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First Few Days of Torino 2006 – Olympic Outsider #1

photo by Robert @Scales
photo by Robert @Scales

Listen: First Few Days of Torino 2006 – Olympic Outsider #1 (.mp3, 51:12)

Blurb: Olympic Outsider podcast featuring audio discourse and chatter the Winter Olympics sports with emphasis on Team Canada athletes – starting with coverage of Turin 2006 .

In episode #1, Host Dave Olson is joined by “Sweatpants Mark” to discuss recent noteworthy performances and remarks about the TV and other media coverage. Topics include: Women’s moguls and half-pipe, Chinese figure skaters, Latvian fans, Long-track speed skating and more.

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In-game versus Oilers, plus Recaps, Olympics, World Juniors – Canucks Outsider #18

Dave reviews games versus Philly, Kings and Oilers (p1) plus banter on Canadian Olympic team, World Junior tourney, Jim Robson, ticket scalpers, and in-game comments and atmosphere from Oilers (p2).

Listen to In-game versus Oilers, plus Recaps, Olympics, World Juniors – Canucks Outsider #18!

 

Writing Project Ideas – Feasthouse podcast

In my blitzkrieg of personal socialized publishing catchup, i came across a recording spontaneously spieled while riding the bus from North Van to Surrey in Oct. 2005 shortly after relocating to my beloved harbours, trees and parks. I talk about three big writing projects which are moving verrryyyy slowly but are moving (a couple of them anyhow).

DaveO Writing Project Ideas (.mp3, 12:17) [note update link]

Snacks from the Feasthouse- Writing Project Ideas

Specifically the ideas are:

* a collection of short stories about quitting jobs (many) in rather creative ways and heading out on adventures – tentatively called “Quitting Jobs” – i often recollect new ones i had forgot about too …

* a novel “Elsewhere” being a first-person narrative about finding a place and meaning for a generation between the cracks in the early 90’s – (loosely based on notes and scribblings from a summer on Dead tour including a hostage incident in New Mexico)

* “The Diamond Merchant” – a (funny) screenplay about the double-life of a owner of a chain of mall jewelry stores and his dubious, international exploits running both ends against the middle – add hoodwinked Nigerian spammers and Russian roulette in Thailand (wait hasn’t that been used?) and chaos ensues.

Uncle Weed and Ed Abbey head to Canyonlands – Postcard #5

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Oman post office

In Volume five, DaveO hangs out in the dark at Olympia’s Seven Oars park and reads Part 2 of Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure, chats about Edward Abbey, and reads from Ed’s “Desert Solitaire” (scored fresh from Olympia’s Last Word Books).

Go into the canyons for Uncle Weed and Ed Abbey head to Canyonlands – Postcard #5 (11:44,10MB, stereo .mp3)
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Russian Epics, French Poems and Irish Beer – Postcard #4

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Oman Lane sign

In Volume 4, DaveO reads from his own “Letters from Russia,” Leo Tolstoy’s epic “War and Peace” and a bit of French poetry while fumbling with pronunciation and enjoying a Guinness in the nighttime garden.

Wander along for Russian epics, French poems and Irish beer – Postcard #4 (19:22, 20MB, stereo, .mp3)

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HD Thoreau and GG Marquez Along for the Ride – Postcard #3

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – VIA Ocean train

In Volume 3, Dave reads from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience” plus Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude” and his own Portuguese Snapshots.

Hop a train for HD Thoreau and GG Marquez Along for the Ride – Postcard #3
(13:20, 14MB. stereo, .mp3)
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Remembering Florida, Heading to Japan, Wandering with Walt – Postcard #2

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Grey Canada Post box, white letters

Postcard #2 in which Dave reads from Gary Snyder’s “Left out in the Rain,” Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and from original short story, “I Remember Florida.”

Prepare yourself for Remembering Florida, Heading to Japan, Wandering with Walt – Postcard #2 (10MB, 11:06, .mp3, stereo)

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Heading Out with Weed and Trout – Postcard #1

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Sri Lanka post office

In podcast Volume 1, DaveO reads from his original “Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure” plus a snippet from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America” and introduces the spoken word literature show thusly:

“Postcards from Gravelly Beach” is an occasionally-brewed podshow featuring spoken word with bits of literary discourse and maybe some tunes from time to time. I’ll read a little something of my own – a short story, essay, letters or maybe some free verse and also read something by someone else, likely a literary favourite from over the years – maybe even tying into a theme of some kind – or maybe not, we’ll see what happens. Mostly Postcards from Gravelly Beach podcast is about chillaxing with a beverage, digging the view in front of you, and listening to something new.”

Pull on boots for Heading Out with Weed and Trout – Postcard #1 (8:48, 8MB, stereo.mp3)

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Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe

A collection of short, haiku-type poems written by DaveO between Tottori, Japan and Olympia, Washington between 1992-2004, called “Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe.”

Download Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe (.pdf)

Grandma in the hills near Saji Tottori Japan - Obaasan
a Japanese
Obaasan (Grandma) in the hills near Saji-san, Tottori-ken, Japan

Choogle On Blurb

Choogle on with Uncle Weed podcast features writer Dave O (AKA Uncle Weed) on random sound-seeing adventures around Vancouver and the Cascadia region at large, with anecdotes and observations about transportation, economics, public policy, architecture, entrepreneurship and scoring herb.

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