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SYMPHONIC STRUT Yesterday at 10:41 AM
Classical music fills the air at next week’s First Wednesday Art Walk. In addition to the 55 venues, 11 live music clubs and hundreds of participating artists that make up this monthly …
The Beatles’ White Album, an expansive, disjointed, sarcastic, Transcendental Medi- tation-influenced double album that, to my mind, singularly captured the turmoil and ennui of its age (though …
THE WIND CRIES JIMI Thursday, September 4
EXPERIENCE HENDRIX at The Florida Theatre
MONSTER SMASH Yesterday at 10:55 AM
In the world of sports, there is no greater thrill or splendor than watching costumed performers in monster suits smack the crap out of each other. Oh hell yes: Kaiju Big Battel is bringing its …
ARIES: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
Researchers in Peru have tracked down previously unknown varieties of wild cacao plants. That means there are exotic kinds of chocolate you and I have never known, and they’ll be commercially available in a few years. As delicious as your Chocolove XOXOX Extra Strong Dark candy bar may taste now, you’ll journey further into a new frontier of ecstatic delectability. Use this theme as a metaphor for the work ahead. It’s time to make good things even better, take fun diversions and transform them into experiences that engender transcendent bliss. Turn “yes” into “YESSSS!”
TAURUS: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
At your next meal, imagine the food is filled with special nutrients that enhance courage. During the meal after that, pretend you’re ingesting ingredients to boost perceptiveness. The next time you snack, visualize your food as infused with elements to augment the amount of trust you have in yourself. Then you’ll be ready to carry out next week’s assignment: Use your imagination to pump up courage and perceptiveness as you carry out smart adventures you haven’t trusted yourself enough to try.
GEMINI: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
Leaves and berries of the deadly nightshade plant are highly poisonous. If ingested, they cause delirium and death. On the other hand, a drug obtained from the same plant is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. It’s helpful in treating illnesses from gastrointestinal and heart problems to Parkinson’s. Is there a metaphorical equivalent in your life? An influence that can either be sickening or healing, depending on various factors? Now is the time to be focused on ensuring the healing effect predominates.
ALT-POP HERO Yesterday at 10:59 AM
Paul Collins first made his mark on the music scene with the seminal L.A. power pop band The Nerves. Their 1976 tune “Hanging on the Telephone” later became a hit for Blondie, and Collins …
VIRGO: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
The literal meaning of the Swedish word smultronställe is “wild strawberry patch.” Metaphorically, it refers to a special place that feels like your private sanctuary. It may be hard to find or unappreciated by others, but for you it’s a spot that inspires you to relax deeply. You may have had a life-changing epiphany there. When you’re there, you have a taste of what it’s like to feel at home in the world. Do you have a smultronställe? If not, time to find one. If you do, spend more time there next week.
LIBRA: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
If I’m reading astrological omens right, bells are about to ring for you. Festive lights will flash, celebratory anthems throb. It’s like you’re going to win a fortune on a TV quiz show; or get an A+ on your final exam; or be picked as homecoming king or queen. It’s possible I’m a bit off, and your success will be subtler. Maybe you’re about to accomplish the healing of the year, or discover the secret of the decade.
 
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