SF events 7.21 NEW FORMAT
Fri Jul 21
# July 21: National Cage Free Call-In Day
July 21: National Cage Free Call-In Day to Andronico's Market
Andronico's Market, a grocery chain in the San Francisco Bay Area,
claims that it is committed to the highest standards of animal
husbandry and plays an important role in promoting humane business
practices. Yet it still sells eggs from hens confined in battery cages,
despite the recent evidence provided by East Bay Animal Advocates, which
documented abusive conditions at NuCal, an Andronico s brand-name egg
supplier. The undercover footage shows intensive confinement of
chickens inside a series of barren, windowless sheds where thousands of
hens are confined in wire cages so small that they cannot flap their wings.
For more information about Andronico's support of animal abuse, visit
In order to advance the company s so-called commitment to excellence,
EBAA is asking Andronico's to adopt a cage-free egg policy. Call
Andronico's Market at (510) 649-6759 between 9 AM and 5 PM PST this
Friday. Thank you!
# Supervisor Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of James Sanbonmatsu Photography
Friday, July 21, 2006 5:00-8:00 PM Free @ City Hall SF
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening Featuring Photography of
James Sanbonmatsu to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of the Code
Enforcement Outreach Program (CEOP)
James Sanbonmatsu, Code Enforcement Outreach Program Coordinator,
documents the often startlingly unsafe conditions of some rental
units in San Francisco, and illustrates the CEOP's work of ensuring
safe housing in our city through code enforcement.
Many of James' photographs were featured in the Gallery of Social and
Political Art in the City of Boston, a gallery whose mission it is to
showcase concerns about social justice.
Please join Supervisor Mirkarimi in congratulating the City
non-profit agencies comprising the CEOP on their first 10 years of
service to San Francisco's tenants and rental property owners.
When: Friday, July 21, 2006, 5-8 p.m.
Show runs through August 16th, 2006
Where: San Francisco City Hall
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 282
Cost: Free Phone: (415) 554-7630
Office of Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
San Francisco City Hall 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 282
mirkarimistaff @ sfgov.org (415) 554-7630
# Acterra's Family Movie Night Palo Alto
Screening of Ferngully: The Last Rainforest THIS Friday, July 21, 2006 (6:30pm to 8pm)
Grab your kids, their pillow and favorite stuffed animal and join Acterra for a free screening of the terrific animated movie, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, at 3921 East Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto. Originally released in 1992, this G-rated movie boasts beautiful animation, a fun pop-song score and Robin Williams as the voice of a looney, ad-libbing bat. Small snack will be provided. Free to the public.
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 East Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303-4303
Questions? Contact Ellen Wilkinson of the Acterra Environmental Library,650-962-9876 x306 or library @ acterra.org
# The San Francisco Vegetarian Society is pleased to present “The World Peace Diet,” a lecture – presentation by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Date: Friday, July 21, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Institute on Aging
3600 Geary Boulevard
Door: Donations Welcome.
Refreshements & Booksigning following the lecture.
For more information, call 415-273-5481 or http://www.sfvs.org
Dr. Tuttle will be discussing his recently published book The World Peace Diet, the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our meals and our broad range of problems-psychological, social, and spiritual, as well as health and environmental. He offers powerful ways we can all experience healing and peace and contribute to a positive transformation of human consciousness.
Dr. Tuttle has a doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught college courses in humanities, mythology, creativity, religion, and philosophy. He has a broad background in Eastern and Western meditation traditions and has created uplifting healing music on seven CD albums of original piano music. His personal web site is:
# Burning man event w/ photographer Barbara Traub
Friday, July 21 7:00 PM Booksmith 1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 415-863-8688
http:/www.booksmith.com BARBARA TRAUB
talk, slideshow & book signing for Desert to Dream
Friday, July 21st at 7 pm
at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco)
Attended by 20 people on a San Francisco beach in 1986, the "Burning Man" festival has mushroomed into an annual desert pilgrimage for 40,000. Desert to Dream is a pictorial record of the event, from its beginnings as performance art to its explosion into a pop culture happening. Photographer Barbara Traub captures the sacred and profane, from inspired costumes to otherworldly artifacts that defy convention. Barbara Traub will give a talk and slideshow. A booksigning will follow.
Author events are free and are sponsored by The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit www.booksmith.com If you can't attend this event and would like to order a signed copy of the author's new book, please email or phone our store.
# Fun with Video Phones: "The Hookup"
The Makeout Room 3225 22nd St/Mission Friday, July 21st Doors at 7:00 $5
"Fun with Videophones: The Hookup" is a live, interactive, reality show using the marvels of digital video phones to capture the action as it unfolds, and to allow the audience to affect the outcome by choosing what will happen next.
Angry Waiter 4am presents "Fun with Videophones: The Hookup" at the Makeout Room in San Francisco. Doors open at 7pm.
The premise is simple. A contestant is sent out accompanied by a person with a mobile phone with video capacity.
Using the latest cell phone video technology (to capture the action as it unfolds), the contestant will go "on the prowl", trying to pick someone up at bars throughout San Francisco. The crew records the action, then emails it back to the Makeout Room, where the video is displayed. Then the audience votes on what pickup line to use, what approach should be taken or simply what to do next, through a set of three choices. That’s right, the audience "writes the script," prompting our heroes in the field on what they should do and how it should be carried out.
Yes, it’s the first show ever to use phone technology for the purpose of live entertainment! It’s a live interactive dating show! It’s fun with video phones! It’s reality art! It’s a spectacle! It’s embarrassing! It’s ridiculous!
Information about the producers:
Angry Waiter 4am is a multi-media collective who created the enormously popular show Joke-e-oke!
Kurt Bigenho is an artist, curator, and designer, based in the SF Bay Area. More information about his projects and provocations can be found at his personal site, unfinished.com. He is the creator of The Mobile Phone Photo Show (mpps), which was exhibited at RX Gallery earlier this year, and was the first exhibition in the nation to examine the artistic potential of mobile phone photography. A primary on-going project is The Dept. of Shape Research, an organization which is currently hard at work developing many 1000s of completely useless shapes. He is the curator of Multiverse, a monthly art-party at Rx Gallery. He has shown work at New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, four walls, Somarts, the Webbys, Rx Gallery, and the Oakland Museum of Art. He has a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley and consults as a brand, experience, and information strategist.
Harmon Leon is a San Francisco comedian/writer. He’s the author of the award-winning books Republican Like Me: Infiltrating Red States, White Ass, and Blue Suits, and The Harmon Chronicles, as well as a writer for Esquire, Details, Salon, NPR, High Times, Black Book, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Stuff, Maxim, Salon and National Geographic. Harmon has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, and performed solo-comedy shows around the globe, including at The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Recently, Harmon co-starred with OJ Simpson in a hidden camera show called Juiced. Harmon described the experience as "creepy." His other TV credits include Penn&Teller’s Showtime series, the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Blind Date, as well as writing and performing on the BBC.
# Subversive Shorts Festival Friday July 21st, 8:00pm Railroad Tracks at Fair Ave, Santa Cruz
SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to Mission St, L on Fair Ave after Feral Donuts, walk a short way along the RR tracks to the right.
July 21, 2006 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM Venue Information
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Railroad Tracks at Fair Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060
# 2006-07-21 8:30 PM Location: Down The Rabbit Hole
Funky beats for bunny freaks!
Bunnies Unite for Better Beats!
If you're a discerning Bunny jones'in for
something edible to energize your tail so
you can thump it all night long,
Then make ready to get your furry-freak on:
"DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE"
Friday, July 21st, 2006
At Anon Salon's Climate Theater
*** Tasty Beats Brought to You By:
LAIRD (Get Yer Freak On!)
TRACY (Raindance Productions/The Endup)
FRICTION (Yellow No. 5)
ZAPPER HARDWARE Live Set (Ooze System/369 Rekchordz)
DONNA MATRIX (Troubled Youth) ERIC SHARP (Rock It Science)
*** Climate Theater
285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF) Doors Open @ 8:30pm Beats from 9pm-4am
BUNNIES - $15 NON-Bunnies - $20 21+ Bunny-Line (415)238-2244
# Priceless - A Collaborative Campout from False Profit and DownLow July 21-23, 2006
reconstructing your favorite costume (again): $100
mind expansion: $3
energy drinks for the ride home: $14
Dancing your ass off to 25k watts of sound at sunrise one month ahead of
schedule, because a week in the desert isn't enough...
There are some things money CAN buy
For everything else there is False Profit and DownLow.
+++ PRICELESS +++
A Collaborative Campout from False Profit and DownLow
July 21-23, 2006
In a bold move to put MORE money where our mouth is, DownLow and False
Profit, LLC are breaking the bank to bring you PRICELESS, one of the most
highly anticipated campout parties of the 2006 season. We invite you to
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE with both crews working hard to bring you a pristine,
fully equipped remote party site, and a bus full of serious Bass Wranglers.
Get your tickets for just $35 before the price goes up on July 1. Buy them
online or from anyone in the crews.
