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  • Mar 12-18, 2009
  • Vol. 13, No. 11

News

  • Local News
  • Gone to Look for America: A deep inspection of the country departs from Bend in a shag-covered RV

    "She needs a name." This is what Brad Lockwood says as he's standing in a driveway halfway up Awbrey Butte staring at a 1979 Ford Econoline RV. He takes a long look at the 22-and-a-half foot vehicle and lights a Lucky Strike cigarette as snow flurries land on the upturned earflaps of his hunting hat. The RV actually has a name, written in brown cursive on the rear door: Van de Gran II. This is of course the name someone else slapped on it some 30 years ago and obviously won't do because this isn't just an old RV - it's Lockwood's home and office for the next two months. This house on wheels will be the vessel in which Lockwood, a Brooklyn author who has in the past two years made Bend a second home, will sail across the country for the purpose of creating an Internet television show that could become a cable television show or eventually be made into a documentary. Accompanied by video editor and all around "crazy saint" Nicolas Mamula, who prefers to go by the moniker Hank Saga, the duo will be traveling some 200 miles per day creating 52 10-minute segments that will be immediately uploaded to their website, or-bust.com. The purpose? It's best to let Lockwood explain it.

Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor
  • Hope Is Real

    I just read an article re: Obama with reference to Dr. Sam Vaknin. Whoever wrote this article seems to think the American people are a

Culture

  • Picks
  • Our Picks for the Week of 3/11-3/18

    Empty Space Orchestra, Monk friday 13 Haven't heard much from Empty Space lately? Well, that's probably because the instrumental wizards have been locked in some sort of subterranean recording facility working diligently on their new disc, Big Bang. This is one of the band's only shows before their CD release party on May 6 and is also their first show with their new lineup which sends Shane Thomas to guitar and brings in Patrick Pearsall on bass. Also check out Monk, a solid reggae-meets-hip-hop act out of Ashland. 8pm. $5. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave. Brazilian Carnival Party friday 13 Get a slice of culture in the Old Mill as you shake your round thing to some Brazilian music. This fundraiser for the Latino Community Association also includes dance, caipirinhas (the national cocktail of Brazil) and more spicy fun. 9pm. $3. Old Mill Martini Bar, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr.

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • Cocktailing: Bars in Hospitals? Why Not?

    It is no secret that we as a nation are struggling with how to make healthcare affordable and available for everyone. The Republicans are afraid that after the socialization of their beloved banks that the state might try to subsidize health insurance too. But fret not, there is a business opportunity to be had that can no doubt bring about lower healthcare costs. Hospitals need bars in them. Certainly it is a place where we could all use a drink, from patient to doctor to visitor, there is plenty of stress that a little highball could do wonders for.
  • Chow
  • The Jackalope Grill: Northwestern cuisine that's haute but never haughty

    Elk medallions and blackberries, Jackalope style. Although the Jackalope Grill has been open a little more than three years, there's something very enduring and lived-in about it. You'll find no scene or gimmicks here. You can expect the old standards in the background to be playing at low volume, the crowd to be civilized, and the service to be professional and knowledgeable. It's hardly the first day on the job for the husband-and-wife team who own it. Kathy Garling, the front of the house, has been working in the industry for over 25 years and Chef Tim Garling has been in the kitchen for over 20. Focusing on fresh, locally produced ingredients whenever possible, the menu is largely a high-minded take on meat and potatoes. And with Garling's classical training in French cuisine coupled with his attention to the flavors of the Pacific Northwest, it makes sense.
  • Chow
  • Bars in Hospitals? Why Not?

    It is no secret that we as a nation are struggling with how to make healthcare affordable and available for everyone. The Republicans are afraid
  • Chow
  • Bars in Hospitals? Why Not?

    It is no secret that we as a nation are struggling with how to make healthcare affordable and available for everyone. The Republicans are afraid
  • Chow
  • Cocktailing: Bars in Hospitals? Why Not?

    It is no secret that we as a nation are struggling with how to make healthcare affordable and available for everyone. The Republicans are afraid that after the socialization of their beloved banks that the state might try to subsidize health insurance too. But fret not, there is a business opportunity to be had that can no doubt bring about lower healthcare costs. Hospitals need bars in them. Certainly it is a place where we could all use a drink, from patient to doctor to visitor, there is plenty of stress that a little highball could do wonders for.

Screen

  • Film
  • A Video Collector's Nightmare: I'm moving and it sucks

    Moving... it's a video collector's nightmare. I am now in the process of moving across town and in my day I bought out five, maybe six video stores. That may sound outrageous, but I needed those movies to produce Onslaughts. What's an Onslaught, you ask? Well, I take lesser-known movies and combine clips of action, gore, sex, bad dialogue, insane rock music and schmaltzy TV themes to mind-numbingly fast edits that blaze directly into your retinas. People have told me that it's like I invented a new drug-after one Onslaught they have to have another. I use my videos as an art form, so much so that at one point an art gallery in San Francisco even had an Onslaught showing. Onslaughts simultaneously. A cable TV station in Manhattan (MNN) showcased 27-minute Onslaughts for three years. I've made 26 two-hour Onslaughts so far, each of which took 350 or more movies to make. You do the math.
  • Film
  • Keeping a Watchful Eye: Watchmen scores and falls flat on a grand scale

    Go ahead...The making of Watchmen was besieged with controversy and problems from the get-go. Producers fought over rights, writer Alan Moore took his name off the project, lawsuits flew-it was a messy Hollywood legal battle on a grand scale begging the question: would it ever be released? With Zack Snyder (Dawn Of the Dead redux and 300) at the helm, Watchmen is good for about two hours. There are amazing special effects, exceptional acting and some of the best dialogue I have ever heard, but then just when I told myself I could watch this all day, Watchmen took a turn for the worse and never wholly recovered.
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Music

  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Highly Unorthodox: Goodbye Dyna are doing things ass backwards and loving it

    Dyna by candlelight.Three-fourths of Goodbye Dyna have gathered at the Source offices on a Friday afternoon, all of them with the ruddy faces that can only mean one thing on a sunny March day in Bend: they just got off the mountain. The emerging local eclectic rockers admit that they've just finished up their first ever "band day" at Mt. Bachelor - and this is just one of several firsts Goodbye Dyna has chalked up as of late. If you size up Goodbye Dyna against other local acts, it would seem that this quartet has done everything backwards. Rather than earning a following by slaving away in the bars for a couple years before amassing enough material and resources to lay down some tracks in the studio, Goodbye Dyna took a different route: they pretty much had an album before ever playing a show. Well to say "they" is stretching it to a degree, seeing as how front man Andrew Mowbray Jacobs played almost all the instruments and produced the band's debut, XXVII, on his own.

Outside

  • Outside Features
  • The Other PPPs: PPP, R2R, Ski to Sea and G2G

    Take a number.Pole Pedal Paddle is only 10 weeks away. It's time to start thinking about your training program. But the most important training technique of all, in my opinion, has nothing to do with heart rate training zones, lactic acid removal, 40-30-30 diets, intervals, overdistance or visualization. It's specificity. In other words, the best thing to do to prepare for racing PPP is to race PPP, or at least something like it. Believe it or not, there are some other towns as obsessed with outdoor sports as Bend, with equally crazy events. I like to put some of these "other PPPs" on my race calendar.

Blogs

  • The Blender
  • Phish at the Gorge? Yup.

    There's probably going to be a mass exodus of Bendites come Memorial Day weekend when the Sasquatch! Music Festival takes over the Gorge Amphitheater up

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