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#daveo50 ~ 1996 / 50 years > days > photos

#daveo50 ~ 1996 / for ID purposes

Project: Upon turning 50 years old on August 16, 2020, Dave Olson (me, hello) is posting a photo (or maybe photos) a day / per year – starting with 1970 with intent of chronicling existence through various primary evidence sourced from studio portraits, class photos, ID / passport photos, or occasionally other “casual/group/random” shots when the above don’t exist in my archive (note: not “artificial intelligence,” really me, pulled from shoeboxes, journals, wallets and whatnot – diligently scanned and dated via glasses and haircuts, lightly annotated).

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Deep Cuts of Weed in Guam – Choogle On! #125

Deep Cuts of Weed in Guam – Choogle On! #125
Deep Cuts of Weed in Guam – Choogle On! #125

Beginning with a static-y 1996 AM radio interview during a power outage on the island of Guam Micronesia, then checking in from a goat farm in Japan decades later, then again from tiny isle in Indonesia, Uncle Weed weaves hempen stories and personal anecdotes about life on this remote USA “territory” including: selling hemp bags at Jeff’s Pirate Cove, advocating for legalization of cannabis in all forms, weird jobs (and quitting same), and current situation as Grassroots activists seek to fulfil will of voters for medical and recreational uses.

Ensure you have batteries for: Deep Cuts of Weed in Guam – Choogle On! #125 (.mp3, 192k stereo, 97MB, 1:10:33)

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Portrait: Hemp Guy in OlyWa

Hemp Guy: daveo disguised
Hemp Guy
This one goes out to my fellow cannabis pioneers and activist as i sport a handmade set of 100% hemp overalls, and a Hempy’s “Baja explorer” hat (my own design manufactured by A. Lewis’ company who shares my birthday).
Anyhow, was fresh off the Micronesian island of Guam, I’m flashing the backhand hang loose sign (forehand is for Hawaii) at Olympia Hemp Day, 1996 at the Capitol dome – not long before I started production of the travel documentary HempenRoad… Of course now, Washington state has legalized cannabis for medicinal, recreational and industrial use. Coincidence?
Snapped by maybe Jay Stewart? on an early generation Casio digital camera (low res of course by contemporary standards)