My friend Stephen Perkins is premiering his new movie "A Drummers Life" this weekend in Hollywood. I recieved an invitation to the screening because I was a location scout for three scenes shot in Zion National Park, oh and please don't tell the superintendent we didn't have a filming permit (ha-ha). There is also a portion of the film that takes place at the Bit & Spur as well as footage from a music show performed there last August. I'm very pleased and proud to have contributed a small part to this unique and entertaining production.
Stephen is currently the leader of his own band, Banyan (a super group which includes bass legend Mike Watt and guitar wizard Nels Cline), and is also a founding member of Jane's Addiction which is currently known as Panic Channel (which is Jane's minus singer Perry Farrell). His biggest moment of celebrity fame probably occurred when he was the best man for band mate Dave Navarro at his wedding to Carmen Electra.
I know him as a very down to earth and centered Jewish boy from the Valley, who is incredibly talented, energetic and motivated to create. You can't ask much more from someone than that.
Congratulations Stephen and good luck with the premiere. Break a leg.