www.coachellavalleyweekly.com â€˘ October 18 to October 24, 2012 Vol. 1 No. 30
Fantasy Cupcake Challenge
Dish Creative Cuisine
October 18 to October 24, 2012
Coachella Valley Weekly
760.501.6228 Publisher & Editor Tracy Dietlin Art Director Oscar F Arbulu Sales Manager: Raymond Bill Sales Team Craig Michaels, Alberto Ruiz, Phyllis Gerstein Public Relations and Promotions Manager Lisa Morgan Classified Manager & Nightlife Editor Philip Lacombe Features Writer Lisa Morgan Writers/Contributors: Robin Simmons, Rick Riozza, Diane Marlin-Dirkx, Lola Rossi-Meza, Craig Michaels, Bronwyn Ison, Haddon Libby, Mike Livingston, Cara Pellegrino, Rachel Montoya, Angela Janus, Janet McAfee, Heidi Simmons, Dale Gribow, Kylie Knight, Raymond Bill, Jack St. Clair, Rob Brezny, Jimmy Boegle, Amanda Dorta, Eleni P. Austin, Phyllis Gerstein, Michael Brewer Distribution Jim Fox Distribution/ William Westley, Ivan Urias
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BB’s Halloween Bash....................3 Kitchen Kitchen............................5 Fantasy Cupcake Challenge........6 Desert DJ’s....................................7 Dont Be Clueless..........................8 Haddon Libby: It’s All Local.........9 Selma Grows................................9 Consider This..............................10 Valley Rhythms..........................11 Pet Place.....................................12 The Vino Voice............................13 Club Crawler Nightlife...............14 The Pampered Palette...............16 Local Music Spotlight................17 Duff McKagan ............................18 Screeners....................................19 Restaurant Guide.......................20 Classifieds..................................21 Musicians Corner.......................21 Safety Tips..................................22 ShareKitchen..............................22 Dale Ribow on the Law..............23 Free Will Astrology....................24 Health Fitness & Beauty ...........25 Mind, Body & Spirit...................25
October 18 to October 24, 2012
BB’S Halloween Bash
by Tracy Dietlin
obody throws a party like BB Ingle. After 28 years he has become legendary here in the desert for being the Master of Events and the Godfather of Parties. It all started back in the 80’s when he and a few others founded the famous BB O’Briens Sports Bar. After the establishment was sold, BB continued on with the tradition of throwing holiday parties and special events in the Coachella Valley. “I try to throw a party once a month,” stated Ingle in a recent interview, speaking in his smooth, laid-back Alabama twang, which is where he originally hails from. “Every party has been great, but I would have to say that my favorite party is the Halloween Bash because of all the costumes and it’s always the biggest.” He also says that one of his favorite party moments is when he gets to go on stage and sing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ with the band. And then of course there’s the time he sky-dived into the party at the El Dorado Polo Grounds. “I’ve had a passion for gathering people together in celebration since I was a young boy.” And even though he also owns The Water Store in Palm Desert on Highway 111, he says that throwing parties is still his main career. He also has a passion for animals and a portion of the proceeds from all of his parties goes to the Pet Rescue Center. BB would like to invite everyone to his 28th Annual Halloween Bash at the spectacular Palm Springs Convention Center. It promises to be the most entertaining event of the year and be even bigger and more outrageous than last year’s party, which had over 5,000 in attendance. “Last year was such a success that we’re happy to be returning to this world class venue again this year,” boasts BB, “where we will have more rooms, definitely MORE BARS, more DJ’s and for those that work in the service industry and get there late, more time. The party will continue until 4:00am
or until Dracula sleeps.” There will be 6 large rooms of entertainment including 20 confirmed DJ’s, and one surprise celebrity guest DJ playing a variety of music including top 40, rock, hip-hop, EDM, progressive house, Dub, classic rock and R&B. The AllStar Party Band which is comprised of; Mark Gregg, Clark Souter, Lara Karuna, Dan Potruch, Ryan Landry and Misti Padron, will also be performing. “After 28 years of parties we have all ages from 21 to 75, many of our original party goers’ children now attend. We make sure to play all types of music in different rooms to keep everyone happy and having a good time.” And this year’s event guarantees to deliver. BB has several surprises up his sleeve but shared a couple of them. “This year we are taking the party to a whole new level with bigger and better sound and lighting than ever before provided by DJ Ray Phillips with RSP Productions. Returning this year we will have the huge projector screen with ‘Fire Text’ where some guy can see a hot girl in a vampire costume from across the room and text her up on the screen to come and meet him at the bar.” But BB says his new pet project, The Dancetronauts,
which he will be introducing to the desert for the first time, will be the most exciting. “With a 100,000 watt custom designed sound and light experience featuring a mobile spaceship and hot go-go dancers, this is a must see.” For those who might think you can’t afford it. The cost of admission is only $20.00 at the door or at www.PartyWithBB. com. This is the party you don’t want to miss so get your costumes and show up at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00pm-4:00am. Transportation is also available from Palm Desert and LaQuinta, so nobody has to drive drunk. Contact BB at 760-880-1059 for more info.
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Three Generations of Grocery and Gadgets, Celebrating 33 years on November 3rd
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October 18 to October 24, 2012
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an Boydstun’s Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells is the result of a family business that has spanned three generations starting with Jan’s grandfather’s family business in Missouri known as Carter’s Grocery. “There was no finer man” touts a candy clerk who worked with him in that store. That family tradition of integrity and personal care was beautifully recreated through his children, Phil and Char Carter when they opened Kitchen Kitchen here in the desert 33 years ago. Jan continues to convey those fine ethics and warmth, gracefully and eloquently, not just in word, but also in deed. As if running a successful retail business wasn’t time consuming enough, Jan is also active in helping non-profit groups through sponsoring fundraising, providing demonstrations for the Stroke Activity Center and teaching “Cooking without Looking” for the Braille institute with kitchen tools that assist those functionally challenged. She has been hired by Holland America and AMA Waterways as a guest chef and presenter. Jan’s presentations are also in high demand locally as she has become well known throughout the valley as “The Gadget Gal” often appearing on television’s KMIR 6 demonstrating the latest and greatest in kitchen gadgetry. She also has a 30 minute show every Friday at 7:30 pm on KRET, channel 14. The list of local and national appearances in television and print media goes on and on, but according to Jan, her favorite two hours of her work week are spent hosting the radio show “Jan’s
Kitchen” with the renowned Chef Jackie Olden on KNEWS 94.3 FM, a show that is full of information and laughs revealing a very special and obvious camaraderie between the two personalities. Somewhere amidst all of this, Jan maintains an impeccable business reputation, takes care of a loyal, knowledgeable and personable staff and is a happy, obviously still in love, wife of 20 years with three thriving sons upon whom she truly rests the bulk of her devotion and pride. Jan emulates a woman who does it all and does it with a smile and cheerful banter, leaving no wonder as to why her business has been voted best in the valley several years running and why she was the recipient of the National Athena Award for Professional Excellence for Indian Wells. With their huge inventory and charm, it is extremely likely that you will find much that your kitchen cannot live without; things you probably never even knew you needed. And if you can’t find something within the walls of Kitchen Kitchen for your cooking and serving needs, then chances are, you really never needed it anyway. And with their gift certificates, one of a kind gift baskets and designer gift wrapping, shopping for the holidays is going to be a cinch. Kitchen Kitchen actually has a full working kitchen. Designed to make you feel as though you were walking into the culinary center piece of a friend’s home, this commercially efficient kitchen plays host to fantastic, private cooking parties and fundraisers presented by Chef Russ Olden, a magnetic personality with excellent culinary
prowess and an entertaining personality uniquely his own. The beautiful custom mural, hand painted and cut from the original store is the center piece of this remarkable kitchen lending to fabulous conversations about the founders of this business, who have since passed, and explains without words, why the walls of this business feel so warm. Kitchen Kitchen will be celebrating this 3rd generation business’ 33rd year November 3rd, from 10am to 4pm. Every hour, different well known chefs from around the valley will demonstrate their skills with cooking demonstrations and tastings. There will be product demonstrations as well, raffle prizes and giveaways, and very special sale items and gifts with purchase. I personally have my eye on a salt and pepper grinder that is promised to be on sale at an incredibly discounted price. Come enjoy the food, fun and entertainment and see for yourself why Kitchen Kitchen has succeeded for over three decades. As you do, take a moment to breathe in the charming atmosphere and amazing aromas. Perhaps you too will feel the extra warm feeling and presence of the original owners and proud parents as they watch and smile over the family legacy of hard work, love and honor being so delightfully preserved and carried on by their lovely daughter. Kitchen Kitchen is located at 74-945 Highway 111 in Indian Wells. You can also visit them at www.kitchenkitchen.com or call them at (760) 773-9464. GADGET OF THE WEEK: The 6’ Cheese Knife. Kitchen Kitchen offers knife
sharpening every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. If you purchase the 6” Cheese Knife, chances are you won’t need it. This amazing knife does everything with perfection and stays sharp. It has one flat side and one serrated side and 3 holes in the middle of the knife. Jan says the holes prevent the drag when cutting soft cheeses. It will also cut paper thin slices of: tomatoes, onions, meats and citrus. It also cuts breads and angel food cake without mashing them down. This knife has become the Publisher of CV Weekly’s favorite kitchen accessory. And you can’t beat the price. At only 24.95 it is a steal.