Adam Ohana (Get Freaky / an-ten-nae.net), Alxndr (DownLow / The Panda
Rejects), audiolux (False Profit), benchun (False Profit), Boreta (Troubled
Youth, Nexus), Danny Corn (Moontribe / Downtemple / Subculture), dj halon
(Fake Science / False Profit), Donna Matrix (Troubled Youth), Dov (Muti
Music / Cyberset), Dr. Toast (False Profit), EPROM (Nexus), Ernie Trevino
(Space Cowboys / The Panda Rejects), JANTSEN (brainfunklabs.com, Colorado),
Jocelyn (Get Freaky), Kapt'n Kirk (Space Cowboys / PandaReject #01), Kemek
(Bedrock / Muti Music / Moving Target / fiberlineaudio.com), Kitty-D
(Troubled Youth / Seedling Escape), Mozaic (Troubled Youth / 13moontribe),
Neptune (Beatchurch / Troubled Youth / spiritech), OOAH (Troubled Youth /
Seedling Escape), Piotron (DownLow), Welder [aka Eskmo] (Eskmo.com /
Performing live: Troubled Youth Mash-up (Boreta vs OOAH vs Kitty-D),
Seedling Escape (OOAH vs Kitty-D), Tycho (Merck, ISO50)
Here's the LOWDOWN: The beautiful campground is tucked into the Feather
River valley in the Sierras in Northern California, 3 hours north of San
Francisco. Features include running water, fire rings, a river for swimming
and tubing, and hiking trails, offering you an opportunity to GO FURTHER and
You can get tickets online from the link above or at Miranda Caroligne's store on 14th and Guererro. If you get them in advance they are $45 but at the gate it's $55, so save yourself some money. Ticket sales close on Wednesday evening, so don't sleep.
DETAILS, DIRECTIONS, SCHEDULE
# Pedal Monster - Mutant Bike Festival July 21-23
BY MAYORAL PROCLAMATION -- no, really, we're not lying, the paperwork's done and Gavin Newsom said so -- THE WEEKEND OF JULY 22-23 HAS BEEN DECLARED "CYCLECIDE WEEKEND" IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!
San Francisco's Heavy Pedal CYCLECIDE BIKE RODEO presents:
July 21nd - Poker Run, meet at Zeitgeist (Valencia and Duboce) @ 7:30pm, leave at 9:00pm SHARP!
July 22, 2-10pm; July 23, 2-8pm - Mission Village Market, 18th and Alabama Streets, San Francisco.
Poker run participation $5, 21 and over. Carnival is all ages; $7-10 sliding scale.
RIDER ASSUMES ALL RISK.
San Francisco's CYCLECIDE BIKE RODEO is, as always, 2 DUM 2 DIE -- and ready to get hitched at City Hall, regardless of handlebar shininess or headtube length. In the wake of their countless tours across the
country, insane and successful hometown shows, myriad television appearances, documentary films, festival headlinings, international fashion magazine modeling spreads (no really), and cultural blah blah and interactivity thus and so on and the "for the Kids" every which way, the Honorable Gavin Newsom and the City of San Francisco do hereby proclaim July 22-23
to be CYCLECIDE WEEKEND.
And in return, Cyclecide is proving its eternal love to the City and to the culture of the bike with a freakish, pedal-and-contraption-centric carnival of stupid and epic proportions. Mutant Bike Clubs from all of the U.S.A. will descend upon San Francisco -- from as far away as Seattle, Reno, and New York -- to carouse and joust and make out with local hotties. The Cyclecide Bike Rodeo will run around like a chicken with its head geeked off. There will be bands, shows, games, and general cacophony, the likes of which San Francycle has rarely seen.
Accept no imitations -- CYCLECIDE REMAINS THE WORLD'S ONLY BIKE RODEO AND PEDAL-POWERED CARNIVAL MIDWAY!
Even the mayor agrees.
POKER RUN. Meet at Zeitgeist @ 7:30pm for registration, leave @ 9:00pm SHARP!
Wherein mutant bicycling fans and feisty cyclists are all invited to throw in $5 to participate in a multi-bar POKER GAME involving DRINKING and BICYCLING.
There will be prizes and very probably some pie-fighting and light pavement-wrestling
PEDAL MONSTER Festival takes over the Mission Village Market. (P.S. the market is slated for destruction soon after that. Bye-bye, lovely Mission weekends searching the flea market for thrifty treasures. Sniff.)
-Cyclecide Rides & Sideshow, with Skits, Mutant Bikes, Rodeo Clowns, and punk rock mariachi band Los Banos
-An Only In San Francisco Circus Midway, with Wrong-Way Bike Games, Ornery Clowns Doing Incredibly Stupid Things, and Hot Utra Gypsy Bellydancers Selling Raffle Tickets for Mutant Bikes and Other Prizes.
-Interclub Tallbike Jousting, as seen on TV and in the 2003 film-festival hit documentary *Too Dumb To Die* -- contestants include Neanderthals from out-of-town bike tribes, Doyle the 2005 World Tallbike Jousting Champion, and Gorgar the Vain and Belligerent Urine-Eating Monster
-Pervitadora Records' Glen Meadmore -- the Hot, Horny, and Born-Again Singing Cowboy
-The Life-Size Mousetrap -- the Rube Goldberg-inspired creation based on the children's board game but instead of a net at the end there's a 2-ton safe that smashes things. With three-a-day performances by sexy mice, cranky blue-collar clowns, and the one-woman-band Esmerelda Strange
-The Disgusting Spectacle -- a Giant Head Sculpture that Picks its Own Nose with an Equally Giant Pointy-Fingered Hand, Powered by a Human-Sized Hamster Wheel
-BMX Ramp Competition and Flatland Expo Presented by First Rule
-Kielbasa, the Accordion-Playing Lunch Lady
-The Slow Poisoner
-The Outlaw Country of Hellbound Glory
-Flower Frankenstein / BikiniKat
-DJs Toph One, jef leopard, Renessa, & Big Daddy
-Emceed by the Reverend David Apocalypse
More acts TBA.
More details at: http://www.cyclecide.com
Sat Jul 22
# Sat, Jul 22, 2006 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
[view] Berkeley Farmers' Market's Annual Peach Tasting
Center St. @ MLK, Jr. Way Berkeley
# Bohemian Grove July 22 camping info & other details
Here is a calendar announcement about the July 22 Bohemian Grove Protest
and information about local camping and other logistical information
appropriate for sharing with others in your activist networks.
Please copy and distribute it widely.
Thanks, for helping spread the word, and I hope to see you in Bohemia!
Don Eichelberger, Green Party of California Green Issues Working Group
CALENDAR EVENT Contact: Don Eichelberger
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2006 415-567-4577
Protest the Ruling Elite- Impeach the Bohemians!
Join Bohemian Grove Action Network, ANSWER Coalition, SF, Green Party of
California, International Indian Treaty Council, United Farm Workers and
many others who will confront the annual summer camp for some of the most
powerful men in the world at Bohemia Grove. Members include many who
prosper from war, and keeping labor costs low by ruling some workers
Join the call: End the War for Oil abroad, Justice for Immigrants at home
and immediately Impeach the President and All his Men, many of whom are
regular grove guests and members.
Saturday, July 22nd, Monte Rio on the Russian River, Sonoma County, CA
1 P.M.- Rally, speakers, music
2 P.M.- March to the Bohemian Grove Gate
4-10 P.M.- Dinner and evening event at Monte Rio Amphitheater (not
confirmed at this writing)
Call 415-821-6545 for ride information from San Francisco.
For general information about Bohemian Grove, go to
http://www.sonomacountyfreepress.com and click on Bohemian Grove, or call
707-874-2248 or 415-567-4577
Camping for Bohemian Grove Convergence 2006
Dear Greens and other friends -
We hope you are planning to attend the July 22 protest and Green
Convergence at Bohemian Grove in Sonoma County. You will help shine
a light on what has been called the greatest men's party on earth; one
made up of many of the men who profit most from oil and the war to get
it. And others who gain vast wealth from cheap labor, keeping it "illegal"
or far off shore. And, of course, their political enablers.
The protest will take place starting at 1 P.M. in the Sonoma County town of
Monte Rio, at the parking lot across from the Rio theater, at the
intersection of Bohemian Highway and Hwy. 116. There will be a short
rally at the parking lot, followed by a march to the Bohemian Grove gate at
2 P.M.. Local organizers are planning a Saturday evening dinner and event
in Monte Rio starting at about 4 P.M. to finish out the day of protest and
This is a summer playground, and we hope you and your family, friends and
allies will come and make a week-end out of it. Below are contacts for a
number of the campgrounds and resorts in the vicinity. We will try to have
a group camp space set aside, but that has not been confirmed as of this
writing, and it should not be depended upon.
Most of these venues are first cone, first served, though it never hurts to
call and see if you can reserve a site:
Austin Creek State Rec, area, 707-865-2391, 17000 Armstrong
Woods Rd., $10, 24 units
Cassini Family Campground, 800-451-8400, 22855 Moscow Rd.,
Duncan's Mills, (near Monte Rio) $22-29, huge, along the Russian
River. Be aware this week end will be a Civil War reenactment at Cassini,
so will be likely crowded with Civil War buffs.
