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These gorgeous, vignette shots of The Waldorf Hotel come courtesy of my friend Kris Krug of Static Photography. If you haven’t heard jack shit about this killer re-imagining of this ancient east side joint, here’s the skinny. Press play and enjoy…
Each week, Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose which ones they’d prefer to answer, with a minimum response rate of 20. A Rorschach test, for sure…
Three things about your neighbourhood (Gastown) that make you want to live there: I can walk to work. I can go home at lunch for naps. I can stumble home from rock shows.
Album that first made you love music: David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Last place traveled: China/Thailand
Sexiest fashion item for the opposite sex: No bra
Bartender who could sell you anything: Dude at the Greedy Pig.
Food your mom makes better than anyone: BBQ chicken and jello salad.
Dumbest purchase ever: Expensive jewelry for my EX-girlfriend
Under what circumstances would you join the army: I want to photograph a war.
Sport you gave up: All of them.
Your ancestry: Raised by wolves.
The game you’re best at: Chess
The thing you’re most ashamed of: I went on a missions trip when I was 12 years old. To Salt Lake City, Utah. To Christianize the Mormons. What a clusterfuck.
The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: Drunk in the Swiss Alps with Robert Scales, Megan Cole and 5 Italian vampires
Local person you admire most: Irwin Oostwindie – Activist. Community leader. Philosopher. Lover. Father.
The number of fist fights you’ve been in: 3 if you count the time I tried to punch my boss but missed.
Best concert experience ever: I met the Beastie Boys and smoked a doobie with Mike D at the first Free Tibet concert in San Francisco in 1995. The photographer from Thrasher Magazine immortalized the moment for me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/44358772/
Cheap place for dinner: Carnegie Centre
Describe your tattoos: I’ve got a Celtic knot on my left arm, the word BRUISE under my right arm, a sacred geometry mandala and lotus on my back with the pathway to nirvana going up my spine.
The thing that makes you the most nervous: Having to deal with authority figures.
Default junk food of choice: Slim Jims
The thing you’re addicted to: Big smiles and bright eyes.
Mac or PC: Linux
Town you were born in: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
How you waste time at work: Staring at the train yard and helicopter landing pad and cruise ship terminal and seabus from my rooftop.
The career path you considered but never followed: Secret Service, CIA, FBI.
Default drink of choice: Water
Favourite wine varietal: Barolo
Best sneaker in the world: Vans Half-cabs
The first three things you do every morning: Smoke a joint, walk to work, get lost in the internet.
What are you proud of: My 10-year old daughter Sierra Anneke.
Three local websites you visit every day: The Morning Brew by Sean Orr on Beyond Robson
Saddest thing about Vancouver: The apathy that hangs thick in the air like January’s fog.
Talent you wish you possessed: Teleportation