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NOTE ONLY IN BOISE WEEKLY DO THE DEAD MOVE A year ago, The Guardian announced that it would become the world’s first newspaper published exclusively on Twitter, and Car and Driver reported that President Barack Obama had ordered Chevy and Dodge out of NASCAR. And a little closer to home, an alternative weekly in Idaho’s capital city announced that it had been purchased by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. As recently as a few weeks ago, I fielded a call from a concerned friend who’d just heard that BW had been bought. I’ve been fielding similarly panicked calls—sometimes more than once from the same individual—since April 1, 2009. They say a joke isn’t funny when you have to explain it. Trust me, it’s really not funny when you have to explain it out of context eight months later. Here we are, a full year down the road, and that BW’s-been-bought-byMurdoch story just won’t die. However, we’re aiming to put the final nail in that Murdoch story’s coffin with this issue. And once it’s nothing but a fond memory, we’ll lay it to rest in the nice plot we have staked out in Morris Hill Cemetery, not far from the final resting place of potato potentate Jack Simplot. We plan to place flowers at its headstone regularly ... well, at least until the cemetery is moved out into the middle of nowhere in the desert and the journey becomes too cumbersome. For the full story on the impending relocation of the Morris Hill and Pioneer cemeteries, carefully read this week’s main feature, “Dead Men Moving” from writer, gravestone rubber and former linguistics professor Dr. Roberta T. Axidea. It’s been three years almost to the day since Dr. Axidea contributed to Boise Weekly with an investigative piece on a possible wrinkle in the human map that suggested perhaps Basques were the first Americans. The great doctor returns with the story of the city’s plan to reclaim prime real estate from the clutches of the dead. It’s a story so outrageous, we guarantee you haven’t read it anywhere else in the valley, nor will you. It takes cajones to publish investigative journalism this good and, frankly, it’s the kind of story only an alt weekly can rightly tell. —Rachael Daigle

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen, one of 14 artists whose prints are included in a collection by Boise Printmakers and Friends of Wingtip Press and Boise Blue. TITLE: BLUE MEDIUM: Drypoint, embossment, gyotaku, intaglio, linocut, mezzotint, solar plate, woodcut ARTIST STATEMENT: In November 2009, Wingtip Press invited local printmakers to salute Boise Blue by participating in a print exchange entitled “BLUE.” Fourteen artists created an edition of 11-inch by 14-inch hand-pulled prints. Little did we know the iconic art store would be closing its doors. This printmaking tribute and fond farewell to Boise Blue will be exhibited in the store’s windows in April. Thank you, Boise Blue!

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PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR? Hey, slacker, fill out your Census form already. Citydesk reported that Boise has a pathetic 36 percent participation rate according to, which has a pretty rad interactive map. We’ll keep you updated as/if that number changes.

JUST SAY NO TO THE SPECIAL Chef Randy King explains what’s so special about a restaurant’s dinner special: usually nothing. “If the chef is putting marsala, blackening spice or piccata on a piece of trout on a Tuesday, be very afraid,” writes King.

UNPASTEURIZED GETS A PASS Like it raw? Raw milk enthusiasts won a small victory last week in the Legislature. Get the story at Cobweb.

OTTER VS. BYP Boise’s Young Professionals give the governor two thumbs down. Find out why at Citydesk.

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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 MAIL / MONDA GAGA 5 BILL COPE 6 TED RALL 7 NEWS A new take on Boise’s Comprehensive Plan 8 ICC law suits mount 9 Prisoners and the Census 9 ROTUNDA 10 FEATURE Dead Men Moving 11 BW PICKS 16 FIND 17 8 DAYS OUT 18 1ST THURSDAY A second chance for art and in life 19 1ST THURSDAY LISTINGS 20 SUDOKU 24 NOISE How the digital age and marketing are changing the music business 25 MUSIC GUIDE 26 ARTS Last days of Boise Blue 28 SCREEN Greenberg 29 MOVIE TIMES 30 REC Desert racing in the Owyhees 31 PLAY 31 FOOD BW gets the Cinco de Mayo treatment 32 WINE SIPPER 33 CLASSIFIEDS 34 HOME SWEET HOME 34 NYT CROSSWORD 36 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 38






The cover of your March 10 edition (Peter Barnes, Mother Palin) is pure blasphemy. Do you truly consider a caricature of the Blessed Mother Mary to be art? Would your publication consider a caricature of Mohammed to be funny? Rest assured, I will never support your paper, nor will I buy goods from your advertisers. —Dr. Mary Ellen Nourse, Boise

With all the ruckus surrounding [Sarah] Palin and those who advocate a fair electoral process, it’s difficult to imagine how her supporters do not see her tactics as domestic terrorism. —Bill Favor, Boise

DAMN THAT RALL Ted Rall’s recent opinion piece on The Hurt Locker (BW, “Triumph

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of the Swill,” March 17, 2010) was very disturbing to me. Saying that American troops are trained to shoot first and that they don’t care for civilians is unmitigated bullshit. My suspicion is that Rall has never been a soldier and for sure he has no knowledge of the military. While in general I believe war is a very bad idea, Rall’s drivel is an insult to every American combatant trying to do a horrible job with dignity and dedication. I can just imagine how the family and friends of any loved one serving in Iraq or Afghanistan might feel after reading Rall’s ranting. —David Bagnard, Garden Valley

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RED’S GOOD IDEA Part two “You’re wasting words, Cope. C’mon, let’s get this going here. Remember, I’m Israel. What ya’ have to say to me?” (If you remember from last week, Red talked me into throwing a double intervention on Israel and Rep. Walt Minnick, as I regard them both to be behaving in ways that hurt those closest to them the most. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but now that I’m down to it, I’m not so sure.) “OK. Here I go. Um, Israel. Pal. Here’s the deal, see. Um ... how’d you like to go it alone from here on out? How’d you like to come up with your own military replacement parts and ... geez, Red. On second thought, maybe we should just forget about intervening on Israel.” “Huh? What’s wrong, Cope? You’re chickenin’ out, ain’t you? If you chicken out on Israel, you’re sure as hell gonna chicken out on Walt Minnick. And you already told your readers this was gonna be a two-parter.” “Yeah, yeah, I know. But the thing about Israel is, they aren’t going to listen anyway. When’s the last time Israel listened to anybody? Besides, to have a decent intervention, we need more than one intervener, right? Like, when you did that double intervention with your brothers Blacky and Whitey, you had yourself, their wives and kids, 27 cousins, three preachers, a court-appointed substance abuse counselor and two parole officers. If I intervene with Israel, it’ll just be me. The evangelical types are sitting around waiting for that End Times crap to kick in, so they won’t even look cross-eyed at Israel, let alone point out that America’s had about 50-years-worth of foreign policy turmoil as a result of our support for them. And if there’s anything Democrats and Republicans agree on, it’s never to mention that sometimes, good old Israel acts like a goddamn schoolyard bully. So the deal is, I don’t want to sit here by myself, telling them they ought to stop with the Mossad death squads and land-grabbing settlements and West Bank blockades and such, because all it will accomplish is me getting called an anti-Semite. I don’t wanna be called an anti-Semite, darnit.” “You disappoint me, Cope. I been looking forward to reading all the hate mail you’d be getting. So’s what about intervening on Minnick? I suppose you’re backing out of that, too.” “Gosh, maybe, yeah, I don’t know. It hardly seems worth the trouble, now that health reform has passed.” “C’mon! You mean to say there ain’t nothing you’d say to Walt Minnick?” “Ooooooh, you bet. I got plenty to say to Walt Minnick. Plenty! If he were to walk through that door right now, I’d say, ‘Walt, just out of curiosity, I’d like to know how it felt to be sitting there like a toad on a log last Sunday, throwing your vote in with the

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screaming racists and the spitting Glenn Beck feebs and the John Boehner low-lifes and the Michele Bachmann loons, while all but a handful of your party affiliates were accomplishing something noble, just and long overdue for the America people?’” “Good start, Cope. Keep goin’. That oughta bring in some mail.” “Then I’d say, ‘Walt, before the big vote, you were bragging about how you intended to represent all Idahoans, not just the ones who put you in office. But just out of curiosity, what do you have to say to those who worked for you and campaigned for you and donated to you and cast their ballots for you, all the time thinking we were taking part in that change and hope that Obama represents? I mean, I’m pretty damn sure we didn’t send you back to Washington, D.C., thinking you were smarter than all the rest of the Democrat leaders, put together. And Walt, while we’re at it, would you explain why you were so pleased to stand in Barack’s cheering section when he came to Boise two years ago, and then you spend the greatest share of your first term crowing about how you’re maybe even more conservative than Mike Simpson?’” “You’re just getting warmed up, Cope. Don’t stop now.” “And I’d say, ‘Walt, if all along, you were planning on excusing yourself from the major decisions, the sort that have defined the Democrat Party for a century ... the sort of tradition that we Democrats are damn proud to be a part of ... why the hell did you bother to join us? And if getting elected for a second term means so much to you that you can dismiss the policies, dismiss the tradition, dismiss the history of Democrats in this nation, why didn’t you just run as a Republican? And I’d finish up by saying, ‘Walt, I can’t speak for every Idaho Democrat, but as for myself, I feel betrayed. Betrayed, Walt! And just out of curiosity, who do you suppose is going to vote for you come November?’” “So that’s it? That’s all you got to say to Walt Minnick?” “Yes, Red. What were you expecting?” “Wull heck, when we intervened on ol’ Blacky and Whitey, everyone was a blubberin’ and moanin’ and carrying on like someone’d come up pregnant again. Ain’t you gonna say how you’d like to shake the poop outta him until he shapes up and flies right? Ain’t you gonna tell him you feel like booting him outta the house and never talking to him again? Ain’t you gonna say, ‘Walt Minnick, I feel like popping you one in the mouth for what you done to us?’ That’s what I told Blacky and Whitey. And it worked. They ain’t had a drink for almost four days now.” “Nah, Red. Let’s leave the threats to Otter and the tea baggers. I mean, what else do they have left?” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


I WISH I WAS REPUBLICAN What lefties could learn from the party of no SOMEWHERE ON THE CARIBBEAN SEA—“Damn! I wish I was a man,” sang folksinger Cindy Lee Berryhill. Me, I wish I was a Republican. Conservatives dress frumpy, are bland and don’t know much about history. But they have more fun than liberals. They stick together and they fight for what they believe in (or, more often, they fight what they’re against). Why can’t left-wingers be tough? Consider where the GOP was in November 2008. Republicans had lost control of Congress. They were reeling from the defection of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. The GOP, Jonathan Capehart wrote in The Washington Post, was in crisis. “[It] hasn’t coalesced around any ideas that weren’t born in the Reagan years. It hasn’t been able to muster the kind of galvanizing policy positions that made the Contract with America a rallying point for Republicans to go toe to toe with President [Bill] Clinton in the 1990s. And it’s still in search of a leader ... While the party isn’t over for Republicans, it’s getting there.” But by Jan. 6, 2010, The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama and the Democrats were “facing a shifting and perilous political environment that could have big implications for this year’s midterm elections and his own agenda.” Health care is a lose-lose, and the details Democrats have kept secret will cost them. Dems are also taking hits for the bailouts— ironic, since they began under George W. Bush. But Americans have short memories, and no one is buying Obama’s argument that 20-plus percent underemployment rate would


have been worse without the bailouts. Going into the midterm elections, rightwingers are fired up by the Tea Party and their thinly disguised contempt that a black guy is in the White House. Liberals couldn’t be less motivated. They see health care as a sellout, hate the bailouts and are disgusted by Obama’s decision to expand the war in Afghanistan. November 2010 will be a rout. Capehart was right: The Republicans didn’t have any new ideas. They didn’t need any. Voters who back a losing party are angry, but realistic. They only expect their representatives to obstruct the other party. Which is exactly what the Republicans have done. As The New York Times put it: “Republicans are monolithically against the health-care legislation, leaving the president and his party executing parliamentary back flips to get it passed, conservatives revived, liberals wondering what happened.” The “party of no,” as liberal commentators slagged the GOP, is unified in its opposition to what it calls big government but is in reality opposed to anything the Democrats want. “Their goal,” said Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois, “is to slow down activity to stop legislation from passing in the belief that this will embolden conservatives in the next election and will deny the president a record of accomplishment.” During the early years of the Bush regime, the Senate was split 50-50. One can’t help admire the unity of today’s 41-vote minority. What’s the point of being a Democrat? When they lose, they let the other side have their way. When they win, they do the same. Damn! I wish I were a Republican.

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CHECK THE BLUEPRINTS Long-term plan for Boise future nears final draft NATHANIEL HOFFMAN at city facilities from non-hydropower renewable energy sources and using native vegetation in city projects. “I think it boldly sets direction by the city about sustainable community,” said Beth Geagan, president of Sustainable Community Connection of Idaho, a group that promotes localism in the Treasure Valley. Geagan is on a committee through the Boise Parks and Recreation to boil the comp plan goals into actual policies like more environmental education and strengthening Foothills preservation. Art, culture and history are also addressed NORTHWEST throughout the plan, down to the neighbor hood level. The plan promotes public art Garden City  FOOTHILLS and encourages the city to find ways to make cultural events affordable and accessible.  The plan also addresses basic concepts of    growth and development, favoring mixed residential and commercial neighborhood centers  WEST BENCH and more dense, infill construction. NORTH END “It’s this concept of there’s going to be cor    ridors in Boise where we’re really going to be seeing some high density, density that Boise has never really seen before,” said Brian McDevitt, DOWNTOWN president of the Southeast Neighborhood As§ ¦ ¨ sociation.   EAST END McDevitt said he’s not excited to have a   n half-million or million people living in Boise,  CENTRAL BENCH but should that day come, the Blueprint provides a good way to handle the growth.       McDevitt and Judy Orr, president of the BARBER VALL Central Foothills Neighborhood Associa tion, agree that the city reached out to all the neighborhoods and incorporated their input Boise’s future comprehensive plan map, showing identified regional, community and neighborhood activity centers. A large .pdf is available at into the plan. “In a sort of literary sense, I think it’s a great thing,” said Orr. “They actually try to seek out public opinion on these things because who also works for Idaho Smart Growth. can walk to the market or restaurants and acI think they really do care what Boise is going One novel element in the plan is a comcess trails on federal land to the south. to look like” mitment to urban agriculture, including And downtown, the city is confident that But Orr is still unclear how the plan will identifying vacant parcels in median strips for it is developing in the right way, but wants a concretely address growing traffic and new community gardens or small farms. more vibrant sidewalk culture and nightlife, development in the Foothills neighborhoods. “Providing opportunities for community better public transit and affordable housing. Nilsson said that the blueprint is not just gardens, small-scale farms, and other food This future vision for Boise is embedded in about showing permissible Blueprint Boise, an update to the city’s compre- production within the [impact densities in different areas. area] will help reduce the comhensive plan that city officials, neighborhood The plan will go before “As we grow, particularly in groups and citizen committees have been draft- munity’s reliance on outside the Planning and Zoning redeveloped areas of Boise, the food sources, support the local ing for two years. Commission at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at Boise form is more important than economy, promote community And while other multi-year plans sit on City Hall. P&Z will make the number of units,” she said. interaction, increase access to shelves, this one comes with a wholesale upa recommendation to the One example of this, a date to city ordinances to guide future develop- fresh produce, promote comBoise City Council for final change from the last compremunity health and help Boise ment for the next decade or more. approval. hensive plan, which was apCity maintain an identity that “The goal of the comp plan is to make proved in 1997, is the identifiis distinct from other communieveryone have the best day possible,” said city cation of activity centers, like the one at Boise ties,” the plan states. planner Tricia Nilsson, who has led the effort “We’ve had actual citizens looking for these and Broadway, Nilsson said. They are marked to update the plan. by large asterisks on the new planning maps opportunities for urban agriculture and we That means your commute isn’t stressful, and conform to a region-wide transportation you have a job, your kids go to a good school, wanted to make sure that we didn’t put barriplan. And under the Blueprint, many of them ers in their way,” Nilsson said. you come home and can go to a park or shopthey have a nascent identity. The blueprint also directs the city to lead ping, Nilsson said. “We tried to give a name to each asterisk,” To accomplish that goal, the plan addresses the way in conservation and sustainability, Nilsson said. including sourcing 10 percent of the electricity seven themes in 11 regions of the city. Along







































