Dan Gunn was taking a walk through his home town back east when he received an intriguing text from Vince Vaccaro himself. It contained a link to a few instrumental songs that made Dan’s eyes wide with excitement.
Vince Vaccaro is currently working on a project called #SantaSol. He’s put together these incredible instrumental tracks specifically to be used by surf movies!
“Golden” is more of a psychedelic track and “Poseidon” is a completely different side of Vince we’ve never heard before.
Take a listen in the clip below from the Zone at 91.3fm’s morning show and check out Vince Vaccaro’s website for more of his work!
“Before there were tight pants, lumberjack shirts, beards and people saying the word ‘artisanal'” there was Earth’s Herbal. Local entrepreneur, Lily Fawn, started up Earth’s Herbal in 1992 with the intent of sharing her unique herbal products with the community.
Lily has schooling in holistic medicine, healthcare, phytotherapy and the science of herbal remedies.
The recipes she started creating were for individual clients when she was a Holistic Consultant. The incredible blends were such a success, she was highly encouraged to create a line of products for purchase. This spawned Earth’s Herbal Products, “an ever growing line of organic tinctures, ointments, aromatherapy, sensual products and herbal teas that are not only delicious but also of the highest quality available.” There’s even a PMS and Menopause tea!
You may have seen the fun packaging in stores around Victoria, including Ground Control Cafe. They’re colourful, playful and humorous. A few of the more popular flavours are The Study Buddy, Hangover Tea and Apple Pie.
Her line of sensual products includes lube and nipple gel, and she even makes “Man Stuff” cologne with Rum and Bay leaves!!
Click below to hear more about Earth’s Herbal on the B-Side show on the Zone at 91.3fm.
Singing Bowl Granola produces big taste, high quality artisan granolas and specialty organic porridges… and all from right here in Victoria!
They use organic oats from Canadian family-run farms, and chemical-free natural ingredients to create their delicious granolas and porridges. The products are handmade in small batches at a commercial kitchen in Victoria and they bake every week so the granola is always supplied fresh to order to store shelves and cafés.
Jessica Duncan is the brains and palette behind Singing Bowl Granola. She started it in 2011 at the James Bay Market after being a teacher for years and witnessing children eating items that weren’t very healthy. After making her own granola, she decided to turn it into a business!
You can purchase Singing Bowl Granola in 400g or 1kg bags from Market on Yates, Market on Millstream, Red Barn Market and even a few Save on Foods locations, plus at the Sidney Market in the summer. www.singingbowlgranola.com
Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring more local women entrepreneurs, so stay tuned! Click below to hear the full B-Side radio show on the Zone at 91.3fm…
Let’s face it, 2016 has been one of the worst years as of late. It’s been filled with loss, natural disasters, political turmoil, the hurting of our planet and a broken dialogue amongst our society. “Xenophobia” has been named the word of the year. I mean, common!
This documentary is a cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.
“Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change,” Canada Wild Productions.
Nettie not only captures the traditional lifestyles of the Tahltan First Nation, but she also smashes stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose.
This film has already won multiple awards, but what’s more important is what happened as a result of it (so far)…
The northern BC stories featured in the film inspired artists from southern BC to create new works! So, Nicole Sorochan from One Net Studios built NorthThroughSouth.com to capture it all. This site allows you to follow the stories of those featured in the film, explore on your own, and then navigate from the northern story, to the southern story that happened as a result. Check it out right here.
Click below to hear Dan Gunn go into detail about all of this on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show.