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Vancouver: Car-Free Commercial Drive Festival 2007 – I’m There!dubesor

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 14:01:29 +0000

I’m very excited about the huge Car-Free Commercial Drive Festival happening in East Van today. In case you don’t already know, this is a street festival, for which Commercial is closed off to traffic from 1st Avenue to Venables, from 10am to 8pm. I have gone to this for the past couple of years and […](image)

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Vancouver Vintage Bike Swap – I’m There!dubesor

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:04:09 +0000

On Sunday, I’m headed to the Vancouver Vintage Bicycle Show and Swap Meet (6th annual, no less). It’s happening at the Cambrian Hall, right by Main Street. This is right in my old ‘hood of Mount Pleasant and I’m excited to go there before the Commercial Drive Car-Free festival. That latter one was one of […](image)

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Colin Powell: A Tragic Superherodubesor

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:46:38 +0000

I had an interesting revelation when hearing that Colin Powell has opined that Guantanamo should be closed right away, “this afternoon”. To most of us, this is probably tinged with more than a little irony given his record at the White House. After all, this is the man that, back in 2003, delivered a PowerPoint […](image)

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Writing Ideasdubesor

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:51:50 +0000

Some things I would like to write about this week: Colin Powell as tragic superhero, advice to Nicholas Sarkozy, upcoming Vancouver events (Jazz Festival, Portuguese Heritage), film reviews (‘Touch of Evil’, ‘Waitress’, ‘Tokyo Drifter’, ‘Unforgiven’ etc), more links to sites for blog and RSS submission, a detailed review of free WordPress MU hosting sites, guide […](image)

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Yummy Spare Ribs … Recipe Put to the Testdubesor

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:59:36 +0000

I am cooking up some ribs today. It’s my first foray into rib cookery and I hope it turns out. As my guide, I’m using a highly-rated recipe called “Fall off the Bone Chinese Spareribs” from my favorite recipe site, RecipeZaar. This involves a long simmer or rather a sort of slow boil process and […](image)

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Where to Submit Your Blog or RSS Feed for Free (SEO & Promotion)dubesor

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 01:16:18 +0000

Here is a short list of some of the easiest (and of course free) places to submit your blog quickly to get a little more exposure. This first post lists sites that do not require registration for submission. I will post another list with those that do shortly. 1) Technorati – Registration not required, but […](image)

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Film Review: ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown’ (2002) [8/10]dubesorStanding in the Shadows of Motown (courtesy of IMDB)

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:38:34 +0000

[8 out of 10] [ For my other movie reviews, see the Film category of this blog or my IMDB vote history ] This is my mini-review of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, which I recently got from the library and thought I’d share with whoever is interested. I gave this movie an eight […](image)

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Arcade Fire Live Video from Sasquatch Music Festival 2007, Gorge Amphitheatredubesor

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 02:27:40 +0000

As promised, I will slowly leak videos and photos that my friends and I took at Sasquatch a week ago (May 26-27, 2007). Here’s the first installment – my video of The Arcade Fire, now up on YouTube. They played a great set at Sasquatch – their sound was so polished that I was overheard […](image)

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Review: Best Free WordPress Hosting Sites –,, and othersdubesor

Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:51:55 +0000

I went looking for places to start experimenting with the WordPress platform for free before shelling out for full-on paid WordPress hosting [that still remains my preferred option and I’m looking into a Canadian host for this – details in an upcoming post]. Here are the results of my research into free WordPress hosting services […](image)

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2007 Sasquatch Festival @ the Gorge Amphitheatre, WA – Day 1 (Saturday). Manu Chao, Arcade Fire, Bjorkdubesor

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 09:55:41 +0000

[PHOTOS/VIDEOS to follow] As promised, here is a breakdown of the recent festival roadtrip from Vancouver to The Gorge in Washington State. It was a great decision to head down to Sasquatch Music Festival. I love these kinds of things and who really needs an excuse to camp, tune in and have a few beers […](image)

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Another Great Clip from Manu Chao Concert in VancouverdubesorManu Chao - Mala Vida - Vancouver Commodore - from YouTube

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 09:10:55 +0000

I found another video clip from the Manu Chao concert I went to [my earlier video and clip can be found right here]. This one is from someone on YouTube. Unfortunately, they were a little further back – I was right up at the stage, but only caught the tail end of ‘Mala Vida’. Oh […](image)

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Manu Chao Concert @ Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver) on May 25, 2007dubesor

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 07:40:51 +0000

Manu Chao recently played a great live show at the Commodore Ballroom here in Vancouver before heading down to The Gorge in Washington State for the Sasquatch Music Festival. I was practically front-row and was on hand for the Sasquatch craziness too … For now, here’s a little video from the Commodore concert (link on […](image)

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I was in the paper! 2006-2007 Champions League Final on the Drive [Milan – Liverpool]dubesorAbruzzo - June 2006. Courtesy of marc_l'esperance on Flickr.

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 07:39:38 +0000

In the spirit of savouring what might be the last week of being unencumbered by work, I headed to Commercial Drive (that’s a cool neighborhood here in Vancouver) recently to watch some football, or soccer if you will. The match was the big final of this Champions League season, with Liverpool FC again taking on […](image)

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