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MAIL ing low-water planting Tragically lacking sense. beds around the edges. Ignorance and absolutism in I noticed with apprecia—Diane Jones, one ugly package. A discustion that you printed seven Boise sion of mortuary customs as tips for outdoor water conthey relate to spontaneous TWO ON TED servation (BW, Top Seven, pregnancy loss in the first Regarding Ted Rall’s June trimester in order for Herr June 3, 2009). 3 typically histrionic, hyper- Rall. He’s been a knuckleHowever, those rather bolic and myopic column anemic tips assume that head before and will again. (BW, Opinion, “Mr. Obama: I predict. everybody will retain their Resign Now”): was Presinon-natural, water-sucking —Gary Addington, dent [Barack] Obama being green lawns. It would be Boise “useless” when he recently wonderful if you would GOOD RIDDENS picked New York doctor print the following “let’s Dennis Mansfield and get real” tips for conserving Thomas Frieden to head up the CDC (a man who’s been Melissa B. Swindell aren’t water. These could make a the only ones pining away instrumental in New York real difference. over the upcoming (and City for pushing through The really serious list of outdoor water conserva- smoking bans in restaurants welcome) departure of Bryan Fischer. Idaho’s and launching a highly tion tips: successful campaign against free-thought community is multidrug-resistant tubercu- also in despair over Mullah 1. Remove your lawn losis that lowered such cases Fischer’s pending move to entirely. Mississippi. Fischer has by over 80 percent there)? 2. Replace your lawn with been one of the best reMaybe Rall can take just a low-water ornamental cruitment tools for Idaho’s second out from inside that landscaping. lofty morality tower he lives free thinkers. 3. Use rock or organic Fischer’s attempts to mulch to help retain soil in to stop worrying about all “make Idaho the friendlithose poor, unfairly treated moisture. est place in the world to “innocent” souls there at 4. Replace your sprinkler raise family” by opposGuantanamo Bay—a numsystem with a watering equal rights for gays, conserving drip irrigation ber of whom, by the way, after they were released there by denying reproducsystem. (because of PC-driven politi- tive rights to women, 5. Plant some no-water cal pressure), were involved by attacking science, by natives like sagebrush rewriting history and by in high-profile bombings in and rabbit brush where generally being in the local Iraq and elsewhere shortly appropriate. forefront of the funda6. Design in some no-water thereafter—and acknowlmentalist movement to edge that at least some of pathways and/or patios return the Western world what Obama has done is of rock, gravel or bark to the 13th century helped indeed for the greater good mulch. discredit the family values ... even, yes, Rall’s. 7. If you can’t remove the —John Pluntze, movement and made it entire lawn, begin removKetchum appear to be synonymous ing small parts and creat-


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MAIL with Republican radicals determined to destroy our democratic republic. Making the world safe for Halliburton and Blackwater seems to be the real objective of both the religious right and the Republican Party. While Fischer, who was not born or raised in Idaho, was advancing his mislabeled “Idaho values” agenda and ignoring the real problems facing Idaho’s families, the number of Idahoans claiming no religious affiliation has almost doubled. Fischer has been the “dream come true” foil for freethought groups seeking new members. Fischer may be missed, but he shouldn’t let the door hit him on the ass as he exits Idaho. —Gary L. Bennett, Emmett

ONE WAY VS. TWO WAY And from the online world, readers had something to say about the possibility of the one-way grid in downtown Boise going two-way.

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MORALITY PRESCRIPTION Regulating who gets to play doctor


ccording to some members of the Idaho State Legislature, you and your physician cannot be trusted to make your own health-care decisions. And if these legislators have their way, it will be pharmacists, trained to dispense medication, instead of doctors, trained to determine which medications may save your life, who will have the final say. In this most recent legislative session, David Ripley of Idaho Chooses Life, along with his sponsor, Iona Republican Rep. Tom Loertscher, pushed House Bill 216, a Pharmacist Refusal Bill. This shocking attack on personal choice and medical necessity would have codified a pharmacist’s option to deny filling a prescription based on their “moral” objections. What is additionally stunning about this infringement is that it would allow a pharmacist to refuse any medication that he or she felt conflicted about. For example, a pharmacist might have objections to filling antidepressants for religious reasons and could deny a customer access to those medications. Or a pharmacist could refuse to dispense hypodermic syringes to a diabetic ... simply because he had tattoos and looked “suspicious.” Apparently, the Hippocratic oath of “do no harm” takes a back seat if a pharmacist feels uncomfortable. Or perhaps, the “do no harm” sentiment only applies

We must be able to trust that pharmacists don’t try to play doctors or try to make health-care decisions for us. to the pharmacists themselves. Imagine if every physician could be “protected” from treating patients whom they found morally objectionable. The truth is that we know exactly what is being targeted by this misguided legislation, and that is, of course, birth control. Specifically, Ripley and other anti-choice advocates want to give pharmacists an “out” in case they don’t want to dispense Plan B contraception. Plan B tends to be an easy target for this kind of legislation because it’s so misunderstood. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Plan B, also commonly known as Emergency Contraception or EC, prevents ovulation or fertilization of an egg. Plan B cannot terminate a pregnancy if implantation of an egg has already occurred. Anti-choice advocates would say that this, too, is an affront to “life.” But they are not in step with public opinion. According to a national survey of Republicans and independent voters conducted in September and October 2008 on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center and the YWCA, 51 percent were strongly in favor of legislation that requires pharmacies to ensure that patients get contraception at their pharmacy of choice, even if a particular pharmacist has a moral objection to contraceptives and refuses to provide it. That includes 42 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of independents. Regardless of public opinion, these activists for celibacy and moral superiority charge ahead. And that is why we know that Ripley and friends will probably bring this bill back next year and in all likelihood will target it more specifically to something like EC. Because in times like these, we know that there is nothing quite so important as blocking a woman’s access to birth control, except for some of the other pesky little problems facing Idaho and the United States right now: wars on two fronts, the mortgage crisis, job losses and a struggling economy. To these folks, those issues take a back seat to trying to control if and how you and I can access medications. I would call that misguided priorities—which is putting it mildly. What’s additionally shocking is that Idaho’s Pharmacy Board is currently silent on pharmacist refusal, which means that there is already a gray area for a pharmacist to refuse to dispense any medication. According to the freedom of conscience policy that guides pharmacist conduct, “(1) No person shall be required to provide for any pharmaceutical care or drug that violates his or her conscience, [and] (2) No person shall be civilly, criminally or administratively liable for declining to dispense or distribute pharmaceutical care or a drug or drugs that violate his or her conscience.” That’s troubling enough. But when Ripley went before the Pharmacy Board to push for their support of his ill-conceived legislation, they did not sign up. And yet, he pursued it anyway. It appears that no one’s choice makes any difference to this man and his organization’s agenda ... even when it’s allegedly on “behalf” of someone he feels needs to be protected. In an article written on March 26, 2009, on the Idaho Chooses Life Web site, Ripley argues that “it is essential that we are able to trust the corner pharmacist to look out for us. The integrity of the profession is vital to all of us. We need it stocked with the best and brightest, men and women of the highest moral character. One day, your very life may depend upon that gentle lady behind the counter.” I wholeheartedly agree. We must be able to trust that pharmacists don’t try to play doctors or try to make healthcare decisions for us. We must be able to have confidence in a pharmacist’s dedication to providing care for a customer rather than using his or her personal ethics to determine who should and who should not get medical treatment. Watch out for a repeat of this pharmacy refusal bill in the 2010 session. It may come wrapped up in a package of protecting pharmacists’ moral and ethical objections, but it’s really just a thinly veiled attack on our ability to count on medical professionals to do their jobs. Donna Wade is the executive director of Idaho Women’s Network.


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BILLCOPE THEORY OF EVERYTHING And how it leads to bad writing “Usually, I pick on only small pieces of our society, as though I’m pulling slivers of a giant redwood through a keyhole with tweezers. But all too often, I get to thinking I can jerk the whole tree through in one lump, and I end up ruining the keyhole, the tweezers, my self-respect, and the damn redwood doesn’t even know anything happened.” —A passage Bill Cope cut from the Theory of Everything because he couldn’t figure out how to make it fit with the rest of the column.

that isn’t Susan Boyle, that’s what it was about ... maybe. Or was it about the distance between Susan Boyle and everything else ... maybe? Tell you what, I’ve read it probably 30 times—not counting writing the goddamn thing—and I still can’t tell you what it was about. But I can tell you where I went wrong. Against my better judgment, I succumbed to an impulse I have had my entire adult life—to understand and explain everything there is, all at once. I think we all have this tendency to some degree or another. can’t let another week go by without What is a religion if not the urge to unapologizing for last week’s column derstand and explain everything at once? (“Depravity’s Gravity”). It was horWhy else would jolly Al Einstein spend rible. Atrocious. A mashed-up mess of a years trying to formulate a Unified Field concept, a piss-poor travesty of execuTheory, which would unite all physical tion, and a wreck of a result. It was so truth under one happy roof? Why else confused and disconnected that had it would old people scorn young people been entered into an essay competition, for their Twittering, text messaging, it would have lost out to one of those tattoo showing-off, profligate Starbucks tirades Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) swigging, scraggly goatee-sporting ways, used to scribble out on rolls of toilet if not a need to comprehend why things paper. Had it been the first thing I ever have gotten so shitty lately? submitted for publication instead of the I see it as natural, our desire to relate 750th, I would have received an insulting all things. I even have a name for it: the rejection letter, along with a court order Theory of Everything. In my mind, a propto stay 100 feet away from all employer Theory of Everything would explain ees of Boise Weekly. I am embarrassed entirely why human beings are like we that I wrote it, I am embarrassed that are. And if you come to understand that you read it, and I am embarrassed that all people, whether we like it or not, have neither of us can take it back. an inherent imperative to lump everything I didn’t set out to produce such a in our experience under an easily grasped monstrosity. Believe it or not, I am trying principle, then you not only understand to do my best here, as I punch out each the Theory of Everything, but you have week’s contribution. I never, ever just also formulated your own, personal slop through my allotted word limit, Theory of Everything. Following me? thinking, “Screw ’em! This sucks, but it’s I am strongly susceptible to this plenty good enough for the weenies who instinct. In fact, I have often imagined read my column!” that if I could write the perfect, omniNo, I never do that. I begin with comprehensive column, in which I was the assumption that most of the people able to demonstrate how nothing ever who read my columns are not weenies. happens anywhere in either space or time I’m aware there are some weenies who without a mutual cause-and-effect corslip through the cracks on occasion and relation with every other event in space read a column here and there. But on and time, and that if I did it with enough the whole, I consider my readers to be wit and acuity and evidence and poetry shining examples of what weenies are and humor and style and eloquence and not—whatever that is. everything else it takes to get everyone Secondly, I guarantee you that every to listen at once, then there would be no one of my columns has been constructed need for another column, ever. But of with the finest materials I have at my course, that’s not as easy as it sounds. disposal—my best available brain power, U my best available concentration, my best Not that I haven’t given it a stab available native talent and my best availor two. I am always trying to write able understanding of the subject matter. things smarter than I am smart enough Trouble is, the quality of the aforemento write. I shudder to think of how many tioned materials is always subject to a cer- times I set forth to convince you, patient tain, and unmanageable, ebb and flow. In readers, to look at the totality of our other words, sometimes my available best shared experience through the peephole isn’t worth squat. It could conceivably be of one minuscule part of it. And last the result of my advancing years—because week’s cruddy, calamitous, cornucopia of my advancing years, I can’t remember of crud column is an example of what whether I’ve had this trouble all along— comes out whenever I do it—whenever I but I am definitely not the same Bill some think I can take issue with the whole of days as I am others. Some days, I feel as human society at once. It’s like trying to sharp as a Ronco potato peeler, while juggle water. other days, I am as dull as the potato. If I An apology is due to Susan Boyle for could figure out why, I’d take any and all using her in last week’s attempt. She steps necessary to ensure I was always in deserves better than to be made my lattop form. But one must be in top form to est peephole. And again, to you, reader figure out why he’s not in top form. You friends, you deserve better than to have see my dilemma. a Theory of Everything thrown at you U when you innocently believed you would Last week’s stinking, botched-up, dog- be reading about Susan Boyle. doo smear of a column is a particular Lastly, my apologies to Herbert tragedy because the subject I chose was Kretzmer for having attributed his song Susan Boyle, on whom I had set out to lyric to Alain Boublil in the opening quote. bestow the highest praise. But it ended It seems in my zeal to get my latest Theory up not having much to do with Susan of Everything out to the public, I forgot Boyle at all, didn’t it? It was really about the difference between a lyricist and a everything else, wasn’t it? Everything librettist. What a weenie I am.




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TEDRALL TAKING TIME TAKES PATIENCE, PART 1 Desperate and afraid, people trust Leader

marks to bail out feckless banks. He promised to withdraw from the Eastern Front, but has extended the pullout timeline by a year, is leaving tens of thousands of troops in place and even plans to open a new front in South Asia. Finally, he declared his intent to close Auschwitz (“Germany does not WASHINGTON, NORTH AMERICAN much of the progress that would define the ‘do’ genocide,” he said) only to move the PROTECTORATE, GREATER GERMAN 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, remaining inmates to other camps, which REICH—From Honolulu to Portland, came down to the battle for a slice of are being expanded. Maine, North American citizens of the beach only six miles long and two miles Despite the lack of action, most people Greater German Reich gathered on June wide,” he said. continue to support the charismatic new 6 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Recollections of the National Socialist Leader. “He has a lot on his plate,” says victory of Axis forces at D-Day, the battle triumph at Normandy were clouded Kristof Mathewsohn, the cable TV comthat decided World War II. Fallen heroes by several developments—a severe recesmentator. “Give the guy time.” of the Wehrmacht and SS were commemo- sion, a war with no apparent end in sight, Indeed, five months into his chancellorrated at solemn ceremonies and party and continuing concerns over human ship, the Leader remains the most trusted rallies throughout the Reich, but the day rights abuses. figure in North American politics. A new held special meaning in Washington, D.C., Hitler III swept into power last Nopoll of homeless, recently dispossessed which until 1945 was the capital of the vember with a slogan—“change you can workers found that 72 percent trust Hitler former United States. believe in”—that charmed members of the III “to do the right thing.” Speaking at the Supreme KommanReichstag across the political spectrum “In watching and listening to Hitler datur, which was built at the site of the from far right to extreme right. Since that III’s press conferences, it’s easy to apformer American presidential palace, time, however, changes have proven either preciate why people trust him,” said a Chancellor Adolf Hitler III said the war incremental or non-existent. For example, man who preferred to remain anonymous against the Western Allies paved the way Hitler III promised during the campaign to because, as a Jew, he could be arrested for the years of peace and prosperity that help national comrades in danger of losing and murdered by the state. “Sure, I wish followed. “It was unknowable then, but so their homes—but instead spent trillions of he’d shut down the gas chambers and the ovens, but he has a lot of other problems to fix first. I’m sure he’ll get around to investigating the guys in the previous administration for their role in the Holocaust—nothing drastic, maybe a truth and reconciliation commission or something.” Members of the media remain in thrall to the Leader’s suave persona, which is magnified by the glamour his statuesque wife and adorable daughters have brought to Germania (formerly Berlin). “Finally— parties we can believe in!” quipped a reporter as he slipped into a sold-out Wagner performance where Hitler III and his family appeared for a long-promised “date night.” Few have forgotten that Hitler III offered the best alternative. “We live in a oneparty system,” pointed out Rachel Maddoff, host of “The Rachel Maddoff Show.” “Can you imagine how much worse it would have been had Hitler III lost?” NEXT WEEK: Resistance! Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?

NOTE Welcome to Boise Weekly’s annual Pride issue. That’s gay pride for those of you who haven’t been paying attention. I’d also like to welcome you to my 54th issue as editor. Last year’s Pride issue, which ran a week earlier in June than this one, was my first edition at the helm of this beast, and over the last 12 months, I’ve continued to consider Pride the best place to start. First, let me come out. I’m straight. In fact, as I was wrapping up my interview with BJ Bjorn and CK Walker for this week’s feature story (Page 13), CK thanked me for not asking stupid questions since, she said, I was obviously straight. Ironically, earlier in our conversation, CK had talked about being stereotyped as a lesbian based on her appearance and rhetorically asked, “What is it? Do I have a red dot somewhere that I don’t know about?” I wondered that about myself as she pointed out my straightness. CK and her wife BJ spent part of a Saturday afternoon talking to me about their marriage in California last fall and their lives together and as members of a community that some in mainstream society disdain. Though I’ve had many conversations with people who fall into every spectrum of the LGBT community in Boise, my chat with BJ and CK was particularly poignant. Regrettably, as readers, you’ll get only a small portion of a much larger picture that is their life together. Over my time with BW, I’ve collected many of those much larger pictures from members of the LGBT community in Boise—pictures that can only be told in print in much smaller pieces. Each of them sticks with me and because of


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that, I feel very strongly that all forms of LGBT discrimination must stop if we are going to call ourselves a properly civilized, free and just society. Not everyone would agree that gay rights and same-sex marriage are appropriate topics for me to voice an opinion on. As a journalist, I have a responsibility to tell both sides of every story. But as the editor of an alternative newspaper, I have a responsibility to find the stories of injustice and wrongdoing in our city and to tell them. Denying any segment of our population, be it women, minorities or the disabled, the same rights as afforded to straight, white men is injustice. And I have no intention of telling my grandchildren that while the battle for equality was raging, I was too chickenshit to publicly take a stand against discrimination, hatred and injustice. I say that last sentence with an optimism that assumes the LGBT community will win equal rights in the future. I do believe it will happen. As I reported this story, however, I learned something very valuable about the future of gay rights and the road to getting there: My voice as an ally is perhaps heard more loudly than those voices within the LGBT community. None of those who’ve been marginalized in the past have won their fights alone. It took the support of men to advocate for women, whites to help fight for blacks, the abled to recognize the disabled. Now, it’s time for straights to stand up for the equality they believe this country is capable of guaranteeing every citizen. —Rachael Daigle WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

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TRACTOR PIAZZA Is Simplot development a park, event


center, monument to agribusiness or all of the above?


a “generous” amount of parking. But Kushlan said it is a truly unique development that has no equivalent anywhere. Perhaps that is because J.R. Simplot’s daughter-in-law, Margaret Soderberg, who is project director and the main proponent of JUMP, sought inspiration across the world, particularly in some favored Italian piazzas, such as the Campo in Siena, which could fit within the JUMP footprint. “They’ve gone around the world to find the best mix of public and enclosed spaces,” said Boise City Councilman Alan Shealy. “It’s an attempt to sort of amalgamate public and private uses in the best fashion.” Soderberg has given slideshow presentations to some of Boise’s movers and shakers, including a private show to Mayor Dave Bieter and several council members when they were in Sun Valley recently for a Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce conference.


