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Stay In. Take Out.
Desert Aids Project: COVID-19 Clinic
The Day The Music Died II
March 19 to March 25, 2020
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firstname.lastname@example.org coachellavalleyweekly.com facebook.com/cvweekly twitter.com/cvweekly1 Publisher & Editor Tracy Dietlin Art Director Robert Chance Sales Team Kirby, Samantha Wright Club Crawler Nightlife Editor Phil Lacombe Head Music Writer Noe Gutierrez Head Feature Writer Crystal Harrell Feature Writers Lisa Morgan, Rich Henrich, Heidi Simmons, Tricia Witkower, Jason Hall, Esther Sanchez Writers/Contributors: Robin Simmons, Rick Riozza, Eleni P. Austin, Craig Michaels, Janet McAfee, Bronwyn Ison, Haddon Libby, Sam DiGiovanna, Dale Gribow, Denise Ortuno Neil, Rob Brezny, Dr. Peter Kadile, Dee Jae Cox, Angela Romeo, Aaron Ramson, Lynne Tucker, Aimee Mosco, Michelle Anne Rizzio, Ruth Hill, Madeline Zuckerman Photographers Robert Chance, Laura Hunt Little, Chris Miller, Iris Hall, Esther Sanchez Videographer Kurt Schawacker Website Editor Bobby Taffolla Distribution Phil Lacombe, William Westley
COACHELLA VALLEY WEEKLY’S 8TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
his issue marks CV Weekly’s 8 Year Anniversary. Normally we would be planning our big Anniversary party, but obviously that won’t be happening. At least not right now. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have one; we just don’t know when. Also on hold is our April CV Music Showcase at The Hood and our 8th Annual CV Music Awards that were to be held in June. There will be a time and place for all these events in the future. Right now we have to come together as a community to stay safe and healthy. So many people’s livelihoods are being threatened right now. You don’t have to actually have the Coronavirus to be affected by all the destruction that is going on. It breaks my heart to announce that this will be the first week in 8 years that CV Weekly will not have a print issue. We will only be available online. There are several reasons for this. Since our publication is heavily focused on entertainment and events it is hard to fill a paper when everything has been or is being cancelled. Things aren’t going from bad to worse on
a daily basis but on an hourly basis at this point. I also do not want my husband, Phil, and his Uncle Billy out delivering papers all over the valley taking the chance of being exposed to the virus. And of course there’s the fact that hardly any of the places we deliver to are open. So we will take it week by week for now, but make no mistake… CV Weekly will be back in print as soon as possible. I would like to take this time to thank all of our readers and advertisers from the last 8 years for supporting us. I would like to thank all of my writers that make this publication so good. This week also marks the 7 year Anniversary of Robert Chance being my Art Director and I want to thank him for always being so amazing. A big shout out to Billy Westley for driving to LA every week to pick the paper up and assisting Phil in delivering. Thank you to Bobby Taffolla for handling our online and website. You are about to get a whole lot busier my friend. I also want to thank “my man” Phil Lacombe for being my rock during this difficult time and my daughter Michelle Brewer for everything she does to
March 19 to March 25, 2020
BY TRACY DIETLIN
support me and CV Weekly. I would love to post all the closures happening right now in the CV, but again, because it is minute to minute, everything I wanted to post earlier today and even 10 minutes ago is old news….so…now that we will only be online for a while, we will be posting new daily content throughout the week so check in with us daily. Stay safe and healthy out there. Let’s take this time to be kind to each other. We are all in the same boat…some of us have bigger holes in out boats than others. Let’s offer each other a life raft when and where we can.
CONTENTS CV Weekly 8th Year Anniversary............ 3 Stay In. Take Out. .................................. 5–6 Desert Aids Project - COVID-19 Clinic ... 6 The Day The Music Died II....................... 7 Consider This - Nancy Priddy...................8 Pet Place ................................................... 9 The Vino Voice ....................................... 10 Brewtality................................................11 Screeners ................................................ 12 Book Review .......................................... 13 Safety Tips ...............................................13 Haddon Libby ........................................ 14 Dale Gribow ........................................... 14 Swag For The Soul.................................. 15 Cannabis Corner .................................... 15 Mind, Body & Spirit ............................... 16 Free Will Astrology................................ 16
March 19 to March 25, 2020
March 19 to March 25, 2020
of GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU GOOD GRUB Website: visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/covid-19-consumer-resources STAY IN. TAKE OUT. Courtesy
elp our local community and restaurant businesses during this challenging time by ordering takeout for your next meal. Below is a list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and deals for to-go orders. Gift card purchases are another way you can support our local restaurants. The CVB is working to keep this list updated; however, this is a rapidly evolving situation and the list below is subject to change. To submit a restaurant or changes, please email social@ palmspringsoasis.com.
Applebee’s: Curbside pickup and takeout orders from 11 – 9pm daily Bontá Restaurant & Bar: Takeout options from Wednesday through Saturday, 5 – 11pm Boy’s Hamburgers: Takeout Capizzi’s Cheesecake-Pizza and then some: Takeout and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates from Tuesday through Saturday, 2 – 8pm Daniel’s Table: Takeout options El Ranchito Taco Shop: Takeout Sun - Thurs from 8am - 8pm; 760-321-9751 Frankie’s Italian Bakery, Café and Supper Club: Takeout options from Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm George’s Bar & Grill: Takeout options from 11am – 3pm India Oven: Takeout and Postmates delivery La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Shop: Takeout options Los Arcos: Takeout Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant: Takeout and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates Oceans Seafood Restaurant: Takeout Piazza Trilussa Ristorante: Takeout. Delivery from DoorDash and Postmates Pollo Dokys: Takeout. Delivery from DoorDash and GrubHub. Takeout special: 1 Whole Chicken & 2 Sides for only $19.50 Romanos Pizza Subs and Salads: Takeout. Delivery from UberEats and Postmates from 10:30am – 10:30pm daily Salsas Restaurant: Takeout and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates from 10am – 9:30pm daily Sammy’s Place: Takeout from Tuesday through Sunday, 4pm – 9 p.m Smokin’ Burgers: Takeout and delivery Sonic Drive-In: Curbside pickup and takeout from 8am – 11pm daily Sunshine Café: Takeout daily from 7am – 8pm Tony’s Burgers: Takeout and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates. Open from 10am – 9pm Monday through Friday and 10am – 10 p.m on weekends Upper Crust Pizza: Takeout and delivery through DoorDash and Postmates daily Yiannis Tavera and Wine Bar: Takeout and delivery from DoorDash. Zobo & Meester’s: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub and Postmates from Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 6pm
DESERT HOT SPRINGS
All Star Burgers: Takeout, 760-329-9900 Capri Restaurant at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa: Delivery through Postmates Casa Blanca Restaurant: Takeout options Delicias Mexican Cuisine: 10% off takeout menu Dillon’s Burgers & Beer: Takeout and delivery through DoorDash Don Tacorriendo Taqueria: Takeout, 760329-8467
Kam Lun Chinese Restaurant: Takeout Rocky’s New York Style Pizzeria: Takeout and DoorDash delivery South of the Border: Takeout The Cottage Too: Delivery via DoorDash
Café Biscotti at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells: Coffee on the go 6:30am to 1pm Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa: Takeout from 7am – 11:30am and 11:30am – 2pm daily Eureka!: Takeout and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates from 11am – 9pm daily Frank’s Place Restaurant & Lounge at Indian Wells Resort Hotel: Takeout It’s a Deli: Takeout Monday through Friday 8am – 2pm VUE Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort: Takeout daily from 11am – 7pm
Big Rock Pub: Takeout & curbside options Cafe at Shields: Takeout El Mexicali Cafe II: Free delivery in the City of Indio w/$30 order Heirloom Craft Kitchen: Local delivery for $10 with $35+ order; delivery also on UberEats and Postmates; open Mon - Sat from 10am 7pm, Sunday from 10am - 3pm Huerta’s Restaurant: Takeout, delivery via GrubHub and UberEats; daily from 11am - 9pm 760-347-7674 Jackalope Ranch: Takeout daily from 11:30am to 8:30pm Polo Pizza Company: Takeout options with daily specials 11am - 9pm Pueblo Viejo Grill: Takeout and GrubHub delivery from 11am - 8pm Rincon Norteno: Takeout options; Takeout special: 2-item combo for $8 Tack Room Tavern: Takeout options with daily specials from 11am - 9pm TKB Deli and Bakery: Curbside and takeout options Tu Madres Cantina & Grill: Takeout and delivery; free local delivery for $10 with a $35 minimum purchase; open daily 12 - 7pm
