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“Rock Train” Cross-Canada, 2012 / mixed media collage

Static Montages
“Rock Train” Cross-Canada, 2012 / mixed media

June 2012, i boarded a VIA with 11 bands, a doc film crew, CBC radio 3, a bushel of photographers, a handful of fans and me as onboard community Svengali – complete a Bob Marley/Hunter Thompson inspired medical kit.

Across the lands we bounded, each band performing acoustically in the glass act-deco caboose in car, they played a showcase in the “activity” car, then a rousing full rocking set at the Gladstone in Toronto for CBC Radio 3 NXNE showcase.

Along the way, we made 4 whistlestop performances which all featured lateness, weirdness and rampaging small towns before escaping back to the diplomatic immunity of the train.

In those 4-1/2 days, we knew we were in a magic situation and no one wanted to miss a moment. “Every Night” we’d holler after another show where we packed in, climbing the train walls for a view of Adaline SingsThe MatineeTop Less Gay Love Tekno PartyJean-Paul MauriceBear MountainSidney YorkPortage and Main, Shred Kelly and more – always blown away by the variety and quality.

You probably know i made a 6or7 part podcast series  – tracking the trek and Green Couch are crafting a Tracks on Tracks documentary… which i think should be 10 hours long.

I gathered all my paper-y bits and pieces and made another of my commemorative story boards AKA “static montage” with CDs, stickers, snaps, stubs, postcards and even a pic from my keynote address at NXNE Interactive about social media in crisis and revolutions.

With John Biehler’s help, here is the static montage, hopefully in a size you can zoom in and catch each detail.

Tag it up, wallpaper it, share it. Enjoy and let’s go again!

Tracks on Tracks Train ~ Field Notes & Performances Clips

Aboard the Tracks on Track train laden with 11 bands, the Green Couch doc crew, CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence and a load of music enthusiasts, comes a rough cut of a few filed notes about meals and rules, a brief interview with the lovely Adaline, and performance dim sum from Maurice and Chris Ho.

Plenty more quality bits in the Tracks on Tracks playlist.

Descending upon Hornepayne – Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

Coming into Hornepayne with Tracks on Tracks, Chris Ho plays croons out some tunes, while  Shred Kelly shreds on the banjo.  Uncle Weed chats up some superfans who agree that Portage and Main have been a highlight of the trip, and Top less Gay Love Tekno Party gets interviewed in their matching onesies. Chantel, the amazing bed lady, also gets her moment in the limelight. Live musical performances by Chris Ho, and Shred Kelly. Part 6 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks

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Pull on your onesies for Descending upon Hornepayne ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

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Shredding on Melville – Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

As Tracks on Tracks pulls in to Melville for a whistle stop, Shred Kelly basks in the attention of the locals from the town while performing. The young and old of Melville come out to listen to the music, with notable (and memorable) guests including the Mayor, who asks for an encore, and Doug the Old Beard Man. Live musical performances by Shred Kelly. Part 4 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks

Get to your platform for Shredding on Melville ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

Music Shred Kelly |Facebook | MySpace Bandcamp | @shredkelly More Tracks Tracks on Tracks Storify Green Couch Productions CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks Podcast Goodness Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Literature podcast – Feed – iTunes – Blog Ephemeral Feasthouse – Prezo, interviews & spiels –Feed – Blog – Podcast Archived at: Archive.org Visit Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos Follow along via Twitter @uncleweed and/or @choogleon Gear I use Koss SterophonesM-Audio MicroTrack IIM-Audio Solo audio interfaceGriffin iMic and Sony Microphone – in case you were wondering.