Not in my jurisdiction?

When I first started speaking out and writing about the proposed Roblar Rock Quarry, I was surprised by one of the responses I got.  It still sticks in my mind:  "You have no business talking about something that is not in Cotati's jurisdiction!"  Isn't it funny that a comment designed to shut me up has [...]

By | July 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|25,061 Comments

Are my grass roots showing?

As much as we all try to keep our noses to the grindstone, and try to not pay attention to anything other than what's on T.V., occasionally something comes along that simply blows our minds. For example: the oil disaster in the Gulf is blowing our minds.  For good reason too.  Short sighted corporate exploiters [...]

By | July 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|11,114 Comments

Parallel parking in the 9th dimension

Yes, you've been wondering, "Where the heck did Frank go?"  And I'm the first to admit that spending most of June in alternative realities is no way to build a media empire. How the heck is Face the Music going to rule the world if I keep wandering off?  Well, I'm back, and I'm here [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|19,294 Comments

Your vote = Our future

Our field of candidates for Sonoma County Supervisor falls into two categories: First - there are what I call the exploiters -- these "business as usual" types talk about fiscal responsibility and jobs, as if the old departing supervisors (who are cut from exactly the same cloth) were fiscally irresponsible spendthrifts who didn't represent the [...]

By | May 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|14,365 Comments

magic, tears, and a rockin’ good time

The Taku benefit show last Sunday, the 23rd, was a real work of art.  First, the Spreckels Theater is a really wonderful venue for music -- a really fine sounding room -- comfortable seating for 500 or so -- very intimate feeling and no bad seats. The sound crew, Mike Bendonelli, Mooka from Prairie Sun [...]

By | May 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|21,369 Comments

Taku Celebration Sunday Nite

Tickets for the Taku Sakashta benefit this Sunday, May 23rd, can still be purchased at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center - call the Box Office at 588-3400 (open Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 5:00pm) -- they're $55.00 each. The show features people who play Taku's guitars - Robben Ford, Tuck & Patti, and special guest [...]

By | May 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|14,231 Comments

Don’t miss the boat

You haven't yet bought your tickets to see the fabulous Ms. Elaine Lucia at the Petaluma Arts Center On Saturday May 15th?  What?   By now you must know that I will never steer you wrong about a show - and this show promises to be one of the best ever presented in Petaluma's Art Center- [...]

By | May 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|14,561 Comments

The big picture.

One of my favorite writers is Rob Brezsny, author of "Free Will Astrology" - he's always amusing, eccentric, and pertinent.  Last week, his forecast for Aquarius started with the news that "car pooling, composting and recycling are not going to be enough to rescue our dying ecosystem." How's that for astrology?  Yet, this insight brought [...]

By | May 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|14,033 Comments

SUPERSESSION at Zone Music Wednesday Night!

Wednesday evening, May 12th, at 7:00 PM, Zone Music is hosting a free performance workshop for musicians and music lovers:  "Got Groove?" features guitarist Gary Vogensen, and rhythm section Ben Burliegh on bass and Aaron Haggerty on drums. This is part of Zone's Wednesday Night Live series - in which pro working musicians share tools [...]

By | May 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|13,047 Comments

R&R 101 Tuesday night! “Got Groove?” Wednesday night.

In a few short months, almost 40 kids at Petaluma Junior High have formed 6 bands, have argued about band names, learned to start, play and end songs together while striking rock star poses - and have in general become a credit to the world of Rock & Roll! And after a semester of rehearsals, [...]

By | May 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|12,292 Comments