October 2012

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- Sarah J. Pepper

vol. 4 no. 10


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contents October 2012 on the cover: After falling in love with sagas like “Twilight” and “Hush, Hush,” Sarah J. Pepper obsessively began writing, completing five books in the last year alone. The Harrisburg resident’s next book, “Forgotten: The Fate Trilogy,” comes out Oct. 5.

who, what & when 6

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Events Recap


October Events Calendar

reviews & recommendations 16

Beyond Borders


Album Review


Way Too Indie


Profiles in Sound


Creative Writing


A Taste of Sarcasm: Manchego


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life, love & laughter 34

October Checklist


COVER: Writing Through Fate


The Scoop: The “Condimovement”


The Real Deal: Yancy Erickson


Mommy Mind Trip


Ask the Johns


605 Factoids

fashion & beauty 54

poll Agree, if it disrupts things like traffic, action should be taken. 59%

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Fashion DIY


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fitness & health

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What are you dressing as for Halloween this year? “‘Gangnam Style.’” - Nathan Robertson, via Facebook.

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Check out this month’s Street Style. missed an issue? Check out back issues on our website!

Watch the sweet video Mud Mile created for the No Party, Party held at Icon Lounge Oct. 1 where young voters can meet candidates over the signature drink, the Gir-Donk-Ephant. Leave your R’s and D’s at home!

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contributors October 2012

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Mary Abbott – Writer An amicable live wire, Mary’s inquisitive tendencies connect to journalism. She finds solace in soccer and weird music. She likes salad.

Austin Kaus – Writer Austin is a graduate student at the University of South Dakota who intends to channel his inner Cesar Romero on Oct. 31. Whether or not it involves “Batman” or “The Golden Girls” has yet to be determined. Happy Halloween.

Carl Anthony – Writer In addition to writing for 605 Magazine, Carl rounds out his resume as a service advisor for Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls and producer of the John Tesh Radio Show on KELO-FM. Carl can also be heard on the KELO-FM airwaves as a weekend warrior disc jockey.

Lisa Peterson – Writer Lisa lives in rural Brandon, S.D. with her husband and two children. She received her degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University and has enjoyed running her own marketing communications company, Main Ideas, for the past 19 years.

Denise DePaolo – Writer Denise works as a news producer in Sioux Falls. She lives with her husband, Tony, and two Miniature Schnauzers. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going places and taking naps.

Dan Thorson – Photographer Dan is 28 years old and was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He enjoys photography, and is always thinking of ways to approach a subject.

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events Recap 2012 Sidewalk Arts Festival & Germanfest Sept. 8 was a very busy day with the 49th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival and the annual Germanfest happening in downtown Sioux Falls. The fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion kicked off the day with over 225 vendors from 10 states. German music, food, brews and the infamous weiner dog races filled Falls Park West later that day to celebrate‌well‌Germans!

Over 40,000 people attended the Sidewalk Arts Festival

Images by Dan Thorson

5th Annual Weiner Dog Races

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605 Magazine’s Rapid City Release Party It was all about hookah and music downtown on Sept. 23 to celebrate 605 Magazine beginning distribution in Rapid City. Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge pulled out the red carpet for this event, which included a concert by September cover story Avian Sunrise and the IHL DJ’s. To find out where 605 is distributed in the area, visit www.605magazine.com/about-us. Images courtesy of Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge

Terrell Harris Avian Sunrise performed

The IHL DJ’s

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events October 2012 Sioux Falls Area

ENTERTAINMENT October 3 Ladies Craft Night Museum of Visual Materials. 5:30-7 p.m. Re-use, Re-cycle, Recraft. Every month a new trend, material, and tutorial. Join the laidback craft night and must-try recipes of the month. Call Jessica for more info at (605) 271-9500 or e-mail Jessica@ sfmvm.com.

October 4 2012 SME Youth Benefit Auction Sioux Falls Convention Center Ballroom A. 5 p.m. Maintaining a strong business climate in SD means supporting the youth with educational and career opportunities designed to keep them in our communities. Proceeds benefit the Youth Business Adventure (YBA) and SME Sales and Marketing Scholarships for college students. Tickets $50. For more info, e-mail info@ smesiouxfalls.org.

Wire Me Awake

For more info, flip to page 32.

October 5 Downtown First Fridays Downtown Sioux Falls. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! This Friday, check out the Art & Wine Walk where you can walk both sides of the river with artists greeting you and wine samples to warm you. For $15, get a wristband to enjoy wine sampling at every location. Wine by the glass is available for $5. For more info, visit www. dtsf.com.

October 7 Cinema Falls Presents: Sleepwalk With Me Icon Lounge. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Based off of an off-Broadway show and bestselling book, an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career, which is coming out during his funny and dangerous sleepwalking. For more info, visit www.cinemafalls.com.

Fall 2012 Clothing Swap

Museum of Visual Materials. 12-4 p.m. Look good without pinching your pocket at the eco-chic Fall Style Swap! Collect vintage, used clothing in good condition and swap with others. Left overs will be given to charity. A DIY Center will be there to alter your fashions. For more info, call (605) 271-9500 or e-mail jessica@sfmvm.com.

October 13 Take the Day 2012 Washington Pavilion. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Come view a live, one-day, multi-artist, art-making event. Free to the public! 14 | October 2012

October 16 Peachwave Grand Re-Opening Peachwave. Celebrate with buy one get one free. Ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.! Fore more info, follow Peachwave on Facebook.

October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Orpheum Theatre. Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about one Southern plantation family that displays their greed, hopes and passions during a pivotal point in Big Daddy’s birthday celebration. For more info, visit www.siouxfallstheatre.com.

October 20 Rock of Ages the Musical For more info, flip to page 34.

October 24 Innovation Expo Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center. Hosted by Enterprise Institute in partnership with 9 Clouds, the Innovation Expo is a conference focusing on connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and many others in startup companies. Watch speakers, be part of breakout sessions, and more. Admission $50, early birds $40. Register at www. sdinnovationexpo.com.

October 27 Boo Falls Halloween Parade & Zombie Walk For more info, flip to page 35.

October 31 Mall-o-ween Empire Mall. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join for the annual trick-ortreating event and enjoy food, fun, and entertainment.

GOOD CAUSE October 1 Speak Out! & Candlelight Vigil Rapid City, Pierre & Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Celebrate National Unity Day at Memorial Park Bandshell in Rapid City, the Capitol Building front steps in Pierre, and at the Main Library in Sioux Falls. Wear a purple ribbon throughout October and be watchful, be vocal, and be a presence in the fight to end domestic and sexual assault in the community. For more info, contact 1-800-572-9196.

October 13 Paint the Mall Pink Empire Mall. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Join for a fun, informative breast cancer awareness event to help spread the word about the comprehensive breast care services available right here in our community.

October 19 Paint the Night Pink Perspective Inc. 7 p.m. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness

Month. Attend this premier art and fashion event to raise the awareness and promote the connection between art, healing, mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy a live fashion show and complimentary food and beverages. Purchase your $25 ticket at www.averathinkpink.org or at the door.

SPORTS October 5 | 12 | 13 | 20 | 26 Sioux Falls Stampede Sioux Falls Arena. 7:05 p.m. For more info, visit www.sfstampede. com.

October 13 Roller Dollz vs. Fargo Moorehead Rock City Riot The Old Coliseum. 6 p.m. The Doll Starz take on a men’s team! For more info, visit www.rollerdollz.com.


Sovereign Sect Boonies Bar. 9 p.m. More TBA.

October 31 The Wax Bananas For more info, flip to page 24.

RAPID CITY & PIERRE AREA October 5 & 6 Oktoberfest Downtown Deadwood. Times vary. Enjoy events like Polka Fest at the Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort, a brat giveaway at Oyster Bay, Beer Barrel Games in front of the Gold Dust, (a wife carrying contest?), and more! For more info, visit deadwood. org/events/oktoberfest.

October 5-7 Black Hills Pow Wow

Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month.

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. For more info, visit www.visitrapidcity.com.

October 5 Acoustic Exhile CD Release Show

October 6 Bierborse

Latitude 44. 7 p.m. With special guests June Embers, Sol Fredo, Still I Rise, Away, Stay Lucky, JR Kaufman, and Jordan Holt. Admission $7. 21+

Stevie Stone

Boonies Bar. 9 p.m. With Nikko McFadden, V the Noble One, Nightshield, and more. Admission $12 adv/$15 door. For more info, visit www.booniesbar.com.

October 6 2012 Festival of Bands Downtown Sioux Falls. 8:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Watch the 25th Annual Festival of Bands, USA –one of the nation’s largest marching band events. The event draws nearly 50 bands and up to 10,000 visitors from the surrounding states.

October 11 40 oz to Freedom (Sublime tribute) Wiley’s Tavern. 8:30 p.m. Admission $5. 21+

October 13 44 Fest Latitude 44. 9 p.m.

Trey Lane Final Show For more info, flip to page 22.

October 23 Big Gigantic

For more info, flip to page 34.

October 8 Crazy Horse Memorial: Native American Day Celebration Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, S.D. Free admission for an educational program, Native American singers, dancers, artists, storytellers, hands-on activities, a blast on the mountain carving , and a free buffalo stew lunch for all visitors. Donations of cash or 3 cans of food are welcomed.

October 12 Pink Slip Ball Prairie Berry Winery. Third annual festive, fun and formal event supporting the American Cancer Society. Enjoy pink décor, food, drinks and pink items for auction with live music. Admission $50. For more info, visit www.prairieberry.com.