Adobe Grill at La Quinta Resort & Club: Takeout options Applebee’s - La Quinta: Takeout options and delivery Aspen Mills Bakery & Cafe - La Quinta: Takeout options and delivery via DoorDash Bobby’s Detroit Coney Island Restaurant: Takeout options and delivery via DoorDash and Postmates, open 8am – 2pm daily Burgers & Beer – La Quinta: Takeout Broken Yolk Cafe - La Quinta: Takeout, delivery and curbside pickup; free kids meal with the purchase of an entree Canton Bistro: Takeout and delivery from Postmates, GrubHub and DoorDash Chipotle Mexican Grill: Order online and Free delivery ($10 minimum and $200 maximum) Chula Eatery: Takeout and curbside options Cold Stone Creamery - La Quinta: Order online and delivery from Postmates, GrubHub and DoorDash Cork & Fork: Local delivery for $10 with $35+ order; 50% off all wine by the bottle; delivery on UberEats, Postmates and Grubhub Enzo’s Bistro & Bar: Takeout options
Ernie’s Bar & Grill at PGA WEST Tournament Clubhouse: Takeout options Fisherman’s Market & Grill: Takeout options Fresh Juice Bar: Takeout IHOP La Quinta: Takeout and delivery from Postmates, GrubHub and DoorDash from 7am – 2pm La Petite Patisserie & Café: Takeout options La Quinta Baking Company: Takeout options from 7am – 3pm La Quinta Brewing Co. - Old Town Taproom: To-go orders of cans/bottles/growlers only La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub from 3:30pm – 9:30pm Landmark: Takeout options Mai Thai La Quinta: Takeout options Mimi’s Café: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub and DoorDash from 8am – 6pm Nitroinfusions: Takeout options Old Town Coffee: Takeout options Palm Tree Palace: Takeout and delivery Panera Bread: Online ordering, Takeout and delivery from GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash Pho Vu Vietnamese Restaurant: Takeout and delivery from Postmates Pokehana: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash RD RNNR Libations Pints & Plates: Takeout and delivery from Postmates from 12pm – 8pm Red Robin Gourmet Burgers: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash from 11am – 9pm Sam’s Korean BBQ and Teriyaki Grill: Takeout and delivery from Postmates Sam’s Sushi: Takeout and delivery from Postmates and DoorDash Soul of China: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash Terra Bistro at Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa: Takeout options The Beer Hunter: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub and Postmates The Habit Burger Grill: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash The Scene at Coral Mountain Golf Club: Takeout and delivery options Tiffany’s Sweet Spot: Takeout options Tuscano’s & BrewQuinta: Takeout and delivery from GrubHub. Takeout special: $5 spaghetti and garlic bread Twenty6 at La Quinta Resort & Club: Takeout options Yogurt Island: Takeout options
Agave Grill and Bar at The Westin Desert Willow Villas: Takeout Alkobar Quick Stop & Deli: Open with takeout 5:30am - 7pm on weekdays, 6am - 6pm on Saturdays, and 8am - 5pm on Sundays. Delivery through DoorDash Alps Village: Open daily for dinner from 4 – 8pm Takeout and delivery through DoorDash Athena Gyro - Palm Desert: Free delivery on Postmates with code FORK100; takeout
Café des Beaux-Arts: 15% discount on orders to go of $100 or more Daily Grill: Delivery via DoorDash Eddie V’s: Takeout daily from 12 - 8pm Fisherman’s Market & Grill - Palm Desert: Open daily, 11am – 9pm Takeout and delivery through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash French Corner Café: Open for takeout, deliver through DoorDash and GrubHub French Rotisserie Café - Palm Desert: Open, takeout and delivery through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash Fresh Agave: Taking to-go orders and for delivery Fresh Juice Bar - Palm Desert: Open, takeout and delivery through UberEats and Postmates Goody’s Café: Open, takeout and delivery through UberEarts, Postmates and GrubHub Grill-A-Burger: Open, takeout Holey Scoops Ice Cream: Open for takeout, delivery through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates IHOP Palm Desert: Open 7am – 3pm for takeout and delivery Il Corso: Takeout; delivery via Postmates and GrubHub daily Il Sogno: Open for takeout and delivery Island Boba Sushi Poke: Open for takeout Islands: Open, takeout and delivery through DoorDash JC’s Café on El Paseo: Takeout options John’s Restaurant - Palm Desert: Open, takeout and delivery through GrubHub and DoorDash Koutouki Greek Estiatorio: Open for takeout, delivery through GrubHub and DoorDash La Bella Cucina: Open for takeout and delivery La Casita Restaurant: Open for takeout Le Donne Cucina Italiana: Open, takeout and delivery directly and through GrubHub and UberEats Le Paon Restaurant: Open, takeout Los Pepes Mexican Grill: Open for takeout Luna Grill: Open for takeout, delivery through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash Luscious Lorraine’s Organic Café: Open for takeout Mario’s Italian Café - Palm Desert: Open for takeout Mastro’s Steakhouse: Takeout, 50% off wine; daily from 12 to 8pm Panera Bread - Palm Desert: Open for takeout and delivery. Delivery also through DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats Pueblo Viejo Grill: Takeout and GrubHub delivery from 11am - 8pm Red Robin: Takeout and curbside pickup; free delivery also Roc’s Firehouse Grille: Takeout options Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Order directly with the restaurant and save 25% on curbside pickup orders of $75+ Sherman’s Deli: Takeout and delivery daily from 7 - 9am continue to page 6
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Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Pickup and delivery for lunch and dinner Trattoria Tiramisu: Pickup and free delivery; Tuesday - Sunday 4:30 - 8pm Wildest Restaurant: Curbside pickup and Postmates delivery
Al Dente Trattoria Toscana & Bar: Takeout and delivery from 4 - 8pm Antigua Kitchen + Bar: Free delivery when you order direct and spend $100+ Aspen Mills Bakery & Bread Company: Takeout Azucar at La Serena Villas: Takeout Bouschet: Takeout and delivery for deli items, wine and liquor; Hours: 11am - 4pm Brandini Toffee Palm Springs: Takeout Brown’s BBQ & Soul Food: Takeout. 760832-6985 Broken Yolk Cafe - Palm Springs: Takeout, delivery & curbside pickup 7:30am - 1:30pm; free kids meal with purchase of entree Cafe Jasmin: Free delivery when you order direct and spend $100+ Chef Tanya’s Kitchen: Free delivery with Postmates or curbside pick up Chicken Ranch: Delivery via Postmates and DoorDash Dickey’s: Delivery through Postmates, DoorDash and GrubHub Eight4Nine: Delivery through UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates, curbside pickup; extra 20% on all gift card purchases. Hours: 11am 8pm El Mirasol: Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery; save 10% with code LOYALTYCLUB19 (Palm Canyon location closed, Via Altamira open)
El Patron: Takeout and curbside pickup; free delivery anywhere on Palm Canyon Ernest Coffee: Walk-up and curbside from 6am - 1pm Evzin Palm Springs: Takeout and delivery from 5 - 9pm; 30% all orders Giuseppe’s Pizzeria: Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery Grand Central Palm Springs: Takeout and delivery Il Corso: Takeout; delivery via Postmates and GrubHub daily Jake’s Palm Springs: Takeout, free delivery to Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage with $25 lunch order or $40 dinner order Johnny Costas: Takeout options; delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash and Postmates; Hours: 4pm - 8pm John’s Restaurant: Takeout King’s Highway: Takeout; delivery through GrubHub and UberEats Manhattan in the Desert: Curbside and delivery options Moxie Palm Springs: Delivery Wednesday Sunday from 4 - 9pm via Postmates, DoorDash and UberEats; takeout also Nature’s Health Food & Cafe: Takeout Purple Room: Takeout and delivery from 4pm - 8pm daily Raw Remedy Juice Bar: Takeout and delivery daily from 9am - 3pm Revel Public House: Takeout and delivery from 3 - 11pm 30% off direct to-go orders. Shirts for sale, with proceeds going direct to employees; gift cards with 20% discount Rick’s Desert Grill: Takeout and delivery, 4 - 9pm Rick’s Restaurant and Bakery: Takeout and delivery from 6am - 2pm
Ristretto: Takeout daily from 6am - 2pm Rooster and the Pig: Takeout Sherman’s Deli: Takeout and delivery daily from 7 - 9am Smoke Tree BBQ: Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery The Sandwich Spot: Pickup and takeout orders Venezia Restaurant and Pizzeria: 20% off all pickup orders Zin American Bistro: 20% discount when you order takeout or curbside directly from the restaurant; 20% off all gift cards for pickup or mailing
Burgers & Beer - Rancho Mirage: Takeout options Country Club Café: takeout and delivery via GrubHub Cuistot: Curbside pickup Dringk Bar: Offering large quantities of items such as soup and lasagna to stock your fridge Enzo’s Bistro & Bar: Takeout options Five Guys Burgers and Fries: Takeout and delivery options Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at The River: Takeout and curbside pickup; receive a $40 credit on orders of $100+ Francesco’s Café: Takeout options Fresh Juice Bar - Rancho Mirage: Takeout and delivery options Haus of Poké Rancho Mirage: Takeout and delivery options. Download the Postmates app and use “TAKEOUT5” code for $5 off your first order Koffi - Rancho Mirage: Takeout options Maracas Cantina & Grill - Rancho Mirage: Takeout and delivery options via Postmates and Grubhub
DESERT AIDS PROJECT OPENS COVID-19 CLINIC
OVID-19 Clinic Open at Desert AIDS Project WHERE: 1695 North Sunrise Way in Palm Springs CONTACT: Jack Bunting (760) 6568472 email@example.com WHY: To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and alleviate suffering in our community. WHEN: Clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 8am – 5pm Important Resources: · DAP’s HOTLINE for COVID-19 Information and consultation is: (760) 992-0407 · Learn more about DAP’s COVID-19 Clinic at: bit.ly/2vvnhDU · For a Q&A on COVID-19 go to: bit.ly/2TT5qQG · Learn more about the new healthcare clinics at DAP at: bit.ly/2Qnxppn Desert AIDS Project has opened a COVID-19 Clinic on its campus, created to treat and test clients struggling with severe symptoms of Coronavirus. Before being seen at the clinic, clients must be screened and referred by a DAP clinician.