October 18 to October 24, 2012
Well In the Desert
by Lisa Morgan
Let Them Eat Cupcakes! @ Fantasy Cupcake Challenge Sunday, November 18, 1-4pm Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
s there truly any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to sample decadent cupcakes, international coffee, wine and Champagne, in search of the valley’s best cupcake all the while raising money for an organization that feeds our valley’s hungry? I think not! Neither does Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio who will be presenting the Fantasy Cupcake Challenge on November 18 from 1-4 pm. All proceeds from the event will be benefitting Well in the Desert, our local organization that has provided daily nutritious meals, emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution, and access to community services to those affected by poverty, including the working poor, the homeless, seniors and the handicapped for more than 15 years. The competition will include 12 professional chefs and bakers from top local restaurants as well as a group of folks who just like to bake for fun. Those mouthwatering morsels will be judged and cash prizes handed out to the winners. Celebrity judge, Casey Reinhardt, founder of Casey’s Cupcakes and the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Walk of Fame episode will be there to meet everyone
at this family friendly event. The cost of admission will allow all in attendance to peruse aisles of cupcakes and tantalize their taste buds with cupcake samples from all of the participating bakers. Boutique vendors selling handmade items and unique gifts will be on hand, along with baking demonstrations, a silent auction and live music. Admission also includes complementary tastings of wine, champagne and international coffee. Admission to the Fantasy Cupcake Challenge is $30 for adults $10 for children. If you bring three canned/packaged/nonperishable food items to the box office the day of the event, you will receive $5 off admission. Fantasy Springs is accepting
entries for the amateur category online. For tickets, details and entry form, log on to www.FantasySpringsResort.com/Cupcakes. While you are enjoying this unique and tasty event you can have the added benefit of knowing your cost of admission will help supplement the organization Well in the Desert, founded by Dr. Wayne R. McKinney, known for operation “baby lift” in Vietnam, a true American Hero who through his efforts, saved hundreds of orphan children and fed countless hungry people. All of the proceeds will go to Well in the Desert’s client services. Arlene Rosenthal, president of this great organization states, “We don’t have a paid executive director or a huge payroll. We have four different houses
that are low income where people learn to live communally. The staff there is paid with a small stipend and room and board. Our top paid administrator only receives $1500 a month. We are mostly a volunteer organization, so 90% of every dollar goes to client services due to the extremely low ratio of administrative costs.” Arlene, herself, is the unpaid executive director who believes, like the programs founder, that “when you give, you don’t ask for anything back.” Arlene and her Board of Directors work long hours, tireless in their efforts to keep The Coachella Valley’s people in need cared for. Their mission is to fuel programs for poverty prevention, direct services for poverty intervention, and organize efforts to advocate for the poor. For a list of upcoming events benefiting Well in the Desert, information regarding opportunities to volunteer, or how to donate food, clothes or make a financial contribution, go to their website, wellinthedesert.org. Volunteers are always needed as are donations of food and clothing. The Well is located at 555 Commercial Road, Unit 10 in Palm Springs or call (760) 327-8577 for the schedule of their daily hot food program.
October 18 to October 24, 2012
with Craig Michaels
Game Show Mania is Fun for All Ages! I
f you’re planning a party or special event, one of the most important items on the check list will be to make sure your guests have fun. Having an experienced and interactive DJ to help guide the crowd through the event and play the right music at the right time is key. Once you’ve successfully found a good DJ to entertain your crowd, your work is not over. Many party goers may expect to be entertained with more than just good music. There are countless ways to bring your party to the next level but not all of them may get you the result you are looking for. You could add a theme and have people dress up-- however, this can sometimes get costly and uncomfortable depending on the time of year. With American Idol becoming more and more popular, some may think that karaoke may be a good idea. While it is surely entertaining, there’s always the risk of that one guest (or few) having too many drinks and butchering your favorite classic rock song. So the question is, what can you add to your event that will get people excited and get them making all kinds of noise no matter what their age? The answer is… Game Show Mania! There is one thing you can count
on, everyone loves to push the buzzer to beat out their opponents and be the first contestant to answer the question correctly. The love for game shows has been around for decades going back to the 1960’s with games like Match Game that first aired in 1962 and Let’s Make a Deal which began in 1963. The 1960’s also marked the debut of Hollywood Squares, Password, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Now be honest, how many times have you found yourself in front of the TV screaming out the prices of the items up for bid on the Price is Right? Bottom line: game shows get people involved and that’s exactly what you want at your event! With Game Show Mania, you and your guests get the sights and sounds of a real live game show. Experience the buzzers, the lights and the excitement of seeing the
crowd go wild as a row of four contestants square off behind a colorful red, yellow, blue and green game show podium. If you really want the crowd to go wild you can add prizes or just play for bragging rights with your friends, family and co-workers. Game Show Mania is played by asking the contestants an array of general knowledge trivia questions or you can customize the questions to fit the theme of your party or corporate event. Randomly, contestants are asked to guess an audio clip from a movie, song or famous celebrity, keeping them on their toes and hands on the buzzer. The real fun happens when none of the contestants know the answers and we ask the audience to shout them out. There are two opportunities coming
up for you and your whole family to play Game Show Mania. On October 28, bring your thinking cap down to the Annual Golf Cart Parade on El Paseo in Palm Desert. The fun starts at 11am in the Kids Zone where you can play the game show and then stick around for the parade at 1pm. Also mark November 10 off on your calendar for the Perez Rd. Fall Festival in Cathedral City. Starting at 11am there will be food vendors and entertainment for the family including Game Show Mania! If you have any questions on these events or how to book Game Show Mania for your next event, call Craig Michaels of Musical Affair at: (760) 619-3276 or log on to www.musicalaffair. com and check out the theme party page.
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October 18 to October 24, 2012
usy month. Getting into our California dreamin’ mood, we’d like to know why the most important election in our lifetime (presidential, the 6th, for those really comatose) is held in early November? Why not in July when we’re rootin’ around for something to take our minds off the heat, humidity and overhead misters that straighten (or kink) our hair at our favorite summer haunts? No lie, here’s a clue from Adam Carolla, a BFF of Bill O’Reilly (Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor) and former #1 morning radio personality in Palm Springs. He posits that priorities among the “laid back” California citizenry go no deeper than “good vibes” and good “surf.” Hey, only when the weather is good. Catch Adam Carolla’s Podcast in a live show with music legend Graham Parker, and other characters on Thursday, October 25, 8pm, Indio Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at www. AdamCarolla.com, or at the door for $30. Or not. We offer you many eclectic electives for your vote herewith. Read on. Saturday, October 20, 11:30am. Legendary child actress Margaret O’Brien speaks at the premiere speaker’s luncheon of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. Striking a pose for a photographer at the tender age of 3, Margaret O’Brien was mesmerized by the lights and her future. She determined to be a serious actress. Her starry pathway to the firmament was assured by her film debut in Babes on Broadway. From a one-minute scene, critics labeled the budding thespian as a “sensation,” and “America’s Favorite Sweetheart.” In the 40s she stole creds from the biggest names above the title: Joan Fontaine (Jane Eyre), Charles Laughton (The Canterville Ghost) and Judy Garland (Meet Me in St. Louis) in the role of ‘Tootie’ which won Margaret an Oscar. Tickets PSWIFT Members $30, Non-members, $45. To RSVP, call 760238-0306, or go to www.pswift.org. Location: Ironwood Country Club, 73-735 Irontree Dr., Palm Desert. Saturday, October 20, 8:00pm. Howie Mandel, “a constant force in show business for more than 30 years” has a resume that would take you that many years to read. His career kick-off began with a dare-yah on a trip to “La La Land” in 1979, when friends coaxed him to get up on the stage at the Comedy Store and do his thing. “You’re hired!” screamed the producer of “Make Me Laugh,” a comedy game-show who was there looking for new talent. We exaggerate, but not by much. Mandel, producer/director/ actor/comedian for television/film/stage, a guy who cops to acronyms OCD and ADHD (his memoir is on the NY Times best-seller list), opened for Diana Ross among other headliners, judged “America’s Got Talent,” received Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Reality/Competition Host” and a syndicated
children’s show “Bobby’s World,” appeared in “St. Elsewhere” (Dr. Wayne Fiscus), has his own syndicated talk show and appears with other names in the know (Jay Leno) and also performs as many as 200 concerts a year in the U.S.A and Canada. We could continue, but we’re exhausted. Suffice it to say, he will be at the McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert. Call the box office at 760340-2787, or online www.mccallumtheatre. com. Tickets are$35 to $85. Content alert: Mature. We’re not scared. Sunday, October 21, 3 – 5pm. Once Upon a Time…a fairy tale afternoon at an exquisite private home (been there, seen it!) to benefit SafeHouse of the Desert, a welcoming place where services are provided for runaways, homeless youth, and victims of human trafficking 24 hours a day. The beautiful program will include enchanting music by soprano Dr. Lisa Lindley, tenor Christian Quevedo, pianist Tim Bruneau and members of the Coachella Valley Symphony. Cocktails and a home tour begin at 3 pm, with concert and program that includes information on the planned SafeHouse Campus Expansion, Transitional Living Apartments and a Green Technology School. Location: 1 St. Petersburg Court, Rancho Mirage. Tickets, $50 per person. Valet parking. Space is limited! Please RSVP, call 760-409-0902. Thursday, October 25, 11am. Hey, honeybunny, swirl your mascara on tight because here’s your chance to be one of six Girls of Playboy Golf who will represent the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino during key events for one year! The modeling competition takes place with a walk on the runway followed by smart and scintillating answers to a variety of questions from the panel of judges. Open to the public, beautiful girls from all over the state will compete before a crowd of cheering family and fans for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the final Playboy Golf Tournament. The 6th Annual Playboy Scramble will be held November 9 and 10 at Eagle Falls Golf Course in Indio. For more information, go to www. fantasyspringsresort.com/playboygolf. Thursday, October 25, 10am – 3 pm. Angel View Fall Fashion Show. SOLD OUT! The theme to this year’s “always sold out” luncheon and show featuring Angel View Resale Store fashions is “Wild Thing,” a Nancy Whitlock Production. This event is a fitting ‘rumble in the jungle’ among the predators and prey who inhabit our desert landscape who girdle their loin-ettes and fight to get in, and around each other, every year for the best pickin’s of the racks of designer dresses, sportswear, evening feathers and finery, accessories and jewelry. We’ve heard tell of a woman who donated a pricey label outfit from her prestigious wardrobe, went to the luncheon, decided she couldn’t live without it and bought it back. You might say it had her
October 18 to October 24, 2012
Haddon Libby: It’s all local
by Diane Marlin-Dirkx
IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY name on it. (She did.) If you want to be added to the “wait list,” call Shelly Lee at 760-3222440, or (866) 670-8666. All proceeds benefit Angel Views’ programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Location: Melvyn’s Restaurant, 200 West Ramon Road Palm Springs, 760-325-2323. Saturday, October 27, 6 – 9pm. Nicole Barosi Gallery seeks artists for Day of the Dead fundraiser to benefit Food In Need of Distribution (FIND). Register at the Gallery and select a cigar box at $5 each to transform into an altar artfully inspired by “The Day of the Dead” (Dio de los Muertos), a holiday celebrated by Mexico and globally that begins November 1 to honor friends and family members who have passed away. Return your completed altar to the gallery prior to the special Reception and Costume Party on Saturday, October 27, 6 – 9 pm, where
prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. On Wednesday, November 7, judges will determine the best altar at 5 pm with the winner receiving $250. Sale of the altars will begin at 6 pm, during Backstreet Art District’s monthly Art Walk and will continue through Sunday, December 2. They will be priced at $77 each with $67 going to FIND. Artist’s name will not be revealed until transaction is complete. Nicole Barosi Gallery, HWY 111 and Cherokee Way within the Backstreet Art District, Palm Springs, open Thursday through Saturday, Noon until 4pm. To pick up cigar boxes outside of Gallery hours, call 760-4649203. “Don’t Be Clueless” wants to remind you that press releases for inclusion should be in to the Coachella Valley Weekly at least two weeks ahead of the scheduled event! Thanks!
