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~ 4/1/04


dear chuckwalla musician/artists-

the outpouring of support and the desire of people to
participate in our may 1 & 2 event has been
incredible. i put out a call to musicians and got 50 +
confirmed responses. i thank you on behalf of high
desert living arts - and for the art and music that
you are helping bring to life.

send any and all website and/or biographical and promo material to amara (,as soon as possible so that you can get maximum exposure for your work.

we're on the verge of a weekend that's going to start
a tradition of great local - as well as some who consider joshua tree their home away from home - artists and musicians empowering themselves by
empowering their community and eachother.

because there is so much incredible talent, we'll need
to keep sets short. please come prepared to play fifteen minutes, with a song or two extra ready to go.

it's going to be an incredibly eclectic mix of music from morning to midnight, saturday and sunday. we'll have a 'two stages' in one situation where one can strike, out of view, while the next one is playing, etc. to keep music going pretty much non-stop.
steve lester and company is doing sound, but we need volunteers to help at all levels - from helping bands on & off stage to keeping an eye on the board occasionally for steve, if you do sound.

anyone willing to let his or her equipment be part of a backline on the day you're playing will be especially helpful.

we've got great media and promotional support. our local radio station Z107 will broadcast live from the show - after donating a generous amount of advertising. all of the local papers, including the high desert star, desert post weekly and the sunrunner, are giving us print. desert treasure has already got an article in print. yogi ramesh, the laughing yogi, is promoting the festival on his cable show in l.a. he'll be making appearances throughout the weekend, as well.

the beatnik cafe donated space for our beautiful website ( vip is donating posters. we have volunteers doing everything from security to trash detail, running the kids area to
providing the stage.

any help you can give: flyering (especially low
desert, coachella area, palm springs, l.a., riverside,
school campuses, clubs or cafes, etc.), emailing to
your lists, etc. is greatly appreciated.

at least, definitely get those web addresses and /or promo stuff to amara right away. then, link to our site at

below is a schedule which takes into consideration specific needs that have been told to me the best i could figure with so many generous artists. i'd love to stick pretty close to it but if anything is absolutely impossible, let me know.

sorry it took so long getting this out to you all, thanks for your patience and help.

this is a lot of fun.



10AM - Noon
Wild Ass Ranchers, Steve Fuji, Alice & Albert, Ray Duff

12 Noon - 2pm
Jon Bertini, Vibration Army , The Mighty Eskimos, Fleet Smallwood

2PM - 4pm ReallyShoo, Damien, Kristina Quigley, Mark Langille

4pm-6pm Sachi, The Cherry Tomatoes, Anna LaCasio, Barking Pupfish

6pm-8pm Rojer Arnold Band, Shawn Mafia, Ritmo Loco, Yogi Ramesh

8pm-10pm Things That Fly, Burley Thistles, Too Blonde, Johnny Ace

10pm- 12M Apnea, Lucid, Gate to the Sun


10 am- 12N Arjuna, Dov, Yogi Ramesh, Laney Sky, Stevie Barsotti

12N-2pm Microvishnu Orchestra, Eric Huskie, Rachel Indigo, Shanghai Steve Brown

2pm-4pm Dulcimer Dave, Monet, My Eyes Fail, Allison & Bob Garcia

4pm-6pm Alyssa DeCaro, Sue Bradley, Hamilton Camp, Ruben Martinez

6pm-8pm Bingo Band, Joe City Garcia, Billy Stobo, Moris Teper

8pm- 10pm Tony Mason Band, Acoustic Neely, The Aliens, Gram Rabbit

10pm-12M Ted Quinn Chorus, SugarBitch, Dean Chamberlain Jam Band, Moroccan, DogGod
after exxon valdez, i could never go to an exxon
> station again. call it a personal boycott. i even
> wrote the event into one road song ("i won't go to
> exxon so we better keep driving/ up to new bethlehem.
> there's a thunderstorm over clarion...") and into
> another anti-gulf-war-one song ("i heard about a
> tanker that spilled out into the sea/the company said
> the captain was a drunkard when they issued their
> apology...")
> > when exxon merged with mobil, this posed a small
> problem for my personal boycott. now i would be doubly
> reducing my options, driving down the road somewhere
> around empty, if i included mobil in my vow. i
> decided the best i could commit to was continuing to
> never go to an exxon station. do i shop at mobil more
> as a result? not when i can help it. does it make a
> difference? maybe not. as someone pointed out, they
> all get their oil from the same places. but as a
> gesture of my disapproval of exxon's handling of the
> valdez spill, i vote against their brand with my
> dollar (or $2.29 per gallon.)
> > i don't know if it helps. but i do think that it would
> hurt to buy gas under the exxon banner. it just
> wouldn't make me feel good. it's not too surprising
> that they're still not taking responsibility.
> > ted

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