he release last month of plans for a four-square-block Simplot family development west of BoDo leaves more questions than answers, including the most basic one: What do we call the $100-million production? Boise City Planning and Development Services Director Bruce Chatterton has filed the proposal in the mixed-use category, but said it has a lot going on and really defies definitions. He calls it a “kit of parts,” with an almost modular design. But the dominant structures are souped-up parking lots. Chatterton calls the large amount of parking a means to an end, or a way to support the activities on the site both physically and, maybe, financially. He said the Simplot family hopes to make the 7.5-acre property bounded by Front and Myrtle streets between Ninth and Eleventh a hub for culture and the arts in Boise. “They’re not much interested in retail,” Chatterton confirmed. J.R. Simplot Company spokesman David Cuoio, who also represents the Simplot heirs in speaking about Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, or JUMP, agreed it’s not going to be a shopping mall. In fact, JUMP’s Web site will be a dot org. “There really is no plan for commercial activities to speak of,” Cuoio said. “It’s going to be a center for all kinds of nonprofit activities including community fun.” Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, viewed from the southeast. See for a site tour. Cuoio called the project a “parkscape,” a word he claims to have invented and that local media has unquestioningly repeated. Soderberg and Simplot granddaughter Debbie McDonald According to Cuoio, an Idaho Statesman alum and longtime declined to discuss their project with BW. While the Simplot Family corporate spokesman, a parkscape is, “a parklike area with interFoundation is funding JUMP, Cuoio said he prefers to say it is a esting, diverse and unusual elements not usually found in a park.” Simplot family project, not the foundation’s. Los Angeles has a budding “parkscape,” too, but it is defined The foundation will also be housed at JUMP. A new headas a cultural and environmental linkage between several existing quarters for J.R. Simplot Company, which would rise to 16 urban parks. stories, is also incorporated into the design, though the agribusiJack’s Place does have some unique elements. The circumference ness giant, not the family, would finance that, and it remains of parking garages and possible new home of Simplot company under negotiation. headquarters will sit on piers 26 feet off the ground, allowing Shealy, a frequent critic of design in downtown Boise, called the unhindered views of the interior. The garages are not just intended preliminary drawings for JUMP “visionary” and said the parking for parking, Cuoio said. Antique, steam-powered tractors (Simplot structures would not look like parking structures. collected more than a 100 of these) and public spaces will be inter“There really is a spiritual part of this; this is a project that spersed among the parking spots. comes from the heart as much as the mind,” Shealy said. “There will be things happening in the parking area rather than Chatterton said Soderberg envisions an artisan market, like the cars just sitting there,” he said. Chelsea Market in New York City, where the public can watch Ketchum-based architect Susan Desko, who designed bread being baked and then buy a loaf. There also could be a cafe, JUMP, said the parking areas will also frame the entire developor what Chatterton characterized as a large museum store. ment, providing a vantage of the park that she likens to a theater BoDo developer Mark Rivers has praised the boldness of the in the round. The park-facing parking balconies and stairways JUMP plan, but has concerns about some of the design. will serve as a tailgating/people watching/hanging out venue in “Four city blocks should be a part of a neighborhood and and of themselves. neighborhoods have commercial activities and people on the streets Desko also said the four blocks will be much more open and and outdoor dining and bicyclists,” said Rivers, who has not seen connected to downtown than the drawing released to date shows. any plans beyond what has been released to the public. “Jack’s Urban Meeting Place is a green oasis, a clearing in the Rivers would like to see the street grid enhanced by the project. urban fabric which becomes a stage set, an urban ‘theater in the But one feature that the city has negotiated into the JUMP design is round’ for the kind of drama and variety and energy and vitality, an expansion of the Pioneer Corridor, a north-south bike and walkplanned and spontaneous, that attracts people and thus accelerates ing path that will connect the Greenbelt to downtown. The path, the pedestrian, retail, commercial and residential velocity of the only parts of which are now built, will likely cross the Simplot streets that are drawn into its vortex,” Desko writes in her personal campus horizontally from the northeast, Chatterton said. vision of the project. The city expects an official building application in a few months The design incorporates an outdoor amphitheater seating 1,200 and Cuoio hopes to break ground in about a year. people for concerts or shows and 500 for dinners, a sculpture garCuoio said he’s not sure anyone discussed the project with J.R. den, including more of Simplot’s tractor collection, a re-creation of Simplot prior to his death last year, but that he thinks Simplot the old downtown train depot at 10th and Front streets and venues would appreciate it for its homage to agricultural history, its charifor weddings and classes. table nature and not least of all, for its brass. Phil Kushlan, executive director of Capital City Development “He was a big thinker and this is something new and innovaCorp., has been briefed on the project and agrees it incorporates tive,” Cuoio said. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

CITYDESK EAGLE PASSES SMOKING BAN Tuesday evening, June 9, Eagle Mayor Phil Bandy cast the deciding vote to prohibit smoking at all indoor public places within city limits. The ordinance will go through two more public readings before residents will have to relinquish their habits in public places. Shauneen Grange of Smokefree Idaho, the group that brought the ordinance to Eagle, commended the city in a statement, saying, “Secondhand smoke is a known public health hazard and no one should have to choose between a job and good health.” The council members were split with Norm Semanko and Jeanne Jackson-Heim voting against and Michael Huffaker and Al Shoushtarian voting for approval. Semanko first moved to pass the notion of a public smoking ban on to the state Legislature for statewide consideration, rather than voting for it at the city level, but his motion failed. Huffaker then suggested passing the Eagle ordinance and also asking the Legislature to consider a statewide ban, as Semanko had suggested. Smokers not following the ordinance will receive a warning for the first offense and a $25 fine. Second and third violations face a $50 fine. Eagle is the first city in Idaho to expand statewide smoking limitations to bars, small businesses and all public places. Smokefree Idaho has also approached Boise, Garden City and Meridian. In other tobacco news, Idaho’s entire congressional delegation has voted in favor of FDA regulation of tobacco products in the form of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Sen. Jim Risch issued the following statement: “Tobacco products and their effects are a scourge to our nation. They take a tremendous toll on our health and make up a significant portion of our soaring health costs. This bill continues the general tightening of restrictions on the industry to limit the spread of these dangerous and addictive products.” —Brady Moore

BYE BYE TV Citydesk got a little choked up last week bidding adieu to analog television. Not because we were missing Friends, or whatever it is people are watching these days. It happened during a National Public Radio report on the digital transition in which television critic David Bianculli pointed out that poor kids, who learn to read on public television, are most likely to be left behind by digital signals. Then he played “Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away …,” the theme song to Sesame Street, and we shed a tear for a bygone era. Then we went home and found that our Idaho PTV was not coming in, despite our new converter box. One more reason to kill the TV.

THREE CYCLISTS KILLED IN A MONTH Drivers have hit and killed three bicyclists in the past month in Boise. Jim Lee Chu, 55, of Eagle was killed on May 19 on Orchard Street northbound near Aeronca. Thomas D. Bettger, 62, of Boise, was killed two days later riding southbound on Emerald Street at Milwaukee. And on June 11, Kevin Pavlis, 37, of Meridian, was hit and killed eastbound on Hill Road at Smith Avenue. All of these fatalities remain under investigation and at press time no charges had been filed. —Nathaniel Hoffman

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 4,315 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,454 in combat and 861 from non-combat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,354. In the last week, no U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 86 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 92,345 and 100,820. Source: COST OF IRAQ WAR: $678,686,857,840 Source:


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So I think I read on Facebook that you were born in Germany? Germany; Essen, Germany. In a refugee camp.

Why’d you leave New York? It wasn’t so much escaping New York as looking for new adventures. One of the things that I was always impressed by my dad I tried to emulate was the fact that he could come here with a wife and two kids not knowing the language and survive and make it. So I always wanted to do the same thing and that’s why I moved around so much. And when the opportunity to go to school in Kalamazoo, Mich., came up I decided to go live there. How could you not go to a place called Kalamazoo ... Plus I was listening to a lot of music and I always liked that song “I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.” Was it an adventure? It was completely night and day between living in New York, growing up in an environment where there were, first of all, a lot of Jewish people that had shared similar experiences to me, going to a town that had a very small Jewish population. For some of the people I met, I was the first Jew they had ever seen. That’s where I met my wife Joan.

What kind of refugee camp? Right after the war. My parents were survivors. We were on our way out of Europe as fast as we could. I was born in a refugee camp, and we lived there for three years. My Tell me about this drum of yours. parents were originally from Poland. We lost, The Gato drum. I did that for about obviously we lost all of our families pretty 10 years doing arts and craft shows. And much. We were the lucky ones, getting out. then all of a sudden I started dealing with Sears Roebuck, FAO Schwarz. So I went How did your parents survive the war? from making maybe five drums a week to They were lucky, they were very lucky. 50 drums a week, to where at the height of My mother ended up in Siberia and my my little factory I was making 150 drums a father fought with the Polish underground. week. Then the drum just took off by itself They escaped from a camp and they were and I ended up jobbing it out to some other in Lublin, Poland, and they escaped from manufacturers. The one thing I learned that camp. about business: you can grow too fast and be out of business just as quick and that’s And you came here when you were 3? what happened. Three, to Brooklyn. We had an uncle who left Germany in 1936, my mother’s How did you get to Boise? uncle. So he sponsored us and we were able We were in Detroit and I was working to immigrate here. But we found out that for Detroit Public Television at the time. the streets were not paved with gold. Went Actually we were living in Farmington Hills through Ellis Island, did all that stuff. and in Farmington Hills we couldn’t even take our dog into any of the city parks even You grew up in a Jewish neighborhood? if the dog was on a leash. And we would Yeah ... All the ethnic groups that came go to the city council and try to get that to this country, in Brooklyn, basically reversed and we were running into lots of found each other. And there were societies opposition and it wasn’t going to happen. set up to help new immigrants come over So we were going to move anyway. And and we belonged to the society from Pothen this job opened here in Boise and we land, and people that were also survivors. were on our way to Europe when I got the But I remember growing up seeing lots of call that they’d like me to come out for an people with numbers on their arms. And I interview. So we had to cancel that trip, always wanted to have one. Because it was we came here ... it was like a five daylike, everybody’s got one. Why can’t I have interview. That was our vacation, we had one? Then I found out why I couldn’t have never been to Boise before and it just blew one and why I was lucky not to have one. us away.


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Hy Kloc is the associate general manager and director of development at Boise State Radio. But don’t let that fool you. He has worked as an assistant buyer of ladies shoes in New York City’s garment district, holds the patent on a wooden box drum, ran the Midwest chapter of the Grammy Awards and recently assumed the alter ego of the Scapegoat, an Old Testament creature that assumes all of the sins of a community and carries them off into the wilderness. Kloc and his wife, Joan Wallace, moved to Boise in 2001, and quickly got involved in local politics. Kloc and Wallace live by this advice: If you don’t get involved, you don’t have any right to complain.

How are you the Scapegoat? The Scapegoat is something I’ve been fantasizing about for years. My original thought was ... I’ll come into your business and you can blame me for whatever is wrong with the business. You can’t hit me, you can’t sue me, but you can blame me. We were having dinner one night and we were talking about this fantasy of the scapegoat and what this meant. And someone suggested well why don’t you do this as a performance art piece at the Modern [Hotel] when they were doing their art night. And she made this goat costume for me and I got a Segway to drive around the Modern’s parking lot taking the blame for people. People would blame me for the strangest things. Like what? There was a lot of political blame. People blamed me for W. Some people blamed me for being a single mom with three kids. Some people blamed me for lying to their third grade teacher in school. It was a combination of blame for things that they felt guilty about and it was also something of taking the sin and passing it off to me. The only thing I wouldn’t take the blame for was somebody trying to blame me for having to put their dog down and I said, no, even the scapegoat has got certain boundaries I won’t cross. I rejected that one. Do you feel like you relieved people of these burdens? I think so. I think some of the people who did it that night at the Modern, they were laughing about it later and they said yeah, it feels like it was good just to get it off my chest. Read more of this interview at and get something off your chest today at


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Research into the power of suggestion from the University of Missouri has discovered that the mere thought of booze influences the sex drive of college kids. The experimenters first questioned 82 undergrad men about how alcohol affected their libidos and then flashed words and jumbled letters at them on a computer screen. The control group was exposed to random words while the other group was flashed a group of words that included “beer,” “whisky,” “martini” and other alcohol-related suggestions. The men were then asked to rate photographs of women on a scale of one to nine. Oddly enough, the men who believed that alcohol increased their sex drive rated the photos more favorably after subconsciously viewing alcohol cue words, while the men who expected alcohol to reduce their sexual performance rated the women as less attractive. Ronald Friedman, the psychologist who ran this experiment, has been studying how words can affect our behavior, claims another experiment found that flashing words such as “old age” and “bingo” at students caused them to walk more slowly down the school’s hallways. (Nature)

A Romanian teenager who auctioned off her virginity for more than $13,000 while studying in Germany is being harassed by the tax department to pay 50 percent of her earnings as a prostitute. In Germany, prostitution is legal but heavily taxed, and the authorities would like her to pay up to $6,500 plus an additional $2,500 VAT bill. (Daily Mail)

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN HAVING A JOB IS LOOKING FOR ONE This week’s career advice for the unemployed comes from an article titled, “Words to Leave Off Your Resume” at blogstechrepublic. com. First off, avoid all words that make you sound like a teenage girl (even if you are one), including awesome, amazing, phenomenal, cool and spectacular. Second, don’t mention political or religious affiliations by labeling yourself as a liberal, conservative, atheist, Wiccan or whatever. And most importantly, don’t give your potential new boss any bad news about your health status by avoiding phrases on your resume such as chronically ill, diabetic or habitually pregnant.

MILLION DOLLAR MATTRESS Last week, a loving daughter in Tel Aviv bought her mom a new mattress and threw out the old one, which her mom had slept on for several decades. Only one problem: her mom had been using the mattress to hide her life savings of nearly $1 million. The mad treasure hunt is now on at two of Tel Aviv’s largest garbage dumps where a beefed up security force is on guard. (CNN)


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SCIENCE IS STRANGER THAN FICTION A great compilation of bizarre scientific studies has been posted at, where you can learn that sheep can recognize human faces, married couples tend to look alike over time, women with curvier hips have slightly higher intelligence, women wearing red are more attractive to men, herring communicate by farting, and male monkeys only ejaculate 2 percent of the time if their mates do not yell loudly during sex. This list also contains the most important scientific study of all time, which concluded that there is no correlation between foot length and penis size, but found that the length of a man’s index finger is a direct indication of the length of the man’s penis.

THAT’S SNOT ART An “artist” from London who spent two years creating his latest work by picking his nose and rolling his snot into a “sculpture” just smaller than a golf ball is now ready to sell his masterpiece for around $20,000. James Robert Ford, who somehow managed to exhibit his snot at four different art galleries, is now seeking an art collector to take the hunk of goo off his hands. So far, Ford has received a few bids in the $50-$250 range, but this amount won’t do the artwork justice. Trying to rationalize his absurd request for 20 grand, the artist explained that each booger is a part of his body and would be impossible for any other artist to replicate. Grasping for more straws, Ford added that the snot is “a physical record of all the different places I have been and people I’ve met.” Nice try. (Wireless Flash)

INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK Overzealous nose-picking can rupture the nasal membrane and create a blood clot in the brain, which can lead to death. Get way more bizarro news at



O A R IG H T T IN N IO IT D A R T T U R N IN G A by Rachael Daigle


t was midday as BJ Bjorn and CK Walker took a seat next to one another in a restaurant booth. The couple had just finished buying flowers for their yard, but the windswept clouds hovering low in the sky suggested the afternoon might not be ideal planting weather. Rain wouldn’t thwart their day’s plans though. Rather than spend the day fiddling around in the garden, they decided the dirt could wait a day. Instead, the newlyweds said they planned to spend the rest of the day looking at motor homes. Bjorn, 46, and Walker, 51, were married last fall, and a motor home is an integral part of their plans to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The couple is planning a weekslong roadtrip to Yellowstone National Park, the Badlands and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, and then to Glacier National Park in Montana before heading home. They would like to make that trip with their three dogs—a Collie mix and two Corgies—in a new motor home. A wedding anniversary wasn’t something Bjorn or Walker, neither of whom had been married before, thought they’d celebrate in their lifetimes, but this year, the couple will recognize not one, but two dates marking the joining of their lives. In August 2008, a friend of the couple’s who is an ordained minister performed a religious ceremony in their back yard with an audience of immediate family and close friends. Almost two months later, the couple was legally married in a ceremony on Catalina Island in California, where Bjorn had lived before returning to Idaho in the ’90s. “The ceremony here was family and religion. You can’t replace that, in my book,” said Walker. “The one in California, though, was like the landmark one. That one was with people that actually see us as a couple. People who are highly supportive and always have been.”


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“You can love somebody and it doesn’t matter what their gender is, and it doesn’t make you sick, immoral or anything but that you’re two people that have made a commitment to each other.” —CK Walker Supportive, said Walker, is a relative term. Friends who attended the couple’s California wedding were supportive of them as a married couple, whereas immediate family here in Boise was supportive of their religious ceremony in a different sense. Bjorn and Walker are one of thousands of same-sex couples who traveled to California in 2008 to be legally married. And while both women say their families are supportive of their choice to marry, neither feels their marriage gets the same recognition a straight union would. “My folks think of her as a second daughter,” explained Bjorn. “Not ‘my daughter’s spouse,’” clarified Walker. “It’s ‘I love you as a daughter.’” But, conceded Bjorn, “It’s still inclusive. It’s always BJ and CK. It’s not BJ and your friend. So, they have come a long way.” Identifying the number of Idaho-based couples who’ve crossed state lines in order to legally marry or establish domestic partnerships is difficult. Idaho does not recognize same-sex out-of-state unions, and as such, does not keep official statistics on how many of its residents may have legally binding agreements in other states. Six states have legalized same-sex marriage: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. However, that number could change rapidly in the coming years. Massachusetts has been a leading force in the same-sex marriage movement under the leadership of Gov. Mitt Romney, who is a member of the anti-gay Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Since May 17, 2004, Massachusetts has been issuing same-sex marriage certificates, and after the state legislature shot down a 2007 attempt to amend the state’s constitution, same-sex marriage will remain legal until at least 2012. More than four years later, in October 2008, Connecticut became the second state to legalize same-sex marriage. Unlike its New England neighbor, however, Connecticut’s battle over same-sex marriage has been far less tumultuous. In April, the state amended all of its marriage laws to genderneutral language, and as of Oct. 1, 2010, civil unions will no longer be an option for same-sex couples. Rather, like heterosexual couples, marriage will be the only form of legal partnership. The addition of Iowa, Vermont and New Hampshire to the roster of states allowing same-sex marriage has happened only recently. In April, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a 2007 ruling that allowed same-sex marriage, and gay and lesbian couples immediately began filing for certificates there. As in Massachusetts, Iowa’s opponents to same-sex marriage are not likely to get a chance at fighting the decision until 2012, the soonest a constitutional amendment could be put on the ballot. In Vermont, which was the first state to legalize civil unions, state legislators voted to override a governor’s veto and legalized


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same-sex marriage in April of this year. The state will begin issuing same-sex marriage certificates in September, and on Jan. 1, 2010, New Hampshire will follow suit. As of press time, Washington, D.C., lawmakers were embroiled in a fierce debate over whether voters should have a say on the city council’s decision to recognize samesex marriages performed in other states. A decision is expected while this issue of Boise Weekly is on the stands. Although momentum seems to be gaining in support of same-sex marriage across the country, gay and lesbian couples hoping to get married know all too well that same-sex marriage legalization could be short-lived in some states. California’s 2008 legalization of same-sex marriage was reversed by popular vote less than six months later by the passage of Proposition 8 last November, and the state remains an example of just how uncertain things may yet be. Bjorn and Walker said they knew they had to get married before the November 2008 election. “I really didn’t expect the vote to go the way it did,” Walker said of the Proposition 8 vote. “Still, we knew we needed to do it. And we wanted to do the legal part, so that’s why the two ceremonies.” The fact that the couple held two ceremonies isn’t unusual. Given that Idaho does not recognize the Bjorn-Walker California marriage as a legal marriage, coupled with the fact that the women had a commitment ceremony in Idaho, some may ask why bother leaving the state to get married in the first place. For them, it boiled down to something basic: recognition. “The recognition of us as a union, a couple, a partnership—instead of two individuals, as you and your friend—it’s a sign of respect for the partnership but also of us in the sense that we’re not wrong,” Walker said. “You can love somebody and it doesn’t matter what their gender is, and it doesn’t make you sick, immoral or anything but that you’re two people that have made a commitment to each other.” Just how that commitment between same-sex couples will or will not be recognized within the confines of state statutes, however, has become an international debate rooted in the delicate intersection of history, religion, politics, tradition and now, human rights.


our days after Prop 8 passed in California, Roey Thorpe led the Idaho Equality Summit, a day-long workshop in Boise at the First Congressional United Church of Christ. That Saturday, LGBT communities all across the country were fired up after the previous Tuesday’s vote. Crowds of thousands took to the streets simultaneously in cities all over the country protesting Prop 8 and calling for equal rights. In Boise, hundreds of people gathered on the steps of City Hall in dissent to California’s vote, including some 70 participants in Thorpe’s workshop. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

Before leaving the church to join the protest at City Hall, Thorpe spoke to those gathered for the workshop and delivered a short-term forecast on Boise’s LGBT movement: “If things are going to happen in Idaho, it’s going to be this group, and it’s going to be today,” she said. She also gave a long-term assessment: “We are not going to get marriage equality in Idaho in the next few years, but we can move forward and work on discrimination in other areas.” Thorpe, who is the state services director for Equality Federation, a network of LGBT rights groups based in San Francisco, has an impressive resume as a gay rights activist. She served as acting mayor of Ithaca, New York, where she was the first openly gay person to be elected to office in Ithaca. Prior to joining Equality Federation, she worked for Freedom to Marry, a New York City-based group working for marriage equality. Thorpe said no state has recognized same-sex marriage without first taking a stand on discrimination based on sexual orientation, and currently, Idaho has yet to put a law on the books preventing such discrimination. While state activists work individually to gain ground, she said, the national LGBT movement will turn to federal courts and government when it believes it will be successful. “Meanwhile, the best thing for each state to do is to advance understanding

tions on when each of the 50 states would vote against a same-sex marriage ban. Silver’s prediction for Idaho is ambitious, so much so that it would be easy to discount his hyper-optimism if it weren’t for his track record. Silver, who made a recent Time magazine list of the most influential people in the world, is widely known for his remarkable ability to discern the outcome of just about anything by crunching the numbers. He’s especially well-known for correctly predicting the presidential winner in 49 states and Washington, D.C., during the last election. In a post titled “Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage?” Silver wrote that he built a “very effective” model of prediction by including just three variables: the year in which a state had already voted on a constitutional amendment to ban samesex marriage, the percentage of adults in a 2008 Gallup poll who said religion was an important part of their daily lives, and the percentage of white evangelicals in the state. Given that data, Silver predicted Idaho would vote against a marriage ban in 2011 (in 2006, Idaho voted for a constitutional amendment to implement a ban), becoming roughly the 20th state to do so along with Wyoming, Delaware and Arizona that year. Interestingly at the time of his posting, Silver had Iowa listed under 2013.

