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Bay Sunset (Vancouver Island) / acrylic

paint-elsewhere-Bay Sunset, near Clayoquot Sound (Vancouver Island)  acrylic
Bay Sunset, near Clayoquot Sound (Vancouver Island) / acrylic

Bay Sunset (between Ucluelet and Tofino, Vancouver Island)
acrylic on stretched canvas

Halfmoon Bay, near Clayoquot Sound (Vancouver Island) / oil

Halfmoon Bay, near Clayoquot Sound (Vancouver Island) / oil
Halfmoon Bay, near Clayoquot Sound (Vancouver Island) / oil

Halfmoon Bay (near Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island) 
oil on stretched canvas

Note: bird and animal footprints in paint

Post-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers – Postcard #54

Post-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers

From a skunk-scented perch along Mosquito Creek, Dave spiels about feverish dreams in a Mexican clinic, personal archeology, mirages about the Wonder Hotel, and reads verse about late trains, dammed rivers, watching ships, and men in white coats walking past.

Take your vitamins for: Post-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers – Postcard #54 (128k mp3, 16:35, 15MB)

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Uncle Weed and Leo Laporte Riff about Art and Publishing Culture

A few months back, I recorded an episode of Lab with Leo at the greedy productions studios towards Railtown way. Turns out mine was one was one the last as The Lab was axed. But fear not, Leo is rolling on with myriad other projects.

Anyhow, in this clip (recorded by my amigo Bread who gets name-checked in the segment) we talk about my longstanding penchant for self-publishing, personal expression and artistic remixing or ephemeral objects.

Artifacts explored include: Pig Express, VOM Fanzine, Canada Punk History (with a handbill from the DOA, Spores, AOT show at Bumpers), Postcards from Gravelly Beach literature podcast (FeediTunes), cassettes by Shinji Tanaka’s “Scandoll” (from Tottori, Japan) and free jazz bassist Joe Williamson and friends (recorded in Banff circa 1989), The HempenRoad film project, and his well-stickered laptop.

Fck Stats, Make Art: Round-up, reviews, audio – Northern Voice, 2008

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Really truly pleased to read all the kind words from folks who rolled by my Northern Voice presentation Fck Stats, Make Art – sorry for messing up your SEO mojo with the inappropriate title ;-). To all who showed up, thanks! Really a treat to see so many friends, heroes, colleagues and new friends smiling back – makes doing my “Dave O Show” a blast.

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Fck Stats, Make Art – a prezo (2008)

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Really truly pleased to read all the kind words from folks who rolled by my Northern Voice presentation Fck Stats, Make Art – sorry for messing up your SEO mojo with the inappropriate title ;-). To all who showed up, thanks! Really a treat to see so many friends, heroes, colleagues and new friends smiling back – makes doing my “Dave O Show” a blast.

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Background notes about Letters from Russia for “Write Now! The Art & Action of Letter Writing “

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Letters from Russia Dossier w/backstory for @rainzine – made with old-timey Underwood typewriter & Thai mulberry paper

In prep for a chat on “Write Now! The Art & Action of Letter Writing w/ DJ Snail Mail” on Free Radio Santa Cruz’s about my Letters from Russia project, i jotted down some a bit of backstory which i’m posting here lest i misplace and to share with others with interest.  So, … here ya go :

I started writing LfR while at an Evergreen College week long course “Poets and Philosophers Discuss Love and War” at Lake Crescent, WA. I had prepared with much reading about the historical context so i could make the story accurate. I then charted out the philosophical topics to address during Herni’s political transformation and personal journey.

I wrote each letter separately, handwritten on different papers and different writing instruments and only taking a piece or two to keep the letters brief and intense. Each letter was written while out on a walk/hike (so i could be in character a bit i suppose) and i didn’t edit from the original letters at all.

I also sketched/painted that summer to fill out the story and help me visualize his world and support the letters by replacing some visual narrative – and finally bound the original letters and paintings in a wood/hemp book (a few are at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncleweed/tags/lettersfromrussia/).

I lived overseas (Japan, Micronesia) quite a bit pre-Internet so am an enthusiast of printed letters and papercraft (I collect paper ephemera from trips).

I’d very much like to find someone with some deeper historical knowledge to give a read to see if there are glaring historical
inaccuracies – though i am sure on the dates and locations – before distributing the piece more broadly.

Working the Snowy Festivus Tree Lot

While a snowstorm dumps on Vancouver, Dave checks in while doing volunteer work at a holiday tree lot at Ikea in Coquitlam. He explains aesthetic and practical tree tips and reviews safety hints to do with highlighters, scissors and orange vests.

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!

Coal Harbour, Vancouver Stroll w/ 360 cityscape

Stopping in Coal Harbour to document the surroundings including the seawall, float plane docs, public art, and the Burrard Inlet.

No music, ambient noise. Just a view on a day.