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Day of the Dead Event
Nicole Barosi Gallery Hosts Fundraiser for FIND Food Bank Gallery at Backstreet Art District in Palm Springs is hosting a Day of the Dead Cigar Box Event benefitting FIND Food Bank. To participate: 1. Register at Nicole Barosi Gallery beginning Thursday, September 13* and select a cigar box(es) at $5 each. 2. Transform cigar box into an altar celebrating the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), a Mexican holiday celebrated around the world which honors friends and family members who have died. 3. Return completed altar(s) to the gallery prior to a special Reception and Costume Party on Saturday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. 4. An independent panel of judges will determine the Best Altar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 and the winner will receive $250. Sale of altars will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 during Art Walk and will continue through Sunday, December 2. Artist’s name will not be revealed until transaction is complete. Altars will be priced at $77 each, with $67 going to FIND Food Bank. To learn about their efforts to end hunger in the Coachella Valley visit www.findfoodbank.org.
The Day of the Dead Cigar Box Event promises to be loads of fun and will benefit an extremely worthy cause. Anyone can participate…we are all artists at heart!
*Nicole Barosi Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. For more information or to pick up a cigar box outside of gallery hours, please call 760.464.9203.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD
f you buy gas, go to a restaurant or make online purchases, you unwittingly give criminals the chance to steal your hard earned money. Frank Abagnale, the fraudster whose life story was told in the movie, “Catch Me If You Can” is now a security expert. He tells the story of a 2007 security breach that caused $150 million in fraud on the debit and credit cards of T.J. Maxx customers. Those using credit cards had their money back in a few days. Debit card holders had to wait on average two to three months to get their refunds. For many people, this can be the difference between being able to pay the monthly rent or putting food on the table. This also shows the importance of using credit cards for your purchases whenever possible. Using myself as the example, a fraud was attempted against me at a gas station in downtown Los Angeles. I slid my credit card into the swiper unit built into the fuel dispenser. It didn’t work. I went inside and
put through the transaction but now had to use a debit card as their credit system “wasn’t working.” At the end of the month, I spotted two transactions for identical amounts from the station on both cards. In talking it through with the bank that held both cards, I learned that the station was on a list of high fraud locations. This was either due to the operator, a bad employee or another practice called skimming. This type of fraud is very easy to miss when reviewing transactions. Skimming is where the criminal sits across the street from the station with an antenna and a laptop. Sometimes they
use a pinpoint camera as well. Whichever way they choose, they grab the information from your card and complete transactions faster than you can drive home. To be safe, you are best to move the transaction inside, use a credit card or something known as cash. While its demise is often discussed, cash still works although you seem to need more for most transactions despite the lack of inflation in the economy. While gas stations are high fraud locations, online purchases remain the top place for fraud. Drawing from experience once again, my wife’s computer had malware from a bogus program that she installed. All of her accounts were being compromised. Excluding malware that steals your keystrokes and information, do you have any idea who is receiving your information on the other side of an online store? As we’ve seen from multiple data breaches of large financial institutions and companies, there is no such thing as a 100% secure online transaction as international
criminal groups constantly look for ways to steal. Your best protection is to use one credit card specifically for online transactions. Another spot for frequent fraud is a restaurant. Think about it - a server takes your card out of sight and returns with the receipt to sign. What happens in between? A nefarious employee could steal the information for personal use or sale to a gang or criminal group that pay for such information. Even if you are careful, criminals will always find a way to get what they want. That is why you should use credit cards in the situations described above. Also remember that many fraudsters do not steal large amounts quickly anymore as it is too easy to get caught. As such, they steal smaller amounts on a monthly basis. Many people miss these smaller charges and after 90 days, it is difficult if not impossible to get your money back from your financial institution.
SELMA Launches High School Lunchtime Concert Series 2012-2013
by Selma Grows
upport and Education for Local Music and Arts presents the launch of the second annual Coachella Valley, High School Lunchtime Concert Series. The initiation is hosted by the Palm Springs High School, P.S.U.S.D. on Oct. 19. This event is exclusive to students, faculty and approved SELMA associates. It will begin at 12:08 and end at 12:48 pm. Special Thanks to Musicians outlet of Palm Desert. In honor of their generosity and support for education in the local music and arts programs; it is a pleasure to report that a brand new acoustic guitar will be donated to the Strings Program at the Palm Springs High School P.S.U.S.D. The intention of the concert series is
to create opportunity for our public benefit organizations to reach out and connect with the students as they begin to enter the Coachella Valley Community. SELMA has joined in with the following resources to provide this promotional platform and support our causes. Talent: Giselle Woo and the Night Owls w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / gisellewooandthenightowls Community Support: All Desert Wellness Centers www.alldesertwellness.com Operation Safe House www.operationsafehouse.org/desert-
safehouse Cup of Happy (Program of Safehouse)
Support and Education for Local Music and Arts
The Steinway Society of Riverside County
www.steinwayriverside.org S.E.L.M.A. Fine Art Program www.desertartclasses.com Special Thanks to these Businesses: Musicians Outlet Palm Desert www.musiciansbestfriend.com Venus Art Studios
www.venusstudiosartsupply.com If you are interested in participating in the growth of this project please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org Support and Education for Local Music and Arts, Coachella Valley Chapter 1 www.selmagrows.org
October 18 to October 24, 2012
by Eleni P. Austin
by Lola Rossi-Meza
DWIGHT YOAKAM “3 Pears”
espite the fact that he’s been a Country recording artist for more than 25 years, Dwight Yoakam has never been part of the Nashville establishment. Yoakam grew up in Kentucky and Ohio, but he began his music career in the early 80s in Los Angeles. Yoakam honed his chops in Punk clubs playing alongside Roots-Rock bands like X, Los Lobos, The Blasters and Rank & File. Yoakam’s take on Country music stripped away the glitz and artifice, hewing more closely to the Hillbilly and Honky Tonk paradigm that was big in the 50s. Although he rocked a traditional cowboy hat, Yoakam’s tight jeans and swivelhipped moves were more of an homage to Elvis Presley, than 80s Country king Kenny Rogers. His 1986 debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc was completely embraced by the Rock cognoscenti. In fact, Yoakam was the first (and probably the last) Country artist to be played on MTV. 17 albums later Yoakam has released 3 Pears. This is his first album of original material in seven years and his most ambitious effort to date. 3 Pears opens with the trademark twang of “Take Hold Of My Hand.” Thumping funk/punk bass lines propel this rollicking tale of romantic faith: “I’ve lusted for love but lust is so blind, and trust for a heart is a hard thing to find/But what’s left of yours might help to heal mine.” The Beatles loom large on a couple of the songs here. Anchored by an echo-y big beat and Countrypolitan twang, the title track is a twisty tribute to both John Lennon and George Harrison.
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On “Trying,” the bare bones of the melody recalls the Fab Four’s “From Me To You.” Stuttery drums and a walking bass line flesh out this account of love gone wrong. Yoakam creates a new hybrid on “It’s Never Alright.” The arrangement blends plaintive vocals and lush piano fills with full string and horn sections. The result is Baroque Honkytonk (Kind of George Jones meets 70s Elton John!) Yoakam hands over the production reins to Beck on “Heart Like Mine” and “Missing Heart” and they are the best tracks on the album. The former weds circuitous acoustic guitar riffs to a ramshackle handclap rhythm, (similar to the Monkees’ “Last Train To Clarksville”). It’s an anguished story of heartbreak cloaked in a jangly 60s style pop confection. The latter is an intoxicating mixture of spiraling acoustic and electric fills with high lonesome steel guitar. Yoakam’s vocals match the yearning intensity of the desolate lyrics: “I am an open wound, I searched so long/ And all I found is now gone, because anywhere I looked was always wrong.” Other standout tracks include “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke,” a yowling roadhouse rocker that expands on the themes first explored on Hank Thompson’s “Wild Side Of Life” and Kitty Wells’ answer tune, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.” “Waterfall” lassos whimsical, almost Seuss-ian lyrics to an irresistible melody. “Nothing But Love” is positively yodel-riffic! Finally on “Rock It All Away,” Yoakam drops the cynical façade long enough to actually fall in love. The album closes with the tender evocation of “Long Way To Go.” Spare and mournful, it’s a showcase for just vocals and piano. The mood mirrors the melancholy mien of Jackson Browne’s “The Load Out.” These days most Country superstars draw their inspiration from ancient sources like the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Luckily Yoakam still carries the torch for innovators like Hank Williams, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. 3 Pears is beautifully nuanced and textured. It serves as an encomium to those trailblazers yet firmly rooted in the 21st century. Yoakam is just as much an outsider as he was at the beginning of his career. That seems to suit him just fine.