“If our allies were to step up in the way we’ve stepped up, this would probably be a non-issue. It wasn’t just the African American population that pushed civil rights, there were white allies that helped with that effort and to me that’s the next thing that needs to happen. —Jody May-Chang and civil rights for gay and transgender people in their state in any way they can,” said Thorpe. As for whether it’s productive for couples like Bjorn and Walker to wed out-of-state, Thorpe said that just because a same-sex marriage from one state is not recognized by another doesn’t mean it’s without purpose. “It’s certainly not unproductive, especially since it lets their neighbors, families and co-workers know that there are couples all around them who would marry if they had that freedom.” As for when that freedom may happen, Thorpe is confident it will happen eventually. She said that even in those states, like Idaho, where a constitutional ban was passed through ballot measures, public opinion will shift enough over time to overturn the ban, though, she added, it will take longer in some states than in others. Exactly when Idaho will be ready for same-sex marriage is anyone’s guess, although one well-known statistical expert does have a prediction. Nate Silver, a statistician who runs a political blog called FiveThirtyEight, made news in April when he published his predicWWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

Although both Bjorn and Walker applaud Silver for his optimism, neither thinks his prediction is realistic. “I’d say five years, but probably more along the lines of 10,” said Walker. “But I think that will only come if there is something federal standing behind it. “I see it going the way of everything else—like racism, premarital sex, interracial marriage—and how hell bent on not allowing it we were, but it just kind of happened and the vote had to fall in.” Jody May-Chang from only partially agrees with Bjorn and Walker on Silver’s overreaching optimism. “When you think about what’s happening in Iowa and the other states in the eastern part of country, I can’t imagine that we’ll have to wait for all 50 states to do something before there’s some kind of federal intervention or mandate,” said May-Chang. However, her first reaction to Silver’s 2011 prediction was to laugh. Then she added that if straight people were to step into the fray with the same force as LGBT activists, 2011 may not be unrealistic. May-Chang, who has a domestic partnership in her home state of California,


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estimates that between 3 and 10 percent of Idahoans are gay or lesbian (that estimation does not include bisexual or transgender individuals who are typically included when speaking of the LGBT community). For the sake of argument, said May-Chang, let’s estimate that 5 percent of Idahoans are LGBT and that each one of those people has at least one sibling and one really good friend. “By the time you extrapolate that, you’re talking a significantly larger percentage of the population who knows us, understands our issues and is directly affected by the lack of rights and responsibilities that we’re given as citizens,” said May-Chang. “If our allies were to step up in the way we’ve stepped up, this would probably be a non-issue. It wasn’t just the African-American population that pushed civil rights. There were white allies that helped with that effort, and to me that’s the next thing that needs to happen. “If, in the next couple of years, we see three times the LGBT population come out that are not LGBT in support of us, how could our legislators ignore that? They’re constituents, too. They’re just not this little segment of the population that nobody really listens to, which is what I think they perceive us as. In that sense, there could be a considerable amount of hope. If it’s just left up to us, we have a long way to go.” Like Bjorn and Walker, some of Idaho’s lawmakers don’t share Silver’s statistical optimism. Caldwell Republican Sen. John McGee said considering the current make up of the Legislature, he doesn’t think Idaho would be ready to consider voting against a samesex marriage ban by 2011. “You’d have to reverse what the Legislature did in 2006, and I just don’t see that happening,” said McGee. Sen. Nicole LeFavour, a Boise Democrat who, like McGee, is one of the younger members of the Senate, also points to the Legislature’s demographics. “If we were talking about a majority of the public at large, I’d say 2011 is realistic,” said LeFavour. “But the Legislature is far older and always so far behind the people we represent on these issues. Legislators never seem to ask in a non-biased way how people feel about the fact that people can still be legally fired from their jobs in Idaho for no other reason than that someone thinks they are gay.” Like May-Chang, LeFavour said straight supporters could be key. “I’m afraid that if lawmakers from outside Boise don’t hear from straight people on these issues then it will take a lot longer than 2011.” When asked if he thought Idaho would ever recognize same-sex marriage, McGee said “ever is a long time.” However, he added, it’s difficult to determine if, much less when, Idaho will recognize same-sex marriages. Silver himself addresses the “if” inherent in his predictions, writing that his prediction numbers are subject to unforeseeable circumstances. Past trends may not be indicative of what the future may hold, in part because the movement could gain momentum not anticipated by the numbers. Or it could go the other way, with a backlash against gay marriage, prompting some states to waffle on prior votes. Opponents of same-sex marriage fall roughly into two categories: those who oppose any form of same-sex union and those who would support a domestic partnership or civil union, but prefer not to call it marriage. Thorpe said that for the former, who tend to hold those beliefs based on religion, change will come slowly as people begin to realize that churches are not required to marry couples they don’t believe should be married. The latter will “learn that the


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alternative recognition they support really isn’t equal, they will understand why ‘marriage’ is more than just a word, it’s a very specific legal and social status.” Whether that status becomes a right extended to every American, regardless of the gender of their partner, could be one of the most defining issues of our time.


hile Bjorn and Walker continue to finalize the details of their anniversary trip over the summer, another Idaho couple wed in California last year will celebrate their first year together as husband and husband. Ryan Jensen, 28, and James Tidmarsh, 35, were married on July 5, 2008, in Tahoe, Calif., at the Chapel of the Bells. “It was actually the preacher’s first same-sex ceremony, but he was very supportive, and at one point, I don’t think there was a dry eye among the five of us,” said Tidmarsh. “He started crying, and we starting crying, and then Ryan’s parents started crying.” After their wedding, Jensen and Tidmarsh returned to Idaho and held two receptions, one in Twin Falls where they currently live and one in Boise, where they met, for family and friends. The couple announced their wedding in the Times-News and the Idaho Statesman in conjunction with each reception later that summer. When their announcement ran in the Times-News, Jensen and Tidmarsh were surprised to see where it was published. Rather than list the announcement under “Celebrations” as was the paper’s policy, editor James Wright made a bold decision to publish their announcement under “Weddings.” In a lengthy note to readers, Wright explained his decision, saying “a legal marriage is a legal marriage—even gay ones.” Jensen and Tidmarsh had not requested special placement and expected the announcement to run under Celebrations. The policy change was implemented on the Times-News’ initiative, but it immediately attracted attention to the newlyweds. “We feel like we’re accidental activists because we just did something that we felt for our relationship was right, and the attention we started receiving was a little overwhelming at first,” Tidmarsh said. “We did the same thing any straight couple would do by announcing our wedding and announcing our reception.” For months afterward, the couple was regularly approached by strangers congratulating them on their marriage. In November, at the Prop 8 rally on the steps of City Hall, Jensen and Tidmarsh stood among the crowd, with Thorpe, May-Chang, Bjorn and Walker, holding a banner-sized copy of their California marriage certificate. Like Bjorn and Walker’s marriage, Jensen and Tidmarsh’s marriage is one of the 18,000 unions that took place in 2008 that the California court system recently ruled would remain legal. Unlike Bjorn and Walker, Jensen and Tidmarsh don’t have big plans to celebrate their anniversary. Not yet anyway. As the new president of the Southern Idaho LGBT, Tidmarsh said their focus is getting through Twin Falls’ first-ever Pride celebration at the end of June and then focusing on their anniversary. Tidmarsh and Jensen both, perhaps fueled by the excitement of an inaugural Pride, are imbued with an optimism for the future of gay rights in Idaho, even though their marriage means nothing to the state in which they live. “I think it takes time for people to realize that we’re just people also,” said Jensen. “We’re just like them. We’re just a married couple.” Tidmarsh agreed: “We’re two people who got married, and we’re living our lives just like everybody else.” WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM



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Les Claypool is a master of funky and unique bass lines.


INTERNATIONAL PRIDE CELEBRATIONS 1. Zurich EuroPride, May 2-June 7 2. CSD Cologne, June 20-July 5 3. Antwerp Pride, June 25-28 4. Madrid Pride, July 1-5 5. Copenhagen Pride, July 25-Aug. 2 6. Amsterdam Pride, July 31-Aug. 2 7. Barcelona Pride, June 28 —Source: and

19 FRIDAY GET ON THE DIAL The voices and volunteers of RadioBoise invite all music-loving, local supporters and fans of beer and bands to hang out at the third annual Summer Soulstice Celebration. RadioBoise is in need of funds to purchase broadcasting equipment to continue its mission of sharing local, informative perspectives on issues and giving local bands and disc jockeys loads of air time. Dedicated listeners can help by purchasing beer and supporting bands Finn Riggins and Polyphonic Pomegranate as they saturate the air with rocking tunes. And because the community radio station is all about chipping in, representatives from other nonprofit organizations will be at the party to network and connect. 6-10 p.m., FREE, Eighth Street between Idaho and Bannock streets,

Skate like no one's watching (not even Dad) on June 21 because it's National Go Skate Day.



OUTSIDE THE BOARDROOM National Go Skateboarding Day is Sunday, June 21, but local skate shop the Boardroom is throwing its second annual National Go Skate Day on Saturday, June 20, so that those of you who promised Dad you’d go on a mountain bike ride with him can attend. The official stance of Go Skateboarding Day, founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, is to promote safe and responsible skateboarding. Locally, representatives from St. Luke’s will be on-site to promote safe skating and the use of helmets. Safety is key, but really it’s a reason for riders to show off their skills and for spectators to get an eyeful of tricks, spills and transitions. The all-ages festival-style event includes an open skate competition, games of skate (like HORSE, but on skateboards) and a dunk tank. Booths will be set up so skaters can design their own skate decks, a live DJ will spin some music, and riders can keep their energy up by hitting a free barbecue from noon-3 p.m. Last year’s event brought out almost 300 people, so skate like no one’s watching, but be aware that most of the Boardroom’s skate team will be present checking out the new talent. For more, see Play, page 33. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Eagle Skate Park, Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle,

21 SUNDAY GET YOUR SKATE ON Newt and Harold’s, Prestige and the City of Boise have thrown together a fun afternoon of hanging out and skating in honor of National Go Skateboarding Day. The sound of skateboarders rolling over the smooth concrete at Rhodes Skate Park will be heard in between sets by DJ Henry, the chomping of hot dogs during a free barbecue, and riders hooting and hollering during mini contests. Slap a helmet on your head and enter a few competitions such as the longest rail slide, and possibly, an ollie competition. Organizers will award the winners with all the usual items necessary to keep skaters rolling, including a few decks, Tshirts, shoes and wheels. Representatives from M(t)heory and Prestige will be on hand to show how it’s done. For more, see Play, page 33. 3 p.m., FREE, Rhodes Skate Park, 15th and Grove streets, Boise.

BIG BOUNCY BALLS Inject a bit of frolic into your day by attending the first-ever HippityHop Race. The charity fundraiser for CASA’s Third Judicial District includes a 100-yard children’s race, a one mile, four-leg relay and a one mile race on those big inflatable balls with handles. Some rentals will be available for a small fee ($5) and racers are welcome to construct their own hippity-hop ball using an exercise ball and some expertly wound string. Prizes will be awarded for the first three racers to bounce over the finish line. Even if you aren’t signed up to compete, watching all the racers will most likely result in belly-aching laughter. The race is a great idea for a wonderful cause. Learn more about CASA at 1 p.m., children 12 and younger race FREE/general fee $10 per competitor, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,




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20 SATURDAY CULTURE CONNECTIONS “World Refugee Day in Boise is an opportunity to visit with refugees, learn about different cultures and participate in a day of celebration of refugees around the world, and of refugees who are contributing to the local community,” said Wendy Morgan, communication specialist with the Idaho Office for Refugees. Organizers received a lot of requests for stage time from area refugees who have something to say through spoken word, dance and art. Morgan said that many refugees have found comfort in poetry, and several poets and spoken-word artists from the Somali Bantu community and the Congolese community will appear on stage along with several performers. Other entertainment includes performances by Nepali and Columbian refugees, Mladi Behar (Bosnian dancers) and an East Indian classical dance group as well as a song and speech about life as a refugee by several Karen people from Burma. Next to the stage, refugee vendors will be selling traditional craft items such as hand-woven baskets, beaded jewelry, crocheted items and locally grown produce. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, Boise Centre on the Grove,

Artisan bread, gourmet cheeses, chocolate and everything that goes perfectly with a fine glass of wine awaits. If ever there was a way to effectively sample a state, this event is it. Savor Idaho brings food and wine vendors together for the enjoyment of savvy wine connoisseurs. Pay the price of admission (which mathematically breaks down to $10 an hour) and get free reign to sample all that the vendors have to offer. Sprawled out in all directions are the fruits of the labor of area wineries, restaurants and exhibitors waiting to be sipped, sampled and relished. 2-6 p.m., $40, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise,

23 TUESDAY LES IS MORE Les Claypool is a man who can slap out a riff on a bass that is both easily identifiable and hard to replicate. Claypool has played bass for the band Primus since the ’90s, contributed to the theme song to South Park and continues to work on creative projects. Claypool’s newest album “Of Fungi and Foe” is a collection of his original music injected with a bit of “gypsy sauce.” For the Boise show, the openers O’Death of New York add just the right amount of screeching fiddle, primal screams and metal meets Americana Indie music to be the perfect companion to Claypool’s eccentric show. 8 p.m., $25, Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise,




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wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS COLORS OF PRIDE TOGA PARTY—See Page 21. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $3, The Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second floor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208-336-1313. GAY PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT—See Page 21. 6 p.m., $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, www.theflicks.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS—The plot of the Shakespearean farce, full of mistaken identities and crazy characters, follows the uprise at the port of Syracuse after twin brothers and their twin servants are reunited after 30 years apart. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.

FOOD & DRINK IDAHO MEDIA PROFESSIONALS LUNCHEON—Alan Jones, Chad Mathison and George Dashiell, the founders of the Idaho Movie House, are the guest speakers. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $10 for lunch. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-343-2887.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES TECHNOLOGY CLASSES—The class is Keyboarding: Knowing how to touch-type can improve your computer skills immensely. 8-8:45 p.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www.boisepubliclibrary. org.

ART ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS— Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission plus a docent-led talk on “Corrugated: Sculptures by Ann Weber.” 2 p.m., FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330., www.

TALKS & LECTURES PLANNING IN THE WEST— and Boise State host the first Planning in the West conference featuring leading planners, policy-makers, architects, developers and landscape designers. June 17-18, 8 a.m., $148-$178, Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State football stadium, Boise.

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS— Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the 9th Street Toastmasters meeting. Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208388-6484, www.9thstreettm. org.


thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS BOISE QUEER IDOL—See Page 21. 7 p.m. $20 competition fee; $25 VIP seating, $5 general admission, www. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. MERIDIAN DAIRY DAYS—The 80th Annual Meridian Dairy Days' festivities continue with a traditional Pancake Feed followed by a free concert by the Meridian Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The Festival Marketplace opens on June 19, and at 7 p.m., the Real Dairy Parade features more than 100 entries of dairy themes. The annual Milk Run fun run on June 20 is at Meridian Speedway. Vendors open at 10 a.m. At noon, the annual Dairy Dash includes a children’s bicycle race. In the afternoon, join in the Milk Mocktail contest, and vote for your favorite dairy-based drink. For more information, visit www. Through June 20, FREE. Storey Park, corner of Main St. and Franklin Road, Meridian. GRAPES & COWBOYS—The event benefits Canyon County Habitat for Humanity and includes a no-host wine bar with wine by Indian Creek Winery, music by Rusty Trombone, a silent auction and dinner catered by Thomas Cuisine. Call

208-459-4433 for tickets. 5:30 p.m., $40, Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208922-4791.

ON STAGE THE SEAGULL—Anton Chekhov’s lyric masterwork effortlessly balances the comic, the lyric and the tragic. Generations collide and dreams are deferred in this classic that dissects the affairs of the human heart and the demands of a life in the arts. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

CONCERTS WORLD FLUTE MUSIC—Join Gary Stroustsos, local flute musician Joe Young and special guest William Hoshal for a night of Native American flute music. 7 p.m., $15 general, $10 seniors 65 and older, children 12 and younger FREE, 208-3437511. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, www.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA—A free introduction to tango lesson is from 7:30-8 p.m. followed by dance practice. For more information, e-mail 8-10 p.m., $5 general, $3 students/ seniors. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3433397. FINANCIAL EDUCATION SERIES—Older teens and adults are the target audience for a series of three Financial Education meetings led by Cynthia Rust. 7-8 p.m., FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181,

TALKS & LECTURES EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES—Dwight Callaway discusses Emotional Freedom Techniques that use tapping techniques in order to deal with negative emotions, attitudes, beliefs and health issues.7 p.m., FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996. HOW SAFE IS BOISE?—Boise State criminologist Michael Blankenship gives a lecture on the crime statistics in Boise. Blankenship is one of the nation’s leading authorities on capital punishment. The lecture is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the Old Pen. 2 p.m., $5 adults, $4 seniors (60 and older), $3 children (6-12), FREE to children younger than 6. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3686080, THE MIDDLE AGES—The talk is on how people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s can head off old age by retaining vitality, health and well-being. 6:30-8:30 p.m., FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www.

