Archive for April, 2010

Ready for disappointment?

April 29, 2010

Who else thinks Shayne’s adventure he won’t tell anyone about will not live up to the hype?


**Update: Ten Minutes Later.

Meh. Interesting trip I think Shayne’s boss underestimates how sick Shayne might get when he gets back. Also the jet lag will be killer.


Who’s the fastest rock DJ in Victoria?

April 27, 2010

ME.  At least according to the TC10k.  Ed Bain?  55m37s.  Me?  55m03s.  I am 34 seconds more awesome than Ed Bain.

Epic Concert Adventure 6.0 Update

April 27, 2010

Time off: confirmed.

Details to follow.


I went to the Skookumchuck Narrows

April 26, 2010

It was pretty awesome.  Here’s a video:

I put some more pics up on flickr.  They start in North Van with this one.

Rock’n’Roll half

April 25, 2010

Okay you guys, you have fourteen months to get ready for the Rock’n’Roll half marathon next June.  Or full if you prefer.  It’s in Seattle and there’s a “post race Alaskan celebration cruise” we’ll go on.


Pinhole photography

April 25, 2010

Analog, FTW!  Check out these super duper ultra long exposures, they’re pretty epic.

Shayne needs a hobby.

April 24, 2010

Greetings all.

In the future, if you eat my jam, please refrain from putting the jar back in the fridge empty. If you finish another person’s jam, the stealthy thing to do would be to throw out the empty jar. This way, the owner, upon looking for said delicious jam in the fridge, will likely think that they simply finished it on a previous jam-eating occasion. By returning the empty jar to the fridge, it emphasizes the fact that someone else took the liberty of eating the remainder of the fruity goodness, and was simply trying to cover their tracks (and failing miserably).

In fact, by returning the empty jar to the place of its formerly-full self, there are two potential repercussions. The jar, by taking up unnecessary space, is inhibiting the airflow within the cooling confines of the appliance. This leads to either:

1. the motor having to work that much harder to keep the rest of the food within the appropriate Foodsafe-recommended temperature range, or

2. the motor not being able to compensate for the (again,
unnecessarily-added) extra contents, causing airflow to be compromised and the temperature to fluctuate.

The consequences of either of these potential outcomes is dire. In an age of ever-growing environmental awareness, it has become that much more apparent that our actions regarding power usage will not go unnoticed by our planet.

If we want to make sure that future generations are able to enjoy life to the fullest, which includes having a healthy environment to grow up in, we must be vigilant in ensuring that we do not effect any disastrous change to the world in which we live. The other potential outcome, in which foods are not kept at ideal temperatures, can lead to a more immediate danger. If foods are not kept in such a state, they become very susceptible to bacterial growth, which, in turn, can lead to food-borne illnesses and serious health concerns, especially for high-risk individuals, or those with compromised immune systems.

Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter,

Shayne Kaye

For further information about Foodsafe, their guidelines on food preservation, and the availability of courses, please visit

For tips on how to live as environmentally-friendly as possible, please visit David Suzuki’s website at, or listen for his helpful features which air on local radio stations.

I need a nap and Shayne needs a better hobby.  Like knitting.

Biggest adventure ever

April 20, 2010

Oh yes, planning for Epic Concert Adventure 6.0 has commenced.

The word “epic” seems somewhat inadequate for what I’m planning. Details will be unveiled later this week, and it promises to trump all previous adventures combined. Remember a little while ago when I was thinking of a possible Seattle-San Francisco-New York-Niagara Falls-Toronto-Montreal-Quebec City adventure? That pales in comparison to ECA6.

While you all wait eagerly for my announcement (as I know you will), here’s a recap of the previous five noteworthy trips:

ECA1: July/August 2008 – The Trews in Nanaimo and STP in Vancouver
Highlight: sleeping under a bench in the Nanaimo ferry terminal.

ECA2: November 2008 – The Hold Steady in Seattle (2 shows)
Highlight: forgetting my wallet and surviving with just my passport and an old Visa card.

ECA3: March 2009 – Juno Week in Vancouver
Highlight: six ferries in five days so I could catch all the shows without missing a day of work.

ECA4: June 2009 – The Tragically Hip/IAMX in San Francisco
Highlight: renting a camera from Future Shop for 13 days

ECA5: April 2010 – Muse in Vancouver and Seattle
Highlight: traveling “standby” and having to wait until just before departure to find out if I got a spot on the Clipper home.

ECA6: June 2010 – TBA


PS. Yes, I know I’m a nerd. Shut up.

I’m redecorating.

April 18, 2010

Wondering what to get me for my birthday? It is only a month and a half away.

I’d like to build a couch.




April 15, 2010

Dear Shayne

Your drawer is out of crackers.  WTF!