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Okay, I admit right here it is cheesy cheap to grab attempt with an #occupy title, but that is where I am headed tomorrow, on my continued mission to become Canadian.

This has been a long running effort, going back to 2003 or so when I first connected with Brian Lamb and D’Arcy Norman, how we coined ourselves the Three Amigos (could not locate that photo of us in Vancouver from 2004 thank’s D’Arcy@).

In that time, much of my favorite collaborators have been North of the Border, and usually when I am presenting with them, I say something like “I represent the Southern Canadian Province of Arizona”.

Thus when I started planning my 2011 Road Odyssey, a key part of it was crossing the country– via Canada, not quite making it all the way across, but covering Victoria to just short of Montreal on a month.

I ended up back in Canada a few weeks ago during my barely understandable (even to me) search for the Center of the Internet. There was a reason- it was my new plan to #occupycanada long enough to jump across.

Thus I am flying back there tomorrow, a little hiatus on the odyssey before the long stretch to Arizona. I really met some great folks in the Toronto region, like @Stephen_Hurley who has been a force of music and sharing on ds106radio, @hdurnin (who so warmly hosted me on her farm), @Gill_Ville (who I need to pick up my screech), @kylemackie who shared beer and stories in Guelph, and in a big way, @aforgrave who drove all over he province to hang out and rescued me the night I got the bad nes on mom… but most importantly @giuliaforsythe who rescued me from road weariness in Welland, brought me back for a StoryBox demo, and well… is a key Canadian draw for me.

So we are planning a musical get together hosted by Stephen Hurley, and given his keyboard smoothness and 89 channels of input, has kindly offered to host a crew at his house Saturday night. We hope to rule the EST wavelengths on ds106radio. I was thinking, more than a HurleyStock version of Bavastock, this might be more of a jazzy smoke filled lounge scene– hence Live from the Hurley Lounge:

So look out Canada, I am planning more opportunities to #occupycanada in the future. I am studying the rules


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

Comments

  1. Actually, Montreal isn’t “not quite making it all the way across,” it’s really only about two thirds of the way across.

    After visiting the entire province of Quebec, which is a nation in itself, you could have visited us in the Maritimes, on your way through to another long drive out to Newfoundland.

    It’s sad that it was not to be so, but remember – you owe us a visit. :)

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