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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Music is my saviour / and I was maimed by rock and roll / I was tamed by rock and roll / I got my name from rock and roll
— Jeff Tweedy, Sunken Treasure
September 29, 2013

Bruce Cockburn - Last Night of the World

Posted by skooter at 8:56 PM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Bruce Cockburn, Videos

September 19, 2013

Battle of the Bands - Portland Style

I’m pretty sure I’ve been to this show…

Posted by skooter at 7:26 AM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Bon Iver, Portland

September 18, 2013

Ruth Moody at St. James Hall, September 15th 2013

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I waited a long time for a Ruth Moody gig to come to Vancouver. A couple of weeks ago I actually drove right past Grafton, Ontario while she was playing at the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, but just couldn’t stop. It was totally worth it. My review is up at No Depression or you can follow the link at the bottom of the entry. There’s also a too shaky video of her Dancing in Dark that I couldn’t resist posting…despite the shakiness.

Ruth Moody - Dancin’ the Dark.m4v from Skot Nelson on Vimeo.

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Posted by skooter at 1:39 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Ruth Moody, True North Records

September 10, 2013

Bike Maintenance Lessons: Disc Brake Pads

BBB Disc Brake Pads

I offer up an ongoing series of lessons in bike maintenance based, primarily, on my own experience. Many of these, it seems, revolve around my ongoing love/hate relationship with the disc brakes on my Kona Sutra.

Basically, I love them when I’m stopping and I love them a lost less when it comes to maintenance. That includes changing the pads, in part because it means removing the wheels. Traditional brake pads can be swapped out quickly and easily in under five minutes front and back. Disc brakes are a bit of a more involved operation.

Still, today’s lesson is this: if your pads look like the ones above, you waited too long. That one on the bottom left from the rear wheel. The fact that the spring has corroded and broken probably explains quite a bit of drag on the rear wheel and the steady screeching I had for the last couple of weeks in which I was too lazy to do this.

Another fact of note: these were BBB replacement pads and I’ve hated every pair of aftermarket pads I’ve ever put on. Back to Avids, which cost about $3.00 more per side. Worth every penny.

Posted by skooter at 7:37 PM This entry is filed under Cycling.
Tags: Bike Maintenance, Disc Brakes

September 6, 2013

Getting Downtown

Warden Subway Station Signs at Warden Subway Station TTC Subway Map Skyscrapers from Queen Street

Posted by skooter at 6:06 AM This entry is filed under Travel.
Tags: Toronto, Travel, TTC

Hanging with Rose

Rose Ellen at Four Months

So I finally got to hang out with Rose for a few days. It was pretty awesome.

Posted by skooter at 6:03 AM This entry is filed under Family.
Tags: Ottawa, Rose