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with expected themes like health and safety, transportation and orderly growth, there is a strong emphasis on arts and culture, environmental sustainability and the economy. And it’s linked to regional transportation plans. “We wanted, to the extent possible, to give as many residents in the city as possible choices in how they get around and how they live their daily lives,” said City Councilor Elaine Clegg,

From the corner of Boise and Broadway avenues city planners can see a mixed-use community activity center linked to Garfield Elementary School and buttressed by new pedestrian access across the busy intersection. On the tabula rasa between South Cloverdale and South Cole roads at Boise’s southwest edge, planners envision an urban village along the New York Canal where future residents















By the time you read this, the 2010 legislative session will be old news. As the season wrapped, the updates from BW correspondents flowed in. As BW Unda’ the Rotunda correspondent Andrew Crisp reports this week: Sadly, two of the four bike safety bills sat idle until the session’s end. Senate bills 1348 and 1350 both offered protections to cyclists, with the former providing the 3-feet-to-pass law, as enacted in Boise, on all Idaho roads, and the latter protecting bikers from harassment. Kristin Armstrong, Olympic gold medalist and Idaho resident, testified during the proceedings, citing abuse on Idaho roads. 1351, the bill that set up a fund into which fees from the new bike-related infractions would have been funneled, died on the Senate floor. Hipsters and their fixed-gear stallions should rejoice, after Senate Bill 1349, which created a law mandating brakes on all cycles in Idaho, was held at Speaker of the House Lawerence Denney’s desk after it passed the Senate. We may see all, or some, of these provisions rise from the grave once more, and considering the high-profile accidents the state’s cycling community has endured, the issue won’t stay dead. Expect euphoric status updates on Facebook from fixed-gear fans. And BW’s resident raw milk expert Mika Belle sent this update: Raw milk advocates won a little-noticed victory in the last week when a new bill introduced to keep the substance viable, sailed through the House with only three “no” votes and passed a Senate committee unanimously. In the House, the dairy industry stood with raw milk advocates in support of a compromise for small farmers and unpasteurized dairy enthusiasts alike. “There were no hitches and no objections to the bill,” said Rep. Ken Andrus. “The dairy industry was there and supported it.” Earlier this year, the subject seemed to be put to rest after the House Agricultural Affairs Committee passed a rule on raw milk that would have become law at the close of the session. However, some small farmers backed by a lobbyist for East Idaho nutritional supplement giant Melaleuca took action, saying that the rules nearly made raw milk illegal. A recent closed-door meeting between lawmakers, lobbyists, the state ag department and dairy industry seemed to quell the squabbles. “There was some resolution and compromise,” said Andrus after that meeting. Andrus explained the private meeting was a negotiation process to make exceptions to the former ruling, allowing farmers (with up to seven lactating cows) to use raw milk for personal use and cow shares. But he said there was strong opposition. “The dairy industry is concerned about their industry and their profits,” he said. Idaho milk farm profits amounted to more than $2 billion in 2008, according to the United Dairymen of Idaho Web site. Dairymen representatives were present





MORE ASSAULTS AT ICC Private prison sued again for ignoring violence NATHANIEL HOFFMAN Just days after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the operators of Idaho’s largest prison, the Idaho Correctional Center, an Idaho Falls man who was savagely beaten and suffered what could be permanent brain damage there notified the state that he would sue for at least $25 million. According to a tort claim filed March 16 with the Idaho Secretary of State, guards at the privately run ICC allowed Hanni Elabed to be severely beaten, “as a form of retribution connected with his refusal to participate in drug distribution at the ICC …” Elabed’s attorney, Ben Schwartzman, said that Elabed was asked to distribute drugs in the prison, refused and reported the incident. “It was at this point that he was essentially offered to the gangs as a snitch and allowed to be beaten,” Schwartzman said. ICC officials did not return calls seeking comment. Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke said he could not address the pending lawsuit. “We’re always concerned about the conditions of confinement in any of our facilities be they state facilities or contract facilities,” Reinke said. Elabed’s beating is detailed in the ACLU suit, though he is not named. The ACLU filed a federal claim on March 11 on behalf of six

named inmates, claiming that conditions at ICC are so violent as to violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The suit seeks class-action status for all ICC inmates and punitive damages of $155 million—the 2009 net income of Corrections Corporation of America, which operates ICC—on behalf of one inmate. According to the ACLU lawsuit, four guards and a counselor watched as another prisoner smashed Elabed’s head into a wall more than 10 times, stomped on his head more than 20 times, walked away to get a drink of water and returned to beat him until he was convulsing on the floor. The incident was filmed and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the tape. Elabed, who was arrested in 2008 for holding up a pharmacy with a BB gun to obtain Oxycontin, to which he was addicted, pled guilty to burglary charges and was sentenced to two years in prison. He is now on medical parole in the care of his family in Idaho Falls. “He can talk, he can perform some daily activities of life, with help, in some instances on his own,” Schwartzman said. Ada County detectives are also investigating a series of assaults at ICC that occurred on March 10 and resulted in at least one inmate being transported to the hospital.

DO PRISONERS COUNT? Census 2010 could super-enfranchise some NATHANIEL HOFFMAN As the cluster of prisons in southern Ada County continues to grow, the county’s population of prisoners has also grown. The Idaho Correctional Center, now the state’s largest prison, added some 1,500 residents to legislative District 21, which was already flush with prisoners a decade ago. The problem is that those residents don’t vote, mostly come from other parts of the state and are disproportionately from poor and minority areas. Now in full swing, the 2010 Census will only boost the non-voting population in District 21 and in Idaho’s First Congressional District, giving voters there a disproportionate amount of influence. Peter Wagner of the Prison Policy Initiative calls it prison-based gerrymandering. “If you pad the prison districts with prisoners, your district gets physically smaller because you need less people,” Wagner said. Wagner has bugged the U.S. Census Bureau about this flaw since he did his law school independent study on prisoners WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

and redistricting in 2000. He’s hoping for changes in the count in 2020, but he and a growing group of demographers have convinced the Census Bureau to at least release the prison count sooner, before redistricting efforts kick off. Census Bureau spokeswoman Shelley Lowe said that the bureau counts people in their “usual residence” and it’s up to the states to figure out how to factor that into redistricting. “This decade we are releasing early counts of prisoners ... so that states can leave the prisoners counted where the prisons are, delete them from the redistricting formulas, or assign them to some other locale,” Census director Robert M. Groves blogged. In Southwest Idaho, Wagner said that if prisoners cannot be counted where they lived before they were incarcerated, it would make sense to gerrymander the prison complex into multiple districts. “It reduces the magnitude of the vote enhancement, it reduces the harm,” he said.

at the closed meeting and said they were pleased with the results of the compromise. “We support the [new] bill,” said Bob Naerebout, executive director of the Idaho Dairyman’s Association. “I don’t think there will be anybody speaking in opposition to it.” Next week, Unda’ the Rotunda will produce a cost-benefit analysis of the session: Was it even worth it for lawmakers to come to town this year? Speaking of coming to town, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter reached out to Boise’s young professionals on March 24 and found them a tough crowd to please, as BW Calendar Guru and Boise newbie Josh Gross found: Roughly 150 eager and bright-eyed members of the Boise Young Professionals, wearing smart-looking suits and accessories by Blackberry crowded into the Garden Level West Wing at The Capitol. They were there for a meet and greet with Otter, where Otter was to explain why they, as young professionals, should stay in Idaho. He appeared at the podium in cowboy boots, with a traditional old west long-tail coat, looking just a mustache and a 10-gallon hat short of Wyatt Earp, speaking about animal husbandry and high school football, then name-dropping Albertsons, Simplot and Micron as some of Idaho’s greatest hits, closing with the slightly puzzling summation that BYP members should stay in Idaho because “this is where it’s happening, and this is where it’s going to happen.” Otter then took several audience questions about what he felt the next growth industry would be for Idaho, what he was doing to attract it, why businesses should look to Idaho for an educated workforce when his Legislature kept cutting funds to education, why young people should want to live in Idaho as opposed to neighboring states that didn’t keep cutting funding to state parks and other services that improve quality of life, and if he felt the state’s liquor laws hindered the growth of the food and beverage industry. Responses included pontification on the differences between a job and a career, pot shots at California’s budget troubles and the school system in Washington, D.C., a series of talking points supporting the Idaho Health Freedom Act, and brief touches on technological advances in logging. He addressed higher education: “Are we ever going to be able to compete with colleges and universities in other states? I don’t think we can,” he said. Of primary education, his opinion was that “for the most part, it’s what you make of it,” that so long as a student’s family was there to augment the classroom, students would be able to muddle through. “It’s still a mystery to me why we don’t have more students going to college,” he added. So how did event attendees feel about his presentation? “It was flat out embarrassing,” said Dave Quintana, a BYP member. “Everything was about old industry, without any mention of tech.” Quintana works three jobs in Web development and education. See for more. —Nathaniel Hoffman

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GOING OUT WITH A BANG Lawmakers shoot it up with cops, sine die ANDREW CRISP Checking the social calendar this week, Unda’ the Rotunda noted a Tuesday afternoon “Day at the Range,” the Fraternal Order of the Police event for Idaho legislators. Having never shot anything bigger than a paintball gun, this reporter figured he’d drive up and snap some picture of lawmakers with guns. When I walked up to the table wearing protective earmuffs and eyeglasses, the plainclothes officer was skeptical of my credentials. “Do you have something proving you work for the Boise Weekly? How am I supposed to believe you?” he asked. Stuttering, I watched as Rep. Cliff Bayer, West Boise gunslinger, walked up and shook hands with the officer. “You know this guy? He wants to take some pictures and write a story,” said the cop. “He looks like a shady character to me. He’s probably press,” Bayer responded. He recognized me. “Well, do you mind if he comes in?” the cop asked. “I guess now that you’ve put me on the spot, sure, why not ...” Bayer chuckled. Dodging quips about liberal media and press in the crosshairs (Now don’t tell your boss about this … Stand up there by that target … etc.), we stepped up to the folding table that held a pile of ammunition and a matte black Heckler and Koch MP5. Having only sported such a weapon in video games, the sleek steel barrel looked ominous and summarily badass. Rep. Dick Harwood of St. Maries brought a bill this year—the Idaho Firearms Freedom Act—that sought to exempt locally produced guns and ammo from federal regulations, in an attempt to micromanage the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. It would also

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task the state with representing Idahoans brought to court over the matter. Though they opposed the largely symbolic gun bill, Democrats got in on the fun as well. “They pitted me against Durst,” said Boise Rep. Brian Cronin, speaking of Rep. Branden Durst, also of Boise. “I hadn’t shot since high school, and I don’t think he had either. I think Durst may have won ... After we were done, one of the police guys said, ‘that’s why Republicans fight wars’ … I thought that was a little harsh,” he laughed (sort of). Cronin and I spoke as the House was at ease on March 26, while he ate bean dip provided for the forthcoming “sine die,” or “without day,” party marking the end of the legislative session. Back at the range, as Bayer flipped the safety toggle, I noticed his loafers and suit pants— he was wearing his legislative business attire under a Columbia jacket—while shooting the $1,000 machine gun. When he switched to fully automatic and sprayed a staccato burst of rounds, I finally understood Idaho, a place I’ve lived for nearly four years after moving from Washington state. When I was a kid, Idaho meant hot summers and sprawling acres of farmland. I came face to face with a cow for the first time in this state. I didn’t know what a potato cellar was. It wasn’t until I moved to Boise and found myself peering down the sight of an assault rifle surrounded by my elected officials, that I realized Idaho is really a nation apart— a world away from the larger country. All the seemingly crazy bills about state sovereignty finally made sense. Next station: 12 gauge shotgun and Noveske N4. After popping off bird shot with the shotgun, relishing the red cartridge ejected

with each pull of the pump-action firearm, my shoulder was sore from lack of practice. The kick was a surprise and made me feel powerless in comparison to the machined metal tube that spit fire. Bayer stepped up to the target and promptly blew a hole in its head with six sprays of shot. Back at the Capitol the next day, I watched George Eskridge of Dover attempt to swipe some of gun-toting Rep. Lenore Barrett’s bean dip. Watching them joke showed a different side to the lawmakers who seemed cold, calculating and authoritative earlier in the session. Maybe they’re trying to dismantle the state with the budget cuts. Maybe they’re making the best of limited resources. The real stars of the show at the range were Reps. Pat Takasugi and Marv Hagedorn. Takasugi, with a holster on his hip, practiced drawing his revolver and popping off shots at a Christmas tree-like structure with metal targets that pinged nicely when hit. “I’ve got a few guns, I mean I come from a military background. I brought my Colt .45 with me that day,” Takasugi said a few days later. With the median age in the Capitol around that of Rotunda’s mother, it’s a strange place for a 21-year-old Seattle expat reporter. With some fatal wounds to the target’s abdomen, both from the buckshot and the full-auto MP5, this reporter netted a kill. Watching the legislators interact with the officers, with each other, with the press, you learn a lot about the lawmakers. They pander to lobbyists, they bicker with one another, but ultimately they do represent a cross section of the state. They are the folk they came here to represent—and just like Joe Idaho, they shoot first and ask questions later.


t is no longer easy for Oliver Bench to switch out the dried, brown chrysanthemums for the new, vibrant yellow ones he picked up at a Fred Meyer on his way to the cemetery. The knee replacement surgery he underwent last fall makes it difficult now for him to get down on the wet grass next to the double headstone and even more difficult to get up. With a resigned sigh, he says, “The day’s coming when I’ll have to bring my daughter with me to do this. Or one of my grandkids, maybe. But then, if you’re telling me the truth, I won’t be visiting nearly as much, I suppose.” Oliver, or “Ollie” as his friends and family know him, is “visiting” in Pioneer Cemetery, the oldest surviving cemetery in Boise. Since his mother’s death in 2003, he has tried to attend to the twin graves of his parents once a month. Noticeably out of breath, he leans against the common marker that tells where Blanche and Herbert Bench have come to rest. “She didn’t last long after Dad passed. Two years, that’s all. They had almost 60 years together, but that wasn’t enough for her, I guess.” Ollie chuckles, more to himself than anyone near. “I think she just decided to go see what he was up to.” Before he leaves, he makes his usual rounds through the maze of ornate monuments to where his grandparents are buried, then on to where his great-grandfather lies. Three generations of the Bench family are in Pioneer Cemetery. “That’s how it is. My great-granddad Oscar came out here from Iowa in 1869. He was just 19. Came for the gold but he never found any. Instead, he figured out a way to irrigate some farmland not far from the river, and he sold



THE RELOCATION OF BOISE’S BYGONES DR. ROBERTA T. AXIDEA beans and corn to the Army. A few horses, too. He did OK with it. Tell you the truth, this valley, this town, has been good to the Bench clan. I hate like heck to think they’re all going to end up out there in that darn dry desert.” He was referring to what he had learned this very morning, that the property Pioneer Cemetery has called home for at least 150 years has been sold to a private concern, and that the Bench clan, along with the entire population of this cemetery—and that of Morris Hill Cemetery as well—is to be disinterred and reburied on a 350-acre plot south of I-84, midway between Boise and Mountain Home. All so that some of the most desirable real estate within Boise city limits can be put back to work in a more lucrative fashion.

