Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Longest Time

Alright so its been a while folks. We apologize for the long break in between posts but G has been out in the bush frolicking around and planting trees and I have been in Panorama having the time of my life. BUT... now we BOTH ARE!!!!!!

Yes, thats right G has moved to Pano for the rest of the summer. Only days after the end of the planting season in Northern Alberta a short riding visit turned into a semi perminant working vacation. Thanks to my awesomeness i hooked up the G man with a job at Lusti's with me and he gets to stay and shred the mountain for a whole month. The longest time we have been able to hang out since first year at Waterloo!

So this is going to be a double post. I guess I'll start off.

So my last month has been an absolute shit show!

On a side note....

Jay is currently going to the bar for a few drinks, and I, Graham can't be bothered, so I am now continuing to write on his behalf. So, anyway, no new music for the time being from my behalf being in the bush = no new tunes. But ill be back up on that shit come September (and hopefully back to posting on here on a somewhat regular basis.

We have a pretty frequent schedule of heavy drinking, early morning work and afternoon downhill runs and today was no exception and we even took a camera out with us as well. So anyway, we did a quickie PS job on some sequence shots we took today which actually turned out pretty sick. The first one is of me and obviously the second is of Jay (The rock hes gapping is actually probably close to a ten foot gap) and in my sequence I was riding at a fairly ridiculous speed.


We've got a video that we will be posting up later too. Oh, and we have some fairly ridiculous roadtrip pics that we will be throwing up tonight too.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Week One

Alrighty folks so I've been in BC for a week and so far its been pretty amazing. I spent the first few days in my room sleeping and just relaxing. Took a few walks around the resort but other then that kept it pretty low key.
On Sunday Dani, who lives aacross the hall from me came and got me to come down to the fire pit. Met some people that night, had a few beers and called it a night. On Monday I went down to Employee Experience to hand in all my forms and as it turns out I started work as well.
So for the summer I'll be working with Tom from Nova Scotia. He rode his motorcycle all the way here and plans on taking it all the way home at the end of the summer.
So Day 1
Sean lets us into the shop at 9am, says build bikes and fix bikes and leaves.
Repeat for the rest of the week. No supervision what-so-ever. This place is awesome. No boss breathing down your neck, no deadline, just make sure its done sometime and hopefully its done right!
Well its finally the weekend so its time to party!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Mission to the Mountain

SO hears the deal. Yesterday I documented the different stages of my day and have complied them into this… ENJOY!

Goodbye Ontario
So right now it is like 6:30 am on June 12th and I’m sitting in the Hamilton Ariport waiting for my flight to board in like 15 minutes. I tried to eat breakfast but that wasn’t happening. Way to many things going through my head right now. Like seriously, I’m leaving all my friends to go somewhere I know absolutely no one (until Whit and Katie get out here…HURRY!!) but I also know this is going to be one hell of an adventure!
Well Time to board the plane… catch you guys from the Left Coast!

Alright… time for entry numero deux!
So I’m sitting on the plane on the way to Calgary and I can’t help but notice this stupid little screen in front of me. The damn thing says I’m going 487mph at 40125ft. Wow I wish my car could go that fast. Speaking of cars, I noticed that gas hit a buck even today; glad I’m not going to be around to pay for that shit!
This is also the best flight I’ve ever been on. My mom was nice enough to pay the extra 15 bucks of my flight so I could sit in the emergency row. I chose the window seat, which means that I’m pretty much sitting in a lounge chair. NO seat in front of me at all! Its great, especially with my gangly legs!
I can’t see ay mountains out the window yet but I’m going to assume by the little map thingy that tells me how fast we are going I should start to see them shortly. I’m going to have to make friends with the mountains because, well, for a bit I’m not going to have anyone else to talk to…

So I got into Calgary about 20 minutes early and the weather is amazing. I found some wireless Internet in the airport but not enough to make a post. The bus ride to Banff was interesting. I’m pretty sure my driver had some sort of weird twitch because he kept nodding his hear erratically. The bus I was on could have taken about 20-25 people. However, there was only one other guy who works in fort McMurry and goes to Banff to see his girl friend on his days off. He was pretty entertaining. His terrible grammar and failure to pluralize most of his words was mildly entertaining. Anyway… I finally got into the mountains. Banff is a wicked little town and sooooooo amazingly beautiful.