DAP is NOT offering on-demand testing for a-symptomatic clients or those with mild symptoms of illness. Anyone who thinks they might be suffering from COVID-19 should call (760) 992-0407 for information and the opportunity to talk to DAP clinician about their symptoms. The CDC and DAP leadership are reminding people that for mild or moderate symptoms of respiratory illness, the best prescription is to stay home and use over-the-counter medications. Only people with the following symptoms will be examined at DAP by a clinician for possible COVID-19: 1) greater than a 100.4 fever 2) cough 3) shortness of breath. For the larger Coachella Valley community, DAP believes this move will equate to saving lives and providing some mitigation to an overwhelmed healthcare system, including emergency rooms and hospitals. By opening the clinic today as an emergency response to this dire health crisis, DAP stands to help halt new infections of COVID-19 in our area and prevent deaths.
This measure, as well as heightened hygiene and social distancing, are important in fighting this epidemic, but the window is closing. “How we act in the next two-tothree weeks are critical to flatten out the curve of this pandemic,” said David Brinkman, CEO. DAP has launched its COVID-10 Clinic without the budget to do so, and has just started a campaign to raise funds. The anticipated cost at least $575,000 in the coming months to provide this service to the community. Currently, 7,000 people in the
Norma’s Italian Kitchen: Takeout and delivery options via Postmates, GrubHub and UberEats Pastry Swan Bakery: Vegan breakfast and lunch for takeout and curbside pickup P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at The River: Takeout options, order through website. Pieology: Online ordering and free delivery over $35. Order through the Pie Life Rewards App and receive 10% OFF Red Robin: Takeout and curbside pickup; free delivery also Seasons Grill at The Westin Mission Hills Villas: Grab-n-go options Shanghai Inn Chinese Restaurant: Takeout options State Fare Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage: Takeout options Talay Thai Restaurant: Takeout options and delivery via GrubHub The Cheesecake Factory at The River: Free delivery via DoorDash on $15+ orders; free slice of cheesecake when you order online for takeout or curbside The Edge Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton: Takeout options The Slice N.Y. Style Pizzeria Ristorante: Takeout and curbside pickup
Coachella Valley get primary and specialty care from DAP, plus other services like behavioral health, dentistry, wellness, and social services.
hese last few weeks have seen the Coachella Valley and High Desert go from an invigorated and bustling resort community enjoying the nightlife and live music that only “the season” can bring to an almost complete shutdown and quarantine. The pandemic that is COVID-19 has compelled the world to figuratively pause on its axis as well as necessitate us to reconsider our priorities, stripping us of our willful ability to provide for our families and enjoy our lives as we knew them. Musicians around the globe have been especially hit hard. In California, already having concern over CA Assembly Bill 5 aka “gig worker bill” a law that reclassifies “non-union professional musicians” as employees and would effectively require anyone wanting to hire them to pay employment taxes and provide benefits like worker’s compensation and overtime, musicians are looking to navigate the waters of the unforeseeable future with the additional stressor of the Coronavirus and its after-effects. “The Day the Music Died” was supposed to have occurred on February 3, 1959, with the untimely deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson in a plane crash over the skies of Clear Lake, Iowa. With the cancellation of SXSW, the postponement of music festivals like Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, all the festivities that surround them and the shut-down of all groups of 10 or more, which virtually eliminates all live music events in every venue, it feels as if the music, once again, has died, albeit temporarily. In the Coachella Valley and High Desert, there are some musicians who depend on their live shows to support themselves and their families and there are those who work “day jobs” in order to support their passion for music and performance. Despite the obvious, continue to “practice” or “rehearse” and work on your craft, how do music professionals support themselves or continue to progress on their chosen path? What do Coachella Valley and High Desert musicians do in the midst of the current situation where they are unable to tour or perform? Some have had to use ingenuity to face an uncertain future with little to no support. Here are some of my suggestions to maneuver through the difficult times so that you as artists can come out of this hardship more resolute and refined.
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED II
March 19 to March 25, 2020
BY NOE GUTIERREZ
1. Musicians, Stay Connected to Each Other You have each other. Mutual aid for artists is designed to help those with similar pursuits come together and support one another. You learn that you are not alone. Communicating with one another will also lessen the isolation and frustration you may experience. The reality is, your environment has changed but your attitudes shouldn’t. There are so many avenues of communication now that you can tap into like social media, text, phone, email and real-time meet-ups like Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. There are no excuses, stay connected. 2. A Renaissance of Musical Values and Standards In being urged to remain isolated, this break can also provide an opportunity to rededicate yourself to your craft. Take the time to look at your strengths as an artist and write them down while also determining those deficits that you can work on during this downtime. In the past, I have advised artists to develop a “vision board” or some form of visual aid to help plan their immediate and long-term plans using words and images. When you put your dreams on paper, they take a whole new form. It also holds you accountable. Independent artists are independent for a reason and we all know that no one person can do it alone. There are others who you can trust to help you fulfill your vision. Maybe this is a good
time to find or interview a manager, photographer, graphic artist, stylist, bandmate or maybe even reach out to professionals in your sphere of influence to ask questions about the music industry or business in general. We have an overabundance of individuals in the desert who are ready and willing to support you in your journey with no strings attached. In doing these things, you will raise the bar for yourself, your peers, and those who come after you. 3. New Challenges Faced with Determination and Boldness: Increase Your Frustration Tolerance The current events that are developing on an hourly basis have tested the resolve of the world, the United States, California, the Coachella Valley and our individual character. Challenging times will test your level of Frustration Tolerance. When we are easily frustrated and upset, we are said to have, Low Frustration Tolerance (LFT). If we are less disturbed or upset by short-term frustrations, and persevere through difficulties and withstand stressful events, we are said to have High Frustration Tolerance (HFT). Developing High Frustration Tolerance is essential for good mental health and a key element of Mental Toughness, a trait that allows us to accept responsibility for our thoughts, emotions and behavior. The delaying of gratification is probably the number one exercise to help develop HFT. This delay has
occurred involuntarily for musicians so visualize that point in time when you’ll be able to hit that first note in front of fans, friends and family. You will learn to let go of the frustration the more you anticipate your return. In coping with the frustration of not being able to perform, you can seek neutrality in “talking to yourself” when negative situations arise like what you’re dealing with now. How you think about what happens determines the emotion you feel and the degree to which you may feel it. 4. Take Steps Toward Economic Stability Produce online shows through Facebook Live, Live on Instagram, YouTube Live, add a virtual tip jar, focus more on sales of digital and physical music and merchandise, create a fan club and set up paid subscriptions, etc. Think outside the lines and be creative and innovative, it’s what you are anyway, why wouldn’t you crossover your creativity and skills into doing things differently? The new streams of revenue you discover can be applied as an adjunct to your live shows once you are able to return to performing. Reclamation and Recovery of the Desert Music Scene If anything, these trying times can challenge your resolve and will no doubt produce an enlightened and interesting way of life for all musicians which will open up roads ahead and allow them to achieve higher levels than ever before. There will be a new hope achieved once you get a grasp on things and can respond with your new normal. You will be different and have a new appreciation of the possibilities and your new way of life. This too shall pass. This is by no means is an all-inclusive approach to the dilemma, but the continuing of a conversation that has already begun. Be a part and not apart. We wish everyone only the best! Noe Gutierrez is the Founder of Desert Music, a music management and production organization whose current roster includes Courtney Chambers, Empty Seat and Arek Religa. He also guides the Desert Music Alliance, a large group of invested individuals that supports all music artists in the Coachella Valley and High Desert.
