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Pirate Looks at 45 – Birthday Musings 2015

DaveO looks at 45

This pirate is 45. No big ‪#‎UW45‬ shindig this year, but if you feel like giving me a present, I made a registry for your consideration:

1 visit someone having a tough time – mentally physically emotionally- give them no advice, just be with them. Calm

2 make me a wikipedia page with talks, publications & media – vain perhaps but also handy

3 buy megaphonemagazine.com from a street vendor. 2 bucks goes far – also quality read

3 give time music and/or tools to musicheals.ca

4 buy a soup and sandwich for ____

5 mail a postcard to a friend in a foreign land

6 share something you’ve made – paint, music, poetry — with me &/or everyone

7 go see a local band, pay the cover & buy a shirt

8 register to vote & help friends do likewise

9 call your nieces & nephews — tell them things their parents cant like “your parents are awesome”

10 climb a mountain, cross the sea with little or no money & tell me the story

Singalong with Dinosaur Jr., Freak Scene:

So fcked I can’t believe it
If there’s a way I wish we’d see it
Just dont let me fck up will you
Cause when i need a friend its still you

‪#‎lovewins‬ ‪#‎empathyplaces‬ ‪#‎affectionshows‬

Smoking jackets, pajamas and vinyl also accepted.

Happy birthday Dave O (@uncleweed) via Hummingbird604.com

Happy birthday Dave O (@uncleweed) | Hummingbird604.comAugust 16th, 2010

This past weekend, my good friend Dave Thorvald Olson celebrated the big 4-0 (aka, #UW40). He had (by the looks of the #UW40 Twitter stream that our common friends who attended his birthday party generated), an epic celebration, worthy of a human being of the quality of Dave. When I first entered the Vancouver tech community (in early 2008), I was warmly welcomed by Dave, and he immediately involved me in several projects of his, including my first-ever liveblogging of EPIC (the sustainable expo).

I was really disappointed that having to submit a grant proposal on deadline precluded me from attending his epic 40 year all party, but if what I saw on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook is any indication, DaveO’s #UW41 will be just as or even more epic. He was surrounded by many of his (and my) friends, and missed by many (including myself, but I did celebrate from afar!). Dearest Dave, you know how much I love you and appreciate your friendship. I look forward to sharing a cold beer with you sometime soon and give you a hug in celebration of your birthday.

Much love always,
Raul

Source: Happy birthday Dave O (@uncleweed) | Hummingbird604.com

Happy 38th Birthday Tribute from Miss604

Rebecca Bollwitt, my dear pal and social media co-conspirator wrote a lovely birthday post for my 38th birthday, Aug 16 2008. I am very fortunate for these lovely words.

DrupalCamp Vancouver Day Two

Here are a few:

Hopping into the wayback machine let’s explore late 2005. John had just moved to Canada to be with me and decided to add me on his podcast, RadioZoom as co-host/local expert. At the time he was immersing himself in podcasts and connecting with interesting hosts all over the globe. One person that he had been corresponding with was Dave Olson, who did several podcasts and made appearances on Clubside Breakfast Time. I’d often hear stories from John about the ultimately cool Uncleweedand Cosmo G Spacely.

After meeting in 2006, we ventured out into the hockey podcasting realm in October of that year with the great Uncleweed. Since then it’s been a non-stop adventure withThe Crazy Canucks along with our co-hosts JJ and Alanah.

The Crazy Canucks on CKNW talkin' bout Podcasting


Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Photo credit: Raul on Flickr

On top of being a mentor in podcasting, Dave is also an inspiration to bloggers having coined the now internet-famous “F*ck Stats Make Art” motto at this year’s Northern Voice conference.

Here is a small sample of Dave’s Podcast and Blog Portfolio (not including his Raincityand happyfrog works): Choogle on with Uncleweed Podcast hi-jinks / Blog, Canucks Outsider Hockey Podcast / Blog, Out n’ About with Uncle Weed Travelin’ man vidcast,Postcards from Gravelly Beach Literature Podcast / Blog, Olympic Outsider Winter Sports-Culture / Blog, Mountain Highway Writer’s Notebook / Blog, Ephemeral Feasthouse Miscellania & Notes

Personally, Dave has always been a great friend to both John and me. He gives straight up advice, helps us cross promote our projects like crazy, and is always there to offer an inspirational word when I feel like the blogging world has got me down. I think what makes Dave even more cool in my books is that he went to high school in Surrey, just like I did. Even though there are a few years between us (I won’t say how many since this is supposed to be a very sweet tribute) we can still reminisce about the old days, the old hood, the things Whalley has seen and where it’s going. We know this place; we’ve formed ourselves through our experiences in Metro Vancouver and I hold his opinion of my site, and its integrity as a local blog, in the highest regard.

Even though we couldn’t get away to camp with Dave this weekend we’ve enjoyed many good times like watching the Canucks, talking Whalley Little League, promoting green living, playing golf, and most recently hiking in Lynn Valley.

It’s today that I raise a pint of tasty fermented beverage in honor of my bro Dave’s birthday. Here’s to many more years of grassroots media making and good times on and off the grid.