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Postcards from Gravelly Beach ~ Spoken Word Literature Podcast by DaveO

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Poetic Stories about Goalies – Postcard #62UncleweedPoetic Stories about GoaliesnightworkIMG_2746IMG_2747IMG_2748IMG_2749magg-bachinskyInterviewing poet Randall Maggs at robson square

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:48:51 +0000

Poet Randall Maggs discusses his book “Night Work” about the troubled soul of legendary hockey goalie Terry Sawchuk plus the nuances of story-telling, conversations with goaltenders, Sawchuk’s Ukrainian heritage and convergence of history and hockey with host Dave Thorvald Olson at the Robson Square covered outdoor rink in Vancouver following a poetry reading promoted by […]

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Vimy Ridge Diaries on Remembrance Day – Postcard # 61UncleweedVimy Rdge Diaires

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:16:49 +0000

On Remembrance Day in sunny, brisk Vancouver, Ian Bell (fresh from a CBC appearance “On The Coast“) joins Dave to read from Grandpa Mark’s diaries written in the trenches in WW1 as a young Canadian. From the library steps with a flask of scotch, they reflect on the costs and motivations of war, importance of […]

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Forests and Oceans Without End – Postcard # 60UncleweedNote the Broken Islands

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 05:56:01 +0000

From a forested pathway along the open Pacific between Tofino and Ucluelet, DaveO reads poetry from Gary Snyder’s Myths + Texts and Rip Rap plus essays about Wobblies, timber-jacks, logging camp culture, and giant trees from Beloved of the Sky then the words Siddhartha the Buddha spoke upon achieving enlightenment. Strap on your boots for […]

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Owl Creek Limnology and Exploration – Postcard # 59UncleweedOwl Creek Limnology and Exploration

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:47:54 +0000

Dave O spiels forth about the exploration of rivers and lakes, the impetus for ventures and motivations for trade ~ augmented by autoharp songs by Larry Harper dreaming of floating the Colorado River down Glen Canyon ~ then freeverse – mostly from stumbling around Europa in 1992 – thinking about connectedness, lifespans of mysteries and […]

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Three Days and Eleven Dollars, Nov. 1991 – Postcard #58Uncleweedpostcards from gravelly beach

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 06:30:45 +0000

By a campfire on Owl Creek, Dave reads an instructional guide to hitch-hiking about a November trip from South Carolina to Rhode Island with a series of tips including smiling, signs, watches, and going with the flow while Dan Funboy noodles on guitar. Stick your thumb out for Three Days and Eleven Dollars, Nov. 1991 […]

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Arizona with Ole Gramps – Postcard #57Uncleweedarizonasolio solar charger

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:47:20 +0000

While summertime camping alongside Owl Creek and charging the recorder with the rays of the sun, Dave reads a short story written while on the road with ole dead Grandpa called So the Legends Go (.pdf) – a portrait of life one morning in Navajo Nation in 1987 – accompanied by adolescent observations and musings. […]

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Hitch a Thousand Miles to See a Friend – Postcard #56UncleweedHitch a Thousand Mile to See a Friendgary snyder stamp

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 18:05:25 +0000

From Halfmoon Bay on Vancouver Island, Dave gives it up for zen poet hero Gary Snyder and recounts beat history from The Old Ways and logging culture from Myths and Texts plus poems about hitchhiking, girls, baths, clearcuts and the Buddha plus original freeverse poetry.

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Chronicling Interesting Boulders – Postcard #55UncleweedChronicling Interesting Boulders

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:06:53 +0000

Alongside roaring Lynn Creek, Dave recounts a collection of interesting boulders and offers freeverse about his bookshelf, the sea, Mexican painting trips, tranquility, graceful curves and clouds while Wm. Lenker picks and sings the Appalachian folksong, Moonshiner. Go for a hike for Chronicling Interesting Boulders – Postcard #55 (.mp3, 15:08, 14MB) Engineered and Produced by […]

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Post-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers – Postcard #54UncleweedPost-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 18:48:48 +0000

