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Joshua Tree Association of Musicians and Songwriters

A division of New Moon Records

PO Box 203

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Gig reports and editorial comments for the week Feb 22- Mar 1, 2005


Hey, hey, hey-

Goodbye Hunter Thompson and Saundra Dee, my dream parents. Sleep well, I will see you on the next level.

The new nights at the Water canyon, ‘Tuesday Night Jazz and Blues’ and ‘Friday night Folk’ are kicking off this week. I am so happy to see more good music in the desert. Every evening of the week, now, there is some good music goin’ on. Jon Bertini and I are kickin’ off the new Fri. show 7 to 9. I hope you will join us and wish us well. If you are going to the artist reception at Living Arts Gallery, Our show will be immediately after.

Speaking of Water Canyon, Tim Easton’s show last Saturday was an example of what a real music café can be. It was a full-house of people fully immersed in great music and vibes. It reminded me of my old home place the ‘hummingbird’ in Indianapolis. The owner was a genuine lover of music and would’nt allow any loud talking during sets. I played there with John Hiatt and Bill Wilson (rest his soul), Steve Goodman, and many other now middle-aged (or dead) folkies and reformed rockers. It was good. It is also good to be here and see all this unfold.

The Golden Hill Ramblers got cancelled at Pitown because of rain and called in the afternoon to see if they could play at the WC instead. Needless to say, I couldn’t say ‘does the pope shit in the woods, is a bear a catholic?’ fast enough. There wasn’t much time to tell folks about it, but a group of cultural elite got treated to an unbelievable evening of Western Swing. The group promised to come back and play a regular gig soon. If you want to read a great piece about the band, JB wrote one that was run in last week’s hi-desert star on Saturday.

Finally, as I look at the JAMS newsletter after 2 and a half years (every week- that’s approximately 125 issues- whew!), it’s getting bloated. At first it was just musicians reporting gigs, then notes from related things, then long press releases, etc. To me, it looks too long to read now. I’m going to make a few changes to try to get back to the original intent. Intent is everything.

I resolve to go back to the original plan of musician’s reporting what they are doing (in a modest one or two line statement). The other important thing to me is the comments and dialog on the world (music and other import to artists). Currently I spend the whole day Tues. and parts of several other days editing stuff for the list, only on Wednesday to get angry calls and emails ‘cause I left out some important piece of a 700 word press release. I’m not bitching about the time, just the worth-while-ness of it all. After today, the JAMS list will go back to it’s lean and mean format. Nothing will be published without a short (20 words or so) heading that tells all the pertinent facts. Then I will attach all the full press releases for those who want the gory details.

Al Murdy has been helping me edit down the music gig list into a manageable size and Mike Callan puts out a very serviceable sheet with all community events which he has given me permission to attach if I like. Also, the Sunrunner website has a community events calendar. Between all these resources, it should be possible to find what’s goin’ on. Don’t stop sending your press releases, just tag ‘em with a who, what, when, where, tag and a phone, email, website, etc. for full details.

The JAMS list will go back to listing who is playing (showing, doing) what and where, with comments discussing what it’s all about. That’s really what it’s all about, anyway.

My huge thanks to you who have hung in through all this evolution and kept reading the stuff, and showing up at events, and sending your comments. We have a vastly expanded music scene for our trouble, and we haven’t seen the end of it. There is a lot more on the way. In my continuing quest for direction, I welcome your comments.

Dat’s all for now…

Da prez

Ps: if you are interested, check out the Jams Political Supplement (attached).

Also, this week's 'JAMS attachments' -- Goodbye, Hunter Thompson

("He spent his life in search of an honest man, and he seldom found any," said James Silberman, Thompson’s longtime editor and publisher at Random House and Summit Books.)

+ 'Simpsons' Animates Gay Nuptials (“But when a show as mainstream and popular as this takes on one of the most divisive issues in American society, it is certain to attract attention.”)


***gig reports***


Water Canyon Coffee Company

Yucca Valley at 55844 29 Palms Highway. 760 365 7771

…This Week….