AN OFFER THE DEARLY DECEASED COULD NOT REFUSE The final contract relaying ownership of the land on which Pioneer and Morris Hill sit was finalized in December. However, confidential negotiations with representatives of the City of Boise had been ongoing since at least the summer of 2008, when Lawrence T. Donnwiddy of LTD Options Inc. approached individuals in

the current city administration and pushed his offer to purchase the property. Said one Boise council member, who would speak to BW only on condition of anonymity, “Larry Donnwiddy can be one persuasive pest, let me tell you. I first met him at a lawn party at Bernie Heck’s place up in Ketchum, and as soon as he found out I was on the city council, he came at me like a house on fire. I’m convinced he’s been thinking about this cemetery deal since the day he moved to Idaho.” Originally from Arizona, Donnwiddy has made a significant impact on the local skyline since relocating his company to Boise in 1996. LTD Options Inc. was behind the planning and construction of the eccentric Klapp Building in east Boise, as well as the chi-chi MoorHaus shopping center outside of Eagle. Donnwiddy is also a senior partner in at least eight of the boutique hotels that have risen in the hightraffic areas around Milwaukee Street, Eagle Road and Parkcenter Boulevard. Though new construction in the Treasure Valley is relatively stagnant at present, Donnwiddy’s company is poised to come out swinging hard when the recession loosens and the economy reheats. He has acquired more

than 200 acres in Canyon County on which he hopes to complete a family theme park with a special interest to people of the Nazarene faith. He has also assembled a partnership of some of the most hyper-juiced players in the Boise real estate scene. The partnership calls itself the Hi-Away 21 Group, whose goal is to build and lease luxury apartment housing on the hillsides that overlook some of the most picturesque aspects of Lucky Peak Reservoir. They have retained one of the Northwest’s most prestigious law firms (Kerain, Pule & Smitt, headquartered in Seattle) to negotiate with the Bureau of Land Management for long-term leases. It would seem, though, that the projects most dear to Donnwiddy’s heart are the high-rise structures he intends to put up on the land where now lie so many of Boise’s deceased citizens. Boise Weekly was sent the following e-mail, ostensibly from Donnwiddy to an unidentified city official, and forwarded to BW’s office by an anonymous source. If it does not reflect the exact nature of the negotiations that have taken place since 2008, it at the least demonstrates the pressure Donnwiddy has been exerting on people in a position to influence the outcome. “We need to clear the past out of our ears in this town. Here we got a great spot down there at Pioneer, eight or nine bocks [sic] from downtown, six blocks from the river and the green Belt and all that s***, right there on Warm Springs. Can there be a better spot for some executive office suites and high-end penthouses? No. Hell, no. It’s the best poperty [sic] in Idaho. “And what about Morris Hill? We put up condos and the owners could see all the way to Cascade Lake from the upper floors. It’s per-

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A new sign at Pioneer Cemetery alludes to the fate of the historic city landmark.

fect. I have friends from Flagstaff who would move here just to live in places like that. And believe me, those people have money running out their a**es. Keep thinking about it!!!!—LD” BW tried repeatedly to speak to Donnwiddy—or if not him, someone of managerial status in LTD Options Inc.—but with no success. Mr. Donnwiddy always seems to be away on other business, and the receptionist in the company’s main office flatly stated that no one involved with the company had any interest in meeting with the press. As of press time, it is not clear what sort of price was agreed upon, but there have been persistent rumors within Boise’s close-knit development community that if the money was significant enough, the city might come out of the arrangement with a new soccer park and a possible expansion of Zoo Boise. To further sweeten the pot, LTD Options Inc. has purchased the 350 acres of desert land and is presenting it to Boise city as a gift, complete with the expenses involved in disinterring and moving thousands of caskets and accompanying headstones. All Donnwiddy asked in return was that the state Legislature grant him a partial exemption of property taxes on his company’s holdings, and that the new cemetery be named L.T. Donnwiddy Memorial Park.

150 YEARS OF ACCUMULATED CORPSES Pioneer Cemetery was already more than 40 years old when Ollie Bench’s greatgrandfather, Oscar E. Bench, was buried in 1903. The oldest stone in the cemetery on which one can still make out the epitaph belongs to Carrie Logan, who died at the tender age of 5 years, 11 months. Her death in 1864 came less than a year after Idaho was granted territorial status. However, young Carrie was far from being the first to be laid down in Pioneer. It is impossible to know when the first settler was put to rest there, as the inscriptions on many of the very oldest markers have long since worn away to illegibility. Even worse, some of the earliest graves were marked with wood, and by now, those identities, if not what remains below, are lost to history. At one time, Pioneer was known as the Masonic Cemetery. Early on, it had been purchased by two fraternal organizations, the

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Masons and the Odd Fellows, for the eternal occupancy of their deceased members. Since 1920, ownership, management and maintenance of Pioneer has been in the hands of the City of Boise. Morris Hill cemetery doesn’t go back quite so far as Pioneer. With $2,000 of city funds, Boise Mayor James Pinney bought the original 80 acres from William Ridenbaugh (for whom the irrigation canal is named) and widow Lavinia Morris in January 1882. Before that year ended, territorial Idahoans were ending up there for such causes as “… snow slide, gunshot, murder, dropsy, consumption, poison, falling tree, falling rock, and rickets gathering in the head,” according to the Morris Hill Cemetery Web site. What Morris Hill lacks in history, it compensates for in the combined esteem of its residents. Pioneer has a slight edge over Morris Hill in the passed-on Idaho governor tally. Morris Hill is home to the mortal coils of four; Pioneer has five. Yet Morris Hill is the clear front-runner in terms of being the final resting place for other luminaries. Harry Morrison and Morris Knudsen (founders of Morrison-Knudsen, at one time the largest construction company in the world), Jack Simplot (founder, J.R. Simplot Company), Joe Albertson (founder, Albertsons Corporation), and C.W. Moore (founder, Idaho First National Bank) are all neighbors in that green sward overlooking the town they were so instrumental in building. Frank Church and William E. Borah, Idaho’s two most revered senators, lie in Morris Hill, as well as some of Idaho’s most notorious characters. After John Jurko was hanged for murdering his mining partner in 1926, his remains were taken to Morris Hill, as were those of Harry Orchard, who died in 1954 after spending half a century in prison for the assassination of Gov. Frank Steunenberg. James Angleton, the legendary C.I.A. director of counterintelligence (portrayed by Matt Damon in the movie The Good Shepherd) is there. Of ironic interest is that Frank Church, before whom Angleton testified regarding CIA malfeasance, is buried no more than 100 paces from Angleton’s grave. And if one ever wanted to know what happened to “Peg Leg” Annie Morrow, the gold rush-era madam in whose homage one of Boise’s most popular restaurants was named, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



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she’s lain in Morris Hill since 1934. Mayors and industrialists, soldiers and artists and spies, senators and governors, and just plain folk. Taken all together, the people that rest beneath the sod in Pioneer and Morris Hill cemeteries are the Who’s Who of Boise’s history, as well as much of Idaho’s. Still, their journey is not over. Their final rest is yet to come. The sod above them has been sold, and barring any disruptions to the plans in progress, by the summer of 2013, they will have been relocated, grave markers and all, to that plot off the road to Mountain Home.

“A REALITY OF MODERN LIFE” Get off I-84 at Simco Road (exit 74), drive four miles south, then another three east, and you find what will soon be L.T. Donnwiddy Memorial Park. It doesn’t look like much now.

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Earth movers have shifted some of the sandy soil down from the higher elevations, and there are survey stakes driven into the ground everywhere. A drilling rig is up and running, hoping to find the water it will take to green up this place and keep a few shade trees alive. Other than the drilling crew, no one is around. “It won’t take much to get this place going. A few access roads, some sprinklers and some sod, and they’ll be ready for business,” said Len Harwick of Harwick Wells & Post Holes. “From what I’ve heard, they’re going to get all the coffins and stones in place before they sod. That makes sense. No use in putting grass down, then digging it back up, is there?” Exhuming the dead to make room for more current activities is a practice that goes back to when cities outgrew their modest origins. As the Industrial Age set in, rural populations

migrated to urban settings for employment in huge numbers, and in a relatively short time, city leaders and planners realized the lands that had been set aside for the deceased had become an inconvenience, and more tellingly, an impediment to commerce. In France in 1786, officials in Paris closed the Cimetiere Des Innocents (Cemetery of the Innocents), which had been in continuous operation since the fourth century, and moved out an estimated 6,000,000 remains, dumping them rather unceremoniously into a mine shaft that was eventually converted to that city’s famous catacombs. By the time such a drastic move had to be taken, the Cimetiere Des Innocents was in the very center of Paris and was far too valuable a piece of land to be left exclusively to the dead. The practice continues. St. Johannes

Cemetery in Chicago has been fighting O’Hare International Airport over the relocation of graves so that the airport can expand. In West Virginia, cemeteries are relocated to accommodate mountaintop removal mining. From Singapore to Israel, Nashville to Boston, or anywhere crowded people feel they are running out of room—and anywhere the ground has become more coveted than hallowed—cemetery properties are being converted to new development. There are even archeologists, usually on the payroll of the developers, who specialize in cataloging the items that must be relocated. Fred Allen is a Florida State Universitytrained archeologist employed by commercial interests in Atlanta, Ga., to examine and sort out anything that comes from the ground during these disinterments. He speaks candidly


about the inevitability of his work. “It’s going to happen. It’s just a reality of modern life. My job is to see that it gets done in an orderly and respectful way. That the right headstone goes with the right casket, that kind of thing. Sometimes, those old pine cofďŹ ns come apart like a worn-out shoe when they’re being moved, and I feel a deep obligation to get those remains back into the ground in one piece, if I can. Or if I can’t, at least in one container.â€?


City ofďŹ cials had set the announcement of this agreement for later this year. According to one source (who did not wish to be named for fear of retaliation), the Municipal OfďŹ ce of Burial Properties Administration (MOBUPRAD), the agency charged with managing and maintaining all city-owned cemeteries, had considered the Friday before the long Memorial Day weekend to be an ideal time to release the news. A conďŹ dential source cites Umberto Ferdinantes, administrative ofďŹ cer of MOBUPRAD, as saying, “This is going to get a lot of these old Idaho people all ďŹ red up, no matter when we announce it. But if we do it just as people are getting out of town, heading out for McCall or the hills, maybe they won’t be so wild-eyed when they come back.â€? However, that stratagem will likely have to be radically adjusted after this article is published. Word of the deal was leaked shortly after the ďŹ rst of the year. In so many ways, it seems unbelievable that such a transfer of municipal properties could have taken place without any news of it spreading to the general public. With that in

mind, various people who would be in a position to have heard something were contacted to see if they had been asked for their input or alerted to any changes. Malda Ygoruthanui, longtime president of the Idaho Cemetery and Mausoleum Preservation League (ICMPL), had heard nothing. “It simply can not be,� insisted Ygoruthanui. “Either one of them, really, but especially Pioneer. We spent a whole year and a half dressing up that place for the Idaho Centennial in 1990. ICMPL put that pretty new fence around it, put up an information center, cut the weeds and cleaned the scum off the gravestones. I designed the Web page myself. It is just unthinkable that anyone with the city would sell off that land. Somebody is pulling somebody’s leg.� Activist blogger Dave Frister, an ardent and dedicated observer of local government affairs, also refused to believe it. “No way this could have gotten by me. I sit through every City Council meeting, every planning and zoning meeting, every County Commission meeting, every ACHD meeting. I watch their body language for signs they’re hiding something. I go through every taped proceeding, frame by frame. I dig out stuff people don’t even want to know about. No ma’am, no way this could have gotten by me.� Others, though, found it more credible. Skip Welch, with the Boise State Institute on Public Plausibility, commented, “Frankly, it doesn’t surprise me. The city needs money, just like everyone and everything else does these days. And really, when you think about it, it makes sense, doesn’t it? You got, what? Two hundred acres? Three hundred acres of tripleA real estate, and once they sell off a burial

plot, it doesn’t earn another dime. Not for the city or anyone else. If that land were sitting out alongside the interstate, you know, next to one of the big exit ramps, it would be rented out for double-digit ďŹ gures per square foot to some box store outďŹ t. If it’s true, I think it was a good move. Maybe now Bieter can get that trolley car he wants so bad.â€? Some of those interviewed were quite enthusiastic about the changes. Junior Chamber of Commerce member Elizabeth Stank, who owns and operates Stank Stationery four blocks down Emerald Street from Morris Hill, was particularly pleased with the news. “I think it’s great. No disrespect to those dead people over there, but this end of town has been dying for 20 years. Some nice new neighbors would really perk things up around here.â€? A 28-year veteran with the city’s administration said in a phone interview, “Look, I’m not saying you’re right. If we’ve sold off those boneyards, you didn’t hear it from me. But let’s just say it was true. Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that what you heard was true. What’s so wrong with that? Government has no business being in the boneyard business. You let the free market decide what a burial plot should cost, and it wouldn’t surprise me if you could pick one up for under 50 bucks. After all, we’re only talking about a 4-foot by 8-foot parcel, not counting the 6-foot-deep part. It all depends on where the boneyard is, sure. Obviously, it’s going to cost more to get into one on top of a nice hill overlooking the river than one in, say, Garden City, overlooking an RV dealership.â€? That city employee asked not to be identiďŹ ed.

Before making his way to his car, Ollie Bench returns to his parents’ graves and soaks the new chrysanthemums from a bottle of AquaďŹ na he carries in his coat pocket. “You know, I hate that they’re doing this. Seems to me that once you go through that ‘dust-to-dust’ speech, you ought to be able to stay put. Know what I mean? I mean, what are they going to do ... say it all over again when they rebury these folks out there in the sagebrush?â€? Would Ollie participate in an effort to stop this transfer, if such a move were initiated? “Probably not. I’m not much of what you’d call a ďŹ rebrand sort. I signed a petition once, but I forgot what it was for. But this makes me plenty mad, darnit. It has to do with tradition, doesn’t it? They should let certain things be. I know you can’t ďŹ ght city hall and all that, and that supposedly you can’t ďŹ ght progress either. But is this really progress? Really? That they can throw you out of your own grave any time a better deal comes along? What happens if they discover oil out there under that new cemetery? Or uranium? What are they going to do then? Move ’em all again?â€? Ollie pours some AquaďŹ na on a bird spot that has dripped down over his father’s birth date and scrubs it off with a Fred Meyer receipt he ďŹ nds in his coat pocket. “Besides, I was hoping to end up here, myself. You know ... when my time comes.â€? Dr. Axidea instructs senior citizens in the art of gravestone rubbing for the University of Idaho Extension Service and does investigative reporting as a hobby.




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Three cafeteria workers in Switzerland bond over their Eastern European heritage in Andrea Staka’s drama, Das Fraulein, presented by the Boise chapter of the International Rescue Committee. Leaving Belgrade more than 25 years earlier, Ruza strives for a new life in Zurich. She owns a cafeteria and disregards her past in order to maintain a humdrum, orderly existence. Waitress Mila, unlike Ruza, dreams of returning to her native Croatia and settling down on the coast. One day, Ana storms in looking for a job and attempts to breathe a vibrant jolt of life into the cafeteria. Though Ruza is hesitant and annoyed by Ana’s passion, the two form an extraordinar y bond. But will Ana’s tragic past threaten the women’s friendship? Das Fraulein explores the effects of displacement and cultural acceptance. The film represents the mission of the IRC, which is to provide sanctuar y, safety and change for the millions of people who have been affected by oppression and violence. “I think it will really give our community a view of the struggles refugees go through,” said Keziah Sullivan, IRC Community Outreach Specialist. Sullivan claims the stereotype of refugees refusing to integrate into their new surroundings is false. “Now that they are here, they want to do whatever it takes to become members of the community,” she said. Tickets are available at The Flicks or by calling the IRC at 208-344-1792. Contact Sullivan for more information at 7 p.m., $12, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,,


As part of the Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series, the Morrison Center presents Cats on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3. Cats, the second longest running Broadway musical is based T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and

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since opening in the West End in 1981, the Andrew Lloyd Webber production has won seven Tony Awards and been translated into more than 20 languages. Notably, the musical produced the classic staple “Memory,” a song about a burned-out

“Fat gives things flavor,” said world-famous chef Julia Child. She should have added, “And women should be the ones to fry it up.” With women in the workplace, fast and frozen foods have become the staples of a family’s diet. We understand better than anyone that the most important ingredient in any dish is love. And we know that there is no one better equipped to stir a dollop of devotion or a teaspoonful of tenderness into a casserole than a woman. On Thursday, April 1, renowned Yugoslavian Chef Ima Lyre will offer a “Get Women Back in the Kitchen” cooking class. Chef Lyre will be in town for one day to help women relearn the skills they need to move out of the office and back behind the stove. She’ll provide the aprons, hairnets and hotpads; women need only to bring a big smile and a desire to relive the good ol’ days. Chef Lyre will answer questions like, “How can I make sure I have dinner on the table when my husband gets home?” and “How do I get my boys to eat their vegetables?” Seating is limited and dress code of below-the-knee-length skirts and pearl necklaces is required. Thursday, April 1, April Fool’s Day, 3:30 p.m., $432 members/$7.16 non-members, 742 Evergreen Terrace. Call 555-867-5309 to sign up.

glamour puss’s remembrance of her past and dedication to her future. But along with the slew of statues awarded to this musical, Cats also wins the award for most memorable character names. Who could forget Jennyanydots, the ruler of mice and roaches? Or Mr. Mistoffelees, the tomcat with magical powers? The musical may also be your only chance to see a patriarchal feline named after a book of the Bible (Old Deuteronomy). Beware of the

villain Macavity and literal cat burglars Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie. If your tongue isn’t twisted enough by these oddly monikered meowers, Cats will give you the tales of plenty more adventurous felines to entertain for an evening. April 2, 7:30 p.m., April 3, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $28$50.50, Morrison Center, 1910 University Dr, 208-4261110, Tickets available at

TUESDAYWEDNESDAY APRIL 6-7 dance BALLET IDAHO: LA VITA E BALLET Operas, symphonies and ballets often present themed programs, looking to a certain country, culture or era to help shape the evening’s WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


“Hello. I made you a delicious cake. I also made your town famous.”