From a skunk-scented perch along Mosquito Creek, Dave spiels about feverish dreams in a Mexican clinic, personal archeology, mirages about the Wonder Hotel, and reads verse about late trains, dammed rivers, watching ships, and men in white coats walking past. Take your vitamins for Post-apocalyptic Skunks and Fevers – Postcard #54 (.mp3, 16:35, 15MB) Read […]

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Howling at Land and Sea – Postcards #53UncleweedHowling at Land and Sea

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 02:22:40 +0000

Visiting the Woodshop on Steamboat Island amidst hayfever and national holidays, Dave and Wm. Lenker exchange spontaneous musical freeverse tales of Pennsylvania, Agana Harbour (Guam), Jericho Beach (Vancouver), and Lake Crescent (Washington) while wounded Samson howls along. Weigh anchor for Howling at Land and Sea – Postcard #53 (.mp3, 17:51, 16MB) Photo by DaveO on […]

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Skyscraper Stories about Oceans and Forests – Postcard #52UncleweedSkyscraper Stories about Oceans and Forests

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 05:56:43 +0000

From a Lougheed skyscraper comes an improvisational reading with guitars – first more ocean-inspired works from Tristan Corbière, Victor Hugo and Dave Olson into a free form spoken word account of trip down the Pacific Coast highway to a haunted roadhouse with sequoias growing an inch a day. Cheers to Bread and Av (aka Delfar […]

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Banjo Sea Shanties and Beat Train Rambles – Postcard #51UncleweedBanjo Sea Shanties and Beat Train Rambles

Sat, 12 Jan 2008 07:15:32 +0000

Starting at the Steamboat Island Woodshed, Dave rambles salty original freeverse with Wm. Lenker on banjo and traces personal poetic lineage winding through French impressionalist/symbolist and Brittany sea-coaster Tristan Corbière (prefaced by Victor Hugo). Then – as sleet, slush and hail beats down on the Mosquito Creek studio skylight – rolls into the beat American […]

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Poetic Ghosts of New Years Past – Postcard #50Uncleweedlong boat on new year's day

Thu, 03 Jan 2008 07:46:47 +0000

An aural montage of past new years’ evenings featuring Dave O reading from Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” next to crackling cabin woodstove on Pender Island (note scratching dog and someone with a stuffy nose), followed by a latenight freeverse message to Napoleon, a languid tale recorded in a garage about a bewildering New […]

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Meandering Past Monuments of Remembrance – Postcards #49Uncleweed

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 08:06:03 +0000

Wrapping up the White Poppies for Remembrance series with a narrative late-night wander through Westminster, London, DaveO meanders past military monuments, victory squares, cenotaphs, palaces, royal parks, war museum, war chambers, riot fences, war protesters, churches, parliament and finishing at St. James park for a sitdown under a weeping willow to consider monarchy, individual rights […]

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Peace to Soldiers and Strangers – Postcard #48UncleweedCenotaph in Vancouver

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 00:37:08 +0000

Back home on the North Vancouver porch, Dave reads from Clay Mcleod’s essay Why I Don’t Wear a Poppy while sending peace and resistance towards the decent lieutenant Magnum in Iraq and the Philippines along with earnest comrades at arms and peaceful strangers in war torn lands. Plus he admonishes the Canadian Legion for blocking […]

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Waiting (and Resisting) in Baghdad – Postcard #47Uncleweedwaiting-in-baghdadSuper Chiefs

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:25:16 +0000

A story about Iraqi resistance fighters and their personal motivations by a young writer called Waiting in Baghdad is the crux of the next White Poppies for Remembrance episode – read from the homeporch with a Welsh mining lantern and firetrucks rolling past. Written by Chris K, a player on a dave-coached in-line hockey team […]

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(Meta)Physical Conditions of the Environment – Postcard #46UncleweedPostcards from Gravelly Beach White Poppies for Remembrance #7realism in the downtown eastside (by trigger)discussing the conditionsdowntown eastside discourse with triggerdominion building from bus stop

Thu, 05 Jul 2007 04:51:59 +0000

Taking a Remembrance Day respite to enjoy a conscious discussion with ‘Trigger’ at Vancouver’s New Amsterdam Cafe, Dave O listens to the consequences and conditions of space, in tangible and gestalt senses, and reviews the paradigm shifts of Vancouver’s downtown Eastside ‘four corners’ – once one of the grandest intersections in the British Empire. Later, […]