**Tuesday Jazz and Blues 6 to 8 PM**

the Fuzz Balls (local really cool and laid back blues guys- see ‘announcements’)

**Thursday Night Songwriting, Poetry and Rhythm Club 7 to 9 PM **

Musical guest(s): Jon Bertini and the mystery guest ()

Spoken Word- Lillian (the red-haired poet)

“spoken words are what most people remember best” Garrison Keiller

**Friday 7 to 9 PM**

Eric Neil w/Jon Bertini and special guests (Join us to kick off the Friday shows series at WC)

**Saturday Brunch 11AM to 1PM**

Stevie Barsotti ( guitar instrumentals)

**Saturday Night 8 to 10PM**

Stevie Barsotti (singer, songwriter and shamanic practitioner)


Pappy’s Upcoming Shows:

2/24 ROJER ARNOLD BAND 7:00 PM* (see story in ‘announcements)

2/25:Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven w/ special guest L.P.
2/26: Elizabeth Ames & The CountryPolitans

Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is at 53688 Pioneertown Rd. in Pioneertown (4 miles North of Highway 62 on Pioneertown Rd). For information call! (760) 365-5956.


Hi….The Sibley's are playing the Beatnik on the 26TH of February.
Starting at nine. No cover.


JT Music Festival
May 13-15! partial line-up & early bird ticket info

the Frequinox (members of Galactic, 20th Congress, Greyboy Allstars, Motherbug & the Headhunters) Zilla (Michael Travis of String Cheese Incident) African Showboyz of Ghana Papa Mali + Signal Path Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra Victoria Williams + Thamusemeant Aphrodesia + Tim Easton Shamans Dream World Groove Ensemble Spoonfed Tribe + Ted Quinn Taarkastra + Spoonshine Audio Angel + Jamie Janover Mojow & the Vibration Army


---Below are the updates to the Full Value Entertainment Concert Calendar---

02/24/2005 07:00 PM - A Victory Within, Forget McCarran, In Winter, A Chance Without, Roundabout at Madlins

27625 Jefferson Ave ..103, Temecula , CA 92590 - $5

All Ages with - A Victory Within, In Winter, Forget McCarran, A Chance Without and Roundabout.

02/25/2005 07:30 PM - ASHB, Shy To December, The Knife in Iris at Madlins

27625 Jefferson Ave .103, Temecula, CA 92590 - $5

ALL AGES w/ Shy To December, The Knife in Iris, A Dying Tragedy, A Silent Heartbeat

02/27/2005 07:00 PM - A Void, Annihilation, Bury Me Alive, Psychodelic Sumbodys at Madlins

27625 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590 - $5

ALL AGES w/ A Void, Annihilation, Bury Me Alive, Psychodelic Sumbodys


**Pappy and Harriet’s Palace, Thursday 2/24 Rojer Arnold Band <> Friday 2/ 25 – Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker unplugged. David Lowery & Johnny Hickman. Special guest L.P <> Saturday 2/26 Elizabeth Ames and the CountryPolitans <> Sundays 5 PM, Jam Session <> Mondays 7 pm 10 pm. Pappy’s Originals. Singer-Songwriter showcase.

**Water Canyon Coffee Company, Thursday Jon Bertini, other guests and Spoken Word- Lillian <> Friday 7 to 9 PM , Eric Neil, with Jon Bertini and special guests <> Saturday 2/26 ,11 – 1 pm Stevie Barsotti (Singer songwriter)<> 8- 10 pm Stevie Barsotti

**Beatnik Café, Wednesday 8 p.m, live open Mike <> Fridays “Peacenik at the Beatnik” hosted by Ted Quinn <> Saturday 2/26 The Sibleys

** Twentynine Palms Inn, Fridays “The Desert Lounge Singer”, Jeffery Hafler, guitar and vocals 6:30 9:30 pm <> Saturdays 6 til 9 pm, Bill and Beverly Jazz Duo, Keyboard piano, vocal and trumpet poolside <> Sundays, 11 am till 2 pm Callan Guitarist


JAMS Announcements


From Mark Griffin


The Alice and Albert Benefit Garage Sale has been postponed for a week due to weather. Any donations can be dropped off at the Water Canyon Thursday night. We can use a lot more stuff. Just make sure I can fit into the back of my Ford Explorer and please no old garage boxes with bugs. So far $40 in cash has been raised. Green is always good no matter the size. Thanks to all who have felt inspired to support a wonderful couple who deserve our help.

For more info please give me a call. Mark Griffin


Friday 2/25 25 Artist Reception for Diana Durr. Featuring "Layers Of Paint" Surrealistic paintings and drawings by new Local Artist Diana Durr. Diana paints surrealistic figures with layers flowing and peeling off of them, creating a mood and a motion around the figures. Also Featuring Bob Fergo, Local Violinist. Wine and Refreshments will be served, 5-7pm.