The Kid Espi looks all grown-up (or he borrowed his dad’s suit).








On First Thursdays, Boise State and the Boise City Department of Arts and History host the Fettuccine Forum, a community gathering that looks at the history and cultural life of Boise and the Treasure Valley. And, as the name suggests, you can slurp a plate of fettuccine for only $5. This month, the forum will tackle Idaho’s history in film. They’ll look at everything from Jon Heder’s breakthrough title role in 2004’s Napoleon Dynamite, which was shot in the small town of Preston, all the way back to the slightly less known Cowpuncher, shot in Idaho Falls in 1915. Panelists include local director Travis Swartz (Norman Waiting), director Sandra Cavanaugh, longtime North by Northwest producer Lorena Davis, and Josie Pusl, manager of The Flicks theater and former managing director of the now defunct True West Film Festival. Moderating will be Peg Owens from the Idaho Department of Commerce, who became Idaho’s first full-time film commissioner in 1987, and who, in addition to her film commission duties, has overseen statewide video shoots aimed at increasing Idaho tourism. 5 p.m. dinner, 5:30 p.m. lecture, FREE, $5 for fettuccine, Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., artsandhistor y.

performances. Ballet Idaho’s artistic director Peter Anastos said he wanted to do something different. So he turned his eyes to Italy. “It’s an incredible place,” Anastos said fondly of the country he believes everyone should visit at least once. “And I thought it might be interesting instead of doing French music or Russian music, which are obvious choices, or even an American evening, it would be less obvious and more interesting to do something about Italy.” Ballet Idaho’s upcoming “All-Italian Program” April 9-11 includes music from non-Italian composers but is


still all-Italian in spirit. The three ballets will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (choreographed by Ballet Idaho’s ballet master Alex Ossadnik), Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, which includes a fast-paced Tarantella. If all this talk of Italy is making you hungry (what’s talk of Italy without thinking of the country’s gastronomic contributions?) join Anastos, Ossadnik and the entire company on Wednesday, April 7, for a four-course Italian dinner (an antipasti course, pasta of course, insalata, a dolce dessert, a no-host beer

A common refrain among the musical elite in town is that we don’t produce or import enough hip-hop. That truth is steadily becoming a falsehood as more and more locals are sprouting up and national acts are slowly but surely branching out their tours to include stops in Boise. But people still complain. Anthony Noriega is a name you probably don’t know. He’s just a regular guy with a job, a wife and three daughters. He’s also a self-described “hip-hop head” and a member of the above-mentioned we-don’t-get-enough-hip-hop-in-Boise club. But instead of whining, he decided to do something. He put together the Boise Spring Hip-Hop Show on Thursday, April 1, at Reef, which will feature the Kid Espi, Kublakai, Mahtie Bush, Notion, Top Shelf and local act Dedicated Servers. The artists are from California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Once Noriega had all the acts on board, he wanted sponsors in on the fun as well and got Above Ground Magazine, the Board Room and Alliance Jiu Jitsu to join in. The seed of the show, Noriega said, was to “bring some solid underground hip hop talent to Boise ... I started out breakdancing on cardboard as a kid up until the teen years ... got into graffiti and urban art in high school and have always listened to hip-hop music.” Many of the artists he listens to he found out about by word of mouth or someone handing him a flier on the street. Real underground. Spring and underground hip-hop don’t automatically go together like eggs and bacon or Bert and Ernie, but Noriega’s reason for calling it the Boise Spring Hip-Hop Show is a sound one: “Everybody loves spring,” he said. “People are itching to get some warm weather, get out and see some good shows, feel some sunshine. This show is going to be sunshine for your ears. I plan to do a similar show each year and already have artists contacting me to get on the card.” 9:30 p.m., $5, Reef, 106 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200,

and wine bar, and coffee and Italian sodas from Tully’s) sponsored by the Italian American Club. Stick around for a demonstration of the upcoming program and a lecture sponsored by the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute. After all that food, you should be well prepared for the “All-Italian Program,” which Anastos promises

The Scratch Lounge is the Snuggie of cat toys. While on one paw, it makes ridiculous claims to have revolutionized “cat-scratch technology,” on the other, it’s impossible for a cat owner to watch the commercial without wanting one. Made using 100 percent recyclable materials and nontoxic wheat-based glue, the Scratch Lounge is a threesided, corrugated cardboard armchair. Just sprinkle a pinch of the included primo Canadian catnip—“coveted by kitty connoisseurs ever ywhere”—and watch your cat go nuts rolling, scratching, rubbing and napping in his or her new relaxation station. But this toy isn’t just for ZAMZOWS housecats. When given a go at Various locations throughout the Scratch Lounge, Boxer the the Treasure Valley. African serval and Pablo the bobcat were also whipped into a feline frenzy. Sold. The Scratch Lounge Web site is filled with photos of happy cat-stomers enjoying their new scratch toy instead of their owners’ expensive drapery. According to one testimonial, even the fat cats love it: “Who said cat lounges are only for small, limber kittens? Weighing in at 17 lbs. and 19 lbs. each, respectively, my cats—NASDAQ and Starbucks—enjoy their lounges to the fullest!” If your city kitty needs a Scratch Lounge of his own, throw on some Ted Nugent and zip off to Zamzows. This toy is sure to cure cat scratch fever in no time. —Tara Morgan

will be exciting. “The music bubbles right along and cooks at a high boil,” he said. “It was fun to choreograph.” 5:30 p.m., $50 dinner, $10 lecture only; Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. Ninth St. All-Italian Program. April 9-11, $20-$50, Boise State SPEC, 1800 University Drive. Visit

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 On Stage MINERVA JAYNE’S SAINTS AND SINNERS—Minerva, Selena, Godiva and special guest Victoria woo and wow the crowd with glitzy performances of lip-syncing. 8-10 p.m. $2. Sin, 1124 W. Front St., 208-3423375,

Sports & Fitness IDAHO STAMPEDE VS. RIO GRANDE—For tickets call 208388-4667 or visit 7 p.m. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or Box office 208-331-8497,

Odds & Ends 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS—Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the 9th Street Toastmasters meeting. Noon. FREE. 208-388-6484,

THURSDAY APRIL 1 On Stage NUNSENSE—A rip-roaring, highenergy musical with five nuns, plenty of plot twists and a whole lot of laughing. Show at 7 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner must be ordered one day in advance. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021.

Sports & Fitness BARREL RACING—Van O Barrel Racing timed runs at 4 p.m., jackpot after timed runs. FREE to watch. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-455-8500,

POPEYED—Popeye, Olyve, Wympy and Sweetie do their best to protect their sweet and sleepy town from the likes of evil Bruno and his gang. 7:15 $7-$13, 208-336-7383. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise,

Art Odds & Ends ENGLISH/SPANISH KARAOKE— Sing along to your favorite songs in English or Spanish with tons of song choices for all ages. 9 p.m.1 a.m. FREE. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-0304. THE MERIDIAN SINGERS—A group for women who like to sing acappella barbershop. Reading music not required. 7:30-9 p.m. The Music Den, 245 E. Blue Heron Lane, Meridian, 208-7246311. THE YARN CLUB—A place for knitters and crocheters to get together and chat. 1 p.m. FREE. Fuzz, 605 Americana Blvd., Boise, 208-343-3899, www.

FRIDAY APRIL 2 On Stage CATS—Cats: the musical that took the poetry of T.S. Eliot and used it to birth the furry movement, comes to Boise for two days on its North American tour. 7:30 p.m. $28-$50. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, NUNSENSE—See Thursday. 7 p.m. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021.

FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Take a stroll through downtown Eagle and visit local merchants and galleries along the way. First Friday invites the public to stop in to shops, and enjoy a drink, art and music. Held in downtown Eagle. First Friday of every month, 4-9 p.m. Downtown Eagle. FONNY DAVIDSON & DAVE THOMAS—Plein Air paintings in oil by Fonny Davidson and Contemporary mixed media paintings by Dave Thomas. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Galerie Belle Ame, 179 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-9381342,

Literature LITERATURE FOR LUNCH—Join Boise State English Professors Carol Martin and Cheryl Hindrichs for an in-depth discussion of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. 12-1 p.m. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, www.

Sports & Fitness IDAHO STAMPEDE VS. LOS ANGELES—For tickets call 208388-4667 or visit 7 p.m. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208424-2200 or Box office 208-331-8497, www. 23

Workshops & Classes PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude during this weekly gathering. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2940,

Art FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISE— On the first Thursday of each month, downtown visitors can stroll through downtown Boise’s art galleries and enjoy unique entertainment and special events. 5-9 p.m. FREE, For more information, visit www.

Talks & Lectures FETTUCCINE FORUM— Educational presentation: “Hollywood North: Making Movies in Idaho” with presenter Peg Owens. Complimentary appetizers are served and fettuccine is available for $5. 5 p.m. FREE, 208-433-5670. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, roseroom.

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Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.



SECOND CHANCES Recycled Art Show helps fund substance-abuse recovery


TARA MORGAN Passing old cabinets and chandeliers with frayed wires, store manager Patrick McDonnell gives a tour of the Second Chance Building Materials retail center. More or less a thrift-store version of Home Depot, Second Chance supplies DIY home remodelers with items like gently used kitchen sinks or screen doors at highly discounted prices. But Second Chance also has another Event producers Sarah McDaniel (left) and Julie Barnathan German (right) prep for the Recycled Art Show. mission: to help fund Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships, a substanceture raffle items from sponsors like Open challenges local artists to create a recycled abuse recovery center. Table Catering, The Chocolat Bar and The masterpiece out of materials that would “We think it’s really a great metaphor … Modern Hotel. otherwise be destined for the dump. This We take items that need a second chance, “One of the things that’s neat about the year’s exhibit opens on Thursday, April just like the people, and bring them togethshow is that it’s an open art show, anyone 1, at the Linen Building with a reception er,” said Executive Director Melanie Curtis. can participate—even police officers,” said from 5-9 p.m., including music by singerGesturing to a stack of antique maartist and event producer Julie Barnathan songwriter Greg Bridges. hogany doors donated from the Idaho “One of the stipulations of the art show German. “You’re going to find everything State Capitol after the recent renovation, from artists who are high-level, selling is that the artwork be constructed of 75 McDonnell comes across as both knowlprofessional artists and then people who percent recycled materials, so you’re going edgeable and enthusiastic. His demeanor are like, ‘Hey, I’m going to take a stab at to see some really unique, interesting items makes it difficult to picture him as he was creating something.’” less than a decade ago—locked up in prison that—just like in the store—are all recyFor others, the Recycled Art Show’s cled,” said event producer Sarah McDaniel. on drug-related charges. But thanks to “In fact, some of the artists are using items appeal lies in the objects themselves. UnSHIP, McDonnell received a second chance from the store and incorporating them into like freshly painted canvases or sculpted of his own. clay, recycled art comes with a palpable “When I got out, I got a job and a place their artwork.” history—a narrative that shines through One of those artists is Kevin Butler, to live all in the same day,” said McDoneach new coat of paint. an Idaho State Police retiree from Kuna nell. “It all worked out for me. They did a “There’s a story behind every piece. It’s who repurposed one of Second Chance’s lot for me. I owe this place my life.” not just one-dimensional; it’s multi-dimenmahogany doors, turning it into a room Money raised by Second Chance for sional, historical. It comes with all kinds divider. Butler, who doesn’t consider himSHIP—combined with funds raised at its of great stories because of all the materiself an artist but rather a “hobbyist that annual Recycled Art Show—helps recoverals that are going into it,” said McDaniel. has enough good ideas to get in trouble” ing addicts land on their feet after they “That’s kind of like with the clients. You called the Idaho State Historical Society to make the jump to sobriety. The private can see somebody, but do you really know research the door’s nonprofit offers their story?” history before he clean and sober Misty Pratt, a Second Chance employee, refurbished it. housing and also Thursday, April 1, 5-9 p.m.; Friday, April 2, had one of those hidden stories. Like Mc“I kind of, as a provides ongoing noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m.-7 Donnell, she also spent time in prison and hobby, dink around case management, p.m.; Sunday, April 4, 9 a.m.-noon. FREE. suffered through drug addiction. But after with antiques and counseling, job trainLINEN BUILDING going through the SHIP recovery program stuff,” said Butler. ing and life- skills 1402 W. Grove St. “For me, it’s interest- and becoming house manager at her comcoaching. On top of 208-385-0111 ing to find out a little munal women’s home, Pratt gained the that, Second Chance confidence to pursue a new path. bit more about the often hires folks who “I’m going to college right now at project; to get some come through SHIP College of Western Idaho,” said Pratt. “I history.” to work in retail, redon’t know what I want to be when I grow Butler’s antique mahogany door roommanufacturing, construction, de-construcup yet, I have no idea. I’ve never thought divider is only one of the many recycled tion and green lawn-care. projects created by this year’s crop of more about it until now.” “It’s a daily testimonial to show that McDonnell, too, has plans that wouldn’t than 50 artists. The show includes everypeople actually can rebuild their lives, have been possible without the SHIP prothing from crafter Julie Richardson’s fuzzy because [Second Chance] is run, from the gram and money raised by Second Chance birds chirping around a knitted nest to manager on down, by people who are in glass artist Emmy Lou Rogers’ dishwasher- and the Recycled Art Show. “I may go back recovery and who have been through the safe fused-glass bowl. In addition to having to school and maybe try to get into some SHIP program,” said Curtis. kind of counseling—alcohol counseling,” almost triple the number of artists as last Now in its third year, Second Chance’s he said. year’s event, this year’s show will also feaannual fundraiser, the Recycled Art Show, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East THE ADELMANN EVENT CENTER—Music, wine tasting by 1 Woodriver Cellars, and art. Each of the featured artists consider their work “representative” and use both oil and water mediums: Dee Miller, Ann Winslow, Naomi Elton, Joy Cobbs and Christine Howard. 622 W. Idaho, Boise, 208-287-3296. THE BASQUE MARKET—Be surprised by April Fool’s Day tapas, and enjoy a glass of Spanish wine or house-made sangria on the patio or in

the festive market. It’ll be basquea-licious. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208,

will be doing demos on the torch and in the hot shop. 530 W. Myrtle, Boise, 208-345-1825,


LE CAFE DE PARIS—Featuring a special tapas menu and live music. 6 p.m. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-336-0889, www.lecafedeparis. com.

BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Free admission to the museum and tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House starting at 6:30. Plus, a jam session with local musicians. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671, www.basquemuseum. com.

BOISE ART GLASS—Enjoy 3 cheese, crackers and cider while watching live glass-blowing. Artists


CATACOMB CLUB—All About Art, featuring local painters, music, DJ, dance, digital arts, sculpture and more. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-392-7747, www.catacombclub. com.

CHRONIC TACOS—Taco eating contest. 8:30. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3711. DRAGONFLY—Sarongs are on sale. Buy two for $25. Regularly $16.95 each. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-9234, FLATBREAD COMMUNITY 5 OVEN—Photography by Amber Grubb featuring Boise landmarks with a historic focus. Happy hour until 6 p.m., plus kids eat free and every bottle of wine on the list is $20. 615 W. Main St., Boise.

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Boise native Emily 6 Wenner works in oils on whatever materials she can find that are inexpensive or free. Emily is a past participant in the Eighth Street Artist in Residency Program. Her work focuses on women with psychological issues and romantic fantasies. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320.


IDAHO INDIE WORKS—The Idaho Indie Works team of local artists and crafters are celebrating the grand opening of their new retail boutique, located in the heart of Old Boise in the Pioneer Tent Building. The celebration includes 30 local artisans, tasty treats provided by Open Table Catering, wine tasting by Buzz Cafe, live music, and giveaways. 5 p.m. 106 N. Sixth, Boise.

