Daily Archives: April 20, 2011
This weeks strain, Strawberry Cough, is one of my favorite strains I have come across recently in the North West. It is a Sativa dominant plant that can be found virtually anywhere high grade ganja is available, and has an EXTREMELY strong fruity pine smell that is noticeable even through a baggie in your pocket. I recommend carrying this ganja in a glass jar with an air-tight lid to keep the smell managable!
So a few weeks ago I’m walking around in down town Vancouver enjoying the fresh cool air rushing through the streets between the behemoth glass structures that make up this new age urban oasis, when I come upon the most radical spectacle yet: DIGITAL ORCA by Douglas Coupland. This beautifully rendered three dimensional image of the famous warrior of the water is situated along the north side of the city outside the Vancouver Convention Center beside the Vancouver Harbor. It’s only natural that one of the oldest characters of pacific northwest traditional tales is depicted digitally in this metropolis cerca del mar. With the immortality potential of an animal without predators, It is told in certain stories that these whales are reincarnations of deceased native chiefs. Others believe that the first Orca is the result of a supernatural white wolf which entered the water and was transformed into a whale. Our Goddess, Mother Earth is said to have painted this being with white to remind him of his life as a wolf. With great strength and intelligence, Orca guards the sea and watches over its inhabitants like his brother Wolf, ruler of the land. This photo that I took gives the whale an almost Christ like appearance, true to character for the supernatural swimmer.
Anyway, the image immediately recalled a video that I had seen accompanying a track by Berlin dubstep producer and DJ, Bazooka. The video is by Patrick Jean and was the winner of a number of awards including an Audi Talents Award at Cannes. This guy Patrick Jean’s website is mad cool and you can even shoot up his page with a little spaceship like Asteroid. Definitely check it out here. As for Bazooka, since graduating from the hard style gabber garbage that made me cringe when clubbing in Berlin and Rotterdam, he has adopted a quite curios sound, filled with bone crunching bass synths and head splitting treble overlays. It’s not my favorite sound, but it fits nicely with the video because Bazooka’s works are often injected with old arcade audio samples. He recently released his long awaited album AntiHero, and I have included below his April mixtape FukKen’ArtKore.
Anyone traveling to Vancouver must not miss DIGITAL ORCA, but in the mean while enjoy dreaming in digital eye popping pixels while the sounds of Bazooka create calluses along your ear canals.
Bless up to Brother Orca and as always to the Goddess.