October 23 Drive Thru Job Fair Coolers Drive Thru, Pierre, S.D. The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, Today’s KCCR Radio, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation have teamed up to host a new concept in job fairs. Open to all area employers hiring potential employees from season, to part-time, to full-time. Free to Chamber members, $15 for non. For more info, visit www.pierre.org.

The Vault. 8 p.m. With GRIZ and Unlimited Gravity. Admission $16 adv/$20 door. 18+

October 26 & 27 Deadweird

October 26 Soulcrate Presents: 4th Annual Halloween Rap Karaoke Party

For more info, flip to page 34.

Club David. 10 p.m. Admission $5. E-mail rapkaraoke@gmail.com to participate. Spots are limited. 18+

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beyond BORDERS

with Mark Lloyd

Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read.

Year Zero by Rob Reid

You know how people always talk about how all of our television signals go off into space and how these signals are bound to eventually run into another intelligent species? Well, in 1977, it happened. Our television signal hit a planet occupied by a species belonging to something called The Refined League. To be a member of this league, a species must be at the forefront of the universe in matters of science and art. They must be way beyond all the petty self destruction and greed. So, in 1977, our television signal hit this planet, and the aliens were given a taste of one of the greatest shows ever created. That’s right folks, they got “Welcome Back, Kotter.” It could have been worse, I guess. If it happened today, the aliens might have gotten a reality show about pregnant teenagers who hunt alligators in the swamp. Anyway, the aliens, being so refined, laughed a big belly laugh when they watched the opening scene, which was full of awful afros, ridiculous bell bottoms, and a young John Travolta acting like a complete imbecile. But then something happened which would alter the universe forever. The opening theme song came on. You see, while the aliens in The Refined

What to watch for in October Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

League were way beyond humans in the arts like drama, painting, and sculpture, their music was just awful. They could barely keep a beat or sing on key, and the theme song to “Welcome Back, Kotter” was the most beautiful piece of music they had ever heard. They wept with joy at it. By the time the song got to the “welcome back, welcome back, welcome back” part at the end, entire planets died of heart attacks. They thought it was that good. So every alien in The Refined League immediately downloaded every song ever created by humans, which wouldn’t be a problem, except that The Refined League is very particular about following the laws of other planets that they encounter, and illegally downloading music comes with a hefty fine here on Earth. It turns out that members of The Refined League owe all of their combined wealth to the people of Earth, and that’s a lot of money. So much money in fact, that some unsavory members of The Refined League have put a plan in motion to destroy the Earth. Enter Nick Carter, a low level copyright lawyer. He is contacted by a couple of aliens because they think he is the Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. He is not. But he may be the only hope the people of Earth have.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

When Clay gets a job working nights at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore, he starts to wonder about all the strange things that happen. When he starts to dig, he apparently is very surprised by what he finds.

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Tracie wants to know why Americans eat the way we do. She goes undercover at jobs that feed America, and eats and lives off of those wages. We’re talking about jobs like picking fruit, stocking a Walmart produce section, and working as a cook in an Applebee’s.

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album REVIEW

by Austin Kaus

Samuel Locke Ward - Double Nightmare In a reverberated voice, Iowa City’s Samuel Locke Ward politely introduces himself and his new “tape” “Double Nightmare.” When you silently acknowledge that you’d like to hear it, he replies “Sweet.” But the final word gets trapped in a degenerating sound loop that thrusts you down a twisted spiral composed by the selfproclaimed lo-fi home taper, transforming the gentle new acquaintance into a relatively-pleasant phantasm who wants you to check out his poorly-lit cassette collection. To define Ward’s genre would require a DSM-IV and a carbon monoxide detector. “Double Nightmare” is a bitching brew of keyboards, synth-pop, guitars, punk-rock, metal, country, a warped Devo record and some Jolt Cola. A double album is a lot of songs, but if you can handle the madness therein, you won’t find much filler in “Double Nightmare.” “No Surf” is just 1:20 of twisted surf guitar that gives you the feeling that Ward’s ocean is one of black water, while “All Ribs” recreates that amazing moment when you let your drunk friend play with your acoustic guitar using his own Natural Ice chords. But, beyond those tracks, this is the real deal--a subterranean rummage sale gem that showcases the street performer you find yourself walking back to time and time again. If the title is to be taken literally, then the central fear of the nightmare seems to be mainly one of alienation. Lonely drunks in my hometown bar could drink tap beer to the freedomless rock that is “As Jets

Scream” while “Song For Your Job” delivers a soundtrack to blue collars everywhere with lines like “This table won’t wash itself/ I don’t like it” and “I don’t like it, but I shut my mouth and do what I’m told.” In a dead marriage? Try “Now We Go To Church” and see if “Sign the papers and you’re on your way/You’ll regret it so much” hits a little close to the broken home. In the end, maybe it’s just Samuel Locke Ward against the world. “J.O.T.D.F.” is a heroic eight-bit tune styled for a hero at a final video game level, unsure of who the boss will be. That’s followed by Ward alone with a Spanish-style guitar rhythm singing, “We know you/ We’d like to see you fail.” And yet, even through 40 songs of confessions, tales and unlicensed dissections, the listener is left believing Ward will survive downstairs with the demons he understands and the monsters he’s come to call friends. In the plodding “Lead Us Through Darkness + Leave Us To Die,” Ward sings that he has “always been right here, right where you told me to be.” It’s unclear whether he then asks to be led from or left in the dark, but the question is answered in uncharacteristically long (it’s the only track to clock in at over five minutes) closer “I Choose Darkness,” a black metal rejection of someone unwilling to be coerced from his cave. Clearly, Ward is at home in the darkness. But his dark is not necessarily gloom and his blackness is certainly not ours. What comes out of Ward’s mind and basement is and continues to be fascinating, quizzical and almost unnervingly mysterious. As he himself sings on the opening of the second disc, “I do give a f**k, but I try not to show it.” Download the album at samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/doublenightmare.


Also listening to: A.C. Newman Shut Down the Streets

good night, gold dust Towards the Sun

Infaux Regret: Zero

The lead New Pornographer’s third solo album showcases a well-crafted collection of mellow melodies that are readymade for wine-fueled conversation. Fellow Pornographer Neko Case makes an always-welcomed guest appearance.

Vocalist Laura Schultz softly leads the listener through an absolutely gorgeous collection of hope and heartbreak from Mankato, Minn. With strong instrumentation, arrangement and vocal contributions from co-founder Colin Scharf, this five-song EP is a cloud that sprinkles just enough indie-folk to put the smell of rain in the air.

Local industrial mad scientists Stien and Robot tackle football suicide and a fear of sleep with their usual combination of grinding guitar and programming, but also flex their razor wings with an uncharacteristically pop tune as well as an acoustic version of previously-released “Composure.”

Favorite tracks: “Money in New Wave,” “Strings,” “You Had to Be There.”

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Favorite tracks: “Icarus,” “Towards the Star.”

Favorite tracks: “Shotgun Formation,” “Pack Your Bags.”

way too indie V/H/S

“V/H/S” feels like a natural conclusion to the “found footage” subgenre that has become increasingly popular since “Paranormal Activity’s” success. While “Paranormal Activity” and “The Blair Witch Project” focused on a sense of realism to draw people in, “V/H/S” is anything but. As an anthology film revolving around the home video format, all the pretenses and rules that come with the style are thrown out. These are six short horror films that all share the same aesthetic simply to take advantage of the visceral, exciting feeling that comes with stumbling on something one isn’t meant to see. “V/H/S” makes a good attempt at breathing new life into the genres it covers but, like most anthology films, the results are mixed. “Tape 56” serves as the wraparound story for each short film. A group of men film themselves breaking into a house, but only discover a dead man and a pile of unlabeled tapes. One by one they start going through the

tapes, and this is how each story is introduced. The first tape, called “Amateur Night,” is the strongest story out of all six. Three obnoxious college-aged guys try to pickup girls but end up taking back someone who’s more dangerous than they let on. This short builds up plenty of tension thanks to the perfect casting of the girl they take back. Once things do go to hell, “Amateur Night” goes all-out leading to some of the film’s best moments. “Second Honeymoon” is the next tape which comes from director Ti West (“The Innkeepers”). It’s a slow-paced story, but West is focused on something other than cheap thrills. Once the scares do come in it makes for the film’s most unsettling moment. A cheap twist ending threatens to ruin things, but this is by far the film’s scariest short. “Tuesday the 17th” plays out like a slasher film in fast-forward. Four people go for a camping trip which expectedly plays out like any other camping trip in a horror film. The killer’s portrayal makes for a neat stylistic effect, but “Tuesday” crams too much plot in its short runtime. The next tape (with the absurdly long title “The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger”) plays out entirely through recorded video chat sessions between a

couple. The short is a derivative ghost story until the end when a laughable twist is thrown in. “Tuesday” and “Emily” are the weakest links in “V/H/S,” and probably wouldn’t be missed if they were cut out of the film. The final tape ends “V/H/S” on a strong note. “10/31/98” follows yet another group of friends who wind up at the wrong house while looking for a party. This short goes for broke with a climax that feels like a funhouse ride. It’s cheesy, but the execution is so gleeful that it becomes infectious. Other than the two well-done tapes that bookend the film, “V/H/S” is a hit and miss. “Second Honeymoon” would have impressed if not for its clunky ending, and the two shorts that follow drag things down considerably. As an anthology film, it has a clever concept that links everything together (if this is successful there will definitely be more “tapes” being made for a sequel), but it can’t break free from the inconsistency that plagues these kinds of movies.

