The trick is to kick the larger piles of snow until I find it.
If one of them turns out to be a hypothermic panhandler, I just hope my childhood St. John Ambulance trainingkicks in.
I’d say that binning through the back alleys of Fairview was “tough sledding”, but frankly a sled would have been perfect.
My rig was actually fine on straightaways and downhill; uphill was the only problem.
It’s after 4:30 p.m. The temperature is 2° C. The snow has turned is a faint freezing drizzle.
The main streets are glistening wet. I don’t believe we reached our forecast high of 5° C.
Legendary rocker Randy Bachman calls it his favourite Christmas party in Vancouver.
The 28th anniversary of Blues for Christmas Marathon takes place this year at Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville Street) on Sunday (December 22) with doors opening for the afternoon show at 1 p.m. (Music begins an hour later.)
The Blues For Christmas Marathon features two shows this year, showcasing some younger blues artists with a very bright future ahead of them.
The afternoon performers include Dalannah Gail Bowen, Jason Buie, Gary Comeau & Tim Hearsey, Kathy Frank, Steve Kozak, Willie McCalder, James "Buddy" Rogers, and Whitefeather.
The doors open for the evening show at 7 p.m., with music starting at 8 p.m.
If you’re feeling a bit too upbeat and white Christmas-y today, our favourite unwholesome local punk-ass bluesman, Burnside, has just released this seasonal downer to Bandcamp.
“Christmas Day (I Love You)”—which features our man on guitar, vocals, and double metal kitchen sink—is dedicated to “Bruce Burnside R.I.P. and my dog Elvis R.I.P. who sat there with me, the only person that sat there with me, that christmas.”
Enjoy, as it were.
Although it could never outrank Bert I. Gordon’s Earth vs. the Spider as the best in its field, Big Ass Spider! looks pretty good judging from the opening three minutes posted online today.
Behold as Los Angeles awakens to attack by gargantuan arachnid, all set to a rather lovely version of Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” by… I dunno who.
Big Ass Spider! and its gimmicky title hit the Blu-ray on January 7. Steve Newton has been informed.
If you've ever heard Qmunity executive director Dara Parker talk at public speaking engagements or on TV, you've probably been impressed by how articulate and insightful she is. Particularly when it comes to LGBT issues.
Such was the case on December 18, when she tackled the issue of homophobic discrimination in Vancouver as a regular panelist on Global BC's Unfiltered with Jill Krop.
While homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda, the maximum penalty for the new offence of "aggravated homosexuality" is life imprisonment. The death penalty clause, originally included when the bill was introduced in 2010, was removed from the final version adopted by Uganda's parliament.
Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the fabulous Hannah Georgas at the Commodore. Christmas came early for Instagram user dsnelson, who was there and caught a moment of the show. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Hannah Georgas at the Commodore Ballroom on December 19, 2013. Thanks dsnelson.
And be sure to check out our review of the night by Alex Hudson: Hannah Georgas wows the hometown crowd at the Commodore.
One day, with the help of extreme weather due to climate change, I will finally get to snowshoe to the office.
Today (December 20), regular sneakers did the trick.
Here's some quick snaps from my snowy walk to work this morning in Vancouver.
What happens if Stephen Harper's Conservative government approves Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project?
For one thing, First Nations are promising to tie the project up in the courts. And environmental activists are warning of a new "war in the woods", complete with direct action.