A couple weekends ago I was lucky enough to catch both Whistler-Blackcomb and Mount Baker Ski Resort on supreme powder days. Armed with my GoPro on a pole, 2 pounds of chocolate covered nuts, and a heck of a lot of good friends I was able to put together a pretty fun little weekend adventure film.
For the first time in my life I was literally on the first gondola up Blackcomb (I know a secret trick you don’t know!). Get this, some bitch actually shoved her way in front of me to get in too. I guess she was a super serious skier, couldn’t wait to get up there and do some serious swooshing followed by a pig ol’ pizza.
It’s always difficult to leave a mountain when it’s snowing, but it ended up being worth it as Baker got 12″ overnight for a total of 3 feet in 48 hours. It was the deepest snow I had ever ridden in 12 years of riding.
Well it’s about that time to look into the artist’s appearing at Sasquatch! Music Festival this year. Last year I was forwarded a Sasquatch! playlist from a friend and it was a great introduction to some acts off my radar. I rigged up an old guitar amp out the back window of my truck Daisy and just had it running all weekend. I hope that this list will serve the same purpose. I’ve uploaded it as a .torrent just follow this link to download it, and please seed.
Sasquatch 2012 Playlist (torent)
Sorry ahead of time if I forgot your favourite song by your favourite band.
I still feel like there are a couple more videos that need to be shared from OutsideLands Festival, but hopefully this is the last of it.
Here we go. Don’t tell me John Fogerty doesn’t make you smile.
You should watch the beginning and end of the Muse video though… kinda bizarre how they use popular rock song hooks to get people amped up… I heard The Beatles used to do shit like that too. I guess you can take it two ways, either their great showmen for getting the crowd hyped the shit up however they can or they’re shitty musicians that can’t rely on their own material for a great show.
Bring the light show into the equation and maybe there is a little truth to the second proposal. I also heard from an unreliable source that Muse actually use a lot of prerecorded material in their shows. Go figure.
So what do you have to look forward to in the near future? Snowboard season is just on the horizon so I will be brainstorming for some type of content that will make this blog worth visiting. Possibilities include monthly Whistler-Blackcomb mini-hike spotlights, cheesy time-lapse videos and strangers you probably don’t care about snowboarding.
See you next Tuesday.
If you’re a fan of the Arcade Fire then this one is for you. I can’t decide if I’m a fan yet. I started listening to them when The Suburbs came out. I had always disregarded them whenever the name was mentioned because frankly, it sounded like it was going to be some hipster emo bullshit.
Now I’m stuck with some hard choices. Do I give in and like them, after the release of their breakthrough critically acclaimed album?
If I do I can’t comment about how they used to be cool, or that I had always listened to them, making me cool.
I thought about listening to their entire back catalogue relentlessly and pretending I always was a fan, but I couldn’t live with the lies.
I guess I’m going to have to pony up and admit I’m just one of the suckers dragged into the mainstreaming of a once great underground indie hipster band, from my very own country of Canadia nonetheless.
Will this entail that my very own musical tastes have begun down a slippery slope of musical genres including art-folk, space-pop, and low-fi noise-rock?
I think I can live with that, at least it’s not dubstep right?
Ready To Start
The Sprawl (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Hey there sports fans,
Have you ever wanted to pretend you were at a concert? Well these clips of The Shins will do just that, drunken stagger included!
Someone remind me to pick up a Monopod before trying something like this again.
At the very least there is a decent capture of their unreleased song “Double Bubble”. That will come first, followed by videos in a descending order of quality and relevance, as per internet video blog regulations.
Double Bubble (Unreleased?)
Alright there you have it.
Some slightly above average fan bootleg concert videos. I hope my sore arm made someone happy.
Oh here’s Caring is Creepy too… I did an even poorer job on this one.
“Stay Safe and Stay Wet”
You will be happy to know that I caught every show, and almost have all the footage to prove it. I’ve decided to throw up a new band every week just to keep everyone hooked in.
By my calculations you will be watching Outsidelands festival footage for the next 4 months… fun!
Except next week, where I will be putting up a festival montage and have a write up with my thoughts about the festival. Standard issue, right?
So without further ado, Her Majesty, The Decemberists:
Sorry it’s long and mangled, I also apologize that the video is over 5 minutes and slapped together quickly. Gotta pump it out before the excitement is gone. Also I have to get this video on to the internet before interest dies. Hey this sounds pathetic but if you got a second stumble this shit. Friends. Thanks. Enjoy.
Aren’t sports montages great? A friend convinced me to come into Vancouver and film the party. Throw some bangin’ tunes behind it and you got a slick montage am I right? GO CANUCKS GO! If you’re wondering where we are when the game ends, it’s the Four Seasons conference room. No big deal. Now sit back do your seat belts up and enjoying multiple clips arranged in a visual stimulating fashion. WE WANT THE CUP and shit like that right? BRING IT ON HOME! Those Sedin’s sure have great hands don’t they. Wow Tim Thomas is clairvoyant. Kesler has a strong eye for puck movement. ICE HOCKEY TALKING fun times. GO CANUCKS.