6.1 out of 10

CJ Prince Read full review: tooin.de/az

BIO: Dustin Jansick is the owner of www.waytooindie.com, which is dedicated on providing you with the most accurate and honest movie reviews and ratings. The site is focused around, but certainly not limited to, independent films. Dustin, along with other fellow contributors, not only writes reviews on indie, foreign and art-house films, but also posts trailers, news articles, and top-ten lists as well. Check Way Too Indie out on Facebook and @WayTooIndie on Twitter.

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Way Too Indie’s Horror Film Recommendations: As a self-professed horror film-loving nerd (my birthday is also only four days from Halloween) you bet your bottom dollar that I celebrate every October with as much blood, guts, shock, and scares as I possibly can. Every year my final week of October is filled with as much terror as I can handle. “Dawn of the Dead” (original), “The Exorcist,” “Halloween,” and “The Shining” are four of my favorites to watch. I’m guessing that these films are on everyone’s annual Halloween party list. You can’t go wrong with any of them. But we here at Way Too Indie would like to expand your horizons to other films that most probably haven’t heard of. These films fly under the radar, and we think they deserve more attention. The Way Too Indie staff list our Top 10 recommendations in no particular order: Angel Heart (1987): A 50’s-inspired film noir mixed with devil worshipping drenched in pure Cajun sweat. Hotel (2004): Chilling, minimal Austrian horror about a new hotel worker who notices weird things happening while working the night shift. House of the Devil (2009): A poor college student agrees to babysit for a couple, but soon realizes they hold a horrifying secret in this horror film that feels straight out of the 1980s. Inland Empire (2006): David Lynch’s terrifying magnum opus involving a woman lost in an unforgiving nightmare. Kairo (2001): Terrifying Japanese ghost story/apocalyptic thriller about spirits spilling out into our world through modern technology. Santa Sangre (1989): After being released from a mental institution, a young man decides to be his mother’s arms (his father cut them off) in her quest for bloody vengeance. So odd it must be seen to be believed. Session 9 (2001): This film, about an asbestos cleaning crew giving a closed-down mental institution a makeover, is one of the few to make me turn the lights on while watching it. Suicide Club (2001): A satire attacking celebrity-obsessed culture with police investigating why 54 schoolgirls joined hands and threw themselves in front of a train. Suspiria (1977): Dario Argento’s Italian masterpiece about a dance school in Germany being run by witches is the best horror film I’ve ever seen. Period. Them (2006): Intense French thriller about a couple trying to survive the night from an unknown entity. 605magazine.com | 21

Oct. 13 | Trey Lane Farewell Show Boonies Bar | Sioux Falls 9 p.m. | Admission $8 18+

by Carl Anthony

Dec. 18, 2009 marked the release of “All Things Considered,” the sophomore effort of Sioux Falls native Trey Lane. Lane said on stage at Club David that night, “This album is for anything you are going though,” and explained when one truly “considers all things” the problems ahead are not so great in the grand scheme. The “don’t sweat the small stuff” mentality is something the rapper picked up from his late grandmother, one of his finest mentors. “She was always telling me not to stress over the small things,” recalled Lane. “She wanted me to always put things in perspective and be thankful

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for the moments I had.” And moments he had indeed. A few months into 2010, massive radio requests for his single “Far Away” came to fruition just as JazzFest announced a spot for him, and calls from Strange Music lit up his phone inviting him to perform with national act Tech N9ne. In 2011, “College Music Journal” (CMJ) and Jägermeister took an interest and, by now, it appeared Lane had bent the hip-hop universe in his favor. A Washington High School graduate, who spent his middle school years in the garage creating music with a few close friends, watched as all things aligned despite a humble beginning. “I actually couldn’t rap at all back then, but I just kept writing because I was always motivated by music,” said Lane. “I was motivated in the same way a football player might be when he makes a big tackle.” Lane likens the analogy of the football player and the game-winning play to writing a good song and performing it on stage. Such inspiration seemed endless for the youthful entertainer, and when storm clouds formed, very few noticed because the Trey Lane machine was so consistent. Yet, the price of success skyrocketed and the payment came in the form of more work to maintain the brand. “I found myself in a very dark place because I was putting so much time and energy into my music that it actually became a burden to write songs and be part of shows,” said Lane. “I was selfish with my music and I started to miss out on the things that were really important, like family.” Not wanting to lose any traction on an already rolling career, Lane added concert promoter to his resume and pulled larger touring acts like Twista, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck into South Dakota–a move he came to emphatically regret. While Lane received exposure and accolades, the politics of

the music business trimmed his creative edge, drained his finances, and left his home life in disarray. “Much of my anger and strife with music comes from putting on concerts,” said Lane. “I even lost respect for a lot of the national acts I dealt with because of how much entitlement they think they have.” A recent summer concert with a big name act caused him to throw his hands up for good. After examining the last few years of his career and looking at his wife and daughters, the rapper who once uttered the verse “I am hiphop, and I aim for the top, I aim to win,” decided it was time to throw in the towel. “I had pondered the decision, and I told myself this was it,” said Lane. “I accepted it was the right decision because I had missed out on so much with my family, and that was really beginning to weigh on me.” And just like that, Trey Lane was done. Not wanting to lose the most important thing he had worked for, Lane prepared to exit the hip-hop universe in the humble fashion in which he entered. And when revealing this news to his oldest daughter, Aaliyah, after picking her up from school the next day, she delivered a one-word response: “No.” And just like that, Trey Lane was back. “When she said that, she looked at me with the honesty only a child could,” said Lane. Now the rapper’s longtime mantra of “always on my hustle, always on my grind” takes on new meaning. Devoted to the balance between music and family which once escaped his grasp, Lane has mended his home life and vowed a pursuit of hip-hop only for the love of the art rather than notoriety. “I have received an outpouring of support from fans who told me they

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are inspired by me,” said Lane. “Everything I have gone through has put me in a place where I can work on myself but still help others, and when I look at that I can honestly say my work is not done because I can still affect people in a positive way.” Saturday, Oct. 13 Lane will eclipse his former self and realign the cosmic waves of the hip-hop universe to a nobler steadiness. A new vision for the future will unveil with a “farewell” show at Boonies Bar that night, featuring other Midwest artists like THE SOUND Insurgent, V the Noble One, and Lynch. Lane will even perform some new material, which he plans on releasing via his official website a few days prior to the show. “This is technically my last, but probably not my last show,” said Lane. “Let’s just call it a celebration of life, family, friends, and fans.” For more information on Trey Lane, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, or www.flameonentmusic.com.

Oct. 31 | The Wax Bananas Elks Theater | Rapid City | Time TBD by Carl Anthony The Wax Bananas’ ideology is based on having fun and taking the rest in stride—and they have really mastered this trick. Imagine if all working professionals were greeted each morning by co-workers launching trail mix in their direction. (And not the cheap kind, the good stuff with the M&Ms in it). This happened to The Wax Bananas at a Christmas show once. Maybe the real question is: How do we become admired enough to have people throw snack food as a sort of nontraditional tribute? Well, The Wax Bananas make it all up as they go along. “We just made up our own style because we think punk is watered down and we wanted a lot more riffs like rock,” reveled Adam Mundorf, the band’s bassist. “We decided to call it punk ’n’ roll.” Punk ’n’ roll. Is this a new style emerging out of the South Dakota music scene? Guitarist and vocalist Hadrian Kindt names it “an original take on punk and rock” while guitarist Sam Matson and drummer Steven Cady talk about the “high energy” nature of the band’s music. Mundorf describes it in terms of loving matrimony. “It’s like the Strokes hooking up with Led Zeppelin,” said Mundorf. Turns out when a new millennium hits, that American garage rock revival group mates with an iconic English

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the story of when he first saw a Steve Harris signature bass. The experience caused him to forget the guitar for good. “I had to have it,” exclaimed Mundorf. “I got my hands on that, started thumping away, and it has been bass ever since.” Kindt, who is always influenced by music, positively or negatively, speaks about the impact The Cars debut record had on him. And “cars” to this day still make him smile. “I liked seeing our stickers on bumpers of cars I don’t recognize,” said Kindt. “I would like to believe that is our music really working.” The Wax Bananas’ debut album, “Tortured Artists,” was recorded at Fire Station 7 Studios in Rapid City. The experience pulled the band together and allowed them the opportunity to dissect their work and give it structure. Each one of the members reflect on how difficult, rewarding, and hilarious the experience was, as they spent anywhere from 12 to 15 hours laying down tracks. Even though The Wax Bananas are most in their element on the stage, recording an album together was a huge milestone for the Spearfish natives, one which brought them closer. “I am proud to be in a band with three great, capable friends and musicians,” said Cady. With the new disc in the bag, The Wax Bananas are now saving money to get physical copies pressed for future shows. In addition, the band intends to beef up their merchandise catalog and hit the road playing anytime, anywhere to any place that will let me showcase their punk ’n’ roll design. The band is relying on their DIY mentality and Midwest work ethic. “Everything comes from our own pockets because we have no backers like that,” said Mundorf. And even though such a journey

may be uphill, the band is still steadfast in their original commitment to each other. “This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done,” said Matson. “My goal is to never lose any of the enthusiasm and drive that all of us possess.” For a band who took their name from plastic fruit in a bowl and curtain calls with a six-minute punk epic about a lost dog named Fluffy, life is pretty good. Sure, the guys work hard writing music, building a fan base and cutting tracks in the studio, but they never take themselves too seriously. “We are not in this for the profit or money,” said Mundorf. “We are just doing what we love.” See The Wax Bananas perform at the historic Elks Theatre on Oct. 31. For more info and updates, visit them on Facebook, at thewaxbananas.bandcamp.com or e-mail thewaxbananas@gmail.com.