South AIR ARTISTS—Eighth Street Marketplace (404 8 S. Eighth St.): Brooke Burton’s automated tour guided by light. Painter JanyRae Seda continues work on her Idaho Grain Elevator series. Painter Suzanne Lee Chetwood features landscapes. Alaska Building (1020 Main St.): Anna Weber and Eliza Fernand work on a window that will be made up with the first in a series of evolving installations. Basement at Renewal (517 Eighth St.): Visual artist Earl Swope collaborates with five other artists to create an installation concerned with our perception of beauty in art. The other artists involved are contemporary dancer and choreographer Kelli Brown, filmmaker Chad Rinn, opera singer Michal Jarolimek, belly dancer and filmmaker Cecilia Rinn and audio artist Jared Hallock. The group will be experimenting and developing the installation at Renewal Underground, and Swope will have additional works on display. ATOMIC TREASURES—Featured artists are a 9 father-daughter team of art photographers from Boise. Rick Hale started taking photos of automobiles in 1964 when he purchased his first camera. Daughter Rennie Cloninger’s current show is the “Old Penitentiary Collection,” showing the darkness and solitude behind the old walls. A special art/craft sale with many local artists will be going on the rest of the building. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3440811, BALLET IDAHO—Join artistic director Peter Anastos and Ballet Idaho dancers for an open rehearsal at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. From 5-6:30 p.m. See Picks, Page 16. FREE. 501 S. Eighth St., 208-343-0556, BOISE ART MUSEUM—Studio Art Exploration: 10 Discover how artists have used images of robots in their artwork by viewing the work in Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon and creating your own image of a robot. Art Talk: JoAnne Northrup, Katie and Drew Gibson chief curator, San Jose Museum of Art, talks about the exhibition. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, BUNS IN THE OVEN—Tina Richards, owner of Muddy Hands, doing gift handprint designs. 413 S. Eighth St. 208-342-LOVE. CASA DEL SOL—Live entertainment and $2 authentic tacos. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-3660. EDWARDS BOISE DOWNTOWN STADIUM 9—Free preview party for the upcoming blockbuster lineup. 7 p.m. 760 Broad St., Boise, 208-338-3821. HAIRLINES—Lui Goitia will be showing some 11 of his raw art sketches and self portraits. There will be local arts and crafts throughout the historic Foster Building. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. HELLY HANSEN—End of season sale. Almost all items in store are 30-50 percent off. 860 W. Broad, Boise, 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 12 Explore the beauty of refugee traditional arts with the new exhibit, The Comforts of Home: Crafting a New Life in the Treasure Valley. Also, from 5-7:30 is “New Neighbor Night.” Meet your new international neighbors and the agencies that help them make Boise home. Take your knitting or sewing and join a multi-cultural sewing circle. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, OZZY’S METAL DESIGN—An exclusive 13 collection of upcycled metal pieces for every room in your home. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise. QUE PASA—Arts and crafts from Mexico. 14 Steel sculptures for the wall, yard and garden, blown glass, mirrors and jewelry. There will also be a local artist art/craft show and sale in the historic Foster Building. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018.

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and other developing countries. 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208344-8088.

ments from Jade Glass. You pick the size and color combination to brighten up any room in your home. Custom color combinations are also available. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3859337,

AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Spring is in the air and ACG has lots of new items in the store. Stop by and check out all the new lines. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872.

THE STYLISH STORK—The grand opening of The Stylish Stork’s stroller store, featuring a wide variety of quality strollers available from the leading manufacturers. Special opening day 10 percent discount. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3365655.

ARTISAN OPTICS—The 16 Face A Face eyewear trunk show. Signs of their time, the Face A Face collections reveal the individual personality of their wearer. The glasses become a narcissistic object that underlines its wearer’s personality and makes it unforgettable. Enjoy a splash of vino, music, local art and a chat with friends at Artisan Optics. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise.

Central Downtown A NOVEL ADVENTURE—Bring your pennies and fill up Mr. Potato Head at A Novel Adventure. Your donations will help support the goal of sending 230,000 meals for the citizens of Haiti


BASEMENT GALLERY— Basement Gallery continues its new program with a survey of contemporary printmaking. Artists include Matt

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BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Live jazz by Rebecca Wright. 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3456, www. BRICOLAGE HUMAN18 MADE—Featuring housewares, clothing and other stuff independently designed and made by humans. Silent auction featuring work from local artists Erin Cunningam 5-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3453718, CHOCOLAT BAR—Select beers from Sierra Nevada Brewery will be paired with chocolates. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3387771,

Everts, a former Disney animator, is conducting a lecture from 6-7 p.m. on how to make a flipbook. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-2191.


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ELLA’S ROOM—New space on Ninth. St. between Bannock and Idaho. This First Thursday, enjoy 20 percent off of regularly priced items 413 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-331-3552. FETTUCCINE FORUM—Panel discussion on Idaho’s film history, with moderator Peg Owens. 5 p.m. Rose Room. 718 W. Idaho St. IDAHO ADVANTAGE CREDIT UNION—Open House 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the Idaho Advantage Visa card. 249 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208342-5660. LISK GALLERY—Featur21 ing, A Portrait of the West a showing of 75 new black and white images from photographer, Mark Lisk. Also, enjoy works from Carl Rowe, one of the northwest’s finest oil painters, as well as brightly colored paintings on aluminum by artist Jerri Lisk. Tasty treats on hand from Dream Chocolate and wine tastings from Sawtooth Winery. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3773, MAI THAI—Buy two entrees and get a free appetizer up to $6.95. 750 W. Idaho St., 208-3448424, OLD CHICAGO—Kids eat free. Karaoke from 10 p.m. to close in the bar. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, www.oldchicago. com.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS PIE HOLE—$1 PBRs. 22 Featuring Boise’s industrial artist, Angi Grow, and rhyth-


mic melodies from Sleepy Seeds on the patio. 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-7783, www. PIONEER TENT—Idaho Indie Works. A collection of Boise locals handmade creations, including jewelry, dolls, stationery, glass works and more. Free wine tasting and live music. 5-9 p.m. Sixth and Main streets, Boise. THOMAS HAMMER— 23 Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters will feature art by Todd Davis. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-433-8004, WARD HOOPER GAL24 LERY—Grand opening of the Ward Hooper Gallery of Art. Catered wine and finger food. See the new space, new art, including the unveiling of his new Rec Fest poster. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise.

West ART SOURCE 25 GALLERY—Out West with Film, photography by Jerry Kencke. 1015 W. Main St., Boise. 208-331-3374. BROWN’S GALLERY— 26 A Common Majesty, David Mensing’s architectural background contributes to the compelling design of his oil landscapes. Representatives of the Indigo Palm Salon will be handing out free samples and coupons for complementary hair cuts. Wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery and music by pianist Joe Baldassarre. 1022 Main St., Boise, 208-342-6661. GALLERY 601—Florals 27 by Connecticut artist Paul Landry, reflecting his upbring-


ing in Nova Scotia. Also, local watercolor artist Bill Gehring’s paintings of songbirds. Sample the award-winning wines from Wood River Cellars. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, www. THE GALLERY AT THE 28 LINEN BUILDING—Presenting Bill Blahd’s exhibit, Bill Blahd Paintings: Artists, Faith, Medicine, Religion, featuring works he’s created over the past five years. Live music by Dan Costello and Leta Neustaedter and DJs during and after the show. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, MODERN HOTEL AND BAR— Mid-Century Get Together, Mad Men Style. 5pm till late. Guests are encouraged to come in authentic, fabulous costumes to win a prize and get their photo taken. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—$2 off any used CD or DVD $5.99 and up. All 12 oz. espresso drinks are only $2 and get $2 off any sale gift item over $5.99. The Record Exchange also features local artists’ new releases for in-store play on First Thursday. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, www.

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Why did the Beatles cross Abbey Road? To get to Box in the Basement.

CRAFT SHOPS AND ART BOXES Craft-loving downtown denizens have much to celebrate this month. The 8th Street Micro Mall is now officially in full swing. Located in the Idaho Building basement across from Superb Sushi and next door to the Alexa Rose Gallery, the mall features a mini convenience store as well as a number of local crafty small businesses. After picking up a pack of smokes and a soda, you can browse re-purposed clothing and trinkets at Box in the Basement, snag “human made” purses and screenprinted goodies at Bricolage or pick up a bamboo JJB Longboard at Sibb Custom Rides. This First Thursday, April 1, the micro mall will also welcome a new tenant—Dead Bird Gallery—which plans to display and sell photographs from Wayne T. Crans alongside work from an assortment of other local and international progressive artists. First Thursday will also feature an Erin Cunningham blowout sale at Bricolage. An assortment of 30 sketches, drawings and paintings from this Boise-based illustrator will be sold via silent auction. 5-9 p.m., 8th Street Micro Mall, 280 N. Eighth Street. Down the block at the Old Pioneer Tent Building, 21 members of the Idaho Indie Works Etsy street team have also linked up to open their own boutique. Though the group has been hosting temporary First Thursday events in the space, Thursday, April 1, will mark their official grand opening in their new permanent location. Beginning at 5 p.m., you can enjoy music by Brock Bartel and Sam Baldazo, as well as food from Open Table Catering. 5 p.m., Pioneer Tent Building, Sixth and Main streets. As you’re wandering from boutique to boutique on First Thursday, don’t forget to stop and smell the ... cabinet controller boxes. With leftover grant money from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, the Downtown Boise Association has commissioned two more artists to cover drab downtown traffic control boxes with their colorful creations. Erin Ruiz (Sixth and Main, northwest corner) and Angi Grow (Eighth and Bannock southwest corner) will join other traffic control box artists Karen Woods, Bob Neal, Tarmo Watia, Pat Kilby and Amy Lunstrum. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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FRIDAY NIGHT DRUM JAM—8-10 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Drum Central, 2709 W. State St., Boise, 208-424-9519, www.

SATURDAY APRIL 3 Festivals & Events ANIME FESTIVAL—Costume contest with prizes. Bring your best manga drawings for the art show. Play the game of Go, paint kanji scrolls and fold origami. Special anime-inspired snacks, and may watch some videos. 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996.

On Stage CATS—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $28-$50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, NUNSENSE—See Thursday. 7 p.m. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021.

POPEYED—See Friday. 7:15 p.m., $7-$13, 208-336-7383. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise,

Food & Drink WINE TASTING—Visit Idaho’s first cooperative winery and taste the fruits of labor of three different winemakers under one roof. The wineries include Cinder, Vale Wine Company and Syringa Winery. Noon-5 p.m. $5/person, refundable with purchase. Urban Winemakers Cooperative, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-3764023,

Sports & Fitness IDAHO STAMPEDE VS. LOS ANGELES—For tickets call 208388-4667 or visit 7 p.m. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or Box office 208-331-8497,

from Steve Fulton, The Heard, Fauxbois, Jessi Dobrusky, Leta Neustaedter & Tim Willis, A Seasonal Disguise, The Very Most, Hill Folk Noir. 10 a.m. FREE. Cassia Park, 4600 W. Camas St., Boise. EASTER EGG HUNT—Children are invited to Paramount for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be facepainting, games, a small petting zoo, refreshments and the Easter Bunny. 1:30 p.m. FREE. Paramount Community Center, 5695 N. Fox Run Way, Meridian, SCIENCE SATURDAYS—Every Saturday, the Discovery Center features different topics with morning and afternoon sessions for different ages. Call for more information, or visit the Web site. Saturdays. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www.scidaho. org. SILLY MONKEY LIBRARY PUPPET SHOW—2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

Kids & Teens

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CENTRAL BENCH SPRING FESTIVAL—Easter egg hunt for kids age 0-12 at 10 a.m. Other activities including community resource information tables, free tennis lessons, a mini golf course, and live music

PICKLED EGG EATING CONTEST—Eat as many pickled eggs as you can in five minutes. Win heartburn and eternal glory. 4 p.m. $10. Nut House Sports Bar and Grill, 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise,




Peter Anastos, Artistic Director

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 6 p.m. FREE, idahocampaign.

Three ballets celebrating the spirit of Italian culture! Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Stravinsky’s Pulcinella

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Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

SALSA SUNDAYS—6 p.m.-2 a.m. Cowgirls, 353 Ave. E, Kuna, 208-922-9522, SOCIAL COUNTRY DANCING— A group meets Sunday nights for social country dancing. 7-10 p.m. FREE. The Bull’s Head Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-5858.


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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers. © 2009 Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.


MONDAY APRIL 5 Odds & Ends


The Italian Program Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 9-11

Tickets on sale now! or call 426-1110 Group discounts and ticket packages available

PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Guests and new members are always welcome. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE, 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise.

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8 DAYS OUT THE YARN CLUB—A place for knitters and crocheters to get together and chat. 1 p.m. FREE. Fuzz, 605 Americana Blvd., Boise, 208-343-3899, www.

TUESDAY APRIL 6 Festivals & Events GET LOUD AT THE LIBRARY!— Musical entertainment, refreshments and activities throughout the evening at all Boise Public Library locations. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AND POETRY SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE— The Idaho LoudWriters Program includes a performance poetry workshop with Tara Brenner at 6 p.m. followed by an all-ages poetry slam. The Slam of Steel is a chance for poets to perform their own brand of spoken-word poetry, a combination of literature and performance, in front of a crowd. Sign ups are at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail cheryl_maddalena@yahoo. com. 6 p.m. FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3315632.

Auditions MSTI MELODIES—A choral group for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and staff. A minimum donation of $20 per year is requested for participation. The group rehearses every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m., and the season runs September-May. 208-381-2779. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 N. Five Mile Rd., Boise.

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

Literature POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, email 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-1299.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 Festivals & Events LIQUID FORUM—Join in a discussion showcasing a different local non profit each month with a silent auction and local music. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-2875379,

Odds & Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—7-9 p.m. For more information about BAS, search the Web site. FREE, www. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895. BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344. DIDGERIDOO FORUM—Facilitator Aaron Maynard invites anyone interested in didge playing and sharing to attend an open forum. 7 p.m. $5 donation. Drum Central, 2709 W. State St., Boise, 208-424-9519, www. LAST CALL TRIVIA—The Quarterbarrel, 4902 W. Chinden, Boise, 208-322-3430. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS—5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-395-1531. SOCRATES CAFE—Interested in life’s greater questions? Join a group of active and engaged listeners who meet every week at Papa Joe’s Coffee Shop, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd. The agenda is to show up with a burning question; “What is the standard of beauty,” “Are happiness and pleasure the same thing?”, whatever is on ones mind; the group votes on a question and the discussion begins. For more information, e-mail 7-8:45 p.m. FREE.

On Stage MINERVA JAYNE’S SAINTS AND SINNERS—8-10 p.m. $2. Sin, 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-342-3375, www.sinboise. com.

Literature BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS, SPEAKER SERIES—Guest speaker Megan Justice will discuss Boise Novel Orchard, a communitybased support system for writers in Boise. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE, html. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229. READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS 2009-2010—Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon. Members of The Cabin receive first pick of the seating and special prices for season tickets: $80 balcony rows (O-T); $110 (nonmember) and $60 upper balcony rows U-Z; $85 (nonmember). For membership information and single tickets, call The Cabin at 208-331-8000. 7:30 p.m. $22-$28 general, $12 students, www.thecabinidaho. org. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454.

Talks & Lectures GIRLS IN TECH—Featuring local Boise Radio host Stephanie Wick. Join Wick for an evening of humor as she discusses what it’s like to host her local program “That’s Woman’s Work.” 5:45-7 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho, Boise.

Call to Artists BOSCO ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS—Boise Open Studios Collective Organization is accepting new member applications from Ada, Boise and Canyon county artists for the 2010 year. Artists will have the opportunity to open their studios in June and/or October. All applicants are juried by a panel of existing members and often at least one outside juror. To be juried in time for the June Open Studios, applicants must postmark materials no later than April 1. Applicants interested in the October Open Studios weekend may postmark materials by June 1. Visit for information.

