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Return of Uncleweed – Bonus Choogle On via Clubside Breakfast Time

Return of Uncleweed – Bonus Choogle On via Clubside Breakfast Time
Return of Uncleweed – Bonus Choogle On via Clubside Breakfast Time

Uncleweed and Cosmo sit around the Fishbowl Tavern in Olympia, Washington and talk of political fortitude, Olympia garage rock, and play some groovy tunes, from SubPop and Reap and Sow Records. Ya Dig? Plus anecdotes form SXSW (Billy Bragg, Pasties) and plans for civil liberty edu-tainment. 

Get yer own beer for: Clubside Breakfast Time Episode 61 – The Return of Uncleweed

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Finding Faith in the Folk at SXSW – Choogle On! #63

Finding Faith in the Folk at SXSW – Choogle On! #63
Finding Faith in the Folk at SXSW – Choogle On! #63

In a couple joint sessions on the balcony at SXSW, Uncle Weed recaps seeing (and meeting) folk-hero Billy Bragg at Cedar Street Courtyard documentary film about Dr.

Hunter S. Thompson called Gonzo, plus seeing Athens rockers The Whigs at Stubbs, New Zealand experiential phenom Liam Finn at the Alehouse, and Canadian legends Blue Rodeo and friends (including Tom Cochran) at the Smokehouse – before fading from party exhaustion and happiness. Plus expresses concerns about expensive water, cigarette marketing, “unofficial” festivals and extreme douche bags.

Perhaps you’ll consider Finding Faith in the Folk at SXSW – Choogle on #63 (.mp3, 31:43, 26MB)

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Austin is Hazy, Austin is Weird – Choogle On! #62

Austin is Hazy, Austin is Weird – Choogle On #62
Austin is Hazy, Austin is Weird – Choogle On #62

At SxSW Music in Austin, Texas, Uncle Weed recaps the previous day’s activities and thoughts while enjoying a joint on the porch of the “Hillary Clinton Suite” at the Omni Hotel.

Bands include the Jacob Jefferies Band, Sons and Daughters (Glasgow), Henry and Invisibles, Lemonheads, Tiger! Tiger! and more.

Meanwhile at SXSW … Austin is Hazy, Austin is Weird – Choogle On #62 (.mp3, 13:53, 11MB)

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Tokes at the Presidential Suite – Choogle On! #61

Tokes at the Presidential Suite – Choogle On #61
Tokes at the Presidential Suite – Choogle On #61

Rolling along at SXSW, Uncle Weed rambles on from the lofty porch about the festival details, aesthetics, bands, parties, free beer, politics and logistics after a long night of partying with the proletariat at locations around Austin, TX and meets a few characters.

Bring a sparker for Tokes at the Presidential Suite – Choogle on #61 (.mp3, 28:08, 22MB)

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SxSW Bound for Austin Goodtimes – Choogle On! #60

SxSW Bound for Austin Goodtimes – Choogle On #60
SxSW Bound for Austin Goodtimes – Choogle On #60

Starting at the Seabus terminal, a busy Uncle Weed mentions some forthcoming trips and thoughts and then ends up in Austin, TX for a music, film and interactive fest complete with drinking, carousing and tokes on the Presidential suite porch.

Yup, we’re SxSW Bound for Austin Goodtimes – Choogle on #60 (.mp3, 14:29, 12MB)

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Beer + Glorious Scenery + Weed = Vancouver (A note to a Belgian)

I wrote to a Belgian pal planning to move to Vancouver, thusly:

Don’t listen to the right-coast curmudgeons, Vancouver is the best city going.

While Belgium undoubtedly has the best beer (please bring me some Grimberger Dubbel), Canada does alright … though the industry is kind of caught between micros which have been purchased by macros, and micros which are still figuring out the zen of brewing and, as such, the CDN beer industry has lost of wee bit of the cachet it enjoyed for years.

The whining about raining is the local pasttime but honestly the rain is not intolerable (don’t hardly need an umbrella or rain jacket most days) and the constant drizzle just makes the shiny, glowing summers even more enjoyable. Plus amazing scenery all year round and fantastic food and eclectic neighborhoods make the area very livable despite the burgeoning pre-Olympic and condo-mania construction craziness fueled by speculators and hype.

As for weed, well, the short version is “yes” – though not Amsterdam, liberal smokeeasys do exist which is as much a comment on Vancouver’s strategic political climate of harm reduction as it is for preferred recreational habits … and yup, you’ll get to see a higher does of urban plight (homelessness, meth-addicts, flop houses etc) than you are accustomed to in Europa.

Questions from the class?

A few notes about Vancouver…

I posted a comment on Steven Wittens blog post about coming to work for Bryght in glorious Vancouver.  For posterity, i typed these letters in this order:

“Don’t listen to the right-coast curmudgeon, Vancouver is the best city going.  While Belgium undoubtedly has the best beer (please bring me some Grimberger Dubbel), Canada does alright … though the industry is kind of caught between micros which were purchased by macros, and micros which are still figuring out the zen of brewing and, as such, the CDN beer industry has lost of wee bit of the cachet it enjoyed for years.

The whining about raining is the local pasttime but honestly the rain is not intolerable (don’t hardly need an umbrella or rain jacket most days) and the constant drizzle just makes the shiny, glowing summers even more enjoyable. Plus amazing scenery all year round and fantastic food and eclectic neighborhoods make the area very livable despite the burgeoning pre-Olympic and condo-mania construction craziness fueled by speculators and hype.

As for weed, well, the short version is “yes” – though not Amsterdam, liberal smokeeasys do exist which is as much a comment on Vancouver’s strategic political climate of harm reduction as it is for preferred recreational habits … and yup, you’ll get to see a higher does of urban plight (homelessness, meth-addicts, flop houses etc,) than you are accustomed to in Europa.  Questions from the class?

cheers,  daveo”

Beers in Bruges

Drinking beers from Bruges to Paris
“ah you like good beer”
he says in halted words
punching ticket in boxy hat
winking, “i’ll be right back”

Six small cans of Stella Artois
“They fell off a truck”
gratis
not as good as Grimbergen
but free

He said, i am French but i haven’t a plan
just a guy doing what i can
i’ve been to the forests and plains
and i like my wine and friends
i wonder what is like to be there
a little envious perhaps
but not ready to trade