Sea Bus Adventure to Herbal Lounges ~ Choogle On! #1

Uncle Weed heads out on via Sea Bus to visit friends downtown Vancouver, plus stops by an herbal lounge in Railtown, indulges in some reminiscing in Gastown, and grabs a Sky Train dog at Main.

Listen Up! Choogle on with Uncle Weed #1

Gastown nighttime

North Van to downtown Van

Experimentation

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German Countryside Verse and Rimbaud in Bill’s Steamboat Woodshed – Postcard #13

Dave starts the reading on a pier at Capitol lake and continues days later at Bill’s woodshed on Steamboat Island where he reads original free verse written in German countryside as well as works by French poet, Arthur Rimbaud.

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Barflys in the backyard reading Bukowski and Kerouac – Postcard #12

DaveO – feeling chillaxed – reads from Kerouac’s Some of the Dharma, Bukowski’s Barfly and some of his own love junk while Christopher provides guitar and vocal stylings from the backyard at the Puget house.

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Dave, Christoph & yard barn reading kerouac and bukowski

In Vancouver with Salinger and disc golf hi-jinx – Postcard #11

From Quenn Elizabeth Park in beloved Vancouver, DaveO reads from J.D. Salinger’s “For Esme with Love and Squalor” and part of a “Letter from Russia” until disc golf hi-jinx ensue!

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Kerouac rides west and Dave hitches north – Postcard #10

From a backyard in OlyWa, Dave reads from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and a bit of hitch-hike narrative of his own recounting a trip up from North Carolina to Rhode Island during a cold November – backed with more smoking jazz tracks by Joe Williamson and colleagues in Banff circa 1990.

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Aerogrammes to Utah, St. Louis and the Gulf Coast – Postcard #9

Dave O reads a Utah writer variety pack from Pe Ell, Washington featuring Françios Camoin, Levi Peterson (Alibris), and Ed Abbey (more Ed – interview and article in Canyon Country Zephyr) plus an original essay about Glen Canyon Dam.

Then, Lewis and Clark check in from their homestretch after scoring some whiskey, and Dave enlists the Jerry Garcia Band‘s help to send evocative empathy to the post-Katrina, Gulf Coast.

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snapshot of Ed’s old shed gutter in Pe Ell, WA

Lewis and Clark move west, Ed Abbey’s wisdom and Uncle Weed’s story – Postcard #8

In Volume 8, DaveO read from Lewis and Clark’s journals as they lose horses on Sept 3rd, and Ed Abbey foretells the future in his modern classic, Desert Solitaire while and Uncle Weed continues telling a story about responsible eco-tage and desert enjoyment to the kids.

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Snapshot: Columbia River Gorge near Goldendale, WA