Did I mention I love making scrapbooks? Scissors and glue and (miscellaneous & travel-related mostly) ephemera assembled into handmade journals with delicious paper to create a story of sorts. I have stacks of these documented in this archive for my reference and your amusement.
Brother Dan and I went to Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary (and final) shows – 2 in Santa Clara, California and 3 in Chicago, Illinois. We roadtripped the whole she-bang from Vancouver, BC to Olympia, WA to Pacifica, Santa Clara, then Las Vegas to Provo where we switched vehicles and rode with some pals across the midwest (camping in an epic storm in Nebraska along the way). We hit all 5 shows and enjoyed the community and music.
Other stops included Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael California and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado to see Neil Young and Promise of the Real. We parted ways in SLC as i had to head to rescue a broken RV in Mendocino (unsuccessfully as it turns out) and Dan headed back to BC.
Along the way, stopped at various craft breweries, made loads of arts and crafts (including an massive scrapbook of ephemera, road poetry, set lists, newspaper clipping and other sundries) and a series of photos by Lomo camera. Also documented a series of two-fer photos of us enjoying beers or joints or scenery and the company of conspirators. Several of these became a “memory book” i created (via an online publishing service) for Dan as a wee present. When visited his home, i snapped quick shots of the pages (note to self: take better ones next time). Here the are the lousy pics of an otherwise lovely book – for my amusement and your curiosity.
Greetings from Elsewhere: Created for Pete Word who provided safe haven in time of turmoil for a lost healing battered confused version.
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.
Presented individually, then as they appeared in strips for the record (in case you want to print and trade with your friends).
Busy festive stretch this weekend: Team 1040 segment, party with folks from Peak radio, Dinosaur Jr. at Commodore, bottling 150 litres of beers, stacking 1/2 cord of firewood, beer & weisswurst at German christmas market, hanging rock n roll artwork,… also Thursday was Topless Gay Love Tekno Party at Rickshaw and Monday/Tuesday was 300 taplist at Alibi Room … i took Wednesday night off.
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.
Book your ice time for: Hockey talk from the Winter Club with Guy Kawasaki and Pals – Olympic Outsider #14 (.mp3, 17:32)
Almost 12 hours since I was in a hockey rink, now Thursday morning, I guess this must be day 7 of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Early morning at the North Shore Winter Club to observe a hockey game featuring a lot of the local tech industry luminaries plus tech evangelist pioneer Guy Kawasaki, plus “actual” hockey players.
Note: As soon as you open up the door to a rink specially one of these small community rinks, the thing that hits you is this smell. It’s also a thrill watching the players far down below working their magic being right here in ice level and seeing people doing it cos they love it, 8:00 on a weekday morning.
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