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Mementos: Barbers, various (vol. 1, domestic)

Scotty, the man who made me dig haircuts. He plays country punk, served me a bevvie and gave me laughs.

While i started enjoying haircuts when i found a barber shop which also offered libations, good tunes, pinball and the like,… since “the illness” I made a list of things I can do which involves sitting down, but gets me out of the house, and leaves me with a feeling of satisfaction.

These include: making scrapbooks, seeing matinée movies, sitting in parks under a tree, getting my beard professionally trimmed (rather than chopping at it myself) plus trim up the haircut,… as well as pedicures documented elsewhere.

While rambling, i like to seek out the hole-in-the-wall, no fuss, traditional barbers and enjoy a leisurely visit. Its hit or miss sometimes but ya know, hair grows back right?

This is Mr. Bong who’s shop in Las Vegas is hidden down corridors of a less-attractive hotel, the decorations are cheap and cheesy and location lousy but the cut and company great. He called my cut something… something to do with my affection for writing poetry… i can’t recall though i recall his name, Bong.

Sometimes, not always, i grab a snap with the barber or the shop or me before and after… sometimes i don’t so you won’t see those. Oh sometimes i recall names and/or locations, this is not meant to be comprehensive, just amusing and vaguely documentary.

This assortment features barbers in Canada and USA, moreorless (pending).

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Rolling Elsewhere: West Coast by train and seaplane

Rolling from Jack London Square in Oakland, California through the night on Amtrak, look out at Portland, hop off Centralia, then from Provo to SLC on Watsatch Frontrunner train with a bit of poetry… then flying by Harbour Air seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver.

No narration or action, just ambient drifting.

Scrapjournal: “Guide to Goodtimes” / personal ephemera, Victoria, 2016

Scrapbook: Victoria, 2016 / "Guide to Goodtimes" personal ephemera (hyaku yen, ring binding, cover)
Scrapbook: Victoria, 2016 / “Guide to Goodtimes” personal ephemera (hyaku yen, ring binding, cover)

This book was assembled in a real tough stretch of time – medically and mentally. A summer in which i came close to “giving up” – the details are still too real and painful so instead i’ll tell you this: This book was a 100 yen store gift from brother Bob and/or Mom and a great layout, size and heft for my usage. To try to keep myself motivated and cheered up, i filled with bits of inspiration: photos of me and others with smiles, scraps of mantras, colourful things from events, brochures and activities going on around the city i was living at the time (Victoria, BC). There isn’t a chronology or narrative per se, just items old and new and lost and found which made me sorta smile. I was really trying to improve and instead fell apart. Badly, i’m still here though. #survived.

Scrapbook: Guide to Good Times, Victoria, 2016 (inside back cover)
Scrapbook: Guide to Good Times, Victoria, 2016 (inside back cover)
Scrapbook: Guide to Good Times, Victoria, 2016 (back cover)
Scrapbook: Guide to Good Times, Victoria, 2016 (back cover)

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Tragically Hip: Man Machine Poem tour kickoff, Victoria / artifacts, setlist

Dave with Tragically Hip “Man, Machine, Poem” tour kick-off ticket
Pal Julian (L) finds his kindred doppleganger (hockey sweater speaking anyhow)

 

Tragically Hip, Victoria, BC, July 22nd, 2016 setlist, part 1
Tragically Hip, Victoria, BC, July 22nd, 2016 setlist, part 1 – with annotations
Tragically Hip, Victoria, BC, July 22nd, 2016 setlist, part 2 – with annotations
Tragically Hip, Victoria, BC, July 22nd, 2016 setlist, part 3 – with annotations

Victoria Day Parade, 23 Bands at Victoria, Canada 2016

Crowd shots of various marching bands (mostly from BC and Washington State) playing in the Victoria Day Parade in Victoria BC Canada, May 2016.

 

Collection: Photo booth dress-up fun at Social Media Camp (Victoria, 2016)

Photo booth fun: I'm looking everywhere for you
Photo booth fun: I’m looking everywhere for you

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.

Photo booth fun: bags packed, on a safari to find you
Photo booth fun: bags packed, on a safari to find you

Presented individually, then as they appeared in strips for the record  (in case you want to print and trade with your friends).

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“Internet Has a Short Memory” / collage slides and notes (Social Media Camp 2016)

"Internet Has a Short Memory" / cover (CCCP 1972 hockey sweater)
“Internet Has a Short Memory” / cover (CCCP 1972 hockey sweater)

Official Blurb:

“Don’t miss this “Fireside Chat” with Dave Olson, an experienced public presenter who informs and entertains with a unique style including numerous visual aids, analog artifacts and interactive activities.

Dave’s presentations always inspire fresh thinking by evoking the spirit of historical luminaries remixed with anecdotes from 17+ years in web tech and travel to 30 countries.

This time around, he’ll riff on topics about future-proofing, disappearing content, the importance of archiving, media research, and documenting and publishing artifacts with an eye towards forever. Along the way will be anecdotes about Radiouserland, Samuel Peyps, Clayoquot blockades, and exploration of other forms of what we now call “social media.”

Artifacts: 

Collage “paper point” slides, including back sides containing my notes, and a few comments/annotations/quotes captured by the audience, [note: additional roundup of Internet Has a Short Memory available] ergo:

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Bagpipers at Highland Games, Victoria, Canada

Pipes and Drums at Victoria Highland Games, British Columbia, Canada, 2016. Don’t know the band’s name, nor the song, but i do enjoy hearing the lovely tones.

(another) Bagpipes and Drum at Highland Games, Victoria, Canada

Snippet of bagpipers and drummers at Highland Games, Victoria, Canada, May, 2016.

Internet Has a Short Memory – Artifacts from #SMCamp 2016

What follows is a roundup of media, reactions, comments and so on from my talk “Internet Has a Short Memory” at Social Media Camp, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 2016. Scroll the embedded curation device for all coverage.

the speakers of Social Media Camp 2016, Victoria
the speakers of Social Media Camp 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada (Sean Smith’s photo, though he’s in it so don’t know who snapped it…)