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December 2005
Happy Holidays! We've got a myspace page - take a look

November 2005
The We Got Cactus tour featuring several artists featured in High And Dry: Bob Log III,
Al Perry and The Pork Torta along with several other Tucson bands kicks off on the 4th in Nates, France.

October 2005
Special feature presentation of High And Dry at the Paste Magazine Rock 'N' Reel
Oct 22-23rd in Decatur, GA. See the Press Release

The trailer for High And Dry, edited by Hallie Faben, is included on the
October/November 2005 Paste Magazine DVD sampler.

September 2005
1st preview screening of High And Dry with the Club Congress 20th Anniversary
Labor Day weekend celebration in Tucson, AZ.

New merchandise available...Ring/plain tee's, 2 different colored buttons with new
vulture logo designed, and new poster designed by Kay Nothstein.

August 2005
Special guest host on KCXI's "Locals Only" show with Don Jennings playing music
from High And Dry on Monday the 29th.

High And Dry Labor Day weekend Update

July 2005
High and Dry t-shirts now available from Check out our store here.

June 2005
Preview Screening & Event Planned for Labor Day Weekend.

May 2005
New High And Dry web site forum officially re-lauched!
Please check it out and register.

The trailer for High And Dry makes its film festival premiere at
the Back Alley Film Festival in Tucson, AZ.

April 2005
Creative consultant Tyler Hubby has been helping with some
finishing on the documentary.

March 2005
High And Dry postcard by Kay Nothstein makes it's debut at SXSW Film Festival
in Austin, TX. Click here to view and/or download the postcard.

February 2005
Chris Fina has been mixing the sound at Nutmeg Audio Post in NYC.

January 2005
Attend Wooden Ball at Plush in Tucson where the Drakes make their return
and the 2 man Sand Rubies play acoustic set.

October 2004
Rick Darge a graduate of USC formerly of Tempe AZ is High And Dry's new head editor.

July 2004
Photos page added to site.

June 2004
University of AZ alumni Dirk Van Fleet had come on board as the new Assistant Editor.
AZ Night Buzz: Coming to a theater near you - Tucson's music scene

April 2004
Upstairs Film relocated to new office in Silverlake, CA.

March 2004
Tucson Weekly 20th Anniversary article featuring High And Dry.
Click here.
Christopher Diaz from Tempe, AZ is hired to finish editing the film.

January 2004
Sandi Bangasser departs to pursue television work.

..December 2003
First rough-cut of the film is complete!
HIGH AND DRY website launch – check it out at

August 2003
Yet another shake up in the editorial team – Alisa has left to pursue television work,
and Sandi Bangasser has been hired as editor. Sandi recently moved to LA,
after graduating from Northwestern University.

July 2003
Hallie has left to continue her studies at AFI, but Margit Pfeiffer has joined the team
as 2nd assistant editor/sound mixer. Before Hallie left, she finished up a
teaser of HIGH AND DRY. Check it out here!

May 2003
The Upstairs Film office is officially up and running at a new location in Hollywood.
AFI student Hallie Faben has come on board as editorial intern/assistant editor.

April 2003
After a six month search, Alisa Lipsitt has been hired to edit HIGH AND DRY.
Alisa is a graduate of RISD, and was co-editor of “Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns,” a feature
documentary about the band They Might Be Giants, which recently premiered at SXSW.

September 2002
Renegade Bookseller premieres at Silver Lake Film Festival.

July-August 2002
Been taking a break from HIGH AND DRY to shoot “Renegade Bookseller,” a
short documentary starring Natalie Woodlawn, set to premiere at the
Silver Lake Film Festival as part of the Veritas program. Also went on the road with
The Nads to Gearfest in Austin. Shot “Saigon Hooker” music video in LA and Arizona.

April 2002
Production on HIGH AND DRY has officially ended. We wrapped with Howe Gelb’s live
in-store performance at the new Amoeba Records in LA.


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