Sunday, October 24, 2010
Outside The Bourbon Country Cabaret in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in the pouring rain off an alley in a crappy parking lot, a guy is actually selling car audio speakers out of the trunk of his car.
This entire market, supply chain and retail marketing still exists.
Posted by Hoto at 10/24/2010 12:32:00 AM
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Off to the airport to pick up my sister and nephew from the airport. Bringing the boy back on the Canada Line because he likes trains.
I have to admit that I'm pretty excited to see him. He can walk and talk now and is almost a human being. I have purchased a very belated birthday present for him and, dare I say it, am actually looking forward to playing with him.
I may finally be turning into an uncle. More surprisingly, I may be giving a small child more than a passing glance.
Check this space on Monday to see how quickly this warm feeling fades.
Posted by Hoto at 10/22/2010 12:31:00 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Always get a slight and somewhat childish pleasure out of being sober around large groups of drunken strangers. Wrapping up four nights of gigs in the suburbs at a bar and saw people in various stages of intestinal distress, overindulged duress and drunken arrest on my way from the suburban gig to home, downtown.
I've recently seen the all-too-real and grisly aftermath of youthful overestimation of one's own skills behind the wheel; and therefore I thank the constabularies of Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver for demonstrating their skills last night: dealing with our nation's weaknesses in the wee hours of the morning.
They are our city's social sanitation engineers:
Posted by Hoto at 10/03/2010 09:19:00 PM