Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Yoga

Just in cast you thought there was nothing to do during the Olympics.. head to a yoga class! YYOGA is giving away free yoga for 2 weeks!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Whip


The Whip, originally uploaded by JakeInVan.

I was pleasantly surprised when my friend recommended we go here for dinner. Only a few short blocks from my home and i always seem to forget it's there. First off i saw some great photos from an artist under the name of Block Photo. Printed directly on canvas in small accessible sizes and reasonable prices. Secondly i was greeted by a gorgeous waitress named Amber.. who managed very easily to keep both mine and my friends attention for the evening.
Thirdly Beer.. tasty, fresh, and lots of great unknown options.
And lastly Food. I felt like Fish so i caved and got the Fish and Chips which was delicious.. beer battered with home made tartar sauce with yummy golden french fries and a salad with dressing you want to keep licking off the plate.
So success! Am i going back? Hell Yeah.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shows at the Cultural Olympiad during the Olympics

Phoenix & You Say Party!We Say Die! – January 22 – The Orpheum
Steve Earle & Joel Plaskett – January 23 – The Orpheum
CODE Live Night Life Presents: Mike Relm & Addictive TV – February 5 – Great Northern Way Campus
CODE Live Night Life: New Forms Festival presents: LA Riots, The Golden Filter, Junior Boys DJ Set and more – February 6 – Great Northern Way Campus
CODE Live Night Life Presents Hard Rubber: Drum and Light Festival – February 11 – Great Northern Way Campus
CODE Live Night Life Presents: Kid Koala – February 12 – Great Northern Way Campus
CODE Live Night Life: Jamming the Networks: Modern Deep Left Quartet, Mike Shannon and more – February 13 – Great Northern Way Campus
City and Colour & The Rural Alberta Advantage – February 15 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
NEW SONGS, NEW VOICES w. Jason Plumb, Meaghan Blanchard, Romi Mayes, Dan Mangan – February 16 – Roundhouse Community Centre
NEW SONGS, NEW VOICES w. Gordie Tentrees, John Wort Hannam, Christina Martin, Jimmy Rankin – FEBRUARY 17 – Roundhouse Community Centre
Feist & Gonzales “Piano Talk Show” – February 17 – The Orpheum
Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project featuring Lou Reed, Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Drew & Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene and many more! – February 18 – The Orpheum
Tanya Tagaq: Tuusalangna – February 18th – Roundhouse Community Centre
Code Live Night Life Presents: Bell Orchestre w/ Brasstronaut – February 18 – Great Northern Way Campus
Stars & Hey Rosetta! – February 19 – The Orpheum
CODE Live Night Life Presents: Martyn, 2562, Deadbeat and more – February 19 – Great Northern Way Campus
CODE Live Night Life Presents: CHROMEO and Team Canada DJs – February 20 – Great Northern Way Campus
K’NAAN & Tinariwen – February 25 – The Orpheum
Gomez & Chad Van Gaalen – March 12 – The Orpheum
Nathan & The Deep Dark Woods – March 12 – Performance Works, Granville Island
Martha Wainwright & Jorane – March 18 – The Commodore Ballroom
Raphael Saadiq & India.Arie – March 20 – The Orpheum

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You brought me back

"Wolf Like Me"

Say say my playmate
wont you lay hands on me
mirror my malady
transfer my tragedy

Got a curse I cannot lift
shines when the sunset shifts
when the moon is round and full
gotta bust that box gotta gut that fish

My mind's aflame

We could jet in a stolen car
but I bet we wouldn't get too far
before the transformation takes
and bloodlust tanks and
crave gets slaked

My mind has changed
my body's frame but god I like it
my hearts aflame
my body's strained but god I like it

My mind has changed
my body's frame but god I like it
my hearts aflame
my body's strained but god I like it

Charge me your day rate
ill turn you out in kind
when the moon is round and full
gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your
mongrel mind
baby doll I recognize
you're a hideous thing inside
if ever there were a lucky kind it's
you you you you

I know its strange another way to get to know you
you'll never know unless we go so let me show you
I know its strange another way to get to know you
we've got till noon here comes the moon
so let it show you
show you now

Dream me oh dreamer
down to the floor
open my hands and let them
weave onto yours

Feel me, completer
down to my core
open my heart and let it
bleed onto yours

Feeding on fever
down all fours
show you what all that
howl is for

Hey hey my playmate
let me lay waste to thee
burned down their hanging trees
it's hot here hot here hot here hot here

Got a curse we cannot lift
shines when the sunset shifts
there's a cure comes with a kiss
the bite that binds the gift that gives

now that we got gone for good
writhing under your riding hood
tell your gra'ma and your mama too
it's true
we're howling forever

Sunday, January 17, 2010

BC Pride

There is something so compelling and bang on about this recent tourism add by Tourism BC. You gotta be here. Right now i feel like snowboarding in the powder, go kayaking, and maybe taking a surfing lesson. You can do that all in one day. What country in the world can you say all that in one sentence?

gastown riot recreated in contemporary woodward s photograph

gastown riot recreated in contemporary woodward s photograph

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I wish it was snowing up there


I wish it was snowing up there, originally uploaded by veggy.

I wish it was snowing. I really want to wake up my legs and give snowboarding a go again. I know i enjoyed it before i decided to spend all my money on flight training.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I so want to see this

What's available in Metro Vancouver for January?

Vegetables: Beans (dried), beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage (savoy & red), garlic (dried), kale, leeks, onions (red & yellow), parsnips, potatoes, rutabagas, shallots, squash (winter), turnips (white)
Fruit: Apples, kiwis
Meat & Dairy: Dairy Products, eggs, beef, buffalo, chicken, duck, goat, lamb, pheasant, pork, rabbit, turkey
Seafood: Clams, cod (Pacific), crab, Dungeness crab, flounder/sole (Pacific), mussles, oysters (Pacific), prawns (jumbo), sablefish (black cod), scallops, shrimp (side stripe, west coast), Spring dogfish
Herbs: Bay leaves, chervil, cilantro, rosemary, sage, savory (winter), thyme
Etc: Honey, Mushrooms, Nuts