Tag Archives: podcasts

Finest Podcast Listening

Pandora

Pogues, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffalo Tom, Mudhoney, Thelonius Monk

KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic

KEXP Sonarchry, Song of the Day

IODA Cast

Mastan Music Hour

In our Time

Standards

Daily Breakfast

Radio Zoom

Clubside Breakfast Time

Unmajestic

Bicycle Mark

Fresh batch of happyfrog “Pond casts” from the Health Show

You know i dig making my wee little audio documentary interviews and … at the recent Vancouver Health Show at Canada Place, i interviewed four entrepreneurial women for podcasts posted at happyfrog.ca’s Frog blog. Thought i’d share ’em here for posterity:

Know your Local Water
Vancouver has exceptional drinking water but there is many reasons for concern – chlorination, excessive water laws, groundwater protection and finding a filter made for local water. Mary of yourwatermatters.com also invites you to speak your mind by contacting the Ground Water Advisory Board.

Grab a Stylish and Durable Bag
Bringing your own bag is easier, more stylish with Moukisac.com. Marie tells about her durable 6 in 1 bag system which starts as a fanny pack and turns into a shopping bag with a variety of small sacks for bulks, produce and even sprouting.

Dried Fruit for Washing Clothes

Soap Nuts are a fruit for washing clothes – the waste water is non-polluting, the soap packets are compostable and the smell is like lemongrass. The fruits are grown, dried and prepared in India and fairly traded to green consumers in Vancouver. Learn more about Sapindus (aka soap nuts) at Wikipedia

Healthy Food and Packaging to Change the World
At the Vancouver Health Show, Dave talks to Alex a mother and entrepreneur who, with her partner Colin, produce dried whole foods packaged in cellulose, glass and with no glues. They discuss carbon footprint, local sourcing and creative distribution. Visit madewithlove.ca.

Social media bonanza update

Michael MIllionaireRolling out podcasts at a usual epic pace including a few new series and guest appearances of sorts – so, in case you missed any these new and old series, here you go:

The Crazy CanucksTCC#42 – Special Report: DaveO on the 2007 Super Series – a bit stale now but John added some beats while make my historical spiel worth a listen if you weren’t paying attention see also: TCC#49 – It’s still early in the season

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Part second to last of the for Remembrance series with an essay about why not to wear a poppy (respect by avoiding war) and some more hand-selected tunes paired like a pinot noir and gorgonzola – Peace to Soldiers and Strangers – Postcard #48

Raincity Radio – i’ve resurrected an old series, previously shepherded by Mark Yuasa, Robert scales, Megan Cole and others .. so far busted out a healthy batch about web community building in Vancouver and elsewhere with guests including Jordan Behan, Marc Laporte, Boris Mann, Robert, Francis, Erik, Mark, etc.

Choogle on! a whole heap of these:

Thanksgiving with Absinthe and Fungi Tea – Choogle on #54

Hemp for Victory with Author Kenyon Gibson – Choogle on #52

Tasty Asian Night Market Joint – Choogle on #53

Midnight Riverside Joint with the Dopefiend – Choogle on #51

Dopecast95: LIVE from Vancouver and Seattle!
My UK counterpart came to visit and we talked and toked and recorded it all for your listening pleasure. I offer half-asses analysis about the urban mileiu of Vancouver, forests, transportation, planning, politics, weed …

Canucks Outsider – third season is three episodes in with Shifting into Gear, Sorta – Canucks Outsider #58

Out ‘n About with Uncle Weed – This travelin’ man chronicles is growing quick as i make new personal docu-diaries and find other clips needing a home Blip.tv ShowFeediTunes

Noteworthy – my personal podfather, Cosmo Goodbud Spacely of Clubside Breakfast Time Podcast started a new series Spacely’s Sprockets being a short literary snippet, a song or two and his most curious thoughts so Subscribe!

Canadian Podcast Buffet – In #74: Cross-country audio and portable recorders, podcast diplomat Mark Blevis came to visit Vancouver and recorded some snippets of me, the charming Bollwits Radio John, Miss 604 and the hilarious dudes from Suburban Transpondency & Foreskin Radio begging the question “why so many fine podcasters come from Surrey?”

coal harbour

Forthcoming:

Roland’s Rabble
discussion about the open soft/hard OpenMoko and other phones seeking to shake up the mobile industry (iPhone, rumoured Google phone) with Bryght’s Mr. Furley and PhP guru Audrey F.

Postcards from Gravelly Beach
Final chapter of the White Poppies for Remembrance series – out in time for Remembrance day – this “back cover” of the series features me spieling on about the remnants and artifacts of war and the folks pointing the troops to conflict and their motivations while wandering around London

Postcards from Radio Zoom
Radio Zoom John and I are planning a plan to bring the music i used in the WPfR series to his music-focused show.
This includes:
World of Hurt – Drive by Truckers
White Daisy Passing – Rocky Votolato
Mercy –
Refresh –
Providence – Chris Jacobsen
Brokedown Palace – Grateful Dead
First Vietnam War/Snipers at the Gates of Heave – The Black Angels
Gone Beyond – Akron/Family
Be Joyful! –
ahh,… the i’ll jsut looka the White Poppies archive

another PfGB- more with Wm Lenker at the Woodshed this time a sort of John Sinclair inspired reading – seeking the right JS tracks to combo it with, Comso, you got some Sinclair beat tracks for me?

