Nostalgia is cheap applause
Urban Decay And Shadow Play // Thoughts Of Summer On A Winters Day
As the memories of summer fade into the chill of the winter night I think fondly of my return to BC after doing a little bit of galavanting around Canada this year… Ok 9 months worth. Nonetheless it was wonderful to be back and I was eager to share stories and catch up with some good friends.
Say “yes” to adventure, always! It will lead you to wonderful places and better yet wonderful people. Breanna and Kelly are two very close friends of mine who are just that… and they’re pretty too. I do my best to see them each time I’m in Vancouver.
Last time they me two of my best photos to date right at the beginning of this year’s adventures. So It was only fitting that they would close out that journey photographically speaking that is.
The end of summer is the cool breeze that blows through your t-shirt; the goosebumps on your forearm as you take a drink on the restaurant patio.
Touch the bricks, let them tell you their stories. Smell the air and feel the last light of the sun as it passes below the horizon.
A seasons end is a new beginning.
Long overdue photo post from the summer portion of this years adventures.
Some leftover photos from Banff… I couldn’t resist… also I may or may not have taken some of those bones from the park… not sorry!
I spent the summer in Toronto; it was magical and I cannot wait to go back.
Faces and Places and beautiful Urban Spaces
Toronto is a myriad of diverse cultures both old and new colliding together at breakneck pace. A mosaic of urban decay and a shining beacon of the future to come all at the same time.
Take a sunny walk down Queen Street and sweat with the people. Even better, take the trip on two wheels. Bomb your way up to Kenzo and grab a taco and a brew with a bro.
Don’t worry that you didn’t bring a jacket on this July evening because it stays warm all night.
Take your time to make your way back wherever you lay your head. Breathe in the City.
"the america trip"
I must find this book…
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As the longest winter in all of human history came to a close… or at least that’s how it felt, this heart-strong vagabond soldiered on through a second lap of this great nation. (That’s Canada if you didn’t already know).
This time around, I had the chance to go to Banff National Park which is something I think everyone should do. Its probably one of the most majestic places on God’s green Earth. Hiking through the valley for 6 hours, following no path at all, is something I’ll surely remember forever.
Winnipeg is definitely a unique city. For the most part its rough as guts and always seems to be dusty as sand and salt used to make the roads somewhat useable in the deep and frigid winters eventually coats everything. Its as if years of this cycle has caused every building in the city to erode slightly creating some spectacular visual texture. Nevertheless try not to get too distracted by all of this derelict eye candy because you need to keep your wits about you in this town because you could definitely get mugged at any time.
Toronto is a gem and I’m learning to love this city a lot the more I spend time here. As you make your way through the downtown you will pass through dozens and dozens of unique neighbourhoods filled with character homes built of real materials like wood and brick. Slightly overgrown wildflower gardens will charmingly creep through wrought iron fences as you make a dash to catch the next passing street car.
Somehow and strangely enough, I’ve managed to spend an unusual amount of time in Lethbridge AB. Its been where I’ve had the chance to write and record a lot of new music this year. Its location 2 hrs south of calgary and about 4-5 hours north of Great Falls MN in the USA makes it not quite a border town but not quite a subsidiary of Calgary. slightly isolated its provided a great place to rest, write and heal.
There are still many more adventures to be had, always.
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Friends take you to the mountains.
Friends sit in living rooms.
Friends go to brunch at 2:00 pm.
Justice is a Cat.
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More friends, places and faces.
Go, open the door, don’t spend time trying to fix whats on the other side out of your reach.
Put your trust in the one who holds the bookends of time.
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People are the greatest asset that one can posses. See your friends, stay with them; go explore.
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I’ve been on the road since January 4th 2013; (in no chronological order) here are some memories from along the way captured on film using my 1963 Konica rangefinder purchased for $12 and a Fujifilm Disposable camera also purchased for $12. More photos to come…
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Like the first time you heard The Kooks sing “Seaside”, The 1975 make you wish you were a effortlessly trendy teenager from the UK whose messy bed hair actually made you more attractive to newly scouted runway models. My current obsession with this band has also re-sparked my faith in bands; a light at the end of a wintry tunnel of cleverly produced radio slush.
I have an old camera and beautiful friends
If you were ever unsure that the majestic universe in which we dwell would ever cease to be an infinite source of inspiration, then I suggest that you watch this.
Rhythm is shape is sound is colour.
The more that we grow as a species, naturally, the more we will learn about our existence and the reality of our surroundings. As is the pattern with us humans, the stimuli we experience demands a response. The manifestation of these responses are the creative expressions that make us human at all. Furthermore, our ability to interpret the expressions of another and respond ourselves become like seed and fuel alike for our continued survival and advancement.
Like the shimmering allure of newly formed stars in a distant nebula, birthed in violent chemical reaction to the push and pull of gravity that holds the galaxy together, this cycle is principle and may it never cease.
Youth is a tribe unto its own ruling, oppressed by its presently perceived idea of authority. They must try and fail if they hope to conquer; they must try and fail to know the boundaries of their own country.>