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Awakening to the Dawn of Potential – Postcard #45UncleweedAwakening to the Dawn of Potential - Postcards #45Rock Plaza CentralRock Plaza Central.jpg

Tue, 22 May 2007 05:04:13 +0000

Part 6 of the White Poppies for Remembrance series considers the opportunity cost of the lost human potential while at the Victory cenotaph in downtown Vancouver – along the way, troubadours sing about Providence, Joyful(ness) along with spontaneous percussion-scapes and city bus brakes. DaveO examines the value of life with Gord Downie‘s swift deconstructions of […]

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Righteous Declarations for Humans – Postcard #44UncleweedPostcards from Gravelly Beach poetry podcast #44

Sun, 13 May 2007 21:58:57 +0000

Part 5 of the White Poppies for Remembrance series continues with Dave at Victory Park, this time reading the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted by General Assembly Dec. 10th 1948) with riffs on tolerance, human relations, common understanding and mutual respect, including a healthy sampling of articles on brotherhood, privacy, special treatment […]

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Pondering Flanders at the Cenotaph – Postcard#43UncleweedPondering Flanders at the Cenotaph - Postcard #43

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 17:21:41 +0000

Finding Victory Park cenotaph in post-ceremony calm, Dave settles onto a bench for lost sailors with some bagpipers to chat about John Macrae’s Flander’s Field poem and mull the tension between remembering noble effort and embracing jingoistic behavior. This conundrum is evident in snippets of an essay by Stephen Osborne – The Poem and the […]

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Buddhas in the Trenches – Postcard #42UncleweedBuddhas in the Trenches - Postcards from Gravelly BeachTalbotPapineau.jpg

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:09:35 +0000

Part Three of the White Poppies for Remembrance series (recorded Nov. 2006) features reading from the Dhammapada by Siddhartha Gautama while waiting for the Seabus heading towards Victory Park. Along the way, Dave talks about conscientious objection and military service evaders in Canada, mercy and the state of the downtown eastside. Wander along for Buddhas […]

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White Poppies on a Rainyday Coat – Postcard #41UncleweedWhite Poppies on a Rainy Day Coat - Postcards from Gravelly Beach #41White poppies for peace

Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:19:53 +0000

Part Two of the White Poppies for Remembrance series finds Dave O eating oatmeal in North Van before heading downtown Vancouver to check in on Remembrance Day remembering activities. While having a bite to eat, he explains the mission of the White Poppies for Peace (a Peace Pledge Union project) folks based in the UK […]

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Geological Storytime with Sheep – Postcard #40UncleweedPostcards from Gravelly Beach literature podcastCall this one Dave

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 22:27:16 +0000

Down on Lenker’s farm, Dave O checks in on the animal inventory and riffs his own freeverse poetry on canyon exploration, a groaning generation and tense search for authenticity and truth re-mixed with Bill’s Pennsylvanian poetics about frost heaves and nurturing life accompanied with his salty guitar jamble. Then, in the woodshed, Dave tells a […]

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Vanquishing Grecian Warlords – Postcard #39UncleweedPostcards from Gravelly Beach

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:43:17 +0000

Embarking on a White Poppies for Remembrance Day series, Dave reads the role of King Agamemnon from the Oresteia by Aeschylus written in the 6th century BC. The King returns to Argos by chariot with a captured royal concubine in tow and tales of plunder and pillage after defeating Troy and is met by his […]

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Improvising Over Hedges – Postcards #38UncleweedPostcards from Gravalley Beach shed in Pe Ell

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:03:32 +0000

Busting out a bit of original (un)sung freeverse with a new mic plus guitar-toting amigo Bread, a shaker egg and a stack of freeverse fortified with improvisational bits about the mortar holding the middle of bricks, leaping over hedges, waiting for airplanes and diesels downshifting and being … so tired but sometimes so inspired bewildered […]

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San Francisco Mission Stroll with Jack – Postcard #37UncleweedchinatownSan Francisco Stroll