March 19 to March 25, 2020
ur pathways are magnetic, our logic is synthetic/Our struggle is so pathetic, and a bore” That’s Nancy Priddy weighing in on the state of the world. It seems au courant, but she wrote those lyrics more than half a century ago. For a brief period in the mid-to-late ‘60s, Sunshine Pop, Country, Lounge, Folk-Rock and Psychedelia kind of collided. Bands with names like Free Design, Peppermint Rainbow, the Lemon Pipers, Sunshine Company and The Yellow Balloon, along with chanteuses like Claudine Longet, Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra synthesized these sounds, But no one exemplified the convergence of genres better than Nancy Priddy. Nancy grew up in South Bend, Indiana, initially, she studied Liberal Arts at Oberlin College before transferring to Northwestern. She was majoring in drama, but soon she began cutting classes to play with some local Jazz musicians. After college she relocated to New York, trying to break into show business, typically, she starved for her art. Finally, she joined the touring company for “Absence Of A Cello,” featuring esteemed character actor Hans Conried, (best known as “Uncle Tonoose” on Danny Thomas’ “Make Room For Daddy” television series). But during the show’s Chicago run, she managed to corral her musically-inclined pals and record a series of demos. There was a lengthy stint in Los Angeles where she landed a lot of acting jobs, in her spare time she could be found in all manner of makeshift recording studios, adding vocals to friends’ instrumental tracks. Pretty soon she returned to Chicago and then New York. For a time, she was part of a Greenwich Village Folk collective known as the Bitter End Singers. It was around then that she connected with producer Phil Ramone. Phil encouraged her to write her own music and rather quickly, he was producing her debut, “you’ve come this way before.” Collaborating with arranger Manny Albam, the album was released in 1968 to minimal fanfare via the Dot record label. Soon Nancy was back in L.A., where she cut the single “Feelings” with Harry Nilsson. Her vocals were also featured (but uncredited), on the epochal debut, “Songs Of Leonard Cohen.” By this time she had also met Dot Records staff producer Robert Applegate. The couple married , Nancy set aside her musical aspirations and concentrated completely on her acting career. Throughout the ‘70s she made appearances on wildly popular television shows, from “Bewitched, “Barnanby Jones” and “Medical Center” to “Cannon,” “Police Woman,” “Quincy” and “The Waltons.” In 1971, she and Robert “
“YOU’VE COME THIS WAY BEFORE” HARMONIC RECORDS) NANCY PRIDDY (SUNDAZED/MODERN
welcomed a daughter, Christina. But by the end of the “Me Decade” the couple divorced. Throughout the ‘80s, Nancy and Christina both found acting work on the small screen. In 1987, Christina was cast in the raucous and raunchy TV series, “Married With Children” She found fame as the ditzy, sex-crazed daughter, “Kelly Bundy.” Juggling her commitment to that show, which lasted a until 1997, Christina starred in films like “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead,” “Mars Attacks!” and “The Big Hit.” As Christina toggled between television and film commitments, the time seemed right for Nancy to revive her singing career. Since the turn of the 21st century, she has released three well-received album’s “Christina’s Carousel,” Mama’s Jam” and “Can We Talk About Now.” Somewhere along the line, aficionados of ‘60s Psychedelia discovered “you’ve come this way before.” The British reissue label, Rev-Ola released the album on CD in 2005, but the original LP has been long out of print. Luckily, the folks Sundazed Music and Modern Harmonic Records have partnered to reissue the album on vinyl for the first time. The record opens with the title track. Stuttery guitar riffs lattice over shivery keys, wily bass lines and a syncopated beat. Nancy’s vocals are equal parts elegant and earthy. The opening couplet is suitably lysergic; “Feeling strange sensations, familiar old vibrations, somehow I know your radiation to the core.” As the instrumentation kicks in, the song evinces a sense of Deja’ Vu. Guitars and keys get swirly on the break and her come-hither mien draws the listener in. Both “Christina’s World” and “O Little Child” evoke a feeling of guileless and innocence. The former, was inspired by the famous Andrew Wyeth painting. Plucked guitar arpegios are buttressed by a lowing string section and chunky percussion. The lyrics’ vivid imagery feels far more lush and opulent than Mr. Wyeth’s stark and desolate figure; “Christina’s world was a world of a willow trees…a world of ‘Allay, allay all in frees,’ fingers crossed and ‘whispers please,’ talking to someone no one sees, lightnin’ bugs at sundown, Christina’s World.” Unsurprisingly, Nancy named her daughter after both the painting and the song. The latter is a loping Waltz. Jangly guitars connect with chiming harpsichord fills, fluttery organ and with brass accents that recall Herb Alpert’s South of the Border flavor. Nancy easily slips into the skin of an adult in the September of her years who covets the carefree life of a kid. Setting aside her envy, she allows herself to be beguiled by the child’s innocence; “So Alive you’ve made me feel, in a world
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all made of Spring…” The song is Jazzy and slinky in all the right ways. The best songs here are at once effortless, cosmopolitan and somewhat outre.’ “And Who Will You Be Then” displays a sharp sense of Soulful sophistication. The arrangement and instrumentation, from the stabby keys, roiling bass lines, serpentine guitars and pulsating rhythms, echo the hyperkinetic songcraft of Quincy Jones. The pianodriven melody is nearly supplanted by Nancy’s sanguine delivery, even as trenchant lyrics allude to an abusive relationship and an endless cycle of violence and reconciliation; “And who will you be then, when somewhere it all begins again/You’ll pray this time won’t be the same, but who will you be then?” “My Friend Frank” completely switches gears, leaning closer to the primitive cool of Rockabilly. Twangy guitars are matched by nimble bass lines, a wash of dissonant organ and a rattle-trap beat. The melody’s loose-limbed joy belies lyrics that paint Frank as a bit of an Eeyore; “My friend Frank, why have you just shrugged? Has something special just come unplugged? You look a little bugged, my friend Frank.” The tempo accelerates on the break, veering from monochromatic black and white to vivid technicolor. “We Could Have It All” borrows liberally from the Burt Bacharach playbook. Flatulent flugelhorns are bookended
by sinewy guitars, stately harpsichord, angular bass and some tensile hi-hat action. Here Nancy plays the part of a sunny seductress promising; “We could have it all, relax and let me show you, the games are far below you.” “Mystic Lady” is the album’s centerpiece. Opening with insistent “busy signal” piano chords, it shares some musical DNA with Harry Nilsson’s “One.” She adds a soupcon of broken circus music, powered by mincing keys and pastoral woodwinds. The arrangement shapeshifts several times, giddy and effervescent one minute, pensive and dour the next. Honeyed harmonies stack atop shang-a-lang guitars agile bass lines and a tick-tock rhythm, rendering nursery rhyme instructions like “Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross to see what they’ve lost” somewhat moot. By the homestretch, the song locks into a gospel groove. Churchy piano chords shadow Nancy’s surprisingly Aretha-esque exhortations to “stay on lady” to the bitter end. It’s quite simply a tour de force. Other interesting tracks include the modal shimmer of “Ebony Glass” and the strobe-light Frug of “On The Other Side Of The River.” The album closes with “Epitaph.” Rippling piano notes anchor this stunning tone poem. Musically, Jazz and Classical styles intersect. Nancy’s vocals hug the melody’s hairpin turns, mirroring the mythical dualism Robert Blake once referenced with “Songs Of Innocence And Experience.” Heady, provocative, dreamy, these are just a few ways to describe the aural banquet contained in the grooves of “you’ve come this way before.” Nancy Priddy’s debut was ahead of the curve half a century ago. In some ways, it still is today.
March 19 to March 25, 2020
BY JANET McAFEE
NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO ADOPT A RESCUE PET
re you thinking about adding a new pet to your family? The companionship of a rescue dog or cat can be a great source of comfort during a crisis. They bring love and joy into our lives, helping people feel calmer and more secure when the news from the outside world is distressing. Animals often know our intentions, and the joy of the dog pictured here during his shelter adoption is contagious. An animal in a shelter has already gone through some tough times, and given a second chance their grateful heart will warm yours. Please visit one of the many animal shelters and private rescue groups to meet some wonderful cats and dogs. Here are some of the reasons why adopting a rescue pet is a great idea. YOU WILL SAVE A LIFE - Every year, over a million beautiful adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in public shelters in the United States. They are of all ages and breeds. Most of them are healthy and happy creatures whose only crime is being homeless. When you adopt,
you not only save that animal, but you free up shelter space for another animal that desperately needs it. YOU WILL SAVE MONEY – When you adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations, rabies, and microchipping is usually included in the adoption fee. Breeders may charge thousands of dollars for their animals, and because they are motivated by profit, they may not include vet care. YOU WILL HELP FIGHT PUPPY MILLS – When you purchase a pet from a pet store, online, or at a flea market, it is almost certain to have come from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are large scale factory-type breeding facilities where animals are housed in shockingly poor conditions. They are often kept in tiny wire cages stacked up on top of each other. They are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather. With
profit put first, the parent animals are provided no medical care and fed an insufficient diet. They never feel the soft grass underneath their feet or the loving touch of a human hand. When a puppy mill is raided, and the dogs freed, they take a long time to recover physically and emotionally. The public needs to quit supporting these cruel businesses. YOU WILL HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS – Adopting a rescue dog or cat is becoming a popular thing to do. Your friends and family members will cheer when they see posted photos and learn where you adopted Fido or Fluffy. Folks at dog parks brag about having a rescue pup. YOUR DOG MAY ALREADY BE HOUSE TRAINED – When you adopt a rescue dog, he is likely to have some house training because he already lived in a home. When you adopt a young puppy from a breeder or pet store, you will
This 4-month-old kitten’s antics will keep you entertained during this season of bad news. She’s cat ID#A1577125. Meet her and her sweet buddies at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus shelter, 72050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms. www.rcdas.org, (760) 343-3644.
