Category Archives: Snaps and Notes

documentary snaps of life – fleeting glimpse, possibly elsewhere – sometimes a collection but those are using photo essays so these just are

Get By with Help from my Pals

Shared with love, no further comment required. You are my jumper cables, yes you. #Hugs #FreeHugs #EndlessHugs #BeardHugs #Kisses #Friends #Survival #I’mKindOfTearingUpRightNow

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Woggles from Cub Scouts when Mom was Akela

When my brothers and i were wee lads, our beloved Mom was out cub scout leader. In Canadian (and international) scouting, the leaders of the cub pack are named after characters in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mom was Akela, Mikki Gladstone was Bagheera, we also had a Baloo and others.

After Mom passed away and the brothers and I were sorting through items, Dan and I assembled a tub of “woggles” which are little sliders designed to hold the kerchief/scarf together around one’s neck. Of course, there is plenty of creativity available for such a device – many are evidenced in this collection.

Jamaican Ganja Field

High up a mountaintop of ancient uplifted coral, unaccompanied by bodyguards, escalades or a single Marley (unlike “reincarnated” snoop), I found a happy place– surrounded by thousands of little ladies. I squeezed the buds to savour the moment and smells of mangos and papayas, limes and skunks. Snapped with the usual analogue disposable camera. Note audio recorder in hand. My wanders are different now. I still wonder.

Snapped with a single-use disposable camera

#Jamaica #Ganja #Weed #UncleWeed #WestMoreland #Legalization #Natural #Organic #Guano #Podcast #ChoogkeOn #Wander #Wonder #Cannabis #Activist #Education #Pioneer

Look Within and Much is Revealed #MRI

Still Life with Scissors and Glue

Went a little crazy shopping today. You know, I’m quite a consumer.

#Art #Craft #ArtsAndCrafts #Supplies #Tiny #Scissors #Glue #Pen #Scrapbook #Journal

Roll your own Remembering 11/11/11:11

For the fallen, the resisters, the hurt and even the vanquished. #RemembranceDay #Poppy #NoMoreWar

Hey now Chicago!

In honour of Chicago Cubs baseball winning the World Series in dramatic fashion just a year after the Grateful Dead rocked Soldier field for 3 nights, i shared this snap of a visit to Wrigley Field from about 1988.

Double Elvis for Julian

This double #Elvis goes out to one of the few dudes who can *easily* kick my ass at the “… Yeah I saw that band back in…” Julian Hannabuss
Photos by Robert Scales
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THE BACKSTAGE RIDER- PHOTOS/WORDS: Mike Watt and the Missingmen

Posted by Mikala   @   27 April 2011

“I’m not even sure how you describe that,” said Dave, aka Uncle Weed, after Mike Watt had ripped through one of his songs so quickly we were certain his fingers had turned to butter and his bass strings melted along with ‘em. And that’s sayin’ something. Uncle Weed is a MAHOOSIVE Watt fan.

Raul and Mike Watt, Mikala Taylor/BackstageRider.com

So, Mike Watt an’ his Missingmen (who are drummer Raul Morales and guitar wizard Tom Watson – last seen also backing up a solo Lou Barlow) were in town. They played at lightnin’ fast speeds through the third part of Watt’s life opera (and latest album) Hyphenated Man, thanked the city of Vancouver fer comin’ out on a weeknight during a tense Game 7 of a hawkey game (‘Nucks v. Hawks), and made a poignant dedication to Poly Styrene who passed away the other day.

Source: THE BACKSTAGE RIDER- PHOTOS/WORDS: Mike Watt and the Missingmen