*JUST A REMINDER! The ROJER ARNOLD BAND hits the stage 7 PM at Pappy and Harriet's this Tursday night. Were gonna do a string thing if you know what I mean. Last Motel, No Vacancy, the long awaited studio CD from my former group, Buzz Gamble and the Daily Blues is going into pressing next week. This is a limited run and most of the copies are spoken for, however there will be some available so let us know at Joshua Tree Records along with Ra Sol Publishing is opening Studio Alpha, a 32 track Digital,with an Otari 8 track analog(for Drums and Bass ) in the Summer. Limited time will be open for hire. "Where the sagebrush dances in the windy grip of a warm Mojave night" Rojer


New Water Canyon Show- StevO, AS you are aware,the Water Canyon will now host jazz/blues every Tuesday evening 6-8PM. The band, (the Fuzz Balls), is headed up by Randy Godfrey who is deeply steeped in American blues roots. Others in the band include (Ron Bach, harp) (Neil Frascatore on drums) Bobby Furgo fiddle and key boards) (Kenny Brown bass)(Joel Selzer Guitar) Plus special guests including JB. Signed….Anonymous fuzz ball


Desert Living Arts Gallery. Featuring "Layers Of Paint" Surrealistic paintings and drawings by new Local Artist Diana Durr. Also Featuring Bob Fergo, Local Violinist. Wine and Refreshments will be served. 55840 29 Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, 760-799-2276

Diana moved to Joshua Tree after retiring from teaching art in Denver to become a full time artist. She has been involved with the Living Arts Gallery since Sep. 2004 . This will be her first show as a member of HDLAC. Diana paints surrealistic figures with layers flowing and peeling off of them, creating a mood and a motion around the figures.

Ronda Mueller-High Desert Living Arts Center Also, I'd like to inform our members that the dates have been set for the 4th Annual Open Studio Art Tours 2005 this fall: The Kick-off Opening "Gathering of Artists" is October 28, 2005 Friday, 6-8pm at the institute of Mentalphysics in the "Friendship Hall". Since last year was such a smashing hit and we received nothing but compliments about the "Friendship Hall" MBCAC decided to repeat the elegant location. The Open Studio Art Tours are October 29 & 30, 2005 Sat & Sun, in the West end of the Morongo Basin (includes: MV, YV, PT, Landers, and the west side of JT) and the East side Tours are November 5 & 6, 2005 Sat & Sun (includes: east side of JT, 29, and Wonder Valley). Open Studio Art Tour 2005 Applications will be available in April, which will be mailed to all members. The applications will be due in the first week of May. Thank you! Keeping in touch, Gretchen Grunt, MBCAC Chairperson


Hi Steve, I have scheduled our May gathering for Sunday, May 1st at the Integratron. The party will last from 4-6PM. I am looking for someone to volunteer to play music and thought maybe you would be interested or would know someone who is? Thanks, Jeff Hafler




Sun Runner Showcase featuring: Holdstock & MacLeod in Concert

7 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2005 $10 admission Hi-Desert Playhouse

61231 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree

(760) 366-3777 Tickets available through Hi-Desert Playhouse box office, Rock-It-Man CDs, 56318 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, and The Sun Runner, 6455-C Mesquite Avenue, Twentynine Palms. The Sun Runner Desert Arts & Entertainment Magazine, based in Twentynine Palms, California, is launching its eleventh year as the voice of the hi-desert arts community with a Sun Runner Showcase concert, featuring Holdstock & MacLeod. Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod are an internationally renowned musical duo from Northern California who perform traditional British, Scottish and sea music. Holdstock and MacLeod have performed and recorded together for more than 25 years, captivating audiences from coast to coast. The Sun Runner Showcase on Saturday, April 9, provides an opportunity to enjoy the music of Holdstock & MacLeod in an intimate concert setting. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available, and Dick and Allan will sign copies of their CDs after the performance. Don't miss this rare Southern California appearance of Holdstock & MacLeod at the Hi-Desert Playhouse in Joshua Tree, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. Shanghai Brown & friends open the concert. For media information, please contact Steve Brown, The Sun Runner, (760) 367-6410 or Hi-resolution and web photos available. Interviews available.