Choogle on!’s section of the Podcast Queue clean-out bonanza is nearing an end, next up (in no particular order):

– Numbskulz grow up – the third installment of these rocksters

– London last wander, maybe a bonus show about getting to London from vancouver with thoughts on NYC and elsewhere – might go under the Feasthouse label if not Choogley enough

– Herby’s tales of ganja growing and swinging at Wreck beach recorded in a grow room with Dopefiend

– with the leftovers, mix up a “big psychedelic mop-up tray” of all that’s left including a drunken (well me anyhow) discussion on the role of union in modern economy, some clips of the Dalai Lama’s Canadian citizenship ceremony, hanging out watching Seattle planes land with Cosmo, etc.

So this winter, move on to:

– Clayoquot recordings, water shortage, first nations reservation, skateboard comp, sitting in the woods with eagles perched overhead, wandering along trails, reading poetry and essays on clearcuts …

and record (possibly “instudio”) discourse on:

  • War resistance – seeking refuge in Canada
  • Marc Emery – extradition hearing status
  • Immigrating to Canada – ways and means
  • Growing weed in a small space – safe and personal

Another Urban Vancouver:

  • HempC soda pop taste test

Next on Raincity Radio:

  • Scales’ international business exploits to China, Blogworld and more
  • Michael Fergusson about web communities for families and Facebook marketing Kinzin
  • Boris and Francis about best practices for Drupal debuggin process management
  • Dmitri, William, Colin at BAD Camp

Upcoming Olympic Outsider:

  • a couple interviews which still need edited, release and all that with Duff Gibson and Crispin Lipscomb

All for now – Enjoy!

Vaporizer Testing and Hookah Session on the Porch

for new heads magazine blogOriginally appeared in (defunct) Heads Magazine — Uncle Weed’s Tokes on the Porch blog, October 16, 2007 #
There are a few other post from that era but… servers changes, links break, images are misplaced — Yikes. So stash ’em all here too for the permanent record.
Listeners to Choogle On! with Uncle Weed podcast know i am pretty random about putting out shows … nothing for 3 months then 3 in a one week, then rotating wednesdays and occasional fullmoons … Yet i am always recording my goings-on while out n’ about.  Result = a backlog of audio goodness waiting to get out to the tokers’ ears.

This summer i put the recorder on hiatus to focus (through my squinty eyes) on editing up the backlog of misadventures, missives and spiels gatherin’ lint over the past year. I certainly like curing the content for extra flavor (and to figure out how to best edit the story) but figure if i wait tooooo, long the shows will get musty smelling.

So, hunkered in the studio amongst tall trees by Mosquito creek in North Vancouver, I’ve brewed up shows from London, San Jose, Vancouver Island, New York City and my front porch since returning from my tri-coastal bizniss trippin’ to including a visit with Dopefiend at the Dope-den in London UK.

You Headsters will especially enjoy the Vapo-Hookah Royal Sampler – Choogle on #47 with me and Herr Meister Funboy on the porch giving a VapoCannon Vaporizer a thorough testing before switching to a porcelain hookah direct from Lt. Magnum USN in Baghdad.

We worked through 4+ different strains of the finest BC bud going including Renee, Lui and Sugar Mango.  Shout out to Heads Magazine and you, the Tokes onthe Porch reader, included.

I also put the Happy Vappy through the paces and visited the maker in Happy Sunday with  the Vappy Man – Choogle on #43.  A real good daily user for around 2Benjamins ain’t bad for sure – Check out the Happy Vappy site for lowdown.



There’s a global stoner tour so get yerself subscribed via Choogle on Weed feed,iTunes, or via the Choogle on blog.

Coming up shows include:

Thought you’d like to know … any prefs on which come out next?

Morning rainy trip from the North Shore

Observation …

Thick pineapple rain whipping
winds twisting leaves
and homeless blankets
wet while walking past
yellow in fleeting glances
holding breath for quarantine
peeking though humid windows

Thinking about …

Pinochet dying (Guardian Unlimited special report “From Tyrant to Arrest and Indictment”) – sometimes the evil ones live so long, 91 – so much blood on his hands (rumours of stadiums full of communist disappeared)and years of process means a lack of reasonable resolution and restitution

(Underrated hockey great) Bob Gainey’s daughter Laura swept off a ship – search continues … lo, the price of adventure (coulda been me or you) peace

Listening to …

Bicycle mark in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Austro-Hungarian empire and the historical role of the Balkans in creating war

BBC Iraq, squandered billions in reconstruction and lost opportunities, Saddam’s personal history, Afghanistan’s (un)reinvention process

Rick Steves in Prague, Slovenia, and former East Germany via podcast (Rick Steves’ podcast feed) talking philosophy and faux pas with Bernard-Henri Levy

Black Angels – Sniper at the gates of dawn (drone machine, psychedelic indie rock from Indiefeed (itunes) and/or KEXPin-studio RSS)

In the works …

Choogle on with Uncle Weed International Mail round up from a windy porch recorded and in production, Blazin’ in Japan on deck – music encoded, a few pieces to gather before production

Canucks Outsider – new episode (Canucks game day vs. Whalers/Hurricanes) and a few site upgrades (thanks Bread)

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – part 2 of the Jack Kerouac poetry stroll nears completion – more choruses from San Francisco blues while walking down the Mission – one more part after that and then onto Remembrance Day peace and war collection