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One Weekend Only

November 10th, 2008
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Had a blast in Banff this weekend.

Quick recap of the events:

Friday head up to Banff, met Roger Kingkade who was our host on the bus. 2 free beers on the bus.

Check into Hotel, grab some food, head back to catch bus up to Norquay.

Secret Broadcast opened show – great set. Still Selling their CD for $5.

Matt Good – great live show. I highly recommend a small venue and 299 of your closest friends for checking him out. More beers there, met some guy named “Trevor”. Lifelong friend now after an initial wrong identity. Also met some couple who seemed to really enjoy chatting.

Head back and crash at hotel.

Saturday – Bum around Banff at the usual hangouts. Went to Tony Roma’s for a bite to eat.

Went down to Wild Bills about 8pm. Chatted with couple we met from night before, Matt Good impressed with Secret Broadcast and apparently asked them to also open for him down in Medicine Hat. Unconfirmed.

Mobile opened up the evening – again great show. Not everyone showed for some dumb reason so it was maybe 150 of us for Mobile.

Met Jay Osborne, relive horrible Bert Church High School days. Ran into him a couple of times later on in the evening. Friendly guy.

Chris Cornell – Freakin amazing as expected. Band threw out a guitar pick to the audience which I am keeping as a souvenir. Great set including 2 solo acousticals, and an encore featuring a Led Zep cover.

Apparently Chris Cornell almost didn’t happen – something related to divorce. Somewhere during the night someone stole the USB cable for my phone, which is funny because its not a standard cable. I have a MicroSD adapter, so except for hacking my phone, the cable is not at all useful, even less useful if they don’t have an Instinct.

After the show we hung out and got tipsy. Great songs being played in the bar included Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine, Gorillaz and more. Met Lead Singer to Mobile who apparently loves Western Canadian People. Hope you got your rest man. I would love to check them out if I ever make it to Montreal.

Met Christian Hall, but someone else had him mixed up with Frasier, and 6 degrees of separation only works when there is actually something to connect. Still a cool guy, and again friendly. Can’t say enough great things about the X92.9 crew.

Apparently my Samsung Instict takes incredibly bad low light photos, and the microphone is so sensitive that the videos are oversaturated on the audio end. The phone also stores the videos in a horrible .3g2 format (Playable by Quicktime) so any salvageable audio is lost.

I briefly attempted some cleanup but its no hope. I’m still posting it all, cause I have the website, and I’m going to use it!

Bus Ride Up:

Secret Broadcast:


Matt Good:

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More links to check out:

Excellent Vid

August 13th, 2007
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Found this via Pownce

(Thanks Casey)

Calgary Fire Clip

January 17th, 2007
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This is a few blocks from our current house, props to Calgary fire for all their hard work.

Slow Motion Water Balloon

November 12th, 2006
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Link courtesy Toonz, this is an amazing slow motion video of a knife piercing a water balloon.

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We thought it would be nice to have a little video of our campfire to watch when the days get hectic and life gets busy.

Consider this the “Brutus 60 seconds to sanity” video. Watch the one minute video and feel a little more relaxed for doing so. Only problem is that it makes me want to roast a couple of marshmellows and crack a cold one.

Feel free to make comments of “Built big to sit far away” but remember this.. the further away you sit, the less smoke in eyes 😉

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