Note: This inaugural episode of Roland’s Rabble podcast show (by Roland Tanglao) is re-posted here for posterity as it discusses advances in what was then-sorta-know-as “Web 2.0” in a nascent state and pre-sages many technologies and practices which came to fruition in coming years.
Specifically discusses Bit torrent, Flock social web browser, Now Public “citizen journalism” project and more with noted characters in the erstwhile Vancouver tech community. Backdated to original recording date for archival context. The show is also archived at Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
Dave takes a Canadian Thanksgiving transit trip from end to end – from the North Shore by Seabus, all the way to the notorious suburb of Surrey. He chats about Skytrain stations, Vancouver sights and sounds, plus meets ‘SkyPigs’ and enjoys coffee while reminiscing about Vancouver adventures in bygone days.
In my blitzkrieg of personal socialized publishing catchup, i came across a recording spontaneously spieled while riding the bus from North Van to Surrey in Oct. 2005 shortly after relocating to my beloved harbours, trees and parks. I talk about three big writing projects which are moving verrryyyy slowly but are moving (a couple of them anyhow).
* a collection of short stories about quitting jobs (many) in rather creative ways and heading out on adventures – tentatively called “Quitting Jobs” – i often recollect new ones i had forgot about too …
* a novel “Elsewhere” being a first-person narrative about finding a place and meaning for a generation between the cracks in the early 90’s – (loosely based on notes and scribblings from a summer on Dead tour including a hostage incident in New Mexico)
* “The Diamond Merchant” – a (funny) screenplay about the double-life of a owner of a chain of mall jewelry stores and his dubious, international exploits running both ends against the middle – add hoodwinked Nigerian spammers and Russian roulette in Thailand (wait hasn’t that been used?) and chaos ensues.
Dave – from a porch in Vancouver’s North Shore – dedicates his favourite part of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” to a friend, plus reads some of his own short story called “About Being Stabbed in the Forehead.”
DaveO – feeling relaxed – reads from Kerouac’s Some of the Dharma, Bukowski’s Barfly and some of his own love junk while Christopher provides guitar and vocal stylings from the backyard at the Puget house.