Lunch Time
So it is like 2:15 (4:15 for you folks to the east) here in Banff and I’m sitting at a nice little bar enjoying a Kokanee and burger. I’ve spent a few hours here in Banff and so far and all I can say s that it is amazing here. Surrounded by a bunch of mountains, the main street, Banff Ave, is packed with people and it is a beautiful day. I was surprised to find a street wear store that carries a lot of the same stuff we do at loop. But, loop is way better atmosphere and set up (yea I’m tooting my own horn). Well it looks like about time to sit and enjoy this delicious beer and burger. Next stop… Panorama!

Bus to Invermere
Ok so I lied! The next stop isn’t Panorama. I have to make a stop in Invermere. Right now I’m on the bus on my way there from Banff. I seriously don’t have the vocabulary to describe the scenery. The roads are lined with mountains. Some snowcapped and grey, others green, some both! A lot of mountains around here are scarred with the signs of forest fire. All the tall trees are wilted and grey while other much smaller trees are bright green and full of life. It’s a pretty amazing contrast seeing them side-by-side. All right folks time for my first shout out. It goes to the one and only Mr. Tyler Bowa. Being the best photographer I personally know I wish you were here to capture a rainbow with snowcapped mountains behind it. I couldn’t even get a decent picture with my camera through the bus window but Mr. Bowa could have made it a masterpiece. Well my mission is getting closer to an end. I’ll keep you posted!

In Pano!
Holy Crap finally here! So I saw a bear and a family on mountain goats on the side of the road, which was super cool! I’m currently sitting in my kitchen of the place I’ll be living for the next 10ish weeks. It was still light when I got here but I haven’t had a chance to explore. I’m so tired… all I want to do is sleep. I just want to make sure I get this done so I can post it on the interweb in the morning. Alright… time to unpack my sheets and blanket and get some rest… FINALLY! Oh yea its 1:10am in Ontario…

Oh I forgot my camera cord so I will add pictures when I get it sent here!

cheers... Keep it real


Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Day!

Its G's birthday today... I hope he can get drunk where he is... And if not he is a big pussy!

Have a good one brohiem!

here is a sick song for G

Blinded by the Lights- The Streets (nero dubstep rmx)

Friday, May 15, 2009


Nibs is happy again!

Wow this is getting lame. I really should not be using my blog as some sort of twitterbook type thing. Oh... Speaking of twitter... you can follow me! JasonSimmons is the name... random info about my boring life is the game!

This song makes me happy...
Minus the Bear- We Are Not A Football Team


Oh before I go I would like to mention that today I finally got around to fixing all the little things wrong with my car. You know, those little things that break and you just put of fixing. So nice to have them done. Should have done it months ago.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


People call me Nibs... I am mad.
For Real

anyway... shout out to Barret for subscribing to this blog... more people should!

and this remix is awesome!

Gifted (Aoki Remix) - N.A.S.A

Sunday, May 10, 2009

G is gonna Hate Me!

... but really I don't care.

I got new sunglasses! Oakley Jupiters in the Purple/Clear Colourway! So Dope!

So I guess I should at least post the song G wanted me to... Because I stole his glasses!

Eyes as Candles- Passion Pit


Monday, May 4, 2009

Again... Comon'

So we have once again failed to update this blog on the regular. Now that summer is in full swing I promise this will no longer be an occurrence. So here is an update in the lives of J&G.

So Graham came for a visit to Waterloo last weekend. It was pretty sweet seeing him again. Needless to say it was two days of shit shows finished off with 7/11 hot dogs smothered in chili and cheese! G is now somewhere up north planting trees and trying to pick up hippie girls. So it will be a few months until we meet again!

As for myself I am so happy that all i have to do is work for the summer. Its my first term off since summer after 2nd year (wow). So for the next month or so until I move I'm just doing the loop and bomber thing. Selling dope cloths and kicking out drunk people. (ok shameless plug time) LOOP has lots of new spring gear for guys and girls! Come see me Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays!