Sweet Sophie will bring you the Luck of the Irish if you adopt her! This beautiful Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier girl is 11 years young, and full of life and love. Come meet Sophie at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus shelter, 72050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms. She’s dog ID#A1080367. www.rcdas.org, (760) 343-3644.
have an animal who needs to relieve himself frequently and you will have to do all the training. YOUR HEALTH WILL IMPROVE – With their unconditional love, rescue animals have been proven to be emotionally and physically beneficial to their humans. They can lesson your feelings of loneliness during hard times. And when you adopt a homeless animal, you will feel proud about helping one in need. YOU WILL CHANGE THAT ANIMAL’S ENTIRE WORLD – Your new pet is a part of your life now. However, you are his entire world. And his world changed when he left that kennel cage for a warm bed in your loving home. As we go to print, our Riverside County Animal shelters remain open for adoptions and they have many wonderful, adoptable pets. The Coachella Valley Animal Shelter is located at 72050 Petland Place, (760) 343-3644. You can view the animals at all 5 of our county shelters at www. rcdas.org. Need help looking for a specific breed or type of pet? Contact Loving All Animals at (760) 834-7000 for further assistance. You can view their adoptable animals at www. lovingallanimals.org. Now is the time to get a wonderful best “furfriend”! Janetmcafee8@gmail.com
March 19 to March 25, 2020
THE VINO VOICE
THE GOOD NEWS! . . . AND THE BAD.
ell—we’re all in this together. Right in the midst of the desert’s tourist season, where so much stuff has been planned—we get hit. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been at a few culinary events and we have the fun notes to share about it. But in view of the circumstances, immediate interest could be dubious; and we’d all like the venues to get the credit due them for their good work. So—why not simply grab your favorite glass of wine and settle in for a quick look at the current state of beverage affairs. . . some good news and some bad: Consumption Junction What’s Your Function The Wall Street Journal reported changes in direction for American consumers drinking habits. The demographics are shifting as millennials now outnumber baby boomers and baby boomers are aging. This is what happened in 2019: • The volume of Wine purchases declined 0.9%; the first decline in sales since 1994. • Sales of Wines under $10 declined while sales of higher priced Wines grew. By value sales rose 1.1% to $38.3 billion. • Consumption of alcohol rose 0.3% after 2 years of declines. The increase
came primarily from Hard Seltzer and cocktails. • Baby boomers are buying less as their incomes become fixed and they are downsizing their home sizes and not storing wine. • Sales of ready to drink products increased 50%. • Spirits grew 2.3%. Total Beer sales continued to decline down this year by 2.3%. While Craft Beer rose 4.1% and low and no alcohol Beer rose by 6.6%. • Online wine sales continued to grow, reaching $3 billion in 2019, as sales shifted away from retail stores. Online sales are expected to grow to $13 billion by 2024. Food and Drink Trends for 2020 from the California Beverage Retailers Association Bulletin: • Zero Waste in Restaurants. • Continued growth in Hard Seltzer. • Eating and drinking of locally produced goods increase in order to lower carbon footprint. • The growth of Food Halls and remote kitchens. High restaurant rents and vacant retail malls provide the opportunity. • Wine savvy consumers stretching their palates to try new grape varieties and new regions. • A push to use as much as possible of
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fish in a fin-to-tail trend. Currently only 40% of a fish is used. Chefs are finding ways to use the head, gills, livers, and other parts. • Tart and sour flavors replacing sweet and sugary. • Savory desserts with flavors like salmon, mushroom, and umami will find a place at the table. • Wellness drinks with healthy ingredients will grow. • Chefs stretching beyond the use of kelp to include sea herbs like sea purslane, marsh samphire, sea aster, sea beat, sea fennel, sea buckthorn, and others. Celebrity Consumption: Queen Elizabeth II is now producing about 3,000 bottles of sparkling Wine from her vineyards each year. The Queen’s bubbly sells out immediately upon release for ₤35. The Queen follows a royal tradition. King Henry II first planted a wine grape vineyard at Windsor Castle in the 12th century. In July of 2019 the Queen was quoted as saying “I don’t actually drink the wine myself, but I hear it’s very good.” Bob Dylan’s Whiskey, Heaven’s Door, will be made in his own distillery. The plant is scheduled to open in Nashville later this year. The facility will include an event space and a restaurant. Kate Hudson is entering the business with her own brand. King St. Vodka is gluten free and made with alkaline water. She likes to make Dirty Martinis with it. Ms. Hudson decided to get into the business when she realized that there were no Vodkas founded by women. She hired David Kanbar (a man) to create it for her. The price tag: $24.99 per 750ml. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson debut his new Tequila, Teremana, in a TV commercial on the Super Bowl pregame show. The drink is billed as a “Tequila of the people.” It will be released in March. Drunk Yoga (Honestly, I invented this
over thirty years ago—who knew?) A new trend in L.A. and New York is doing yoga and drinking wine to make it more fun. There are special events, bachelorette parties and just plain exercise classes. Eli Walker, founder of Drunk Yoga, says “It’s about cultivating joy and community and letting your hair down.” The 45-minute classes are given atop the Hotel Erwin in Venice. There is time to socialize and play mild drinking games before and after class. We Just Heard . . . For you Ménage à Trois Midnight fans (remember back when one, in mixed company, couldn’t mention the phrase, “ménage à trois”— meaning a sexual frolic for three, in French), well Trinchero Wines will have to re-label that bottle in the UK. Language on the Midnight label (“it is designed for satisfying your deepest desires, turning out the lights and enjoying the pleasures of the dark.”) is said to create a link between the wine and sex. (Who knew?!!) And So The Wine Glut is Real: 2019 left the industry with an oversupply of wine. There was so much available in California that prices took several slides, some contracts were canceled, and some vineyards went unharvested. Indications are that many farmers will be pulling up unprofitable vines and replacing them with other crops. Reacting to the oversupply, farmers harvested 17% less in 2019 than 2018 in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. The value of the harvest was $1.7 billion, down 15% from the year before. The price adjusted slightly higher to an average of $3,499 per ton according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All this overproduction comes at a time when consumption seems to be slowing. All the stats above kind of indicate that we wine drinkers may not be drinking more, but alas, we’re drinking “better”. Cheers to that!
BY AARON RAMSON
I MADE BEER SAUSAGE…PART II
f you’ve never attempted to make your own sausage before, the first part is easy; the part where you make your filling. For this recipe, it’s just ground pork, spices, peppers, citrus, beer. If you can make a meatloaf, you can make this sausage filling. In fact, here’s the recipe, should you ever be tempted to recreate my Serrano, Orange and IPA Sausage. Meat: 8 lbs. Picnic roast or Boston butt. Both are cuts from the shoulder, and are the most flavorful part of the hog. High in both fat and connective tissue, this cut of meat lends itself very well to sausage making. You’ll want about 20% fat in your sausage, as your sausages will be tougher and drier when cooked without it, so don’t be afraid of buying a roast with a nice rind of fat. If you don’t have a meat grinder at home, you can have the market butcher grind it for you. Fruits and Vegetables: 4 Serrano peppers. 1 bulb garlic (yes, the whole bulb). 1 orange, juiced and zested. 1 lime juiced and zested. Spices: 1 Tbsp salt. 1 Tbsp garlic powder. 2 tsp black pepper. 2 tsp smoked paprika. 2 tsp allspice. 1 tsp cumin. 1 tsp cinnamon. 1 tsp nutmeg. Beer: One whole 12 oz bottle of your favorite IPA. I used Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion #14. The first thing you’ll want to do is add the dry spices to your ground pork, and mix well. If you are grinding your own sausages, go ahead and chill this mixture for an hour in your refrigerator, or 20 minutes in your freezer before grinding a second time through a smaller plate (I forgot this step, and ended up with chewier, chunkier sausages from only grinding
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(Continued from last week’s installment)
once). Cold fat keeps shape better and won’t liquify into oil as your attempt a fine grind. If you’ve purchased your pork already ground, just mix your spices in and set aside. Puree your peppers, garlic (peel the paper off and separate the cloves first), orange and lime zests all together in a blender or food processer until it forms a slurry. Mix slurry, and an entire bottle of beer into your ground, spiced pork, and mix well. You now have a bulk-mix. With the citrus and baking spices, this recipe is well-suited for breakfast, but is versatile enough to go with any meal. You can form it into patties by hand and fry it on your stove, which I highly recommend doing if you don’t want to invest in a sausage stuffer. I do have a sausage stuffer, so I attempted to stuff my mix into sausage casing without really knowing how. It’s not that I don’t have the internet or anything, I’m well
aware that there are multiple YouTube videos available to me that would have shown me exactly what to do. But, as it were, over confidence is the great humbler of man, and I was feeling way over confident about everything. When stuffing sausage casing, you’re supposed to bunch your casing up flush to the base of the rod, tie a knot at the end of the casing, and let the casing expand out as it’s filled. What I did was the complete opposite,
creating a massive mess at every step as I attempted to fill, twist off, then tie off squishy, balloons full of raw pork. I’d also added too much orange juice to my mix (which I’ve since corrected in the recipe given above), and my sausages were much too moist, softening the collagen casing and bursting some of my sausages as I attempted to tie them off. There was a lot of trial and error in my first effort, and a whole lot of Lysol went into disinfecting every surface of my kitchen afterwards, but I’d finally done it and created my own sausages from scratch. Flavor-wise, these sausages cannot be beat. The IPA adds a bit of bitter, earthiness that blends perfectly with the taste of citrus and garlic. The peppers adda bit of heat, while the spices give warmth and savory flair. I will attempt to do these again in a week or so, and do it right this time, but this was a very fun experiment in cooking with beer that I would recommend to all of you.