If you enjoy a good murder mystery or have a passion for solving crimes, join the fun at the Soroptimist International of Yucca Valley's Murder Mystery Dinner "The Lethal Luau" on Saturday February 26 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. During the evening a three course meal will be served by the Soroptimist members and guests seated at tables of 8 will try to solve the puzzle of who poisoned Chase Diamond's Mai Tai. Chase is a Maui-private eye with a reputation of dark nasty secrets and everyone at the party will find that they are suspects in this "Lethal Luau". The guilty guests will be reviled at each table at the end of the game. Here are a cast of the guests: NADIA SEYMORE, a model that met Chase at a local night club while vacationing in Hawaii; JOEY BREAKERS, a bodacious surfer dude that does odd jobs for Chase like surveillance, illegal entries and wire taps; HOLLY DAY, a wealthy socialite with a billionaire jealous hubby; CHIEF WIKI WIKI, a local tribal chief with a teddy bear personality; LEILANI, a sweet, innocent Hawaiian hula dancer; LES BAGGS, a camera-toting, befuddled and bumbling tourist; BIRDIE PUTT, a U.S. pro golfer on tour; and finally RIP TIDE, a scuba diving instructor. Choose a guest character you would like to portray and you will receive a handbook the night of the dinner tailored to that characters personality with all the questions and answers you'll need to solve the mystery. All you need to do is buy a ticket at Steve's Office Supply and the Soroptimist Club will do the rest! Lots of door prizes, Basket Silent Auction, Mai Tai & Pina Colada bar, and spontaneous contests for those who wish to participate. This evening is one you won't forget and you will be helping the community as all proceeds will be given to worthy causes chosen by the Soroptimist club members. Follow the Tiki Torches starting at 6 pm at 59700 29 Palms Hwy Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree Retreat Center AKA Mentalphysics Center). Dinner and game begins promptly at 7 pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person at Steve's Office Supply in Yucca Valley or call 365-0044 for more information.



Well we made it to # 10 on the Alternative Pop Rock chart and #38 overall site wide.....


Click the 2 links below and simply play the songs to help us RISE to the top....

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The unique three part Musical, "The Apple Tree" opens this Friday at The John Calveri Theater in Twentynine Palms.

"The Apple Tree", is a unique blend of three one-act musicals about men, women and a little thing called temptation. The first act, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's "Extracts From Adam's Diary." The second act, "The Lady Or The Tiger?," explores the fickleness of love in a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.

Witty, tuneful and utterly charming, these fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek musical miniatures are filled with the warmth and humanity that is the hallmark of Harnick and Bock, the songwriting team of "Fiddler On The Roof" and "She Loves Me" fame. "The Apple Tree" is being directed by Catherine Stanton, with assistance from many of the regular Theatre 29 back stage supporters.

The talented and energetic cast is working hard to bring you a delightful show. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday evenings from February 25th through March 26th, with an additional Thursday evening performance on March 3rd and a matinee on Saturday, March 19th.

It is recommended that you make reservations for all of Theatre 29 performances you wish to see. Reservations are available by calling the Box Office at (760) 367-6563. The John Calveri Theatre, home of Theatre 29, is located at 73637 Sullivan Rd around the corner from Barr Lumber in Twentynine Palms.

Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $7 for seniors, Military with I.D. and DAN Members and $6 for students. Reserved seats not claimed 10 minutes prior to curtain time will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Don't forget $1 Student Rush is available FIVE minutes prior to curtain (open seating only) with student I.D. Certain Restrictions apply.


Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Invites you to… "Take A Hike"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 o 10 AM

Marsh Trails and Yucca Ridge Trails

Wednesday, February 23rd at 10 AM take a leisurely guided Interpretive Nature Walk on the Marsh Trails and Yucca Ridge Trails.

A leisurely stroll on the Marsh Trail takes hikers under a canopy of Freemont cottonwood and red willow trees. Ponds abound with clusters of cattail, bulrush, yerba mansa, water parsnips and watercress. Listen to the rarely seen Pacific Tree Frogs, as the males join in chorus and call to perspective mates.

Then ramble up the Yucca Ridge to witness a spectacular bird's eye view of the Preserve's woodland and wetland areas. Hikers will see Nature at work as it prepares the plant to bring fort what promises to be a colorful display of wildflowers.

