RT @thattallguy: Front page of the Vancouver Sun in 2019. Cool north shore. http://twitpic.com/1kbl7
On NW today, Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan declares BC, and Vancouver in particular, to be the centre of organized crime in Canada.
Is it just me or does is seem ridiculous to have a little curtain over cigs at the store thinking that accomplishes something.
Miss 604 was kind enough to use one of my photos on her article about Illuminate Yaletown. tnx RB, make me blush http://bit.ly/zgLyD
Vintage Tube Lover http://ff.im/15UEz
Growing up in Manitoba in the 60’s and 70’s, you could tell the guys who were into music by their Garnet Amplifier t-shirts.
Garnet Amps were local, and they were hot.
The t-shirts were the sign of someone who knew what real tube amps were supposed to sound like, someone who knew gear and who rocked out.
These amps weren’t sleek and sexy like a Fender Twin. These were working heads and bottoms – made to be stacked and made to be played loud. A working man’s amp with a signature sound.
Like the amps, Garnet T-shirts were working class clothes. They came in your basic t-shirt grey – all the better for crawling around setting up gear or pulling cable in some smoky hall. And perfect for wiping up a bit of spilled brew.
If you missed it, you can still grab a little piece of genuine Canadian music history. A big thanks to Pete Thiessen of Garnet Amplifiers for keeping it all alive.
And Peter – me and Little Garn love our new (old) T’s.
Time to be thinking about that… http://ff.im/15PFs
Mar 7-8 | Local Food Security and Starting your own Community Garden http://ff.im/15MWy
Mar 4 | Enterprising Non-Profit Orientation in Vancouver http://ff.im/15MWu
Feb 23 | Decision Making for Community Gardens http://ff.im/15LB1
Feb 21 | Be Your Own Farmer http://ff.im/15Ly3
How some people spent Valentines Day (weekend) in Vancouver – sailboats in English Bay http://bit.ly/lPYJU
Drained, cleaned and refilled the hot tub – now just have to wait a day for it to get up to temp – ahhhhhhhnticipation making me wait
Steveston Fish Dock http://ff.im/13VX2
My friend Luyen Dao is organizing a unique fund raiser later this month.
For five days, from Feb 24-28, a group of Tibetan monks will create a Sand Mandala at Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens in Vancouver.
It’s incredibly intricate work, and this is a chance to see first hand how it is done by masters of the technique who are visiting Vancouver from the Dzongkar Choede Monastery.
I got Luyen to tell me a bit more about it when I visited with him at the gardens…
A $10 tickets gets you admission to the gardens for the entire five days, and $2 from every ticket goes to help support the young monks, many of whom are orphaned or come from poor Tibetan families.
You can get more information and updates on the event on the fund raiser web site.
Here’s the link to the Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens web site.
You can also grab this invitation and pass it along to a friend.
Here’s a YouTube video of a sand mandala being made.
Sea Shepherd still trying to d… http://ff.im/XiWF