March 19 to March 25, 2020
FATHER KNOWS BEST NOW SHOWING: THE ESTRUSCAN SMILE
forgiveness. As predictable as it is, this heartwarming story is worth a visit, if for nothing more than to savor Brian Cox’s winning performance. Recommended. NEW FOR THE HOME THEATER: KANSAS CITY (1996)
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policeman husband can pull the right strings and get Johnny out of Seldom Seen’s clutches. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz, one Altman’s most underrated and idiosyncratic films finally makes its longawaited hi-def Blu-ray debut. Extras include a fascinating commentary from director Altman. MVD visual. THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON (1995)
of his most formally inventive and electrifying film. The mesmerizing soundtrack includes two songs co-written by Ridley. “Look What You’ve done (To My Skin)” performed by Gavin Friday and “Who Will Love Me Now?” performed by PJ Harvey. Blu-ray. Arrow Films. Also new on Blu-ray are two extraordinary, must see films previously reviewed on these pages when they were released theatrically. A HIDDEN LIFE
Originally titled “Rory’s Way, showcases acclaimed actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridian Island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment and is diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed just when he expects it least, through a newly found love for his baby grandson. Based on the bestselling book La Sonrisa Etrusca by Louis Sampedro, the beautifully shot film story is transposed to Scotland and the United States. The title refers to the famous terra cotta statues that bear an enigmatic smile even in their afterlife and instill hope towards the idea of a happy death. This quiet film about generational divides is full of pain, love, life and death. But mostly and finally, it’s about
Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bulletriddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a depression era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O’hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to desperate measures when her low-level hood husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney) gets caught trying to steal from Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), a local crime boss operating out of a jazz joint The Hey-Hey Club. Out on a limb, Blondie kidnaps laudanumaddled socialite Carolyn (Miranda Richardson), hoping her influential
Described by critic Mark Kermode as an ”extraordinary filmmaker and one of the UK’s most imaginative talents,” visionary British director Philip Ridley followed his sensational debut The Reflecting Skin with another surreal excursion into the dark hart of the “American Dream.” Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military style attack on an isolated religious community that reminded me of Ruby Ridge. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free spirit and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health … only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions. Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage. Ridley’s talent for spellbinding, hallucinogenic dream imagery is on full display on a glittering new transfer
From writer-director Terrence Malick comes this beautifully crafted and timeless story based real events about an unsung hero, Franz Jaggerstatter (August Diehl), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II. A truly great film that’s a about resisting evil even when no one, or hardly anyone, knows it. firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR FUTURE SELVES
"EXHALATION" BY TED CHIANG STORIES
----------------------------------------------------s the global pandemic spreads into our communities, human behavior is neither surprising nor unexpected. It is clear people are very much alike all over the world. In Ted Chiang’s science fiction short story collection Exhalation (Alfred A. Knopf, 355 pages) the future may be different but people remain the same. Chiang’s Exhalation collection has nine stories, of which seven were previously published in periodicals and e-zines. The film “Arrival” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner was base on his 1998 short story “Story of Your Life.” The first story is “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate.” It is set in a medieval Muslim market place where the characters explore the value of time travel and what it is like to talk and commune with your younger self. In the title story “Exhalation” an anatomist narrates his experience as he takes apart his own “cyber body” to examine consciousness, time and his “thin” memories. The story “What’s Expected of Us” features a common device called the “Predictor.” Those who over use the “Predictor” may suffer from “Akinetic
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Mutism” which is akin to a walking coma. As the popularity of the device spreads, free will is only an illusion. “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” is about a young woman who gets a job as a zoologist in a virtual world. It is her job to create “digients” – digital organisms in a world that is all AI driven and everyone has an online avatar. “Darcy’s Patent Automatic Nanny” tells the story of how a robot may do a better job at raising children, but the fear of machines replacing humans may keep the robot “Nanny” off the market. In “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling,” new parents want to make sure their child grows up with real books, and that she can learn to read and write with actual pen and paper. But the digital world no longer requires those skills. A parrot narrates “The Great Silence.” The bird talks about how human beings are searching for non-human life in outer space but have failed to listen to the life of those nonhumans who inhabit the earth. “Omphalos” is told in prayers. The protagonist is a “Philologist” -- there are no longer scientists. She experiences a crisis in faith as new evidence challenges her belief system. “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom” explores our “paraselves” through the use of an object called “Prism” – Plaga Interworld Signaling Mechanism. Like a
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fortuneteller, people can visit divergent timelines and look at the results of their alt-choices. This is a fun collection of stories. The author is brilliant as he creates a future that is both recognizable and alien. His terminology and science knowledge makes sense and the future he postulates is relatable. My favorite story in the collection is “The Great Silence,” which is told by the parrot. As human beings search for intelligent life in the universe they neglect to listen to the intelligence of the creatures on this planet. The narrator shares the “Fermi Paradox” a human explanation that there is no sign of intelligent life other than on this earth, yet they cannot hear the wild life speaking to them everyday. The bird concludes his narration with a simple message to humans – “I love you” – which, of course, goes unheard. The collection as a whole offers some very astute insight as our world changes and races faster and faster into
BY HEIDI SIMMONS the future. It is something to consider how the next generation will learn and what their lives will look like when they seek employment The Robot nanny story made me understand how easily children could prefer the robot to real people as it comes with less stress and judgment. Yet, as the author points out, at the same time it may be crippling – or cause “psychosocial dwarfism.” I was surprised how in the future religion was still significant in the “Ompholos” story. This is a brilliant conceit by the author. As blatant as it is, the story has subthemes and nuances that make us reconsider both why we believe in God and how God can still exist in the future. The language the author uses is slightly different from today’s, but is understandable. I also appreciated that scientists no longer exist, but instead are called “Philologists” (language experts) because religious fanaticism still has a tight grip on society’s thinking. I enjoyed these thought provoking stories. Over all, Exhalation is not about the future or the past, but about human behavior. That seems to be something that never changes. The big question is: How do we change our thinking and modify our behavior?
BY FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA
IS THERE A VIRUS OF IGNORANCE AND ARROGANCE?
ou probably don’t remember me, but I remember you. At the bank, the gym, in the grocery store, the receptionist. You were the one disgustingly sneezing, coughing and hacking without covering your mouth. Like a driver texting, you’re placing
everyone else at risk. Is it just ignorance or arrogance? I am shocked as I observe the inconsideration some are demonstrating during this time. Please be mindful! Flu activity peaks between December and March resulting in more than
200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year. Now with the Corona Virus we have an even greater risk of being exposed to additional dangerous and deadly viruses. What you could have done once symptoms came on is: • Stay at home and avoided contact with others. • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or arm when coughing or sneezing. • If you are really ill contact your doctor. • Refrain from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings until feeling better. • Most importantly - Use some common sense! How to avoid getting any type of virus?
• Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, ears or mouth. • Drink fluids even when you feel well. • Wash your hands often and clean surfaces shared with others such as keyboards, telephones, exercise equipment, TV, remotes etc. • Eat right and exercise. And to the food server, please don’t cough on my food when waiting on me. Your tip: Stay home! For additional Flu Facts, Corona Virus and Prevention visit: cdc.gov/flu/ about/disease/symptoms.htm and lnkd.in/g_Ki2KU Stay safe, stay smart – please share! Thank you, Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
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his week’s article gives direction to businesses and people who need immediate assistance while providing some basic guidance to investors who may be concerned and unsure as to what to do. TO BUSINESSES: As of this writing, the Senate was preparing to authorize emergency loans for any business without access to a bank line of credit via the Small Business Administration (SBA). As this program is just being rolled out, go to www.sba.gov for more information. The Federal government has also suspended most tax payments until June. For up-to-date information, visit www. irs.gov or talk to your accountant. TO THOSE IN NEED: Most local communities have established or are in the process of establishing emergency food banks like the F.I.N.D. Food Bank. If you do not know where to go, call City Hall and they should be able to direct you to some of your best options. Depending on how this health and financial crisis evolves, expect enhancements and changes as conditions change. For those who have lost their income because of a furlough or layoff, there is relief coming. In addition to cash relief, the public and private sector are quickly coming together to provide additional relief to the most urgent needs specific to each community. In the meantime, if you find yourself short on funds, delay tax payments first followed by utilities and payments on
STATE OF EMERGENCY: HELP AND GUIDANCE
your house or car. The government has already suspended student loan payments while most utilities have stated that they will not turn off services during the State of Emergency. It is expected that many banks and landlords will voluntarily defer or waive payments as part of the state of emergency. We need to be particularly mindful of our older neighbors. While our youngest have effectively no risk from the virus, those over 80 years of age could very well die if they contract the virus. If there is anyone in your life who you care about who is in an at-risk group, act like it and behave responsibly. TO INVESTORS: If you are thinking of selling a stock now, reconsider. The market has already priced in a full recession. To sell now means that you think things will be worse. If we use history as our guidepost,
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“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”
he Ides of March was a day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. The line itself is the soothsayer’s message to Julius Caesar, warning of Caesar’s death in 44 BC. The Ides of March didn’t signify anything special in itself. In Shakespeare’s day that was just the usual way of saying “March 15th”. Since that time the idea stuck that the Ides of March is unlucky or a portent of doom-even if your name isn’t Caesar. The Latin root of “ides” means “to divide,” so ides basically just denotes the middle of the month. For those who planned a vacation around the CANCELLED IW Tennis Tournament it would appear that the Ides were indeed unlucky. For those that came here only to find more people on the road because there was no tournament AND then got rear ended....oh my! This column comes out on Wednesday March 18...during The Ides of March... Madness. For the much of the country March Madness refers to The College Basketball Finals, as well as NASCAR, Golf
equity values should be higher than they are today within nine months to one year. Avoid falling into the ‘buy high, sell low’ trap. If you need cash, think about borrowing against your securities and making final decisions on whether you need to sell later. Investors should not make any major financial decisions right now as your emotions may cloud a less passionate reading of current events. As most economic experts expect the recovery from this economic shutdown to be quick, use this time as a chance to improve the quality of your holdings. As an example, if you were holding stock in an Italian bank or airline, you might want to replace it with a 5G semiconductor computer chip maker or healthcare company. Similarly, European stocks may take longer to recover
than the United States as our country entered the pandemic in superior economic condition to Europe which had never fully recovered from the Great Recession. Lastly, do not forget about your bond portfolio. Now is not the time to own high yield or junk debt as bankruptcies can be expected to increase. Keep your bond holdings in shorter-term, high quality investments. TO EVERYONE: In these extraordinary times, forget about political ideology and come together to help your neighbor. Whether you are buying a gift card to support your favorite restaurant or helping a neighbor in need, now is the time to show the world your personal greatness. Haddon Libby is the Founder and Managing Partner of Winslow Drake Investment Management, a fiduciary investment advisory practice. For more information on anything in this article or to learn more about their award-winning services, email Haddon at HLibby@WinslowDrake.com or visit www. WinslowDrake.com.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE INJURED & CRIMINALLY ACCUSED
and St Patty’s. But those of us that live here full time, it also refers to The Cancelled Indian Wells BNP Tennis Tournament, and the increased traffic of almost a half million visitors who came here to attend Tennis in Indian Wells. Everyone drinks while watching these sports and of course on St Patty’s? Somehow common sense should kick in for drivers to consider all the additional cars on the road. Of course that means more DUI’s and Accidents. In addition, is this a good time to repair our roads during the height of traffic ...which often causes drivers to quickly change lanes? Wouldn’t it be prudent to hold off repairs until after the tournament? People are sitting in front of their TV’s at home or bars and restaurants ...and drinking all day. Many foolishly drive home unaware of how many beers and glasses of wine they consumed. However, when we drink outside of home we do not know how much alcohol the bartender poured. We should all forgive an at fault non impaired driver for an auto accident, because it is just that... an accident and not an intentional act...unless they were under the influence.
However, everyone would agree that the accident victim deserves to be fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. To get good results and fair compensation, follow these tips: STOP and take pictures; get info; call Police; DON’T TALK to anyone without your lawyer’s permission...it’s evidence. It’s not what you say but what the other party THOUGHT THEY HEARD YOU SAY; Take DOWN YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA; Get “local” legal and medical attention asap; Go to your lawyer’s body shop; Purchase high insurance limits, including UM; Do not sign anything...and then let your lawyer earn his or her money. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE ARTICLES?
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SWAG FOR THESOUL
BY AIMEE MOSCO
ASCENDING FROM CHAOS
“We are a crossroads in our spiritual evolution where we can now choose to take responsibility for the conscious creation of the physical reality within and around us.” Gratitude + Forgiveness x (Love) = Happiness, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, pg. 53 he Universe is in charge of and not directly affected by it, we likely keeping order at the highest have already cultivated wisdom and level. Human beings can exhibit behavior that will help others exercise freewill by divine birthright, navigate through the turbulence. Even if which means each of us may or may not you are not sure what knowledge exists be personally aligned with Universal within you to assist others, setting your Law. We can choose to live by the intent to share from your inner bank rule of the Universe or not. There are of wisdom and convey compassion for consequences if we choose to go rogue those impacted by the chaos is one of because the collective Universe will the greatest gifts you can choose to always prevail in balancing all parts offer. of itself, to include each individual In the new era, solutions to our element of the collective whole - or collective and individual problems will people. Plainly put, the Universe always come through harmonious co-creative has the last word when our choices are avenues. We will procure remedies with not in sync with the cosmic plan. the greatest of ease when we stay in full Keeping in mind that we are about to alignment with the principles of unity, cross the threshold into a new era where compassion, respect, acceptance and our soul lessons and spiritual studies love. We will enjoy profound Universal revolve around unity, the application support and experience the ascension of an “every man for himself” mentality from chaos as we commit to choosing of yester-year strongly defies Universal unity over separation. order. The consequence for adhering to In my pursuit to help humanity this mindset and acting on it these days become immersed in the study of is chaos. The Universe will not support unity, I invite you to join Facebook this mindset or behavior, so ultimately, group Evolve through Love hosted when actions are unsupported by by Elizabeth Scarcella, BB Ingle and Universal energy, the situation me. Go to facebook.com/groups/ surrounding the actions descends into evolvethroughlove and share with us chaos. your experiences. It’s hard not to notice that the world Aimee Mosco is an Author, Intuitive has seemingly descended into chaos Channel, Global Ambassador for in many different ways. When we SpeakingfromOurHearts.org, and Coexperience this chaos, either personally Founder of Intentional Healing Systems, or collectively, it’s a message from the LLC. Aimee’s passion for helping Universe to get back in alignment with others inspired her book “Gratitude + our studies and fortification of unity. If Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness”. For we find ourselves bearing witness by more information, find Aimee at www. standing on the outskirts of the chaos ihsunity.com
March 19 to March 25, 2020
BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO
REEFER MADNESS DISPENSARY & LOUNGE
eefer Madness is a new dispensary and lounge opening in Palm Springs today. The lounge will be themed like Alice in Wonderland and will offer cannabis consumers a fun and low-key way to consume cannabis. I had the opportunity to meet with one of the owners Steven Wijatyk to discuss his vision and experience in the cannabis industry. CV WEEKLY: What inspired you to open a dispensary in Palm Springs? STEVEN: I became involved in cannabis in Arizona around the time that I was working for Intel as a Process Engineer for 7 years. With the big layoffs my technicians and I started thinking about what would happen if we were laid off. One of them grew cannabis in Colorado and we learned that Arizona was going to become licensed. Once I became laid off myself, 2 technicians and an investor applied for 2 licenses in Arizona but due to the competition we were unsuccessful. There were 31 opportunities and 750 applications. 2 of them being ours. Folks with big money were able to get the licenses while we did not. We learned that California would be issuing licenses and I began following what was happening in the Coachella Valley. When proposition 64 passed I partnered with a new investor interested in Californiaa and we looked at various properties and selected one that she really liked and she bought it. We separated our business and a property manager found me and I put in an application and we were approved in Palm Springs. CVW: What type of experience do you want your consumers to have when visiting Reefer Madness? STEVEN: I want it to be a fun experience within the lounge. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the lounge will not be opening yet. In the meantime, the lounge will be visible to the consumers until 8 weeks from now when the moratorium is lifted. I want them to be able to have products available that are medicinal and organic. There’s a definite difference between organic products and cannabis that has been grown non-organically. I am a Mechanical
Engineer and I was very involved in all of the steps with the company. We will be soon producing our own organic rosin and cultivating in house flower as well. CVW: What are some of your favorite ways to consume cannabis? STEVEN: I really enjoy the beverages and I enjoy smoking it through a pipe or a bong. I usually can only smoke before bed and as needed. It helps me sleep and sometimes it helps me with pain. I’ll be honest, I don’t use it a lot. I’m much more of a microdoser. When I am ill, I also use cannabis. I prefer indicas and hybrids that are more indica dominant. I have a sativa brain so I prefer to have it turned off. CVW: How has cannabis impacted your life? STEVEN: Cannabis has shown me a lot about people’s medical conditions and how cannabis is the one medicine that treats many different ailments. In Arizona, I was a medical marijuana caregiver and I had three patients, with one of them who had a thyroid disorder ontop of being a cancer survivor. She also had Hasimoto’s disease as well. She was able to replace all of her prescribed medicines and simplify it to cannabis. I was able to cultivate for her and gained experience on how to grow strictly organic cannabis. For her, cannabis that was not organic could activate her disorders. Certain non-organic methods of cultivating cannabis inflamed her issues, so we stayed strict on our organic protocol. When I started working on Reefer Madness, I was unable to tend to my plants and during that portion I was allowed to shop in the dispensary on her behalf and provide for her. We have since split ways, but the experience showed me how truly medicinal cannabis is. Reefer Madness is located at 4693 Ramon Rd in Palm Springs and is open from 8am-10pm. The dispensary is also offering delivery within Palm Springs. @ReeferMadnessLounge is where you can find us on social media and you can visit our website at Reefermadnesslounge.com
March 19 to March 25, 2020
MIND,BODY & SPIRIT
BY BRONWYN ISON
MIND, BODY AND SOULFUL IN-HOME/ONLINE RETREAT
n-home and online fitness options have always been available to us. With the temporary closure of boutique health and fitness studios and potentially gyms, online fitness options are more attractive than ever. Since there are a plethora of options online, there are no excuses of why your exercise routine should subside. In fact, this is the perfect time to test your capabilities of pure discipline and diligence of an at-home regular fitness/yoga routine. Fortunately, more than two years ago I launched my yoga classes online. With the help of my community over the years, I created the EvolveYogaOnline.com platform with you in mind. Remember, any form of exercise is a stress reliever. During these times of uncertainty you can remain in shape, decrease stress, improve your athome yoga/fitness routine and give your newfound discipline a go. I’ve heard from students that they may not have the same kind of discipline from home as they do in a studio or gym. More so than ever, this is the time to debunk these thoughts and fears. I understand that seeing your friends and meeting new people, somewhat holds you accountable. Here are a few suggestions to keep you motivated. Select what kind oof fitness your enjoy and get to exercising from home. • Choose your modalities. Yoga, Pilates, Cardio, Strength Training, etc. • Connect and engage with your online coach. • Have the entire family join the online class. • Do multiple classes back to back. • Set up a designated space in your house. (Don’t have the space? Make a mini gym to include utilizing the great outdoors.) • Designate a time. (Make a consistent appointment for improved health.) • Do the class with a healthy buddy.