CITIZEN TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS—Spend an evening with Boise attorney Ken Pedersen and learn about copyrights and trademarks. 6-8 p.m., $35, 208-426-3875, Idaho Small Business Development Center, 1021 Manitou Ave., Boise.



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8 DAYS OUT THE PAYETTE RIVER EXPERIENCE—The PRE runs June 19-21 in Banks, Southfork Landing and along Highway 55. The three-day multi-event competition features a white water festival, a fly fishing tournament, a trap shooting tournament and a sportsman’s outdoor expo and craft show. In addition, watch as racers compete in the Pulse 10K Run Race and 5K Country Fun Run, a kids’ 1K race and a mountain bike race. All of this plus whitewater action, Dutch oven cook-offs and an outdoor concert.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS ART4ART—The northwest corner of the parking lot fills with an outdoor artisan market featuring live music by Spoondragon and the work of more than 20 local artists. 4:30-8 p.m., Vista Village Shopping Center, 1002 Vista Ave., Boise. ISGCI—The Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho event is hosted by candidates for the 32nd Reign. The ISGCI is a nonprofit, social and charitable organization that raises funds for other nonprofits. 8:30-11 p.m., $5. www.idahogemcourt. org, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, www. LEATHER AND LACE—See Page 21. 9 p.m., $5, www.boisepride. org. Lucky Dog, 2223 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-333-0074. LES BOIS AWARDS—See Page 21. 6 p.m., FREE, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, www.

best musical of all time, or at least one that doesn’t stink. For reservations, call 208-3367383, visit or e-mail iveseenelvis@yahoo. com.7:15 p.m. $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, www. THE SEAGULL—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221,

SCREEN CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT—The movies are projected on a big screen in the park beginning at dusk. The family can enjoy dinner and a movie with the addition of concessions. Check the Web site for movie titles. FREE, 208-888-3579, www. Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick, Meridian.

ON STAGE THE KING AND I—Music Theatre of Idaho presents a unique love story between a woman from the West and an Eastern king. In 1862 Siam, an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son are summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. 7:30 p.m., adults $15; senior/ student $14; door $20, 208468-2385, Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—Prairie Dog Productions presents a play about a student body fighting to keep their school from being replaced by a shopping mall. The fate of Borah High rests on the ability of the students to raise money by producing the

KIDS & TEENS FRIDAY NIGHT POOL PARTIES— The after-hours pool parties are open only to participants age 12-17. Teens can swim, listen to music courtesy of a DJ from 103.3 KISS-FM, win prizes and hang out. 9-10:30 p.m., $2 per person, 208-384-4486. Ivywild Pool, 2250 Leadville, Boise.





BOISE PRIDE FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS The annual Boise Pride Festival hosts events to bring together the community to rally, party and increase acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. A series of events throughout the week culminates in a parade and festival on Saturday, June 20. Check the Web site for more details at MOVIE NIGHT AT THE FLICKS—The movie is titled It’s In The Water. Set in Azalea Springs, Texas, the inhabitants of the small town are sure that something in the water has something to do with the townsfolks’ sexual preference. The movie night is part of Boise Pride week. Socializing starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, $10, at The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,, COLORS OF PRIDE TOGA PARTY—The event is part of Boise Pride week and includes beer pong, prizes and drink specials. Togas come in all shapes, sizes and colors so conquer this unique fashion statement by wrapping up in your own version of a toga and party like it's 1200 BC. The party at the Balcony calls for you to put some flair into your toga. Wednesday, June 17. 9 p.m. to close, $3 cover, The Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second floor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208336-1313. . BOISE QUEER IDOL—One of Boise’s most popular Pride events gives 30 contestants the chance to stand in front of an audience and three local celebrity judges the chance to compete for the coveted title of Boise’s Queer Idol. The event, hosted by the Common Ground Community Chorus, features Rocci Johnson as hostess. At 8 p.m., five semi-finalists will sing their ways into the hearts of the judges and will go on to compete on the Pride Festival stage in Ann Morrison Park, Saturday, June 20. The audience, along with the celebrity judges will pick the final winner. The grand prize is $500 and a cameo appearance at the June 20 Proud! concert. Check out the Web site at www.boisequeeridol. com. Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m. registration, $5 general


admission, $25 VIP seating. $20 to compete. 7 p.m. registration, contest starts at 8 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208345-7557. LES BOIS AWARDS—These awards, formerly the Elm Awards, honor outstanding individuals, groups and organizations throughout Idaho for their service and dedication in making a noticeable difference in the improvement of the quality of life in the LGBT community. Doors open at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres during a social hour starting at 6:30 p.m., and the awards show begins at 7:30 p.m. Minerva Jayne is the emcee, along with entertainment by pianist Randy Coryell and stand-up comedian Matt Bragg. The keynote speaker is Monica Hopkins, executive director of ACLU Idaho. Admission to the awards is free; donations are gladly accepted to benefit The Community Center. Friday, June 19, 6 p.m., FREE, 3638 Osage Street, Garden City, Idaho. LEATHER AND LACE NIGHT— Get ready to celebrate Boise Pride during a parade, festival in the park and concert the next day on June 20 by dressing up in leather or lace or both the night before. Friday, June 19, 9 p.m., $5, Lucky Dog, 2223 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-333-0074. BOISE PRIDE RALLY AND PARADE—Gather on the steps for a Pride rally with Idaho Equality followed by a Pride parade to Ann Morrison Park, the location of the Pride Festival. The parade is sponsored by Boise Pride, Inc., and floats are welcome to carry participants to the festival in style. The public will vote for the best float during the festival. Saturday, June 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,

FREE, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. BOISE PRIDE FESTIVAL—A month’s worth of activities culminate in a big Pride Festival in the park. The stage fills with local drag performers and musicians. The finalists of the Boise Queer Idol contestants sing for the coveted title starting at 2 p.m., and the winner performs a cameo at the Common Ground Proud! concert that night at 7 p.m. with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Vendors sell food and beverages and booths are set up to share all sorts of useful information. Saturday, June 20, Noon-7 p.m., FREE, Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise. LIVE, LOUD, PROUD!—For the third performance of the season, Common Ground, Boise’s community chorus, shares the stage with The Portland Gay Men’s Choir. Both musical groups are known for eclectic song selections that make for an inspiring night of choral music promoting diversity and tolerance. Ten percent of profits are being donated to the Idaho Humane Society. Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., $25 adv., $30 door, www.commongroundboise. org. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise. PRIDE AFTER-PARTY— Lush hosts an after-party that starts when you get there and will run until early morning. Decompress after all the Pride festivities and get an update on the events planned for the 2010 festival. 1:45 a.m., $5, Lush, 760 Main St., Boise. METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH PICNIC—Meet in the Sweetgum area of the park for a barbecue. Sunday, June 21, 1-4 p.m., Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St.


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8 DAYS OUT FRIDAY TEEN NIGHT—Teens ages 12-17 hang out on Friday nights in the teen activity center. They can choose to hit the gym, weight room, or play basketball and volleyball, work in the computer lab, join art classes or just relax with friends. 7-11 p.m., FREE. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, parks.

ODDS & ENDS BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS—Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. Empanadas from Tango’s are served Friday evenings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. NOCHES LATINAS—Every Friday night, a DJ spins the hottest salsa, durangese, merengue, cumbia and bachata with salsa dancing the rest of the night. For all ages. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., FREE. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-0304.


saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS BOISE PRIDE FESTIVAL—See Page 21. Noon-7 p.m., FREE, Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise. BOISE PRIDE RALLY AND PARADE—See Page 21. 10:30-11:30 a.m., FREE, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. BOWN CROSSING SUMMER BLOCK PARTY—Enjoy music by Actual Depiction, food and drink specials and activities for the kids. 6 p.m., FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown St., end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.

CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—The open-air market features rows of vendor booths with locally made products. Check out live entertainment featuring a different act each week. Art for Kids is a program for children ages 3 to 5 and ages 6 to 12 years old. Each workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., classes run for 45 minutes beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, and class size is limited to 12 children. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock, Boise, 208-345-9287. CONTRA DANCE—The monthly third Saturday contra dance features live music by Bandage-a-trois, a band from Idaho Falls. The new dancer orientation starts at 7:30 p.m. and the dance is from 8-11 p.m. Couples, singles and children 10 years and older are welcome. Partners are not necessary. The dances are smoke- and alcohol-free. For more information contact boisecontradance@fastem. com or call Jody at 208-794-9887. 7:30 p.m., $8 for adults and $3 for youth (10-18 years old). Broadway Dance Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-794-6843.

DOG DAYZ IN OLD BOISE—The Idaho Humane Society is teaming up with businesses in Old Boise for Adopt-A-Pet opportunities. Vendors will be on-site selling pet-related products, and the Idaho Humane Society collection barrels are available for pet food donations. Vendors include Wizard of Paws, Tonidraws (pet caricatures), The Doghouse, Ceramica, Renditions Furniture and Accessories, Bandanna Running and Walking, Broadway Vet Hospital and Dr. Linenberger, veternarian. The remaining Dog Dayz occur in July and August. 9 a.m.-noon, www. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—The weekly outdoor market features art, fresh produce, wine, flowers and live music. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—For more information, e-mail 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. NATIONAL GO SKATE DAY—The Boardroom hosts the second annual National Go Skate Day to promote safe and responsible skateboarding. See Picks on Page 18. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, SEVENTH ANNUAL RAT-A-RAMA—RatsPacNW, a Northwest rat club, is hosting a fancy rat show and educational fair. Pick up some rat-related merchandise and be present during the various competitions such as a pea-eating contest, costume contest and best rat in the show. Other categories that the “well-bred, highly socialized and adorable pets” will be judged in include the most Laid back, Squishiest and Biggest and Longest Tail. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3 for adults, $1.50 for children and children ages 3 and younger are admitted FREE, www. Idaho Humane Society, 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise, 208-342-3508. WORLD CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY—The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey is partying like it’s 1984. That’s the year the center was dedicated, and to celebrate, there will be cake, films, games, tours, bird demonstrations and a look at 25 years of raptor conservation and education. The special admission deal is 25 cents for children who bring in an Idaho state quarter featuring the peregrine falcon. Others pay an admission of $2.50. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 25 cents-$2.50. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687, WORLD REFUGEE DAY BOISE—See Picks on Page 18. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, www. Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m., $28-$38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, THE KING AND I—See Friday. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., adults $15; senior/student $14; door $20, 208-468-2385, Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—See Friday. 7:15 p.m., $7$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383,

CONCERTS CONCERTS ON BROADWAY—The outdoor music series takes place at the Meridian City Hall amphitheater. The Kings of Swing kick off the concert series with the music of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. 7 p.m., FREE, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian. LIVE, LOUD, PROUD!—See Page 21. 7:30 p.m., $25 adv., $30 door, Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise.

FOOD & DRINK PRE-TAILGATE BARBECUE PARTY—The tailgate party hosted by 96.9-FM The Eagle is a pre-funk to the Boise State football season. Fans are invited to deck out in blue and orange and party in the parking lot with good music, an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and a raffle for grand prizes for golf packages, tickets to sporting events and overnight stays at Holiday Inn. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $7 per person. Holiday Inn BoiseAirport, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900.

GREEN BIOSOLIDS FARM FIELD TRIP—The public can schedule a reservation with the Boise WaterShed to take an off-site field trip to the Twenty-Mile South Farm where biosolids from the treatment plant are applied as fertilizer to grow crops. 10 a.m., FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-4891284,

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL ECSTATIC KIRTAN—Everyone is welcome to participate in meditative powers of call-andresponse chanting led by Manjari dasi, vocals and harmonium, and Ragalekha devi, vocals, tablas, mrdanga. The interactive spiritual practice of kirtan celebrates the joy of life, service, dance and song. 6 p.m., $10 adv.; $15 door, 208-629-5594. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, www.


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FESTIVALS & EVENTS FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH—Dads are invited to sample award-winning wines along with brunch time mimosas. Throw some brats or burgers on the grill or purchase other picnic food during an afternoon of appreciation for all that he does. The B-3 Side provides live music while everyone enjoys fun activities including fishing in the pond and bocce ball. Noon-4 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463, HAPPY PAPPY’S DAY CELEBRATION—Relax with Dad in the shady picnic area and listen to music by B Duo featuring Sue Giepel or play a round of ball-in-the-barrel golf. The admission comes with a commemorative wine glass for samples. Food choices include Mama Mui’s Thai plate lunches for $6. Noon-5 p.m., $10 per adult; guests younger than 21 FREE. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-9224791, LIQUID LAUGH TRACK—Every Sunday, the funny is found in BoDo during Laugh Track, featuring stand-up comedy from locals and professionals looking for laughs in a live setting. 7 p.m., FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, NATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY—Newt and Harold’s, Prestige and the City of Boise are hosting National Go Skateboarding Day at Rhodes Skate Park. See Picks on Page 18. 3 p.m., FREE. Rhodes Skatepark, 15th and Grove, under the connector, Boise. SAVOR IDAHO—The Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission are showing off their finest products. See Picks Page. 2-6 p.m., $40 per person, 208-455-8354, www. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. SUNDAY MARKET—The main floor of the Linen Building becomes an indoor market where shoppers can find locally produced food and goods, including local arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food and drink, live music and children’s activities. Special Father’s Day festivities include music by Michael Ray Cox, a 1975 black-and-white photo booth and balloon fashions created by Jon Swarthout. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www.thelinenbuilding. com.

ON STAGE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS— See Wednesday. 7 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—See Friday. 2 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208336-7383,

ART ANN WEBER SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATION—Participate in a sculpture demonstration with local artist Ann Weber and gain a deeper understanding of the artwork on display. 1-3 p.m., FREE with museum admission. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330.,

CITIZEN IDAHO CAMPAIGN TO END ISRAELI APARTHEID—The group meets every Sunday at Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, and is continually working to educate and lobby for a just and truthful U.S. policy that works to end apartheid. For more information, e-mail lamalucynasser@ 6 p.m., FREE,

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—Azrael OndiAhman presents an explanation of physical and metaphysical evolution focusing on a new book called The Song of God in connection to the mortal life theory behind human existence. 5 p.m., FREE, 208-407-4590, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise. MEDITATION SERVICE—Join the Center of Peace on Sunday mornings for a spiritual community meditation service at 10 a.m. and a spiritual gathering service with a different guest speaker each week at 10:30 a.m. Youth education is provided. 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., FREE. Center of Peace, 420 S. Orchard St., Boise, 208-343-0864, www.centerofpeace. org.

ODDS & ENDS TANGO MUSIC—Traveling musical group Folias Tango Musica provides live tango music for open dancing. For more information, contact Camille Wood at 208-989-0239 or e-mail 9 p.m., FREE, Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.


monday FESTIVALS & EVENTS THE NATIONAL OLDTIME FIDDLERS’ CONTEST AND FESTIVAL—The festival of fiddles has been going strong since 1953. The 2009 festival runs June 22-27 in Weiser. Fans of the music are treated to world-class musicians, parades, carnivals and concerts. Banjo, vocal and jamming technique workshops are offered to pass the traditions onto the next generation of musicians. Tickets are available through Check the Web site for all the details. www.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES BOISE ROCK SCHOOL CAMPS—The class for ages 6-8 runs June 22-27

from 1:30-4 p.m. and July 20-25 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Children ages 9-12 can sign up for camp July 13-18 from 1:30-4 p.m. $200 per camp, 208-830-2829, boiserockschool. com. Hyde Park Meeting Place, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise.

KIDS & TEENS KIDS’ ART CLASSES—Summer art classes (June-August) are offered every Monday and Wednesday. Kids can sign up for classes to learn fine art skills including watercolors, decoupage, acrylics, mosaic tile, weaving, printmaking and ink drawing. 10-11:30 a.m., $12 (or $10 each on a 4 class punch card). Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, www.puffymondaes. com.

ODDS & ENDS REDUCING YOUR EMISSIONS—Joan Meitl of the Idaho Small Business Development Center will discuss new technologies, materials, process changes and other best practices that can help small- and mediumsized businesses reduce or eliminate harmful emissions that contribute to the creation of ozone. 7 p.m., FREE. Meridian Community Center, 201 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, 208-888-3579, WHITTENBERGER PLANETARIUM— The planetarium celebrates the International Year of Astronomy. Tonight, the shows will focus on deep space objects visible through telescopes in addition to the spring and summer constellations. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call JoAnn Bellon at 208-459-5211. 7:30 p.m., $4 adults; $2 children (5-18). Whittenberger Planetarium at The College of Idaho, Boone Science Hall corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore, Caldwell.


tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—The farmers market includes products such as specialty chocolate and breads, as well as naturally farmed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, eggs and garden starts. 5-8 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.

ON STAGE HIJINX COMEDIANS—The comedy is by Gabe Dunn and Danny Amspacher and the drink specials are courtesy of Jagermeister. 8 p.m., $8. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise. THE SEAGULL—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-3369221,

LITERATURE POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. For more

information, e-mail ScottBerge@ 6:30 p.m., FREE. Brick Oven Bistro, 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3456, www.brickovenbistro. com/.

GREEN EVENINGS AT EDWARDS—The greenhouse stays open late so people can pick up local produce, have some food and wine and enjoy art and live music by a different act every week. 5 p.m., Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-3427548,


wednesday ON STAGE THE SEAGULL—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $21-$29, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-3369221,

LITERATURE DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—The workshop is held twice a month and offers writers of all levels a chance to create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Author and poet Norman Weinstein facilitates the workshops. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, www.thecabinidaho. org. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB— Adult readers meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss the featured selection. For more information and to register, call 208562-4996. 7 p.m., FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996.

TALKS & LECTURES FISHES OF THE BOISE RIVER—Find out what type of fish are floating in the river with you. Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Dillon discusses the native fish of the Boise River, the current condition of the fishery and the efforts of agencies and citizens to improve the fishery. 6:30 p.m., FREE, 208-343-7481, www. Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn, Caldwell.

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS— Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the 9th Street Toastmasters meeting. Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208-388-6484, VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—Monthly meetings (held every fourth Wednesday of the month) include guest speakers and DJs, opportunities to buy, sell and trade vinyl and, of course, a chance to share the group’s favorite albums. Keep it spinning. Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7-10 p.m., FREE, www. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.

