Documentary about Rogue Wave drummer screening tonight in downtown Santa Cruz

July 25, 2013

If you’re not checking out VaNa MaZi tonight at the Poet and Patriot or the Coffee Zombie Collective at Don Quixotes, you might want to stroll over to the Felix Kulpa Gallery downtown this evening.

Streetlight Records Santa Cruz will be sponsoring a showing of the “D-Tour,” a documentary about Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon’s time on tour while undergoing dialysis for his failing kidney.

“Spurgeon is an all-in musician who admits to having no backup plan. So, in a total rock and roll, show-must-go-on move, he decided to go on tour. He had an idea though, he wanted his friend, filmmaker Jim Granato to help him document the journey.

“Pat wasn’t going to stop playing music,” says Granato, “no matter what.”

So Granato gave Spurgeon a camera, told him just to record what he was thinking and doing and to send the footage back to him. The resulting film is D tour: a Rock ‘n’ roll film about life, death and bodily functions.”

The film will be screened outside tonight for free outside the gallery on Elm Street, around the corner from Streetlight Records. Granato and Spurgeon will be there to answer questions afterward. Did I mention it’s free?


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