We are gearing up for Desert Experimental out in Wonder Valley @ the Palms.
One good reason to attend this event is the Palms itself.
If we ever colonize another planet.....say Mars. If there is a bar there. And there will be a bar there.... it will look like the Palms.
The Palms is the bar at the end of the universe....a remote location for people who thrive on remote locations. You can camp on the site. An advantage since returning to your tent is nicer than a long drive. Any other location is a long drive.
If you need to leave a city or a suburb, the Palms is the way to do it. When you eventually return to whatever your situation is, things seem less precious and it seems easier to let things that seemed so important before..... go. Sometimes forever.
As the third stop for the "Arthroscopic Tourism" show we are frothing with excitement at another opportunity to trot this out to the Palms.
Dr. Kaplan has a new piece for her arsenal of percussion. A gift from the owner of the Sky Village Swapmeet in Yucca Valley, Bob. It is a mirror from one of the movie projectors. Polished steel to endure the heat from the arc-light in the projector. It is beautiful to see as well as hear. It makes a low gong-like sound that seems to sustain forever. It is an excellent addition to her collection of re-purposed percussion, a good amount of which was found at the Sky Village Swapmeet.