Mon, 01 Jan 2007 17:08:18 +0000

Continuing on with Kerouac’s San Francisco Blues, DaveO strolls down The Mission reading Jack’s choruses written on the same street in 1954 while observing butter trucks, museums and tolling bells and listening to Clayton the Seabus busker sing about going home. Listen to San Francisco Mission Stroll with Jack (.mp3, 11:32, 13MB) Subscribe to Feed […]

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No need to botherUncleweedshoreline in sea island

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:16:53 +0000

Stroll on by this post whose sole mission is to validate my legitimacy to the folks of some Podcast directory something or other … My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-c91477162930e744de3309f987904b4e}

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Kerouac Choruses at Third and Harrison – Postcard #36Uncleweedrecording postcards from gravelly beach in san franPoetry at Third and HarrisonKerouac San Francisco poetry Stroll

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 08:14:16 +0000

In San Francisco on an early morning stroll with a French curled tie, Dave O performs contemporary reconnaissance of an intersection described by Jack Kerouac in San Francisco Blues and discusses Kerouac’s motivations and system for creating these Blues poems. Geographically speaking, the additional observations include bridge commuters, urine puddles, hot dog and motorcycle tire […]

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Sea Rescue Spontineity from the Woodshop – Postcard #35Uncleweedhelpful water taxi

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 05:41:39 +0000

Along with Mr. Lenker of Steamboat Island and his guitar, large hounds and varied livestock, Dave reads poems Refined, Not Created and Aye Carpathia, while Bill sings about the Man with a Rebel Soul – followed by Dave reading This and That with guitar improvisation from deep in the woodshop studio. Listen to “Sea Rescue […]

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Lanterns for Welsh Miners – Postcard #34Uncleweedcascades from porch

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 00:43:57 +0000

Dave reads a smattering from Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac and original verse written in Germany in 1992. Joined by Trauben the hitchhiking acupuncturist (who toils to understand a Welsh miner’s lantern), the lads chat about flowing chi, Cascade mountain lookouts (NY Times article) the author as a young writer and attempt to communicate with racoons […]

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Tea with Chinese Masters – Postcard #33Uncleweed

Sat, 16 Sep 2006 00:15:05 +0000

DaveO checks in with the words of Chinese literature aficionado Lu Ji with his notes on the writer’s craft after a recent batch of related inspiring events including a Dalai Lama (photos by Scales) visit, Chinese medicinal tea from Dr. Wu and the works of Gary Snyder, then ends with a track called Helicopters by […]

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Baudelaire Considers Ships, Youth and Beauty – Postcard #32Uncleweedfishermen boat in steveson

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 16:12:00 +0000

Continuing from the corner garden in the unnamed park, Dave reads from French symbolist (and hopeless romantic) Charles Baudelaire who continues with Joseph Conrad themes of ships, youth and beauty with a piece called “The Beautiful Ship” before gracefully giving way to a song by the Black Tories. Listen to “Baudelaire Considers Ships, Youth & […]

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Conrad’s Youthful Adventures from an Unnamed Park – Postcard #31UncleweedFlower and rusty pipe near Cambie, Vancouver

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:40:00 +0000

DaveO reads from Joseph Conrad’s “Youth: A Narrative” from the community garden in the park with no name near Cambie-land, Vancouver and meanders on about riding trains, steamer ships, expansive seas and ertswhile adventures while immersed in foreign culture and ends with a bit of a seascape tune from an original piece called “The Ferry […]

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Kerouac’s San Francisco in Dave’s Vancouver – Postcard #30Uncleweednorth shore moonlight

Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:11:00 +0000

On a North Van hillside, DaveO reads a few choruses from Jack Kerouac’s “San Francisco Blues” and talks about “Ti Jean’s” writing life, including his dexterous style and notable substance – plus expresses affection for Vancouver and the joys of rediscovery. > Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach podcast #30 (.m4a, 10:12) > Subscribe to […]

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Rilke’s Letters at a Breezy Island Market – Postcard #29UncleweedBurrard bridge o'er False Creek from Granville island Market

Sat, 03 Jun 2006 14:52:00 +0000

At Granville Island Market on a breezy spring day, DaveO talks about another influential writer, Czech/German/French writer Rainer Maria Rilke and reads Letter # 10 from “Letters to a Young Poet,” plus offers discourse about the writing life, dealing with creative conditions and personal honesty – plus chats about the charming Market on Vancouver’s False […]

