While walking along Hastings Street , AHA MEDIA along with Lani Russwurm, Local DTES Historian noticed new posters at Pantages Theatre
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In this video, Greg Milne aka G-Rock, a local DTES resident and new “Outsider” artist presents his latest work.
He is a drummer and has been playing for 43 years! He has played with the band Rapid Fire in the 1980’s and waxes nostagically about his youth in the local Strip bars – the Marr and the Drake Hotel. He laughs on how two strippers took him to Hawaii for fun in the sun! :)
He recalls that 3 years ago that he couldn’t even draw stick men and now he enjoys creating art for the enjoyments of his friends! He quips that if “We only use 11% of our brains, then we have 89% left to discover ourselves :)
He’s been drawing for 3 years now and even his mother wonders where he got his talent from!
He proudly says that when he gives away his artwork to friends, they display it in their living rooms :)
Now at the young age of 50 years he says “It’s not the way you look past a first impression, it’s not having one that makes for a special person with a giving heart!”
AHA MEDIA is proud to meet G-Rock – A great Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) Outsider Artist helping to make his world beautiful :)
This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.
AHA MEDIA was proud to be the Media Sponsor for “Remixing the Web for Social Change” on March Net Tuesday
AHA MEDIA was proud to be the Media Sponsor for “Remixing the Web for Social Change” on March Net Tuesday at Workspace in Gastown, Vancouver Please see the rest of the 18 videos on www.youtube.com/AHAFILM
If there is one great thing about living in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside – you will never completely go hungry! There is always an abundance of bread giving away from the various food lines and churches around our area.
In this photo, Chris holds a bag of bread in the lobby of the Ford Building at Main and Hastings in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The rest of the bags of bread sit on top of the mailboxes waiting for other residents to pick them up.