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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 led directly to:                             Rock for No Rock                – A concert to stop the Roblar Rock Quarry  Sunday July 11th, from… Read More »

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 of our world’s natural resources have set off an environmental catastrophe by trying to save pennies on the safety requirements of deep water well drilling. … Read More »

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 to let you know, that I can really shake it down!  Good loving’! Ok, there it is again – I just wandered off into a… Read More »

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 people. In fact, this whole crew never has represented the people — they’ve represented the interests of those who have paid their way in this… Read More »

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 and Don Lind from Golden State sound put on a great sounding show — these guys are the top pros in the North Bay, and… Read More »

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 Boz Skaggs — along with Volker Striffler, the Black Market Blues Band and Bill Ham Lights –  this will be an amazing afternoon and evening… Read More »

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- Elaine has an amazing voice and captivating presence, and she has gathered a stellar band to accompany her -featuring Jonathan Alford on Piano, Pierre Archain… Read More »

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 into focus a lot that I’ve been thinking about lately. Essentially, it’s going to take a total transformation to make a difference in the life… Read More »

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 & tricks of the trade with North Bay Area musicians. However, this particular evening has just been lit on fire and turned into an absolute… Read More »

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, these kids are taking it to the big stage at the Phoenix Theater in downtown Petaluma — the show is an early one (hey this… Read More »