Its inevitable that when things go down in local bars, its the little men that get left behind. When things went awry at Garfinkels two weeks ago, Dagan Beach, creative director for Kamikaze Films was that man.
"Everything was in place. My first snowboard video Pass the Bucks premier, in my hometown wow wee. Ive got the posters, the press release, projector, screen, DJs, and venue, I am ready to rock. But wait. Rumors are flying. Garfs got shut down. What? Yeah, everybody got fired too many liquor law violations. So, whats up for the premier? Call e-mail call cant reach a soul. Is it on? Yeah I think it is. I dont know. Well, what is a brother to do? Wait. Okay, they are closed. The whole thing is postponed. Well all right man, Im not a quitter. Like Fred Wesley sings, If you dont get it the first time, back it up and try it again. So eerch! Put the brakes on. Lets see now, I must tap into my network sources and establish another shin dig."
And thats exactly what Beach did. The man who also goes as DJ Digglesworth of last years popular night at the GLC, Moodswing, phoned Panasonic Man, GLCs General Manager Mike Varrin.
"So, it was decided that it would be on Saturday, Nov. 16. I even added a little extra to sweeten the pot, a slide show entitled 180 Degrees From Reality. But to be 180 degrees from reality, do you have to look to the other side of what you see, or do you have to look to the other side of you?
"The show consists of select shots of adventure sports, nature, people and travel. There, thats it. Pass The Buck video premier, Saturday, Nov. 16 at the GLC. Watch as skilled riders from around the world discover the power of the Buck or do they? Shot in B.C., Colorado, Quebec, Japan and Europe, it includes big time riders Romain de Marchi, Chad Otterstrom and Jonas Emery, to name a few. Once again, its on!"
And thats the word from the man, Dagan Beach. Dont miss it.
Local band releases new CD, Global Incineration
Local band Slush has finished production of their new CD, Global Incineration , and is ready to unleash it on the Whistler market.
"We havent played here in over six months because we took time off to finish the CD," said Jamie Weatherbie, drummer for the band. "Its our seventh demo and were hoping to get some contacts with a small independent label in Vancouver."
The band, which also comprises Matt Elliot on guitar and vocals, Gavin McDermott on bass and Adam Leggett on vocals and guitar, originally formed in Northern Ontario back in 1994. Theyve been in and around the Whistler scene for the past four years, albeit with some time off.
"Weve been on and off for the last two years because everyone went their separate ways, went to Australia and all around and we just got back together and finished our CD three months ago in Vancouver," said Weatherbie.
"Were going to push the CD and see how it goes this winter and then for the summer do a lot more touring. Were trying to get our name strong in Vancouver right now."
Slush has already started promoting their new CD with a radio interview on 102.7 fm last Thursday. They play Maxx Fish on Nov. 15 with Vancouver based band Tim. They also play The Boot on Dec. 15. Copies of the CD are available for sale at both shows.
The Big Bank Theory wraps production
Producer/Director Adriane Polo of Sea to Sky Entertainment was all smiles as she recently wrapped principal photography on her latest feature film, made in the Sea to Sky corridor.
The Big Bank Theory was shot over September-October and is a road-trip comedy about Eddie (Kelly Goyer), a want-to-do-good, clumsy fool, and his dim-witted and dumb friend Boo (Phil Trasolini). The movie follows their adventures as they set out on a holy mission a road trip across country to return stolen money back to a Church. Hot on their trail, is a whole entourage of bizarre characters, each with their own score to settle.
The movie now goes into picture and sound editing and music underscoring. It should be ready for release by late spring 2003.