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PERPETUAL PRODUCTION From SXSW: Strategies for working musicians GAVIN DAHL they stream. ability to choose for themselves.” For Lisa Simpson of Boise band Finn Riggins, Rae-Hunter thinks popular Web-streaming His day job is at Terrorbird, a boutique Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, was itself a stage music marketing company known for hooking services like Pandora, Rhapsody, LastFM, for the many talented buskers she saw during Mog and Spotify could become more viable up college radio stations with music from new SXSW. due to economies of scale. More users equal artists. But recently he started his own label, “I saw a guy hula hooping with an acoustic more revenue, and possibly lower prices for Friends of Friends, which focuses on creating guitar balanced on his chin, slapping it with a the service to consumers. unique products. For FOF’s release of the new maraca,” she told me over a cup of coffee. “It “It seems that consumers have been trained Ernest Gonzales record, Been Meaning to Tell wasn’t really a song, it was a spectacle.” by the Internet to believe that they can get You, that meant 180-gram white vinyl and an Beyond spectacle, the 2,200 bands that anything they want whenever they want,” he accompanying art book. played official SXSW showcases (and the said. “The key is to make sure that the creator “It’s all about signifiers now,” Brown said. hundreds more that showed up uninvited is getting paid somewhere.” “Carrying Ernest’s vinyl around SXSW under in search of exposure) regularly employ all For British label Warp kinds of strategies to reach Records, popularity means their fans. Finn Riggins not only catalog is highly pirated. Accordsells CDs on tour, but also ing to U.S. label manager Priya offers handmade tote bags, Dewan, a reputation for cutting screenprinted T-shirts and even edge packaging only goes so far. onesies for rocking tots. So they set up Bleep, an online In search of merch during retail destination. SXSW, I discovered 10 inde“On the digital side, we pendent record stores are still include apps and bonus tracks, open in Austin. Dan Plunkett, games and stuff like that,” she co-owner of End of an Ear, said. “A lot of the rips are low doesn’t feel the sense of doom quality and all of our digital is many other retailers are expe320 [very high bit rate], which riencing around the country. Warpheads care about.” “We don’t have to make Independent Online Distributhousands of people happy, we tion Alliance consultant Sergio have to make a thousand peoFlores, whose business is global ple happy,” he said. “When digital distribution for indeyou love a band, you want to pendent music, said that while have a physical copy.” budgeting and marketing can be Casey Rae-Hunter of easier with a label, it’s easier to the D.C.-based nonprofit do DIY than 10 years ago. DIY Future of Music Coalition is no longer about going it alone wishes more people had the but assembling a good team. attitude that “authenticity is “If an artist is somewhat the thing.” Over a plate of connected, has a little money tacos, he said that when artists and is willing to put in some efcome to that conclusion and fort, at the end of the day who consumers buy directly from Alex Ziritt’s I’m Here You’re There from the full-color art book that accompanies is going to care more about the artists, we’ll get a healthier Ernest Gonzales’ new record, Been Meaning To Tell You. music, the artist or the label? music ecosystem. The artist.” “Even download sites are “Get active,” Brown said. Bands can’t my arm, people are coming up to me asking, still transitional,” he points out, referring to possibly still think that, “if I’m good enough, ‘What’s that?’ We need cool physical products iTunes and Amazon. “Who decided the 99 I’ll get signed and it will all be OK. That’s to be able to say, oh that’s what music is. With cent price point was sacrosanct? Some artists bullshit. If you have a few fans, get more. digital, you can’t do that.” are getting their music on as many digital There is no denying, however, that digital is Work hard.” services as possible, and then selling ‘scarce With six performances in five days at goods.’ Increasingly, artists can still retain their a new frontier, one which has led to a new inSXSW, Finn Riggins has a handle on “work frastructure to help ensure artists are compencopyrights and still sell a physical object that hard” but are also a good example of the sated fairly. Sound Exchange, which collects might not be music, or sell an added value new DIY. Their label, Tender Loving Empire, and distributes digital performance royalties, item or keep making new peripheral products works with IODA to sell their music digitally. like videos and remixes to get people returning has paid more than $360 million in royalties Burnside Distribution has their CDs in about to 45,000 artists and sound copyright owners to the source.” 50 independent music stores and Riot Act since the nonprofit was created in 2000. AcSmoking a cigarette, PR wizard Leeor Media handles their PR. cording to VP of new media, Bryan Calhoun, Brown said, “Overall what I find to be workThe consensus at this year’s music panels Sound Exchange held money for more than ing the most is ultimately something that has a was that musicians have to be perpetual con450 artists and 200 labels at SXSW. story. If everyone can get your music for free, tent producers, which takes a lot of work. “Almost $1 million in royalties are sitting you better make something interesting. ‘Added Dave Allen, founding member of seminal in the bank that want to go home,” he said. value’ is now just value. Music is half the batpost-punk group Gang of Four, summed Those royalties are generated by laws that tle. It used to be more top down, where major it up, saying, “It’s all work. Nothing ever require satellite radio, Internet radio and labels dictated what you heard and shaped the changed.” cable radio to make payments for the music image of musicians. But now people have the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Josh Ritter patiently awaits his flight to BOI.

JOSH RITTER AND RECORD STORE DAY Saturday, April 17, marks the third-annual celebration of a place whose existence—or lack thereof—is often seen as a measure of a community’s health. It’s Record Store Day. Back when the record and the cassette were the preferred deliver y mediums for our music, we wandered through record stores looking for the album that held our favorite radio single. While there, we also often met new people who either shared our love of a band or who introduced us to something new. Record stores have changed as much as we have. They are now full of CDs, digital download cards, movies, T-shirts, toys ... changes for the better. But they still serve as community centers of sorts, places we go to find people of our ilk. This year, the Record Store Day celebration at Record Exchange is particularly special: Homegrown talent Josh Ritter, who has a new album scheduled to hit store shelves on Tuesday, May 4, will perform live. The extra cool thing about this is that not only is Ritter flying in just for the show—his only one in town—but also that Record Exchange will have advance copies of Ritter’s new release So Runs the World Away available on vinyl (which comes with a CD). Anyone who pre-orders Ritter’s new album prior to April 17 (goes on sale Tuesday, April 13) at Record Exchange will get a wristband. At about 5 p.m. on Record Store Day, store management will shoo everyone out, and then the wristbanded horde will be allowed inside first for Ritter’s performance. “If there’s any room left, we’ll open it up to everyone,” Record Exchange’s Joy Hart said wryly. Remember how this is Ritter’s only performance in town? In other words, the store will probably be packed, so don’t expect to get in sans wristband. In other Record Store Day news, some of the releases that will be available exclusively on that day are exciting as well as extremely limited. There will be music from Ani DiFranco, Beach House, Black Keys, Built To Spill, Citizen Cope, Elvis Presley (seriously), Devo, Jimi Hendrix (seriously), La Roux, Monsters of Folk, Wilco, Velvet Underground, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols (seriously, seriously, seriously) and hundreds more. Not all releases are available at all record stores and the limited quantities are shared by all of them, so if you’re super excited about something, don’t futz around on Record Store Day. Get in and get your treasures before they’re plundered by someone else. —Amy Atkins

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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8 p.m. FREE. Reef CASPIAN—With Arms and Sleepers, Red Hands Black Feet and Jump Jets. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room THE DIRTY HEADS—With Simpkin Project. 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux Matterhorn


SOULS REST—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

Electronic music has always sounded good. But the frequent lack of any per formance value in watching someone hit play on a sampler or the space bar on a laptop crippled its live credibility. But artists like New York’s Edison, who will be at Neurolux on Thursday, are doing something about that. Edison keys his sounds live on stage in real-time rather than as loops, letting his fingers dance across the sampler with the speed of a stenographer or a classical pianist, the keys glowing bright red from his touch. It’s more than just an enthralling performance, it’s the tipping point that may earn electronica the live performance cred it has struggled with for so long. —Josh Gross With DJ Pain and Sir Realest. 6 p.m., FREE, in-store at PalmerCash, 807 W. Idaho St.,; 8:30 p.m., $5, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,

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SOULFLY—With Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse. 7 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory

SUPER SOULFIGHTER—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s



HILLFOLK NOIR—6 p.m. FREE. Lucky 13

JAMES LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Buzz Cafe

HILLFOLK NOIR—9 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet

MONK—With Marko. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

HOT DOG SANDWICH—CD release show with U.R.B. 9 p.m. FREE. The Plank

MATTERHORN—With Edison and DJ Pain. See Listen Here, this page. 6 p.m., FREE, PalmerCash; 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge

NATE FOWLER ACOUSTIC SHOW—8 p.m. FREE. Reef PATRICIA FOLKNER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Adelmann Building THREE BAND THROWDOWN— With Black Market Report, Self Smartid and Ripshaw. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

THE PAPER CHASE—With Kiss Kiss and DJ Billy Wonka. 8 p.m. $8. Neurolux PATRICK (PO) O’HARA—6 p.m. FREE. Seasons Bistro PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Humpin’ Hannah’s VOICE OF REASON—9 p.m. $2. Liquid


VOODOO GLOW SKULLS—With The Useless, All Hands Go and Radillac. 9 p.m., $10. Gusto



BLAZE-N-KELLY—6 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill

A TASTY JAMM—’70s and ’80s covers; not tasty jamming. 8 p.m. Willi B’s

B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BLAZE-N-KELLY—7:30 p.m. FREE. Music of the Vine

CHAMILLIONAIRE—With Paul Wall and Movement Music’s The Linx, PK, DJ Joe Buggs. 8:30 p.m. $25. Knitting Factory.

BLIND DRIVER—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

2010 BOISE SPRING HIP-HOP SHOW—The Kid Espi and Kublakai, Mahtie Bush, Notion, Top Shelf and Dedicated Servers. See Picks, Page 17. 18 and over show. 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef BEN BURDICK TRIO AND AMY WEBER—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge

CHAPMAN AND SANDFORD—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s COSMIC FAMILY BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station

THE CAVE SINGERS—With A Seasonal Disguise and DJ Kathy O. 8 p.m. $8. Neurolux ONE DROP—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

IAN MCFERRON—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JOHNNY SHOES—7 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews KEEGAN MCINROE AND TYLER T—Touring singer-songwriters. 8 p.m. $3. The Bouquet NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge PAT MCDONALD AND THE TROPICAL COWBOYS—7 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Hannah’s TORCH RUNNER—With Unhallowed and Hummingbird of Death. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room

SUNDAY APRIL 4 GAVIN CASTLETON—The L.A. based songwriter is a special guest at this week’s open mic Songwriter Club. 8 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet LUDICRA—With Uzala and Black Locust. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room

GAYLE CHAPMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub




JOHN CRAIGLE—8 p.m. $5. Reef

KOFFIN KATS—Sweet psychobilly. 9 p.m. $7. Liquid

PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

ROB PAPER—9 p.m. FREE. Reef

THE RUBY SUNS—With Toro Y Moi and locals The Invasion. See Listen Here, this page. All-ages show. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Flying M Coffeegarage

TUESDAY APRIL 6 THE JACKS—7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s JOHNNY SHOES—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye MINDSET—With True Colors, Brawl and Ohadi. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT—With The Shakes, Jesse Cooper Levy, Nollifur and Vagerfly. 8 p.m. $5. VAC THE YOUNG REPUBLIC—From beautiful Sky Mountain, Tenn. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 BROKEN WATER—From Olympia, Wash. With Caguama and Fauxbois. 8 p.m. $5. VAC CASEY RUSSEL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe


HIGH DESERT BAND— Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza JAZZ NIGHTS—Berryhill: Mondays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rembrandt’s: Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers: Featuring Kevin Kirk Tuesdays-Saturdays and The Sidemen on Sundays. 7 p.m., FREE. JEANNIE MARIE—Fridays, 7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

Tuesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. PAUL PETERSON BLUES CLUB—Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet PUNK MONDAY—Mondays, 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid REBECCA SCOTT—Wednesdays, 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid ROBIN SCOTT—Saturdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

JEREMIAH JAMES AND NED EVETT—Tuesdays, 8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—with DJ Naomi Sioux. Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

Sundays, noon. FREE. Grape Escape

JEREMIAH JAMES GANG— Wednesdays, 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

THE SALOONATICS—Thursdays and Saturdays. 9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club

BILLY BRAUN—Mondays, 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JIM FISHWILD—Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

SMOOTH—Tuesdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Liquid

BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—Mondays, 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

JOHN CAZAN—Fridays, 5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

SONIC MINSTREL—Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. 8th Street Bistro

NOCTURNUM WITH DJ BONES—Sundays, 9 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station

SOUL SERENE—Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’Penny


THE BUCKSHOT BAND—Saturdays, 9 p.m. FREE for anyone in a cowboy hat. Shorty’s BUD GUDMUNDSON, MATT HARTZ—Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Corkscrews FABULOUS FLOYD STANTON— Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE. Cafe Ole-downtown FRIM FRAM 4—Thursdays, 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s FUEGOGO!—Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station

OPEN MIC NIGHTS—The Bouquet: Sundays, 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Library Coffeehouse: Mondays, 7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s: Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s: Mondays, 8:45 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station: Mondays, 9 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s:

THOMAS PAUL—Sundays, 10 a.m. and Mondays, 7 p.m. FREE. Red Feather THURSDAY THROWDOWNS— Three bands battle for the title. Thursdays, 9 p.m. FREE to listen, $1 to vote. Liquid

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THE RUBY SUNS, FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE, APRIL 7 We’re officially proclaiming next week New Zealand week. Just two days before the Bachelorette (kiwi Annabel Alpers) and Beach House blowout at Neurolux, New Zealanders The Ruby Suns will rock Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa. The Ruby Suns create Panda Bear-esque psychedelic pop laced with African drums and hazy harmonies. While the group’s 2008 Sup Pop release Sea Lion rambled with an ethereal, lazy-day vibe, songs like “Cranberry” on the band’s new EP Fight Softly pulse with more of a Merriweather Post Pavilion grandeur. Amid glitchy electronic drum beats, maraca shakes and animal samples, Ryan McPhun’s dreamy vocals start the song off with an echoey “Da da da da da da da” before the track swells into a full-on sugary dance jam. Celebrate the newly christened New Zealand week on Wednesday, April 7, featuring The Ruby Suns, South Carolinians Toro Y Moi and locals The Very Most. —Tara Morgan 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533,

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Clockwise left to right: Angela Katona-Batchelor, Deb Jones Yensen, Amy Nack and Josh Olson.

