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

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

Spark creativity by taking risks and practicing craft

Over the past few months, I've traveled to a handful of cities and read multi-disciplinary artist David Byrne's charming discourse about urban planning and culture from the seat of a bike called...

Creating the People's History of 2010: Accredit Yourself and Start Reporting, Partying, and Schmoozing with the World

Interested in crowd-sourced media's role in the Olympics? This dossier contains the evolving history of grassroots coverage from past Olympics plus tips and tactics for documenting civics, arts and sp

For Goodtimes, Point Southward: A Train Trip to Microbrews

With the impending Olympix invasion, February might be a good time to hop the rails and meet your Cascadian neighbors to the south. You may likely find you have more cultural similarities than our com