Walking around the campground at the Komasket Music Fest near Vernon, BC, Uncle Weed and Quebecois Correspondent discuss the layout of the performance stages, various yoga workshops, Moroccan shisha lounge, and the movie tipi.
Plus they recap pleasing performances by Bochephus King and Oka while previewing The Wailers and other leisure time activities. Musical interludes feature jams with Bocephus King and Oka. Part 2 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Sitting around a candle, Uncle Weed kicks of a weekend at the Komasket Music Festival with pals including the Quebecois Correspondent. After a journey through Manning Park with canoe trips, wildlife sightings and botanical changes, they preview bands and workshops ahead.
Musical interludes feature jams with Bocephus King and Oka, beatboxer Shamik and various announcements of lost souls. Part 1 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Hazy with a sore throat, Uncle Weed documents journies to the legendary Salt Lick bar-b-q for a slice of rural Texas, plus breakfast oysters, trip to riverside green belt, and rocking out to Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears at the Twitter party at The Parish.
Plus riffs about drought, reasons for free beer, Big Muff guitar pedals, and forgetfulness, and plans a scant agenda of conferencing and recording.
En route to breakfast at SXSW, Uncle Weed recounts a night of arts and crafts burlesque and barbarians at Emo’s Jr. and forays to various Austin bars and various dot-com parties for tasty beers.
Stops include smoothies at The Hideout, Counter Cafe for pancakes, plus field notes about lanyards and badges, making marketing envelopes, living on appetizers, creekside flora, joys of the quaffable Shiner Bock, magicians and performance troupe, beat/stump boxer, pedi-cab escapes, and closing down an elegant hotel loaded with drunkards in disarray.
Contributed as special segment to the Dopecast episode 221 on Dopefiend Podcast Network based in the London, UK, comes a bonus “Tokes on the Porch” segment about cooking with cannabis, introduced thusly: “Canadian hemp activist and cannabis podcaster Uncle Weed as he interviews Chef Boy-am-I-hungry about some methods of ingesting our secret sacrament at his own special spot in Mosquito Creek.”
Alongside rushing Lynn Creek, Uncle Weed quizzes a friend about methods for extracting cannabis for eating pleasure including making bhang, cannabis candies and quickie peanut butter powered snacks and tips for stoning on the go at festivals and everyday.
On a visit to the hamlet of Pe Ell, Uncle Weed checks in on the emerging super powers of The Numbskulz [MySpace] – Nolan, Seth and Graham. The 3 young rock and roll brothers recently recorded tracks at a studio and are seeking to load up their camouflage RV for a NorthWest summer tour.
They discuss the songwriting process, the power of music to inspire others, playing covers vs. originals, promotion tactics for bands, and the importance of demanding knowledge at school.
En route to Toronto on a red-eye flight, Uncle Weed shares flashbacks from the Big Smoke from Summer of 87 and recounts gaps in memory from SXSW including poolside broken legs, bar-b-q trips, bike shops and grand hotels and recaps a trip to SubPop Records HQ in Seattle including meeting Mark Arm of Mudhoney and fore-shadowing adventures in T.O. Featuring music by Mudhoney “Overblown” plus various street musicians.
On the opening night of SXSW Interactive/Music/Film fest in Austin, Texas, Uncle Weed strolls 6th St. in search of rolling papers and describes the surroundings of partiers from geeks to spring breakers, police on horseback, tattoo parlours, death metal pizza, bars, grills, taverns, microbrews, civic economics and impending cultural chaos. Featuring music by Dan Mangan “Road Regrets” and The Numbskulz.
In between Winter Olympics and SXSW, Uncle Weed soothes a sore throat on a couch and talks about global parties of note (including Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras, Carnival, etc.), plus extols about the Olympic Outsider podcast, True North Media House, importance and nobility of documentation, SXSW preview and recap of recent trip to Pe Ell to visit Hemp Ed and the Numbskulz.
Upon the untimely passing of a friend Ian Christiancy (aka Gazoo), Uncle Weed cracks a tall can of beer and sparks a bowl of sour diesel on a dock in Harrison Lake to share memories of friendly adventures to Darrington Rock Fest, Amsterdam Cannabis Cup, curling in Portland, parties at the cabin and hangouts on Steamboat Island and anecdotes about living tough and timely, yet unseemly, advice, leather jackets and souped up Novas.
Featuring music by Numbskulz, Nazareth and excerpts from The Pudcast with Gazoo and Sajo.