Faerie Ring Campground, 707-869-2746, 16747 Armstrong Woods Rd., $20-25, 30
Fife's Guest Ranch, 800-7FIFES, 16747 River Rd., Guerneville, $25-40, 80
Highlands (Primarily Gay), 707-869-0333, 14000 Woodland Dr., Guerneville,
$20-25, 20 units
Hilton Park Family Campground, 707-887-9206, 10750 River Rd., Forestville,
The Inn at the Willows, 707-869-2824, 15905 River Rd., Guerneville, $20-up
Johnson' s Beach, 707-869-2022, 16241 First St., Guerneville, $10-up, 25
River Bend Resort, 707-887-7662, 11820 River Rd., Guerneville, $23, 45 units
Schoolhouse Canyon Park, 707-869-2311, 12600 River Road, Guerneville,
$25-up, 65 units
# Ayurveda, Vedic Astology and Vedic 'Feng Shui' Workshop with Prashanti
I will be teaching a day long workshop on using Vedic Astrology and Vastu
Shastra (the Mother of Feng Shui) for the purpose of diagnostics and
treatment for one's Health and Healing. To be clear and real, though one
does need years of guided practice to gain real Siddhi, accomplishment, in
these ancient sciences, one needs no prior information or knowledge of
either Ayurveda nor Vedic astrology to reap heaps of rewarding insights from
Class will in Monterey this Saturday, July 22nd, from 9 AM to 6PM. Cost is
$95. I am sorry for the late notice. It is because I am teaching this
class for an Ayurvedic School and just found out that I can also open it to
the public! Please send this post to all your friends in the Santa Cruz
Prashanti de Jager
Here is more detailed information on the 'theory' behind the class. I love
merging these topics as it so shows the underlying mechanism of the Universe
and how what we think are disparate entities are really only seemingly
different and are actually manifestations of one and the same deeper flavor
of energy. What does mars have to do with rashes or the with the SouthEast
direction? Lets find out!
JYOTISHA FOR AYURVEDA
Jyotisha, Vedic Astrology, literally means ‘Lords of the Light’ and is a
study of inner ‘light’ patterns by studying outer ‘light’ according to the
ancient dictum, “As Above, So Below!” What the Vedic people knew long ago,
that we are complex terrains of subtle yet powerful and pervasive light
patterns, modern sciences, unshackled by the limitations of Newtonian
physics, is now confirming. Like an Alex Grey painting illustrates, we
simply are closer to a Fourier transform integrated over a vast realm of
electro-magnetic frequencies than we are to a physical mechanistic hamburger
and it is this depth of knowledge that we can utilize for medicinal
diagnostics. In Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health and healing, we want
to treat the root of the problem, not just the outer symptoms. When a Vedic
Scientist/Doctor is being a detective with an Ayurvedic client whose Vedic
Astrology chart they know they can trace their health patterns back to the
beginning of their life and get an idea of where they are going for the rest
of their life, not just in their romantic relationships or occupation,
questions typically asked of such a Doctor, but also in health as all the
planets and transits depict all aspects of being. For instance both mars and
moon signify different aspects of both mind and the blood. Thus one can see
that perhaps a rash on the arm today is actually a manifestation of anger
caused by an intensely challenged belief systems during a divorce 10 years
ago and thus we can treat the root of the rash by helping them emotionally
digest the reality of the divorce. If a Doctor just treated the rash, or
the blood and liver, they would not have found the real root. Hence Jyotish
is very important for deep diagnostics. Jyotish is an incredible tool to see
that which is adrishti, unseeable, and an indispensable model for many of
the leading Ayurvedic clinicians, like Dr Lad. In this talk we will explore
what each planet and position signify and thus how to read from the chart
the basic natal constitution and transient constitution of a person and also
see what their health strength and/or weakness may be.
VASTU FOR AYURVEDA
We typically think of ‘direction’, as in North or South, as a line aligned
with a certain degree of the compass. But can you imagine the different
‘directions’ as being different flavors of energy, as distinct as ‘hot’ or
‘cold?’ Direction as Energy! And so how we are aligned with these energies
can be crucial, for instance the alignment of your body as you sleep. This
is just the beginning. In Ayurveda we see that there are five bodies that
embody consciousness, including the mind, the prana and the physical body.
Vastu is important to know in Ayurveda as a person’s house is actually like
a sixth body. Thus, to optimize the health of ourselves, we have to
optimize the health of this somewhat more ‘fixed body’ and our relationship
to it. Studying Vastu Shastra, which in a way can be seen as Ayurveda for a
home or structure, has also helped me deepen my understanding and practice
of Ayurveda for the ‘other’ five bodies that we wear.
Hope to see you!
2006-07-22 10:00 PM HEAVEN presents...BREAKALICIOUS!!
That's right yo! You won't see any hairy legs here...
and besides...we miss you! So get on down to Shine this Saturday and be prepared for some Breakalicious beats from our very special guests Dulce VIta & Athena!!
Angels of bAss residents j9, Tamo, & ViaJay in the house bringing you the good viibes you have come to expect!!
@ Shine 1447 Mission @ 9th Sat - July 22nd 10:00 - 2:00 $5
# Sister SF Presents Dragnet - These guys can Rock a Frock
Saturday, July 22, 2006 10:00 PM
Over the last decade, SISTER SF has provided a platform for female DJs to step behind the decks and be viewed as a DJ. no bias. SISTER is not anti-male. Sister is simply pro-female.
Like many things that better with age, Sister SF has given San Francisco a party that year after year, somehow manages to top itself in both humor, entertainment, and music. For Nine years running, we've managed to morph some of the man-ly-ist local DJ boys around into fishnet wearing, skirt bearing blondes. We call this phenomonon
Dragnet: We Like Boys.
So pull your skirt up and get over to Mighty. 8 solid Misters drag-teaming with all the resident Sisters.It's not testosterone that makes a DJ. It's not stilettos that break a DJ. What matters are the skills under the skirt.
Past photos can be seen at: sistersf.com/gallery
Sat. July 22nd
Sister SF presents...
Dragnet: WE LIKE BOYS IX
It's Sister's 9th annual drag party! An SF classic returns with
Sister resident DJs joined by local guy DJs--in drag. Thanks to everyone who voted to select our guest DJs. Nobody can rock a frock quite like...
Amber vs Ethan Miller (Friends & Family)
Audio Angel vs Smoove (Newsbreakz)
Forest Green vs Redstickman (Ambient Mafia)
DJ ICON (Sister NYC) vs Bam (Evil Breaks)
J-Fi vs Scott Carrelli (Satellite/Qool)
Melyss vs Fred Funk (Brass Tax)
Samira vs A:Dubl (Breakthru)
Seraphim Delush vs Trav (Seismic)
The Improbable Orchestra - interactive sound
Get $7 LIMITED early presale tickets at www.mighty119.com
MIGHTY (119 Utah @15th, SF)
10PM-4AM . 21+ valid ID
$7 LIMITED presales (www.mighty119.com)
$10 at the door b4 11PM
Sun Jul 23
# Reminder: 7/23, Berkeley, Farm Sanctuary and BAVeg at Bay to Barkers Dog Walk
Please join Bay Area Vegetarians and Farm Sanctuary for a fun and
educational morning in Berkeley's Cesar Chavez park. We will be at
the Farm Sanctuary booth advocating for the farm animals and a Vegan
See: http://www.farmsanctuary.org and http://www.vegforlife.org In addition we
will be giving Vegan dog biscuits to canine animals and Vegan Vanilla
cookies to two-legged animals. If we have enough volunteers, some of
us will meander through the festivities with
leaflets and goodies.
BaytoBarkers is a fun event for all animals in
Where: Cesar Chavez park at Berkeley Marina
When: Sunday July 23. two shifts for volunteers: 9-11 and 11-1.
Please RSVP to me Doug Brown dougfb @ jps.net
# Burning Bikes Moral Support MechaCraft Clinic!
Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:00 AM
Location: TomCats Hacienda
3716 Market St
Oakland CA 94608 view map
Bring your bike/trike/Kinetic Sculpture to the Burning Bikes Moral Support MechaCraft Clinic for the once over mechanically and the queer eye for the bike guy transformation to Playa Fabulous!
Do you have the crafting skills and materials to share to help others in their transformation? Come on over- we will need you.
Do you have some beat down tools,some sorry looking parts and a sense of how to use them? You should come too and impart your sense.
Starting times are 11am. Feel free to drop in anytime after that until 3ishly.
July 23rd at 3716 Market st, Oakland CA 94608
August 6th at 109 buchanan street, # 1, SF CA
August 20th at 109 buchanan street, # 1, SF CA
Ideally this is how the craft clinics will be handled:
- The first one to assess your bike and make sure it's mechanically functional enough to get by on the playa for a week.
- The second one to start your playa fabulous conveyance.
- The third to finish said conveyance. Or just to drink some beer and tinker with bikes.
I have plenty of tools, lube, a repair stand and *limited* spare parts (seats, pedals, brake cables, grips, etc) to rummage through. Additionally I'll have a few things for sale as a benefit for the Bicycletas y Borrachos camp such as:
- 26x1.5-1.9" Summit Playa Tube $3.00 (26x1.5" only!)
