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Meeting David Letterman…

Did I ever tell you about the time I met David Letterman?

In front of the NBC building in 1990 probably. I had spent a homeless night or two in Manhattan, wandering streets, napping on benches, and soaking in the culture.

I happened around a corner and saw the affable Mr. Letterman waiting for a ride, so of course I went up to say hello. He was talking about baseball as opening day was approaching. He liked with the Dodgers had going that year.

He asked about the bongo drums I was carrying.

I explained that I was a wandering hippie from way out west elsewhere. He really liked the notion of a wandering hippie from Utah with bongos. Years later, he had a recurring character/guest called Manny the hippie who would show up in tie-dye and shaggy blonde hair. I’m only partially convinced I inspired the segment

While I am not a fan of TV per se, I am a huge fan of the way Mr. Letterman treated guests and bands with dignity and humor, and is clearly an advocate of radical honesty.

I’ve watched clips from the last few weeks and enjoy seeing the love bestowed upon him. But mostly, the music from Tom waits to Bob Dylan to James Brown to Foo Fighters to REM and all points in between –this is perhaps his shows greatest legacy to popular culture.

Conan, Jimmy, Jimmy, Arsenio, and whoever else is out there do not even begin to inspire me (Though Craig Ferguson definitely had his moments) With Mr. Letterman and Jon Stewart both moving on, I am shocked I was not offered one of their jobs, … but I’ll get over it.

Dear Dave,
Thank you Dave.
Your friend, Dave

David Letterman – First NBC Episode (1982) with Bill Murray

Letterman – FIRST NBC EPISODE – Bill Murray (1982)

Vancouver Stories from the Museum on @TheRushTV show

After a recent appearance discussing HootSuite culture, i sat down with Fiona Forbes and guest host Peter Verge to share a few of my favourite – somewhat-forgotten – Vancouver-centric stories. This time, the set was on-location at the Museum of Vancouver.

I shared anecdotes about rock and roll photographer Bev Davies, the Group of 7 bohemian painter Frederick Varley, and the elusive Grateful Dead shows in 1966 + name check for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The show also broadcasts a livestream which includes all the in between banter and offside comments and anecdotes from the Twitter stream.

DaveO Talking HootSuite Culture on @TheRushTV show

Amidst a barrage of HootSuite-related media coverage, I appeared on The Rush TV show (Note: I appeared representing Happy Frog in 2008 when the show was “Urban Rush”).

In the segment with host Fiona Forbes, and guest host Tiffany Gurden, about the new East Van office, our unwitting role in the Egyptian revolution, what makes us special and a few notes about the tools.

The show also broadcasts a livestream which includes all the in between banter and offside comments and anecdotes from the Twitter stream.

HootSuite Tour with Get Connected TV

Get Connected TV came by HootSuite HQ  and i gave them a tour and included a few tips and points for those interested in social media, community building, acquisitions, start-ups, culture, media hacking, etc. Yup, there are some funny bits :).

Videos are below, and the posts on the HootSuite blog can be found here and here.

Get Connected’s blurb:

If you have a number of Social Media accounts to manage, chances are you know about Hootsuite. But how did they become so popular? Tristan visits the Hootsuite HQ to talk to VP Community, Dave Olson to find out more on this successful Canadian start-up.

If you have a number of Social Media accounts to manage, chances are you know about Hootsuite. But how did they become so popular? Tristan visits the Hootsuite HQ to talk to VP Community, Dave Olson to find out more on this successful Canadian start-up.

happyfrog.ca on Urban Rush TV Programme

happyfrog.ca’s Christy and Dave appeared on the TV programme Urban Rush which airs on the Shaw local programming channel. They had some laughs with the hosts Fiona and Michael and talked about latex mattresses, gluten free beer, web community building and more green tips.