• Remain patient. You can do this! Please join me online for yoga. My current subscribers love the online classes, more than 50+ classes to enjoy! www. evolveyogaonline.com Use Promo Code: EVOVLE2020 to receive the first week FREE and 10% off the first 3 months, averaging $10 per month. Plus, implementing improved self-care during this time is vitally and equally as important. “Better For It Now,” includes my 7-Essential Principles to improved confidence and self-care, 14 online yoga classes and 7 audio meditations. www.betterforitnow. com Promo Code: EVOLVE2020, $97 (one time and you own the program!) For in-home fitness and strength training visit the “Feel Better Basics” online training program, www.teamhargett.com. Please contact me for your health and wellness needs, bronwyn@e-volveyoga. com Your wellness remains a priority for me and my community. Bronwyn Ison is the Founder of evolveyogaonline.com & betterforitnow. com
WEEK OF MARCH 19
© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny
e interrupt your regularly scheduled horoscopes to offer insights about the virus-driven turning point that the whole world is now experiencing. As you’ve probably guessed, all of us are being invited to re-evaluate everything we think we know about what it means to be human. I refer to this unprecedented juncture as The Tumultuous Upgrade or The Disruptive Cure. It’s fraught with danger and potential opportunities; crisis and possible breakthroughs. And while the coronavirus is the main driving force, it won’t be the only factor. We must be ready for more Rough, Tough Healings disguised as Bumpy Challenges in the coming months. Here’s the astrological lowdown: Throughout 2020, there’s a rare confluence of three planets in Capricorn: Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter. They are synergizing each other’s impacts in ways that confound us and rattle us. In the best-case scenario, they’ll also energize us to initiate brave transformations in our own personal lives as well as in our communities. Below is a profile of each planet’s meaning. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Pluto—as we are now—we’re invited to dive down deeper: to see life from the soul’s perspective rather than from the ego’s; to seek wealth and meaning not as they’re defined by the material world but as they’re understood by the part of us that’s eternal. Descending into the mysterious Plutonian depths can be disruptive to our conscious beliefs and intentions, but may ultimately be profoundly regenerative. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Saturn, we’re invited to get more serious and focused; to register the fact that we don’t have unlimited time and energy, but must firmly decide what’s important and what’s not. We’re asked to be ruthlessly honest about the roles that are most likely to bring out the best in us. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Jupiter, we’re invited to risk growth and expansion; to take proactive responsibility for seeking the rich experiences that our souls long for; to aggressively enhance our lust for life. Now I invite you to meditate on the potent mix of Plutonian, Saturnian, and Jupiterian energies. I encourage you to respond to the convulsion by deepening your understanding of how profoundly interconnected we all are and upgrading the way you take care of yourself, the people you love, and our natural world. In the horoscopes below, I suggest personal shifts that will be available to you during this once-in-alifetime blend of planetary energies. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Your power spot may be challenged or compromised. 2. Your master plan might unravel. 3. There could be disruptions in your ability to wield your influence. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll be motivated to find an even more suitable power spot. 2. A revised master plan will coalesce. 3. You’ll be resourceful as you discover novel ways to wield your influence. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Your vision of the big picture of your life may dissipate. 2. Old reliable approaches to learning crucial lessons and expanding your mind could lose their effectiveness. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll be inspired to develop an updated vision of the big picture of your life. 2. Creative new strategies for learning and expanding your mind will invigorate your personal growth. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. There may be breakdowns in communication with people you care about. 2. Contracts and agreements could fray. 3. Sexual challenges might complicate love. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll be inspired to reinvent the ways you communicate and connect. 2. Your willingness to revise agreements and contracts could make them work better for all concerned. 3. Sexual healing will be available. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Possible crises in the
coming months: 1. Friends and associates could change in ways that are uncomfortable for you. 2. Images and expectations that people have of you may not match your own images and expectations. Potential opportunities: 1. If you’re intelligent and compassionate as you deal with the transformations in your friends and associates, your relationships could be rejuvenated. 2. You might become braver and more forceful in expressing who you are and what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Your job may not suit you as well as you wish. 2. A health issue could demand more of your attention than you’d like. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll take innovative action to make your job work better for you. 2. In your efforts to solve a specific health issue, you’ll upgrade your entire approach to staying healthy long-term. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Love may feel confusing or unpredictable. 2. You may come up against a block to your creativity. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll be energized to generate new understandings about how to ensure that love works well for you. 2. Your frustration with a creative block will motivate you to uncover previously hidden keys to accessing creative inspiration. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. You may experience disturbances in your relationships with home and family. 2. You may falter in your ability to maintain a strong foundation. Potential opportunities: 1. Domestic disorder could inspire you to reinvent your approach to home and family, changing your life for the better. 2. Responding to a downturn in your stability and security, you’ll build a much stronger foundation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. There may be carelessness or a lack of skill in the ways you and your associates communicate and cultivate connectivity. 2. You may have problems blending elements that really need to be blended. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll resolve to communicate and cultivate connectivity with a renewed panache and vigor. 2. You’ll dream up fresh approaches to blending elements that need to be blended. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Money may be problematic. 2. Your personal integrity might undergo a challenge. 3. You could get lax about translating your noble ideas into practical actions. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll find inventive solutions for boosting your wealth. 2. You’ll take steps to ensure your ethical code is impeccable. 3. You’ll renew your commitment to translating your noble ideals into practical action. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Possible predicament during the coming months: You may have an identity crisis. Who are you, anyway? What do you really want? What are your true intentions? Potential opportunity: You’ll purge self-doubts and fuzzy selfimages. You’ll rise up with a fierce determination to define yourself with clarity and intensity and creativity. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. You’ll be at risk for botched endings. 2. You may be tempted to avoid solving long-term problems whose time is up. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll make sure all endings are as graceful and complete as possible. 2. You’ll dive in and finally resolve long-term problems whose time is up. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Possible crises in the coming months: 1. Due to worries about your selfworth, you may not accept the help and support that are available. 2. Due to worries about your self-worth, you might fail to bravely take advantage of chances to reach a new level of success. Potential opportunities: 1. You’ll take dramatic action to enhance your sense of self-worth, empowering you to welcome the help and support you’re offered and take advantage of chances to reach a new level of success. For more on The Tumultuous Upgrade, go to FreeWillAstrology.com ---------------------------------------Rob Brezsny - Free Will Astrology firstname.lastname@example.org
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