- Kenda comfort bike tires with reflective stripes $5.00
- Random Head and Taillights $5.00
- GlowSpek 9/16" LED pedals $20.00
- Active Tunes MP3 speaker kit- mounts on your bike! $35.00
# Two ways to help animals in San Francisco on Sunday, July 23! Come to
one or both:
Please note: the Advocates Letter-Writing Luncheon goes forward, rain
or shine. The anti-KFC Demo is on in sun, fog or light drizzle, but
canceled in the event of rain.
(1) Join the Veggie Jews' Tsedakah Brigade and the San Francisco
Vegetarian Society and participate in the PETA campaign against
Fried Cruelty (see http://www.Kentuckyfriedcruelty.com You can educate the
public regarding KFC's treatment of chickens by passing out leaflets
1900 Irving Street at the corner of 20th Avenue in San Francisco from
Noon to 1:00 p.m. PETA is providing the literature.
(2) Sponsored by Veggie Jews Tsedakah Brigade and the San Francisco
Advocates' Luncheon: At 1:00 p.m. we'll walk two blocks to Shangri La
vegetarian restaurant (2026 Irving St. at 22nd Ave., 731-2548), a
Kosher-vegan restaurant, where we'll order around 1:15 p.m. This is a
chance to eat tasty, low-cost, Chinese vegan food; to socialize; and
most importantly, to spend a few minutes writing letters to help
relieve the suffering of animals. Suggestions for subjects and
recipients of letters will be available but feel free to bring your
own agenda, as well as your own paper, envelopes, pen and stamps.
For information and to RSVP, write to veggiejews @ cyberonic.com
Posted by Bonnie Knight, San Francisco
http://www.sfvs.org The San Francisco Vegetarian Society:
For health and humanity, promoting vegetarianism since 1968 SFVS is a
non-profit organization that has been working in the Bay Area for
nearly 40 years promoting a vegetarian diet as a healthful and humane
[Veggie Jews is an on-line and real world organization with events in
local communities dedicated to supporting Jewish vegans and
vegetarians and spreading vegan, vegetarian and animal rights values
into the Jewish community. All Veggie Jews' events are open to Jews
of all ages and our non-Jewish friends. We are not a singles or
religious group, although single and observant people are always
welcome. For group information or to join, please go to
And remember: It's only kosher if it's cruelty free.]
To subscribe to this group, send an email to:
Sun, Jul 23, 2006 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
[view] Diamonds are for Africa Forever! Screening of "Touch One! Touch All!"
The Parkway Theater 1834 Park Blvd. Oakland
San Francisco Symphony: Free Outdoor Concert in Dolores Park
Sunday, July 23, 2006 (2:00 PM) Dolores Park
18th Street and Dolores Street (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
San Francisco, California
"Pack a picnic basket and bring your family and friends to Dolores Park (18th and Dolores Streets, San Francisco) for an afternoon of music with the San Francisco Symphony. The fourth annual concert features a spectacular program including works by Bernstein, Falla and Tchaikovsky, culminating in the grandest of grand finales, Tchaikovsky’s monumental 1812 Overture. This year’s event will feature food and beverage vendors, face painting and jugglers for kids, and an opportunity to meet Orchestra members demonstrating their instruments before the concert."
CONDUCTOR AND FEATURED ARTISTS
Alastair Willis, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Event Website: http://www.sfsymphony.org
# Fully Loaded & Electrocelt Present:
the FULLY LOADED Boat Party ~ a high seas adventure
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006
Aboard the Beautiful San Francisco Spirit, San Francisco
Pier 9 (Broadway at Embarcadero)
5pm - 11pm 21+ w/id
$35 limited, presale tickets
On Sale Now at: http://www.snagtickets.com
djs: * 2 floors *
BRETT JOHNSON (Classic / Aesoteric Recordings)
MEI - LWUN (Soulstice / mei-lwun.com)
Sound Vibrations: Know Audio
Lighting Textures: Radiant Atmospheres
PacificSound Crew http://www.pacificsound.net
Have your friends sign up at: http://www.pacificsound.net/contact.html
This email message is for the direct recipients and their friends only!
Monday July 24
Mon, Jul 24, 2006 12:00 pm Pleasant Hill
[view] "Take Us Instead" — Grandmothers and Grandfathers Try to Enlist in the Military
Army, Navy, Military Recruitment Centers
712/714 Contra Costa Blvd. at Golf Club Rd. (Across from Sun Valley Mall)
# Earthquake Preparation: Bernal NERT Meeting July 24, 7p
Monday, July 24, 2006 7:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Seismic Retrofit Basics next Monday!
The Bernal NERT group would like to announce a guest speaker next week addressing "Seismic Retrofit Basics". This is a good opportunity to learn how to assess your building's earthquake risk, simple ways to strengthen your home for the big one, as well as to understand the permitting process from a senior building inspector from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection. Learn how to take preventative action to protect your home against major earthquakes!
Monday, July 24th, 2006; 7 - 8:30p
The Precita Valley Community; 534 Precita, between Alabama and Florida
The Bernal NERTs will be covering Bernal NERT topics from 7 to 7:45p, The presentation on Seismic Retrofit Basics begins at 7:45p.
You! Stop by to meet your neighbors, keep up to date, and gather new information and skills. We promise to keep you engaged. We plan to limit these meetings to an hour except when there are is a special presentation.
The Bernal NERTs, as well as the SFFD NERT Coordinator is updating the NERT database. Join the Bernal NERT Yahoo Group, it is the best way to keep informed of Bernal NERT activities.
But the simpler, less invasive way to join yahoogroups is
DAY OUT OF TIME-JULY 25 , HIPPY HILL- G.GATE PARK HIGH NOON
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Date & Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 more on this date
Day out of time in S.F. Goldendate Park-Hippy Hill- High noon- There will be a small bio-desiel sound system with some Mc's and Dj's- feel free to come drop your style-Blessed beets
Bring your self and Mysteryschool supplies
pen/paper notebook musical intruments
Snacks, drinks, blanket,
an openness to recieve and share 13:20 download
This will be an interactive setting, if you so choose
This day out time wil be led by some of your local
Galactic Council Members-
Bring your questions & answers
# July 11th & 25th, August 22nd (out of town August 8th)
Dream Dance: a sacred ritual healing dance workshop
Spiritual Technologies invite you to join us for an intimate ceremony
designed to promote deep healing through the use of intention, a blindfold,
and breathing techniques that induce a state of trance and transformation.
Doors open 7pm, closed ritual 7:30-9:30
2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly ($7-$12 sliding scale)
De Moolam: 848 Divisidero, SF
(Note: bi-monthly availability likely to change in the fall…please come
dance while we have the chance!!!)
# SUMMER UNCONDITIONAL DANCE WEEK
presented to you by The Friends of Unconditional Dance.
Similar to the sparkly vibe that the same crew offers
in the winter, the summer event is great (really
great) food, juicy people, great DJs and all the water
you could float in and music you could move to!
At: Harbin Hot Springs From July 25 to July 31, 2006
Featuring: Live Music: Shabaz feat. Ali Khan, Riffat Sultana, Richard Micohs
Didgeridoo maestro Stephen Kent
DJs: DJ Dragonfly,DJ Omer, DJ Zack Darling, DJ Amar
Sukhawat Ali Khan: Indian classical ragas
Heather Christensen: 5 Rhythms
Mika Scott: Drum classes and circles
Shaari Kami: Movement Meditation
Omer Nizri: A Mystical Journey through Music and
Osher Levi: Didgeridoo
Inika Spence: Aquatic Contact Improv
Samantha Beers: Dharma Dance
Roberto Riobos: Tango
The festival will include six days of morning
meditations, rituals, art, performances, daytime dance
classes, and evening dances. All of the meals are
catered with organic food. Indoor and outdoor camping
is included. Participants have full access to Harbin
facilities, including the pools and yoga.
To register or get more information Contact Regina at
707-987-9592 or http://www.FriendsOfUnconditionalDance.org
Wed Jul 26
# I think it's really important we support our wildlife animals too, so I request people Support the "Natural Areas Plan" at this local Rec & Park meeting next week, as people concerned for animals.
On July 26th at 8:30 am in City Hall, room 416, the Recreation and Park Commission will hold a hearing on a bold and progressive plan to preserve San Francisco's Significant Natural Resource Areas.
During the public comment, which won't be till 9am at the earliest, you merely need to stand in line and say something like:
"My name is _____. I live in _____, and I strongly encourage you to adopt the Natural Area Plan without delay. Many endangered species rely on this critical habitat and as a bay area resident, it's our duty to preserve it and the species that live there."
A little about the plan: Dogs and their companion humans will be allowed in every acre of the Natural Areas Program, no feral cats will be harmed and the Program will plant over 4,000 trees over the next 20 years, a net increase in trees. The trees planted will be fire resistant, indigenous species.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, E-MAIL email@example.com, Commission Liaison to tell her to forward your "Support of the Natural Areas Plan" e-mail to the Commission for consideration.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLAN, E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email to:
# Free Eco Film Night: Green Building Smorgasbord (Greenbrae / Marin)
Sustainable Building is green-hot! Watch a sampling of green building practices that can be used in commercial building projects at no additional cost over standard design. For everyday home and garden, learn about composting, organic gardening, eco cleaning agents, and various types of building design and construction, from straw bale, adobe, FSB lumber and recycled or salvaged materials. Want to get hands on? Discover straw bale building volunteer opportunities. Get technical, get hands on, get creative, and save resources!
Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability (23 min)
We will showcase the sustainable building practices of Barrs & Genauer construction (home building and remodeling) and Norm Thompson (retail cataloger).
BUILDING ONE HOUSE (5 min)
A PSA narrated by Robert Redford about the Red Feather Development Group who educates and empowers American Indian nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within reservation communities. They teach affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction, organizes volunteers and builds desperately needed homes.
GOINGGREEN: Every Home an Eco-Home (25 min)
Using humor and down-to-earth examples, GOINGGREEN tours the original Eco-Home" with a group of middle-school kids, who discover some simple, inexpensive ways to become more earth-friendly at home. GOINGGREEN shows us how we can live earth-friendly lives on a limited budget, even in the middle of a city.
BUILDING WITH AWARENESS: the construction of a hybrid home (16 min)
Learn how to use straw bale walls for insulation, interior adobe walls for thermal mass, earth plasters, 100% electrical generation by sunlight, and passive solar heating and cooling plus rainwater collection. The overview highlights the design process and materials used in the construction of an esthetically pleasing and natural resource efficient home.
About Green Planet Films:
Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental DVDs from around the globe. We seek to preserve and protect our planet by collecting and distributing documentaries from our web-based library which can be used to educate the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.
July 26, 2006 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Marin Outdoor Living 2100 Redwood Highway Greenbrae, CA 94904
Additional Event Information 415-383-0484
# Rail Against Privatization
Wednesday, July 26 7:00 pm
$5 donations are accepted
FOUR SHORT FILMS
Presented by Steve Zeltzer
BREYANI AND COUNCILLOR
This film from South Africa shows the struggle for decent housing and
jobs in a township in Durban. The residents begin to struggle for
justice and are met with repression.
RAIL AGAINST PRIVATIZATION
This film tells the story of the effort to fight the privatization of
British Rail which was carried out under former Prime Minister
Thatcher and now continued by the "New Labor" Prime Minister Tony Blair.
HECTOR GIRADO, A COLOMBIAN STORY
Dozens of Colombian trade unionists, in order to escape death
sentences, were forced to come to the U.S. This film by Julie
Rosenberg tells the story of Hector Girado and his visit to the U.S.
LAND OF THE FREE
This film by Peter Burton explores the view of the class struggle in
the U.S. from a Scottish perspective.
Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our
Humanist Coffee House
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
click on the link "Directions" on our website
lvpsf @ igc.org 415-642-8066
Thu Jul 27
# FREE Intro | Evolutionary Health and Well Being | Thursday July 27th
What: Evolutionary Health and Well Being™
A Brief Introduction
When: THURSDAY Thursday July 27th 7:00pm to 9:30pm [RSVP Required]
Where: The Arete Center for Excellence in SF
•I virtually eliminated HIV from my system in a few months without meds!
•To dissolve beliefs about what is and is not possible within your body
•Bring evolutionary awareness to health and well being
+Body: nutrition and fitness
+Mind: How specifically to harness the power of the mind
for your healing and how to clear out significant negative
•Which non-deity, non sectarian, spiritual practices I used
•Apply to the same technology to any illness or limitation in your thinking
•Find out about the Evolutionary Health and Well Being™ workshop in
All in one brief evening!
What if "incurable" diseases were curable? What if there were a mental
technology and a integral approach that could unlock that possibility? It is
one thing to believe in the power of the mind...it is another to have the
key and be able to cut copies to give away for access, and to be a living,
breathing example of it with access to the specifics, diligently recorded
over my 5 month journey to heal myself. And heal myself I did.
Think this is impossible? Think again.
Full Details are here:
Jason D. McClain | Evolutionary Guide™ | I.D.E.A. | 415/261.2867
http://evolutionaryawareness.com | liberate @ evolutionaryawareness.com
view this listing on http://tribe.net here:
# Barbara Traub Desert to Dream: A Decade of Burning Man Photography
Thursday, July 27 7:30
Burning Man has become an annual pilgrimage for a generation of artists who head to the dry, desert flats of Nevada's Black Rock Desert during the last days of summer. In this book, photographer Barbara Traub captures the sacred and profane of a decade of Burning Man celebrations, through photos of otherworldly artifacts, structures, and costumes that defy description. Larry Harvey, the founder and director of Burning Man, and editor Tracy Swedlow will also be present.
888 Valencia St @ 20th in San Francisco. 415-282-9246.
For a complete listing of events visit us online at
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
July 27, 2006 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415-282-9246
Fri July 28
# San Francisco Peak Oil Hearing July 28
SFhearings @ sfbayoil.org
Bay Area activists and concerned citizens are encouraged to mark Friday, July 28, on their calendars. On that afternoon at City Hall in San Francisco, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) will be holding the first in a series of hearings on Peak Oil, focusing on its potential ramifications for San Francisco (and the Bay Area), how city government is equipped, or more correctly "not equipped," to deal with an energy famine, and what the local government might do to mitigate the catastrophe Peak Oil will bring to our local economy, infrastructure, and personal lives. This hearing will provide an opportunity for education of the local population regarding an issue with which so many are completely unfamiliar, despite its urgency.
On April 11, 2006, San Francisco made history. By a vote of 10-0 by the Board of Supervisors, our local "City Council," it became the first major American city to pass a resolution acknowledging the Peak Oil phenomenon. This action was taken after a group of local citizens from a grassroots organization, San Francisco Oil Awareness, contacted and met with their representatives, voicing their concerns about the city's future. The resolution, sponsored by Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi, Jake McGoldrick, Sophie Maxwell, and Chris Daly, called for Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors to acknowledge Peak Oil and to provide funding for an assessment which would determine the effects of petroleum depletion upon our way of life.
This proposed assessment is a major undertaking, and the suggestions such a study would determine necessary to mitigate effects from Peak Oil could not realistically be tackled in the political realm without a mandate of the citizenry of San Francisco. Unfortunately, even in progressive San Francisco, a majority of our population do not know about nor understand what Peak Oil is, as major media are almost always silent about the topic, or when discussing it they are rife with misinformation. But our region is special in its history of activism and consciousness, and by harnessing these historical assets, San Francisco is poised to seize this moment and avoid the worst case scenario that could befall us as petroleum-based fossil fuel energy becomes increasingly difficult to extract from the earth and prohibitively expensive to acquire. San Francisco must take this occasion to begin to "power down."
With your help, July 28 could provide the needed impetus to educate the citizenry of San Francisco and the Bay Area about these potential disruptions. On that afternoon at 1:30, a press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall in conjunction with San Francisco Oil Awareness and other concerned organizations, and it will be very important to have a large turnout of concerned citizens attending the press conference as well as the hearing on Peak Oil that will commence in City Hall at 2:00 p.m. that day. Please make an effort to attend these important events, and please encourage your friends to learn about Peak Oil and join you in voicing concerns on July 28. It is not hyperbole that our collective lives may depend upon it.
The hearing on July 28, as presently envisioned, will include an introductory message about Peak Oil, a presentation by author, lecturer, and professor Richard Heinberg of New College in Santa Rosa, presentations by the department of the environment, and a discussion about municipal response from Dave Room of Energy Preparedness. There will be additional input encouraged from the general public, which is limited to 3 minutes per person.
Please attend the press conference and hearing that day, and encourage other concerned citizens, as well as your friends and associates, to join you.
San Francisco Oil Awareness:
San Francisco Oil Awareness Request for Study:
The San Francisco Resolution, as passed by the Board of Supervisors:
Interview with members Dennis Brumm, David Fridley, Allyse Heartwell, and Jennifer Bresee of San Francisco Oil Awareness, regarding the San Francisco Peak Oil resolution (an additional interview with Sue Vaughan of the San Francisco Green Party):
# Critical Mass - Friday 7/28 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music...
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections. BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.
# July 28 - 30 Join the Summit for Salmon Fundraiser - Climb Mt. Rainier!
# GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 29th.
# Green-Soulfest July 29 Park at deFremery Recreation Center
1651 Adeline St., Oakland, California
Come to Green-Soulfest 06 and have an eco- adventure at deFremery Park in
the Eco-West. Take a journey to Africa, Ethiopia, India, the rainforest and
beyond at our eco-themed villages. Receive free massages and ancient
healing, learn eco-building, build your eco-finances, learn how to prevent
disease, have fun in our eco-children's area, discover live food nutrition,
sample delicious living foods, learn how to save your environment and enjoy
great music from around the world.
Vendor booths and sponsorships are available
510-228-8738 healthythrunature yahoo com
Sponsored by: * Healthy Thru Nature Institute * Living Nutrition * San
Francisco Vegetarian Society * Bay Valley * Sacred Grove * Attitudinal
# Sat, Jul 29, 2006 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
[view] Slow Food Film Festival,
California College of the Arts 450 Irwin St SF (8th St @ 16th St.)
# ANON SALON: Saturday, July 29 SOMA ROSE rEAL BEAUTY PAGEANT
The most beautiful tattoo, hairdo, hat, costume, face-painting, karaoke song & more!
