Greetings From Rancho Mirage!
What’s the Idelic Hour without an episode dedicated to Coachella? In the past I would’ve argued the two are spiritual cousins. Having come close to convincing festival organizers to officially sponsor my annual “Parents Guide to Coachella,” I do feel a connection to the community of people who’ve grown this cool concept into an annual tradition, all in the name of fun and cool music.
The very word Coachella conveys great memories—playing the main stage, melting guitar pick in hand. Friends, warm winds, stoney sunsets. Rick Van Satan’s stash of junk food. Love to Paul & Skip, Rachel & PJ “good looking out.” To all my friends at Goldenvoice, props.
Well, here I am in the desert once again ready to rock. Question is, who is with me? Would it be grandiose or is it crazy to imply The Idelic Hour and Coachella are growing apart? Has “the media” changed our festival or I am just getting old? Likely a bit of both. Things in the desert can get messy…