Last year Kenny Rogers, this Year Michael McDonald. We love beards.
Last year Kenny Rogers, this Year Michael McDonald. We love beards.Michael McDonald, Grammy-winning artist and past member of both Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, has been announced to play at Les Schwab August 26. In case you feel that your life has been empty since "Sweet Freedom" stopped receiving regular airplay or that you just can't get enough of McDonald's husky and un-enunciated croonings in songs like "No Lookin' Back," this show's a must-see. McDonald's latest release, Soul Speaks, features covers of Stevie Wonder's "Living For The City," Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and even Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," and three original songs. While McDonald's distinctive voice may be lost on the younger generation, the artist keeps turning out successful records and is nowhere near as tacky as those '80s hair metal band reunion tours.
Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 pm Les Schwab Amphitheater. $32/general admission.
The Source Issue 45 (Nov. 10) contained wonderful information about the forms of yoga offered in our vicinity. Most of the information covered pertained to the socially enjoyable forms of yoga enjoyed by the folks who use yoga mats and bendy posturing as they concentrate on improving their blissful breathing techniques. These physical forms of yoga are the beautiful compliments to the mental, mindful and meditative forms of yoga that balance the larger yoga (yogic) equation.
Yoga is basically a non-denominational practice aimed at balancing the physical (body) existence with the meta-physical (mind) reality. The ensuing mind-body balance creates the union required for an increased "understanding" (consciousness) of the "living experience."
In the time-honored American tradition of peaceful civil disobedience, I am proud to be one of eight Central Oregon citizens arrested on December 5 in Congressman Greg Walden's Bend office.
At our January 26 trial we plan to present a compelling defense.
This act of dissent follows years of futile attempts to encourage the Congressman to hold open, unscripted town meetings accessible to a majority of his constituents.
The Congressman has grown so suspicious of impromptu encounters with ordinary citizens that on Saturday he required a Bend Police Department intervention that enabled him to enter the Water Project meeting at the Chamber of Commerce through the back door. (Greg, we are nonviolent people who believe that democracy thrives on open dialogue and transparency; there is no reason to avoid us.)
I had to respond to "What's Wrong with Siri," (News, 1-4) since Apple's Siri isn't the problem.
Three hours before I read, "What's wrong with Siri," I went to a store in town and complimented the cashier that this was the nicest "dollar" store I had ever been in.