Dave Olson Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2739 en Varley in Vancouver, Part 3: influencing and remixing art – join the G7 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/varley-vancouver-part-3-influencing-and-remixing-art-join-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 –&nbsp;a chapter in the collective history...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/varley-vancouver-part-3-influencing-and-remixing-art-join-g7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:57:00 +0000 Dave Olson 19535 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Varley in Vancouver, Part 2: Following Varley’s Trail from Jericho to Lynn http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/varley-vancouver-part-2-following-varley-s-trail-jericho-lynn A whirlwind tour of the history and places in Vancouver that shaped the life of Canadian artist Frederick Varley.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/varley-vancouver-part-2-following-varley-s-trail-jericho-lynn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Dave Olson 19533 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Varley in Vancouver, Part 1: The Group of 7 “bohemian” heads west http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/varley-vancouver-part-1-group-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. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/varley-vancouver-part-1-group-7-bohemian-heads-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Dave Olson 19526 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Roll east, young artists: #TracksonTracks creating a cultural journey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2012/06/05/roll-east-young-artists-tracksontracks-creating-cultural-journey Bands, documentarians, photographers, social media makers onboard a VIA Rail from Vancouver to NxNE Fest in Toronto: what hijinks could possibly occur?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2012/06/05/roll-east-young-artists-tracksontracks-creating-cultural-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Music Band journey Social Media tracks on tracks tracksontracks Train uncleweed via rail viarail Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:18:00 +0000 Dave Olson 11926 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A Gastown craft beer stumbling tour http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/08/26/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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/08/26/gastown-craft-beer-stumbling-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Culture alibi room six acres Beer Cambie craftbeer Gastown Greedy Pig incendio irish heather microbrews rogue wet bar steamworks uncleweed Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:49:00 +0000 Dave Olson 8442 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Go cups and pedicabs: are we ready to be "World Class" yet? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/08/02/go-cups-and-pedicabs-are-we-ready-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.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/08/02/go-cups-and-pedicabs-are-we-ready-be-world-class-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Commentary Amsterdam Barcelona Brussels city new orleans New York City planning summerlive transit urban world class Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:19:00 +0000 Dave Olson 8171 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Festival Express Redux: a cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/02/27/festival-express-redux-cross-canada-train-trip-exploring-art-culture 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.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2011/02/27/festival-express-redux-cross-canada-train-trip-exploring-art-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Canada collaboration Community Documentary economics exchange festival express knowledge Social Media street hockey tnmh True North Media House Vancouver with glowing hearts Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:06:00 +0000 Dave Olson 6439 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/11/10/remembrance-day-war-stories-vimy-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/11/10/remembrance-day-war-stories-vimy-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Culture CBC diaries Grandpa Mark Ian Bell Iraq war Kurdistan poetry remembrance Remembrance Day trenches UBC vimy ridge War War in Afghanistan william markle pecover WWI WWII Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:08:00 +0000 Dave Olson 5330 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Music Never Stops: BC Summer Music Festival Guide Redux http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/07/16/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 <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/07/16/music-never-stops-bc-summer-music-festival-guide-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Music BC festivals fests Music Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:39:00 +0000 Dave Olson 4487 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/07/01/musical-dim-sum-guide-small-ish-music-festivals-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<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/uncleweed/2010/07/01/musical-dim-sum-guide-small-ish-music-festivals-bc-and-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncle Weed's Dossier Music BC cascadia concerts festivals fests Folk Music washington Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:08:00 +0000 Dave Olson 4377 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com