Sadie Superstar

Sadie often I told you
don’t break two laws at once
Sadie don’t wanna scold you
but i won’t bail you out
more than twice

You’ve been taking
candy from strangers
since you were a kid
now you’re craving
the impending danger
your habits bring

Sadie Superstar
I believe that you’ll be
even better
than any of us are

I’m not sure
how to explain
but your twinkle
and your poetics
make you sublime

Sulphur Pile

There are just a few things
that i know about the sulphur pile

first, is that i am not sure it is actually sulphur
second, the pile is not harmed by rain
next, the (assumed) sulphur is used for something
somehwere else
trains bring it here, ships take it somewhere beyond

and the pile never changes in size

glowing like Van Gogh’s pool table
under cafe lamps

Gnomedex Recap with EMP Action – Gnomedex 06 #4

Admitting my affection for the GoGos at the final night party of Gnomedex at Experience Music Project, I check in with Jay aka Cosmo G Spacely the Unabonger, Jacob from Arkansas and the lovely Dingo to recap the event whilst lounging at the bar.

Topics include:
* PT’s (of Make Magazine) rapid hardware hacks
* Ethan Kaplan’s (at the time at Warner Brothers) views on the music industry and REM stories
* Some disagreement between veterans including Dave Winer and some upstarts about the “way things should be done”
* Tara Hunt and Chris Messina (then of Citizen Media) and the advantage of keeping companies small (i.e. 80 10lb spider monkeys vs an 800lb gorillas)
* Werner Voegels (CTO of Amazon) introducing the concept of cloud storage and delivery
* The variety of companies here between big and small, and absent and here, including Yahoo, Google, Intel and the love of Flickr
* Meeting new friends including Jacob from Arkansas who shares a birthday with Cosmo
* Kum By Ya singing
* Dave Dederer (ex Presidents of the United States of America) jam session
* EMP’s Sci-Fi exhibit
* Props for Chris Pirillo
* etc.

Canada Day at Gnomedex06, Part #1

At Gnomedex tech and culture conference in Seattle, Jay (aka Unabonger or Cosmo) and Dave (me, Uncle Weed) offer Canada Day wishes and recap Broadband Mechanics and Marc Canter’s mighty party, the absurdity of stealth start-ups and venture capitalist, Dave Winer who created RSS, and preview PT of Make Mag and check out the t-shirts, lounges while walking into the conference for the official Canadian recognition and seeing Tara Hunt and so on.

The Dave Speaks to the People

Tonight I am heading to the Canucks’ Rink (named something about a car company) to hear GM Dave Nonis speak to we humble folks about the State of the Franchise etc.  The event is invite only for season ticket holders (I am not one but my company is so i am hopping along) and should include a Q & A session in which i plan to say,

“Hi Dave, I am Dave O from the Canucks Outsider Podcast and I’ve been a writing about the Canucks since 1978.  As you likely know Dave, independent media AKA citizen journalism has moved well beyond fan sites.  Now blogs and podcasts boast audiences rivaling the ‘traditional’ media outlets and offer insightful coverage which often surpasses the cynical mainstream press.  While I applaud the Canucks’ efforts in making a blog, I am eager to hear what you have in mind to embrace and include the new media like other pro-sports franchises have done?”

Yup, that’s what i have in mind.
Nonis speaks on Draft Day
Thanks to Dhiren_M for the killer pic (dave’s hair is *always* perfect)

 

International Festival Weekend – Urban Vancouver #2

DaveO chats about International festival funtimes in a busy Vancouver weekend including Commercial Drive Car Free Fest Day, Richmond Asian Night Market, Scandinavian Midsommer Festival, East Van Chopper Fest and more hi-jinks.

While strolling around Victoria Park near Commercial Drive during Car Free Fest Day, he recaps visits to the Richmond Asian Night Market, Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, East Van Chopper Fest plus mentions Stanley Cup playoffs, Vancouver Canadians baseball season opener, Hemptown Clothing, some amazing Marimba kids, World Cup soccer, Queen of Samba with her costumed dancers, bar-b-q’ed sausages, Guinean drummers, a nutty band called Bonkers and more Vanstyle hi-jinks.

Catch a bus to International Festival Weekend – Urban Vancouver #2 (18:09, 26MB, 192k .mp3)

Also available as “enhanced podcast” with photos included: International Festival Weekend – Urban Vancouver #2 (64k .m4a, 12MB, 18:09)

charging to the finish line
snapshot by Dave O, more on Flickr

Ace Correspondents in Edmonton – KK and MC at Stanely Cup Game 6, 2006

Quasi-official Canucks Outsider correspondents (and certified Internet Rockstars) Kris Krug and Megan Cole checking in with wicked excited video blogs from Edmonton game 6.

KK says, “Unlike any sporting event I’ve ever been to! Come check out the Oilers fans going completely nuts before the start of Game 6.”  See the nuttiness on You Tube.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/sets/72157594173135634/
photo by KK, more on Flickr

Additional Hi-jinks include:

– Interview with former Mayor Bill Smith
KK sez, ” I sat next to former Mayor of Edmonton Bill Smith at Saturday nights Stanley Cup finals game and did a lil videoblog interview with him. Cool guy. :)”

– Watching the game up with Edmonton 2-0
KK attempts to predict scores with his vast hockey knowledge

– Watching Edmonton force game seven
KK sez, “Check out the last minute of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes. Edmonton wins this one 4-0 and forces a game 7 back in Carolina. The crowd is going crazy and doing their best to make me deaf!”

– Visiting the CBC poduction truck
KK sez, “I had a chance to go ‘backstage’ of the Stanley Cup finals with Bob Cole of CBC’s hockey night in Canada. This is their HD TV truck and watching them pull it all together in real-time was pretty frickin’ incredible. Check it out.”

– Partying down on Whyte Ave
KK sez, “Hangin’ out roamin’ the streets of the ‘cool part’ of Edmonton with MC, drunken crazy people, and lots of cops. :P Heh.”

 

 

 

Twenty Bill

Feel like a twenty bill
Stony drunk and built to spill
Out on the roadway
Like i feel

Got a few of bucks for gas
Spent the rest on grass
Roll it up to
Be more real

Stowed away on slow ships
Left behind on roadtrips
Trains lost somewhere
Seeking a meal

Haggard memories of embrace
My boots in your suitcase
Somehow always comes back
Back to your smile

Paint me up in Crayola hues
Aquamarine and patina blues
If i could be someone else
I’d choose Coeur du bois
Couer du bois, or you

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