Category Archives: Culture

Universe’s April Joke

On the 1st of April 2009, Dave opened his window and had to witness this:

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Welcome to Canada!

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Talib Kweli Live in Concert

Hey party people!

Yesterday Funky Dave, Ian & Erlend went on a Talib Kweli concert downtown to the gossip night club.
Was a really nice conert, and they had amazing opnening bands. I have to say… local hip hop is amazingly cool.
My favourite opnening band: Boombox Saints

They reminded me a little of Run DMC with their rapping style and vibe, yet, with a lot of funky rythm! And they had a lot of energy on the stage!

This is a video from the concert, unfortunately, the sound is of awful quality:

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Still, Talib Kweli rock’d the house as well. He did some amazing freestyling bout Vancouver and did his thing. Nice concert I have to admit.

However… we got out the club at 1:30ish in the morning. We didnt know where the next bust stop was, so we were staggerin round vancouver to find west hastings, which is the road where our bus passes by. We found the street, and there were two bus stations: one where the 135 stops, and one hwere the nightbus, the N35 stops. They were 15-20 second run apart from each other but, the 135 stop was closer to the bus if he came.
I figured: if the bus comes around the corner, and it is the N35, we still got enough time to run to the other bus stop, becasue of the bad weather we ould not be able to do it vice versa.
But Ian and Erlend didn’t listen to me, cuz the 135 stop was roofed. And of course, after an hour of waiting… the 135 bus passed us… of course… cuz why should we think logical… whatever…

We had to wait an hour more for the N35 to arrive, and got approached by at least 10 homeless people trying to sell weed, an electric shaver, a jesus statue and other weired things. That’s West-Hasting Street…

And it was raining like hell! I was wearing my chucks and my feet were wet. That is why appreciated being home at 4 in the morning even more, and I even met a girl on the bus, who went also to the concert.

In a nutshell, another adventure… It didn’t kill me, but made me stronger!

Greetings to Germany!

Go Dave, It’s Your Birthday!

… that’s at least what everybody was thinking downtonw with this outfit I got from a girl who atually had birthday:

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Earned a lot of kisses 😛

Finally Report from California!

Hey guys. I know I’m back since a week, but I have a lot of stuff going on here. Hell Yah, now the reports in 3 parts finally. Enjoi!

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Canadian Song of the Week: Metric – Dead Disco

This Week in our Category: Canadian Song of the Week: Metric

Metric has been founded in 1998 and are living currently in Toronto. Metric are petty successful in the USA and in Canada. However, they are not that famous in Europe yet.  I think we should change that fact! Metric have released 4 albums up until now and have released a new single called: Help, I’m Alive recently.
Today in the Grizzly Opera: Dead Disco!
Rock after the click:

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Canadian Song of the Week: k-os – Crabbuckit

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite artists: k-os
K-os is a canadian artist mixing a lot of different music genres: Reggae, Hip Hop, RnB, Rock, Pop, Jazz etc. etc.
He is not very popular outside of Canada, but his style and music are exceptional. His music style is unmistakable.

Today in the Grizzly Opera: k-os with Crabbuckit

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New Category: Canadian Song of the Week!

Okay guys. To bring more fun into this blog and to make it more musical I am introducing a new category:

The Canadian Song of the Week!

Every Friday I will post a Canadian Song here to bring everybody a little bit closer to Canadian Music:

My first post contains an artist who is originally born in Germany! His name is Corneille and Corneille is a Rwandan Quebecois (lebt in Quebec) francophone singer. But I don’t want to flash you guys with french music in the first week so I will post one of his recent songs sung in English: Back to Life from his album The Birth of Cornelius
Enjoy after the click!

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