October 18 to October 24, 2012
Hollywood Star, Margaret O’Brien launches The 2012 Legends at Lyons Series.
n association with Chi-Chi Productions, Lyons English Grille located at 233 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, will launch “The Legends at Lyons” series on Sunday, October 21, with the delightful Hollywood Oscar winning actress, Margaret O’Brien. The Dinner Seating begins at 5 p.m. with Showtime at 7 p.m. The cost for this “Halloween Evening” is $64.95. Reservations are required by calling (760) 327-1551. For anyone, like myself, who attended the appearance of Baby Rose Marie at Lyons, you will enjoy this series immensely! On that evening, I met the sophisticated Margaret O’Brien, who was there to support her dear friend of many years, sitting quietly with admiration, as Rose Marie signed autographs.
Miss O’Brien appeared at Lyons in January and wanted her fans to know this appearance will be different than the last one. “We are a small intimate venue and were unable to accommodate all of the calls for reservations,” said producer David Christopher. “Miss O’Brien agreed to make another appearance at the beginning of the new season with more stories and memories of her illustrious Hollywood career.” Born on January 15, 1937, Angela Maxine O’Brien, was destine to follow in the footsteps of her show business parents. Her father Lawrence O’Brien was a circus perform, who died before she was born. Her mother, Gladys Flores, a wellknown Flamenco dancer of that time, who performed with her sister, Marissa. Recognizing her daughter’s talent, she
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had the little one working as a model at three years old. O’Brien made her first appearance in “Babes on Broadway” in 1941 at the age of four. When she was the ripe age of five, she changed her name to Margaret after acting in “Journey For Margaret” where she was praised for her acting abilities. She was considered a big star at the age of six, with a cameo appearance in the all-military show finale of “Thousands Cheer” topping it all off with her most memorable role as Tootie in “Meet Me In St. Louis” starring Judy Garland. It was in this movie, O’Brien added singing and dancing to her achievements and was rewarded with an Academy Juvenile Award the following year as the “Outstanding Child Actress of 1944.” If you research Margaret O’Brien on the internet, you’ll find so much fascinating information about her, as well as, a complete Filmography. One of the most interesting was the story about her stolen Oscar. Mourning the death of her mother when she was only 17, material things weren’t important. Several months later and realizing her Oscar was stolen, only added to her loss. Although O’Brien was offered a copy of the award by the Academy, she refused with hopes of finding the original one. She searched for it by attending memorabilia shows and antique shops; never giving up the hope of one day recovering it. She continued with her career and
married her first husband, Harold Allen, Jr. in 1959. The marriage ended in divorce almost 10 years later. She married her second husband, Roy Thorsen in 1974 and they have one daughter, Mara Tolene Thorsen, who was born in 1977. While attending a flea market, memorabilia collectors, Steve Neimand and Mark Nash saw a small Oscar with Margaret O’Brien’s name on it. They bought it and later had it photographed for an upcoming auction catalogue. By the Grace of God, the executive director of the Academy at that time, Bruce Davis, happened to see the statuette in the catalogue and through a mutual friend, contacted O‘Brien with the surprising news. On February 7, 1995, the Academy held a special ceremony in Beverly Hills to return the stolen award. Upon being reunited with her award, the always gracious and beautiful Margaret O’Brien told the attending journalists, “For all those who have lost or misplaced something that was dear to them, as I have, never give up the dream of searching. Never let go of the hope that you’ll find it, because after all these many years, at last, my Oscar has been returned to me.” Now that is a great ending to only one of the hundreds of stories she has to tell. So make your reservations because seating is limited. You won’t want to miss meeting this movie legend.
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Potty Training is Possible!
y dog, Scarlett O’Hara, was rescued from an animal hoarder in Hemet who kept 135 dogs and 35 cats in a small house. Unable to imagine the neglect these animals experienced, I named her after a famous fictional survivor. However, the process of potty training Scarlett proved to be a serious challenge as these animals relieved themselves almost exclusively inside the house, shocking as it sounds. For awhile, Scarlett and I were homebound with only limited visits to friends and family. Scarlett seemed to pick the most exclusive spots to go, including the doorway of Between the Sheets, an expensive El Paseo shop. One day I happily realized, “It’s been a month with no accidents!” Luckily, most dogs
are easier than Scarlett to house train. If you adopt an adult dog from a shelter or rescue, often they are already house trained. However, if they have been confined to a concrete kennel for any length of time, they may require a “refresher” potty training session. Young puppies under 6 months of age need to relieve themselves more frequently...they are physically unable to “hold it” for long periods. A good supply of puppy pads may be helpful at this stage. “Paper training” on newspaper is a more inexpensive solution. Puppies normally need to eliminate just after eating and just after waking up from a nap, so this is the time to get them outside pronto. DOGGY DOORS - The ideal situation is a doggy door that provides easy access to a fenced in back yard. Call your puppy enthusiastically and use treats to tempt him through the opening while holding up the doggy door flap. If you have a dog already, he is the best teacher to show the new arrival the proper procedure to go in and out of the door. Dogs are pack animals and will follow the example set by the others. A small plot of artificial grass can do the trick if you have a cement patio or balcony. SCHEDULED WALKS - The challenge comes when you live in an apartment or condo without a fenced in yard. The challenge is greater for Coachella Valley residents on hot summer days when the dog walks feel like the death march of Bataan. Initially at least, try to keep to a
set schedule. I walk my dogs 4 times a day, including first thing in the morning and the last thing before bedtime. A young puppy may need to be walked every couple hours. Make it fun by exploring different areas and include community dog parks for increased exercise. Encourage your pet to eliminate in the same area outside. “Go potty” and “go poop” will become part of your training vocabulary, and your dog will learn to associate these words with appropriate action. When the dog pees or poops outside, make a big fuss of him with praise and petting. ACCIDENTS - When you catch your pup in the act of going to the bathroom in the wrong place, use a firm voice “No, don’t pee there”. Immediately take him to the newspaper or outside where he is supposed to eliminate. If you become angry or punish him, he will only learn to sneak off and go where you can’t see him. If you find the mess after he’s already gone, pick up the poop with a tissue, put the dog on a leash and head outside, putting it in the spot where he should go. Praise not punishment is the key to success. NATURE’S MIRACLE - This handy product in a white spray bottle with red lettering saves the day and the carpet. It contains enzymes that eliminate pet stains and odors, and this is important to discourage the pet from going in the same area again. For massive cleanups, use a mixture of white vinegar and water with 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar.
