Category Archives: Crazy Canucks

a group podcast with other Canucks social media makers in which we unpacked topics panel style with humour, affection and a buzz

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CBC Radio, Crazy Photo Contest and Canucks Fan Punditry Ahoy!

The season starts for real this week and there’s plenty going on in Canuck-land. Besides player movement and line combos to sort out, here are a couple of tasty bits and pieces …

Outsider on CBC

I’ll be on CBC Radio One tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 9th, 2008) on the BC Almanac show at around 12:30 tomorrow to talk about the impending Canucks season – be sure to tune in (and someone do me a favour and record it eh). For fun, here’s me and Roland Tanglao discussing the Canucks Outsider “Alive for the Playoffs” live stream on CBC Radio’s “On the Coast” a couple seasons ago.

Win Prizes with Photos

Canucks at burrard at stn

You may have noticed me and my cohorts from the Crazy Canucks on the transit advertising in Skytrain stations around Vancouver. Wily fans can win prizes including lower-bowl tickets to the open practice (ohhh ahhh) from JJ of Canucks Hockey Blog. To enter, submit a photo with you posing with one of the Crazy Canucks ads. See TCC#65 – Getting our hopes up and/or Miss 604’s Spot The Crazy Canucks Contest for details.

Curmudgeonly Goalie Guest

I’ll be bringing outspoken analyst Ian Bell onto the Outsider next week to talk about playing in Europe, playing for Team Canada and how the Canucks look to him this season. Bound to be entertaining (well, the podcast is *always* entertaining right?)

New Pundit Rocks

Have you read the first edition of Joe Tory’s “Black Ice” column? Besides having loquacious opinions about the Canucks, Joe fronts a sonic juggernaut of a band called the Black Tories. You can hear their music in episodes of the Canucks Outsider and/or at theBlackTories.com – be sure to keep an eye out for gigs in your area.

Outsider sells out

The Canucks.com launched a new section, the Fan Zone, to feature social media makers and profile die-hard Canuck fans around the world. Both the Canucks Outsider and Crazy Canucks podcasts are of course in the mix. The Outsider listing even comes with a disclaimer.

Description
The original Canucks podcast, the Canucks Outsider is the fan’s audio magazine. Each episode is a unique documentary delving deep into Canucks lore past and present. The shows are recorded on the road, at the rink, or on the porch, but always with a beer in hand.

Canucks Outsider also explores international tournaments, Vancouver Giants, Winter Olympics and hockey culture in general and offer a special welcome to Canucks fans far and wide in foreign lands. Dave is also heard on The Crazy Canucks podcast and hosts the noted “Alive for the Playoffs!” streaming video casts.

What’s there:
After-hours analysis and insight on the Canucks and hockey culture

(Warning! may not be appropriate for younger listeners)

What’s good:
Anecdotes about Canucks history and irreverent recordings from unexpected locations

For your amusement, here’s the Canucks Outsider feature page, the Fan Zone Guide page and the Crazy Canucks profile page. Next up, i think we need hockey cards ;-)

 

Canucks Outsider podcast on Canucks.com Fanzone

Canucks Outsider host, Dave Thorvald Olson, is a long-time hockey aficionado, published writer and documentary maker. He adds creative insight and literary depth to his deep Canucks roots and vast memorabilia collection.

Dave’s often joined by the wise Dan Funboy who brings thoughtful, pragmatic analysis and keeps Dave in check, along with an assortment other outspoken guests and hardcore pundits.

New Podcast – alas with less beer

Finally, a new Outsider goes out late tonight or sometime tomorrow. Thanks to Molson Brew 2.0 for sending me a case of Rickard’s beer while i was recovering from an off-season emergency appendectomy. I am getting my skating legs back just in time for the season! Thanks for the good wishes from the Canucks and you decent folks in Canucks Nation. Prost!

Crazy Canucks podcast featured by the Canucks

After years of kajolling and kiniving, the Crazy Canucks podcast – which i brew up with a rag-tag group of ace bloggers and podcasters Radio John, Miss 604, Alanah, J.J. – are getting some love from the Canucks thanks to the Anton Sledgehammer Creative (the Ultimate Canucks search guys). Last season, we did remotes from the concourse at the open practice and will be lounging with them in a suite for a pre-season game next week.

Co-Crazy Canuck, Miss 604 has a beefy post up with the deets – New Canucks FanZone Celebrates Bloggers, Podcasters so i’ll just point you to the Crazy Canucks on the Canucks “fan zone” and slap up some self-referential screenshots of myself and old-timey dave‘s hat for posterity.

meet the montage
photoshopped 5 of us, JJ isn’t really that HUGE! ps nice hat head dave

fan frenzy
“I heartily endorse this giant card of mystery,” Dave Olson


mini profile of the crazies
you got to click a disclaimer to see the website – it’s that dangerous

Crazy Canucks podcast featured by the Canucks

After years of kajolling and kiniving, the Crazy Canucks podcast – which i brew up with a rag-tag group of ace bloggers and podcasters Radio John, Miss 604, Alanah, J.J. – are getting some love from the Canucks thanks to the Anton Sledgehammer Creative (the Ultimate Canucks search guys). Last season, we did remotes from the concourse at the open practice and will be lounging with them in a suite for a pre-season game next week.

