Ben Brown | Visual Vibes

October 27th, 2016


Mr. Ben Brown and Nicole are two vloggers that are pretty wild to follow.  Ben does these little visual vibes when he takes the footage and drops it into one video.  You can subscribe to him on YouTube.  I wanted to share his Arctic Visual Vibes below.  Love how it’s captured.




It’s Not The Things | It’s The Memories

October 23rd, 2016


Yesterday’s Vlog by Casey was cool since he went back to tell a little story of when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s always nice when he goes back to pull old footage and tell a story.  Near the end he talks about what his Mother told him… and I agree with him and not her.

This video reminds me of another story that is below when him and his buddy Graham climbed another mountain.  I love his story telling.

Jesus.  I need to climb a hill.  Just a hill.  Have to start somewhere.


Will You Have a Sunday Night Ben Howard Concert With Me

October 23rd, 2016


Sunday night and I’m going to have a concert on the blog with my boy Ben Howard.  It’s a little concert with a couple of YouTube vids to play in a row.  I might type a little under each one.

Just a little concert on a cooler October night.  Might as well get in bed with his one.  This is more of “old Ben” with songs from is first album released main stream.

It’s a earbud concert with an iPad or even a laptop to watch.   It’s about 25 minutes long.  I would honestly bring up the sound as loud as you can get it.

First song above is “Old Pine” which is a nice song to start off.  It opens the “Every Kingdom” CD.

It’s a little 6:53 song.  It’s also a nice slow peaceful song till the 4:46 mark and it will start to build till the 5:45 mark and this always brings a smile to my face.

You will notice the lovely Lady India Bourne on the magnificent cello and Chris Bond back on the drums and also playing base.


Next is Gracious and it’s a little 5:34 song in length.  This is a little quiet song that makes the mind peaceful.

Now we are a little over the 10 min mark in the set of our little Sunday night concert.

Next up is Black Flies below…

This song will get us to the 19 minute mark.  You think the song is going to wrap up around the 5 min mark.  Nope.  It’s building again.  I remember before going to his concert… I ripped a full concert from YouTube and imported it into my iTunes and then I would listen to and from work on my iPod.   A sweet build to the end of the week with the concert.


The last song : The Fear

This was my song of the year for 2012 and I’m in love always with the live version played at concerts where he looses his shit at the end on the guitar.  I love India standing to the left on the drums.

3:50 in… the build will start.

4:45… the words is the reason why I love this song.

5:10 India

5:20 India Swoon

6:15 More India love

6:36 song over…

Nope.  Ben is going to loose his shit.

This song was wild at Echo Beach in 2013 in Toronto.  Wild.  It was also wild at the Mod Club in Toronto in the fall of 2012.

Concert is over at the 26 min mark.  


What… ???  You Clapping for more???

Ok one more.  You need to like “Promise” and feel it out for the quiet beauty it is.

The encore to soften it up.  Just a sweet sweet song to get to bed to.  It’s 6 min of mellowing haunting guitar and soft vocals.


Crispy Chicken – charred onion, lettuce, piri piri sauce | Brock Sandwich | Bloor Street Toronto

October 11th, 2016


Ok.  I want to go now please and thank you.


Bon Iver | Eargasam | New Album

October 6th, 2016

JUSTIN VERNON_VOLCANO CHOIR --- Justin Vernon performs with Volcano Choir on Sept. 28, 2013 at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. Frontman Justin Vernon is the Eau Claire artist behind Bon Iver. ---- CREDIT: CJ Foeckler

Bon Iver appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon a short time ago and it was magical, where the group debuted “8 (Circle),” one of the chiller and more conservatively titled tracks from their just released album 22, A Million.  Which was as sweet pick up on iTunes at the end of September.  It was the group’s first public performance since they debuted the entire album live at last month’s Eaux Claires Festival in frontman Justin Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Below is some tracks from the new album released on the bands YouTube channel.

I just love the creativity of the songs with experimenting with things against the grain.



Little Quarterly Update About Life Moving To Quickly And Not Having Enough Fun Truthfully

October 4th, 2016


October 4th, 2016:

Hello! My name is Dan. This is my little blog that I use to document things, thoughts, photos and videos.  Sort of like a bookmarking parking spot. This little part of the blog is a little current update on things.


My last little update was back in Feb of this year.  Sorry… it’s taken me a while to update this page.  Before that it was August of 2015 and May 2015.  These little updates can be found here.


In life you have to keep things simple.



Working for Lufty is pretty good, but I need to use my flight benefits more.  I’ve used them twice to fly at 90% off and in July… I was able to take the kids to Nova Scotia to visit family and take off with the kids.  More on that below.  The company is expanding on the other side of the world and it will be interesting to see how that spins off for opportunities on this side of the world or take them away.  I need to fly away and very shortly… I will start looking to fly the kids somewhere in December with some time off around boxing day.


I’m starting to get back into the swing of things with music.  Below… I’m getting back to the basics with catching on with Ben Howard’s Every Kingdom album… but overall I can’t shake Ry X, Vancouver Sleep Clinic who is starting to release some new tracks and Bon Iver who just released 22 a million on September 30th that I’ve downloaded which is sweet mix of songs that are just down right creatively dirty and thought provoking and I still have older Bon Iver spinning on the iPod.

I’m a sucker for cuddling songs and songs to listen to when I ride and when I reflect.  Who doesn’t want to kiss someone in the dark to music.



Hitting up Nova Scotia was fun.  It was fun to fly on a plane with the kids.  To have little rules and for them to experience freedom with exploring and trying things.  It was great to see my family and see my Dad.  It was fun to see Chantal drive and she appreciated that she was allowed.

Before that was some Stealth Camping and that fun little adventure was inside my OSE here.



The past little while has been lots of work.  I have not really played ball this summer… instead I’ve picked up the tennis racquet and had fun getting out each morning before work and playing.  I’ve also decided to bike to work and free my mind up a little and get some exercise with the 15km trip to work each day.  The goal now is hitting the YMCA and also eating more healthy.

I honestly need to find the passion for ball and competing against anyone.  Therefore… I’m looking forward to the playground near you to kick your ass.


Coffee fuels me, Casey inspires me with telling a story and documenting, fall is here and the quest to live a simple life.  Going to start living with less things.  Tiny house design is happening room by room now.  I’ve started to build a 3D version of my Tiny House with auto cad so I can put actual furniture inside and view from all directions and have a walk through.  I’m also trying to knock off my 101 Things to do in a 1001 days and I simply wish that this summer didn’t fly by and I wish I had more fun and laughed more honestly.

I’m trying to be more kind.  Open more doors for people and smile more at strangers and exchange more daily pleasantries with strangers.  If everyone did this what would the world be like and I’m sure it would make a little difference that is positive.


Life should not be like this…

I’ve set up a private blog for the kids where I can post video messages and blog posts to.  I’m sure I will be blogging more about this shortly.  I giggle so much when I’m with these two.



having someone to kiss and makes you smile… is a sweet sweet thing.


I have so much unfinished business that it’s hard to do this post.  Hopefully the next update with have more progress and completion.

Thanks for hitting the blog!  Below is some general information of who I am if you want to stalk me a little…


Cheers! Dan