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CRATE TRAINING - My research showed there is still some controversy over the use of crating dogs for potty training and other purposes. A future article will examine crate training in more detail. In any case, an animal should not be crated for longer than 4 or 5 hours. MORE TIPS - Get an expandable “baby gate” available at Home Depot or PetSmart, and block the dog off in the tiled kitchen or bathroom area. This works well for those occasions when you leave the house for an extended time. The animal can see out and does not feel so confined. Usually the dog won’t relieve himself in a small room, thinking of the area as his “den”. Dogs are naturally denning animals. If he should have an accident, it will be on the tile and easily mopped up. Another idea is to put an untrained dog on a long leash and hook the leash handle under a heavy coffee table or dining room table. The dog will feel like he’s still part of the family, but won’t go potty within the confined area. For challenging cases, the umbilical method where you keep the dog on a harness and lead attached to your waist may work. What if you’re going to visit fastidious Aunt Mary who has white carpet and no patience if Benji has an accident? For those occasions, you can get a “male wrap”, a cloth garment with Velcro and place a pad inside for extra absorbency. Male wraps and diapers for female dogs are available in various sizes at PetCo and PetSmart. Be patient and diligent and success will come. The internet is full of additional advice on this and other dog training issues. You will soon enjoy a “puddle free” home! email@example.com
by Rick Riozza
October 18 to October 24, 2012
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ow how many of us back in the day, when we went into a mom & pop family Italian restaurant, saw all of those Chianti bottles strapped in straw strewn about and atop red-checked tablecloths? They looked great and had that authentic and romantic Italian old-world look. Then we ordered a bottle only to find the juice as sour as can be! Was it a “bad” bottle or what!—who drinks this stuff? We panicked, we didn’t let it breathe or wait for the meal to come—as we should have because it was the definitive “food” wine where its acidity could cut through any red pasta sauce and heavy meat dishes. Of course that would have been true had we the real Chianti, but most likely, we didn’t. The straw wrapped bottle was called a
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“fiasco” in Italian. Yes—that’s where we get the term when “things get in a mess”. If you made a mistake weaving those wicker baskets, all the straw blew apart and you had a mess on your hand. These “flasks” sold like wildfire here in the 1970’s as cheap decorations but unfortunately the wine was cheap as well. So all this poorly made, cheap tasting Chianti wine, thin, astringent and painful to drink had a bad taste in everybody’s mind for a long time. Of course, these bad wines were sold as being true Chianti and very nearly destroyed Chianti’s reputation! When I attended the L.A. Viva Vino Italian Wine Festival this last June, even the Italian wine marketers said “Chianti in America is Dead”! Geez! Why so solemn? Hey! I’m a Christian and I believe in the Resurrection, and, I’m a wine lover too and I believe in the resurrection of Chianti. Granted—it took dedication, strict quality controls, and decades for Chianti to regain its international respect. But baby—it’s back! Big time! The wine center of Italy is Toscana—Tuscany. And the predominant grape in the area, and in true Chianti red wine, is Sangiovese. The name derives from the Latin meaning “the blood of Jove (Jupiter)”, thus, this wine can be strong and bold with typical flavors of cherry, plum, strawberry, spice, almonds, tobacco, tea-leaf, vanilla, and coffee. Sangiovese is known for its high acidity and that keeps the wine refreshing. Chianti goes great with well-seasoned foods, but, is still often called a “fruity” wine, meaning it appeals to new wine drinkers. So how many of you “new” wine drinkers have tried it? A bunch of us wine enthusiasts for sure have enjoyed the Sangiovese Grosso grape which makes the world class wine of Brunello di Montacino, which certainly is the high-end Sangiovese—at high-end prices! But all us can agree that a good regular Chianti at ten bucks or less is a buy! Truth be told, for as many wine lovers who enjoy Chianti for its distinct aromas and flavor profile, there are many other wine lovers that are not that crazy about
the wine. Chianti definitely gives you an old world “terroir” or “earth” in the mix. It tastes like a European wine, not a Californian. I’ve mentioned my son Paolo, who’s in his early thirties, loves wine and has an extensive wine collection that ranges around the world. But Chianti is not a wine that he’ll think about for tonight’s dinner. Chianti is made all over the dry craggy hills outside of Florence in a timeless, ruggedly beautiful land where the cypresses stand tall against the cobalt sky as they must have 3,000 years ago when wine was first made in this part of the world. This wine with its rustic charms is unique. It’s a lipsmacking medium-bodied wine whose bright acidity and austere tannins is ideal to wash down a tasty Italian meal. The fuller Chianti Classico, and their Riservas, and Brunello can more be seen as the wines of winter and we’ll have fun with them as we bundle down. But for now, CV Weekly’s Wine of the Week is the 2011 Gabbiano Chianti that is selling for less than $8 a bottle at Pavillions/ Vons, Rancho Mirage & Palm Springs, and at Ralphs Market in Palm Desert. The winemaker’ notes: “The bouquet is reminiscent of ripe plums spiced with pepper and wood nuances. The first sip reveals invigorating flavors of sour cherry,
blackberry, and spice followed by a dry vivid finish. This Chianti is bold enough to complement rich and spicy pasta dishes, and is also perfect with tangy chicken or gourmet pizza.” The “secret” to really enjoy this 2011 Gabbiano is to decant the wine for around two hours before the meal. This is a very young red wine that will absolutely blossom a greater scent and much fuller flavors as it aerates in the decanter. This is one of the best exposures to a tasty Chianti for the price! Divertiti! Enjoy! Rick continues to host & entertain at wine tastings & events. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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the glass or by the bottle, giving us many great wines to choose from. Our server, Leigh, maintained a steady pace as she provided miniature tastings that tickled our palates between courses. Our next taste was a small “arancini”. Traditionally made with risotto, this bitesized tasting was made with cauliflower and Reggiano parmesan cheese custard, breaded and served with a smoked paprika yogurt sauce. After one bite, you will be begging for more! We had finally placed our order as another tasting would arrive; miso-glazed pork belly on a bed of cous cous with pickled apple and carrot, topped with caramel foam. Our first course would arrive shortly after. A corn and leek bisque with a crab fritter was presented before me and the soup was poured from a carafe, tableside. My guest enjoyed crab cakes full of flavor. The ingredients are clearly fresh and the presentations are artistic and unique. After our starters, we received more tastings, including a mini lemon-basil parfait push pop to refresh, or cleanse our palates. Incredible! We were so excited for our main course and had no idea what to expect. While I ordered the Wild Boar Chop with a butternut squash puree and a cherry, red wine reduction, my friend ordered the large Scallops, seared and served with a white wine and shallot reduction with grapefruit and crispy leeks, served on a bed
of cous cous and garnished with asparagus and an avocado mousse. The entrees are beautifully plated, only to be outdone by their intense flavors! Other favorites on the menu include Coq au Vin (like you’ve never seen before) and a most tender Beef Tenderloin. The complimentary tastings did not stop at the entrée. We enjoyed dessert tastings like “liquid caramel popcorn” and “carrot macaroons”. I had to order a couple desserts to see more of this chef’s talent and we were not disappointed. A Root Beer Semifreddo with Cake “fries” and pomegranate and mixed berry coulis for the “ketchup” was a great interpretation of a trip to the soda fountain for a root beer float and fries! Chef Joane Garcia-Colson has taken classic flavors and completely deconstructed them, only to reinterpret them into a work of art, not only for your eyes but for your taste buds as well! Space is very limited so reservations are necessary. Located in Cathedral City at south east corner of
Ramon and Cathedral Canyon, Dish is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. Visit their website and see for yourself at www.dishcreativecuisine.com or call them at 760-832-6526
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Bringing “Sweet Reggae Music to Make the People Unite and Stop di Fuss and Fight!”
1st Annual Gregory Isaacs Reggae Fest Saturday, October 20, 6 pm - 1 am, Indio Fair Grounds
ribe-O, a musically articulate and talented band of seven, delivers a pronounced reggae sound masterfully blended with roots, dancehall, jazz and pop flavors, that offers more than music to move to, but a message to live by. Tribe-O consists of Siah “S1” Nix, lead vocalist and percussion; Ann “Lady Law” Nix, lead and background vocals; Andre “Young Rooster” Brown, drums, percussion and saxophone; Mike Gardner “Mike G!” on bass; Ivan C. “Dread I” on lead keyboards, background vocals and melodica; Rick Rodriguez “Ricksterfari” on lead guitar; and Danny Cedona on keyboards. The sweet vocals of Ann “Lady Law” Nix and Ivan C. “Dread I” bring an almost contemporary pop influence that combined with the deep rustic, song-speak style of lead singer Siah “S1” Nix, creates a unique and intriguing mix that is instantly likeable and truly fresh whether you are a reggae
regular or visitor. The fusion of these individual players from varied backgrounds and influences provides a constant flux of genre influences over the undeniable upbeat, reggae foundation and consistently treats the listener to music that dances on the ears and senses, making it easy to listen to over and over. It is virtually impossible to not be infused with the positive vibe that is their mission to deliver. Tribe-O hopes to cross international borders much as the music of the late, great and hugely influential Bob Marley who reached beyond the borders of Jamaica with more than a musical genre, but with an affirmative, spiritual “One Love” ideal of living. “Unity through music” is TribeO’s mission. “We believe the positive outweighs the negative! The way to the heart is love and the way to the soul is peace.” Tribe-O songs speak to joy and pain, human struggles, racism, equal rights, and
many other social issues of today. Tribe-O hopes their music will enlighten the youth of today and “take the wool from their eyes” with songs like Snakes in the Grass wherein they warn, “Beware of da snakes, dem lie in wait! Da path you take is the life you make.” What may appear as lofty ideals to some is a way of life to the members of this band. “What you see on stage is what you get,” states Siah, who currently works as the director of the Boys and Girls Club here in the Coachella Valley. As you listen to their music, it becomes obvious that this is not a band that plays reggae music. This is a band that IS reggae music. Tribe-O has had the great honor to play alongside reggae legend, Gregory Isaacs several times including Isaacs last appearance here in the desert three months prior to his death. Siah describes the reggae icon as a “humble, great man who was down to earth and touchable, who loved to laugh and talk with people.” Siah
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remembers seeing him perform that last time, recognizing his frailty and realizing that they would not see him again. It is only fitting that they join the infamous fellow reggae artists, Third World, in JAA Entertainment’s first annual Gregory Isaac Reggae Fest, Saturday, October 20th at the Riverside County Fairground’s Fullenwinder Hall, in Indio. Other artists scheduled to perform in the festival are Mr. Cool, Sol Rising, Come Unity, Better Chemistry and local band The F-13. Tickets to the event are available for $35 pre-sale at Joe’s Sushi locations or call (760) 200-0250. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $45. Make sure you get your ticket from genuine ticket distributors as counterfeits will be scanned and denied entry at the door. For Tribe-O tour and booking information or to listen to their music, visit them on Facebook or go to their website http:// tribe-o.com/about-us/
am so excited to finally write about a restaurant that is in a class of its own, offering an experience as opposed to just a meal served by a warm body. I first heard about Dish Creative Cuisine from a friend; when I asked what kind of food they would be serving, she replied, “You just have to experience it for yourself.” I finally had the opportunity to see what the buzz was all about and I am eager to see the success that will inevitably follow. As we arrived for our reservation, we were greeted by a smiling, welcoming staff before being seated at the Chef’s table where we were able to view the open kitchen. Almost immediately, we were greeted with a plate of savory basil doughnuts with a tangy balsamic butter, one of many complimentary “amuse bouche” tastings we would enjoy throughout our meal. We ordered some wine from a list where every wine selection is available by
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Ming Bob Productions Presents Rock and Roll in Epic Proportions with Duff McKagan’s Loaded Date Shed, Wednesday, October 17 @ 9 pm
uff McKagan, known predominantly to the world of Rock and Roll fans as the bass player for Guns and Roses has long become his own man in this ever changing music industry, and it shows with his band Loaded and their new release Taken. Taken is an album best described in Loaded’s own words as a dark album with “earthy ground and pound” and an “undeniable streak of platinum level hookery and crookery” that took Duff to the very top of the Rock and Roll industry. With over two decades in an atmosphere known for severed friendships, band break ups and feuds, Duff has managed to maintain an incredible rapport with past and current collaborators with whom he’s consistently working with on various projects. He was on a Seattle radio show with Nikki Sixx (former bassist for Motley Crue) just last week complaining in unison about audiences missing the shared moment of a concert when they stare through an iPhone
or iPad recording the moment instead of being in it. And just recently, he was in the studio recording with Mike McCreedy and Barret Martin of Seattle’s rock super group, Mad Season. One of his most unique and tight ongoing relationships is with guitar phenom, Slash, whom he befriended just prior to the evolution of events that brought Guns and Roses into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status. “There’s something about it,” Duff says regarding his relationship with Slash. “We can NOT play together for years, then come back and play together, and it’s just like an old pair of gloves. He challenges me. He’s taught me a lot musically. He was always that gifted musician, not that he sat and taught me how to play chords or anything, but I learned a lot just by watching him play and watching his work ethic. There are some of them that are more attached than the rest of us musically. It’s just easier and it just comes to them. You learn a lot just being around that. We have a real push and
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each other. Ours is mostly funny and the album is dark, but you need dark and light in your life. I live with 3 women and it gets so I can’t have pink and fluffy all the time. This record is a product of me getting real honest with my own life and some of the pain that comes up that you didn’t think was still there; then getting around these guys that are my really good friends.” Drummer Thomas Burke, echos that as he says, “Loaded is fun. I get to travel to places I’ve never been, play all American rock n’ roll every night and I’m treated with respect. Plus, these dudes are really funny. I get to be my weird self and they don’t care.” You can be assured that your musical experience in front of this band will be epic, especially in the unique, up close and personal setting The Date Shed Provides. “We’ve travelled the world together a bunch and we love each other.” says Duff. “We’re not heavy metal, but we can get as hard as any band out there.” http://duff-loaded.com/thetaking/
Screeners No. 30
REMEMBERING ROBERT ALDRICH
arner Bros Home Video is releasing a 50th Anniversary Bluray disc of Robert Aldrich’s classic WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? and the equally Grand Guignol follow-up HUSH ... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE.