Co-Crazy Canuck, Miss 604 has a beefy post up with the deets – New Canucks FanZone Celebrates Bloggers, Podcasters so i’ll just point you to the Crazy Canucks on the Canucks “fan zone” and slap up some self-referential screenshots of myself and old-timey dave‘s hat for posterity.

meet the montage
photoshopped 5 of us, JJ isn’t really that HUGE! ps nice hat head dave

fan frenzy
“I heartily endorse this giant card of mystery,” Dave Olson


mini profile of the crazies
you got to click a disclaimer to see the website – it’s that dangerous

Crazy Canucks: Social Media and Hockey Panel – Northern Voice, 2008

At Vancouver’s personal expression conference, Northern Voice 2008, i presented my (now semi-infamous) spiel “Fuck Stats, Make Art” to enthusiastic reviews and then spent the afternoon with my dear colleagues from The Crazy Canucks podcast discussing our role as independent chroniclers of the NHL hockey team and the thrills and problems we face along the way dealing with team management, credentials (or lack thereof), and the reasons for producing grassroots, fan-powered media.

“Rebecca Bollwitt brings together her “Crazy Canucks” podcast co-hosts who are all BC sports/hockey bloggers for a panel on sports blogging. It’s something that’s never been covered but it’s a HUGE market filled with rivalries between ‘traditional media outlets’, rumour mills, and NHL team “officially appointed” bloggers.”
Featuring JJ Guerrero, Dave Olson, Alanah McGinley, and John Bollwitt – Filmed and uploaded by JMV

A lovely treat to riff with my Crazy Canucks colleagues in the Sports Blogging and Podcasting panel. This rag-tag group grew into a team over the past 61 shows and the panel was as easy and intuitive as the podcasts. We know each others strengths and are “giving” to one another in the conversation. The questions in the session were great and show a real understanding of the weird tension we have with the “official”ness of the Canucks and the trade off of objectivity and creative control vs selling out.

Alanah and JJ live outside the Vangroovy tech industry bubble and run the two most popular Canucks blogs out there. Alanah’s is famous for drunken live blogging which is no surprise why she ranks #1 for drunken canucks fan. JJ is the people’s ambassador to GM Place – walking the concourse with him is a task as he’s stopped more often than Mike Weaver would. And of course my good buddies the Bollwitts – the Vancouver blog and podsafe music podcast darlings.

 

Alanah of Canucks and Beyond posted this video of me (representing Hockey NW, home of the Canucks Outsider), J.J.of Canucks Hockey Blog, and the blogging Bollwitts: John (Radio Zoom) and Rebecca (Miss 604) yakking it up. My posture is horrible but the conversation is compelling for media pundits, hockey fans and social media enthusiasts Notes from NV08 wrap up.

 

Crazy Canucks Game 7 say Be Joyful!

While i was live vid-blogging the stunning, one-for-the-ages game seven last night (still grinning), my Crazy Canucks cohorts rocked out a variety pack of festive reaction and chronicled the mayhem which spread across the GVRD and spiraled to flar flung lands from China to Denmark and beyond …

Here’s the teaser, now go grab the show if you don’t already have it in your ears.

It was a nervous first round, but the Canucks pulled it off in game seven to win the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Dallas Stars. Rebecca (Miss 604) and John (Radio Zoom)lead off this episode, stepping on their balcony to capture the atmosphere of the downtown celebration going on in Vancouver. After that, Alanah (Canucks and Beyond) phones J.J. (JJ’s Canucks Hockey) just a few minutes after he left GM Place where he had tickets for this amazing game seven. He has some great reports of the atmosphere from inside and outside of the garage, and hopefully you can make out what he’s saying from all the noise of celebrating fans in the background.

TCC#32 – Taking Dallas down in the first round

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Can you guess which Crazy Canucks these are?

 

Behind the Scenes with Crazy Canucks on Get Connected on CKNW

The Crazy Canucks crew (well, John, Rebecca, Dave) were guests on GetConnected Radio on CKNW (Chorus Radio Network or whatever) a week or two ago. While there, John set his recorder on the table to capture the between the takes banter with hosts Mike and Yolanda talking with us about the technical and creative backstory of making podcasts and publishing them out to the people. You can even hear Mike “hitting the button” in the 21st floor studio on a beauty Vancouver Saturday in the midst of playoff mania.

This raw segment is published with an intro by John as:
TCC#35 – The Crazy Canucks GetConnected interview

Or for your convenience, grab is here:
Crazy Canucks on CKNW
(24:38, .mp3)

And/or give it a listen right here:


photo by Drew Olson on Miss 604’s photostream

Read more:

Miss 604 – Get Connected With The Crazy Canucks

Audi Hertz – On the radio to talk about podcasting with GetConnected

Dave O talks to Mike on Get Connected

CKNW's dog
photos from Miss 604’s photostream

Crazy Canucks Podcasters on CTV at Library Square

Crazy Canucks Podcasters on CTV at Library Square

A nice wee piece (featuring my playoff beard) by Heron aired on CTV Wednesday (April 18, 2007), now on YouTube thanks to yanyan3303 via Alanah’sCanucks and Beyond.

 

Crazy Canucks Podcasters on CTV at Library Square now with Embedded Flash Video action!

Don’t forget Dave and Rebecca, CTV!

 

The Crazy Canucks Podcasters on CTV News

The Crazy Canucks on CTV News

Damn my playoff beard is looking good!