Posts Tagged ‘eastvan’

#EastVanLove Tweetup Version 2.0

March 24, 2011

Last night at the Our Town Cafe at Broadway and Kingsway was the second East Van Tweetup. The event was packed with tweeps of many different stripes. Good times were had. Beer was consumed. Photos were taken. Relationships were formed.

Welcome to Eastvan and others donated to the cause, with the cause being having fun and celebrating life in East Vancouver.

There were some speeches and some live music, but it was hard to see and hear due to the crowd. People kept arriving even after the festivities officially ended. You can search for the hashtag #EastVanLove to get a little taste of the evenings. If I have a complaint, and I do. It is the speakers didn’t seem connected or even really necessary. Perhaps one less speaker and some sort of theme for the next event. I took photos with my iPhone but I decided to steal, err borrow photos from John Biehler’s Flickr account, hopefully John is cool with that.

#EastVanLove Tweetup

#EastVanLove Tweetup

#EastVanLove Tweetup


Eastvan Cross Tattoo

January 16, 2011

Amazing tatty on an unknown subject. This photograph was apparently displayed at The Tattoo Project on Granville Island a few months back.


Anyone with any info on this piece, please contact me:

Also, hit me up if you have a tattoo pertaining to eastvan or vancouver in general! I’d love to feature it!

RAP LOBOTOMY by Kid Lithium

January 14, 2011

The homie and fellow East Side Magician, Kid Lithium, drops a verse over the current Bangladesh/Weezy single, 6 Foot 7. Something about this makes me want to throw on Beatlejuice and boogie.

Filmed (by yours truly) for Beast Van Productions on the 200 block of Princess Avenue in the Downtown Eastside. Home.

Download the single HERE!

And if you haven’t already done so, go grab Lithium’s free album, The First Downloadable Drug.


Tweet @lithinvan

Call for submissions

January 14, 2011

Looking for high quality photo submissions of people wearing their Welcome To Eastvan gear

Send to:

No condom wearing pictures will be accepted!

As seen on the internet

January 14, 2011

“I want to emblazon my community on my chest and show it off”, said Rob Geary, founder of the Welcome to East Van brand, in an interview I did with him last year. Geary was saying this in response to my asking him if his tshirt line had anything to do with the gentrification of the East side. To him, the birth of this line was never meant to functions as a commentary on the changing face of area, it was, and continues to be about celebrating the culture and community that always existed there.

So it’s only fitting that I was lead to today’s “Couldn’t Have Said it Better” article through him.

Read the rest of the article here

Lima at I, Vancouverite posted this article.
Follow her @Leemzies


January 13, 2011

found here

Balmoral Blues: Renting from Vancouver’s notorious slumlords

January 13, 2011

The facts from the people who live here.

found at

Two years ago, Megaphone published a story on the destitute conditions residents of the Sahota-owned Balmoral Hotel were living in. Now, one the hotel’s longtime residents provides an update on what’s changed, and what hasn’t, inside one of Vancouver’s most notorious SROs.

I have lived in the Downtown Eastside for 13 years now.

I don’t want to put my name here, but I am a long-term Balmoral Hotel resident. I don’t want to give my name because I don’t want any harassment from the owners, the Sahotas.

In the past, the owners of the Balmoral have threatened to kick me out if I tried to get the health board in. The roof and ceilings were mouldy. The lobby looked like a parking lot for wheelchairs and bikes. The elevator didn’t work. The rooms had rats, mice and roaches.

read the rest of the article here

Safety first!

January 13, 2011

I went to Eastvan and all I got was fucked.

January 12, 2011

available at:

54 Alexander Street

I’M FADED by Bishop Lamont x Nate Dogg x SonReal

January 9, 2011

And to top it all off, it’s produced by the legendary Warren G aka Big Head. This is quite monumental for Vancouver’s own, SonReal too. West Side all day everyday!


Download the single HERE!

Get down to Fortune Sound Club on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 for the Bishop show!