In the spirit of Halloween… So, during a Wax Bananas show a zombie apocalypse happens. Which member are we safest with? The staff at 605 Magazine votes for Hadrian. Hadrian Kindt – “I would use my Les Paul as a weapon of self defense because even though she is pretty, she ain’t afraid to get rough.” Sam Matson – “I would hide behind Steven because he is deadly with his drumsticks.” Steven Cady – “I would just keep playing because not even the undead are immune to the urge to boogie.” Adam Mundorf – “I would start acting brain dead so the zombies think I am one of them and then watch as my band members get ripped apart and I get out scratch-free.”

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rock band form the 70’s, The Wax Bananas become the kicking and screaming spawn. The vibrant humor and personality is all their own, but the underlying dedication to the art and the appreciation for sound comes directly from their fascination and admiration of some of the world’s finest. “My father had an Astro van when I was young, and the only two tapes he had in that thing were ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by The Beatles and ‘Ghost in the Machine’ by The Police,” recalled Cady, who admits he would have never touched a set of drum sticks had it not been for Stewart Copeland. Matson looks down the same avenue when it comes to his guitar. “I was only 6 when I heard ‘Day Tripper’ by The Beatles,” revealed Matson. “I still consider John Lennon’s riff in that song to be the coolest thing ever.” Mundorf used his eyes to eventually gain his sound as a musician, telling

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creative WRITING About the author: Rachiel Reurink lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, two children and four cats. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys organic gardening, comic books and second-hand bookstores. Graphic by Gerald Lindberg

Cold Plastic Eyes Thunder crashed outside, rattling the windows. Brian heard a faint voice coming from the basement. Grumbling to himself, he stomped over to the stairs. “What do you want, Sophie?” Sophie stood at the bottom of the basement stairs with her little hands clenched at her sides, glaring up at her older brother. “Mama said you have to watch me, not the TV. You have to come down here.” “I don’t want to watch you play with your stupid dolls. Anyway, you’re just scared of the lightning. Quit being such a baby.” “I’m not the baby anymore,” Sophie half-screamed. Her face wrinkled up, and tears spilled from her eyes. “Carrie’s the baby! I’m the big sister now!” “I’m sorry, Soph,” Brian sighed, moving down to sit on the bottom step. Carrie wasn’t even born yet, but Mom was already trying to make Sophie love her. She gave her a bunch of baby dolls and toy kitchen furniture, like playing mommy would somehow make Sophie forget her reign as spoiled brat of the family. “You’re Carrie’s big sister. You’ll be the best big sister ever.” “Yeah, I will.” Sophie wiped her nose on her sleeve and grabbed Brian’s hand, pulling him to the play room. “Come and see. I’m practicing cooking Carrie breakfast.” “Okay, you can show me breakfast, but then I’m going back upstairs. This is sister stuff, not brother stuff.” The playroom was a mess. A cardboard box near the door had been tipped on its side, spilling out old pans and plastic cups. Blocks, books and stuffed animals covered the floor. A kitchen set in one corner gave off a faint smell of motor oil from all the time it had spent stored in his aunt’s garage. There was a little table next

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to it, with a doll strapped into a plastic high chair. More of them balanced in chairs around the table. Most had come from a box of Mom’s old toys. They had grubby rubber faces and badly painted hair. One of the dolls slipped sideways as Brian passed, its eyes clicking as they fell shut. Brian propped it up, and the bristly plastic eyelashes clicked again when its eyes flipped open. “I’m a good mama,” Sophie said. She put a bowl full of magnetic letters in front of each chair. “I made them alphabet cereal so they can learn to read.” “That’s great, Sophie,” Brian said. “I’ll pour the milk for them just like I do for you, and then I’m going back upstairs.” Brian turned to open the toy fridge just as a blinding flash lit the narrow basement window. Thunder followed, so loud Brian felt it like a punch to the chest. Sophie started screaming as the lights flickered and died. Brian felt his way toward Sophie. He tripped over one of the chairs, falling heavily on his hands and knees. Brian crawled the rest of the way, sitting down with his back to the wall and pulling Sophie into his lap. “Calm down. Storm knocked out the power, that’s all.” “You let her out,” Sophie moaned. “We have to get out of here!” “What are you talking about, Soph?” “Anna’s coming! We have to hide!” Brian shivered as a flicker of lightning lit the room. The moving shadows made the familiar objects of the playroom into an alien landscape. Something rustled to Brian’s right. Sophie scrambled up and ran a few steps before tripping over a toy lying on the floor. She crashed into the playroom door, knocking it closed. “You okay, Soph?” Brian moved as quickly as he dared, taking slow,

dragging steps that pushed toys out of his path. He found Sophie huddled against the door with her arms over her head. Hinges creaked as Brian knelt beside Sophie. Plastic eyelashes clicked. A wavering voice whimpered, “Ma-ma?” Sophie made a small, scared noise. There was a shriek of baby doll laughter, and the doll cried, “An-na!” Brian glanced back and thought he saw the toy fridge tipped forward with its door open. The smell of motor oil grew stronger. When Brian turned back to Sophie she was staring over his shoulder, her eyes huge. “She wouldn’t stop talking,” Sophie whispered. “I put her in there so I couldn’t hear her talking.” Brian scooped Sophie up, fumbling for the doorknob. Behind him, the doll mewled, “An-na.” Brian found the doorknob. Something brushed against his ankle. He kicked wildly at it, turning the knob so hard something inside it grated and snapped. The knob lost its tension, spinning uselessly, leaving the door still latched. “An-na.” Brian slammed his shoulder into the door. It shuddered in its frame. “It’s stuck,” he whispered in Sophie’s ear. Both of them could hear Anna scrabbling her way closer. “I’m going to put you down a second. Be brave.” Sophie slid out of Brian’s arms, staggering a little as her feet hit the pile of old pans. Brian took a couple of steps back and charged, throwing his full weight against the door. Wood splintered as the door moved another inch. “Almost got it,” he yelled, backing up for another run. Sophie started screaming again as Brian hit the door. It gave, spilling him into the hallway so hard he hit his head on the opposite wall. A metallic clang reverberated in his ears, followed by a crackling buzz as the fluorescent basement lights flickered to life. Sophie turned, squinting in the sudden glare. The old frying pan in her hand was smeared with flesh-toned paint. Anna lay at her feet, one shattered blue eye spinning in its socket. Her cloth body had torn open, spilling stuffing and plastic shards of voicebox onto the floor. Sophie’s ankles were covered with scratches. Brian lifted her over the wreckage of the door and sat down on the bottom step. Sophie slid out of his lap, moving to sit beside him. “I’m not a baby anymore,” she reminded him. “That’s right, Soph. You’re the bravest big sister ever.”

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a taste of SARCASM Manchego

with Alana Snyder

“I love tapas. They’re like appetizers for a meal that never comes.” -Marge Simpson

When I heard Rapid City had a new-ish tapas restaurant, my initial reaction was, “Awesome! Wait, what?” Do you ever have that moment where you know you’ll look like an idiot if you admit you don’t know what someone is talking about so you just nod your head and pretend like you totally know what they’re talking about? I was ashamed to admit that I didn’t know what to expect, because I had no clue what tapas were. For those of you who now don’t know what I’m talking about (hopefully more than a handful of you so I feel less ridic), tapas are snacks, appetizers or finger food that originated in Spain. Apparently it’s so common in Spanish society to just chill and eat tapas all day and night that they invented the verb tapear, which means to go and eat tapas. (i.e. “I’m totally going to tapear the crap of that place later.” “I tapeared so hard last night that I won’t be able to eat for a week.” “Don’t you hate it when you tapear until you puke?”) Manchego opened this spring on Main Street in the ever-growing downtown district. Once you walk up to the building, it’s incredibly impressive with a laidback patio with trendy, modern furniture and even more outside space on the rooftop with umbrellas and a gorgeous view of businesses such as the historic Alex Johnson Hotel. During the summer it would almost be hard to ever leave. Inside is even more impressive. The soaring ceilings, huge booths, and funky art reminded me of something only found in New York. Their website described that this is the type of feeling they wanted patrons to get, and said they wanted to bring a “unique experience to the community without ever having to the leave the city.” Boom, accomplished. The bar is sexy and sophisticated with a section where you can purchase and pour your own wine (Real Housewives, beware). This also gives the opportunity to get that special someone (or that person you forgot to shop for and last minute you find yourself at Manchego before the party) a gift card for the gift of vino.

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For the actual tapas, I knew I had to bring someone who would be brutally honest about the food: My grandpa. His résumé? Not only did he inform me right away when I gained 15 pounds in college, but he also asked if I was “still dating that ugly fella’” over the holidays once and asked my sister if her boyfriend of the time was gay. Perfect. Overwhelming was a bit of an understatement when I

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glanced at the menu with all of the options. To start, we had an assortment of Spanish and Greek olives (yum!), garlic shrimp sauteed in olive oil and red chiles (which my grandpa raved four times how he is going to go back and get), and white marinated anchovies (I heard was “delicious,” but I can’t handle when my food is looking at me). When we asked the server for what they are known for, she replied with “the scallops.” I got myself to step up and try it, and I enjoyed them. The cream cava sauce was delish and grandpa-approved. This is also something he kept humming while he ate and said is a “must” to come back and have during cocktail hour. The only thing that was underwhelming to me was the tortilla Espanola. The menu described it as “essentially the national dish of Spain,” and if that’s the case I’m disappointed. The potato and onion omelet with “lots of olive oil” was okay, but was too bland. Maybe with some hot sauce it could be better? What was not so daring of us to try was the roast chicken salad sandwich and the Manchego burger. The burger was a burger, but was a good one at that, seasoned with paprika and topped with Mahon cheese. The chicken salad was something I would probably stop in and have once a week if I lived closer, made with dried cranberries on 9-grain bread. Perfect for lunch. Both came with potato salad that I wish I could have in my fridge at all times. Perfect for a cold, fall afternoon was the heavy stewed cannellini beans, made with garlic and fresh tomatoes and served with garlic bread and olive oil of your choice. Eat a bowl of this and you’ll be ready for a nap in no time. To top off our tapas, we indulged (and force-fed ourselves after eating so much) Ana’s Spanish Flan. This rich dessert would be ideal for a date night delight. With the ambiance and wide variety of foods that we couldn’t even get to, Manchego should definitely be a hot spot for any type of event. Now go get your tapear on!

