My pal Chris Trottier gifted me a painting which i quite adore. Its stashed in a locker faraway so i share a poorly photographed facsimile here so i can enjoy from time to time.
Made with (I suspect) acrylic on canvas board, approx 30cm x 20cm.
My pal and long time collaborator at Hootsuite, Chris Trottier and his new crew at “boldkick” – a new social architecture bureau, wrote this little tribute post about me following a talk at Victoria, BC, Canada’s Social Media Camp where i discussed how the “Internet has a Short Memory”. I am truly touched by he and Cindy’s kind words – i am very fond of them as well.
Excerpt pasted below for the record along with a link to the original post.
Raised on a diet of hockey, punk rock, and fanzines, Dave “Uncle Weed” Olson has been writing about his experiences for almost as long as the Internet existed.
A master storyteller, Dave Olson thrives in building communities. His work revolves around being an all-around creative. He is a writer, a podcaster, singer, a multi-hyphenate superstar. Looking at his own website, it’s both surprising and inspiring to see one person who has done so much.
It all leads to one thing, doesn’t it? Passion.
It’s been such an overused word, but it always rings true to the people who have it. Dave’s lifeblood is community, something that we at Boldkick strongly resonate with. Did we mention he’s from Vancouver, too?
As a traveller, Dave Olson has had a handful of experiences with different people with different backgrounds. In a quick interview at Toque and Canoe about his suitcase, Dave Olson shares about his souvenirs in his travels.
“I keep little ephemeral paper objects. Ticket stubs. Crappy postcards. I’ll take an empty scrap book and make it real time on the trip. Then you return home and BAM, the whole trip is documented and you can share it with your friends. I was on a train in the rain in Spain (ha ha) and had my scrap book with me and I ended up partying with all of these great folks. Great way to bridge those cultural gaps. I also like to bring back coins. Little things. I like tiny things.”
This is a piece of writing by my pal Chris Trottier which i kept because i like it and sharing it here so i can find it again and also so maybe you’ll read and enjoy. No big deal. Links included so you can follow Chris’ myriad endeavours, all of which are fascinating.
Album | Time | Artist | Album
When the Flesh Hits 4:17 GoGoGo Airheart Exitheuxa
Lay It On Me (LP Version) 4:01 Sylvia Pillow Talk: The Sensuous Sounds Of Sylvia
Can’t Hardly Stand It 2:49 Charlie Feathers Rockabilly of the 1950’s
Kandy Pop 2:48 Bis This Is Teen-C Power! – EP
You Want the Candy 3:07 The Raveonettes Lust Lust Lust (Bonus Track Version)
We’re Desperate 2:00 X Wild Gift
My Old Drunk Friend 3:34 Freakwater Feels Like the Third Time
There She Goes Again (Stereo) 2:41 The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks 4:03 The Rapture Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks – EP
Telstar (Original Recording 1962) 3:15 The Tornados The British Are Coming, Vol. 1
Ceremony 4:26 New Order Substance
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 4:46 Ryuichi Sakamoto 1996
Pledging My Love 2:29 Johnny Ace Memorial Album
I’ve Been Hurt So Many Times 2:35 Rodd Keith I Died Today
Walking The Cow 3:37 Daniel Johnston Songs In The Key Of Z Vols 1 & 2
Somethin’ Else 2:09 Eddie Cochran 50s Greatest Rock N Roll
According To Plan (Album Version) 4:37 I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness Fear Is On Our Side
Richter Scale Madness 3:45 …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Junkyard 6:27 The Birthday Party Live 1981-82
At The Grass Roots 2:56 Sri Darwin Gross Songs In The Key Of Z Vols 1 & 2