My favourite gig of the year, The Joshua Tree Music Festival is coming up. May 17-20. I close the sunday night with a 4 DJ hour set. // When I moved to the desert, I was hoping to be a bit of a hermit . I moved to be in this most exquisitely beautiful, raw, wild nature. Boulders , Blue jays and Bobcats as companions. Redress the balance of the years on the road and around the crowds. I figured that many of my most inspired moments in life had been while solo, quiet and dee...p in nature, so I thought I would try making that experience a part of my daily life. I would find land and try figure out how to build a house. It turned out to be the best choice I ever made. However I hadn't put much thought to the community of 'other' desert dwellers doing a similar kind of thing and -as it turns out- just as rich an experience as immersing myself in nature, has been has been connecting with this wonderful community of people who experience a similar reverie for the desert. Joshua tree fest - twice a year- is when we get together and celebrate this bizarre otherworldly experience we are so grateful to be living.