Dawson City Road trip w/ timelapse and maps

Compiling a few media artifacts from (one of) my summer vacation(s) this year, the Whitehorse -> Dawson City sojourn, I had to share this sweet timelapse video I created from the RV drive up. I was travelling with my sis and her family, to check out the Dawson City Music Festival, and if you don’t blink, you may be able to catch one of my nephews pit stops along the way.

Whitehorse —> Dawson City: Timelapse #DCMF – On My Way from jason toal on Vimeo.

The entire journey was 532 km, but we started the video on the second day from a little place called Carmacks. Total distance 355 km. In geeking out to write this post I created a G map to both check out the distance and give this video some context. To take it a step further, here is a test of the embedded map. (which was not as straightforward to create as it should have been).

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You can’t post a timelapse video without a sweet piece of music to bring it to life, and I got lucky with the audio here having recorded many of the performances I saw at the festival. Listening back to my archives I came upon this amazing track from Sam Martin recorded SANS the haggard, but in a gospel set at the St. Pauls Anglican Church. The lyrics to “On My Way” (Mavis Staples version) not only fit the theme perfectly, referencing travelling to freedom land with my sister and brother, but also was a match at 3 minutes and 33 seconds exactly!

To complete this post I felt some photos were necessary, since I got some amazing ones of the churches in Dawson and as well I’ve been trying to figure out a workflow to use google services for photo sharing.  Nothing good to report here!  I created an album in G+ which I think is public but I cant embed here as a slideshow like I might with flickr. There does seem to be ways to accomplish this using Picasa, but synching these photos to cloud services is still confusing me greatly. Finally I gave up and stumbled into making a collage in in Picasa.

Dawson City Music Festival 2013, A roadtrip with nephews
Some churches in Dawson City while on roadtrip with my nephews to check out the #DCMF


friday nighty funky housey disco-y bleepy bloopy bleep go! Set #4 – Archived Audio 20110708 1945

wow. this one really worked out great. i guess i had more tunes stored up in the ‘ol fantasy file than i thought! If you need an hour or so of some funky jams that will probably get you dancing uncontrollably, listen to this. Nothing fancy, not much futzing. But some pretty solid mixing I have to say.

I could have used some overlays in places. You would think with all the audio skills I have now I would be all over some trendy movie clips, or lefty political soundbites or something. Will have to work on it. I’ll listen to it a few times and note any major problems, let me know what you like or not! peace.

I love how @brlamb thinks these tracks are “artfully mixed”
big ups to you my man, peace

also HUGE thank you to @bmann for capturing the skullburst on nanaimo. its already covered up !


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A couple more for the archive

Not sure how well this process of archiving is going to scale. Eventually my dropbox will fill up and then I will either need to move these files to my wordpress server or… something.  Can’t think about that now. Here are two more sets that have been living on the soundclound that Im trying to archive for posterity.

#5 (these number refer to the sequence they were originally posted on SC)
Music From When I Was 30 (aka 1999) Archived Audio 20110722 0009b

This set was originally blocked by SC from being uploaded due to a copyright violation in the first track. It seemed to be accepted after I modified the file.

we’ll see if this works. i removed the track that blocked the upload the first time, but im sure my content is being reviewed now.

I have a big blog post a brewin on this one. Not for the whole copyright issue either



harnessing the power of funk Archived Audio 20110726 1928

a spontaneous mix i felt like doing simply cause i needed a pick me up. I’m disabling downloads these days to see if the copyright po-po get off my case. message me somehow if you would like a copy of any of my mixes.

I also started thinking about producing “album covers” for my sets which from this point on were were done.