THE LAST HURRAH Boise Blue’s final art show TARA MORGAN studio Wingtip Press, the news was even more “Will you be open on Good Friday?” a UPS startling. Before she knew the store would be driver hollered from the back of Boise Blue. closing, Nack had organized a print exchange Turning away from a customer seeking a Moleskine notebook, longtime art store propri- to celebrate the community landmark. “At the time, we had no idea they’d be etor Terrie Robinson shrugged her shoulders. going out of business. We just knew the times “We might be closed by then. I have no were rough and Boise Blue has been so supidea. Just peek your head in and check.” portive of the arts in Boise,” says Nack. “I That’s Robinson’s stock answer to everyone initiated this print exchange, and I just decided who asks when the downtown institution to entitle it ‘Blue.’ There are 14 artists that will finally shut its doors after 71 years. have made prints celebrating Boise Blue.” “I’ve never done this before, so conseOn First Thursday, April 1, Boise Bluequently, we’re not like the Bon [Macy’s], where inspired work from artists Karen Bubb, we’ve got a date to be out of the building,” Katarzyna Cepek, Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen, said Robinson. “We’re still discussing things Molly Heyn DeVinaspre, Terra Feast, Maria legally with our accountants and our lawyers and all of that stuff, so we’re just kind of play- Carmen Gambliel, April Hoff, Angela KatonaBatchelor, James LaMarche, Denise Lauerman, ing it by ear, day by day.” Amy Nack, Josh Olson, Cassandra Schiffler Robinson and her sister, Janet Hackett, and Deb Jones Yensen will be on display in co-own Boise Blue, a business that has been the empty window adjacent to the art store. in their family since the 1950s. But like many local family-owned operations, Boise Blue had The work in the show is as diverse as the a difficult time making it through the recession. theme itself. While some interpreted “blue” Not only have more customers been buying art literally—like Cepek’s print of the Boise Blue storefront—others went supplies online or at big more abstract—like Olbox retailers, but the Idaho son’s hanging laundry. State Capitol renovation “Blue” runs through April. Not only does a print also made navigating JefBOISE BLUE ART SUPPLY exchange allow printmakferson Street a nightmare 820 W. Jefferson St. ers to share their work during the last couple of 208-343-2564 with each other—each years. All these factors artist makes one print swirled into a perfect for every member of the storm that the art store just group—but it also lets the group to show their couldn’t weather. collective portfolio to the public. When Boise Blue finally announced it “There’s quite a community of printmakwould be closing up shop last month, the local arts community let loose a collective wail. The ers here in town; it’s a wonderful way to feed your work habit—to have a print exchange,” store’s Facebook page reads like an extended eulogy, with customers emotionally recounting says Nack. “You’ve got a deadline; you’re going to get work from other artists; you’re their many happy experiences at Boise Blue. all working on a common theme. It’s a great For artist Amy Nack, who owns printmaking

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networking and artistic opportunity.” For Schiffler, who works in the timeconsuming mezzotint medium, the exchange provided an impetus to spend 20-plus hours meticulously roughening and burnishing a metal plate. “I’m just starting to get back into working more, so it was something good ... to push me into making more work,” says Schiffler. “Also, receiving back more prints from other printmakers is exciting.” For both Schiffler and Nack, this exchange has offered an opportunity to give back, in a small way, to a business that been there during every step of their artistic careers. For many local artists, Boise Blue is more than just a place to buy art supplies; it’s a social nexus. “Boise Blue is … a social transaction. Not only social with the people that run that store, but the other artists that you run into when you’re buying your materials,” said Nack. “It’s more than just a commercial transaction.” Even though Robinson and Hackett will soon have to hand over the keys to the building, there’s still a small glimmer of hope that someone else may purchase the shop and keep it open as an art supply store. “It’s a really, really slow process. Especially when people are checking into backup money and money for a possible new building, there’s just lots of factors that go into it,” explained Robinson. Regardless of how things transpire over the coming days, Boise Blue will display all 14 “Blue” prints through the month of April. With a resigned sadness to her voice, Robinson took a sweeping look at the art empire her family has nurtured for so many decades. “It’s the last hurrah,” she sighed. “The last hurrah.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT GRETA Greenberg is all Gerwig GEORGE PRENTICE Audiences looking for snappy, peppy dialogue in a dramedy will be disappointed by Greenberg. Those looking for a Ben Stiller comedy (There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents) will also be disappointed. But filmgoers will point to Greenberg for years to come. Why? Because that’s where “I’m at a crossroads: Should I get a glass or drink straight from the carton?” Greta Gerwig arrives on the doorstep of popular culture. that you get to know her a little better; Gerwig from Hannah Takes the Stairs or While Hollywood celebrates Carey equal kudos to director Noah Baumbach for Baghead, but many will be discovering her Mulligan and Emily Blunt as the next starnot leaving that scene on the editing room in Greenberg, and for that reason alone, in-waiting, Gerwig quickly graduates to a it’s worth more than the price of admission. floor. short list of actresses for whom moviegoers To his credit, Ben Stiller, who plays (By the way, there should be a basket near will see a movie simply because she’s in it. Roger Greenberg, is cashing in some of the exit of a movie theater where you put Greenberg is flawed in so many ways, his show-business capital with Greenberg. in a little extra cash if the movie exceeded starting with how it’s being marketed. A It’s estimated that his films have grossed sampling of critics’ snippets would have you your expectations. You should also be able to take money out of $4.75 billion worldwide. This film wouldn’t believe the movie is that basket when you be seen in half of the theaters where it’s “Extremely entertaincurrently running without Stiller’s name feel ripped off.) ing!” Extremely? No GREENBERG (R) above the title. His recent appearances on It would be too way. Entertaining? Directed by Noah Baumbach the Leno, Letterman and Jon Stewart shows easy to simply clasBarely ... “WickStarring Greta Gerwig, Ben Stiller are aiming for the target audience of 16- to sify Gerwig by her edly humorous!” Now playing at The Flicks soulful eyes, crooked 25-year-olds who are looking for the next It inspires more great romantic comedy. He even used the smile and natural appreciative nods body language. Nev- same film clip in every appearance. You’d than laughs. But this think it’s one of many funny moments, but er do you see her performing. She inherits movie joins a long list of average flicks that the role of Florence Marr in Greenberg. Her when you watch the entire film, it’s barely feature extraordinary performances—think funny and in context, pretty depressing. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s sentences trail off. She cracks herself up. Greenberg isn’t going to do that well at War or Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures. And when she tells a disjointed story of how the box office. And it’s way too long before she and a girlfriend pretend to be a pair of Even Tommy Lee Jones was a hell of a lot the next award season to even register a trashy social climbers, she is transfixing. better than everything else in The Fugitive. faint memory by then. But remember the The scene doesn’t necessarily move the plot More often than not, the sum is not greater name Greta Gerwig. Better yet, go see forward, yet it invites you into the room, than the parts of a film. Greenberg. You’ll forget the movie in short asks you to sit down on the edge of the bed Moviegoers who are followers of indeorder. You’ll never forget her. in Florence’s small apartment and insists pendent film may recognize the 26-year-old

SCREEN/LISTINGS special screenings FRAULEIN—See Picks, Page 16. Wednesday, March 31, 7 p.m. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222.

opening CLASH OF THE TITANS— Avatar’s Sam Worthington takes on the remake of the 1981 cheese fest as Perseus, a warrior who leads an army into forbidden worlds to stop Hades (Ralph

Fiennes) from usurping power from Perseus’s father, Zeus (Liam Neeson). Giant scorpions, the paralyzing (literally) Medusa and scraggly haired monsters that give new meaning to the phrase “hand-eye coordination” come in-between Perseus and his divine quest. (R) THE LAST SONG—Miley Cyrus stars as Ronnie, a rebellious teen who goes to live with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear) for the summer. There she meets a handsome beach bum (Liam Hemsworth, Knowing) and


falls in love during her summer in Georgia. A classical piano prodigy, Ronnie refuses to follow in her father’s footsteps and attend Julliard. Can father and daughter reconnect over their love of music? In this family drama, signs point to yes. (PG) NORTH FACE—The film focuses on two climbers from Berchtesgaden, Germany— Hitler’s hometown—who disagree with Nazi rule, and their 1936 attempt to summit the north face of Eiger. In German with English subtitles. (NR) Flicks

WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?—A vacation in the Bahamas with four couples turns into a nightmare in the sequel to 2007’s Why Did I Get Married. (PG-13)

wife of rugged bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler). Car chases, handcuffs and taser guns pepper Nicole’s attempt to escape Milo’s clutches. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


AVATAR—(PG-13) Edwards 22

CRAZY HEART—Jeff Bridges stars as an alcoholic country singer. When he meets young journalist Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), he resolves to turn his life around. (R) Flicks, Edwards 22

THE BOUNTY HUNTER— Jennifer Aniston stars as Nicole, a bail-jumping ex-

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID— Middle school is hell. Such is the experience of Greg

ALICE IN WONDERLAND— (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

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SCREEN/LISTINGS (Zachary Gordon) and his band of nerdish pals as they trudge their way through seventh grade. Based on the book by Jeff Kinney, Greg tells his story through his journal and drawings. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE GHOST WRITER—Pierce Brosnan stars as former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, a man with a mysterious and war criminal past. When “The Ghost” (Ewan McGregor) signs on to finish Lang’s memoirs, he becomes embroiled in a CIA scandal. (PG13) Flicks, Edwards 22 GREEN ZONE—Weapons of mass destruction are out there and Matt Damon and his team are sent to track them down. However, at each site they visit, they come up empty handed. Could the government be using this ploy to cover up something even more terrifying? (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE—After a night of booze-filled madness, Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson from The Office) and Jacob (Clark Duke) wake up back in 1986, courtesy of a magic hot tub. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 e

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—Gerard Butler and America Ferrera lend their vocal talents to this adaptation of Cressida Cowell’s children’s book about dragon domestication. To prove his manhood, the son of a Viking chief must capture the firebreathing reptile. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE LAST STATION—This movie focuses on the end of Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s life, when he and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) are at odds over whether Leo’s considerable fortune from Anna Karenina and War and Peace will go to the Russian people or the couple’s many children. (R) Flicks PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF—(PG) Edwards 22 REMEMBER ME—Robert Pattinson portrays Tyler, a rebel New Yorker who struggles to maintain the tense relationship with his successful father (Pierce Brosnan). After he is arrested by a surly police officer (Chris Cooper), he plots revenge by dating his daughter Ally (Emilie de Ravin). However, Cupid intervenes and her love begins to heal his ravaged soul. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 REPO MEN—Jude Law stars as Lemy, a repo man for the artificial organ producing company, the Union. When an accident causes Lemy to receive a new heart, he struggles to make payments on his artificial ticker. Union executive Frank sends Lemy’s best friend and partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) to do the dirty deed of repossession. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE— When Molly (Alice Eve), a beautiful and successful woman, falls in love with Kirk (Jay Baruchel), neither he nor his bewildered friends can believe his luck. Can he make this odd pairing work? (R) Edwards 9 SHUTTER ISLAND—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:35, 4:15, 7:45, 10:35

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 1, 2:40, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9, 10:15 ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DIGITAL 3D—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:45


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:15 a.m., 3:05, 6:35, 9:55


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:20, 7:35, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 12, 1:45, 2:45, 4:15, 5:20, 7, 7:55, 9:30, 10:25


Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:15, 9:25

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F-Su: 12:30, 4:50, 9:15; M-Tu: 4:50, 9:15 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 4:40, 7:15 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:55, 7:55, 10:15

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 1:50, 4:10, 6:50, 9:10 FRAULEIN—

Flicks: W: 7


Flicks: W: 4:30, 9:30; Th: 4:30, 7, 9:30; F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:35, 3:25, 6:40, 9:35


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4, 7, 9:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 2:55, 5:25, 8, 10:30


Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 7:05, 9:15; F-Su: 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:25; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:25


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:35, 7:20, 10

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55


Edwards 22: W-Th:

11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:35, 7, 9:20 THE LAST STATION—

Flicks: W-Th: 4:55, 7:10, 9:20; F-Su: 2:40, 7:05; M-Tu: 7:05


Flicks: F-Su: 1:40, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:40, 7:10, 9:35


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:55, 9:50 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:40 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20 SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 1:30, 4:20, 7:35, 10:15 SHUTTER ISLAND—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:05, 7:05, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 3:15, 6:45, 9:45

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TRACKS IN THE SAND Owyhees host national desert race

Deep Creek wends its way through the desert.


DEEP CREEK FLOATING They call it the Bomb Run. It’s either the most anticipated or most feared portion of the desert race referred to as a Hare and Hound event. One hundred dirt bikes line up, side-by-side, silent. A large banner is raised, and from just behind the line the riders tense. With adrenaline skyrocketing, the banner is dropped. A dragon-like roar erupts as the motorcycles start and race at speeds close to 80 mph across a trail-less expanse to be the first in line at the start of the course. On March 21, somewhere near Murphy, RVs, trailers, trucks and hundreds of people Desert racers: giving meaning to the phrase “Eat my dust.” mill about amid the sage. More than 175 riders of all ages and abilities came here to the world, and is a full-time factory rider for Bulmer of Nampa, or “Nuclear Nate” as he ride in round four of the National Hare and is known in his club, the Desert Rats, found a KTM motorcycles. Hound Series, Dirt Inc.’s 2010 Rabbit Creek “I train hard, do cardio, eat well and ride small hole in his engine case. A quick stop at 100. The very best riders from the West converge on Owyhee County to battle across national points leader Destry Abbott’s factory almost every day,” Kamo said. Finishing in the top three nationally the more than 100 miles of sage, sand and rocks. truck lands Nuclear some instant weld to get last couple of years has made Kamo a wellhim ready for race time. A race of this magnitude and quality is a known rider on the tour and in the industry. The course winds its way north from the huge undertaking. Dirt Inc., the hosting club, “My greatest accomplishment?” He thinks Old Stage Road behind Murphy, catching has put in untold hours with the Bureau of for a moment, “probably riding and winning single track trails, winding sand washes and Land Management, State of Idaho and local the Vegas to Reno 1000 with teammate David rough terrain until it reaches the OHV traillandowners, working to map out a course that is challenging but also responsible. Dirt’s head at Hemingway Butte. From there, riders Pearson. We were ahead, and then with about wind their way back south to the pit area and 50 miles or so to go, I took this really bad President Bill Walsh was ecstatic about the a NASCAR-type fuel stop. Specially designed crash at like 80 mph. I just wrecked the bike, cooperation with the locals. but I limped it in to David and we were able to gas jugs and tanks let riders take on gallons “It was incredible. Everyone worked in mere seconds. This is serious business, and fix it enough to finish the race and still win.” together. We are having a national race here Would he have a home field advantage time means positions. in Idaho, and BLM totally supported what here in Idaho? “I’m hoping; my goal is to The second loop winds off to the south we wanted to do and accomplish. It couldn’t have gone any better working with them. The for another 50-plus miles, this time dropping win!” he smiles, crossing his fingers. The course is set with checkpoints, and as into the tight and rocky canyons of Sinker course is just incredible,” Walsh said. each rider passes, they are marked on a scoreCreek and finally turning north again near The local sanctioning body for desert racing, the Southwest Idaho Desert Racing As- the Fossil Creek OHV trailhead. The folks at card taped to the front fender of their bikes. Electronic transponders are attached to each sociation, has been involved in promoting and Rekluse Clutch (manufacturer and sponsor rider’s chest protectors. At the end of each lap from Boise) have named one such technistaging race events for more than 25 years. they are electronically timed and scored. Idaho racing pioneer Phil White, better known cal area Rekluse Canyon. Barely wider than At Murphy, Kamo placed second overall, the handlebars, it boasts a sandy bottom as “Howlin Phil” was at the recent race near 10 seconds behind race winner Kendall Norand rock ledges that Murphy, and he spoke man of Santa Barbara, Calif. Just 10 seconds, drop 5 feet in places. of the early days. after 104 miles. Kamo is now in second place Riders are warned of “We weren’t happy Follow the desert races at in the national points tally, seven points behind upcoming dangers by with the state of desert leader Norman, and one point ahead of 2009 flagging and signs. racing back in the day, champion Destry Abbott. The fourth round is Blue means danger, so a few of us got toand “down arrows” indicate how dangerous. behind them, and five more rounds await. gether, started our own association, incorpoAt the end of the day, the wind blows a One arrow, no problem; two arrows, serious; rated it in 1983 or something like that, and dusty plume from under the tires as a line of three arrows, you better watch it no matter we’ve been doing it ever since,” White said. cars, trucks, vans and motor homes makes A typical desert race is roughly 100 miles how good you are. its way from the pits and race finish area, From one two-arrow rock ledge, the pros long. The course is run either on one 50leaving the desert. It’s quiet with the smell ride off, landing below on two wheels. The mile loop with two laps, or like the Rabbit of sage, and rain threatens. The race is over, lesser riders roll over slowly, almost going Creek national, on two separate 50-mile vertical onto the front wheel. Some dismount many have done well; many are disappointloops with the mechanics’ pits at the center. ed. Some have broken bikes ... a few, broken and “bulldog” the bikes over. The action in the pits is nonstop, from the body parts. Rider David Kamo, a Fruitland native, fully equipped factory race semis to the local began riding at age 4 and at age 12 entered pickup trucks; tools, parts, fuel and lots of his first desert race in Murphy. Now 23, he duct tape flow freely. Steve Silva is a Desert Rat and member is ranked third nationally, has raced all over Before the race, 16-year-old Nathan of SIDRA. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