ALSO! I got a new cell phone! YAY! I picked up a Blackberry Storm about three weeks ago. Yea, thats right, I have a better phone then you do! Actually... it just looks cool. After getting used to the touch screen for a few weeks I keep wishing it was more sensitive. Its sometimes is frustrating editing my texts when it won't let me select a certain letter I want to change. Other then that its pretty fun. I downlaoded the AppStore and somes sweet games!

Anyway... thats about all thats new in my life. Maybe G will update if he can find a computer in the middle of buttfucknowhere!

peaceout and keep it real!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sorry Brahs and Female Brahs

Holy Shit its been a week since either myself or G had been able to post anything. This can be due to one of two things.
1) lots of sex
2) exams

Now as much as numero uno should be the answer, it sadly is not. Exams and papers have been the death of both of us. For an entire week I couldn't think of anything but Medieval knights and tournaments. But, now that is all behind me for 4.5 months. 3 of which will be spent in Panorama! I can't wait. for now I'm just Chillin- Wale

oh and expect posts of the two newest editons to my toy collection this past week soon...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuff N Stuff

This will be sick while it lasts.

Credit goes out to Neon Gold who just posted this collab/dealio up tonight.

Right Click, Save As.

Tuff N Stuff (Pirate Stereo Remix) - Yes Giantess

It's coming....


Friday, April 3, 2009

Jerk It Suckas.

Yeah, its the free song of the week on iTunes, you either hate it or love it. But either way, the Video is fucking killer.

thunderheist - jerk it from thatgo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ever wondered what...

A Mountain Bike worth close to as much as a Brand New Toyota Yaris looks like. We are talking well over $12,000. Clicky Clicky.


The Lucky 13 According to Nibs

Seeing as Graham posted his top 15 albums of all time I thought it only nessasacry to do the same. However, I really couldn’t finds 15 that I liked all the songs from. So instead I pick my top 13. A bit of overlap with Graham – seeing as we have very similar taste in music – but I am sure you will be equally as satisfied with my selection.

I would describe this collection as chill gangster songs for the electro lover with a place for indie tunes.

Check it out. Let me know what you think.

Minus El Oso - Minus the Bear (seriously G, how did you miss this one?)(G's Note - Highly refined pirates is better. Son)
Elephant Eyelash - Why
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Acoustics - Minus the Bear
Saturdays=Youth - M83
Abandon All Your Friends - From Autumn to Ashes
Oi Oi Oi - Boyz Noize
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis (2nd CD I owned)
Plans - Death Cab For Cutie
In Our Bedroom After the War - Stars
Stop Looking Like Music - Hey Ocean!
Want - 3OH!3

Much love

(G's Note. I agree with half, the other half, very much no.)

G's 15 Essential Albums.

If you don't have them. Please do, even if you don't think you will like them or have some sort of misconception about them. Some are new (within two years) and one goes back to the 80s *smiths*. I have put in two albums from both M83 and Why? as I when I was listening to them deciding which one to put in this list, well, I couldn't decide, and I felt that if I left one out, I would instead be putting a worse album in this list for the sake of not having repeated artists.

Think about this list in this regard. A few of these albums I haven't listened to in a few months, but the fact is, if I was going to be stranded somewhere and I could only have 15 albums...these would still be them.

While these days, my music taste may vary broadly, and I do have some music snobicidal (yeah, I just made a word. what what!) tendencies, there still are some main stream albums which will always strike a chord within me (pun intended).

Anyway. These are albums that I like every song on, not just one track. I have some songs in my library that individually may be as strong or stronger than many tracks on these albums, but the album in its entirety probably wasn't up to snuff.

I may post comments about each album later, but for now. I will just be listing, and in no particular order.

1. The Notwist - Neon Golden

2. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

3. Minus the Bear - Highly Refined Pirates

4. Why? - Elephant Eyelash

5. Why? - Alopecia

6. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us

7. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

8. Incubus - Make Yourself

9. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

10. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

11. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

12. Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts

13. The Smiths - Meat is Murder

14. Sigur Ros - Takk...

15. Deftones - White Pony

-G. (was going to put up album covers, but back to essay writing instead)

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