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STORY SONGS AND SINGALONGS Deer Tick’s second album channels

chaos at SXSW 2009 by Rolling Stone, and NBC newscaster Brian Williams selected them to appear on his Web-only show, BriTunes. Add to that tour dates opening for indie-folk darling Jenny Lewis, and the bright glint of pending fame seems to refract off Deer Tick’s aviators and light the group’s path. But for those accustomed to War Elephant’s more paired-down, echoey tunes, like “Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin),” Born on Flag Day veers off in a different direction. “Sonically, I just wanted it to sound bigger … I had all the songs written, I just didn’t know which ones I wanted to record,” said Mco, no I’m up now,” John Joseph McCauley yawned, Cauley. “We were in the studio for 20 days. The first week was kind his raspy baritone even more sandpapery than usual. of unproductive, and everybody kind of freaked out.” In a tour van barreling down a highway somewhere But freak-outs aside, the finished product is a testament to the between Maryland and Delaware, Deer Tick’s recently-23-year-old band’s collective musicality—raw country/classic rock standards lead singer let out a series of monosyllabic retorts as he shook off his punctuated by skilled guitar riffs and catchy arrangements. Born sleepy haze. Though this hard-working, hard-partying Providence, on Flag Day sounds like it pulled itself off a dusty dance hall floor, finger-combed its mustache and saddled its faded 501’s back onto the bar stool for another round. The album’s 10 songs ring with the kind of lost love and broken expectations that have kept Willie Nelson’s beer mug full for the last half century. “This album is definitely more story songs than War Elephant,” said McCauley. “Some of the songs I wrote from personal experience, and some of them I wrote just as an exercise to try and put myself in someone else’s shoes.” But even when McCauley wails, “I could drink myself to death tonight / or I could stand and give a toast / Of those who made it out alive / it’s you I miss the most” in the song “Smith Hill,” his whiskey-marinated croak scarcely belies his brief 23 years. “It’s kind of a funny process,” said McCauley. “For every song like ‘Smith Hill’ that I write, I write 25 songs that I think suck.” Another one of the album’s more standout songs, “Friday XIII,” begins with a dark, quicktongued intro reminiscent of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” But when the chorus hits, collaborator Liz Isenberg’s soothing lilt breaks through McCauley’s rasp to harmonize with him, singing, “Come on baby won’t you feel alright / Never has a carload of Deer Ticks sounded more pleasant. It feels like forever since I’ve been warm at night / So let’s get back to / all that was fair and just / R.I., country/folk musician is surely no stranger to lifting his head Oh, won’t you please / love me / again.” Though Born on Flag Day’s mid-afternoon, on this particular occasion, four days into a two story ballads lend the album a more removed quality than the genermonth-long tour, he was fighting off a nasty-sounding cold. ally more personal War Elephant, the album still shakes with all the When McCauley and crew blew through town last October for a boot-stomping energy of the band’s live sets. show at the Visual Arts Collective, the band had just freshly solidi“There’s nothing I hate more than going to a show and watching fied their lineup. Though the project began in late 2004 as a drum a band stand and play and sound exactly like they sound on their and guitar twosome, it has swollen and deflated during the last five record,” noted McCauley. “It’s a live show, it should sound and feel years before finally reaching a four-member equilibrium—McCauley like a live show.” on guitar and vox, Dennis Michael Ryan on drums, half-brother Even if McCauley is still battling a cold when he takes the stage Christopher Dale Ryan on electric and upright bass, and Andrew at Neurolux on Saturday, June 20, Deer Tick’s live set is guaranteed Grant Tobiassen on guitar and backup vocals. McCauley recorded to be an ass-shaking, Coors-drenched spectacle. Before we let McDeer Tick’s first album, War Elephant, sans band in 2007 and it Cauley return to his nap, we asked him one last question—where, was subsequently re-released in 2008 on the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based after extensive touring and after parties, did he consider to be the Partisan Records. Though Deer Tick’s forthcoming June 23 release true City of Sin? McCauley paused for a moment, then chuckled, “It Born on Flag Day is technically their second album, it feels more like could be anywhere. It could be Boise. You never know.” the group’s collaborative debut. Saturday, June 20, 4 p.m., FREE, Record Exchange, 1105 W. “I just wanted, really, to make it kick more ass than the last one,” Idaho St., 208-344-8010. With Radio Moscow and Dawes, 8 p.m., explained McCauley. And for a relatively new band, ass-kicking expectations are high. $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886. For more information, visit Recently, Deer Tick was named the No. 1 act to claw through the

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NOISENEWS HARD DAYZ NIGHT On Friday, Jo-B Ramirez will drop his new CD End of Dayz: ’Til the Lights Go Out on what he expects will be a full house. Like any hiphop artist worth his salt, Ramirez is a great hype man, promising that his album and his release party at Grizzly Rose will change the face of hip-hop—in Boise at least. Ramirez honed his musical talents and promotional skills at the age of 11 while touring with his father—a professional musician playing traditional Mexican music. When Ramirez started listening to hip-hop about four years ago, he quickly got into the


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whole dis-and-take and call-outs that permeate the genre. The first track on End of Dayz, “Warrior,” is a response to naysayers who told Ramirez his first release, The American Dream: Part One, would never go anywhere. It’s a tough song with language that may have earned the album its Parental Advisory sticker, which Ramirez—who produced, recorded and mastered the CD—must have put on himself. With Double O’ Ryderz, Mizfits, Chris Stiles, Shaun B, B Kashz and Smoked Out Records taking turns on the stage, the musicians alone will add to the show’s attendance numbers. “This is probably going to be the biggest show

[Grizzly Rose] has done,” Ramirez suggested. If each act brings in the expected number of fans, his statement may be true. “Some of these guys ... can each bring in probably 50 to 100 heads,” Ramirez said. “We’re looking at like 500 to 1,000 people strolling through [Grizzly Rose] at any given time. The capacity is only 450 so it’s going to be interesting,” he said, laughing. —Amy Atkins Friday, June 19, 9 p.m., $6 adv., $8 door, call 208-650-8281 for more info. Grizzly Rose, 1124 W. Front St., 208-342-3375.



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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 17 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., Equaleyes, Blue Turtle Seduction, FREE, The Grove Plaza AUDRA CONNOLLY—6 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain, 1805 W. State St. BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain, 415 E. Parkcenter CARBON LEAF, TREVOR HALL—8 p.m., $12 adv.; $14 door, Knitting Factory

MORTAL ENEMY CD RELEASE, JUNE 20, KNITTING FACTORY A band’s second album can make or break them. In local band Mortal Enemy’s case, a technicality may help them sidestep the sophomore curse: Balance of Power is both their second release and their debut. When Sean Daley and Todd Stover got together three years ago, they just wanted to hang out and play metal. They put out an album for fun. But once Matt Hopkins, Lance Patterson and John Roach were on board, they had an actual band and wanted to put out an actual album. It would be awhile, though, before that would happen. Daley explained Balance of Power would have been out sooner but losing their rehearsal space and performing nonstop interfered with the band’s focus. “We kept putting the album on hold because we played every show we were offered,â€? Daley said. “We ďŹ nally had to stop. We had to.â€? In October of last year, they decided to bear down and write and record. With inuences from Devil Drive, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth and Testament, they have 11 growly, speeding, guitar-laden metal tracks and plans for an earsplitting CD release show with local friends Black Tooth Grin, Ripchain, Yexotay and Kryterium. The curse may turn out to be a blessing. —Amy Atkins Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., $6. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,

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DESIRAE BRONSON AND BAND—6-8:30 p.m., FREE, BardenayEagle, 155 E. Riverside DREAMCAT—9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet THE ECLECTICS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Gelato Cafe FOMA, JUNTURA, SCARF, TUGBOAT—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective HANS YORK—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow JIMMY BIVENS AND FRIENDS—7-9:30

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ALMOST DANGEROUS—5 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine


AMUMA SAYS NO—7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar

KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN, PHIL GARONZIK—7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub MEDIA, LA KNOTS—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux MOONDANCE—6-8 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 34 E. State St., Eagle NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s REX MILLER—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s VACANT STAIRS, HILLFOLK NOIR, A SEASONAL DISGUISE—8 p.m., $2, Flying M Coffeegarage ZACK TEAR LIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOW—8:30 p.m., FREE, Reef

Please send your live music listings to or fax to 342-4733. Include venue, band names, start times and cover charge. Photos are great, too. For dancing, symphony, opera or orchestral music, please see our 8 DAYS OUT listings. THE DEADLINE FOR LISTINGS IS THE THURSDAY THE WEEK PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. LISTINGS ARE RUN ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.

BLAZE AND KELLY—6-8 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s

friday 19 B-3 SIDE—7 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars BEN AND JOEL BLAST FROM THE PAST REUNION—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s CHRIS STILES—9 p.m., $1, Liquid EQUALEYES—10 p.m., $5, Reef



THE FAV—9 p.m., Terrapin Station

JO-B CD RELEASE PARTY—9 p.m., End of Dayz Jo-B CD Release party with Double O’ Ryderz, MizďŹ ts, Chris Stiles, B Kashz, Shaun B and Smoked Out Records $6 adv.; $8 door, The Grizzly Rose

THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE CONCERT SERIES—6:30-9:30 p.m. Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik; $10 nonmembers; $8 IBG members; $6 children (6-12), Idaho Botanical Garden HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza JAMES COBERLY SMITH—6-8 p.m., FREE, Liquid KEN HARRIS, RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill KRUM BUMS, ROOFIED RESISTANCE, HOTDOG SANDWICH, PULL OUT QUICK—8 p.m., $5, Gusto Bar MARK SEXTON BAND—9 p.m., FREE, Reef

JEFF PALMER BAND—8 p.m., $5, Cowgirls JIM LEWIS—7-9 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine

JOHN CRUZAN—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub JOHN JONES—7 p.m.; with Jon Hyneman, Mike Seifrit, 8:15 p.m. FREE, Chandlers KAWAO, NA DRUA—8 p.m., $17.50 adv.; $22.50 door, Knitting Factory KILLWHITNEYDEAD, THE DEMONSTRATION, WRETCHED, PORTRAIT OF THE ASSASSIN, DESPAIR—7:30 p.m., $10, The Venue LOVE IS CHEMICALS, THE VERY MOST, TUCK NELSON—8 p.m., $5, Flying M Coffeegarage THE MARK SEXTON BAND—9 p.m., Terrapin MICHAEL RAY—6-9 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s MOONDANCE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Big Bird’s Burgers, 2031 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Lucky’s

OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-10 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

THE NAUGHTIES—9 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s

REBECCA SCOTT, DEB SAGER—7-10 p.m., FREE, Gino’s Italian Restaurant

REBECCA SCOTT—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s

REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m., The Gamekeeper Lounge

SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish

RIPSHAW, BUKKIT, OCD—9 p.m., FREE, Monkey Bizness

STEVE EATON—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

SARA EVANS—8 p.m., $35-$55, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort


TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m.; with Chip Ruberry, 8:30 p.m. FREE, Berryhill WAILING O’SHEAS, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., $3, Tom Grainey’s

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JOSHUA TREEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8 p.m., Joshua Tree is recording live, $10, Visual Arts Collective

DEER TICKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;4 p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange

KAWAO LIVE IN CONCERTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;9:30 p.m., $5, Reef

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BARBACOAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;276 Bob White Ct., Boise, 338-5000

COMMON GROUND CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;303 E. Colorado St., McCall, 208634-2846

BERRYHILL AND COMPANYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;MSa: 6:30 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553

CORKSCREWS WINE SHOPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049

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CRUSTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005

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SPIRITUAL ART The Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is expanding the type of art it includes in this year’s festival with an exhibition and silent art auction at The Open Room. The show will feature work by artists from across the state, and proceeds will go to support the film festival as well as its mission of celebrating diversity. The show will hang Aug. 31-Sept. 21 with an opening reception on Sept. 4 during the monthly gallery walk. All Idaho fine artists are invited to submit work, although only one piece per artist will be selected. Two-dimensional work can be no larger than 4 feet square, while sculpture can weigh no more than 50 pounds. Submissions must be sent electronically in a JPEG format with a maximum size of 600-by-800 pixels, and only one image of two-dimensional work is required. For those submitting sculpture, two to three images are requested. Each submission must include the artist’s name, title of the work, dimensions and a starting auction price. All submissions are due by Monday, July 20, and final selection will be completed within one week. The selection panel will include one board member from the film festival, a staff member from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, a member of the Sun Valley Gallery Association and a representative from The Open Room. Selected work must be dropped off between Aug. 14 and Aug. 21, and the silent auction will begin on Aug. 31 and run through Sept. 19. Half of the final sale price will be donated to the film festival, while the remaining half will go to the artist. E-mail submissions to For more information, call Jennifer Jacoby at 208-622-0222.

CLEAN ART Artists are always looking for someplace to display their work, so why not up in lights on the side of a downtown building? Metro Carwash’s downtown location is looking for artists interested in having their work displayed on the building’s massive readerboard facing Front Street. In past months, the electronic sign has shown everything from photography and painting to stained glass as part of its program to promote local art. But now, they’re running a little short on submissions. All kinds of artwork will be considered for display, and organizers are particularly keen to get some kind of flash animation up on the board. Interested artists can e-mail six submissions to martin@alexanderandassociates. com. All submissions must be in BMP format and include two images: one at 500kb and the other measuring 92-by-72 pixels. There is no deadline for submission and selected works will remain up for about a week.

RETURNING ART Retirement doesn’t mean endless days of inactivity. Especially not if you’re an artist. Basement Gallery will be celebrating the depth of talent of some of Boise State’s now-retired art professors with its new mixed media show, “BSU ... Blast From the Past.” Former instructors John Killmaster, James Blakenship, Brink Chipman and Tarmo Watia will all be displaying an assortment of mixedmedia works. They will be joined by fellow former teachers Kellie Cosho—who will be showing a new series of abstract ink paintings—and John Taye, who will share sculptures, paintings and drawings. The show hangs during July and August at the gallery, 928 W. Main St. —Deanna Darr


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SIXTH STREET BEAT Downtown triad district ready

see people’s reactions and to get to interact with them. I think having a studio in a far off place would be so isolating.” Wil Kirkman is also a part of the downtown vibe. He owns and operates Rocket Neon which is housed in the big Ming Studios building and said his inspiration is less about the geography etween Front and Broad street on Sixth, a handful and more about the people who live and work around here. He of businesses create an isosceles triangle of industrial agreed that this area could easily become an acknowledged arts creativity that contributes to downtown Boise’s arts culdistrict; it just can’t be forced. ture. They aren’t typical art galleries and though they welcome “Areas like Hidden Springs and Bown Crossing didn’t happen walk-ins, most of their business comes via word-of-mouth and organically,” Kirkman said. “So they’re too artificial” referrals. On the whole, the products that come out of these Filip Vogelpohl, owner of Boise Art Glass, said he does think companies are special ordered or come out at regular intervals. working downtown is vital to the kind of work he does, and This creative enclave includes Classic Design Studio, Rocket that both his surroundings and the people around him contribNeon and Boise Art Glass in the Ming Studios building; North ute to his work. by Northwest Productions; and Boise Weekly. Encircled by Boise “I had a retail store for three and a half years on Orchard by the freeway. It sucked,” Vogelpohl said. “I did OK, but nothing like I do down here.” It’s beneficial for Vogelpohl to be near like-minded artists and craftsmen and to be in a location where the public has easy access to him. “It’s nice to turn to [Weber] and say, ‘Hey, what do you think?’ and work out a problem together,” he said. “Plus, this is one of the stops for the trolley on First Thursdays. That’s amazing.” Boise Weekly owner and publisher Sally Freeman also believes that working downtown makes a difference in how the public perceives the paper and, in turn, the kind of product the Boise Weekly has become. It had always been important to her to own the building BW occupied for viability and sustainability. Though she looked at places in other areas of town, she kept her eyes out for available property downtown. “It’s critical to be downtown,” Noel Weber Jr. sees the creativity happening on Sixth Street as a sign of things to come. Freeman said. “It’s a matter of credibility and perception ... and as part Art Museum and The Flicks to the north, Ballet Idaho, Boise of the re-branding when we bought Boise Weekly, I felt like a reContemporary Theater, Trey McIntyre Project to the northeast ally strong storefront presence was important.” She also felt that and BoDo’s AIR program to the east, these Sixth Street business- presence would have less of an effect in one of the outlying areas es are an integral part of what is naturally turning into a vibrant of town and believed that places like Classic Design and NXNW downtown arts district. would foster creativity in her business. Classic Design Studio creates signs, awnings and architectural North By Northwest Productions was already on Sixth and details that help define a business. When a restaurant or store Broad streets when Freeman and Boise Weekly moved in. The opens or remodels, Classic Design is often called upon to fashion firm was founded in Spokane in 1990 and opened a Boise branch the shingle the business will hang, a visual that helps brand a in Boise in 1993. Because they don’t have a strong storefront place and that may also entice potential visitors inside. presence, many people don’t know what goes on in the building Fire and police personnel who now work at the new City Hall that used to be a John Deere dealership, but when you see or West are greeted each day by iconic images and faces of their hear an Idaho Lottery or a Peterson Toyota commercial, it was predecessors set in stone, a job awarded to Classic Design by the likely produced at NXNW. city’s Department of Arts and History. They take a creative idea from an ad agency and turn it into Classic Design is a family-run business, one that has been a a viable product, something general manager Shane Jibben depart of Noel Weber Jr.’s life and the Boise landscape for a long scribed as “visualization to picturalization.” time. Weber’s mother and father moved into their small steepJibben said being located downtown definitely influences how roofed, brick building on Sixth Street in the late ’80s. They his employees feel about their jobs and about how, as a team, slowly expanded until they occupied the two adjoining buildthey work. ings, including the large garage that used to house Ming Auto Every Monday, Jibben puts together a list of lunches for the Body. The hodgepodge of architecture outside reflects the myriad week. He walks to Winco to do the shopping, and then preprocesses that go on inside working with materials from glass pares lunch for his employees each day. Often times after lunch, to concrete and using methods from hand-carving to machining several of them walk over to Julia Davis Park for a little exercise molds. The business’s location downtown is not by accident. before heading back to work. One of his employees is learning to “When we moved into the building in ’87 or ’88, we intenplay the cello and brings the instrument to work so that he can tionally looked downtown for the building,” Weber said. They practice during downtime. Jibben said if NXNW was located in wanted to be a part of and help foster downtown’s growth and a different part of town, much of what makes it a comfortable, successes. Being located downtown affords a sense of credibility low-key environment would be lost. in the eyes of other downtowners, and also may appeal to comThough what the businesses on this block do may not be panies outside the grid looking for a business to provide a modtraditional art, whether it’s making a commercial, putting out a ern, urban product. Weber believes that being located downtown newspaper, or manufacturing a store sign, the people who make is a key to their longevity, in part due to their visibility to the these products are a creative, artistic bunch and believe their hundreds of pedestrians and cars that pass by on any given day. environment only serves to better their work. As Boise grows in “I think one of the big advantages of being in a downtown size and scope, arts and cultural districts should begin to form location is people walk by and they’ll stop in and see new and like clusters of wildflowers. In the little triangle of commerce on different things we’re doing,” Weber said. “To be able to give Sixth between Broad and Front, we’re already pointing our faces someone a tour of new projects, it’s nice and kind of inspiring to toward the sun.







squiggle-vision technique—a style re-popularized by Red Bull commercials. Add on top a rotoscoped Hindi dance performance, and you have a rapid-fire recounting of some major acmes in the history of animation artistry. It’s cacophonous, chaotic and extremely compelling. There is never an unworthy moment onral history has a way of fluctuating. Men transform into screen, each shot framing endless eye-candy. monsters, fish become larger than life and a tale retold Although outwardly placid, Sita’s interjectory jazz numbers— may bear little resemblance to its first iteration. But there’s provided by vintage recordings of the great Annette Hanshaw— a tacit understanding that the written word will remain consistent, give beat to the emotional heart of the story, which is otherwise with minor differences in translated or condensed works. The mostly told in the straightforward manner consistent with Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic, is an exception. First apantiquated epics. The inclusion of three contemporary, opinionpearing in the fourth century B.C., the text has survived in several ated and disagreement-prone puppet narrators (Aseem Chhabra, thousand partial or comBhavana Nagulapally, pleted manuscripts, but with Manish Acharya) hilariously vastly different perspectives highlights the source mateand styles. Nina Paley, a rial’s discrepancies, while Brooklyn-based animator, Paley’s own story adds a continues this tradition in contemporary voice to the Sita Sings the Blues, another chorus of wronged women. unique retelling of what The assemblage of the Paley terms “the greatest film also mirrors the piecebreakup story ever told.” meal nature of the RamayaTold with more sympana. Paley first began creatthy toward the title characing episodic snippets of the ter than most versions, the story in 2002, following her film follows prince Rama divorce, which appeared at (voiced by Debargo Sanyal), various animation festivals. who is banished to live in The full-length film, which the forest by his father at runs 82 minutes, debuted at the request of a jealous 2008’s Berlin International queen. Rama’s dutiful wife Film Festival, where it was SITA SINGS THE BLUES (NR) Sita (Reena Shah) exiles herself with him, despite awarded the Crystal Bear: Special Mention in the Directed by Nina Paley Rama’s worried objections for her safety. When Best Feature Film category. Despite its global acStars Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana the demon king Ravena (Sanjiv Jhaveri) kidnaps colades and the remixed nature of the “original,” Nagulapally and Manish Acharya Sita and whisks her away to his island kingdom Sita Sings the Blues has stirred up a fair amount of Ends Thursday at The Flicks of Lanka, she refuses to submit to his lecherous controversy from conservative Hindu sectors, leadadvances, waiting patiently for Rama’s rescue. With ing to a petition to ban the film and initiate legal the assistance of monkey god Hanuman (Aladdin action against Paley and her crew. Coupled with Ullah), Rama slays Ravena and returns with Sita to his father’s copyright problems with the Hanshaw recordings and a consepalace. But his doubts regarding her fidelity cause a permanent rift quential miniscule distribution, it’s a near-miracle that it plays between the two formerly blissful lovers, and even Sita’s submison-screen anywhere. Its appearance here is a happy circumstance sion to trials of purity cannot assuage his misgivings. that should be celebrated and supported. Like the pieced-together manuscripts that give rise to the story, Sita Sings the Blues is a rare jewel, an adult-oriented animaPaley creates an exuberantly colorful collage of animation styles, tion that rarely feels like a gimmick and never appears cheap. mixing traditional Rajput paintings and silhouetted shadow pupA million-buck film made for mere dollars, it survives through pets in the expository scenes with slickly updated Betty Boop-like sponsorships, special screenings and word-of-mouth murmurings. sequences for Sita’s frequent musical outbreaks. Interposed with It would be a tragedy if this bold retelling of the Ramayana were these is the less convictive, but obviously more personal story of to disappear into the deep and fragmented history of its innumerPaley’s own divorce, told with the annoying, but blessedly brief able ancestors.