pull relationship that seems to work great together. I played with his band in Seattle a couple months ago and suddenly, it was just a different thing when he and I were on stage. I can’t really explain it but, it’s cool.” That is very much how Duff explains how he and Slash first found themselves in a room with the other members of Guns and Roses. “I’ve tried to write that into my book and make it more poetic or even give myself more insight, but all I can really say about it is wrapped up in three words: everything just clicked. It felt right and you could just tell.” 25 years removed from those early beginnings, Duff, now a seasoned musician, performer and song writer has learned to “click” and to play to other people’s strengths making him a huge asset to any collaboration. Having come face to face with a decision at 30 to find sobriety or die, Duff, chose sobriety. With that he had to get very honest with himself and everyone else, mending all the fences he could. That honesty and humility has brought him full circle to enjoy a rich life of music and love. Now, married and the father to two daughters, Duff has traveled excessively with his band Loaded, mostly overseas. “Loaded is a band that hasn’t played the states a lot. We’ve never played Indio.” says Duff. “I don’t think I’ve ever played Palm Springs or Indio. Cool little music scenes start up out in places like that.” In regard to his band, Loaded, Duff says, “The band sounding unique and different (on the album Taken) is a product of the different players and surroundings coming together in the little society that we’ve built around
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In the wake of these releases, a lot of renewed attention has been focused on Aldrich (1918 – 1983), who was born into wealth but never the less raged against the system with cynical, anarchic and disturbing films that eviscerated pomposity, hypocrisy, politic and even Hollywood. The visceral power of his movies has not much dimmed, and, in some cases, is more relevant and immediate than when they were first released.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
It doesn’t really matter if you look at it as pure camp or psychological horror, everyone agrees that mature stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford electrify in every scene they share. The legendary divas offscreen dislike for each other makes their acid chemistry on screen palpable and catalytic. Fifty years has not jaded the pleasure of the iconic performances in this perfect genre film one iota. Baby Jane Hudson was a child star of vaudeville. But as an adult, she was overshadowed by her more talented sister Blanche, who became a movie star. In the 1930s, a crippling accident ends Blanche’s promising career. A drunken, jealous Jane is blamed. Jump ahead
about 30 years and the two sisters share a decaying Los Angeles mansion. Jane, in chalky make-up plans her showbiz comeback and tortures Blanche, her invalid sister. Blanches knows her days and tries to escape, but the deranged Jane has cut off all exits. Lukas Heller’s atmospheric screenplay is based on Henry Farrell’s novel. Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar©, but it was only Joan Crawford who appeared on stage at the ceremonies. She had previously arranged to accept for the eventual winner, Ann Bancroft. 1962. Warner. Blu-ray.
HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE
1948 British film NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH that was in turn adapted from the once banned-as-pornographic novel of the same name. It’s the 1920s. Kim Darby plays young heiress Barbara Blandish who is kidnaped by the brutal Grissom gang. Their plan is simple and savage: keep the ransom and kill the hostage. Unfortunately for the gang, dimwit Slim Grissom (Scott Wilson) falls in love with Barbara. And the even more unfortunate Barbara is forced into a relationship -- as the poster says -- of “violence and desire.” Finally, when the police close in and the gang comes apart, the question becomes: Who will survive the final frenzy of love and bullets? Tony Musante, Ralph Waite, Robert Lansing and Connie Stevens co-star in this still shocking and vicious gangster thriller. The unsettling screenplay is by Leon Griffiths and the very 70’s score is by Gerald Fried. Those who knew director Aldrich say his film was intended as a black comedy and is a reflection of his bizarre, almost sadistic, sense of humor. Commenting on the film, Aldrich once said: “If you laugh or cringe -- or both – it’s much more about who you are than what’s on screen.” Many people assume THE GRISSOM GANG was somehow inspired by Patty Hearst’s infamous kidnapping by the SLA, but it was in fact made three years earlier. 1971. MGM. DVD
A great follow-up to the success of Aldrich’s WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, this gothic horror again stars a demented Bette Davis as Charlotte, a longfaded Southern debutante who witnessed the murder and dismemberment of her fiancé and then the suicide of the killer – her own father! Years pass, a clearly unwell Charlotte is a recluse in her moldy mansion, cared for by slovenly housekeeper (Agnes Moorehead). But when her decayed mansion is set for demolition, Charlotte fears her fiancé’s body parts will be uncovered, thus confirming her father as a murderer. Desperate, she summons her apparently mild-mannered cousin Miriam (Olivia De Havilland) to help her save the house. Miriam brings a doctor (Joseph Cotten) to calm Charlotte’s nerves. Soon Charlotte is haunted by horrific visions of the old homicide and suicide. Has she gone totally bonkers? It’s not long before we learn what’s really going on. Director Aldrich originally set Joan Crawford for the role of Miriam, hoping to reunite the two battling stars with their visceral on-screen chemistry, but Crawford’s unexpected illness forced a recasting. Davis suggested De Havilland, her best friend. 1964. Warner. Blu-ray.
This socio-political thriller is way ahead of its time. I can’t imagine Aldrich’s taught military conspiracy cautionary tale being made today. Burt Lancaster is Lawrence Dell, an embittered, unhinged, but decorated Air Force Colonel who escapes a military prison and with help of three other convicts takes over a nuclear base and holds America hostage. Among the ransom demands is a full revelation of a document that reveals why we invaded Viet Nam! Just imagine a film that does the same with President Bush and questions about our invasion of Iraq and who profited! This fully restored director’s cut was re-mastered by the Bavaria Film Studios and will be available next month from Olive films. The fine cast includes Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas and Charles Durning as the President. Loosely based on Walter Wager’s novel “Viper Three.” 1977. Olive Films. Blu-ray.
THE GRISSOM GANG
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
A psychotic killer kidnaps a young heiress and they fall in love. This violent, over-thetop Robert Aldrich thriller is a remake of the
TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING
This lurid, sometimes heavy-handed, lesbian melodrama received an X rating upon its initial release. Based on the play
of the same name by Frank Marcus, it’s about an alcoholic soap opera star (Beryl Reid) that dotes on her younger lover, Alice (Susannah York). But when TV exec Mercy Croft (Coral Browne) falls for Alice and plans the killing of June’s character from the soap, a frightened June, in a crazed alcoholic fog struggles to hold on to her lover, life, livelihood and sanity. I’ve witnessed a similar scenario played out in “Hollywood” on more than one occasion. I think Aldrich relished skewering what he saw as a rancid behavior in the TV and movie biz (not the lesbianism) where vultures feed on the vulnerable. If there are any lingering doubts about Aldrich’s feelings about “the industry,” check out his decidedly odd and acerbic THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE. 1968. Anchor Bay. DVD.
THE EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
This testosterone-fueled, hyper-violent, gritty, depression-era suspense film stars Lee Marvin as “A No. 1,” the King of the Hoboes. He’s famous for catching a ride on any train he wishes no matter the risk. Keith Carradine is Cigarette, a sort of self-made understudy of A No.1 who brags that one day he will surpass the fame of his mentor. The one huge obstacle that looms is the sadistic Shack (Ernest Borgnine), a guard who is known to beat to death any who dare take a free ride on his train. Naturally, A No. 1 and Cigarette hop aboard Shack’s train for an extended showdown that does not disappoint. An instant cult favorite for many who’ve seen it, this film really delivers for Aldrich, Borgnine and Marvin fans. Beautiful locations, a fine supporting cast (including Charles Tyner, Simon Oakland, Elisha Cook Jr., and Sid Haig), great moving train footage (cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc) adds immensely to the verisimilitude of the doings. 1973. 20th Century Fox. DVD More eclectic Aldrich films worth finding: APACHE (1954), KISS ME DEADLY (1955), SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1962) and THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967. Comments? RobinESimmons@aol.com
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Halloween Safety Tips
hough a couple weeks ahead, now is the time to begin planning for Halloween says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Preparing ahead and planning for Safety during this night is very important and should be your top priority. There are so many safety factors to consider says DiGiovanna from costume, home, driving, candy safety and more. Make sure you contact your local fire or police department for additional safety information!
