Dec 19-Faze will be in holiday mode for the next couple
of weeks. The office will be back in full swing on Monday, January
5th. See everyone back in 2004. Thanks for a great year!
Dec 19-Happy Hanukkah!
19-Entries for the Ultimate Island Adventure are piling
in. Make sure you enter
so you and a friend can hit one of the sweetest islands in the
Caribbean for a full week this spring. You'll also get to host
an episode of TV show Teens Dating, broadcast weekly on GlobalTV,
win a Nokia 3300 music phone and Jean Machine gift certificates
for you and your best friend! You'll be discovering the island
of Tobago and hangin' out with the hosts of Teens Dating, GirlzTV
and Bang!TV as well as the Faze gang as we take in the beaches,
surfing and rainforests of Tobago.
Dec 18-Warner Music party downtown Toronto. Lorraine and
Maya hit the Simple Plan show afterwards. They also interviewed
the band earlier in the day. The Montreal group is kickin' ass
this year, making a huge impression south of the border as well.
Dec 12-Too bad...Faze was off to see David Bowie & Macy
Gray but the show got cancelled due to Mr. Bowie's bad case
of the flu. I guess we'll catch them next time around.
to Hill & Knowlton for hosting a cozy holiday party for
the media in Toronto. They're the PR company for Motorola, HP
and Jayne, Haley and Sabrina all headed down to the Festival
on Ice show featuring the Olympic gold medalists Sale/Pelletier
as well as a bunch of other top skaters. Unfortunately...spectators
(including the Faze girls) were made to stand and wait outside
the rink's doors for over 90 minutes due to some undisclosed
problem (was someone throwing a hissy fit?) When it finally
happened it was really a good all-around performance in a nice
new venue (the Ricoh centre in Toronto.)
focus group today, planning for 2004! Thanks to everyone who
participated! It's gonna be a great year!
Dec 8-Alright this is it, the official start of the Faze
Adventure, brought to you by Lady Speed Stick. Win a trip
for two to Tobago (the original island behind the Robinson Crusoe
story). Also win Nokia 3300 or 3595 phones and lots of Jean
Machine gift certificates.
Tobago is one of the sweetest islands in the Caribbean...some
of the best scuba, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing,
beaches, rainforests in this part of the world!
one of the most successful shoe companies (and only about 10
years old) opened up a new showroom with a little celebration.
It was amazing to see how many shoes they have available....2600
different styles...and most of them were on display throughout
the showroom. Felt like we were in Imelda Marcos' closet.
Dec 4-Sanctuary Records Xmas party in Toronto featuring
Special Guest DJ Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue!
yeah...by the way...how about this hot cover! The Winter Issue
is the hottest issue yet.
Featuring Much Music VJs giving Faze their picks for the
most important female artists out there....get ready for a some
obvious and some unexpected choices.
Lots of greats articles, interviews, columns, photos and contests...(especially
the one for you and a friend to
go to the Caribbean!!!!)
busy week...closed with an interview with Warner artists Story
Of The Year.
interviewed Something Corporate and checked out their Toronto
to Richard for hosting the Lancome event in Toronto, Lorraine
and Jayne paid a visit! Checked out the newest fragrance from
Lancome (also part of L'Oreal.)
Nov 17-20-Faze helped out at the pro squash event in Toronto
where the world's top squash player came to battle. Canada's
own Jonathon Power won in the end.
Nov 13-L'Oreal's newest professional haircare line (hmmm...don't
they have enough?) is actually a really high quality one...called
Artek...they've got some really cool products for treating and
enhancing coloured hair.
Nov 12-Down at Ubisoft's launch of Prince of Persia, hosted
by the lovely and talented Tali, also known as the Game Diva.
and Alana down at the Cool Hunt 2003 event put on by Dutch trend
guru Carl Rohde.
and Lorraine down at the Bell Gala in Toronto, lots of famous
Canadian athletes, actors, musicians supporting the United Way.
much Hallowe'en candy?
30-Faze was at the Toronto evening showcase perfermance by
Joss Stone! Man, what a powerful, professional voice...and then
giggles between songs....charming beyond belief!
Afternoon in Toronto....Faze interview with 16-year old British
soul/r&b phenom Joss Stone! We know she's going to be huge,
it's just a matter of how huge!
OCT 24-Faze hit the Boogie night party at La Rouge in Toronto
featuring a battle of the DJs. Thanks to Steve for bringin' us
OCT 20-Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to you all you Faze fans
OCT 18-It was girl's night out at Faze. Whoo-hoo!
OCT 15-Lorraine and Alana hit a Body Shop event. Some great
products from a great company. Check out their inspiring story:
The Body Shop Story
OCT 14-Faze's Alana and Jayne were at a YWCA event for girls
and building strong self esteem (Esteem Dream.) Great program,
we'll keep involved with these gals.
OCT 10-Faze's Paul played guitar in a ear-ripping four hour
jam session with an eclectic collection of Toronto based musicians...from
Zack from Canadian Idol to Orrin Isaacs from the Mike Bullard
show to Rich Dodson from The Stampeders to Marc Costanzo from
Len. Great musicians, great party...thanks Mike!
