Wednesday, August 16, 2017



BSC, CA – There was a time when science lived to explain nature and natural laws to Man so he could live in concert with Nature. Those times are corrupted and now is their legacy, ie., Mt. 24:22a, “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive...” [NIV]. Those days are these days.

While the Good Book can tell you the general background, real awareness of where you are in the present scheme of things depends on you and what you know. It's a dog-poison-dog world and you are wearing Milkbone undies (homage to a Cheers opening). Also this report begins a series on food nutrition for Chacha Vavoom, the 420Nurses, and the cannabis culture in general. Everyone else is of course welcome to follow along in the series.

Food nutrition is a complex topic but since this report deals with health and obesity, we will start with what to avoid eating and drinking, in other words, foods to make you round. Fortunately, in the attempt to win an election, the Democrat Party allowed Bernie Sanders' Vermont Label GMOs law to become a beacon for drawing in the youth vote. That's why Bernie's state was the only one to ever pass such a law.

To keep this opener about food nutrition simple as possible and common sense plain, we show you how to avoid GMO ingredients rather than why to avoid them. And to do that, Bernie made it easy. Following in a series of product pictures, is where to look for the 'GMO label' on a sampling of commercial food products. This is a sampling only and not the complete list. Following the examples is the one reason to separate proper food from the garbage we are in a habit of eating.

Monday, August 14, 2017



BSC, CA – It isn't often that you get to start a music show revue that sounds like a health inspection from Hugo of Bob's Burgers but everything happens for a reason, so by the end of my story you will know why if things weren't dreadful, there would be no greasy spoons, and that would be a shame for mandolin lovers.

You see, Sports Fans, of the five musicians playing this evening, four of them play together as the Dreadful Bad. The two elder band members, frontman Joel Morse [banjo] and Dave Ellner [guitar] were responsible for Greasy Spoons members Brian and Sean getting hooked on the Americana genre in the first place.

Somehow it seemed like you were transported back by an era or two, listening to a style of music that is all acoustic when talent, not feedback, was king. All this and being surrounded by old railroad photos in a station built when rail was king, made for the perfect setting to see/hear traditional music descended from Ireland.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017



BSC, CA – The Orange Farmers Market band, Greasy Spoons, one of several in rotation at the Saturday morning meet just a few blocks away from the town train station just off the west Chapman side of The Circle at Orange, will be ditty-ing up to the bar at Ruby's Diner, 186 N. Atchison St., the train station depot restaurant this Saturday evening.

Doors are free and open about 6:30 pm. This is an all ages show because the music is real, not background for getting lucky. The two bands in the show feature the members of the Greasy Spoons and friends of their musical circle. The music genre is Americana, sorta country without the twang, booze, and heartbreak; in other words, fun music that puts a smile on your face the more you listen.

The Greasy Spoons, a member more since their debut album release, Stealin' the Show, normally play covers at the Market shows with ear-catching arrangements. The CD presents the band in a more intimate coffee house setting, being a duo for the album. The Market shows present an expanded sound with the cover's remembered familiarity adding its own fill. The Ruby's show should be that next level since it will include even more musicians and originals, plus this is closer to a venue show. There is also excitement to playing an encore show, which this is. When you listen to Stealin' the Show you hear a solid foundation; good picking, catchy lyrics with a twist, and sweet arrangements.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017



BSC, CA – Once again it was a Friday night. That could only mean one thing to this new sailor in town after leaving Union Station in LA, a Friday Night Sesh.

This FNS would prove to be the most well-rounded sesh event for me so far. For all you new readers, a sesh is a medical marijuana farmer's market. The FNS is a sesh that happens on Friday nights and is put on by a particular patient group, the 420Nurses. The initial chapter is LA-based having started in Hollywood. On Halloween night with six patient model friends. I met the group on Doomsday, 2012. They rep my book.

On this trip a question would be answered about a bird I feed sometimes at the train station; how did this bird get a stump? The answerer to the question would supply the solution to a dilemma. Make the jump.

Thursday, August 3, 2017



BSC, CA - It used to be said that the winners wrote the history, but the fact is now modern history is [re-]written by pseudo hipsters, or people who pass themselves off as 'intellectuals' by way of their selective soundbite from someone famous but now departed. Pseudo hipsters give the appearance of someone who walks or walked the walk. This allows the unaware to be led astray through a false sense of complacency, 'the blind leading the blind.' The blind being led are generally nice people and comfortable in their blindness.

Coming from the suburbs side of Riverside County, fresh from OC organic food activism and the artful gentrified LA barrios, it isn't that you don't see overweight or fat people in the general population because you do. In every venue, in every age group; even Dr. Seralini [the French doctor who proved Roundup does cause tumor growth] is no Harry's Razors model. The problem in Riverside for me is that everywhere I go, I see round people. Like seeing the indigenous difference in Asians, being a food activist enables you to see the difference between genetic, medical, and food ingredient [diet] obesity, or roundness. The occurrence of roundness is roughly the same ratio as Obama's 2010 Cancer Study. 5% [generic/medical*], 95% environment. Riverside's environment is '1955 Chevy-Things go better with Coke' born and bred. With Mickey Dees set to deliver via app, you will soon see round people too.

Above, example of medically induced obesity
The story I turned in concerning the Riverside May Day political anti-Trump parade may have seemed snarky since I didn't weigh in much on the political side of the Left being hijacked, but I couldn't get past what I saw; some of the nicest city dwellers that I have ever encountered in my various moves and all of them buying in to the ads while the world gets heavier from their collective accepted girth. Food isn't political or noticed in Riverside's 60% obesity rate. Move over Springfield, Riverside is a city on the grow' like Brazil.