The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Jan 3, 2008
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  • Jan 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 12, No. 1



  • Editorial
  • Farewell to a Master

    The jazz world lost another from its diminishing ranks of giants last week: Canadian piano genius Oscar Peterson died two days before Christmas at age
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Mining Snow for Gold

    We are informed the city has busted the bank, shot its wad, ejaculated prematurely ... spent all the budget money because, you know, the housing
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Adios and Goodbye

    Paul Motta in his column in the 12/27/07 issue of the Source Weekly apparently believes that many who identify as Democrats are not Democrats if


  • Culture Features
  • Bringing Funny Back: Randy Liedtke is a man on a comedic mission

    Nothing enhances comedy like a little multitasking.Randy Liedtke wants us - "us" being Central Oregon - to laugh. And seeing as how the one place known to host comedy shows in town has been the butt of jokes, rather than the purveyor of jokes, it seems like we're in need of whatever Liedtke's got. Liedtke, who has made some waves in the Northwest comedy scene in less than a year on stage, brings funny back to Bend with a series of comedy shows at the Summit Saloon and Stage with a host of other Northwest comics.
  • Video
  • Now Hear This!

    While coming out of a recent film I commented to my viewing partner how much I had enjoyed the film's score. She had a classic

Food & Drink



  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Honolulu, We Have a Problem: From soothing to raw in four hours

    Jim Stout in CPC rawkstar mode.The streets and sidewalks sparkled with the crystalline potential of new fallen snow last Thursday night. Downtown, tourists and taxicabs flitted about like carefree winter butterflies - many searching for the fantastical fun-juice that is the nectar of Central Oregon's homegrown live music scene. The fortunate and/or savvy found their quarry at Summit Saloon and Stage. There, the evening's entertainment began with long-haired, bright-hearted Bill Keale setting meditative notes adrift from the upstairs romper room.
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  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Return of the Guitar God: Back Door Slam can't drink, but they can shred

    The blues never looked so young.It's morning here in Bend, but "tea time" on the Isle of Man, a small self-governing kingdom in the Irish Sea that Davy Knowles calls home, and he's talking about his age, and why it seems to be the only thing anyone wants to discuss about the emerging blues guitar prodigy and his band, Back Door Slam. "We want to be seen as good musicians full stop and not because of our age. I understand the sentiment, but it's kind of a back-handed compliment when somebody says, 'you're really good for your age,'" Knowles says in a delightfully articulate accent.


  • Outside Features
  • Save Our Snow: Of slow starts, La Nina and global warming

    The future of backcountry skiing.By Nov. 30, I had not yet made one alpine turn. I scratched and scraped around on nordic skis in November, but I was holding out before subjecting my freshly stone ground skis to the light dusting of snow covering the Central Oregon lava rock. Finally, I could no longer hold back. Jonas phoned and reported thin, but good skiing from the summit of Bachelor. Chris and I set out from the parking lot and were treated to another stellar Central Oregon sunrise. A clear, cold cell separated low lying clouds in the valley from higher, wispy clouds capping the peaks. There's nothing like hiking up a mountain while catching the first rays of the day. The skiing was better than expected, with 8 inches of fresh over the top of a base ranging from 0 to 14 inches. The turns were sweet and well worth the minor rock hits taken by my perfectly tuned edges and bases. We are in the middle of La Niña and, as expected, had a slower than average start to the ski season. La Niña, preceded by the 2006-07 El Niño season, results from a 0.50C lower than average sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean. La Niña pushes the polar jet stream further south, causing below average temperatures and above average precipitation in the northwestern and midwestern states from December through March. All very important things to consider and understand for Central Oregon powder lovers.

Special Issues & Guides

  • Extras
  • Light Meter

    Welcome to Light Meter, the Source Weekly's interactive photo feature. Here's how to participate: 1.


  • The Wandering Eye
  • Bigotry's Last Gasp?

    Gay and lesbian couples in Oregon suffered a setback at year's end when a federal judge in Portland, in response to an appeal by an
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Mugged by Wal-Mart

    Erickson's Thriftway Market is closing after 50 years of operation in downtown Redmond, and management is blaming it on the new Wal-Mart "Superstore" that opened

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