal consistency within the first line alone by invoking the rhyme three times. Furthermore, I throw in an extra rhyme ("uncanny," "Annie") that has no payoff in any other line, but adds coherence within the second line, just because I care. Circumstances forced me to abandon my inclination toward perfect rhyme and work with assonance, or same vowel sound, rhyme when I wrote the couplet: "Our dining hall repertoire often repeats / But still our food is better than at the UCs." I alliterate in my chorus when I promise, "I'll proofread your paper like a private eye." Chapter 6: `Rhyme Schemes' Typically, the main rhyme falls on the last beat of each measure. But sometimes, if a lyricist wants to get very, very tricky, she can place the initiatory rhyme on the fourth beat of the first measure and rhyme it on the upbeat of the second measure's fourth beat. I employ this tactic when I flaunt the raw power of my extracurricular activities: "I write for the paper, I work the lit mag / I critique your concerts, throw bad poems in the trash bag." "Mag" and "trash" cooperate as assonance rhymes, but the perfect rhyme falls on "bag," the upbeat syllable. Chapter 8: `The Writing Process' Halfway through chapter eight, I realize that I am a natural when I read this: "I dream raps, I dream verses, I dream hooks, choruses," says Crooked I, allegedly some sort of hiphop artist. The previous Friday night, I had a dream in which I wrote a rap couplet and performed it for the favorite fictional character to whom it was dedicated. A repurposed version of said couplet appears as the opening lines of my rap song: "MC Oz in the house, I sling words like daggers / I swagger, my rhyme's the only thing that really matters." I poke fun at his terrible grasp of the English language by delivering my dig about passive voice in the passive voice. Yeah, I know it hurts. Chapters 12 and 13: `Vocal Techniques' & `In the Studio' "Spit" is hip-hop speak for vocal performance. When I arrived at the homemade recording studio in a friend of the Bohemian's garage, I intended to do just that. The word spoke to me of aggression and stamping one's own disgusting, phlegmy identity on one's art. As someone who doesn't usually think of herself as particularly aggressive or especially phlegmy, I knew I would have to dig into this word to sell myself as a rapper. I opted to half-memorize my lyrics and still use the sheet as a security blanket to maximize swagger. My dear friend Edwards advised me to be expressive, designate breathing spaces and think of my voice like an instrument. I did all of this as I stood at the microphone, the beat pumping through the big, black headphones cupping my ears. I held my half-memorized lyrics sheet with my left hand and waved my right hand around like rappers I've seen on television. I moved my shoulders. I enunciated. I pretended I was Chris Parnell from SNL's Lazy Sunday, the only rap song to which I know all of the words. 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