PLAY IT, SITA Ancient angst inspires acclaimed animation


SCREENLISTINGS -special screenings THE BETRAYAL—Nerakhoon, or The Betrayal, is a personal account by Thavisouk Phrasavath of his escape from the violence in Laos and his struggles to start over in New York City. The documentary was filmed over the span of 23 years and is directed by three-time Sundance Cinematography Award winner Ellen Kuras. The movie was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The screening is a fundraiser for the Boise chapter of the International Rescue Committee. (NR) Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m., $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,,

opening EASY VIRTUE—From the director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert comes this remake of the 1928 Alfred Hitchcock classic based on a Noel Coward play. Jessica Biel stars as Larita Whittaker, an American woman who turns her English husband’s stodgy family upside down. The outspoken Larita races motorcycles, poses nude for Picasso and isn’t ashamed when the family finds her and her husband in flagrante in an outbuilding. Will the family finally accept their charming if


unnerving new member of will they be forever scandalized? Also stars rakish Ben Barnes as John Whittaker, proper Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Whittaker and dashing Colin Firth as Mr. Whittaker. (PG-13) Flicks THE LIMITS OF CONTROL—Director Jim Jarmusch’s drama reunites his thematic relationship with actor Isaach D Bankole (Night on Earth, Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes). Mystery and intrigue lurk in the shadows along with a loner who walks the streets of Spain waiting for the right moment to strike out and gain control in secret revenge plot. The film also stars Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Gael Garcia Bernal and John Hurt. (R) Flicks LITTLE ASHES—The film is set in the blooming art scene of Madrid in 1922 is about a group of young artists set on making a name for themselves. Robert Pattinson (Twilight) plays a teenaged Salvador Dali just starting out at university where he joins social forces with fellow artists poet Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran) and Luis Bunuel (Matthew NcNulty). Salvador and Federico travel to the Dali family home on vacation where their friendship and appreciation for one another grows as fast as their artistic talents. (R) Flicks THE PROPOSAL—Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a heavy handed

book editor whose persuades her male assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to take her hand in marriage so she won’t get deported to Canada. The business arrangement quickly turns into a family affair when the fiances travel to Alaska and the Paxtons (Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson) arrange a quick wedding in conjunction with Grandma Annie’s (Betty White) 90th birthday. (PG-13) Edwards 9 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—Action, loads of metal smashing and grand explosions are part of the second installment of the battle between a resurrected Megatron and his crew of villainous Decepticons. The cast of the first movie, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro star with the addition of Rainn Wilson (Dwight of The Office). (PG-13) Edwards 9 YEAR ONE—In Year One, Jack Black plays Zed, a pre-historic rule breaker banished from his village for eating forbidden fruit. Michael Cera (Juno) is Oh, his trusting, naive sidekick. When they learn that Eema, the object of Oh’s desire, has been forced into slavery, the two huntergatherers find that their destiny may be less about the goal and more about the journey. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9

continuing ANGELS AND DEMONS—Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) miraculously discovers that an ancient, super secret league of evil known as the Illuminati has reared its scandalous head again to disturb the Catholic religion. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE BROTHERS BLOOM—Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Mark Ruffalo play a couple of con man brothers who go after Penelope (Rachel Weisz), an eccentric heiress who claims that her hobby is collecting hobbies. The brothers plan to rob her blind by getting her involved in a complex extortion scheme full of twists, turns and explosions that destroy cars and historic monuments along with one of the brother’s desire to steal. (PG-13) Flicks DRAG ME TO HELL—Spider Man director Sam Raimi’s gory-fied return to his horror film roots has all the overdone blood, screams and cries of horror a fan who loves to be scared out of their theater seat could ever want. (PG-13) Edwards 21 GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST— Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is happy with his pattern of one night stands until he has a run in with his late uncle Wayne (Michael

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SCREENLISTINGS Douglas) who takes him on a whirlwind blast through his past relationships full of women scorned. (PG-13) Edwards 21 THE HANGOVER—Three friends head to Las Vegas before one of them takes the final plunge into matrimony. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are

charged with showing Doug (Justin Bartha) a good time, but after a wild night at Caesar’s Palace, the groom is nowhere to be found. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 IMAGINE THAT—Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) finally puts family first and pencils in some time in his hectic business

schedule to give his young daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi) some attention. She teaches him how to play nice with her imaginary friends and the little girl’s effective way of conducting play time turns out to be the answer to all her daddy’s corporate problems. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!


Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:55, 3:55, 7:05, 10:10; F-Tu: 3:40, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:35, 3:45, 7:05, 10:15


Flicks: W-Th only: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20


Flicks: Th only: 7


Flicks: W-Th: 4:55, 7:10, 9:25; F-Su: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:55, 7:10, 9:25


Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:50


Flicks: F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; M-Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15


Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:55 a.m., 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:55 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:30, 1:10, 3:30, 4:10, 7, 7:40, 10, 10:30; F-Tu: 12:30, 1, 3:55, 7:10, 7:50, 10:20, 12 a.m. Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 11;40 a.m., 12:10, 1:40, 2:10, 2:40, 4:10, 4:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:10, 9:40, 10


Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7; F-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:35, 7, 9:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:50, 3:50, 7:25, 10:35; F-Tu: 12:35, 4:05, 7:55, 10:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:35, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45


Flicks: W only: 7


Northgate: M-Tu only: 10:30 a.m.


Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20; F-Tu: 12:10, 2:40, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:40, 3:40, 7:10, 9:55; F-Tu: 12:50, 4:15, 7:25, 10:40 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 6:55, 7:30, 9:30, 10:10, 10:35


Flicks: F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:30


Flicks: F-Su: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35; M-Tu: 5:05, 7:20, 9:35


Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 2:45, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05


Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20; F-Tu: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:30 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:35, 3:35, 7:50, 10:15; F-Tu: 1:20, 3:45, 7:30, 9:55 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 5:05, 7:25, 10:10 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7


Northgate: F-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:15, 4:20, 7:35, 10:30


Flicks: W-Th only: 5, 9 Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7:10 Edwards 9: W-Th only: 1, 4, 7:45, 10:40 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 1:10, 2:10, 4:05, 4:50, 6:50, 7:55, 9:35 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 9:15


Flicks: W-Th only: 4:30, 7, 9:30


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20; F-Tu: 12:40, 4:25, 7:45, 10:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 12:40, 2:05, 3:10, 4:35, 5:35, 7:05, 8:05, 9:35, 10:40



Edwards 9: Tu: 12:01 a.m.

Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:10; F-Tu: 12:20, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, 9:20 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50; F-Tu: 1:10, 3:35, 7:15, 9:50 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:55, 3:05, 4:25, 5:30, 7, 8, 9:20, 10:30


Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:05, 1:50, 4, 4:35, 6:45, 7:35, 9:25, 10:20

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:05, 2:35, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25 Northgate: F-Tu: 12:20, 2:30, 4:35, 7:20, 9:40 Edwards 9: Th: 12:01 a.m.; F-Tu: 12:55, 4, 7:05, 10 Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m.

Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, For second-run movies: Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072; Towne Square Reel, 208-377-2620; Country Club Reel, 208-377-2620; Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620,


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SCREENLISTINGS LAND OF THE LOST—Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is a has-been paleontologist hell bent on proving his time travel theory. He and his crew, research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and survival skills expert Will (Danny McBride), stumble upon a “time warp” and are whisked off to a land of inhabited by monkey people, lizard people and salivating dinosaurs. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 MY LIFE IN RUINS—Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek-American tour guide who spends her days leading a flock of tourists around the old country. When Georgia isn’t trying to make the tourists listen to tidbits of history, she’s busy planning out her entire life. She can’t seem to find any enjoyment in life until one tourist, Irv (Richard Dreyfuss) persuades her to learn to take a compliment. (PG-13) NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN—Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the night watchman who moves from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian Institute to rescue Jedediah and Octavius

whom had been shipped there on accident. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21, Edwards IMAX SITA SINGS THE BLUES—See Screen, page 29. (NR) Flicks Ends Thursday SUGAR—Directors Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) tell the story of Miguel Santos (played by Algenis Perez Soto), also known as Sugar, a Dominican pitcher with dreams of making it to the big league. (R) Flicks Ends Thursday THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123—The remake of the 1974 film stars Denzel Washington as Walter Garber, a subway train dispatcher caught up in the highjacking of a subway car full of people. Ryder (John Travolta) and his accomplices (Luis Guzman, Victor Gojcaj) demand that Walter deliver $10 million or people will get hurt. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 STAR TREK—J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost and Alias) boldly takes this TV classic in a whole new direction, yet preserves the universal message of acceptance for all species. A hip crew, spectacular special effects and a dash of

romance adds a little action to all the adventure (with Spock/ Leonard Nimoy’s approval). (PG13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21. Edwards IMAX TERMINATOR SALVATION—The fourth movie in the Terminator series features John Connor (Christian Bale) as the leader of mankind’s fight against deadly robots bent on humanity’s destruction. (PG-13) Edwards 21 UP—The 3D movie by DisneyPixar is about 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) who fulfills his dreams of flying by attaching a bunch of hot-air balloons to his home and sets sail for South America. He and his stow away companion, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, go on the adventure of their lives and meet some funny characters along the way. (PG) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE— The story before the story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the fearless, steel-clawed warrior mutant of the X-Men. Delve into his past and find out about his mixed history of violence with a touch of romance. (PG-13) Edwards 21


Sex, vampires and grandma keep True Blood flowing.


IMPATIENCE AND EXCESSIVE BLOODLETTING My household—me, my fiancee and our four furry friends—simply cannot consume enough video vampirism. OK, mostly it’s my fiancee leading the charge, but the pets and I are more than happy to ride shotgun. Informed by multiple sources that we would enjoy the HBO series True Blood, we patiently waited multiple months for the show’s first season to be released on DVD. I timed my Netflix returns perfectly and had discs one and two of the five-disc set to show up on the day of, and the day after their releases. Having already read two and a half of the books on which the series is based, the fiancee found waiting for the rest of the show unacceptable— we needed all discs that night. So we verified they had it in stock and jetted to Hastings to rent the entire season, diving into the show as soon as we got home. Every made-for-HBO program I’ve ever seen has been well done, so my only question going in was, “How much am I going to like it?” Answer: Maybe not as much as you-know-who, but still quite a bit. It’s present day, and vampires are real. Having outed themselves, thriving numbers of once-human bloodsuckers face discrimination from the masses despite their obvious superiority in the food chain. Twenty-something-Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, X-Men), who has never actually met one before, quickly falls for a vampire who recently relocated to her small town. Sookie’s life is further colored by her ability to hear others’ thoughts, the exploits of her doting boss, her promiscuous-but-empty-headed brother and her best friend’s complicated home life. And to top it off, a mysterious killer is offing the town’s young women. My fiancee’s attraction to the books and show is not surprising. She’s doesn’t tell everyone, but she’s a romance novel nut. And Sookie Stackhouse? She’s 100 percent romance heroine—armed with headstrong tendencies and a sensitive heart. My attraction to the show has nothing to do with the overabundance of sex. In fact, certain scenes test the patience of even this open-minded, red-blooded young fellow. No, the show taps into that part of me that watched Beverly Hills 90210 in my youth and Guiding Light one summer back in high school: I like drama and people behaving badly. And perhaps the fiancee’s addiction has rubbed off on me—I like vampires. It took us the better part of a week to get through all 12 of season one’s episodes, but they were an accumulated half-day well spent. And they left us immediately wanting more. Luckily, season two started on Sunday, June 14. My impatient other half talked me into foregoing the long wait for the current season to reach DVD and instead to subscribe to HBO so we can watch them in real time. Of course, our impatience is now going to cost us—our DirecTV bill has ballooned to nearly $100 a month. But it’s cool—we’re both pretty OK with bloodsuckers at this point.



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NOT JUST SCOTS Scottish Highland games draw the curious

starts at 8 feet and is raised 1 foot after each round. Sometimes they even attach the weight to the end of a rod to create a 16- or 22-pound hammer, which is spun around the thrower’s head and tossed for distance. To shake things up, they pack a burlap sack with 16 or 20 pounds worth of material, okes about what a Scotsman wears under his kilt abound, which is then skewered by a pitchfork and heaved over the bar. but it’s really not the time to crack one when said Scotsman Finally, in the showcase event, the caber toss, competitors pick is chucking a 150-pound tree around. up a 16- to 22-foot-long log, weighing between 100 and 180 Nope, that’s the time to step back, get out of the way and hope pounds, and attempt to toss it end over end so it lands straight in no one asks you to try to pick up one of the massive weights the front of them. kilt-wearing athletes toss across the field with a single hand. And while it might seem that all it takes to compete in Scottish athletics is a lot of muscle, those who compete say it’s a lot harder than it looks. “For a [sport that requires] brute force, strength, there’s actually a lot of grace involved,” said Tom Janzen, Idaho state chapter chief. Developing the finer points of that technique is what the weekly Saturday practice session is all about. There, veterans help the newcomers learn the proper techniques of how to throw without ending up in the emergency room. Wearing kilts in tartans that represent their family ties—or the actual Scottish members of the group—or solid-color utility kilts for everyday wear, the athletes offer coaching tips to each other in preparation for a series of upcoming games. Already, the athletes have competed in the West Valley Heavy Events in Caldwell and have plans to participate in the McCall Highland Games on Saturday, June 27, and the Eastern Oregon Celtic Festival on Aug. 22 in Baker City, Ore. And of course, there’s the Treasure Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Sept. 26 in Boise, which Round and round he goes, how far out goes the object of the throw? also serves as the state championship. Organizers are hoping that the increased “Real men wear kilts,” said Tim Smith, a giant grin spreading activity and participation will draw more competitors from neighacross his bearded face as he explained the intricacies of the Scot- boring states. tish heavy athletics during one of his group’s weekly practice sesIn the meantime, though, there are new athletes to train. sions in Meridian—this one during a Renaissance Fair fundraiser. Smith only started participating in Scottish sports four years Smith discussed the nine events included in the Scottish games ago when he saw the competition at the annual Highland Games. regiment as he stepped over a couple of cabers—the aforemenIt all seemed a natural fit, considering that he is not only Scottish, tioned trees—and lifted one of the 42-pound weights competitors but also makes replicas of historic weapons as his pastime. throw over a bar mounted at least 8 feet high. The weight landed Soon, Smith found himself the official equipment keeper, haulwith a dull thud as Smith released it, creating a small divot in the ing around the assorted weights, stones, pitchforks and bars in a wet grass as he moved on to the next event. trailer to each gathering. The display of Scottish culture is a weekly occurrence for Smith Over the years, Smith has seen a lot of people try the Highland and the rest of the Scottish American Athletic Association Idaho games, but it’s not as simple as it would seem even for the athletes Chapter, which has recently ramped up its efforts to recruit new who turn out. Smith said many are surprised by the difficulty of members, as well as increase the number of opportunities for the technique required. athletes to compete around the area. “It requires a lot of physical discipline,” Janzen said, describing Their efforts have garnered a lot of attention, too. But then it’s the hours in the gym during the off-season. hard to ignore a group of beefy men in kilts using a two-pronged It’s a true labor of love for Janzen, who married into the sport. pitchfork to toss a stuffed burlap bag over a pole next to busy German by ancestry, Janzen married a Scot, who brought him into Eagle Road. to the culture and everything that comes with it. Now in his third In the past, the Highland athletes were rarely seen, coming out year of competition, Janzen laughs at his prior attempts to get inonce a year in September for the annual Treasure Valley Highland volved, saying he wasn’t coordinated enough to play the bagpipes, Games held on the fields at Expo Idaho. Four years ago, Smith but friends told him, “he’s dumb enough to flip a log.” said between six and 20 people turned out to compete in the athStill, the historic and cultural ties that come with Highland letic competitions. Last year, there were 51. sports are a major attraction for Janzen, who seems to revel in his In part, it comes down to increased presence in the community adopted culture. “You’re expected to assimilate,” he said with a and word-of-mouth advertising. But even more important is the laugh. “It’s riddled with tradition, and you have to respect that.” charismatic nature of the events. The camaraderie is also a draw, he said, describing the The actual origin of Highland games is a little fuzzy, with vari- close-knit group as a “brotherhood” whose members live by a ous accounts of grand clan gatherings in days of yore, formalized code of honor. into events by British kings who loved the romanticized versions That brotherhood is made up of people from all backgrounds; of Scottish culture. While the roots are unclear, one thing everyone the only requirement is that they love Scottish culture and are willagrees on is the fact that the individual contests are based on ing to work hard. activities from either agriculture or warfare. Thanks to the diversity of events, Smith and Janzen said there’s From the agrarian side, there are two stone-throwing competi- something that every athlete, regardless of size, can excel at, even tions harkening to days of clearing fields of rocks by hand. The the “tiny guys,” meaning the ones who weigh less than 200 pounds. first of the two is the open stone in which athletes can spin to Still, the Highland games are far from a day in the park. throw a 16- to 22-pound stone for distance. The second is the “To get through the day [of competition], you’re going to be Braemar Stone throw, in which competitors stand in one place and tired and pretty sore for about a week,” Janzen said. heave a 22- to 28-pound stone. Check out Treasure Valley Scottish athletes competing on Throwing weights plays a prominent role in Scottish games. Saturday, June 27, at the McCall Highland Games at the Hotel Highland athletes throw 28-, 42- or 56-pound weights for disMcCall. Competition starts at 9 a.m. tance, and a 28- or 42-pound weight for height over a bar that LAURIE PEARMAN



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RECLISTINGS events & classes 2009 IDAHO CITY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE—The 12th annual Boise 2 Idaho City Tour 2009 includes a mountain bike, cross bike or trail running tour from Boise to Idaho City, returning the following day. The routes are 45 miles each day, and shorter, 20-mile route options are available. These start from Clear Creek Lodge and Idaho City. Call for arrangements 208-388-1971. The competitive events are part of the 20th annual Idaho City Excellent Adventure and the Fifth annual Excellent Trail Run on June 21 at 9 a.m., which is a 17.5-mile adventure beginning in Idaho City and climbing 3.5 miles straight up to the Warm Springs Ridge, before dropping more than 1,500 vertical feet to finish near the airport. Saturday, June 20, 7:15 a.m. and Sunday, June 21, 8 a.m. $105 for two-day fully catered and supported tour. $65 for one day. $18 for dinner ticket, $9 for children under 12, www. Idaho City, Idaho, Boise. FIRST ANNUAL BOISE ONEMILE HIPPITY-HOP CLASSIC—The fundraiser for CASA Third Judicial District includes an adult one-mile pro hippityhop race, adult four-stage relay race, and a 50-yard children’s race through the east end of Julia Davis park. All the races are on those fun rubber balls with handles that you bounced on as a kid. Sunday, June 21, 1 p.m. $10-$20, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. GARDEN STROLL FOR THE HEART AND SOUL—Take a relaxing or energizing walk through Idaho Botanical Garden for free every Tuesday and Thursday morning through

September. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9 a.m., FREE. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, IDAHO CONSERVATION LEAGUE 2009 SOUTHWEST IDAHO HIKING SERIES— Explore new places in Idaho’s great outdoors and meet other hikers during the Idaho Conservation League’s hiking series. For more information, and to reserve your place, call 208-345-6939 Ext. 14, or visit the Idaho Conservation League Web site at Hikes include: June 24: Military Reserve, Boise Foothills. Space is limited, and registration is required. IDAHO MASTERS—The event sanctioned by the Disc Golf Association pits disc golfers against each other in the name of fun and the chance to win prizes, trophies and a DGA disc golf basket. Plus, the male Pro Open champion wins the coveted Idaho Masters green rain jacket. June 20-21, 9 a.m., $25-$80, Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise. PACIFIC NORTHWEST ORIENTEERING FESTIVAL—The City of Trees Orienteering Club is sponsoring a weekend of orienteering June 19-21. The events near Idaho City on June 20 from 10 a.m.-noon feature orienteering A-meet medium courses. Events on June 21, from 9-11 a.m., features orienteering A-meet long courses. Fees are $25 in advance, $35 late or $7 for non-competitive courses only. Friday, June 19, 3-4:30 p.m., $15 adv.; $21 day of event, www.pnwof. org. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

REDFISH LAKE TRIATHLON/ DUATHLON—Test your endurance by racing at an elevation over 6,500 feet with beautiful scenery followed by a big party with music, food, awards and prizes. For more information, email Jeff Clegg at Saturday, June 20. $75 individual; $65 ageless athletes (between 55-99 as of June 21) and younger athletes (between 10-17 as of June 21), Redfish Lake, south of Stanley. SEE JANE RUN WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON AND 5K— The course is scenic, and when runners get to the finish-line celebration, they are rewarded with not only the accomplishment of finishing the race, but also with champagne and chocolate. And don’t forget the kids’ race. Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m., price varies, 208338-5263, www.seejanerun. com. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. TOWN TO SUMMIT HILL CLIMB—Hop on any type of bike, including cross bikes, road bikes or mountain bikes, for a bicycle race from downtown Ketchum to Trail Creek Summit. The start is in front of the Elephant’s Perch with a raffle at 1 p.m. at the Town Plaza Park (by Atkinson’s). Register at the Elephant’s Perch any time before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 21. The entry fee includes a one day USA Cycling license ($15 for USAC license holders). The race begins with a rolling mass start until the Sun Valley Club, where it kicks into high gear to the top of Trail Creek Road. The course is 2,100 feet of vertical climbing for more than 12.4 miles. For more information, call 208726-3497. Sunday, June 21, 9 a.m., $25.


SK8R At one time, skateboarding was nearly an underground activity. Skaters were often considered rebels or troublemakers, young punks who didn’t care about the rules and created their own skate parks in empty swimming pools or wherever they could. But over the last few decades, skateboarding has become part of mainstream society. Now, video games tout the accomplishments of the most famous professional skaters, and international skateboarding contests are broadcast on ESPN. Communities across the country have their own custom-built skateparks, where adults, children and teens go to play. Celebrations like Go Skateboarding Day seek to bring even more devotees into the fold by making an organized effort to promote the sport. And while skateboarding has become decidedly mainstream, it has managed to keep a little bit of its attitude. “Skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding,” reads the official Web site for Go Skateboarding Day ( Go Skateboarding Day is a worldwide event, founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies. Every year on the summer solstice—Sunday, June 21, this year—communities around the world host events to gather skateboarders. Some make a full-on festival out of it, while others make it a charitable event, but all pay homage to the roots of the sport, as well as its future. This year, events will be held in Portugal, Africa, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Japan, England, Australia and Canada, as well as in cities across the United States. While you don’t necessarily have to “blow off” all your obligations and cut out of your responsibilities, local events will give Treasure Valley skaters a chance to celebrate—with just a little advanced planning. The Boardroom is hosting a celebration this year at Eagle Skate Park Saturday, June 20, noon to 5 p.m.—one day earlier than the official “holiday.” It’s an all-ages, family friendly event promoting safe and responsible skateboarding, but it also comes attached to one very attractive word: free. Free, as in, a free open skate competition, free skateboarding games, free skateboarding exhibition by the Boardroom’s team, free barbecue and drinks (noon to 3 p.m.), free dunk tank, free music, free graffiti art exhibition, and free health advice from St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. Last year, the event drew more than 300 people, so this year’s schedule was expanded to draw in even more skaters and would-be skaters. Local skate shops Newt and Harold’s and Prestige will host their own event on Sunday, June 21, at downtown Boise’s own skate park, Rhodes Park, beginning at 3 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the City of Boise, will feature live music, free barbecue and a free mini contest. This is an all-ages event as well, and helmets are required for all competitors, regardless of age. Sure, skaters might still have a bit of that good old punk attitude, they just protect their noggins better these days. For more details, see Eight Days Out on Page 18.



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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.





hough I live an old-boot’s throw from all the vibrant action in n serving me dinner last week, Bungalow was unknowingly Hyde Park, I’m not often lured in by Bungalow’s siren song. tasked with pleasing one of its harshest, most vocal critics. I One of the reasons I gave Bungalow the shaft was because the quit patronizing the Hyde Park restaurant nearly two years ago menu had become wincingly static. While the butternut squash ravioli after I’d had a few too many piss-poor servers and as many equally with sage infused brown butter ($8) and the lightly breaded calamari appalling meals. When Bungalow opened in 2007, the ownership with red pepper aioli ($9) were charming to pick at over a lingering billed it as a neighborhood pub, a place where a busy family could late-fall happy hour, the novelty had worn off come early spring. And get a decent meal. In my opinion, that vision was never realized. even though the stuffed portobello mushroom sandwich ($9) will Unfortunately, when new owners took over Bungalow in 2008, always be a winner, every they inherited one item time I tried to order the that would not have been lighter-sounding seared ahi found in the business lettuce wraps ($13), the financials: a severely joint was out of ahi. damaged reputation and Wedged in a corthe derision of many ner patio table, I was neighborhood foodies like overcome with glee on myself. a recent warm weekday I’ve been walking right evening when I glanced on by Bungalow almost down to see Bungalow’s daily for the last two newly spruced-up menu. years, but I’ve recently Though the appetizer decided that I’m ready to list is still crowded with bury the hatchet. Unlike old-school popular kids, its previous proprietor, the they’ve also enrolled new owners, mother and some sexy freshmen—like son team Carol and Jason the puff pastry-wrapped Broadwater, seemed to baked brie ($10) and the have embraced what Bunspiced pecan and lavender galow is, rather than force vinaigrette-topped spinach what it’s not. With its salad ($8). After confirmyear-round patio (flowers BUNGALOW ing the kitchen was indeed stocked with ahi, my in the summer, fires in the winter) and its faux an1520 N. 13th St., 208-331-9855, dining companions and I embarked on a voyage tique look inside, Bungalow is a casual, higher-end to taste the elusive lettuce wraps. Soon, four fleshy food and martini option in the crux of the 13th Open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-close; tuna rectangles sparkling with a sweet red pepper Street gauntlet. Wine, dine, be seen. Repeat. Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-close glaze floated out atop floppy, butter leaf lily pads. The menu itself is like a final lacquer on the Though the pliable lettuce seemed a less apt vessel whole scene, buffing it out like a highly polished than the more traditional iceberg to hold an arsenal of sharp carrots image. Any sort of cohesion has been completely ditched for a spears and red pepper wedges, it took on the task admirably, even proper romp through Mediterranean, Italian and Asian influencwhen doused in a pool of sweet, garlicky soy. es—and that’s just the starter menu at dinner. Entrees appease Clinking our glasses, we washed down the lingering taste of palates of every persuasion on the meat-eating spectrum, with almost raw tuna (“underdone,” according to one member of my vegetarian lasagna at one end, dry-rubbed barbecued chicken on dining crew, but “just right” by my standards). My Up North the other and a flat iron steak and prawn surf and turf straddling martini ($6.50, happy hour)—a frosty cloud of lime juice, 44 North the uncertain middle. The effect is an imitation of what it may be huckleberry vodka, vanilla vodka and mint—complemented the app like to dine a full week in some of the North End’s most prized nicely with a touch of sweet and all the boozy tartness of a gimlet. renovations, complete with six burner Vikings and a homemaker After some furrowed-eyebrow deliberation, we unwittingly decided just itching to impress guests with an array of culinary skills. to make it a seafood fest—one of us ordered the salmon ($18), one My re-acquaintance with Bungalow began with a dish of lightly ordered the trout ($17), and I ordered the crab-stuffed halibut ($25). fried calamari ($9) garnished by green onions and tomatoes. After In the past I’d been impressed by how aptly Bungalow’s salmon was a quick toss in a vinaigrette, the dime-sized rings and quarter-sized cooked, but the new version blew the old one away. A golf ball-sized tentacles all but shed their batter, creating a soggy, oil-bathed mess scoop of tarragon-walnut pesto bled oily rivulets down the sides of in which the calamari was buried. We were not off to a good start. the crunchy, vibrant pink salmon, pooling at the base of a mound of The entrees, fortunately, fared somewhat better. Crab-stuffed lumpy lemon-zested mashed potatoes. It was a sight to behold. halibut ($25) was served impressively piping hot; the halibut firm My crab-stuffed halibut was less enchanting, considering the high and cooked until done but not a minute more. Its crab stuffing was price tag. A relatively small slab of fish concealed what looked like less impressive, reminiscent of a dry canned tuna concoction better crab cake batter on a Lincoln Log-ish, criss-crossed stack of polenta suited for crackers. Thick polenta fries and asparagus proved sturdy fries. Though everything was expertly cooked—tender flaky halibut complements, though my dining companion and I both could have and firm, not-too-mealy grilled polenta—the sauce mucked it all up. done with a smaller pool of the distracting lemon beurre blanc. The duckling yellow “lemon beurre blanc” seemed like all beurre. The braised lamb shank ($23), ordered on the no-nonsense The sauce was a river of fatty, tasteless butter that swept up the inher- advice of our server—a spunky individual who not only steered ently awesome flavors of the meal in its swift current. Though the us clear of the spaghetti and meatballs but also was also refreshsmear of inky balsamic reduction cowering on the side of the plate ingly attentive—typified a superlative carnivorous experience. With was probably intended for the dish’s asparagus, I nudged bites of fish gentle prodding from a single tine, supple meat fell from the bone, into the sticky vinegar to cut the heaviness of the butter. resigned to the task of shifting my opinion of Bungalow in a slightly The standout entree, by far, was the Hagerman Ruby Red Trout more positive direction. As for the rest, nothing stood out as re($17). Two massive fillets of hazelnut-dusted trout high-fived over a markable. A creamy, nutty wild mushroom risotto was fine enough, heap of the aforementioned lemon-zested mashed potatoes. With only though far too large a pile to get all the way through. Dessert was a subtle drizzle of saffron aioli, the lemon in the potatoes was much an overcooked affair: a handful of paper-thin green apples baked to more pronounced and the trout’s rich sweetness shone through. Our the plate, beneath a blanket of pastry, all doused in caramel ($7). server—polite and attentive, though not overly chatty—confirmed The question remains: Can Bungalow and I once again be that the trout was one of Bungalow’s highest sellers. friends? I may need a second date to make final determination. As I sat on my porch wrapping up this review, with laughter and However, thanks to a decent hunk of lamb and an appropriately strumming guitar notes stumbling arm-in-arm down 13th Street, I sassy server, I’ll at least be civil the next time I pass by Bungalow on thought I could feel Bungalow’s sultry croon drawing me nearer. my way down 13th Street. —Tara Morgan plots a course toward Hyde Park.


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DININGGUIDE Diner ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “& Eggs” on one menu. Come early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 507 W. Main St., 208-3381198. $ P SU OM . BLUE JEANS CAFE—Breakfast (starting at 6 a.m. for you early birds) and lunch with some of the biggest biscuits and gravy in the state. Freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches. 9140 W. Emerald St., # 300, 208-658-5053. $ . THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE—With moose-inspired decor, an eatery where diners can get tasty bistro fare like soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. Think about dining in their new sunroom or outside. 79 Aikens Rd., 208-939-3079. $ P OM. GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason. Generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and more. Good gravy. Can’t make it for breakfast? They’ve got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. $-$$ SU . MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—Get pancakes, biscuits and gravy and eggs for breakfast, or just go straight to dessert and enjoy one of Moon’s famous milkshakes. Founded in 1955, Moon’s has the best breakfast and milkshakes in town, plus an online ordering option for fast delivery, check it out at Moon’s offers a fine selection of beer and wine which makes the latest addition to the milkshake flavors possible—a milkshake made with Guinness Stout. 712 W. Idaho St., 208-385-0472. $ SU OM .

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Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations and advertisers. Listings rotate based on available space. Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to or fax to 342-4733. THE GRIDDLE—Two whopping menus to satisfy all your from-scratch breakfast and lunch cravings. Get crepes, hotcakes, quiche, good ole bacon and eggs for breakfast, or if lunch is what you require, order up a house specialty sandwich or stick with something more traditional like a Philly cheesesteak or hot roast beef sandwich. 2310 E. Overland Road, 208-288-1848. $-$$ SU . THE TROLLEY HOUSE—The only remnant of Boise’s streetcar system and a favorite neighborhood diner. No-frills atmosphere, efficient service and a giant menu with everything from eggs Benedict to burgers to a lo-cal section. BYOB. 1821 Warm Springs Ave., 208-3459255. $-$$ SU .

European CAFE RUSSIAN BEAR—Owner Oleg Mironov and his wife make every single thing on the menu from scratch. Borscht, Russian crepes, beef stroganoff, potato pancakes— it’s all homemade. If you are as hungry as a bear, the cafe serves up borscht in up to 18 ounce servings. No preserva-

tives or pre-made ingredients, ever. Try their unique selection of Russian beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, 208-9391911. $-$$ . CAFE VICINO—Chefs Richard Langston and Steve Rhodes serve up fresh and innovative foods, offering a casual lunch menu with choices like daily quiche, salads and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Dinner choices lean toward finer dining, offering carpaccio, a variety of pastas and entrees that run the gamut from braised lamb shanks to a New York steak to cioppino. 808 W. Fort St., 208-472-1463. $-$$$ P OM. LA VIE EN ROSE—A Europeanstyle bakery where the digs are as beautiful as the grinds. Enjoy fresh baked croissants, brioches, tarts, eclairs and more from chef Patrick Brewer. Check out their breakfast menu, featuring everything from omelets and frittatas to biscuits and gravy and pancakes. Lunch features a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads, and Illy coffee is available all day, every day. 928 W. Main St., 208-331-4045. $-$$$ SU OM .


FOOD WITHOUT THE RESTAURANT Food News would never recommend that you don’t patronize restaurants, but if you’re looking for an out-of-restaurant dining experience over the next week, there’s plenty to do. A few highlights: UÊœÀÊ̅œÃiʜvÊޜÕʘœÌʈ˜`œVÌÀˆ˜>Ìi`ʈ˜ÌœÊ̅iʓÞÃÌiÀˆœÕÃÊܜÀ`ʜvÊ ÕÌV…Ê"Ûi˜ÊVœœŽˆ˜}]ÊV…iVŽÊ out REI’s tutorial this Wednesday night. Instructor Rich Harvey will go over the basics as well as a few recipes. And yes, you’ll get to try a few samples of the results. Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m., REI, 8300 W. Emerald St., 208-322-1141. UÊvÊޜսÀiÊ>˜Ê>ÀÌÃÊÃÕ««œÀÌiÀÊ>˜`Ê>Êvœœ`ˆi]Ê >iÌÊ`>…œÊ…œÃÌÃʈÌÃÊÃiVœ˜`Ê>˜˜Õ>ÊœLÃÌiÀÊ-Õ«per Garden Party this weekend, featuring live Maine lobster. Well, it’s live when it arrives in Idaho, but no worries, it’ll be boiled hot before it gets to your plate. Enjoy chamber music and the company of the company and its leaders while you dine. Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. For information and reservations, call Ballet Idaho at 208-343-0556. Uʜ̅iÀ½ÃÊ >ÞʈÃÊvœÀÊLÀ՘V…ˆ˜}Ê>˜`]Ê>««>Ài˜ÌÞ]Ê>̅iÀ½ÃÊ >ÞʈÃÊvœÀÊ܈˜ˆ˜}°Ê œÌˆViÊ̅>̽ÃʘœÌÊ whining, kids. Woodriver Cellars in Eagle is hosting a Father’s Day party with a barbecue, bocce ball, fishing, wine tasting and live music with The B3 Side. Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Visit for information. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 North Hwy. 16, 208-286-WINE. After the party is over in Eagle, continue the fun at Savor Idaho’s inaugural event at Idaho Botanical Garden, featuring 27 Idaho wineries and food from a variety of restaurants and vendors. Sunday, June 21, 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $40. See Page 18 for more information or visit Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649. Indian Creek Winery is celebrating what they like to call “Happy Pappy’s Day,” which includes Thai food lunch, live music and a bit of wine drinking, too. Sunday, June 21, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit for more information. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. Mcdermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791. And continuing the Sunday music tradition at Ste. Chapelle Winery in true Father’s Day fashion is the father/son team of Steve and Marcus Eaton, who don’t often play together. The eats are catered this week by Smoky Davis. Sunday, June 21, 1-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit for more information. Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell, 208-453-7843.

DELI DAYS ARE A COMING Looking forward a week is an annual food event many of us at BW anticipate every year. Deli Days is Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26. Get kosher sands, knish, Israeli salad, bagels and all kinds of dessert. Delivery is available for you workhorses who can’t leave the office. For information, visit June 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and June 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Ahavath Beth Israel Synagogue, 11 N. Latah, 208-343-6601.




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DININGGUIDE LE CAFE DE PARISâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The display case offers a glimpse of the height of French pastry baking. The food is among Boiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary eliteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;lush, buttery cooking. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889. $-$$$ P SU OM . PIAZZA DI VINOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;As an art gallery and wine bar, Piazza di Vino offers an extensive collection of wines from around the world and art from around town. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all they offer: savory soups, chocolates, cheeses, salads, fondue and pizza (try the Italian hard salami and provolone) will bring you back again and again. 212 N. Ninth St., 208-3369577. $-$$ P. TANNINS WINE BARâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Choose wines by the glass or buy the whole bottle. Tannins also features specialty beers and a food menu featuring cheese, fresh baked baguettes and and handmade trufďŹ&#x201A;es. The wine list includes a wide range of selections from Idaho, the United State and the world. Each week, six house wines are featured by the glass along with live music and tastings from area distributors. 347 E. Ave. A, Kuna, 208-922-1766. $-$$$ OM.

BBQ ROADHOUSE BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A carnivoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Valhalla. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about a hunk of expertly â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cued meat served up with glorious barbecue sauces and delectable side dishes that reminds us of primitive days chasing furtive prey across the ancient savannah. 1059 E. Iron Eagle Dr., 208-939-8108. $$-$$$ P OM .

