a variety of current and archival podcast feeds – includes most episodes with realted art, links and show descriptions – topics: cannabis, travel, literature, art, culture, hockey, and social media > community building
A heart-wrenching poem about an abducted boy called Simon – who lived nearby, was my age and sorta looked like me – in Surrey, BC 1982 – by the “Beast of BC” Clifford Robert Olson (NO relation). Recorded and contributed to Dark Poutine Canadian True Crime podcast – shared here for posterity etc.
You’ve likely noticed I’m clearing out the archives of partially finished & fermenting audio and video projects from over the years/decades.
Just a few more left, including:
* Crowdsourcing Community Projects like Tom Sawyer preso at SXSW (crowd-sourced – natch – slideshow video atop edited audio)
* Social Marketing Kung fu workshop (four or five part lightly-edited audio with freeform tactical riffs on all my erstwhile start-up sparking wisdom)
* Healing Journal (as I’ve reached a certain level of acceptance with this debilitating consortium of syndromes, putting a few more video and audio journal pieces, as well as some written narrative, in hopes of educating and inspiring other people, and just for the “permanent record)
* Lost Choogle On episodes (still deciding whether not to release these, as one is maybe a bit too personal and a bit intense, and the other is a super weird montage of all the leftover bits of audio smashed up with songs, snippets and spiels)
I’ll keep cutting and stitching them together, if you keep on watching/listening. Are you on the bus?
Beginning with a static-y 1996 AM radio interview during a power outage on the island of Guam Micronesia, then checking in from a goat farm in Japan decades later, then again from tiny isle in Indonesia, Uncle Weed weaves hempen stories and personal anecdotes about life on this remote USA “territory” including: selling hemp bags at Jeff’s Pirate Cove, advocating for legalization of cannabis in all forms, weird jobs (and quitting same), and current situation as Grassroots activists seek to fulfil will of voters for medical and recreational uses.
Industrial Hemp and Hemp Horizons (books by John Roulac)
Hemp for Victory (book by Kenyon Gibson)
Cannabis Culture magazine
Heads Lifestyle magazine
Journal of International Hemp Association
King Tana of Samoa
Grassroots Guam & exec director Andrea and Let’s Be Blunt
Jobs at: SS Neptune, JFK High School, Star Sand Private Beach Club and Uncle Weed’s HempenWare
Anecdotes about cannabis use in: BC, Netherlands, Japan, Palau, and Federation States of Micronesia/Saipan (or is that Commonwealth of…), cloth from China and Hungary
Plus call-in question by: my Mom, Lauralee Elliottt (RiP)
Snippets of music from: Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Bad Religion, Black Crowes, Talking Heads
Original music by boat captain Chris Jacobsen (Spilt Milk Music) and a story about Shabba Ranks and greetz from Black Ras in Westmoreland, Jamaica… and bespoke outro music by Bex (Lonesome Lost Traveler).
Thanks to John Bollwitt (audio tuning), David White (photo collage) and mysterious Japanese surfer girl
Along his namesake trail on banks of Lynn Creek comes story of Group of 7 bohemian painter Frederick Varley’s 10 wild years in Vancouver teaching and founding art schools, developing new aesthetics and shacking up in an $8 mountain home with mistress.
Love in (most) all forms – from self to romance to heartbreak – explored through poems including: mis-quote from (probably not) Jack Kerouac, Khalil Gibran advising his son, Mary Oliver reminding to trust, (Angela) Anaïs (Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira) Nin’s recklessness, Leonard Cohen recalling flowers to a shy lover, Katie Buemann picking up a sword – plus a variety of relevant freeverse and haiku by myself – while Jerry Garcia describes a Wonderful World and Tanya Donnelly pines for the Atlantic.
Just an update: in the past year I’ve crafted all the podcast listed below – aside from the “Guam” one (Which is drafted sort of Kinda) – plus many others.
Also worth noting that the “Postcards from Gravelly Beach“ podcast feed is completely rebuild with all proper ID3 data, blog post metadata, original album art per episode, and submitted to several more distribution sites. 81 episodes since 2005
Full of mis-spoken words, forgotten names and other sloppiness comes annotated thoughts (squished through time and space) for shut-ins, drifters and sufferers amidst erstwhile festive melancholy times of disruption and tumult, including poems – read alongside mosquito and rooster sounds – by:
riffs about John Lennon and Ono Yoko and Marshall McLuhan
musical riffs by Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman
Plus name checks for Neal Cassady, Jello Biafra, Dave Madden, Allen Ginsberg’s holy cock, dine and dash, Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, Beat Museum, City Lights, Grateful Dead, Beat Museum, City Lights Bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jim Robson and more… (note to self: add links).
Upon turning 70 years old, Dave’s dear sensei (since a teenage Utah community college stint), Larry Harper (among various monikers) curated 70 items of advice (at request of Annie Dandelion).
As such, between licks by Grateful Dead and master potter Marty Kendall, he riffs the list – ranging from practical to mystical to almost comical, many including nudity and space. Oh, also includes his ethereal autoharp songs (rescued from a ca. 1991 Zzyxz Rd cassette).