HALL OF FAME:
Past and present members of
the band known as Sea Water Bliss
Andrew has been working on the night crew at Superstore for about a hundred years. They keep on offering him promotions but he keeps on telling them to stick it. Fight the power, Andrew! He lives on Saskatoon's east side with a redhaired girl named Ralanda and a giant cat named Noodles.
Happily underemployed, Michael spends his days playing Scrabble and watching old movies. He also writes sometimes. He lives in Vancouver now, with his girlfriend Liz (see below).
Dean studied hard to get his engineering degree. Then, just when we thought he would finally dedicate himself full-time to being a rock-n-roll drummer, he went off to see the world. After two long years, he came back, dragging along a Scottish girl that he picked up somewhere in Cambodia. Dean and Anne tried Canada for a while, and decided that they didn't much care for it. Now they're gone again.
Olin, who made my songwriting infinitely more complicated by teaching me how to play augmented and diminished chords, once attempted to walk from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. He made it as far as California, was attacked by a puma, and came home. But he grew tired of Saskatoon soon enough. Odds are that, as you read this, he's off roamin' the world again.
Before joining Sea Water Bliss in the capacity of keyboard player and, um, my girlfriend, Liz had been left musically homeless by the relocation of her previous band, Sexy Mathematics, from Saskatoon to Toronto. Subsequently Liz and I moved to Vancouver, leaving Andrew musically homeless. In between, Liz participated in a handful of public performances, including our farewell concert in June 2012.
I've known Jason - or Jordan Haze, as he sometimes likes to be known - since we were little kids. We hired him to play lead guitar and make skronky sound effects for the first incarnation of the rock opera. After that he moved back to England, where I heard he was working on a rock opera of his own. Ride on, Space Cowboy!
Karryn and Olin had, um, a complicated relationship, which sometimes spun into awkward fights in the middle of rehearsal. Andrew and I could only watch in terror and amazement.
Sharon sang with us during the brief interval when we were known as the Drobotics. We performed once together in public, at the Lydia's open stage. Last I heard she was living in her hometown of North Battleford, working as a teacher, and presumably still belting out Patsy Cline songs at the least provocation.
I'm not really sure what happened with Raelene, who played flute and cello and sang with us for a while. She stopped returning our phone calls for some reason.
It was Brad and I who, one recess in eighth grade, dreamed up the idea of forming a rock-n-roll band. We were going to call ourselves "Beenz". Eventually Brad moved to Nelson, British Columbia, and got married. He's still into music, but he doesn't play guitar any more - nowadays he generates ambient electronic grooves on a little magical toaster.
Back in the days when we played punk rock and went by the name Peter, Paul & Pus, Mark was our lead singer. He left the band abruptly in twelfth grade when he realised he could get more chicks if he didn't associate with us.
Honourable mentions to the casts of both versions of our rock opera: Room to Breathe & 404