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Whitman on the Windy Columbia – Postcard #28Uncleweedme and walt whitman resting while

Mon, 29 May 2006 16:20:00 +0000

Enhanced and stirring, this poetry postcard was recorded for Grandpa, Robert Louis Stevenson (RIP) on the windy banks of the Columbia River and features Walt Whitman’s “To You” read by DaveO sitting under a weeping sage tree with toiling barges, endless trains and snowy Mt. Hood in the distance. Postcard from Gravelly Beach #28 (4:27, […]

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Red-headed Girl in San Francisco from Shelter Cove – Postcard #27UncleweedPier to nowhere

Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:24:00 +0000

First sampling (albeit rather raw) from the Shelter Crescent session featuring Brad Rees playing electric guitar while I talk and yodel my way around some free-verse – seems to be thinking about waiting for a red-headed girl in San Francisco while drinking. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #27 (10:31, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in […]

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Henry in Galacia from the Woodshed – Postcard #26UncleweedEuropa 2005

Sun, 05 Feb 2006 16:20:00 +0000

This sixth (and possibly final) installment of the Woodshed Session again features Bill Lenker’s guitar stylings and singing, and me comtemplating the edge of the Earth with Henry the Navigator. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #26 Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Curiousity in Rainstorms from the Woodshed – Postcard #25Uncleweedold man and a tree

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 16:20:00 +0000

Woodshed session extract number 5 choogles along with a free verse extravaganza with Bill Lenker playing on the guitar and singing inbetwixt as I spiel forth words, memories, ideas and rhyhmes – topics include George Washington bridge, Providence, postcards to friends, and going nowhere. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #25 Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in […]

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Belize and Bookshelf Observations at the Woodshed – Postcard #24UncleweedBelize static montage

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 00:55:00 +0000

Another Woodshed session, … Bill Lenker on guitar and singing, and me (DaveO) busting some narrative about items on a bookshelf and reminscing about Caye Caulker, Belize. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #24 (7:22, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Temporary Lighthouses from the Woodshed – Postcard #23Uncleweedlighthouse

Fri, 03 Feb 2006 23:43:00 +0000

Rolling along with the Woodshed Sessions, here’s number 3 … again Bill Lenker’s guitar and songwriting/singing skills along with my free verse and lyrical snippets – this time about lighthouses, aspen trees and an insinuated scandalous incident. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #23 (7:50, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Thoughts on Vancouver Cobblestones from the Woodshed – Postcard #22UncleweedGastown nighttime

Fri, 03 Feb 2006 23:40:00 +0000

Part two of the Woodshed Session again features Bill Lenker on guitar and DaveO with free verse and lyrical snippets. This time, observations from a rainy night in Vancouver is the tangible topic – the intanglibles are for you to determine. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #22 (4:34, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Cascadia Starlight – Woodshed Session 1 – Postcard #21Uncleweedvia train stop

Fri, 03 Feb 2006 23:05:00 +0000

At last a Postcard, … this one (and the next few) from a woodshed session with Bill Lenker’s guitar and vocals (see Postcard #13) dove-tailing with my orginal free verse and lyrical works – fortified with spontaneous wordification. First up in this series combines Bill’s song with me adding verses about riding trains through Cascadia. […]

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Short Fiction, Coincidentally about Drinking – Postcard #20Uncleweedvancouver sunset

Tue, 27 Dec 2005 16:20:19 +0000

Out on a nighttime walk, Dave sits in the frosty grass under a tree, by a pond, with a Guiness and reads ‘post-modern’ stories by Murakami Haruki, Raymond Carver, Kelsye Nelson and himself, as well as offering up festivus gift ideas. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #20 (.mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Snowy Nightime Porch with Raccoons – Postcard #19Uncleweedmoon from north shore

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 16:20:45 +0000

From a snowy porch with raccoons chirping nearby, Dave reads from Richard Brautigan, Phillip Whalen, ee cummings, Walt Whitman plus his original free verse while enjoying Pernod and ginger-ale. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #19 (.mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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A Wabi-Sabi, Foggy Morning – Postcard #18Uncleweed