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Original Recipe by Patrick Sayler the chef of Pomegranate Market

Spaghetti squash is in season, and now that school has started it’s pretty simple for parents to throw together after a busy day. It’s also a great recipe for finicky children, because it looks a lot like noodles and is very colorful. This dish is few on ingredients, but heavy on technique. It follows everything that I believe in as a chef; use as few ingredients as possible, highlight the main ingredient instead of hiding it, make it right, and keep it fun, local and healthy! This recipe has a very low carb hit because it’s all veggies, is super easy to make, does not cost much even when made organic, can be almost completely sourced locally during this time of year, and tastes great!

Spaghetti Squash with Sesame Ginger Dressing: Ingredients:

pepper. Leave the seeds in the squash until after you roast them, as they have a lot of flavor. Roast the squash in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool enough so you can handle. Remove the seeds (you can roast these again for a snack later). Use a fork to shred the strands of squash from the shell. 2. In a large saute pan, sear the bell pepper, onion and scallions on high heat for 5-6 minutes until they to brown slightly. Reduce heat to medium and add spaghetti squash, cashews, and dressing. Cook for 3 more minutes and place on Instructions: a serving platter. Top with 1. Chop the spaghetti squash in half (the long way) sesame seeds and few more scallions to garnish. Great and place on a sheet pan. served hot, or chilled for Lightly coat with olive oil lunch the next day! and a sprinkle of salt and - 1-2 Medium to large Organic spaghetti squash. - 2 Organic Red bell peppers, thinly sliced into small strips. - 1 Organic Yellow Onion, Thinly sliced into small strips. - 1-2 Organic Green Onions (Scallions), thinly diced. - 1/2 Cup Roasted, unsalted cashews (Or sub in peanuts if you must...), chopped. - 1/4 Cup Sesame seeds, toast in a dry pan for a few minutes to bring out the oils and the flavor. - 1 Cup Sesame ginger dressing (Chelton House makes an amazing organic version of this!).

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French Cosmo: Ingredients: - 1 1/2 oz. Citrus vodka - 1 oz. Chambord - 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier - 3 oz. Cranberry juice - Splash of fresh lime juice Instructions: 1. Combine ingredients in ice-filled cocktail shaker. 2. Shake furiously. 3. Strain into martini glass. 4. Garnish with lemon or lime twist.

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by Lisa Peterson

Wire Me Awake conference to highlight Midwest’s business potential.

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fast, lunch and break snacks, a Wire Me Awake t-shirt, and two complimentary drinks for those 21 years and older. “None of us are trying to be in the conference business,” said Hanten. “We just really need a conference like this, so we’ve tried to cover costs, and if we can hit our goal of 200 tickets, we’ll break even.” Those attending don’t have to consider themselves entrepreneurs or part of a start-up to feel comfortable at the conference, Hanten said. “We have structured this event around finding value for as wide a swath of the business community as we can.”

Speakers include TV hit Star Frank Fritz of “American Pickers.”

The Details: Where: Field Archery Assn. conference center in Yankton, S.D. When: Oct. 4 Registration & Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Conference Starts: 9 a.m. How much: $99 for students and $152.50 for non-students

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It’s no secret that some of the most successful startups have come from the east and west coasts in the United States. But some up-and-coming startups are calling the upper Midwest home. Wire Me Awake is a unique one-day conference being held at the Field Archery Assn. conference center in Yankton, S.D. on Oct. 4 with the goal of highlighting people who are doing things in the region that many wouldn’t think are possible. “I really feel like this area is on the verge of some really cool things, particularly in business,” said Yankton business owner Ben Hanten, who organized the event along with fellow Yankton residents Chad Ekroth and Dan Specht, as well as Sioux City’s Thomas Ritchie. “We started an angel fund called ‘Two Bridges Capital’ earlier this year, and as soon as we started it, we had over 20 companies apply from our immediate region. That told me that there’s an entrepreneurial renaissance of sorts going on in this area, so we’re trying to kick start that, and we felt the best way to do that is to have an event where people could connect from around the region.” One major function of the Wire Me Awake conference is to get people to connect who should be connected, Hanten said. “We’ve put a huge emphasis on the networking / connection side of things. Most people’s real value will come out of the collaboration of networking.” A Showcase of Speakers Wire Me Awake conference targets people looking for inspiration, and its founders aim to do that by connecting attendees with an innovative set of speakers from around the area. The speaker lineup is headlined by Frank Fritz, co-star of the History Channel’s “American Pickers,” and includes two startup CEOs, a rural development director, and an Omaha advertising agency recently featured on “The Pitch” on AMC. Hanten said they selected innovative presenters with a varied background who are using technology to have a better business. On the wiremeawake.com website, Hanten wrote, “Each of our speakers have found a way to find new solutions to old problems and big problems. Many other conferences do a great job of inspiring attendees, but at Wire Me Awake you will leave with a plan for action to start improving the life of your business, yourself, and your community.” Tickets are $99 for students and $152.50 for nonstudents, and can be purchased at tikly.com or www.wiremeawake.com. In addition to admission to all speakers and events, paid attendees will receive complimentary break-

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Pull out your pen and check these items off your list this month!

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Bierbörse Oct. 6 | 12 p.m. Main Street Square, Rapid City Price: Free Admission More info: www.mainstreetsquarerc.com This annual event held every October features ticketed microbrew tastings, homebrew sampling, and live polka music. All ages are welcome, and IDs are required for the beer garden and microbrew tasting. Bonus! With a ticket, attendees will receive a souvenir mug and will be able to refill it with unlimited tastings from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $30 pre-sale and $35 at the event.

Rock of Ages Oct. 20 | 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Washington Pavilion Price: Varies More info: www.washingtonpavilion.org The five-time 2009 Tony nominee comes to Sioux Falls with an arena-rock love story told through “face-melting” hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, and more. The party musical set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip tells the story of a small town girl meeting a big city rocker in LA’s most famous rock club. Love and 80’s music ensues. Bonus! They play hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” What more do you need?!

Deadweird Oct. 26-27 Downtown Deadwood Price: Free More info: www.deadwood.com Things are getting weird once again in Deadwood. Join in on the popular event with a costume crawl. More than 400 participated in the costume contest last year, and it is sure to grow. Don’t miss out on the festivities! Bonus! Usually a Saturday event, this year is being extended to the full weekend!

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The Sioux Falls Zombie Walk is proud to announce the 1st annual Boo Falls Halloween Parade and Zombie Walk. See the frights and sounds of Halloween floats where anyone can register to walk in costume along with them. Registration is 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Get Dead makeup is available 1-4:30 p.m. at locations named below for people who want to be zombified. After the parade, join in the downtown tradition that over 1200 participated in last year for the annual Zombie Walk. Costume contests will be held in a variety of categories. Bonus! Skelly’s Pub is hosting again for $5 to party with live music and libation (all proceeds go to the Sioux Falls State Theatre). Vishnu Bunny Tattoo is also hosting as a venue, so check it out!

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- Sarah J. Pepper

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by Mary Abbott

have a few books out. I guess that’s why I’m here.” Sarah J. Pepper begins our interview, playfully dismissive of the work she has put forth as a young author. Writing fantasy fiction through a series of calculated coincidence, Sarah has finished six books. Sarah’s writing specialty is paranormal romance; teen and young adult. “Think ‘happy ever after,’ but with a twisted, dark chocolate center.” The pull of love is a common element in all her tales. Real, true,

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gritty, imperfect, love. Characters in Sarah’s novels suffer from true love, the substance of which surfaces during darkness and tribulation, she explains. Fate has brought her here. A few years ago, Sarah apprehensively agreed to a girls’ night screening of “Twilight.” Quite rapidly, Sarah found herself wound in exactly what has launched the genre into recent popularity. Romance, danger, tragedy--all in outlandish paranormal circumstance. This unlikely screening prompted

Sarah to purchase the entire “Twilight” book series the very next day. Feverishly reading, she didn’t come up for air for days, she recalled laughing. Her girls’ night became the catalyst for her newest obsession. Though, the author began writing for herself, and out of necessity. “The problem I came upon was that I was spending way too much money at Barnes & Noble, and the authors I was following weren’t coming out with novels for a while.” The “escapist genre” of

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Author Sarah J. Pepper with her “Forgotten: The Fate Trilogy” characters

paranormal romance has taken off with the aid of books like “Twilight,” “Sookie Stackhouse” and the “Hush Hush” series. Need in mind, Sarah began writing. Like her own version of a method actor, Sarah takes on her character’s life. Through a possessive obsession, she writes through them. What do they see? What are they like? The character seemingly takes the story on their own, with the story’s flowing finesse sometimes surprising herself. “Good job, hands!” mocked Sarah, of her own free-flowing methods. What took her five months to complete, Sarah describes the first draft of her first book (“Forbidden Beloved”) as a “grammatical nightmare.” Adding additional key descriptors, Sarah recognized her “baby” as the “monstrosity” it was. “Wikipedia defines a novel as