Walk through desert scrub vegetation including creosote, Mojave yucca, Mormon tea and various species of cactus and even a few "live forever" plants.

The hike takes approximately two hours, so bring plenty of water, hat, sunscreen and your curiosity. The hike begins at the Information Kiosk at the south end of the parking lot at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve at 10 AM.

These programs are free to the public, but donations are welcome and can be placed in the designated collection box.

Groups are limited to 15, so make your reservation today by calling (760) 363-7190.

Mark your calendars for National Trails Day Celebration on Saturday, April 2nd.

Visitors are also welcome to visit Big Morongo Canyon Preserve to explore and walk the established trails as individuals or in self-guided groups.

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is located at 11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley CA. For more directions and a map, or to see previews of the trails, please visit our website at

Thank you, Betty Zeller, Preserve Administrator Resident Host Big Morongo Canyon Wildlife Preserve


Greetings MBCAC Members who are interested in displaying their art in YV on April 23!

The Town of Yucca Valley is hosting its third annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 23rd from 9:00 til 3:00 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The event features local conservation and natural resource agency's, local landscapers, master composters, face painting, food, live music, live dance demonstrations, live radio broadcast, and for the first time this year balloon rides!!! The previous years the event has had between 600 and 700 attendees.

From a recommendation of many of the existing vendors and demonstrators we are extending an invitation to you to display your works. We have indoor and outdoor spots available (approximately 20 indoor and 6 outdoor). The booths are free. Advertising will take place on Z107 and the Hi-Desert Publishing papers. Also the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will distribute information at the Palm Springs Thursday night Village Fest.

Please call me direct at the number below if you're interested or email

Our primary sponsors at this time are Thacher & Daughter Realty and Loans and Yucca Valley Chrysler, Ford, Suzuki.

Respectfully, David T. Munro Senior Management Analyst Office of the City Manager Town of Yucca Valley 760.369.6585 ext 230 (direct)

760.369.7207 (switch)


Some of you expressed interest in dancing at the Manhattan Club Show in Riverside. The date has been changed from March 4 to Friday, March 11th. The dancing will be from 7:30 pm to 8 pm. The 10 piece jump swing band, Phat Cat Swinger, will be performing live.

After the band's performance, the show officially begins at 8 pm and includes big band movie clips, a 40's radio show, a sultry vocalist, dancing cigarette girls, stand-up comedian Steven Pearl and myself as M.C. This is a dressy event so all dancers must be dressed up. Formal attire is not necessary. Vintage clothes are a plus.

This event is invitation only so let me know if you want to be included in this show on the 11th. Those of you in the Hi-Desert who need a ride can carpool in my van, but I will be leaving no later than 5 pm.


Christopher Perry



Hi Steve,

A new nonprofit organization, Skys the Limit, is working on a really cool project to build an observatory in Twentynine Palms. They've already purchased the 10-acre site off Utah Trail adjacent to Joshua Tree Nationa Park. They're going before the city Planning Commission with the site plan within the next two months.

The group is holding a fundraiser, the first ever Cactus Flower Festival, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 (Earth Day weekend) at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms.

There will be a multitude of activities, including live music. They're looking for a variety of musical acts to perform at the event (obviously there's no pay involved since it's a fundraiser for the observatory project). They could also use someone to handle the sound, etc.

If anyone is interested, they can contact Jerri Hagman, chairwoman of the Skys the Limit committee, at her business Homestead Inn Bed and Breakfast,

760-367-0030 or her toll free number: 877-367-0030.

For more information, check out the organization's new Web site,

~Kelly O'Sullivan

P.S. Jerri has requested that you put her on your weekly mailing list. Her email is


Hello Everyone,

I just put up a show of new paintings at the Watercanyon Coffee Company and would like to invite you to the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 PM. There will be music by various people and short comedic films by Cranial Dysfunction Productions. The show will run through March, so if you don't get a chance to come to the reception please feel free to stop by any time between now and the end of March.

Thanks, Jasmine Little

ALSO, if you'd interested in playing some music or doing something entertaining at the reception please contact me and I'd love to have you.


