In a land of desert enchantment and a destination for hipster visitors, two things are not new to the area: music and alien lore!
Joshua Tree appeared on the music map with the last visit by Gram Parsons and U2's ground breaking album The Joshua Tree. Desert Skies have triggered imaginations of life from beyond the blue. Today music abounds.
In the 1950's, George Van Tassel built the Integratron, a dome structure in Landers , CA. Van Tassel believed that the strong electromagnetism within the dome could rejuvenate human cells. During the 1960s and beyond, UFO Conventions at Giant Rock and the Integratron were popular. Today one can attend a "sound bath" within the Integratron.
This month, Barnett English, creator of the Joshua Tree Music Festival, will host the 12th annual festival, an event that draws musicians from around the world and from the heart of Joshua Tree, catering to families and artists, as well. May 18-21
Interested in aliens? Attend the Alien Invasion: drive in installation and art show, created by resident artist Scott Doten.
The Incredible Hi Desert- rarely a dull moment!
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writer, artist, observer, social commentator. I arrived to the Hi Desert 3 decades ago - to enter my chosen field. At the time, I saw the vast horizon as the end of the world. Now, I see it as the beginning of creativity.