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Disguise: Convict (on parade with Coureur des bois)

Davey Convict on Parade: daveo disguised
Davey Convict on Parade
Heading to the hoosegow wearing the distinctive hoops of a convict – a portent of things to come?
 
Oh brother where art thou? Turns out he’s right next to me in the trailer as Dad, as a Coureur des bois, pedals us along in a parade in the quasi-Dutch town of Lynden, Washington.
 
Note: Bikes provided by Cap’s Cyclery where uncle Mark toiled… occasionally we would get to venture down into the basement at the Sapperton store to see old man Cap’s collection of legendary junk.
 
 

Nekkid Wonders x2, vol. 1

For the record, the top photo is a top Mt. Timpanogos in Utah Valley, 11,750 feet — the other is at Waterton Lakes Park in Montana/Alberta (cohorts remaining unnamed for now) – both circa 1988.

Memento: Pacific Blue – Drum Corps Parade, Bridgeview, circa 1984

Who doesn’t love a parade? The folks in Bridgeview (Surrey, BC) that who.

Ya see… once upon a time, me and some of my finest friends played in a “drum and bugle corps” – no it’s not like a marching band, marching bands are for dorks, drum corps is for musicians :-)

Anyway, in a sorta-political quest to gain favour to build a new bingo hall in Bridgeview, we did a parade in that section of Surrey, also known as “Turf City” at the foot of the dangerously sloppy Pattulo bridge.

People were not on the street and actually came out of their houses to yell at us for waking them up. But that wasn’t near the pain that I felt from trying to carry that marimba with the sh!tty harness and march in step with my bow-legged, duck-footed legs.

Noteworthy in the snapshot is my pal Brad and our two instructors Bill and Rob. Those guys seem to enjoy us giving them tons of shit which we were fantastic at. And they taught us a ton about drumming, travelling and life.  More to say about those topics but the road and tour were better suited for me than hauling instrument through a crappy neighbourhood.

Portrait: Turtleneck, with Fish

Turtleneck and Fish: daveo disguised
Turtleneck and Fish
If this young fellow appeared at your doorstep, you would gladly give him a fish to fry. Don’t bother “teaching him how to fish,” he clearly already knows!
 
Note: admittedly i forgot everything about fishing, but I still know it all about rocking a turtleneck: tucked in with a good belt, and keep that hair feathered and parted in the middle — even while deep in the woods fighting off renegade bears (really happened), and the other hand on the pressure pump on the vintage Coleman.
 
 

Collection: Photo booth dress-up fun at Social Media Camp (Victoria, 2016)

Photo booth fun: I'm looking everywhere for you
Photo booth fun: I’m looking everywhere for you

I’m a sucker for fun photos with costumes. As such, while presenting at Social Media Camp in Victoria in 2016, I availed myself of the promotional photo booth and dug into the provided tickle trunk, plus added a few items I had on hand, to create this series of photos to craft characters and story.

Photo booth fun: bags packed, on a safari to find you
Photo booth fun: bags packed, on a safari to find you

Presented individually, then as they appeared in strips for the record  (in case you want to print and trade with your friends).

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Portrait: Headband Boys (with Bob)

Headband Boys: daveo disguised
Headband Boys
Sure it’s Christmas, not Halloween but who cares when two brothers are wearing matching headbands… Perhaps this was an early experiment and telepathic communication. If you agree, put your hand up. I thought so.
 
Lansing Michigan, circa 1974 (oddly not wearing glasses)
 
 

Portrait: Olsonboys Car Rally Crew

Car Rally Crew: daveo disguised
Olsonboys Car Rally Crew
These Olson boys don’t need much of an excuse to put on some goofy outfits. In this case, it was a church car rally, the competitors didn’t know what they were up against: a painted Datsun wagon and some sort of mutated nautical theme.
 
Not high points for consistency or accuracy, but we didn’t need that as we dominated and won the trophy which still sits proudly at someone’s house.
 
note: brother Anders not available apparently

Orson Welles’ Last Interview and Final Moments Captured on Film #video

Orson Welles’ Last Interview and Final Moments Captured on Film

Elia Kazan’s Private Letters: Sleeping With Marilyn, Chastising Beatty and Discovering Newman

Elia Kazan’s Private Letters: Sleeping With Marilyn, Chastising Beatty and Discovering Newman

Portrait: Old Man Cub Scout

Old Man Cub Scout, circa 2011

Keen observers will notice this is not authorized uniform, or a prescribed salute, nevertheless, as a former full-patch Cub and Chief Scout award recipient, i figure i can do whatever I choose – Regulations be danged i say!

Note: this was at photo booth at Craig and Lien’s wedding at a fancy Chinese resto after i had just conducted/MC’ed a 4 hour festival of frivolity in Japanese. The suit is a thrift store beauty.