The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Jun 5, 2008
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  • Jun 5-11, 2008
  • Vol. 12, No. 23



  • Editorial
  • Keeping the Beat Going: You don't know Diddley, R Kelly's home cinema, and closet dwellers

    Bo knows guitarsKeeping the Beat Going BOMP-a-bomp-bomp ... bomp-BOMP. If you've ever heard rock-n-roll - whether it was Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, U2 or anybody in between - you've heard that beat. It was the creation of Elias Otha Bates, better known to the world as Bo Diddley. Born in Mississippi and raised in Chicago, he reportedly was inspired to start playing guitar by hearing the great bluesman John Lee Hooker and began his career as a street musician. After several years of doing nightclub gigs he released his first record, "Bo Diddley," in 1955, and it rose to the top spot on the R&B charts. That song introduced the "Bo Diddley beat," described by Wikipedia as "a rumba-like beat similar to 'hambone,' a style used by street performers who play out the beat by slapping and patting their arms, legs, chest, and cheeks while chanting rhymes." The music scholars say Bo Diddley didn't really invent the beat - that it goes back to West Africa. But what the hell do they know.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Unintentionally Revealing?

    Letter of the Week On May 22, The Bulletin ran an article concerning trail use in the Deschutes National Forest. In it a representative of the Deschutes County 4-Wheelers argued for the construction of "more trails that are designed with boulders and logs and things.


  • Picks
  • Our Picks for the Week of 6/6-6/11

    First Friday Art Walk friday 6 Supposedly, it's almost summer, which means it's a great time to wander the streets during the warm nights and what better reason to wander than for the art walk. There's a delight of different exhibits (and free wine, nudge nudge, wink wink, drink drink) to be found so get on out there! Downtown Bend. Andre Nickatina friday 6 California rap veteran Nickatina lights up the Midtown, once again, with his delightful pimp style. When this guy comes to town, a party is sure to follow. Openers include some local and regional talent along the lines of Cool Nutz, Cloaked Characters, Benzo and Mindscape. See Liner notes for the word on Nickatina's film production career. 8pm doors, 9pm show. $22/advance, $27/day of show. Midtown Music Hall. 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

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  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Santogold

    Santogold Santogold Downtown/Lizard King ★★★★★ Starting her music career in the post-punk group Stiffed and then working as a major-label A&R scout, Santogold has emerged as the most defiant, genre-bending explosion of the past year. A Brooklynite, Santogold (real name: Santi White) has a sound that embodies many different styles and resonates as if it's coming from a Run-DMC style cassette boom box on a Brooklyn brownstone stoop.
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  • Outside Features
  • Spring Fling Thing: COTA trail build ing, adopt-a-road (ride) and more

    COTA volunteer Dave Caplan repairs the Farewell Bend trail at last year's COTA Spring Fling.COTA Spring Fling   Thanks to last week's rains, the mountain bike trails are in prime shape. With mountain biking on the mind, it's a good time to support the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Annual Spring Fling and BBQ that takes place Saturday, June 7. CogWild, Green Energy Tours, and WebCyclery will provide shuttles to the work site, leaving at 8am from WebCyclery. Trail crews will build and repair trails until 1:00 pm, then volunteers will be shuttled back to town for the after-party BBQ. Volunteers should bring plenty of water and wear sturdy footwear and clothing, including gloves and glasses. The after-party begins at 2:00 pm at WebCyclery on SW Industrial Way. Food and beverages will be provided by COTA and Seventh Mountain Resort, while Blackstrap will play live bluegrass, and COTA will announce awards including the Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. Trail crew volunteers will receive free food and beverages at the BBQ. The public is also invited to join the after-party and to become a member of COTA. All new and renewing members will be entered into a drawing for a Niner EMD 9 Twenty9er bicycle frame. For event details and membership information, go to


  • The Wandering Eye
  • Bipartisan Brew Buddies

    Greg Walden and Peter DeFazio have been ripping into each other lately over timber payments, but they're united across party lines in their appreciation of
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Lance Armstrong He Ain't

    Gov. Ted Kulongoski rode a bicycle from the governor's mansion to the state capitol Monday to encourage people to seek alternatives to car commuting, but

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