# ANON SALON
invites you to be a part of the first
SOMA ROSE real
Prizes for the most beautiful tattoo, hairdo,
eyes, costume, karaoke song & more!
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006
@ ANON GALLERY
285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF)
10pm UNTIL LATE!
$10 b4 10:30
$15 - Miss Terious
$20 - Miss Aligned
~ SLY (Sub Dub Luv)
~ ALXNDR (Troubled Panda, Downlow)
~ ROB RAYLE (Koinonea Hero)
~ NAZ (In House Records)
~ J-BIRD (Pacific Sound/Sunset)
ReAL FINE TIME
~ ANCIENT FUTURE
(Live Arabic Trance Grooves)
~ KRADDY (Muti, Refiner )
~ HALON & TOAST (False-Profit)
~ PROJECT CHUPACABRA
~ DANIEL FURON (Gorgeous Fauxteaux)
~ PHANTOMEYE (Foto Beauty Full)
~ JOIN THE PROFUSION OF PAGEANTS!
BE A JUDGE! BE A CONTESTANT!
Most beautiful tattoo, hairdo, karaoke song,
costume, hat, eyes, couple, dancer &piercing!
~ RAISE YOUR OWN ROSE/ Beloved/ Fatima
~ Add to the BEAUTY WALL of X-presSSion
~ RADIA / MagicGrow Video
& CELeBraTING THE BLUshING BEaUTYoF ThE AnON HoUse PLAYeRZ
~ Light Toyem/MICHAEL'S LIGHT TOYS
~ Classy Airbrushed Booty Parlor/ CLAY CHOLLAR
~ Rose of Dawn: OCEANA
~ Pink RoseMerry: DEE DEE RUSSELL
~ KARAOKE ROSEHIPS
~ LIGHTN' WIRE
~ ROSE N' ROOF GARDEN
AMBIOTICA.1/ A quasi-ambient lounge...
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006
8:30 pm - 2 am
On Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th Anon Salon celebrates 15 years of pARTy production. (before that, was Club Anon, GlasHaus and Cobra Lounge...)
Saturday will be our regular and always un-usual party-themed event - this month, The Soma Rose Beauty Pageant - <http://www.anonsalon.com/july06>
Friday, we will introduce a new bi-monthly event called "AMBITOICA!" - a quasi-ambient cocktail lounge, launched with great success at this year's Harmony Festival. We would love to have you join us for its maiden voyage, as we move to raise a new private club where new social adventures can unfold and more softly spoken insights can be shared, in a more sophisticated lounge environment. Semi-formal attire is requested, men in jackets with fanciful ties, and women in gowns and sexy shoes. This is a chance to dress to the tens and groove in martini-time.
Join us for this eclectic mix of visionary voices and creative connections that will allow us to integrate playfully without the usual soundtrack of thumping dance music.
There will be stimulating art and music to interact with, and we welcome your suggestions at all times. The event will start at 8:30, after dinner and end about 2am, and we are asking $20 per person with no guest list (since we would all be on it!), but which will include well drinks, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment for the evening.
Our first night will feature the art of... and the jazz-tastic stylings of Luna Groove's electronica shaman, ALEX THEORY LIVE, a sophisticated blend of rare groove jazz & electronic breakbeats intertwined with acoustic upright bass, saxophone, sultry vocals, and spoken word poetics.
Also on board, an earth-toned didgeridoo journey by our friend TRAVIS. MixMaestros MICHAEL GOSNEY and KASHIA will create AMBIOSIS, a tag team musical web of dreams. There will be a life drawing class with graphmaster, MICHAEL KNOWLTON (materials included), plus game areas, think tanks and diverse amusements.
The photo-collage CD series of DANIEL FURON (Gorgeous Fauxteaux) and FOTOZ BEAUTY FULL by PHANTOMEYE will occupy 2 out of 3 galleries, the 3rd becoming the on going Master Peace painting communally created.
Each event will also afford the opportunity to join conversations topics, suggested by you! Many folks seem to have much to say about "An Inconvenient Truth, and how it helps focus responsibility for the healing of our planetary home.
# 07/30-DORE "Up Your" ALLEY FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com
# Aug 7-13 SRL in San Jose:
http://srl.org Survival Research Labs
If you like BIG remote control machines that burn, explode, devour and destroy...
Local SRL show is coming to San Jose
# August 10th through 14
July 2006 is the month to Bring the War Home to cities across the
nation with Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to shut down all metropolitan
areas. Then organizers from around the world will converge on DC August
10th through the 14th to confront the true war machine.
SHUT DOWN DC: August 10th through 14th, 2006. There will be massive
decentralized direct action against all government and corporate
The vast majority of government and corporate war profiteers are based
in DC, and its time they experience war first hand. Let's bring the war to
their homes, their offices, their parties and everywhere else they go.
As long as there is a war abroad, we must also have a war at home. With
the Iran war looming, the Iraq war lingering, and dozens of other wars
raging, it is long past time to bring the war home.
With thousands expected to descend on our fair city, mass housing, free
vegan food, and a convergence space will all be available. Mark your
calendars, tell your friends, plan to come to DC August 10th through
More information and details will be coming, and our website should be
up soon. Keep checking back for more details. In the meantime email
bringthewarhome06 @ hotmail.com
# San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
San Francisco Bay Area, California 94103
The seventh annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 10th to Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at SomArts Cultural Center located at 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. We are planning a full festival this year with electroacoustic composers, sound installation artists, and interdisciplinary performance.
# SRL August 11 in San Jose
Anyone heard of Survival Research Labratories? These guys are a
hoot, and they are coming to town!
If you've ever seen Seamen at BM, SRL is the authentic article.
These guys regularly get kicked out of town the night before the
event by the fire marshals. Of course, that's not going to happen on
the 11th, but the show will not be something to be missed. All the
drama of a war zone with the choreography of Cirque Du Soleil. But
bring your earplugs! A gas mask isn't a bad idea to pack if you have
one handy, but it's unlikely you would need it these days.
The last show I saw of theirs was legend, out on pier 70 in SF about
a decade ago. -Brian
More information at http://www.boingboing.net/2006/06/28/
survival_research_la.html, tickets available at
# Amazing Healing Retreat--Orgasmic Organics--Aug 11-13
Here is a fantastic healing retreat being put on by an inspiring
chef and friend, Shobhan, at Frogwood Lodge http://www.frogwood.org in
Relaxing guided meditations, raw and vegan chef-prepared meals, live
music, 3 yoga sessions (with...you guessed it! me...Sumati) and a
DJ'd dance jam. Not to mention hottub, nature walks. Massage.
Check out the event website for a menu and many other details:
3 RE-FASHION Costume Change & Exchange (SF Bay Area)
Saturday, August 12 12:00 PM Humanist Hall 411 28th Street
Oakland, CA between Broadway and Telegraph
# SF Drag King Contest Thu Aug 17 8:00pm - 3:00am $15. - $35.
DNA Lounge 375 11th St @ Harrison http://www.dnalounge.com/
lureadthis @ sbcglobal.net 415-282-5378 http://sfdragkingcontest.com
# PROTEST THE CRUELEST SHOW ON EARTH!
BAY AREA CIRCUS PROTESTS
JOIN PROTESTS AGAINST THE CRUELEST SHOW ON EARTH
SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
SIGNS, BANNERS AND LEAFLETS PROVIDED
INFAMOUS CIRCUS KILLING SPREE CONTINUES
Ringling Kills 4 Baby Elephants In 8 Years
Bertha dead at a few months of age.
September 2005: Ringling did not announce Bertha's birth or death.
Riccardo dead at 8 months of age.
August 4, 2004: Ringling claims he fell off a 19-inch-high-round platform. After making Riccardo suffer all night with two broken legs, Ringling took him to a hospital the next morning where x-rays revealed "severe and irreparable fractures." Riccardo was killed that day.
Benjamin dead at 4 years of age.
1999: Drowned in a pond while attempting to avoid "trainer" Pat Harned, who witnesses said "poked" Benjamin with an ankus. A USDA investigator concluded that seeing and/or being "touched" or "poked" by Harned with an ankus caused physical harm and lead to Benjamin's death. This incident was videotaped but Ringling requested the USDA not release it to the public.
Kenny dead at 3 years of age.
1998: Ringling elephant "trainers" Gunther Gebel-Williams and Mark Gebel, against veterinarian orders, forced Kenny, who was bleeding from his rectum, to perform. Kenny died later that day after passing a large amount of blood from his rectum.
Ringling routinely uses ropes and chains to separate 18-month-old-baby elephants from their mothers. USDA told Ringling that this practice violates Federal law; Ringling defended it calling it "industry standard."
In the wild female elephants never leave their mothers; males leave at about age 13-15 years.
Chained Most of Their Lives
Elephants in the wild can roam up to 50 miles a day. Ringling keeps elephants chained by 1 front and 1 back leg for most of their lives; the rest of the time they are confined in small barren pens in parking lots.
OAKLAND COLISEUM ARENA
Meet inside by arena entrance.
Thursday 08/17 6pm
Friday 08/18 1:15pm & 6pm
Saturday 08/19 1:15pm & 6pm
SAN JOSE ARENA
Meet at Santa Clara St. & Autumn by arena entrances.
