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“Rock Train” Cross-Canada, 2012 / mixed media collage

"Rock Train" Cross-Canada, 2012 / mixed media
“Rock Train” Cross-Canada, 2012 / mixed media

Cultural Field Notes For Ramblers ~ Choogle On Jamaica Scheme #9

After more banter about lobsters, reggae and food, Uncle Weed offers observations about music industry, taxi drivers, civic pride, pothole filling, corrupt government and cynicism, devalued currency, human potential, news of the day, Patois remix, ninja squirrel mongoose, Rasta culture, fireflies, coconuts, kids doing homework, bats catching mosquitos, meaning of goats, donkeys strolling, swimming (or lack thereof), varieties of crabs, Prime Minsterial hijinks, calling elections, cruise ships, markets, churches, and Jamaica-Canada connections.

Notebooks and pencils ready for Cultural Field Notes For Ramblers ~ Choogle On Jamaica Scheme #9 (.mp3, stereo, 128kbps, 42:00)

“Mongooses are like ninja squirrels – stealth, rat-eating machines. They kinda look like squirrels but squirrels are gentle, nut-eating creatures and mongooses (mongeese) are feared sniper killers.”

Cultural Field Notes For Ramblers

Music Snippets: 

Dance Dis Ya Festival by Freddie McKay

Boom Shaka Laka by Hopeton Lewis

Give Thanks and Praises, by Ray Rayon

Play Di Music by Tinga Stewart

Proud to Be Jamaican by Eric Donaldson

Stop and Go by Unknown

Cherry Oh Baby by Eric Donaldson

Land of my Birth by Eric Donaldson

Come Sing with Me by Stanley and the Turbine

Sweet Jamaica by Eric Donaldson

Jump in the Line by Marvin Brooks

Bonus: 

Map of Little Bay

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Little Bay Cabins Facebook 

Little Bay Cabins web

Zimbali Retreat

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“Tracks on Tracks” Rock n Roll Train Trip: Teaser Video

Tracks on Tracks teaser trailer with some clips from the musical journey across Canada on a train. If you weren’t there, this will make you wish you had been.

 

Talking Social and Music on @RenmanMB with Steve Rennie

I was a guest on the Renman Live show (@RenmanMB), a show about music and business, to discuss social media for bands and labels. It’s a brief segment but one i hope to do more of with them. The Host (Steve Rennie @Renman1)  is very LA and i am very Canadian :) I appeared on video via phone with my pith-helmet-attired pic representing in absentia. Click to watch the video and have some laughs.

DaveO on Renman Live show

Conversations with Community Managers – Dave Olson (Hootsuite)

Conversations with Community Managers – Dave Olson (Hootsuite)

Social Media for Bands and Fans – Interview on Tweets and Tunes

Jason Lloyd came by the Hootsuite office to interview me for CiTR’s Tweets and Tunes, his show that examines the relationship between independent musicians and social media.

Being an active participant and enthusiast of music scenes, i had many topics to riff on, including DIY promo work at HootSuite, the Tracks on Tracks project, and the impact social media has on independent music.

Check out Tweets and Tunes – Interview with Dave Olson

Blurb

Social media is creating an opportunity for musicians to connect with their audience like never before, allowing everyone to be part of a conversation. The changing dynamics between artist and fan are explored, along with lots of advice and tips for musicians and their social media endeavours.

The show ends with a discussion of the Vancouver music scene, including, bands, venues, and how things have changed and evolved over the years.

Mudhoney Musing (via Miss604.com blog comment)

One point, it’s Mudhoney who were the influential band. Pearl Jam were on the tail end of the musical epoch later called “grunge” and while successful and endearing were hardly influencers to the scene.

Briefly, it was Mark Arm and Steve Turner’s band Green River (which also included members Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard who later went on to Pearl Jam after Mother Love Bone) along with pals, The Melvins (also featured Mudhoney’s Matt Lukin) who paved the rock highway from old logging towns like Aberdeen then Olympia then Seattle… and taught young Kurt Cobain how to make the super fuzz noise.

Pearl Jam were relatively late to the game and formed as a new project after the demise of MLB’s singer. While they kept their cred by (trying to) stick it to Ticketmaster, PJ were a major label stadium mainstream success rather than sell-out-proof artists like Mudhoney who constantly dig things their way and turned down major label money (note: singer Mark Arm is the shipping clerk at Subpop HQ to this day).

I’ll be going for sure but wanted to point out the brilliance of Mudhoney who never really got (nor sought) the credit they deserve. I’ve seen them a dozen times over the years and they are unbelievable to witness.

“Beards on Tracks” – Bonus Clip from the Train

Published on Jun 16, 2012
Beards Beards Beards Beards Beards Beards

http://www.tracksontracks.ca

Music BC’s Career Development Series:TURNING FRIENDS INTO FANS | VIAwesome

A couple days ago I re-introduced you to Dave Olson who will be speaking, today I’d like to re-introduce you to another one of the speakers, Rebecca Bollwitt, who should need no introduction.

Otherwise known as @Miss604, she’s been on Twitter since early 2007 and I would be VERY surprised if you’re not familiar with her because not only does she have almost twice as many Twitter followers as the mayor but she’s also been running her fantasticMiss604.com blog since 2004. She also runs a WordPress development/new media consulting firm called sixty4media, was recently listed as one of the most influential women in social media in all of Canada and she also recently co-authored the book Blogging to Drive Business. In short: she has a lot to teach you this weekend, so you should go to this!


photo: kk on flickr

The official word:

Saturday March 26th, 2011
Tom Lee Music Hall – 929 Granville St (3rd floor)
1pm – 4pm

Everyone’s online – but are you taking advantage of all the opportunities it provides? Find out how to best utilize the internet to market and promote your music, coming up with out-of-the-box ideas and buzz for your band. Featuring artists and marketing professionals who have seen direct results through online promotions!

PANELISTS:
Dave Olson – Director of Marketing, HootSuite
Rebecca Boltwitt – Miss604.com
Bobby Kimberley – Music/Culture Marketing Consultant
Moderated by: Rob Calder – Secret Study

Source: Music BC’s Career Development Series:TURNING FRIENDS INTO FANS | VIAwesome