Halloween Safety Tips Safety begins at home
Clear your front porch of unnecessary clutter. That garden hose, albeit a great snake, could cause a fall and best belongs in the back yard. Bicycles and scooters, as well, are best kept in the garage for this night. Lawn decorations are fine as long as they are well lit and away from the walkway where small children could bump and fall. (Fear makes us run and if you are going after the fear factor, wonderful, but please, does not risk an injury claim.)
Are all your exterior light bulbs working? Check and replace any that need replacing. Sweep steps and sidewalks to make sure they are free of debris. A rock under a pile of wet leaves could scrape a little knee. Have over anxious pets, ready to protect you from all the witches, cats, mice, and other night creatures this Halloween? While that is an exceptional quality in a guard dog, it would be best if your animal were restrained this night to prevent jumps, scares, scratches and bites.
If a trick or treater is under the age of twelve, determine which adult or older youth will be accompanying the child (ren) on their candy jaunt. I take the kids every year whilst their father remains at home to do his best to scare the kiddies with his CLAW to hand out candy. Plan a route. Prior to the night of trick or treating, go over it. Look for houses to veer away from and pot holes or broken curbs
ith Halloween fast approaching, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. Pumpkins are more than a decorative ornament as they are a good source of low calorie nutrition and chocked full of the vitamins A, C, E, K, beta-carotene and potassium. Vitamin K helps our blood to clot and to keep our bones strong. Beta-carotene helps in the prevention of some cancers while another carotenoid called beta-cryptoxanthin is believed to help smokers avoid lung cancer. Potassium helps fight high blood pressure. In addition to a pumpkin’s nutritional value, a pumpkin has no fat or cholesterol and the seeds provide some relief to arthritis sufferers. The Greeks originally named what we called the pumpkin today, a pepon which translates to large melon. Over the years, the name morphed to what we know today. In America, some of the first sustainable gardening occurred with the
“Three Sisters” of squash, corn and beans. As described at www.allaboutpumpkins. com, the corn served as the trellis to the beans while the squash or pumpkin served to stabilize corn roots while providing shade to the ground as a way to retain soil moisture. The pumpkin helped at preventing weeds while the bean roots provided nitrogen to the soil. There are two basic types of pumpkins, sweet and dry. Sweet pumpkins are best in pies and breads while dry are better in soups. When buying a pumpkin to eat, typically look toward smaller pumpkins as the pulp is less stringy. Scoop out the insides and separate the seeds from the pulp. You can then spread the seeds out to dry overnight before lightly roasting them on a cookie sheet in the oven for about fifteen minutes. Small pumpkins also serve as great edible soup bowls. As for the vegetable’s flesh, cook and puree for inclusion in a wide range of foods. www.ShareKitchen.org
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to be cautious around. You have the route, no veering away from the route, unless you are aware of the change. Remind children that candy is not to be eaten at all until all children are home. Practice stranger danger games with younger children and make sure they answer correctly that they will not enter into a stranger’s house at all for any reason. Make sure each child has a light stick, and the adult or the supervising youth has a working flashlight, with fresh batteries. Carry a cell phone; make sure it is charged.
this, remind him or her that going dressed at a lumberjack is an option on the table. Have a little princess going out that night? Make sure her dress is not so long as to be easily tripped over (and over again). Make sure your child knows her name, phone number, and address in case he or she becomes separated from the group. If the child is too young, pin a piece of paper with the aforementioned information to their costume. Have a return time and adhere to it.
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If your child will be wearing a mask, make sure that the child has mouth, nose and eye openings. Fire-retardant material was invented for a reason. Use only this material. Costumes should be loose fitting. It can get cold during this time and loose fitting costumes allow for warmer clothes to be worn underneath. If your child balks at
Drivers be on the lookout this night for children darting out from between parked cars. See one, wait, chances are there is another one right behind. Look carefully for children walking in the streets and tippingtoeing along the curbs. Back out carefully, honking for warning. Be Safe, Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
October 18 to October 24, 2012
by Dale Gribow Attorney at Law
ABC’s of Estate Planning: People don’t plan to fail they fail to plan! WHAT IS A TRUST?
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A Trust is a fiduciary relationship with respect to property in which one person is the holder of the legal title to property, subject to an equitable title in another. “I own Black Acre. I give it to you or even myself, as Trustee, to do with as I direct; and when I die, I give it to my son in Encino, and if he does not survive me, then to his children in equal shares.” You may be your own Trustee, but you should name a Successor Trustee to act upon your death or if you are incapacitated; and that Successor will manage and distribute the assets in your Trust. You may give the Trustee specific instructions about how you want to manage the Trust or allow the Trustee to have broad discretion; and you may put any of your assets into the Trust, or you may put some of them into the Trust and not others. You can also retain almost complete control over your assets. You may make the Trust revocable, so that you can change it, or cancel it, at any time during your lifetime. You can always change that Trustee during your lifetime, but remember that the Trust is only a piece of paper. It is only as good as that which you put into it. If you transfer nothing into the Trust, it is simply a shell and has no force and effect. It is then important that you arrange for the transfer of assets into a Trust and that is not an easy simple matter.
Pros and Cons of a Trust:
When you sign a Trust Agreement, you are turning over legal title, or ownership, of the funds, stocks or other property to this other person or institution. You, as the person who sets up the Trust, are “the Trustor” or “the Settlor”. The person or institution that holds title to your Trust is “the Trustee”. You may be your own “Trustee”, but you must make arrangements for a Successor when you can no longer be the Trustee. You, as Trustor, instruct the Trustee what he or she may or may not do with those funds or property. For instance, the Trustee cannot use the property for his own benefit. You should also know the negatives of creating a Trust. It is a bit cumbersome. You should hire an attorney to do it properly. The transfer of the assets to the Trust must carefully be attended to; and the Trust is its own tax-paying entity, so there are some minor accounting procedures that have to take place. A major advantage; however, is the Probate avoidance scheme and that may be worth considering a Trust in itself. Should you have a Trust, and if so, what kind of Trust?
The answer to that depends on what you want Estate Planning to do for you. There are many kinds of Trusts, but they are either “Living Trusts” or “Testamentary” Trusts. A “Living Trust”, also known as an “Intervivos Trust” operates during your lifetime. One of the reasons for this may be because you want to travel and you want a professional to manage your investments if you don’t have the time or expertise to do so. It could be because you are senile or disabled and you need some help in that direction. A “Living Trust” also lets you make your own decisions about the kind of “old age care” that you want. If you don’t make such arrangements, then a court may have to decide what kind of care you will have and who will manage your assets. Needless to say, once you have transferred your assets to a Trust and instructed the Trustee how to disburse them after your death, there is no longer a need for a Probate. A good professional; however, will suggest that you have what we call a “Pour Over Will”. That is utilized because people often forget to transfer assets into the Trust. A “Living Trust” can also be part of your overall Estate Plan and, of course, it is confidential. Only you, your Trustees, your lawyer and the Beneficiaries know the amount your Trust is worth and how the income is used and the names of the Beneficiaries. The important thing is that it allows you to avoid a Probate, which is a public proceeding.
By Creating a Trust:
A. You save the cost of Probate fees to the attorney and the Executor. B. You maintain privacy. Keep in mind that Probate files are public record that your neighbors can look up. C. You save the delay in probating an Estate, which takes a minimum of six months and often times a year or more if there are any unanticipated problems and, sometimes it takes even longer. In conclusion, should you have a Small Estate and wish everything to go to your surviving spouse, avoiding Probate by use of a commonly-used revocable living trust may be a wise choice. In light of changes to the Federal Estate Tax laws in the next several years, if your Estate is valued at $2,000,000.00 or over, you would be advised to combine a standard revocable living trust with other estate tax saving devices such as an irrevocable life insurance trust, a charitable trust or a family limited partnership to reduce estate taxes.
LIVING TRUST vs. WILLS
Both a Will and a Living Trust allow you to set the terms for the distribution of property after death. The differences between the two, however, can be quite significant and you should consider the following advantages and disadvantages: Living Trust Advantages: * A living trust is a cost-saving device: it allows one to avoid the expense and delay of probate proceedings, which can take up to three years to complete and can consume up to 10% of the value of your clients’ estate. * If you own property in another state, a living trust eliminates the need to probate that property in that state. * A living trust can immediately transfer management of your property if you become incapacitated, either physically or mentally. There is no need for you to go to court in order to appoint a guardian or conservator. * A living trust protects your privacy; it remains confidential and does not become a matter of public record. * You can name a trusted person to manage trust property for young beneficiaries. * When the time comes to distribute your assets, there will often be no need for the family to hire a legal professional to distribute the assets held in the trust. Disadvantages: * Setting up a trust requires quite a bit of initial paperwork and can be expensive. * Setting up a trust also requires you to transfer ownership of all the property intended to be placed in the trust. In the case of real estate, this will require quitclaim deeds.