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:20:56 +0000

On a foggy morning with Osmanthus tea, Dave reads tales by professor Larry Harper – “The Man Who Loved Provo,” and his own “Right (as in Correctly)” plus a snippet from Natsume Soseki’s very wabi-sabi classic “Kokoro.” Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #18 (18:22, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Robert Burns on Remembrance Day – Postcard #17Uncleweed

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 16:20:18 +0000

With a head full of cold medicine, Dave reads a haibun poem for Remembrance day and then enjoys John Cairney reading from Robert Burns’ exploits and indiscretions in Edinburgh in a mighty brougue. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #31 (17:04, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Rainy Day with Letters and Tolling Bells – Postcard #16Uncleweed

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 16:20:43 +0000

On a rainy day in North Van, Dave – with strong coffee – reads two more “Letters from Russia” plus a breathy bit of Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #16 (.mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Ice Skates and Vancouver Writers – Postcard #15Uncleweedskates

Sat, 15 Oct 2005 16:20:01 +0000

Dave – on a couch with red wine – reads short story snippets by Gordon Cavenaile and himself, plus a poem by John Barta and part of Hans Brinker to celebrate his new hockey skates. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #15 (.mp3, 16:46) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Streaming consciousness from a North Shore porch – Postcard #14Uncleweed

Sun, 09 Oct 2005 16:20:37 +0000

Dave – from a porch in Vancouver’s North Shore – dedicates his favorite part of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” to a friend, plus reads some of his own short story called “About Being Stabbed in the Forehead.” Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #14 (.mp3, 9:32) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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German Countryside Verse and Rimbaud in Bill’s Steamboat Woodshed – Postcard #13Uncleweed

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:20:57 +0000

Dave starts the reading on a pier at Capitol lake and continues days later at Bill’s woodshed on Steamboat Island where he reads original free verse written in German countryside as well as works by French poet, Arthur Rimbaud. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #31 (11:48, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Barflys in the backyard reading Bukowski and Kerouac – Postcard #12UncleweedDave, Christoph & yard barn reading kerouac and bukowski

Sat, 17 Sep 2005 16:20:31 +0000

DaveO – feeling chillaxed – reads from Kerouac’s Some of the Dharma, Bukowski’s Barfly and some of his own love junk while Christopher provides guitar and vocal stylings from the backyard at the Puget house. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #12 (12:09, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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In Vancouver with Salinger and disc golf hi-jinx – Postcard #11Uncleweed

Mon, 12 Sep 2005 16:20:10 +0000

From Quenn Elizabeth Park in beloved Vancouver, DaveO reads from J.D. Salinger’s “For Esme with Love and Squalor” and part of a “Letter from Russia” until disc golf hi-jinx ensue! Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #11 (10:27, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes

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Kerouac rides west and Dave hitches north – Postcard #10Uncleweed

Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:20:49 +0000

From a backyard in OlyWa, Dave reads from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and a bit of hitch-hike narrative of his own recounting a trip up from North Carolina to Rhode Island during a cold November – backed with more smoking jazz tracks by Joe Williamson and colleagues in Banff circa 1990. Download Postcards from […]

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #8Uncleweed

Sun, 04 Sep 2005 16:20:50 +0000

Dave Olson’s original essay about Glen Canyon Dam “Dam the Damn” (.pdf)

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Aerogrammes to Utah, St. Louis and the Gulf Coast – Postcard #9UncleweedIMG_5037.JPG

Sun, 04 Sep 2005 16:20:00 +0000

Dave O reads a Utah writer variety pack from Pe Ell, Washington featuring Françios Camoin, Levi Peterson (Alibris), and Ed Abbey (more Ed – interview and article in Canyon Country Zephyr) plus an original essay about Glen Canyon Dam. Then, Lewis and Clark check in from their homestretch after scoring some whiskey, and Dave enlists […]

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Lewis and Clark move west, Ed Abbey’s wisdom and Uncle Weed’s story – Postcard #8Uncleweedbridge o'er columbia

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume 8, DaveO read from Lewis and Clark’s journals as they lose horses on Sept 3rd, and Ed Abbey foretells the future in his modern classic, Desert Solitaire while and Uncle Weed continues telling a story about responsible eco-tage and desert enjoyment to the kids. Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #8 (14:57, .mp3) Subscribe […]

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #7 part 2Uncleweed

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:22:53 +0000

Dave Olson’s original (free-ed) haiku collection Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe –  Occasional haiku -1992 – 2004 (.pdf)

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #7Uncleweed

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:21:45 +0000

Dave Olson’s original haibun collection Four Haibun For You (.pdf).