40,000 words, and most publishing companies want less than 100,000... however, mine was 174,000.” The book had to be cut in half. “It was extremely hard. I wanted to keep the same plot line, same characters...you know you fall in love with all these people you’re writing about,” she noted on the challenge. A daunting task that had to be done--Sarah continued to hack. Finally, she moved to setting up query letters, or letters to the publisher that highlight why they should publish her piece. “I heard 300 ‘no’s. Lots and lots of ‘no’s.” Luckily, Sarah had the support of her husband Dustin, and was armed with the simple goal of getting her story out. “I just want people to read it. I just want people to put my book on their bookshelf.” Maintaining a focused resilience

(a trait easily attributed to her nine years in the service), Sarah broke momentarily to go on vacation to New Orleans with her husband. While wandering, the couple came across a fortune-teller. “We said, ‘Why not. Let’s go get our palms read.’” Recognizing the novelty of the experience, Dustin nudged her, persisting she ask about her book in progress. Sarah inquired, and the palmreader looked at her with a focused gaze, and replied, “Seven months. You’ll have a publisher.” Fate? Returning from vacation, edits continued and she started again. “I narrowed it down to a couple publishers who hadn’t told me ‘no,’ and I heard my first ‘yes.’ Out of 300.” Fate. Her natural prose grew triumphantly, and Sarah persevered. “I wrote ‘Devil’s Lullaby’ in 19 days,” states Sarah, on an obvious

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and growing ability to recognize her characters and run with it. “Then I really didn’t have a life. I know I keep saying that, but I would wake up and type away at my computer.” The words couldn’t come out fast enough, with even a few times resorting to bringing her laptop to the gym. Her continuing success has been no coincidence. Sarah is working on launching multiple books through fruition, utilizing new tools of social media, book trailers and photography. “Devil’s Lullaby” went on to receive offers from multiple publishers Inspiration for her current work stems from her family. Always close with her two brothers, the three siblings harnessed a vivid imagination to surmount the fact that their closest neighbor (at 10 miles away), was their grandmother. “We grew up in mud,” Sarah summarized of their Platte, S.D.

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upbringing. While contemplating offers for “Devil’s Lullaby,” Sarah went to visit her younger brother, who was in the Air Force in North Carolina. The two began a conversation of Greek Mythology. Her brother admitted then it was this idea—gods and goddesses—that helped him overcome some of the horrors he had seen. “Forgotten” and the “Fate Trilogy” is the product of that conversation—a story of the three fate sisters. Remember those three from “Hercules”? Sarah brings us her version in a spin-off series. Utilizing her familiar social media resources, Sarah found new ways to promote her books. Dynamic ways. She now creates book trailers, an audiovisual representation that prepares the reader for the story, much like a movie trailer. She has been working with the London composer

Graham Turner most recently. It was through social media that Sarah was connected with Joshua Wilcoxon, a photographer whose experience and eclectic style aligned with notable ease to her vision. With the help of Angelique Verver, professional hair and makeup artist and owner of Platinum Imagination, Sarah saw her story as a visual, literal interpretation in these new promotional materials. Continuing her writing journey, Sarah has no intention of slowing down. “I have three series in the works right now,” she states, smiling, recognizing herself the daunting insanity. Purchase “Forgotten: The Fate Trilogy” starting Oct. 5, available on Kindle, iPad, Nook, or on paperback at www.amazon.com.

Of Course the World is Flat Dec. 2011

Forbidden Beloved Jan. 2012 Roxy Gallagher Series

Devil’s Lullaby June 15, 2012 Ringer’s Masquerade Series

Death’s Melody Sept. 14, 2012 Ringer’s Masquerade Series

Forgotten Oct. 5, 2012 Fate Trilogy

Archangel Roxy Gallagher Series release date TBA

This novel is a mystery about a typical teenager attempting to make a statement about who she is and her attempt to still fit in with the other freshmen. It’s difficult enough considering she is barely able to drive after dark, but becomes nearly uncontrollable after her life takes a galactic nose dive.

Not everyone falls for the murderous Prince Charming with killer good looks, but Roxy hasn’t ever been very lucky.

Created to die, Catherine counts down the days leading up to her sacrificial death until a demonic spawn whispers a juiciest secret. She could extend her life. However, he promises nothing of a happy ending. Fighting for life would only cost her soul.

“You’ll beg for death,” the demonic spawn promises Catherine, leaving her with the decision. Abide by the Creator’s rules but never see her beloved again, or fight for his soul and accept the torturous repercussions that will surely follow.

Like a twisted guardian angel, Jace stalks Gwyneth and urges her to accept an impossible truth. Her death grants immortality and that there’s a battle brewing between the immortals and eternal murderers – both who’d kill to have her.

Once upon a time a Faierie princess is appointed to unmask the criminal mastermind. Pieces of cake…Until all the clues suggest that Roxy was behind the heinous crimes in the first place.

Sarah J. Pepper lives in South Dakota with her real-life Prince Charming. At a young age, she fell for paranormal books and now incorporates that genre with the romance that thrives in the hearts of us all. When she’s not storytelling, she’s most likely biking, hoarding chocolate, or taking a bubble bath. Get a glimpse inside her head at www.peppersreadingcorner.com

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the scoop The “Condimovement”

Now available in South Dakota!

“It was never in either of our minds to start a salsa company back then, but I love it that this is what we’re doing now,” recalled Gilbertson. “In a surreal way it just makes so much sense. We were both fiercely independent and looking for more inspiration, more freedom, more responsibility, and just life experience. And now that’s the life we’re living.” The two are vital parts of Brooklyn Salsa Company, based out of Brooklyn, New York, with Burns as cofounder/creative taste operator and Gilbertson as director of field operations. The team also consists of ceo/cofounder Rob Behnke and marketing and research assistant Bianca Hilary Kenworthy. Just glancing at their Instagram @bksalsa, it’s noticeable that this isn’t just salsa: it’s a lifestyle. “We don’t have an office, we have an operational headquarters, or ‘HQ’ as we call it. It’s part art studio, part living room, part test kitchen, part desk world,” said Gilbertson. “We’ve designed the whole experience to suit our personalities and individual styles.” And HQ is mobile. A few months ago the Brooklyn Salsa Company was based at a secluded beach camp in Southern Mexico. A typical day consisted of “drinking beers, hitting the surf, and designing the next steps through dialogue.” Gilbertson describes the lifestyle and product more like an “edible installation art project” or “a mission to educate and empower.” “’Take the Lid Off!’ is our company motto. It starts by taking risks and following your heart, following your dreams, and going out on a limb,” said Gilbertson. “Take the lid off a jar of salsa and eat it, definitely, but what we’re really talking about is stepping outside of the box, leaving your comfort zone, exposing yourself to new ideas and cultures and lifestyles.” A large chunk of making a change of lifestyle is through food, and Gilbertson says their target audience is a conscious consumer. “Do I want to always do what’s comfortable, eat this pizza or this burger and fries, or drink this can of soda?” said Gilbertson. Things like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, anxiety, depression, and other illnesses can be caused by diet, which is one of the easiest factors to prevent. The company calls what they’re doing a “condimovement” by educating consumers on 42 | October 2012

simple, pure foods that are flavorful, sustainable, and “real,” which is how their salsa is made. “It starts at the farm with the seeds... ancient heirloom seeds that have never been genetically modified or crossbred. Then comes our meticulous selection of only the freshest ingredients we naturally preserve with only fresh lime juice, and heat our product just enough to seal the jar and make it shelf stable,” said Gilbertson. “We’re jarring the freshest, most pure salsa available, and that’s our niche.” This “new generation of salsa makers” developed an extensive variety of sauces like The Curry, which is made with charred red peppers, eggplant, turmeric, and lime, which can also be served over rice or smeared on a burger. Another popular type is The Tropical, which is made with fresh oranges and coconut milk that is recommended to use as a marinade for chicken or salmon. The salsa is so fresh that it’s shelf-stable for 18 months and good for 10 days after you literally “Take the Lid Off.” “It would be so easy for us to compete in the business world with cheaper tomatoes and dried peppers and onions from China and preserve our salsa for five years with the same laboratory-manufactured preservatives that keep your mayonnaise good for 12 months after opening, but that’s not how we’re meant to eat,” explained Gilbertson. Distribution for the two-year-old company has gone worldwide in places like Japan, England, and Canada, but Burns and Gilbertson are ecstatic to bring their product and lifestyle back home to South Dakota where they just started distributing in Pomegranate Market and Hy-Vees. “Now that our word is spreading and we have the resources to back up launching into new regions, I get to make my parents proud and see them more often,” said Gilbertson. What is also new to the Brooklyn Salsa Company are two new flavors: The Molé (the first vegan Molé), and The Harvest, a winter seasonal blend of butternut squash, coconut milk, and cinnamon. With projects coming up with Myspace and new spring blends in the works, the “salsa powered” group is more full of creativity and inspiration than ever. To find out more about the Brooklyn Salsa Company, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @bksalsa, on Facebook, or at www.bksalsa.com.

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When Casey Gilbertson, 28, met Matt Burns, 27, playing rugby while attending Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, he had no idea they would end up being partners in business.


