Dave Olson

Poet, podcaster, public-policy pundit and chronic documentarian from his earliest days, world-rambling Dave Thorvald Olson spends his time writing, painting and listening to old vinyl albums on the back porch whilst gazing at North Vancouver’s mountains and trees. Published in magazines and journals on topics from Hemp Culture in Japan to Telco de-regulation, Dave is most proud of his handmade literary chapbooks, static montage art, and audio hi-jinks.

DaveO works as an online community curator, frequently presents at events including SXSW and Northern Voice, and appears in the media discussing technology, hockey and culture.

Twitter: @uncleweed
Blog: feasthouse.wordpress.com
Library: uncleweed.net

Varley in Vancouver, Part 3: influencing and remixing art – join the G7

Art creates our future. When master craftsman skills, meet emotional intent, and is amplified by originality and integrity, a piece of the human experience – a chapter in the collective history...

Varley in Vancouver, Part 2: Following Varley’s Trail from Jericho to Lynn

A whirlwind tour of the history and places in Vancouver that shaped the life of Canadian artist Frederick Varley.

Varley in Vancouver, Part 1: The Group of 7 “bohemian” heads west

Group of Seven painter Frederick Varley lived in Vancouver and played a pivotal role in the creation of a West Coast art movement and sensibility.

Roll east, young artists: #TracksonTracks creating a cultural journey

Bands, documentarians, photographers, social media makers onboard a VIA Rail from Vancouver to NxNE Fest in Toronto: what hijinks could possibly occur?

A Gastown craft beer stumbling tour

Ready for a Stumble? Vancouver may be among the most expensive beer drinking cities in the world, but fortunately, there are glorious quality ales available... if you know where to look. Otherwise...

Go cups and pedicabs: are we ready to be "World Class" yet?

I’ve just rambled back from New Orleans with a head full of ideas borrowed from working examples to re-fit our city experiment into something truly more livable for the normal folks.

Festival Express Redux: a cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business

How do we spark intellectual and cultural exchange across industries? Hop aboard the Festival Express Redux – an interdisciplinary, cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business.

On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad

Each Remembrance Day, I'm sure to put forth that there is significant importance in documenting the stories from those affected by war---from veterans and dodgers to widowers and pacifists. By...

The Music Never Stops: BC Summer Music Festival Guide Redux

Turns out BC is the land of plenty for summer-time music fests. You probably already circled a few faves from: "Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington" now augment

Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington

I went searching for the small time concert gems with on-site camping and eclectic line-ups with a mix of the familiar and musical surprises. Here are the BC treats I found so load up the microbus an