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Kerouac in Mexico, Snyder in Japan and jazz from Banff – Postcard #7UncleweedWith Mayor of Misasa, Tottori, Japan during Petanque tournament

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume 7, Dave, chillaxing with sake some smoking jazz tracks, reads from Kerouac‘s “Lonesome Traveller,” “Mexico City Blues” and “American Haiku” plus Gary Snyder from “The Backcountry” and haiku from masters Issa Kobayashi and Basho and his own original haiku (.pdf) and haibun. Postcards from Gravelly Beach#7 (14:22, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in […]

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #6Uncleweed

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:21:45 +0000

Dave O’s original “Letters from Russia” (.pdf).

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Rousseau Confesses and more Letters from Russia – Postcard #6Uncleweedlucid blue of your eyes - watercolor pencil by Dave Olson

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume six, DaveO sits with ducks at Olympia’s Capitol Lake on a windy day and reads from Jean Jacques Rousseau’s “Confessions” and offers a bit of discourse on transparency, plus reads two more original “Letters from Russia” (.pdf). Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #6 (10:00, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes “lucid […]

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Uncle Weed and Ed Abbey head to Canyonlands – Postcard #5Uncleweedascending?

Thu, 25 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume five, DaveO hangs out in the dark at Olympia’s Seven Oars park and reads Part 2 of Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure, chats about Edward Abbey, and reads from Ed’s “Desert Solitaire” (scored fresh from Olympia’s Last Word Books). Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #5 (11:44, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in […]

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Russian epics, French poems and Irish beer – Postcard #4UncleweedCountryside by Dave Olson from Letters from Russia

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume 4, DaveO reads from his own “Letters from Russia,” Leo Tolstoy’s epic “War and Peace” and a bit of French poetry while fumbling with pronunciation and enjoying a Guinness in the nighttime garden. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #4 Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes Countryside, watercolour pencil by Dave Olson from […]

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HD Thoreau and GG Marquez Along for the Ride – Postcard #3UncleweedEuropa 2005

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

In Volume 3, DaveO reads from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience” plus Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude” and his own Portuguese Snapshots. Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #3 (13:20, .mp3) Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes Snapshot: fishing boats at rest in Salema, Algarve, Portugal

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #2Uncleweed

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:21:43 +0000

Dave Olson’s original short story, “I Remember Florida” (.pdf)

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Remembering Florida, Heading to Japan, Wandering with Walt – Postcard #2Uncleweedgary snyder stamp

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:20:00 +0000

Volume 2 in which DaveO reads from Gary Snyder’s “Left out in the Rain,” Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and from original short story, “I Remember Florida.” Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #2 Subscribe to Feed Subscribe in iTunes (this curious image was scavenged from the interweb, if someone takes credit, please let me […]

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #1Uncleweed

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 16:20:05 +0000

DaveO’s original work “Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure” (.pdf)

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Heading Out with Weed and Trout – Postcard #1Uncleweeduncleweed weed

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 00:01:00 +0000

In podcast Volume 1, DaveO reads from his original “Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure” plus a snippet from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America” and introduces the spoken word literature show thusly: “Postcards from Gravelly Beach” is an occasionally-brewed podshow featuring spoken word with bits of literary discourse and maybe some tunes from time to […]

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Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe – Postcard # 0UncleweedGrandma in the hills near Saji Tottori Japan - Obaasan

Fri, 13 May 2005 23:41:00 +0000

A collection of short, haiku-type poems written by DaveO between Tottori, Japan and Olympia, Washington between 1992-2004, called “Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe.” Download Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe (.pdf) a Japanese Obaasan (Grandma) in the hills near Saji-san, Tottori-ken, Japan

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