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the real deal Yancy Erickson Age: 41 | Hometown: East Grand Forks, Minn. | Specialty: Versatility in the kitchen

On August 12, knives were sharpened and aprons were pressed for the firstever Sioux Chef Challenge. The event, created to raise funds for the Diversity Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls, brought executive or sous chefs from the region together to compete in three categories for the highest honors, creating delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts. Competitors included Sanaa Abourezk of Sanaa’s, Daniel Myers of Crawford’s Bar and Grill, John Gilbertson of Sanford Health, and Ryan Hembree of Trail Ridge Retirement Community. Winners were chosen by a panel of three judges, while the biggest honor, the People’s Choice, was chosen by the audience who ate dinner while watching the culinary talent. The winner was the Sioux Falls Convention Center’s Yancy Erickson with his Thermidor Stuffed Clam Gratin. Not only did he take the coveted prize, but he also received Best Presentation for his ice sculpture. 605 got the chance to talk to the winner of what hopes to turn into an annual event.

Explain a normal day for you at work. Yancy: There isn’t a normal day in our kitchen. We create different cuisines and menus every day. The variety keeps me coming back to work each day.

Tell us your background as a chef. What is your official title? Yancy: I am the executive chef for Ovations Food Services of the Sioux Falls Convention Center. I’ve been in the industry for 25 years. Like many in the industry, I apprenticed under many chefs that I learned a lot from throughout my career.

What do you like to make when you’re home on a normal evening? Yancy: I don’t cook very much at home, other than for my children. Usually a burger and fries satisfies me.

Are you known for a specific type of food? Yancy: I’d say I’m known for fresh foods. Ovations Company’s motto is “Everything’s Fresh.” I take that literally and make sure each item that comes from our kitchen is as fresh as possible. We use fresh ingredients and everything is made from scratch.

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Explain the setup you had that won Best Presentation. Yancy: I wanted to bring the beach to the food, so I dis-

played the Thermidor Stuffed Clam Gratin on a layer of sea salt to represent sand. I carved a mermaid ice carving to go along with the theme of our booth, which was a tiki/’Gilligan’s Island’ theme. For beginners, how do you recommend they get their feet wet in cooking? Yancy: Advice I have for up-and-coming cooks and chefs is I’d say to get as much exposure to many different techniques and cuisines as possible. What did you think about winning the highest honor? Yancy: I was especially proud when they announced that I had won the People’s Choice award. To me, that has more clout than what any panel of judges would have to say about the food I created. I wanted to make sure that I created something that everyone would enjoy. What does the future hold for your cooking? Any goals you want to conquer? Yancy: I don’t consider myself a traditional chef at all, so I will continue to be as non-traditional as possible with my cuisine. For more information on Erickson, visit www.siouxfallscc.com, and to keep up with the Sioux Chef Challenge, visit www.diversitykiwanis. org/sioux-chef-challenge.

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mommy mind TRIP Susan is a busy mom of two children. She doesn’t think you should take anything she writes as advice, and highly suggests that you don’t follow her parenting practices.

Hallow(ween) Tips Hooray! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Halloween is a magical, whimsical time to spend gorging oneself on candy and creating costumes from random household items. It’s also the only time that kids are encouraged to accept candy from strangers. As a mother, I’m obviously concerned for my children’s safety as they knock on all my neighbors’ doors. I took the liberty of Googling “Halloween safety tips” so that my family can be prepared. I listed some of them below for your benefit along with my personal suggestions: Tip 1: Explain to kids of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism. Throwing eggs at a house may seem funny, but they need to know the other side of the coin as well that cleanup and damages can ruin Halloween for everyone. If they are caught vandalizing, make them clean up the mess they’ve made. Or you could: Drive your kids and two dozen eggs to that coworker’s house who steals your lunch out of the break room fridge every Friday. Wait in the getaway minivan. Tip 2: Give your children freedom to express themselves through their costumes. This is a time to let their imaginations do the work.

Or you could: Carefully supervise the costume selection process. “You think you’re going to be a skanky pirate for your high school costume party? Hilarious. You’re grounded forever.” Tip 3: Be sure to look through your child’s candy before they eat anything. Remove any candy that is not prepackaged, and be sure to look for sharp objects or choking hazards. Or you could: Comb through your child’s candy, removing anything tasty looking, especially items containing both peanut butter and chocolate. Enjoy one hour later when your children are sleeping for the night. When they ask why half of their candy is missing, tell them you found fish hooks in the Butterfingers. Tip 4: When choosing a costume for your child, be sure the costume is short enough so your child will not trip while walking. Wear bright colors to make them clearly visible at night, and choose a mask that doesn’t hinder their ability to see as they walk. Or you could: Trick your child out in the coolest flipping costume you can find. Blow a week’s salary on that Freddy Krueger mask, because you know what? Thirty years from now your kid is going to remember you did that for them. And they choose your nursing home. Tip 5: Teach young children the difference between real and imaginary on Halloween in order to save them from unnecessary fears and anxiety. Or you could: Rip up your old clothes, throw on some fake blood, and chase them around the house yelling “Braaaains!” Bonus tip: A picture of you and your husband dressed as zombies pretending to eat your baby makes for a great Christmas card. Tip 6: Remind your child of “stranger danger” and tell them to run away and ask for help if an adult they don’t know approaches them. Or you could: Send your kids trick-or-treating with the creepy neighbor kid who picks his nose in public and coughs constantly. Everyone will steer clear of them and you’ll be worry free. Keep these in mind and a safe and fun holiday will be had by all. Happy Halloween!

BIO: Susan has worked with new parents and babies for several years. She has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She likes punk music, eating food that other people cook, and making her husband and two kids laugh with her silly antics. You can find her at her blog at www.mommymindtrip.com (Fair warning: The blog is often profane and may be offensive to readers without a sense of humor) and on Twitter @MommyMindTrip.

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ask THE JOHNS Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ’80s (I’m sure you feel their pain all you Katies, Michaels and Jessicas). But these three gentlemen, when they’re not busy asking each other if they’re going to get the new iPhone, are here to answer every question you throw at them. They’re suave, sort of hip, and are here for you. The identity of these three amigos has been altered to protect the innocent.

1.) My friend and I like the same guy. We joked around about it, and then she actually started hanging out with him. She obviously knew how I felt. Do I have a right to be mad or do I just let them be, although it really hurts me? -Confused JR: No you don’t have a right to be mad, but you also don’t have to sit on the sidelines. Throw on your daisy dukes and let him know that he has options. JW: No, you don’t have the right to be mad just because your friend threw her wild oats at this guy before you did. Why don’t you two do the civil thing and set up a joint custody arrangement? JT: You do have a right to be mad, but staying mad won’t resolve things with your friend. You need to sit down with your friend and tell her how you feel. Yes, she should have come to you first and told you, but you also never told her she couldn’t hang out with him. In order to avoid this from happening again, you both need to compromise on a way to deal with this situation in the future. 2.) I have a friend who started to only talk about work. If I’m not interviewing them about their job then they barely speak. What is the deal? Is this a phase that will (please) stop? -Beyond Annoyed JR: I have a friend like this. If I’m not asking him about Big Macs or McNuggets it’s like I don’t exist. He got over it, and I suspect your friend will, too. JW: Friends who talk about work outside of work drive me nuts. We get it, you’re sooo busy and are so much more busy than everyone else… Just be quiet and let’s get back to disagreeing about politics.

JT: If this friend is talking about work just to brag about it then you need to not hang out with them or you need to tell them how annoying it is. However, they may talk about work with you because they have no one else to talk to about it with. They may think highly of your opinion or they may just need to vent because their work is stressful. 3.) Ever since my friend became a mother I have hardly seen her. The couple of times I have she has to bring the baby with her. How do I ask her for just friend time without completely offending her (which I’m sure it will anyways)? It’s not like I dislike the child, I just want alone time. -Selfish? JR: Ask her to do something that a baby will obviously be persona non grata at. Try bottle service one night or lunch at a loud sports bar. JW: I bet you think that I’m going to give you some bad advice here, but I’m not! Always hang out at a cigar bar. Besides the obvious (no babies there), you get to smoke tons of cigars! JT: Friendships definitely change when you have kids and even when you get married. I think you need to be careful in how you judge her and also in how you judge your friendship. She still wants to be your friend, you just need to accept that your friendship has to change in order for it to work. Now that she has a baby she has different priorities along with all new responsibilities. The things she used to enjoy may not be as important to her anymore, so asking her to pay for a babysitter to go out for ladies’ night or out for drinks might not be of interest to her. Instead, I would call her and ask if you can stop by sometime during the baby’s naptime to catch up.

Disclaimer: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except maybe John T’s.

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Have a question for the Johns? Shoot an e-mail their way at TheJohns@605magazine.com.

605 factoids Do you know the facts? Each month we bring you interesting tidbits about our community and more.


The total attendance of this year’s Sioux Empire Fair. Provided by the Sioux Empire Fair.

35 The miles per hour a prairie dog can run for short distances.

$68,900 The median family income for Sioux Falls. Provided by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

2 billion The estimated sales average of candy sold in the United States during the Halloween season. Provided by www.todayifoundout.com.

Provided by Reptile Gardens.

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fashion DIY

with Jessica Farley

Want unique colored denim without having to dish out your entire paycheck? Make them!