Wednesday 08/23 6pm
Thursday 08/24 6pm
Friday 08/25 5:15pm
Saturday 08/26 1:15pm & 6pm
Sunday 08/27 1:15pm & 6pm
TIMES ARE FOR PROTESTS DURING SHOWS, NOT SHOW TIMES
CONTACT (SPANISH/ENGLISH): ALFREDO KUBA 650 965-8705
"As long as there are slaughter houses, there will be battlefields" Leo Tolstoy
# Aug 19 Nonprofit Boot Camp, CraigsList Foundation UC Berkeley
# Bandwidth Shindig August 18 - 20, 2006 (4:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Apple Store One Stockton, SF, California 94108
Music Panels! Performances! The Bandwidth Shindig is all about music and technology. F-R-E-E.
Saturday, August 19
The Apple Store, downtown San Francisco
Noon: Biggestbandintheworld.com - Your Band's Website
1:00 pm: Digital Love: Ways to get your Band Digitally Noticed
2:00 pm: Be Your Own Entertainment Mogul
3:00 pm: Recording In The Digital Age
Sunday, August 20
The Apple Store, downtown San Francisco
Noon: Podcasting SuperStar! - How to become a podcaster
1:00 Promoting your Band
2:00 pm: Download on Download: Music Online and Getting It Heard
3:00 pm: Get On The Bus: Setting Up A Tour Using The Web
# Dolphin Adventure Trips Aug. 19-26, 2006
Aug. 26- Sept. 2, 2006 http://www.dolphinpress.com
# Swim with Dolphins Adventure Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2006
http://www.dolphinpress.com and click on Dolphin Trip! Enjoy!
# Aug 28 - Sep 4 2006 http://burningman.com fun in the desert
goto Reno, turn North... 100 miles North of Reno is the Black Rock Desert
http://bmscreensavers.com Download screensavers for ideas of costumes, artcars, projects...
This year's street names will be:
Esplanade Anxious Brave Chance Destiny Eager Fate Guess Hope
Burningman from space:
# Free History Tour of Dogpatch & Potrero Point
Sunday, September 3, 2006 (11:00 AM)
18th St. & Tennessee St. San Francisco, California
WHERE: starts at 18th and Tennessee
DETAILS: Designated as a San Francisco Historic District, this colorful neighborhood has important ties to many of the city's past commercial industries. From its historic working class cottages and industrial age relics to the current proliferation of ultra-modern lofts, we'll explore the past and present of this suprising, eclectic neighborhood in transition in this 2 hour walking tour. A $5 donation to SF City Guides (non-profit) is suggested, but optional.
# September 8 - 21 Announcing Camp Democracy
Announcing Camp Democracy
Cindy Sheehan to Move Camp to National Mall
Cindy Sheehan and activists in the growing peace movement plan to
move Camp Casey to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., September
8 - 21. The camp on the Mall will carry the name Camp Democracy at
Fort Fed Up. Organizers intend the camp to bring together peace
activists with activists for social justice, united in demanding a
shift of public resources from war to the needs of people.
Participants will lobby Congress to end all funding of the
occupation of Iraq, and will demand that Congress hold the Bush
Administration accountable for the falsehoods that launched the war
and the abuses of power here at home that have accompanied it. Camp
Democracy is launching an outreach effort to include organizations
in the planning of the camp's activities, which are all in the
initial stages. Organizations already on board are listed on the
Participating organizations and guest experts and celebrities will
provide workshops and training sessions on a wide range of issues,
as well as on communications, voter registration, nonviolent civil
disobedience, lobbying, organizing, media production, and
performance arts. Congress Members and congressional candidates will
take part. Local elected officials will instruct attendees on
participation in local government. Musicians will perform concerts.
New films will be shown on a large screen. Participants will acquire
useful skills while demanding fundamental change.
Individuals can sign up and plan to come:
And volunteer to help:
Organizations, large and small, can sign up to participate:
Organizations, trainers, speakers, educators, and performers should
propose activities that they believe would benefit thousands of
citizens who want to work for change:
Internet activists, and anyone with a blog or a website, can help by
posting this information and link to the website using this link:
A camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law.
Camp Casey will move from Crawford, Texas, to Washington, D.C., to
create a larger camp focused not only on ending the war but also on
righting injustices here at home and on holding accountable the Bush
Administration and Congress. Tents will provide activist activities,
trainings, workshops, and entertainment on these themes: War/ Peace/
Nonviolence | The Constitution/ Accountability/ Censure/ Impeachment
| Poverty/ Katrina/ Immigration/ Labor | Environment/ Health Care/
# SEP 9 Power to the Peaceful Concert Free concert in Golden Gate Park Michael Franti
# Sokano Avenue Stroll “Send In The Clowns” Sunday, September 10, 2006
Non-profit Information &/or Fundraising (New- Both Categories merged)
You may raise money by donation, raffles, memberships and/or materials donated to you.
You may sell or give away promotional materials about your organization.
Keep literature distribution and clipboard activity behind your table.
It you are hosting a game booth, no cash prizes or live animals are allowed. Small toys, balloons and other prizes are acceptable. We encourage you to have game booths rather than sell products. Call us for great booth ideas!
entry fee for a booth to be submitted Aug. 1
# 9/11 CITIZENS Court in Wash DC on September 11 - 18
This is from a founder of Veterans for 9/11 Truth http://www.V911T.org
This Sept 11, 2006 a new era will dawn on America. On that day the
people will convene and move through the legal recourse needed to
redress the government. At no other time in our nations history has so
important a moment drawn near. As the war of lies passes the $500
Billion debt mark and 3000 US dead along with 100,000's in the nation
we "saved", as freedom and liberty has been sold out to a federal
police force, as all Americans have been affected by corporate and
limited liability governments and municipal codes, time has come for
# Earthdance 2006 Laytonville, CA - USA
Fri - Sun September 15-16-17
3 day Camp Out Celebration for World Peace and Unity, set amidst a beautiful old growth oak forest, featuring 5 Stages of Entertainment uniting Jamband, World, Conscious Lyricism, Electronica, Reggae and Folk. Also featuring Global Artisans Market, Late Night Cinema, Healing Village, Kidlandia, Speakers Forum, Activist Alley, Workshops, All Night Music Cafés and much more...
2006 Artists Include:
Ani DiFranco India.Arie Ozomatli Blackalicious Tea Leaf Green Mad Professor
DJ Logic John Trudell Kid Beyond Kan'Nal
FULL LINE-UP http://www.earthdance.org/sf/artists.html
# 09/16/2006 - 8pm - ALL AGES Wisdom
live at Earthdance International Festival - Laytonville
# SAVE THE DATE
ForestEthics invites you to join us on September 20, 2006, for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Auction at supperclub in San Francisco, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.
Sip exquisite wines and micro-brews. Savor gourmet hours d'oeuvres. Save Endangered Forests by bidding on rare wines, relaxing getaways, and a wide array of other auction items.
Admission is $50.00. More information to follow. Visit
http://www.forestethics.org for updates on this event, or contact
Jessica @ forestethics.org or at 415-863-4563 x312.
# 09/23-SF LOVE PARADE http://www.LoveParadeSF.org
Civic Center Plaza Polk St. and Grove St
# San Francisco LoveFest: A Dance Music Parade and Festival
Together we will once again rock the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, September 23rd!
Once again 30+ floats of every genre of beat will wind it's way down Market St., park and continue the party at the Civic Center Plaza, and continue into the night in parties throughout the city, including the official San Francisco LoveFest after party at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium presented by Skills and Spundae. http://www.LoveParadeSF.org
09/24-FOLSOM STREET FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com
# Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Inspiring Masculine Presence -- Unleashing Feminine Fire
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Masculine_Feminine Scott 510-836-2041
# Sep 30 – Oct 1 World Vegetarian Day Celebration
Come to San Francisco, the beautiful city by the Bay, for the 7th
Annual Award Winning World Vegetarian Day Celebration
International Vegan Cuisine
Healthy Food Demos
Organic Athlete Conference
Eco-Ville and Eco-Fashion
Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 1, 10 – 6 p.m.
San Francisco County Fair Building
Lincoln & 9th Avenue in Golden Gate Park $5 donation
# World Farm Animals Day, 10/1 http://BayAreaVeg.org
http://sfvs.org http://sfveeg.org http://farm.org http://pcrm.org
http://idausa.org http://earthsave.org http://vivausa.org http://nocompromise.org
# 10/01-CASTRO STREET FAIR http://www.CastroStreetFair.org
# 10/13-15-FLEET WEEK http://www.FleetWeek.us
# 10/11-NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
# Oct 14/15 http://greenfestivals.org Washington, D.C.
# 10/24-SF GAY & LESBIAN WORLD TRAVEL EXPO
# Nov 11/12 http://greenfestivals.org 8th and Brannan/ councourse exhibition ctr. SF
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.
Learn: Attend lectures and workshops by thought leaders, business visionaries and community activists shaping the green movement.
Network: Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations who are committed to the possibility of a better world. See Network.Get Involved! Learn about organizations effecting positive and sustainable change in our region, our country, and the around the planet.