I’m lying flat on my back. Three hundredfoot vertical walls seemingly surround my vision on all sides. The river bends so sharply here that it feels like there is no way out. It is day two of our three-day float. We are camped at what we call the Bend, an absolutely incredible oxbow in the canyon of Deep Creek. The high canyon walls are covered in shades of green, yellow and chartreuse lichen. The contrast is remarkable against the darker volcanic rock. Deep Creek is a tributary of the Owyhee River. It travels more than 30 miles before emptying into the main Owyhee. Rarely does the creek exceed 30 feet across, and with a plunge of my paddle I can feel the rocky bottom almost everywhere along its length. The paddling season is short, usually starting by April and finishing in May. It is entirely dependent on the spring snowmelt and runoff. Some years, when the water levels don’t rise enough to float a boat, there is no season. Timing is everything. There is no whitewater, per se, but its sinuous track forces a never-ending navigation of current, rocks and steep canyon walls. Access, takeout, and the shuttle are as much an adventure as the paddling. Rough roads, uncertain weather and private property stall all but the most determined adventurers. For me, the desert rivers transcend time. We paddle, we stop, we explore, we joke, but often we are very quiet as the landscape slides by. River otters play in front of us, geese honk angrily as we approach. If we are fortunate, we will see bighorn sheep on the canyon walls, watching us as we watch them. I remember my first float here; three bighorn ewes swam in front of my kayak as I sat astonished, dripping paddle held still. They climbed out, shook themselves and walked away. The confluence of Deep Creek and the Owyhee is a magical place. As one canyon ends, another begins anew, on an even larger and grander scale. The wind always seems to blow upriver as we fight the final miles to our takeout. Our trip would not be complete without the character-building boat and gear haul to the canyon rim. As we leave, painstakingly bouncing over rocks, scraping through sage and sliding into wet muddy holes, we are intensely aware that just a few days here often has an ability to bring restoration in a person. The world moves forward at breakneck speed, screaming for attention. Here in the Owyhee desert, our trip has given us another magical experience, forcing us to slow, to smell the sage-scented air. To hear and feel the rushing water. To be quiet amidst the clamor. —Steve Silva

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



If you live near Ustick and Five Mile roads, the question, “Where can It’s hard to believe that the year-old Cinco de Mayo restaurant at I get a decent chile relleno?” may be answered at Cinco de Mayo, a Ustick near Five Mile is really La Casa del Chile Relleno. Walk into pink stucco stand-alone restaurant perched on the corner of a newish the condescendingly festive restaurant and you are greeted by blaring housing development. mariachi trumpets (on a stereo) and decor out of a bad spring-breakOn a Tuesday night, a solicitous server brought over a basket of in-Cancun movie (Coronita ads, streamers, sombreros everywhere). homemade tortilla chips—slightly charred on the edges—and two small The space has potential. A tiki bar in the back serves beer and wine dishes, one of chunky red salsa and the other of bland refried beans, and and the pleasant dining room is calm and comfortable. Also, this corner explained that the restaurant’s subtitle “La Casa del Chile Relleno” was of Boise, while far from a destination, appears to be a busy hub of activwell earned. “We have the best in town, senorita.” ity to which Cinco de Mayo definitely adds a little variety. Delsa’s Ice The chile relleno ($9.95) arrived (“The plate is hot, senorita. Be care- Cream Parlor is up the street, as are a motorcycle parts shop dedicated ful.”) exactly as described on the menu. Stuffed with jack cheese, the to the owners’ late cats, about 20 churches and an Albertsons and Wallarge green chile had greens like at every a light batter coating other major intersecand was topped with tion in town. a drizzle of sour So Cinco de Mayo cream sauce. It was is a pioneering, plated with more family-owned resof the same refried taurant venture here. beans and a serving But the dime-a-dozen of dry Spanish rice Americanized Jaliswith peas and diced can fare, particularly carrots. The tangy on the lunch combo jack oozed through menu, did not match the fleshy chile, and the heady feelings while flavorful, it inspired by stepping would have been into a restaurant to even better with ana herald of mariachi other drizzle or three theme music. of sour cream sauce. Case in point, I pushed aside the the tamal was dry Spanish rice to find a and salty, flaws wee pile of chopped partly masked by the tomato, onion and streams of melted cilantro. A forkful cheese and enchilada of that with each sauce imparted by bite offered a bright the paired enchilada CINCO DE MAYO welcome crunch to ($5.95). 10386 Ustick Road, the soft chile and cheese. A better bet—as the waitress steered us on our first 208-377-7959 With the green walls, sombrero decorations, loud visit—is to order one of the specials off the main menu. Open Sun.-Thu. Spanish-language music playing overhead, long tables, Though more expensive, the kitchen will spend a little 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. steady supply of complimentary chips and salsa, a huge more time assembling your plate. To get the lay of the menu with flaming dishes that arrive tableside and Coland, I ordered Los Tres Chiles ($13.95), a huge plate of rona specials in the separate bar, Cinco de Mayo seems red and green chile dishes separated down the middle by the place to appease a large family with differing tastes. a honking chile relleno. Or to have lunch with colleagues. I tore into that bulbous middle section first. The pepper was stuffed Drawn back by a big vinyl banner out front announcing $4.95 lunch with ample, well-melted cheese, but the breading in which it was deepspecials, I invited five workmates to join me for a midday repast. We fried was a bit tough. Topped with more cheeses and mixed with either were greeted by a cheerful host and his jubilant if not surprising series the red or green chile to either side, the relleno holds its own. of “Hola! Hello! Merry Christmas!” We dug into more baskets of The green chile had a really unique, slightly hot tomatillo flavor tortilla chips as I ordered that day’s special: tacos a la plancha “authenwhich I spooned up, with or without the pieces of pork it completically grilled,” topped with cotija cheese and red sauce. My lunchmates mented. The colorado was not as complex, but still yielded a spicy, ordered a combination of combinations including enchiladas with verde ruddy beef. sauce and chicken mole. Our new guy smartly asked if he could substiThe champion, however, was the tortillero of warm, hand-made tute whole beans for refried and I followed suit. tortillas that came with the chiles. Someone in the back was forming The light red sauce was baked into the thick, delicious homemade those thick corn tortillas by hand just for me, and I really appreciated tortillas folded around the chicken, but the cotija cheese looked like a it. A proper tortilla takes care of whatever goes inside, and these guys sprinkling of powdered sugar and had little impact on the dish; another enveloped each of my chiles, moderating the salt and enhancing the giant spoonful would have taken the tacos to a new level. I pushed the textures of the meat. accompanying orange rice aside and devoured the dish of well-salted While I won’t dub Cinco the house of the chile relleno in the Treabeans, thanking the new guy for thinking of that. sure Valley, they seem to have at least matched the Mexican food equaTake away the Spanish rice, substitute the beans, add more cotija tion that many southwest Idaho gringos crave. I’d prefer they push the cheese, sour cream sauce and cilantro and keep the prices reasonable, boundaries more, but for the corner of Five Mile and Ustick, perhaps and even people on the other side of town might consider Cinco de they already have. Mayo an answer for, “Where can I get a decent chile relleno?” —Nathaniel Hoffman carries his notebook and pen —Amy Atkins has added cotija cheese to her list of favorite toppings. in a guitar case, just in case.

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DINING/FOOD North Boise 36TH STREET BISTRO—Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sprawling 36th Street Garden Center. The cafe serves espresso, pastries, sandwiches. salads and the dinner menu is ever-changing. 3823 N. Garden Center Way, 208-433-5100. $-$$ SU .

BOISE CO-OP DELI—You just can’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. $-$$ SU OM.

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. 808 W. Fort St., 208-472-1463. $-$$$ OM.

CAFE VICINO—Vicino serves up fresh and innovative foods, offering a casual lunch menu

FANCI FREEZ—Shakes, malts, spins, sundaes and the Boston shake are what have made Fanci Freez a Boise favorite for years. Fanci Freez also serves a whole mess of burgers, some of the crispiest tots in town and even a grilled cheese for the non-meateater. 1402 W. State St., 208SU OM. 344-8661. $


HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—Whether it’s the appetizers, the entrees or the burgers and sandwiches, stopping in at Highlands Hollow after winter skiing or hiking up Camel’s Back hill in the summer is always a great idea. 2455 Harrison Hollow, 208-343-6820. $-$$ SU OM.


HYDE PARK PUB—Harry’s is that special bar that’s inviting no matter what your mood. With its dog-friendly patio and a menu chock full of twists on American classics, this is a neighborhood bar that feels like it’s in your neighborhood. 1501 N. 13th St., SU. 208-336-9260. $

It’s spring and that means time for sauvignon blanc, one of the most recognizable grape varieties in terms of aroma and flavor. Stylistically, it is also one of the most diverse. In New Zealand, it achieves a purity of flavor with overtly herbaceous and unmistakably pungent aromas. Elsewhere, with the influence of oak, it achieves a more subtle elegance. Our three top picks help illustrate some of that diversity.

LULU’S FINE PIZZA—Big Apple-style gourmet pie for pizza lovers of everywhere kind. Check out the usual toppings or get adventurous with some tasty things you’re not used to seeing on a pizza menu. 2594 Bogus Basin Road, 208-387-4992. $-$$ SU OM.

2008 JOEL GOTT SAUVIGNON BLANC, $12.99 Beautifully floral aromas combine with accents of orange blossom, soft citrus, lemon zest, fresh-cut grass and a touch of mineral. This California charmer is ripe and round in the mouth with lively tropical and citrus fruit flavors—Meyer lemon, tangerine, guava and mango. The finish lingers nicely with an enticing lemon tart quality and an intriguing touch of spice and white pepper. 2008 MOHUA SAUVIGNON BLANC, $11.99 With its crisp and sassy pink grapefruit, gooseberry and grass flavors, this is the most overtly varietal of the three, but it is in no way over the top. This is a nice mix of sweet and sour on the palate as green apple and grapefruit match sweet lemon and blood orange. Touches of fresh basil and mineral add interest on the bright finish. This is a quintessential New Zealand sauvignon blanc at a great price. 2007 MASON SAUVIGNON BLANC, $16.50 Fermented in both stainless steel and oak, this wine strikes a nice balance between the overtly varietal and a more restrained elegance. Nice crisp citrus, zesty lemon and grapefruit play against smooth pear and mango aromas with touches of clover and fresh spring greens. Creamy stone fruit flavors up front are backed by orange, lime and a hint of pineapple. A soft acidity on the finish adds balance in this lovely California offering. —David Kirkpatrick

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MAZZAH—Visit the Med over lunch or drop on by for dinner. Gyros, hummus, falafel and baklava on the quick. 1772 W. State St., 208-333-2566. $-$$ SU OM . O’MICHAEL’S PUB & GRILL—It’s a North End institution. The casual menu is full of traditional and specialty sandwiches, fish and steaks, and the best giant fried prawns in town. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-342-8948. $-$$ SU. PARRILLA GRILL—For fabulous fusion food, Parrilla is one of the best in town. Serving breakfast, wraps and burritos, Parrilla’s patio is a summer favorite. 1512 N. 13th St., 208-323-4688. $ SU. SUN RAY CAFE—SunRay holds down the coveted corner patio at the cross of 13th and Eastman streets. The menu is familiar to that location, featuring salads, subs and pizzas named for geographical features in Idaho. Bring your dog, all your friends and break pizza crust with a pitcher of beer. 1602 N. 13th St., 208-343-2887. $-$$ SU.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m worried about your ability to sneak and fake and dissemble. These skills seem to have atrophied in you. To quote Homer Simpson, “You couldn’t fool your own mother on the foolingest day of your life with an electrified fooling machine!” Please, Aries, jump back into the game-playing, BS-dispensing routine the rest of us are caught up in. APRIL FOOL! Everything I just said was a filthy lie. I admire the candor and straightforwardness you’ve been cultivating. My only critique is that maybe you could take some of the edge off it. Try telling the raw truth with more relaxed grace. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll probably dream of falling off a cliff, or plunging out of a hot-air balloon, or skydiving without a parachute. I’m disappointed in your unconscious mind’s decision to expose yourself to such unpleasant experiences. APRIL FOOL! I told you a half-truth. While it is likely you will dream of diving off a mountain or tumbling out of a balloon or flying through the big sky without a parachute, your unconscious mind has arranged it so that you will land safely in a pile of padding and feathers next to a waterfall whose roaring flow is singing your name. Despite the apparent inconvenience in the first part of the dream, you will be taken care of by the end. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On the Ghost Hunters TV program, paranormal researchers investigate places that are thought to be haunted by supernatural entities. One commercial for the show urges us, the viewers, to “Get fluent in fear!” That exhortation happens to be perfect advice for you, Gemini. APRIL FOOL! I lied. This is not at all a good time for you to get fluent in fear. But more than that, it’s actually a momentous time to get un-fluent in fear. You have an unprecedented opportunity to stop casually exposing yourself to anxiety-inducing influences. You have amazing power to shut down that place in your imagination where you generate scary fantasies. The conquest of your fears could be at hand! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your gambling chakra is conspiring with your inner roughneck to pull a fast one on your dignity chakra and your inner wuss. If they get away with their scheme, you may have ridiculous yet holy fun in high places. And I wouldn’t be surprised if in the course of these hijinks, your spirit guides channeled some holistic karma into the part of your psychic anatomy that we call your “spiritual orgy button.” APRIL FOOL! Sorry if that sounded a bit esoteric. I was invoking some faux shamanic jargon in the hope of bypassing your rational mind and tricking you into experiencing a fizzy, buoy-

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ant altered state, which would be an excellent tonic for both your mental and physical health.

my real desire for you, which is to achieve your selfish goals by cultivating more unselfishness.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “I eat pressure for breakfast,” says Leo-born James Cameron, director of Avatar and Titanic, the two highest grossing films ever made. Like many in your tribe, he has a very high opinion of himself. “Anybody can be a father or a husband,” he told his fourth wife Linda Hamilton. “There are only five people in the world who can do what I do, and I’m going for that.” He’s your role model. APRIL FOOL! I lied. While I do urge you to focus intensely on the quality or talent that’s most special about you, I strongly discourage you from neglecting your more ordinary roles. In Cameron’s case, I’d advise him to start working on his next fantastic project but also spiff up his skills as a husband and father.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to uncyclopedia. com, Riding the Snake is a book co-authored by Oscar Wilde and Jesus Christ in 1429 B.C. If you can find a copy, I strongly suggest you read it. You could really use some help in taming the unruly kundalini that has been whipping you around. APRIL FOOL! I lied. There is no such ancient book. But that doesn’t change the fact that you’d really benefit from getting more control over your instinctual energy. I’d love to see your libidinous power be more thoroughly harnessed in behalf of your creative expression.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do not, under any circumstances, express your anger at the mainstream media by taking a baseball bat into a superstore full of electronic gear and smashing 32 TV sets. Keep it to a minimum of 15 sets, please! APRIL FOOL! I lied. I definitely don’t recommend that you smash any TVs. However, you do have permission to bash things in your imagination. In fact, I encourage it. Engaging in a fantasy of breaking inanimate objects that symbolize what oppresses you will shatter a certain mental block that desperately needs shattering. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As I studied your astrological data, a curious vision popped into my mind’s eye. I saw a scene of a perky possum in a superhero costume giving you a tray of red Jello covered with marshmallows, gumdrops and chocolate kisses. And I knew immediately that it was a prime metaphor for your destiny right now. APRIL FOOL! I lied, sort of. Your imminent future may feature an unlikely offering from an unexpected source, but that offering will simply be like Jello from a possum—with no superhero costume, and no marshmallows, gumdrops or chocolate kisses. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I sincerely hope that 2010 will be the year you stop worshiping Satan. Luckily, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to get that worthy project in gear. Despite the odd pleasures your twisted devotion to the Evil One seems to bring you, it actually undermines your ability to get what you want. The ironic fact of the matter is that pure unrepentant selfishness—the kind that Satan celebrates—is the worst possible way to achieve your selfish goals. APRIL FOOL! I know you don’t really worship Satan. I was just hoping to jolt you into considering

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Supermodel Selita Ebanks is your role model. In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend that you arrange for the kind of special treatment she enjoys as she’s preparing for a runway show. That means getting five stylists to work for hours every day perfecting every aspect of your physical appearance. Please make sure they apply no less than 20 layers of makeup to your butt. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The omens say this is not a good time to obsess on your outer beauty. They do suggest, however, that attending to your inner beauty would be smart. So please do the equivalent of getting 20 layers of makeup applied to your soul’s butt. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Would it be a wise idea for you to stage your own kidnapping and demand ransom for your release? Should you appear on a reality TV show that will expose your intimate secrets to millions of viewers? Could you get your spiritual evolution back on track by joining a religious cult? APRIL FOOL! The questions I just posed were terrible! They were irrelevant to the destiny you should be shaping for yourself. But they were provocative and may, therefore, be the nudge you need to get smarter about formulating your choices. It has never been more important than it is right now for you to ask yourself good questions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s an excellent time to demonstrate how strong and brave and indomitable you are. I suggest you carry out some heroic feat, like lying on a bed of nails while someone puts heavy concrete blocks all over your body, then uses a sledgehammer to smash those blocks. APRIL FOOL! What I just said is only half true. While it’s an excellent time to prove your mettle, there are far more constructive ways to do it. For example, you could try shaking off a bad influence that chronically saps your energy.



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