More: Interview with The Wailers and others at Komasket Music Fest, near Vernon, BC, Aug. 2010.
Hustling to a bus, Uncle Weed ends the festive period with vaporization session and recounts highlights, hi-jinks and life remixes from 2010 including gut surgery, True North Media House social reporting at the Olympics including Olympic Outsider podcasts, Subpop Records, Hockey Hall of Fame, SXSW, Komasket Music Festival, UW40 party, Halloween at the Waldorf hotel, visits from friends, and then a decompression road trip to Nelson with forays to ferries, hot springs and local organic beers.
Ends with clumsy thanks to the Chooglers who had my back during the past year. Musical interludes including an skat/vocal rendition of a Charlie Parker tune by Nico from Savage Blade. See also Best Year in Years ~ 2010 Flashback blog post including more 2010 highlights a video from the aforementioned ferry ride.
Sit on the park bench for Festive Flashback from Orion to Nelson – Choogle On! #99 (.mp3, 30MB, 23:49)
While at Komasket music fest, Uncle Weed describes a visit to a traditional Moroccan shish lounge with tea run by a guy named Guy. Also describes performances by Wolf Child and Cowboy Bandit plus describes a morning visit to yoga. Plus preview of Delhi to Dublin, Alex Cuba and Shamik on agenda.
Musical interludes feature “Delhi to Dublin” from Saturday night performance and Wolf Child and Cowboy Bandits from Saturday performance plus and dancing children. Part 7 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Find a cushion for Shisha Lounging and Slacker Yoga – Choogle On! #98
Wandering through the festival grounds, Uncle Weed talks to first aid crew, interviews a 2nd year attendee about a kayaking trip, tipi camping, Brazilian capoeira and dancing workshops, while Canadian entertainer Fred Penner shows his multi-linguistic skills.
Plus bits of other artists, and chatter about vendor alley, African drums and recounting jam tent performances. Musical interludes feature Fred Penner, and the jam session with Bocephus King, Oka and Kia Kadiri — plus various snippets from Doug Cox and Pacific Poi Boys and other artists. Part 6 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Koolant, sitting in the Bob Marley hot seat singing with the legendary Wailers featuring Aston “Family Man” Barrett, speaks about the joy of singing reggae music for people around the world.
He recounts growing up in Jamaica learning the music and mentions the beauty of the Komasket location and audience.
Plus peaceful warrior troubadour Fred Penner sings about our right to be free and happy. Musical interludes feature “Redemption Song” from The Wailer’s Saturday night performance and “Right to be Happy and Free” by Fred Penner from Sunday jam tent performance. Part 5 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Renegade musician Ken Giles recounts stories about backwoods huckleberry pancakes and picking with the Beaver Bottom Boys with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Festival near Vernon, BC.
He also tells about hijinks ensuing when moose hunting en route to recording sessions, hijinks with Merry Pransters and Hunter Thompson, and the importance of living a life worthy of original songs.
Musical interlude by Wolf Child and the Cowboy Bandits recorded Sunday. Part 4 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Flip your pancakes for Renegade Storytime with The Cowboy Bandit – Choogle On #95
Australia’s organic electronic band Oka talks with Uncle Weed backstage at Komasket Music Fest to discuss trips across Canada, the perils of equipment damage, psychology of jamming, global nature of music, combining ancient and modern instruments and keeping it all together — plus the happiness of the lovely locations and the power of community and the tubes.
Featuring Oka’s DidgeriStu and drummer Zappa. Musical interludes feature jams Oka‘s Friday night closing performance. Part 3 in a series from Komasket Music Festival.
Open your ears for Oka Improvising from Australia to Komakset ~ Choogle On! #93
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.
Raise your arms for Jesus with a Guitar in a Tipi at Komasket ~ Choogle On! #92
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.
Gather round for Candlelight Kick-off at Komasket Music Fest – Choogle On! #91