For our New Year's guide that was inserted in the issue of December 13, we asked thirteen of the town's cultural tastemakers several questions -- and the answers were entertaining, informative and, in many cases, enlightening. Although we posted their individual Q&As on Show and Tell last month, we're doing another round here, this time highlighting some of their resolutions for 2013. See also: - Lucky '13: Comedian and Fine Gentleman Sam Tallent - Lucky '13: Musician and DIY venue operator Gregg Ziemba - Lucky '13; Stand-up comedian Heather Snow - Lucky '13: Keith Garcia, programming manager for Sie FilmCenter Sam Tallent, comedian, The Fine Gentleman's Club I quit smoking and drinking this year, so I'm definitely not going to smoke cigarettes anymore. That's a big thing. I don't know; I just have more goals and stuff. I'm gonna tour behind the album a whole bunch, and I want to cook a lot more. That's a big resolution as well -- cook more. Try not to smoke weed before noon, and put out two more albums, travel behind this album, that type of nonsense. But definitely the weed and the cooking. I love to cook, and I'm good at it, dammit. You heard it here first. Heather Snow, comedian
Execution of ideas -- I'm great at starting projects, terrible at seeing them through. I'm excited about the opportunities that I'm being given, and I want to make sure that I'm setting myself and those involved on these projects up for success. But shhh.... (these projects) are secret.
Gregg Ziemba, musician and DIY venue operator
I want to keep working really, really hard. We're (Rubedo) going to record a new album in January in Long Beach. We're going to work with (producer) "Ikey" Owens again, and Crystal Antlers is letting us use their studio. It is a really cool studio, tons of vintage gear -- we visited it in October when we were out there on tour. We're spending a lot more time recording this time. I'm just excited to really dig in.
I think we're more confident this time -- I can't speak for the other guys, but I feel like going into the studio and working with people we admire, I was really nervous. But this time around, I feel super confident and ready to make a really good record. We're been spending a lot of time writing a bunch of new songs and we're starting to get our sound really dialed in.
Keith Garcia, programming manager, Sie FilmCenter
I would like to make 2013 the year I actually start making things happen for myself. Long-standing things. Number one on that list: I need to make (movies) myself. I've spent so many years of my life watching movies and programming movies and talking to people who make movies that I've got a laundry list of movies I need to make myself. I need to figure out how they fit into my world, and I need to get it done.
There are stories to tell, and there are people, currently, who I want to tell their stories. And I don't want them to die in fifty years and I haven't told their story. (Laughs.)
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.