To all Morongo Basin/hi-desert musicians, thespians, artists, and creative souls who defy description: Please submit your arts & entertainment-related news (events, milestones, accomplishments, awards, causes, etc.) to The Sun Runner Magazine for inclusion in the bi-monthly magazine, the Sun Runner website ( and our weekly A&E radio spot, 8:30 Friday mornings on KX96-FM. Our website features the most comprehensive, up-to-date arts & entertainment calendar listings for the hi-desert, but we want to make sure everyone is included. The site is updated at least weekly, often twice or three times a week. Many visitors, residents and organizations use The Sun Runner calendar for event planning and coordination. It's been around for 10 years, and it'll be here for decades to come. Also, we are always looking for contributions from local writers, poets, photographers and artists for inclusion in the magazine. Please contact me if you are interested. Please send your announcements and news to me at:, or give me a call for more information at (760) 367-6410. Thank you, Steve Brown Publisher/Executive Editor The Sun Runner Magazine

29 Palms, CA


Hey Stev0, The Youth Club out here in 29 Palms is looking for a musician/band who would be interested in volunteering to perform for their February 25 fundraiser. The spaghetti dinner fundraiser is at Patriotic Hall, Luckie Park, 29 Palms, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Last year Dick Dale performed for the event. If anyone is interested, please call Betty Bender, (760) 367-1604. Thanks, Shanghai


CALL FOR ART at the Cactus Flower Festival!

When: April 23, 2005, 11am to 7pm

Where: Luckie Park, 29 Palms (outside)

Why: Fund raiser for the Observatory to be built in 29 Palms, at the north entrance to the JTNParkl

Sponsored by: Sky's The Limit

Contact: JERRI HAGMAN of the Homestead Inn at 367-0030 if you are an artist interested in selling your art outside at Luckie Park on April 23 as a fund raiser for the Observatory, to be built adjacent to the north entrance of JTNP


(there are a lot of auditions, classes, and performances for theatre and music folks listed in this week's DAN newsletter. To subscribe email


JAMS Comments


From Mark Griffin


The Alice and Albert Benefit Garage Sale has been postponed for a week due to weather. Any donations can be dropped off at the Water Canyon Thursday night. We can use a lot more stuff. Just make sure I can fit into the back of my Ford Explorer and please no old garage boxes with bugs. So far $40 in cash has been raised. Green is always good no matter the size. Thanks to all who have felt inspired to support a wonderful couple who deserve our help.

For more info please give me a call. Mark Griffin


Amateurs built the Ark......Professionals built the Titanic


Steve, I enjoyed hearing Tim's music the other night. Kurt FYI ‹ Theatre 29's latest production, "The Apple Tree," is due to open on Friday, Feb. 25 at the theater on Sullivan Road. Call 367-6563 for ticket information. Kurt


Hello Steve,

Enjoyed talking with you and look forward to trying to make it to the 3rd World. Thanks so much.

Bruce Guynn


"By my count, "Jeff Gannon" is now at least the sixth "journalist" (four of whom have been unmasked so far this year) to have been a propagandist on the payroll of either the Bush administration or a barely arms-length ally like Talon News while simultaneously appearing in print or broadcast forums that purport to be real news"….Frank Rich (see JPSupplement)


"I'm concerned that PBS is so desperate for funding and support from the Republican-dominated Congress that they're willing to sell their legacy," Mr. Chester said. "They could forgo their historic mandate to do cutting-edge programming and replace it with Bush-administration-friendly educational content." …Jeffrey Chester (see JPSupplement)


"Even the Nixon White House didn't do anything this creepy. It's worse than hating the press. It's an attempt to reinvent it." (Maureen Dowd- see JPSupplement)


Hey Stev0:

I suppose I've known for years that it was only a matter of time before outside developers decided it would be a good idea to turn Joshua Tree into Palm Springs North, but the prospect is still apalling.

Do you have any ideas as to practical ways distant lovers of the area could help out? A hell of a lot of people around the world love Joshua Tree as it is, and you might be able to publicize the fight internationally through such media as climbing magazines and outdoors mags such as Outside.



Steve, As I read the opening comments for Feb 15-22 I reflected on how my wife and I enjoy the area and why we moved here in June of 98. However, This is a good time to remind folks about the "condition" of their property. More and more homes look like small wrecking yards. As land owners we should be mindful to keep our property in a "reasonable" condition. To much stuff is accumulating and to many things are in disrepair. The sight of rusting autos, broken fences and general plain sight trash hurts the heart of the desert.