DIY Jean Makeover

Cost: <$10 Time: Preparation and sewing: 30 min. Wait time: 1 hr. Skill level: Easy Supplies: - Any pair of jeans - Scissors - Pins - Sewing machine or needle and thread - Fabric dye - Salt - Water - Bleach - Bathtub or plastic container Directions: Grab a pair of bootcuts from your closet, or search the thrift stores. Thrift stores are a great place to find jeans if you want to make cutoffs or skinny jeans, because typically people donate them when they shrink up--something that will not affect this project! Jeans at the area’s thrift stores will set you back only a few dollars. 1. If your jeans are darker, you may want to bleach them a bit before you add color. Place the jeans in a bathtub or small plastic container and add bleach (enough to cover) and one cup water. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. (Any longer, and the bleach may weaken the material and your jeans could fall apart). The jeans will not turn white, but will lose a bit of color (enough to soak up additional dye). When finished soaking, wash and dry the jeans. 2. To add color to your jeans (use the same plastic-but make sure it is washed out), add one packet of fabric dye, 1/2 cup salt, and 1 gallon of steaming water. To steam your water, heat it on the stove until almost boiling. Add your jeans. Let sit for about an hour. Stir or move the jeans around every 15 minutes. 3. Rinse and dry your jeans. 4. To make your denim into skinny jeans, turn inside out and place a favorite pair of skinny jeans on top. You will only be cutting fabric on the inside of each leg. Pin each leg’s excess fabric (starting at about the knee). 5. Sew along the pinned line. Cut excess fabric. Done! You now have an updated, fun pair of jeans to take you into the fall! And after you have mastered a simple dye job, try some more elaborate techniques (ombre, tie-dye, or even stenciling). Good luck!

BIO: Jessica Farley is the author of the local fashion blog www.siouxfallsstyle.com. She is constantly inspired

by fashion found in magazines, movies and TV, but is mostly influenced by street style: real style by real people. An expert thrifter and lover for all things vintage, Farley takes pride in finding eclectic, one-of-a-kind fashions for herself and others (she is a fashion stylist and personal shopper as well). Besides fashion, Jessica loves working on creative projects, her family, Google, cupcakes, and art.

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items of the month

Bubble necklaces are a hot commodity, and AMaVo Boutique has them in red, yellow, black, and blue.

Art in the form of a shoe. Come shop. New at Threads.

Pick from a plethora of unique bohemian blouses at Karma Boutique!

Want unique statement shoes for the fall? Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers has a wide variety!

Flip the page to see 605 staff’s Halloween costume picks for 2012!

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Pop Culture


Images by Candace Ann Photography

The 605/Dainty Obsessions staff came together to put together the pop culture costumes of 2012. The world hasn’t ended yet, so put your thinking caps on and enjoy a safe and entertaining Halloween!

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Models: Ishmael Small & Valerie Sampson Clothing: Suit from Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers. Dress and heels from AMaVo Boutique. Hair & Makeup by: Lacey Mae Makeup Artist The hottest couple out there right now—according to them. Musician Kanye West and pop culture icon Kim Kardashian came together not long after her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. It’s assumed they came together for their love of fashion, but most think it’s for the media attention.

The Artist Models: John & Alana Snyder Hair & Makeup by: Lacey Mae Makeup Artist Winner of five Academy Awards, like Best Actor and Best Picture in 2012, “The Artist” is a black and white silent film starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Taking place between 1927 and 1932, the film focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress as silent movies begin to fall out of the picture with the creation of the “talkies.”

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Honey Boo Boo Model: Mary Abbott The surprise reality hit on TLC follows Honey Boo Boo, a young girl with a redneck family in Georgia who attempt to enter Alana (her real human name) into beauty pageants. Called“horrifying” by some critics, audience members are captivated by their… interesting…lifestyle.

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McKayla Maroney Model: Kerry McDonald Leotard from: The Dance Line. She may have a gold medal from the 2012 Olympics in London, but US Women’s Gymnastics teammate McKayla Maroney is more known for her signature side scowl signifying she’s “not impressed.” Maroney is a good sport after all, tweeting images of her making fun at her own expense.

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Want to model for 605? E-mail a headshot and full-body shot to contact@605magazine.com.

Magic Mike Model: James Schuring Clothing: Vest from Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers. The 2012 comedy-(drama?) starring Channing Tatum was a box office wonder. Live under a rock? The movie is about a 19-yearold who enters the world of stripping who is mentored by Tatum himself (and Matthew McConaughey is fantastic as the strip club’s owner who ends up in chaps himself while breathing FIRE). A sequel is already in the works. HALLELUJAH!

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health A Healthy Halloween Instead of getting lost in the Halloween candy aisle and getting a head start on holiday gorging, get your home excited for the night of scares with simple, festive snacks that won’t leave your stomach aching.

Bloody Brew

Banana Ghost



-Maraschino cherry -Cran-rasberry juice -Red food coloring -Orange juice -Ginger ale

-Raisins or Cheerios -Food coloring -Banana(s)


1. Simply place two raisins or Cheerios to create eyes for your ghoul. 2. Add food coloring to create the mouth.

1. Put 1 maraschino cherry in each section of an ice-cube tray, then fill with cran-rasberry juice. Add two drops of red food coloring to each section and freeze. 2. Mix 2 parts orange juice and 1 part ginger ale in a pitcher for punch. 3. Create fake blood by adding red food coloring to some corn syrup. 4. When ready to serve, dip the rim of champagne glasses in the blood mixture and let it run down the sides. 5. Fill each glass with punch and add 2 bloody ice cubes.


Edible Eyeballs

Goblin Grin



-Carrots -Black olives -Veggie dip or cream cheese.

-1 Pea pod -1 Red bell pepper -A few slivered almonds



1. Slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks. 2. Top carrots with a blob of veggie dip or cream cheese. 3. Slice pitted black olives in half to finish the eyes and place on top.

1. Use the tip of a paring knife to cut a slit centered on one side of an edible pea pod. 2. Cut out a “tongue” from a red bell pepper and insert the top of it through the opening of the pea pod. 3. Insert a few slivered almonds for teeth.

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health profile: Scott Wray 2012-2013 is the “Year of the Fan” for the Rapid City Rush crowd. Kicking off Oct. 26 with a home game against the Denver Cutthroats, the team is ready to hit the ice. Winger Scott Wray, 32, gave us a look into his health and fitness regimen, including soaking in the Black Hills in his free time.

How do you stay fit, and how often do you work out? I have a personal trainer, Scott Benson. He is one of the best I have ever worked with. During the off-season I workout five to six days a week.

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What are your most common workouts? We like to work on strength and explosiveness. Mondays usually are a heavy lift, Tuesday’s an upper body, Wednesdays are a track or sand or plyo[metric] workout, Thursday is also an upper body, and, finally, Friday is a complex workout. How do you spice up your workout regimen? I don’t like to mess with it too often. I leave that up to my trainer, and when he usually changes one thing I pay for it. What is your diet like in season? Off? During the season it is very hard to stick to a certain diet. I like to have a high-protein diet, low carb in the summer, but as

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How did you get into hockey? How did you know that is what you wanted to do as a career? I got into hockey at the very young age of 4. My father played hockey his whole life, and after watching him I knew it was something I had to do.

for winter I like to eat pasta nights before games. During the week I try to eat very smart. I do stay true to a strict Herbalife product called 24 during the season. Is it hard to keep a nutritious diet? Do you have cheat days? I think everyone has a cheat day. Mine usually involves pizza! For anyone interested in hockey, how do you recommend they start training and prepping now? I recommend they start with the fundamentals, like passing, skating, etc. Learn the ABCs first. Do you have any moves you’re known for on the ice? Nope. I’m not the flashiest guy. I like to pride myself with hard work and leadership. What do you do when you’re not playing hockey? I like to play golf and mountain bike in the Black Hills. What is your favorite thing to do in Rapid City? I like to camp a lot, and there is no better place, in my opinion, than right here in my backyard. The Black Hills is beautiful. Anything you want to add about being fit and having a healthy diet? For those out there really dedicated to some sort of sport like marathons, triathlons, or just trying to get back into great health, try the Herbalife 24 line. It will change the way you train. It did that for me! To see the Ottawa, Ontario native this season, visit www. rapidcityrush.com for ticket information and scheduling.

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Sport Bowl

605 Magazine Swag Win 605 Mag Swag with stainless steel water bottles and bottle openers. www.605magazine.com (605) 274-1999

Kenny Rogers: Christmas & Hits Win 2 tickets to Kenny Rogers on Nov. 25 at the Washington Pavilion! www.WashingtonPavilion.org 301 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, S.D. (605) 274-1999

Offbeat Glamour Salon & Boutique Take a load off those tired feet and get rejuvenated with a FREE JELLI-PEDI from Offbeat Glamour. Your new RETRO Salon Boutique located on the S.Side of the Empire Mall ~ Across from Xcite (605) 362-6364

Meredith & Bridget’s Flower Shop, we create pretty bouquets. Win a $40 flower bouquet to keep for yourself, or to give to someone special. We’re located in the funky colored teal building on the corner of 43rd and Minnesota! www.mbpflowers.com 3422 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls (605) 271-5500

Vanessen’s Hair Design now has a Barber! Men are you still looking for your favorite Barber? We have her!! Win a Men’s makeover, package includes: Men’s cut and straight shave with Nikki. www.vanessenshairdesign.com 26 & Minnesota, Sioux Falls | (605) 335-7900

Permanent Addictions Hair Permanent Addictions presents Permanent Addictions Hair! Win a $50 credit towards any waxing service. www.permanentaddictions.com Empire Mall, Sioux Falls (605) 373-0123

Win a bowling party for 5! This social party package includes a large pizza, 5 medium sodas, 5 shoe rentals, and 10 games of bowling. www.siouxfallssportbowl.com 1901 W. Burnside, Sioux Falls (605) 336-6063

Marcy Marie Photography Win a $100 gift certificate that can be used towards a photoshoot or print order. www.marcymariephotography.com (605) 321-0358

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