April 29, 2005
the Woo Woo?
just what is "Woo Woo"?
According to KC's own hometown astrologer Quan Tracy Cherry (found
on this web site see the homepage Astrology link), "Woo
woo is an ancestral phrase. It relates to all things otherworldly,
to the unknown...astrology, Feng Shui, I Ching, all of it."
Along with long-time Fung-shui-est Shannon Bailey (former owner of
39th Street's Third Stone from the Sun), Cherry has brought some otherworldliness
to a monthly, two-hour Internet radio show called, aptly, "It's
Woo Woo Time with Shannon & Quan".
Since between them these two have several decades of experience with
metaphysics and inner philosophies (both also hold various workshops
at Blue Heron Design in Lees Summit), the show tends to cover
a broad but fast-moving range of topics mixed with questions from
the audience. It seems to borrow a phrase from a popular HBO
series Nothing is out-of-bounds.
Meeting once a month at Bar Ibiza inside Matador's on West 39th Street,
Quan and Shannon discuss everything from organic food to the mineral
content of a lumpy crystal sitting on the table, while a small trickle
of people slowly fills up Ibiza's main room. The month can have a
bearing on topics.
The show kicked off in March so the focus was on Aries
some technical problems with a wireless mic; a nuisance easily explained
"Mercury is in retrograde, of course", he said, while adjusting
the "Ancestor glass" sitting in the middle of the table.
Still, expect that once things get up some speed, it wont get
in the way of having fun
Considering that both Quan and Shannon picture the show as a
lighter side of spirituality, their invasive sense of humor
fits well. Quan ponders the Dali Lama's interview with Barbara "Make
'em cry" Walters in his melodious voice, evoking Shannon's infectious
laugh who goes on to explain that she once Feng Shui'ed the interior
of someone's car.
Matador's is an apt location for their show. Redesigned by owner
Ken Schmidt, the intimate space is a perfect urban blend of richly
varnished wood, exposed brick and mottled orange walls. Not to mention
half-price Boulevard beer and tasty tapitas, and a new and improved
rooftop deck perfect for a little people watching.
The next "Woo Woo" time is 5 p.m., May 23. The topic is
Cancer and the summer solstice, so be sure to bring your inner crab-self.
To hear the current show or previous shows, go to: http://www.live365.com/stations/jahblaz.
You might need to download a free player to listen, but no crystal
ball is required, just an open mind. As Quan puts it, the philosophy
is simple: "Belief is not required. Knowledge is!"
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