“local cultural artefact” – Reco/blurbs from: S. Rees, G. Shaw + R. Bollwitt (NNV2009)


Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

As seen in Rebecca Bollwitt’s Miss 604 post: Northern Voice 2009 Dave Olson Letters from Russia

“Uncleweed is a local cultural artefact and we should find ways to get him funded so he can keep on doing his schtick.” 

Stephen Rees February 22nd, 2009

The only tweet I managed during this session was “laughing too hard to type”. Uncleweed is a local cultural artefact and we should find ways to get him funded so he can keep on doing his schtick.

Gillian Shaw February 23rd, 2009

That is too funny Stephen. Grants have gone to way less worthy causes – this should be no problem! 😉

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When Uncleweed is on tap for a speaking engagement I make sure not to miss it even though I’ve seen him do over a dozen talks in the years I’ve known him.

Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 February 20, 2009

More from Rebecca:

I wasn’t live blogging his session as I wanted to pay attention and focus on his message, delivered as he stood before a packed while sporting a smoking jacket.


Photo credit: Dave on Flickr

I did however jot down some of his quotes on Twitter and John Biehler snapped some photos so I’ll share those now.

“I came across a ticket that was $420 to Belize. I was like ‘BUY’ … I wonder where Belize is?”

“If any of you have read it, it’s a big long story and there’s a lot of war and a lot of peace…”

“If you snip the kite string will it soar higher? No it will tumble to the ground.”

“80% meditation, 10% execution, 10% inebriation.”


Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

“What makes a work important is giving it an audience.”