* You may run into some difficulty in the event you wish to refinance property held by the living trust. * You cannot designate a guardian for any minor children in a living trust (but this may be done easily in a will that supplements the trust). Will Advantages: * Setting up a will is more simple and less expensive than setting up a living trust. * Creditors face a final cut-off date for bringing claims against your estate. * You may name a guardian for minor children in a will. * You need not transfer your property to another entity in order to create a valid will. Disadvantages: * Upon probate, a will becomes a matter of public record. * While you may appoint whomever you wish to act as executor of your will, it is usually the probate lawyers who control the actual distribution of property. This can be expensive. * Probate, which is necessary for the implementation of your will can be both costly and time-consuming. * A will does not provide for the transfer of management of your assets or property if you should become physically or mentally incapacitated. Most living trusts include a Pour-Over Will which is a document designed to distribute any property that is not included in the trust. In addition, it allows you to name a guardian for any minor children. Law Office of Dale S. Gribow, P.C. “A full Service Firm” firstname.lastname@example.org 760-341-4411.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): When Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro laid waste to Peru in 1532, his soldiers found green stones on the land. Were they emeralds? A priest who was traveling with them gave them bad advice. He said that the way to determine whether they were merely colored glass or else precious gems was to test their hardness by pounding them with hammers. In this manner, many actual emeralds were shattered into fragments. Learn from this mistake, Aries. Make sure you recognize treasures for what they are. And don’t force them to submit to unwise tests that misconstrue their true nature. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone at Reddit. com posted a question to the community: Could anyone help him recreate the aroma of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland? He said he loved that smell. It was a blend of damp earth, rotting wood, and gunpowder. It had musty overtones, a hint of chlorine, and a tantalizing freshness. If only he could get that fragrance to permeate his house, he testified, he’d always be able to work at peak efficiency. You might want to follow his lead, Taurus. It’s a good time to identify and gather all the ingredients you would need to make sure your environment inspires you to the max. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you asked me to be your personal advisor, I would prescribe supplements and herbs to build up your immune system. I’d insist that you eat nothing but healthy food and get at least eight hours of sleep every night. I’d suggest that you meditate daily on images that symbolize your most inspiring desires. For fun, I might even advise you to do a ritual in which you create a big circle around yourself using violet yarn and then do a series of playful acts to pump up your freedom, like dancing as wildly as you know how and chanting “love is my creator.” Finally, Gemini, if you sought my counsel, I’d urge you to use your exuberant imagination in concert with your disciplined intellect as you design a long-term plan to charge up your well-being. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Dear Free Will Astrologer: I found your website by accident today and was drawn in fast and hard. No matter what I did I could not escape and get back to my work. Your messages were too interesting for my own good. You gave me too many answers to questions I’ve had for too many years. I felt like I was being cured of problems I didn’t even know I had. Many hours went by until finally I was able to pull myself out of the vortex. How did this happen? - Freaked Out.” Dear Freaked: I was born under the sign of Cancer the Crab, and it so happens that the people of my tribe are currently emanating an intriguing and inscrutable aura. We’re at the peak of our ability to attract and seduce. Many of us are using our power benevolently, but our mysterious mojo could still be a bit unsettling. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The past is headed your way bearing gifts, Leo. I recommend that you make yourself available for its blessings, which may be delivered to you in unexpected ways. For example: The spirit of a dead loved one could impart an enigmatic but useful tip in the middle of the night. An abandoned dream you assumed was gone forever might return from limbo to grant you a wish. A favor you did for someone long ago could finally be repaid. Are you ready to let history reward you in its own unique style? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just for you, it is Shark Week. During this dicey holiday, you should be wary of all sharks, especially the kind that look like human beings. Don’t get in their way, and don’t underestimate them. On the other hand, I’m not opposed to you getting to know some sharks better. They could teach you some valuable lessons on how to get what you want. Not that you would ever be as cold-blooded and predatory as they are, of course. But it might be energizing to your ambitions if you add just a bit of shark-like thinking to your repertoire.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Visualize yourself heading out on a high adventure with interesting people -- but all the while being distracted by the memory of a trivial insult you experienced earlier that day. Picture yourself getting intimate with a lover who inspires you to lose your self-consciousness -up until the point when you decide to interrupt your fun by answering a phone call from some random person. Imagine toning yourself down and holding yourself back because of misplaced politeness or unnecessary guilt or delusional fear -- even though you’re feeling a rushing instinct to surge and soar and overflow. Finally, Libra, understand that in getting you to envision these parodies of your current inclinations, I’m hoping to shock you into making sure that nothing like them happens. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometime soon you may dream of being naked at a public event like a class at school or a committee meeting. I think this would be an excellent omen, so I hope it comes to pass. It would signify that you’re ready to shed the disguises that have been making it problematical for you to reinvent yourself. Who is the New You? Stripping down to the bare essentials in your dreams will help you see raw truths about your waking life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As you cross the great water in search of the unknown treasure, navigate by the light of the clouds. That’s your dreamy oracle, Sagittarius. What does it mean? Well, the work you do to figure it out is essential to activating its potential, so I don’t want to give away too much. But here are three further hints to inspire you on your quest. 1. Be willing to go a long way to find a secret you don’t even know you’re looking for. 2. Consider the possibility of cultivating faith in a goal that you don’t quite yet grasp in its entirety. 3. Rely on shadows and reflections to give you accurate information you can’t get directly from the thing that’s casting shadows and being reflected. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Everyone has some kind of power. What’s yours? In the coming days, I suspect there will be some crisis and opportunity regarding how you use it. Maybe you will be invited to assume more authority or exercise greater influence. Maybe your ability to wield your particular clout will be questioned or doubted, and you will be challenged to either stand up and express it with more integrity and purpose, or else relinquish it. For best results, take a moment right now to visualize the precise power you would love to command. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Dear Rob: I really enjoy reading your horoscopes. You feel like a friend I’ve never met. When I try to picture what you’re like, I keep getting a vision of you as being fat, short, and bald with a strawberry blond moustache. Am I right? - Curious Aquarius.” Dear Curious: It’s great that you’ve decided to do a reality check. This is an excellent time for all you Aquarians to see if what you imagine to be true is a match for the world as it actually is. To answer your question, I am in fact tall and thin, don’t wear a moustache, and have an abundance of long silver hair. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve got just the right message to set the tone for you in the weeks ahead. It comes from writer H.P. Lovecraft, and captures the essence of your astrological omens. “Pleasure to me is wonder,” said Lovecraft. “It’s the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” Now get out there, Pisces, and gather up all the mysterious marvels you have coming to you -- all the bracing encounters with uncanny grace. Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology email@example.com
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eauty is defined by the MiriamWebster as the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. When we think in terms of this definition, we must break down and examine each word within the definition of beauty. When we think in terms of each of our senses experiencing pleasure, we must consider not only the things that are visually pleasing, but also those things which are pleasing to the touch, taste, smell and hearing. And furthermore, these sensations we experience must exalt us, or lift up our spirit, and make us feel good. What makes us feel good varies considerably from one individual from another. Generally when one listens to soothing or uplifting music he or she will experience pleasure, which is a thing of beauty. To touch a luxurious fabric or pet a soft animal, or even feel hot stones against the skin is another way to experience beauty. The pleasure in the sensation as well as the personal connection formed when touching and experiencing joy is certainly a thing of beauty. And taking pleasure in tasting something delectable is, most foodies will agree, a most beautiful thing. What is most fascinating about the definition of beauty is that experiencing it should make one feel exalted. Beauty should bring a feeling of peace, joy, love,
contentment or pleasure. And since we all want to experience pleasurable things, we can easily search out simple ways to experience at least one beautiful thing each day. Imagine if you were able to visit an art gallery every day to look at your favorite masterpiece, walk through a flower garden, or listen to a symphony. While we might not be able to have profound experiences every day, if we look at the everyday events in a new light we may find the magic and beauty in the simplest of things such as holding a child’s hand, hearing the birds sing at sunrise, or watching the desert flowers bloom. Beauty feeds the soul. It serves as inspiration. And beauty is everywhere and in everything. Clearly we aren’t discussing traditional concepts of aesthetic beauty, the kind that requires symmetry and standards of comparison. We are talking about beauty that is personal and changes with each unique perspective; the good ole beauty is in the eye of the beholder type of beauty. Since what individuals find beautiful can vary greatly, one could even go so far to say there is no limit to the amount of beauty in the world. So don’t go another day without experiencing and appreciating something beautiful. You can find beauty in the most simple things, from a fallen leaf to a random act of kindness. Don’t strive to just have a good day, have a beautiful day. After all, it’s whatever you say it is. You are the one who makes it beautiful.
he daily grind of life can debilitate you or get on your nerves. Come on we are human and need reprieve once in a while. Whether you punch a time clock or work for yourself, life moves rapidly. Therefore, pamper yourself every so often. Most of us work more than we play. Take an adult recess and do what makes you happy. Work can wait and your family will be fine without you for a few hours or a couple of days. Rewarding yourself can be a great elixir to recharge your batteries. When one takes a break from their regular routine it can be rejuvenating. It is likely you will be happier and more productive in your business and personal life if you stop and take a time-out. Partaking in an activity for yourself can be as simple as sipping a cup of coffee alone or taking a trip. Naturally we must be conservative in our judgment and not overindulge. Moderation is key. It is all about doing the little things that make you happy. Whatever sets your mind free, take time and do it. Here are 10 helpful tips to enhance your mood and create less stress in your life. (1) Treat yourself to a massage. Receiving a massage is an excellent stress reliever. The human touch in itself is comforting. A massage releases tension and toxins from the body. (2) Ladies, treat your self to a manicure and/or pedicure. You will feel and look
great. Beautiful hands and toes can also boost your confidence. (3) Take a walk. As simple as this may seem it is gratifying. Taking a walk in the park can pacify your mind and help you think clearly. (4) Gentlemen pack your camping gear and take off for a couple days. A trip into the wilderness can help you relax and commune with nature. (5) Take in a movie at home or the theater. Sometimes we just need a break from reality. Suggestion: Watch a movie or program that makes you smile. Keep clear from anything negative. (6) Take up a new or previous hobby. Commit to enjoying your hobby at least 3-5 hours a month. (7) Journaling can set your mind at ease and bring clarity. When we see our thoughts on paper our dreams/goals can become a reality. (8) Enjoy the outdoors. Pack your lunch and enjoy under a tree. (9) Play chef. Cook up a long awaited dish you have been craving. (10) Purchase a bouquet of flowers for yourself. The beauty and aroma while working at your desk can be sensuous. Keep in mind you are not being selfish by pampering yourself every so often. Better yet you are keeping life into perspective. Your life’s journey will be prosperous and less stressed if you take time to smell the roses.
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