BLUE SKY BAGELSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hot asiago bagels, soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwichesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the real steal is the veggie sandwich stacked high with all the roughage you want (including avocado). 407 W. Main St., 208-388-4242. 3161 E. Fairview Ave. #150, 208-855-9113. $ P SU OM . BOISE CO-OPâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;You just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave the Co-op without at least one deli delight in your bag. Each day brings a new selection of delicious foods made with the freshest ingredients. 888 W. Fort St., 208-472-4500. $-$$ P SU OM. THE BRIDGE CAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Continental breakfast and coffee, build-your-own wraps and sandwiches, hot lunch and a rack of snacks for the in-between times. 123 N. Sixth St., 208-345-5526. $ . COBBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Serving up soup, salad, brew and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. 1030 Broadway Ave., 208-345-0990. 6899 W. Overland Road, 208-323-0606. 4348 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-322-7401. $ P SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-3457150. $-$$ OM.

DELI GEORGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview, look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fairview Ave., 208-3232582. $ OM. HUGOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DELIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Unique sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese, fried chicken, deli salads and some of the biggest and best fries in town. 2789 Broadway Ave., 208-385-9943. 10599 W. Overland Road, 208377-9530. 5616 W. State St., 208-853-2323. $ . JENNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUNCH LINEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Located downtown, Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu, which changes every day, always features fresh soups, salads and sandwiches made daily. Vegetarian and healthy options are the mainstay with a single yummy dessert treat for the times when your sweet tooth needs a little loving, too. 106 N. Sixth St., 208-433-0092. $-$$ P OM.

Coffeehouses/ Bakeries ALIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COFFEEHOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A bagel shop thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just bagels. Get pastries, smoothies and lattes, or get beyond breaky with a portobella sandwich, a ham and brie bagel, or any of Aliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh soups and salads. 908 W. Main St., 208-3381299. $ SU OM These restaurants are only a few of Boiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eateries. For a comprehensive list of restaurants in Boise and the surrounding areas, visit and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food.â&#x20AC;?










If you hear the words Belgian brew and think of delicious but heavy ales ďŹ lled with rich and spicy notes, prepare yourself for a paradigm shift. The Flemish people have embraced more styles of beer than any other country, and that includes a variety of bottles that are just the thing for early summer drinking. Here are three new arrivals that will help you understand just how wonderfully complex the world of Belgian ales can be. HALVE MAAN BRUGSE ZOT This fairly new brewâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ďŹ rst released in 2005â&#x20AC;&#x201D;comes from a rather old brewery (they opened their â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? facility in 1856). The name for this golden ale comes from the moniker Flemish neighbors have given the citizens of Brugesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bruges fools. This eminently quaffable ale throws a rich, frothy head. The ďŹ&#x201A;avors are lightly sour with a nice dried fruit quality (apricot and apple). This beer ďŹ nishes on the dry side but with a soft malt sweetness and touches of orange and spice. It comes in a 20-ounce bomber, but at a reasonable 6 percent alcohol, you can probably ďŹ nish it on your own. VAN EECKE POPERINGS HOMMEL ALE This is the original hopped-up Belgian ale, which makes sense. It has been brewed for hundreds of years in Poperinge, the preeminent Belgian hop-growing district. Hommel translates as hops in the local dialect, and this brew is ďŹ lled with zesty, just bitter ďŹ&#x201A;avors, tinged by citrus and orange zest. It pours a hazy amber with ďŹ&#x201A;oral aromas of rose petal and honeysuckle. On the palate, it is exceptionally well-balanced, with spice notes coming through on the dry, grain-laced ďŹ nish. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a marvelously refreshing ale. VAN STEENBERGE MONKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CAFE FLEMISH SOUR ALE It youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking sour as in tart, like kraut or lemon juice, think again. This unique brew pours a copper-tinged chestnut brown with a decadently frothy head that lingers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a traditional blend of young and old beers bottled for Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monk Cafe, and the aromas do sport a sour dough-like quality, but the ďŹ rst impression on the palate is of sweet caramel malt. Then the sour starts to kick in, further sips offering elements of tart cherry and apple along with soft oak and vanilla. Surprisingly refreshing for such a brawny brew, this one will grow on you in an insidiously lovely way.


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4829 EAGLE LANDING hat was once a COURT, EAGLE humble farming community has $348,900 become a hotbed of upscale 4 BED/3.5 BATH subdivisions with tennis 3,837 SQUARE FEET courts, swimming pools and BUILT IN 2008 designer golf courses. Just two .42 ACRE decades ago, Eagle was home WOODHOUSE GROUP to an egg farm, numerous corn ANDREW KNOWLES, fields and a couple of feed 208-794-7480 lots. Today, subdivisions like WOODHOUSEGROUP.NET the Legacy community have MLS #98401535 turned sprawling pastures into expansive subdivisions of executive homes on large lots. Although Legacy is still under construction, residents can utilize completed features like a three-hole practice golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a community pool, tennis courts, soccer fields and walking paths that wind along a burbling, landscaped creek. Located on Floating Feather, just west of Linder Road, the community’s entryway is marked by an impressive, two-story clock tower-like structure. You’ll drive past a cluster of model homes to reach this week’s property, which is tucked in a corner cul-de-sac. The home’s wide concrete driveway leads directly to the front entrance and a three-car garage. A milk-chocolate hue coats the dwelling’s two-story exterior. The front door is made of solid, varnished hickory, but all other exterior doors are painted navy blue. A pair of oversized, navy blue pots overflowing with yellow flowers would help to highlight the entrance and echo the indigo hue of the other doors. The comfortably contemporary interior combines open entertaining spaces with spacious private quarters. On the main floor, you’ll find a formal living room, a family room with a simple fireplace, an informal dining area, the kitchen and an office without doors. The master suite, a junior suite, a small bonus room and two bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom are located upstairs. As you enter the home, the formal living room is immediately to the left. Windows in the room provide views of a private, east-facing courtyard situated between the living room and family room. The courtyard—one of three patios—would be a good place for a pair of cushy chaise lounges and a side table. The family room, breakfast area and kitchen are open to each other in a great-room configuration. It is here that a number of bowed details are repeated to provide a subtle, interesting theme. The family room’s fireplace mantle and hearth have gently bowed fronts, as does the kitchen work island’s massive slab granite countertop. The bottom step of the staircase is bowed, as is one wall in the breakfast area that is inset with three windows. Fern green kitchen cabinets create a refreshingly different backdrop in the home’s heart. A decorative backsplash of varying shades of green glass tile highlights the stainless steel gas range. Just off the kitchen is an open office that has two built-in work stations, file drawers and storage cabinets. Upstairs, the master bedroom is large enough to accommodate a king-size four-post bed. There is even enough space to create a sitting area with a pair of plush side chairs placed next to the room’s picture windows that overlook the large back lawn and partially finished neighborhood. Portions of Eagle’s longstanding patchwork of horse pastures and corn fields still remain near the swimming pool, tennis courts and manicured fairways of the Legacy community. Open acreage and distant Foothills are visible from the two upper bedrooms placed at the front of the home, which is located four miles west of the city’s downtown area.

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A6LC76G7:G Trim, cut and blow dry special $50/ mo. Once a week cuts on avg. size lawns. Great quality. Dependable. Additional services and references avail. Size of lawn to be approved. Ada and Canyon county. Call 5709691. Ask for George. Hurry before my wife says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too cheap!


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NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES CDI>8:D;=:6G>C<D;C6B:8=6C<: 86H:CD/8KC8%.&%*,( A Petition to change the name of Sanjana Ruth Balakrishnan Conroy, born 08/31/1998 in South Bend, Indiana residing at 5915 N. Lilybrook Pl, Boise has been ďŹ led in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Sanjana Ruth Conroy Tripathi, because this will make her last name the same as that of her siblings and will make Sanjanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life less stressful. The childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father is living. The childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock pm on July 23, 2009, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be ďŹ led by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name changes. Date: June 08, 2009. By CBarclay, Deputy Clerk. June 17, 24, July 1 & 8.

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ADOPTAPET 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise, Idaho 83705




Tia is a large female German shepherd/ border collie mix (106 lbs.) who is a sweet and gentle soul and likes to be inside with her family. She is good with other animals and children. Tia is housetrained and likes riding in the car. She can be an escape artist, so a secure fence is needed. She knows a few commands and is willing to learn more. Tia is 6 years old. (Kennel 415 - #7610079)

PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293.

MUSIC This adorable, gray and white male kitten is 3.5 months old and is very loving and playful. He enjoys being held and petted, and he is also litterbox-trained. This little guy is one of many, many kittens now available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society. June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat month, and the adoption fee on all kittens and adult cats has been reduced. (Kennel 58 - #7810321) This mix breed, 6-year-old female dog appears to be part Austalian kelpie/German shepherd. She weighs 59 lbs. and appears to be house-trained. She is a loving dog that likes to sit beside you to be petted and handled. She is happy and friendly and greets everyone with a wag. Training and companionship will make this nice girl a loyal canine companion to some lucky owner. (Kennel 414 #7740894) Lucy is a 4-year-old female purebred Labrador retriever who is house- and cratetrained and was described by previous owners as a great family pet. She is playful, affectionate and energetic. She gets along well with other dogs, but has not been exposed to cats. Lucy has lots of potential to be a great canine companion for an owner who will allow her to be part of the family. (Kennel 402 - #7739789)

BW MUSICAL INSTRUCTION E>6CD$KD>8:>CHIGJ8I>DC Looking for music lessons for your son or daughter? Experienced pianist/vocalist offering affordable lessons perfect for ages 2-18. Let me help you blossom your skill and use your talent to become a performer! 389-8329.

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Piglet is a blue-eyed beauty who ďŹ nds herself looking for a new home at approximately 10 years of age. She is a gorgeous girl who is very sweet and loving and is still quite playful, even at her age. She is said to get along well with other cats and dogs. Pigletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoption will include a free dental cleaning. She is a lynx-point Siamese mix. (Kennel 75 #7819079)

These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, ID 83709

208-343-7177 Dear Future Human Dad, I can be a little shy at ďŹ rst. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid to trust just anyone. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be abandoned again. I know the right dad is out there, though, who will help me learn to trust and love again. I hope to meet him soon. Optimistically, Taboo

AD86A76C9C::9H<J>I6G>HI Local folk-rock band needs a Rhythm guitarist and harmony for originals and some covers. Call 866-3894 or 954-6211 and leave a message. A#6#76C9C::9HH=DLH The L.A. based band The Veil Between is going on tour in July up the west coast thru California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada. We need to ďŹ ll in some various dates and spots along our tour. We just want to come, rock out, party and have a good time and meet new people!!! DE:CB>8DCIJ:H96NH New Open Mic at Bad Irish. Play on the big stage with a great sound system. Prizes and bar tabs will be given out to crowd favorites. Come play, listen and enjoy. Sign up at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm. E=JC@N76HHEA6N:GL6CI:9 Existing Original Band looking for A+ Bass Player. We have over 30 original songs and a plethora of covers. The band consists of former members of several local bands i.e. Jupiter Holiday, Outtaplace, and Farmdog. Our original Bassist had to take a break and we will miss him. Singing is always a plus. Groove, Funk, and slap is always a plus. We have practice space, equipment, and focus. Leave a message 208639-0831. Peace! GD8@6C9GDAAH>C<:G Male vocal artist. Love to sing anything. Have kickass range and power. Ben Stirewalt 208-8606986! KD86A>HIL6CI:9 For all original band. Only serious vocalists, M/F. We are established local musicians (members of Frantik, Midline, Final Underground) in search of vocalist in vein of Corey Taylor, Mike Patton, Phil Anselmo, Julie Christmas, etc. Please call or text: 208- 3719892 or 208-863-4557.

COMMUNITY SECTION BW ANNOUNCEMENTS BW MUSICIANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EXCHANGE A:IÂźH?6B I am a young female singer/songwriter/pianist who needs an added ďŹ&#x201A;air in my music! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very open to play anything good so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make some music! guitar/ drummer/bass/etc. Please call 389-8329.

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These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. VISIT | E-MAIL | CALL | (208) 344-2055

Have a happening Yard Sale with signs from the Boise Weekly. Heavy Duty Yard Sale signs $.50 each. Stop by or call 344-2055 for details.

;6B>ANE=DID6A7JB You left it at the Flying J on Overland/Cole area on April 10. I am the clerk and rescued it this week before it went in the trash. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cute album and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hate to see someone not get it back. Many pictures are of a couple with four little boys. You mentioned you were from Garden Valley. Email to identify

BW LOST BW VOLUNTEERS B6@:69>;;:G:C8: At Hearts for Hospice we believe it is all about living! We are actively seeking caring and compassionate volunteers that would be able to help us in a variety of ways. From helping out in the ofďŹ ce, making crafts, or by visiting our patients. Contact Sara Sherman, Volunteer Coordinator 208-389-2276.


B>HH>C<B>CE>C PLEASE HELP!!! My Min Pin ROXY is missing. We were outside going potty and she ran off at approx. 5:45pm on May 20. She is 7.5 lbs, mostly black with some rust on her chest legs and eyebrows, has big uncropped ears and no fur on the tip of her cropped tail. ROXY also has a few white hairs on her ribs and is missing one of her top front teeth. She is very friendly and will come if called by name. If you see her please call JASON at 937-9747475. Thank you very much!



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BW FOUND Found: Two pairs of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dancing shoes. Black, found near BSU on Beacon. Call 344-0474.

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BW I SAW YOU ?JC:&& From the Valley to the Sun, we will travel together as one. I have never forgotten our love though we have parted, my dearest. The change comes soon, but beware the moon, for she hides another face. ?JC:* Sitting in the valley as I watch the sun go down, I can see you there. Thinking of a reason, well, it’s really not very hard, to love you even though you nearly lost my heart. When will we know when the change is gonna come? I’ve got a good feeling and it’s coming from the sun. Mary G. is looking for Ruban & Rebecca who she met in Marsing. Call 461-2262.

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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you secretly afraid of feeling secure? Do you equate stability with being bored and lazy? Do you suspect that your restless pioneer spirit makes you unfit for the slow, meticulous work of building sturdy foundations? If so, there’s hope for you to change—especially if you make a big effor t in the coming weeks. The moment is ripe for you to learn more about the ar ts of energizing comfor t and stimulating calm and exciting peace. To jumpstar t the process, go get a massage. As you’re being stroked by nur turing hands, brainstorm about the additions and adjustments you’d like to make in your five-year master plan. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your education is about to take a curious and interesting turn. During the coming weeks, I expect that you’ll upgrade your street smar ts and explore a whole new meaning for the term “hands-on experience.” You’ll find out about an area of ignorance that was so deep and dark, you didn’t even know about it, and you’ll take aggressive steps to get it the teaching it needs. Congratulations in advance for being brave enough to open your mind so wide, Taurus. I’m glad you’ll be hunting for a fresh set of questions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The books of psychologist Carl Jung provide crucial insights into the nature of the unconscious mind. To the degree that I have any skill in deciphering the par t of human intelligence that works in mysterious, secretive ways, I owe a great debt to him. I want to tell you an anecdote about him that may be useful. Once, as an adult, Jung took a break from work to go strolling on a beach. While meandering, he was overcome with a spontaneous impulse to build things as he did when he was a kid. He gathered some stones and sticks and used them to construct a miniature scene, including a church. As he finished, he was visited by a flood of novel intuitions about his life. He concluded that his childlike play had called for th these revelations from his unconscious mind. I suggest you tr y a similar tack, Gemini: To access impor tant information that your deep mind has been sequestering, go play a while. CANCER (June 21-July 22): We ask that you not divulge the climax of the epic stor y to anyone— at least until you’ve let it sink in for a while and felt all the reverberations it has unleashed. After that, you’ll be wise to speak about it only with skilled listeners and empathetic allies who can help you har vest the meaning of all the clues that were packed inside your adventures. One fur ther counsel: Before you reach the absolute, final denouement of the drama, there may be a tricky turn that looks a lot like the ending. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have cosmic permission (even encouragement) to live on the edge for the next 28 days as long as you follow these guidelines: 1. Don’t live on the edge to impress anyone; do it because you love it, or else don’t do it. 2. Don’t complain and worr y about it. Enjoy it completely. 3. Don’t expect anyone else to join you on the edge. If they choose to do so with enthusiasm, fine. But don’t manipulate them. 4. Don’t imitate the way other people live on the edge. Establish your own unique style. 5. Don’t live on the edge for more than 28 days. Much longer than that and you’ll star t sabotaging the benefits. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 1968, psychedelic rock band Iron Butter fly released its landmark 17-minute song, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Cable TV network VH1 later named it as the 24th greatest hard rock tune in histor y. There are different stories about the origins of the title, but all agree on one point: It was originally “In the Garden of Eden.” It became “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” through some fluke, probably caused by the lead singer getting intoxicated and garbling the words as he per formed it in the recording studio. This would be an excellent week for you to induce and capitalize on creative mistakes like that, Virgo. I hope you do, because it’ll help you get into the right frame of mind to stir up a mix of excellence and improvisation ever ywhere you go—and that formula practically guarantees success.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do you apologize to chairs when you bump into them? Often end up being the only one at a par ty who’ll talk to the most boring person? Ever find yourself star ting your sentences with, “I hope I’m not bothering you, but I was wondering if you would mind if I ... ?” If so, this is a good time to make a shift. That’s why I suggest you add some bite to your demeanor. Do what feels interesting at least as often as what’s polite. Look for what advances the plot as much as what fosters harmony. The point is not to go overboard, of course. You don’t want to fling insults or arouse friction. Add fire to your presentation, but don’t star t conflagrations. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Evaluating Adam Lamber t after one of his exotic, vir tuoso performances back in April, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi praised him as being “confusing, shocking, sleazy and superb.” That’s a standard you could soon achieve in your own sphere, Scorpio. But do you want to? You’ll have to care less about maintaining your dignity than usual, and be especially for thright in expressing yourself. Let me leave no doubt about what I’m saying: To be as superb as you potentially can be, you’ll have to be at least a little confusing and shocking and maybe even sleazy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Metaphorically speaking, Sagittarius, you have unear thed or are about to unear th a rare fossil. I think it’s a pretty sensational discover y. It’s a missing link that could help you make sense out of episodes in your past that have always mystified or frustrated you. I urge you to learn all you can about this fossil. Follow ever y lead it points to. And ask your intuition to run wild and free as it dreams up possible interpretations to its multiple meanings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Maybe it’s time you did something in return for all the free advice I give you. From a karmic perspective, it might not be healthy for you to continue to take, take, take while never giving back. So this week, for a change, how about if you compose an oracle for me? Or send me a nice present— nothing big or expensive, just a thoughtful token. Just kidding! The truth is, I don’t care if you ever express your appreciation. You give me a momentous gift simply by caring enough to read my words. Being able to speak with you so intimately has made me a better and smar ter person. Now I suggest you do what I just did: Acknowledge how much the receivers of your gifts do for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things,” says actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo. “The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.” As witty as that thought may be, I don’t recommend you make it your approach in the coming days. My analysis of the omens suggests that reality will be especially malleable. Even more than usual, it will tend to take the shape of your expectations. So please, Aquarius, tr y hard to see the lovely, graceful, unbroken glass as half-full of a delicious, healthy drink. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I feel an expansive, permissive mood coming on—in the cosmos, that is, not me. To be honest, I’m in a more conser vative mood than the cosmos. But the planetar y powers-that-be have decided to float you poetic licenses, blank checks, special dispensations and wild cards. I just hope this free stuff won’t make you forget about the finely crafted containers and boundaries you’ve been working on lately. Maybe I’d feel better if you promised me to keep on doing the careful, conscientious things that seem to have earned you all the good for tune that’s on its way. Homework: Imagine it’s three months in the future, and write a brief essay on “What I Did This Summer to Improve My World.”



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