Socialize: Have fun interacting with others, for the sheer joy of it. Meet interesting people who share common interests. Spend some time at the food court and listen to local musicians. Parents, find a place to relax in the Family Rest Stop.
Eat Well: Sample delicious, healthy, organic, and sustainable produced food prepared on site. ALL FOODWARE IS BIODEGRADEABLE - COMPOST! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN FOODWARE TO THE EVENT.
Greening the Event: We believe in deep sustainability - to achieve intergenerational equity, we must design equity into the present. We try to address all aspects of the event - beginning with our own consciousness and the budgetary process.
Learn how we are creating an eco-commerce model for the Green Festival and our who in the community helps us.
The Green Economy Expo: If you are a green business of any size, this could be the perfect place for you to connect to your target audience. Call 1-877-727-2179 to exhibit your products. See who's Exhibiting in 2005.
Shop at the Green Festival for all of your Holiday Gifts! Purchase goods and services from 300 exhibitors who practice the principles of sustainability, ecology, and social equity. Go shopping online - we've identified online resources for green goods.
Coop America's Green Pages: Check out the original directory of Green Businesses at
Endorse the Earth Charter!
LIMITED OFFER: Purchase Green Festival Compost from DC Festival. Be the first to support turning waste into a resource!
http://wef.ucdavis.edu Whole Earth Fest UC Davis 3rd Wknd May.
Stanford POW WOW 2nd weekend in May?
http://swcoalition.org Sustainable World Symposium 2nd Wknd?
http://www.BayToBreakers.com Bay To Breakers 3rd Sunday in May
http://harmonyfestival.com Second Weekend in June, Santa Rosa
http://burningman.com Labor Day Weekend (Aug/Sept)
http://earthdance.org 3rd wknd? Laytonville CA / Hog Farm
http://burningman.com Decompression 3rd Sunday in Oct.
http://greenfestivals.org 8th St. @ Brannan SF 1st? 2nd? wknd Nov.
Every 1st Wednesday: http://exploratorium.edu FREE!
# Every 1st Thursday: Art receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
20 galleries in a 5 story building. Also 14 geary and 77 Geary till 8pm.
FREE STUFF for your non-profit / rummage sale / fundraiser
Bring a truck, bring a van, come and get it! scott at planttrees dot org
I am seeking a traffic lawyer for representation or even just to discuss.
Bonus points if familiar or practice in NAPA, ie: 8:30 am Aug 2.
Baker Beach North is warmest beach in SF! See Tides and wind at:
see weather at: http://www.sfgate.com/weather
Burningman from space:
important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/events (new)
http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar (old) http://www.funcheap.com
more events: http://www.craigslist.org http://www.tribe.net http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org http://acterra.org
http://swcoalition.org/Calendar.html Sustainable World Coalition
http://humanisthall.net 390 27th St Oakland between Broadway and Telegraph
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html Marin Peace and Justice Center
http://peaceandjustice.org Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
Fellowship of Humanity Events 390 27th St Oakland @ Telegraph/Broadway
http://www.sfbg.com events, art receptions, music, film, etc.
http://marinrawfood.org Monthly Raw Food Potlucks (san rafael)
More Events on: http://indybay.org
Friday Jul 21
4:30PM San Jose: Protest Israeli Aggression in Gaza and...
5PM Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening...
5PM Palo Alto: Emergency Peace Vigil and Leafletting...
6PM Critical Mass In Hayward
6PM Justice4BigO, flyering in the Mission
7PM Berkeley: Benefit for PROJECT CYBER DRUM in HAITI...
Saturday Jul 22
9AM International Day of Action Against Israeli...
2PM Shattuck Theater Workers Union Rally
A complete guide to the world of natural,
cancer treatments, doctors and hospitals.
Real climate: Climate science from climate scientists
Commentary on climate science news by working climate scientists for the
interested public and journalists.
the new dust bowl
Earth faces 'catastrophic loss of species'
Support Historic Global Warming Bill In California
Tell your state representatives to pass the Global Warming Solutions Act.
GLOBAL WARMING CRISIS
Tigers on the brink of extinction
· Study finds massive drop in key habitat areas
· More protection urged to save wild populations
James Randerson, science correspondent
George W. Bush - Terrorist in the White House - Aluminum
http://www.nogw.com/aluminum.html Chemtrails - New Website
Pentagon Papers Author Daniel Ellsberg Says Government May Have Carried Out 9/11
Imagine if Clinton did this!
Cowboy george / Bush's unexpected squeeze of the German chancellor has the Internet howling
Israel's wanton proceedings ARE war crimes
Chomsky,Pinter: Resist Israel's Attempt to Liquidate Palestine
"The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel"
Atrocities in the Promised Land
It needs to be said now, loudly: those who devise and carry out Israeli policies have made Israel into a monster, and it has come time for all of us -- all Israelis, all Jews who allow Israel to speak for them, all Americans who do nothing to end U.S. support for Israel and its murderous policies -- to recognize that we stain ourselves morally by continuing to sit by while Israel carries out its atrocities against the Palestinians.
If you are a Bill Clinton fan......... this will make you puke
Former president to campaign for Lieberman
The real issue with Gore is why he did nothing from 1993 to 2001 and
pushed many policies that made overconsumption (root cause of climate
crisis) much worse.
The science of "Inconvenient Truth" is excellent, but it completely
avoids any understanding of the many obstacles toward shifting course.
This isn't "bashing" -- merely pointing out obstacles to solving the
If Gore stays out of electoral politics, he could be more useful in
sounding the alarm. But I don't expect remedies to come from him.
I've been to East Liverpool, Ohio (in 1993).
William Rivers Pitt | Meanwhile, in Iraq ...
"It has become something of a challenge to stay abreast of the continuing carnage in Iraq," writes William Rivers Pitt. "We still have tens of thousands of soldiers there. Nineteen of them have died since the beginning of July, and 2,553 have died since the whole thing started. 150 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the last three days, adding to the 6,000 civilians who have been killed in the last two months, adding to the tens of thousands who have been killed over the last three years."
Mother of Iraq War Vet Who Committed Suicide Flies Flag Upside Down
Shift freight from trucks to trains
Trains will never compete with roads as long as the govt pays for
roads and the railroad co's have to pay for tracks.
Buy a truck and you have free access to many billions of dollars of road.
As a result, the track infrastructure has withered, many have been
converted to trails, and the remaining tracks are nearly 100%
Europe is much more rational. But the US is down the rathole of
unsupportable subsidies for bad behavior.
If the government were to subsidize tracks, or charge truckers road
taxes 10x higher that actually equal the damage they do to the roads,
that would be a good start. Doesn't sound like a way for a politician
to win friends, either way.
By the way, if one truck equals the c02 of 4 cars, as the article
suggests, we should eliminate cars, not trucks! One truck is a heck
of a lot more useful than 4 cars with one person in each. (arl
07-22-2006 - A Scanner Darkly, with special appearances by Phillip K. Dick's Daughters
IN THEATERS NOW! Starring Keanu Reeves
In a future America where the government has lost the war on drugs, undercover cop Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is ordered to do the unthinkable: start spying on his friends. As he struggles with loyalties and a double life, he starts to experiment with Substance D, embarking on a confused and paranoid journey into the absurd. In adapting Philip K. Dick's cautionary novel of drug use, writer/director Richard Linklater (Before Sunset) employs the same photography and animation techniques he used in Waking Life. Co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane. Philip K. Dick has slowly but steadily become a cultural icon with his works of mind-bending fiction. His first novel debuted in 1955, and ever since, his cumulative works have sold roughly 20 million copies and been translated to 25 different languages. Considered by some measures to be the most adapted science-fiction author in the history of film, Dick has created futuristic worlds in many of his works, several of which have been adapted into feature films: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Screamers, Minority Report, Impostor, and Paycheck. The movies have brought new fans to Dick’s work. Never out of print in its 27-year existence, A Scanner Darkly is one of the three top-selling Dick novels and only the second novel of Dick’s to be adapted. A Scanner Darkly became a film due to a respect for Philip K. Dick shared by writer/director Linklater and producer Tommy Pallotta—a mutual admiration often talked about on the set of Waking Life. To stay true to their goal, Linklater and Pallotta enlisted the help of two of the stewards of the Philip K. Dick trust, Dick’s daughters Laura Leslie and Isa Hackett. “We were originally approached by Tommy with the enticement of a faithful adaptation,” say Leslie and Hackett. “When we read Richard's screenplay, and then had the opportunity to meet with him and discuss his and our visions of ‘Scanner,’ we knew this was the right way to go.” Linklater recalls the Bay Area meeting with the author’s daughters. “I think they appreciated the fact that I wanted to stay faithful to the book and tell the whole story,” he explains. “I wasn’t going to be cavalier with the drug aspect. They were very frank—they said, ‘You know, if it wasn’t for drugs, our dad would still be writing today, instead of dying in 1982.’ It’s been a wonderful addition to have Phil K. Dick’s daughters on board with us spiritually.”
"Bureaucracy, the rule of no one,
has become the modern form of despotism."
-- Mary McCarthy
Source: The New Yorker, 18 October 1958
"Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
-- P. J. O'Rourke
(1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
"Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."
-- Milton Friedman
(1912-) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, "ultimate guru of the free-market system"