(Amen, bro. Although where I come from, you aren't one of the boys unless you have a couple of abandoned cars in the yard. We considered them planters. The difference, though, is that you can't see more that a few hundred feet because of the trees, so your clutter is yours alone.)


Dear Steve,

The Fourth Ever Wonder Valley Music Festival took place recently on a night of perfect weather, bringing to the stage at the Palms Bar, a unique and unforgettable group of people, the music of Octomutt from San Francisco, Duane Jarvis from Nashville, The Sibleys, Ben Vaughn Desert Classic from LA and Victoria Williams from Joshua Tree.

Octomutt started off the evening. The duo with string bass by Ashley Adams and Guitar by Ted Savarse. Their music propelled by the string bass and understated virtuosic slide guitar. The lyrics sounded vaguely like 'Beat' poetry with a pinch of delta blues.

The Sibleys took the stage to a full room of very enthusiastic musicians and regulars and artists. We got to play some new material that was received well. Laura was interviewed by a couple of reporters. The performance was one of our best ever.

Duane Jarvis played with a large ensemble of very competent players that etched the air with vibrato harmonica and grooving guitar. The whole place had to stand up and dance to this band, they rocked for largely over an hour.

Victoria Williams went on next, her band made up from Vaughn's fabulous band and Clive Wright on guitar. The bands extra skill played off Victoria's extremely fluid and seemingly intuitive delivery, which made it seem that she was almost unaware that she had a band. the music starting and hesitated on her whim and transparent command of the music, the band, the room.

The Ben Vaughn Desert Classic was in fine form " Two Mile Road" which divides Wonder Valley East to West, gathered the respect of the locals and other denizens of the area. His rather large skill became evident in the simplicity and humor of the lyrics like "Growin a Beard" The crowd danced and cheered to the local color of the material he delivered.

The festival ended with the musicians up at the stage exchanging CD's and contact numbers, one had the feeling that an extraordinary night had just taken place in Wonder Valley.

Thom Merrick (Sibley's bass)



We can get the numbers you plan to speak about. We have a plan to get numbers. Below is a brief discussion of this plan.

Farmer Gates & Fannye can show you how to estimate the numbers you need to accomplish your own personal projects. If you wait for your leaders to do it, it will never happen. They are lost in the quest for energy with utter disregard for the much more valuable entropy reduction. When the leaders realize how much richer they can be by using peaceful methods they will demand peace. The numbers will prove it to them. Greed will make them do it.

You will find that numbers must be obtained for ones' health, wealth, and wisdom. They apply to nutritional, medical, computer operation, your daily job, and all needs.

A Plan To Get Numbers by the Landers Search Lab Company

The Landers Search Lab Company plans to correct the serious lack of scientific application of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics in our daily world by the following three pronged attack.

1. Make entropy measurements of all substances including food raw and cooked. (Entropy measurements are presently made for many substances and the methods are well established.)

2. Get entropy change requirements for all tasks such as flying an airplane, running a computer, filing papers, listening to television, having sex, everything including operating our body. (We get energy numbers now for everything including requirements for operating our body. It's called basal metabolism).

3. Determine the human capability to make entropy changes by measuring peoples capability in simple situations where numbers can be obtained. (Jigsaw puzzles and other simple games can be used to get times and amounts for this item.)

With the numbers obtained from the above programs and some "Goot Enchineerink" we can now determine if we are getting enough order to achieve our goals. Otherwise, standby for more chaos...IT'S THE LAW!!!

When we get the numbers and learn to use them to help us make decisions, we may then find that non violence is the only way to go. If the numbers and their rigorous engineering analysis says otherwise then OK let’s have more violence, more death penalty, more guns, more wars, let's get tough. Where are the numbers?


You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-other-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution. Revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. -- Malcom X


In Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here," a conservative southern politician is helped to the presidency by a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. The politician - Buzz Windrip - runs his campaign on family values, the flag, and patriotism. Windrip and the talk show host portray advocates of traditional American democracy - those concerned with individual rights and freedoms - as anti-American. That was 69 years ago. …(see JPSupplement- this is an incredible concise piece sent in by Jen. It is at the end of the JPS Posts, It is the best read of the month!)


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Scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman's sex drive by 90%. It's called a Wedding Cake.

Why is a Laundromat a really bad place for a musician to pick up a woman? Because a woman who can't afford a washing machine will probably never be able to support you.

(contributed by Ramon- who got in a lot of trouble over them)

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