Zany hats, whiskey and birthday suits… what could be a better use for a Tuesday night? Featuring special guest Via Rose, our long and leggy lady August Wiled, the firey innovation of Burgundy Brixx, the delectable charm of Voracious V, and Nikki Ninedoors with musical accompaniment by The Locksmiths!
I just got back from a two week documentary film trip up and down Vancouver Island. I was kindly asked to tag along with Tyler and Alex of SK Films . We were shooting a TV episode about salmon aquaculture and it’s effects on local wild salmon stocks along the coast. It was a fascinating trip filled with up close encounters with 3 pods of killer whales, hundreds of dolphins, a bunch of grizzly bears and one too many small town pizza subs. We shot some awesome footage so be sure to check it out when the episode airs in March on TVO
The past few months I’ve been able to get quite a bit of adventuring and surfing in up and down the coast of California, Oregon and BC. I’ve been doing a lot of living out of a snug (but unrelentingly , sandy) sleeping bag. Ben Howard’s “Old Pine” sums up the vibe pretty well. I’d entirely forgotten about the show, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a last minute photo pass. It came complete with a 3 girl brawl, a Coachella hitchhiker reunion and a free beer.
It’s only fitting that the members of Pandora & The Locksmiths more or less dawned their birthday suits for their 2 year anniversary spectacular at Guilt & Co. this Tuesday. What they lacked in clothing they made up for in every other way possible. Yet another awesome night put on by an awesome group of girls. You really don’t want to miss their next show on October 9th. Check out their blog for more photos and info 🙂
A few photos from a last minute overnight trek to Garabaldi lake and then up Black Tusk. Asides from a minor chili explosion on a Macgyvered meth stove fashioned out of a beer-can/wire coat hanger, it was an awesome beautiful trek (as always). Temperatures dipped well below freezing overnight and there was fresh snow /ice on the cinder cone.
…so long summer
In our latest episode of Free Talk Allison talks to biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton and others about research linking pathogens in farmed salmon to the declining wild salmon stocks along the coast of BC
My friend Dan Findlay is a bit of a car nut. He’s been collecting, restoring and fixing up classic cars since he was a kid. In high-school he acquired his first Ford Model T. He recently pushed things even further when he called me up and told me about his latest acquisition… a 1911 Stanley Steamer.
We took it for a boot down to the beach were we realized our water tank was running low (it burns through about a gallon of water per mile). After filling up with the garden hose at a random strangers garden party, we were off again.
It takes a good 20 minutes to build up enough steam to get moving, easily catches on fire and it isn’t the most fuel efficient vehicle on the road, but it’s a s**t ton of fun to drive around… and it comes with a steam whistle 🙂
In the manual, it tells you
if when the car catches fire, increase the speed until the flames blow out.
We heard that Vancouver is getting a wrap for being a hard place to meet people. In this episode, Allison talks to Jorge Amigo and members of the social group “#bemyamigo” about their experiences meeting people in Vancouver.
Back in February my aunt told me she had on old tandem cruiser sitting in storage getting rusty. Knowing that I like bizarre projects she thought I should come pick it up. So I stripped it down to bare metal, primed, painted, and put it back together. It comes with brand new seats, new handlebars, and a coconut drink coozy.
If you’re interested in picking up a vintage tandem cruiser in fully restored condition, shoot me an email.