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renegade cannabis-centric documentaries exploring counter-culture themes with relentless enjoyment – often recorded on the go from London to Austin to Vancouver… and deep into the woods

Hammocks and Heroes Day ~ Choogle On Jamaica Scheme #1

Arriving in Little Bay, Jamaica into a hammock with a joint and beer, Uncle Weed documents surroundings including cabins, fisherman’s bar, reggae music sound system, eating conch, mineral pool, sea swimming, and drinking all the Red Stripe in Little Bay. Then discusses Heroes’ Day with locals around a campfire + Jamaica family, skills and abilities also rum drinking fishermen, tasty food, island culture, underground economies, ital food and future schemes.

Rock steady for Hammocks and Heroes Day ~ Jamaica Scheme #1 (.mp3, stereo, 128kbps, 22:44)

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Music Snippet: Baba Boom Boom by The Jamaicans

Bonus: 

Map of Little Bay

Photo Gallery

 Little Bay Cabins Facebook 

Little Bay Cabins web

Zimbali Retreat

Also appeared on Dopefiend podcast network

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Descending upon Hornepayne ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

Coming into Hornepayne with Tracks on Tracks, Chris Ho plays croons out some tunes, while  Shred Kelly shreds on the banjo.  Uncle Weed chats up some superfans who agree that Portage and Main have been a highlight of the trip, and Top less Gay Love Tekno Party gets interviewed in their matching onesies. Chantel, the amazing bed lady, also gets her moment in the limelight.

Live musical performances by Chris Ho, and Shred Kelly. Part 6 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

Pull on your onesies for Descending upon Hornepayne ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

[audio http://archive.org/download/DescendingUponHornepayneChooglinOnTracks6/DescendingUponHornepayneChooglinOnTracks6.mp3]

Music

Chris Ho | Facebook | YouTube | Bandcamp |@ChrisHoMusic

Shred Kelly |Facebook | MySpace Bandcamp | @shredkelly

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Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Portage and Winnipeg ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #5

As Tracks on Tracks comes in to Winnipeg, Uncle Weed bemoans the rigidity of meal times on trains, and the lack of food that the train station offers. Portage and Main plays an acoustic number on the train, and plugs in for the stop in Winnipeg. When pulling out of the city, Grant Lawrence banters with Uncle Weed about safety and hospital visits.

Live musical performances by Portage and Main (both acoustically and electrically). Part 5 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

Please stow your luggage for Portage and Winnipeg ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #5

[audio http://archive.org/download/PortageAndWinnipegChooglinOnTracks5/PortageAndWinnipegChooglinOnTracks5.mp3]

Music

Portage and Main | Facebook |MySpace | Bandcamp

More Tracks

Tracks on Tracks

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Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Shredding on Melville ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

As Tracks on Tracks pulls in to Melville for a whistle stop, Shred Kelly basks in the attention of the locals from the town while performing. The young and old of Melville come out to listen to the music, with notable (and memorable) guests including the Mayor, who asks for an encore, and Doug the Old Beard Man.

Live musical performances by Shred Kelly. Part 4 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

Get to your platform for Shredding on Melville ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

Music

Shred Kelly |Facebook | MySpace Bandcamp | @shredkelly

More Tracks

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Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Athabasca with Oboes ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #3

Continuing east with Tracks on Tracks train journey, Uncle Weed rolls along the Athabasca River and VIA Rail’s ban on smoking in ALL forms is lamented. Uncle Weed chats with CBC R3 superfan @_Rebby as they discuss life on the train (and staff’s bafflement with the unusual people they are encountering), Newfoundland music, her epic festival summer, and the mysterious ugly stick.

Live musical performance by Sidney York. Part 3 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

All aboard for Athabasca with Oboes ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #3

Music

Sidney York |MySpace | Facebook | @SidneyYork

More Tracks

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Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Bottomless Lakes of Adaline ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #2

Getting settled in to train life, Uncle Weed and friends ponder the meal schedule, sleeping schedule, timezones, awesome showers, random rules, and what staff must think of them. With Grant Lawrence interviewing Adaline, she shares how she has used road rage for a musical muse. She also fills us in on what Tracks on Tracks has been like as an artist, comparing it to other events with many artists such as the Peak Performance Project where competition vs collaboration comes into play.

Live musical performance by Adaline. Part 2 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

Please have your tickets ready for the Bottomless Lakes of Adaline ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #2

Music

Adaline |MySpace | Facebook | YoutTube@adalinemusic

More Tracks

Tracks on Tracks

Storify

Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Renegades Roll East ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #1

Uncle Weed heads east out of Vancouver on a train with 10 bands. Rolling along with Tracks on Tracks, he gets a feel for life on the train with its one-dimensional freedom of movement, CCR-like effect on music, well-matured demographics, and abundance of jam sessions.

Live musical performances include acts by Maurice and Portage and Main. Part 1 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.

Check your seat number for Renegades Roll East ~Chooglin’ on Tracks #1

Music

Maurice | MySpace | Facebook

Portage and Main | Facebook |MySpace | Bandcamp

More Tracks

Tracks on Tracks

Storify

Green Couch Productions

CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks

Podcast Goodness

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog

Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast

Archived at: Archive.org

Visit

Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos

Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon

Gear

I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.

Tribes of Barnacle Island ~ Choogle On! #105

From the summit of a tiny island in British Columbia’s Howe Sound, Uncle Weed discusses cultural traditions, social contracts and organizational auspices with two local diplomats, plus spiels about a trip to Pelilu, Palau and exploring themes of self-reliance on micro-islands. Topics include: geo-thermal power, deer culling, island trusts, boat access, and families inter-connecting.

Climb to the Summit for Tribes of Barnacle Island ~ Choogle On! #105

Tribes of Barnacle Island

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Portrait of Varley ~ Choogle On! #104

On a trail to interesting boulders along Lynn Creek, Uncle Weed enjoys beer, bread and cheese while exploring the impact of bohemian painter Fredrick Horsman Varley on West Coast art culture. Varley, a member of the venerated Group of 7, lived in Vancouver for 10 years during which he moved from Jericho to Lynn Valley with his student/muse/mistress Vera Weatherbie, while his wife and kids lived in Kits.

Anecdotes include: WW1 battlefield painting, trips to Algonquin Park with Tom Thompson, visits from Emily Carr, collaborations with photographer John Vanderpant, exhibits at the Tate in London and his later years with a short NFB film and CBC interviews in which he proclaimed his refusal to paint people who were too beautiful.

Hit the trail for Portrait of Varley ~ Choogle On! #104 (.mp3, 32:22, 30MB)

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Bonus

UncleWeed’s Varley Links

Dave Olson’s Varley’s Vancouver: Discovering the city’s artistic heart in Frederick Varley’s past in Megaphone Magazine

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Disaster Repair in The Philippines with the SeaBees ~ Choogle On! #103

Continuing on a conversation about Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Magnum of the US Navy shares experiences from an assignment helping the Philippines recover from a variety of natural disasters aboard the USS Pelilu (named for the Palaun island). Stories include logistics of engineering, construction projects, diplomatic relations, ingenuity on the ground, pig roasts, helicopter landings and the goodness of the Navy’s construction battalion AKA SeaBees.

Fire up the Dozer for Disaster Repair in The Philippines with the SeaBees ~ Choogle On! #103 (.mp3, 19:12, 18MB)

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Choogle on! Disaster Recovery with Seabees

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