OCT 8-More MuchMusic VJ interviews: George, Nam, Jen, Rick,
OCT 5-At West49's Canadian Skateboard Championships. In particular
checking out the Ripzone, Billabong and Element riders. Ripzone's
Jon Comer was featured in the Fall issue of Faze. The women's
event was won by 17-year old Vanessa Torres. Look for an upcoming
interview in the spring issue! She's tres cool and a sick rider
and will remain one the hottest competitors of the next few years.
<=Vanessa and Lorraine
OCT 3-Down at Much Music for a bunch of interviews. On the
job were Faze editor Lorraine and Faze columnist and friend, Jayne
Rae (an aspiring actress recently returned from a couple years
of acting training in New York and LA.)
OCT 1-Faze interview with Outkast.
has almost come and gone but the winds brought Toronto's ACC an
avant-garde package in the form of R.E.M. Our own Surya was gazing
lovingly at the man who has made most of us cry with, "Everybody
hurts..." and "Losing My Religion". Michael Stipes
& co. put on a good show. He flung his tshirts everywhere,
he was wearing about 3 of them I think, as well these gigantic
glasses that he kept taking off to chomp on the microphone. The
audience went a bit nuts responding to his lyrics and even though
he might command mass hysteria like the Britney fans, we are glad
he is around to teach the world a thing or two about cool, heartfelt
was at the Samsung World Cybergame Canadian Finals...checking
out who will be heading to Korea in October to represent our
cool country. Interviewed Louis Kim, head of marketing at Samsung
and Canada's star cyber athlete, Guillaume Patry, (his gaming
ID is Grrrr...) who now lives in Korea where his has celebrity
SEPT 26-Faze Interview with Malcolm from Canadian Idol.
Interview with Keshia Chanté. She's on MuchonDemand as
SEPT 24-A busy day, Faze attended a gathering discussing
the emotional effects of teens dealing with acne. A little later
was a Nike event with one of their "coaches to the stars"
Mario who has worked with loads of athletes including Tiger
Woods and Michael Jordan. The evening found Faze at a great
party thrown by L'Oreal and Inside Entertainment to celebrate
Fashion Week in Toronto. It was held at Toronto hotspot Brassau
(great food samples all night!)
is hooking up with a new crew of co-op students from around
everyone likes the new issue! Some great stories featuring the
the cover story with Bif Naked, a really wonderful Canadian
star, who's trying to make a difference helping out with a bunch
of charities including Stop The Violence/Face The Music...which
aims to reduce violence among youth.
SEPT 5-Check out the contests on the Faze
Contest Page. The summer UpforGrabs and a Mary Kate &
Ashley prize pack contest just ended but there's lots more going
on with the Fall UpforGrabs (Roots Watches, Clairol Party Packs,
Nintendo Packs, TI Calculators, Jean Machine gift certificates)
plus a bonus Nintendo contest and a chance to win a video dance
party for your whole school with a performance by Warner music
SEPT 2-Faze's Maya starts her university degree in journalist!
Have fun, Maya!
BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYONE! Have a great year.
interviews Canadian R&B vocal quintet In Essence.
strong Faze contingent is out at the ATT Tennis pro tournament
watching the girls bash it around.
at the TreSemme event in Toronto, checking out some new products,
AUG 11-Look out for the new Back-to-School Issue on newsstands.
The mailout goes out very soon as well.
happening at Wasaga Beach, Ont this weekend. Should be a great
party. Faze's Lorraine will be trying out wakeboading for the
were supposed to interview Danni Minogue (she has a new dance
genre album out) but got our schedules mixed up (we went wakeboarding)...maybe
next time she's in town.
interviewed BMG's In Essence. Look for the interview soon.
Hmm....a pretty slow month.....getting ready for a crazy fall.
people baked today in the sun watching a bunch of great bands...a
wide range of styles...from The Flaming Lips to The Rolling Stones...from
Justin Timberlake to AC/DC, The Guess Who & Rush. It was a
great experience...AC/DC delivered the most energetic performance
of the day. Faze was there and two people from our team actually
had Mick Jagger lean up against them to check out some of Justin
Timberlake's short performance. Apparently he's not a big Justin
fan based on his comments......
interviewed pro skateboarder Jon Comer, who was in Orlando, or
was it New Orleans? on the VANS Warped Tour doing exhibitions.
Article coming up in the Back-to-School issue. Jon's especially
admirable...he's a great boarder...and he does it with one artificial
leg. Some Jon Comer trivia....Favourite Band=The Flaming Lips.
JULY 24-Watch for a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen prize packs
on the Faze contest page in early August. Not for everyone but
if you're into it there's some really cool stuff to win.
JULY 18-Surya interviewed Skye Sweetnam for a last minute
She's very "sweet". hehe....
JULY 17-Skye Sweetnam opened up with two songs and then hung
around to watch the premiere of Mandy's Moore's How To Deal. Skye's
tune Billy S. was in the movie as was a very quick glimpse of
a copy of Faze Magazine that the movie producers used a prop in
Mandy Moore's bedroom. Paul met with Jake Gold, the Canadian Idol
judge (he's the one with the suit.)
JULY 1-Happy Canada Day everyone!
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