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It took me a day to really get over the effect of K’naan; the energy and peace that spilled all over me from a mere 20 minute conversation with this man – he is a special human and his essence reeks of a positive peace that I have not experienced too often in my short life.

ThisCityRocks features K’naan in Episode 11 from the Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler. Sol Guy from Direct Current Media was kind enough to grant us some time for an interview. And Warwick and I melted from K’naan’s inspiring live show in the village. I took a few snaps of the show as well.

Thank-you to Art Maughan from BoxTop Studios for stepping in to edit this episode. A lot of fun stuff produced in this one. And to Class5 Snowboards for sponsoring the episode.

Enjoy.

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Class5ive Snowboards, Made In CanadaLet me just say that this snowboard rocked my world in Whistler.

ThisCityRocks was pretty stoked when Class 5ive Snowboards jumped on board to be an official sponsor for an episode this season. We were fortunate enough to interview K’Naan at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival that just wrapped in Whistler, and Class 5ive Snowboards sponsored the show.

And lucky me – I have this sweet, amazing, like butta board to ride! I swear I was in a snowboarding video with every carve, and that had zero to do with the skills on the board – the board was all the magic and made me feel like a super star. (Enter Morcheeba tunes)

Class 5ive is a relatively new company in Saskatchewan, started, owned and operated by James Friedrich (yes, people from Saskatchewan go to the mountains and go down a hill or 2!). James is an engineer by trade, designing snowboards by night, and makes each snowboard by hand. Being an engineer lends itself pretty well to the science behind the creation of his boards. And local SK designers have their hands in creating the graphic look and feel of the boards – each one is different. And if they are all as good as the one I have, you can’t go wrong.

They will be available to purchase for next ski season 2007-8 and can be found online here.

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Me and Capo Bloggin At the Yahoo! Canada TentOr just check your emails…. stop by the Yahoo! purple tent that can’t be missed near the main stage at the base in the village, hop on any number of computers and blog your days and events of this year’s festival.

BUT! Here’s the best part: If you upload your videos here via Yahoo! Canada’s Video Channel, you enter to win a Sony Walkman video mp3 player, courtesy of Sony and the TWSSF! Check out Yahoo!’s video channels for the Xtreme Video uploads and the Daily Highlights.

The Yahoo! gang here are super friendly, my is dog even hanging out as the Yahoo! mascot for the day and it’s the perfect place to chill out and listen to the live music as well. Oh, and there’s free gum too!

Come visit and upload!

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Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2007 - Main StageI am happily and comfortably seated (with Capo at my feet, of course) in the infamous Yahoo! Canada purple tent at the base of the gondola in the main village in Whistler… my legs are tired, my feet ache slightly and I have a fraction of a tan from the blue bird skies of the last few brilliant days on the hills.

Today is Day 9 of the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival where thousands have descended upon this dreamy mountain resort to take in the show: live music, big air competitions, contests like guys sitting in cars for the duration of the festival (to win big), fashion, art, and hey, there’s still plenty of skiing and boarding to be had this season!

Check out what’s been filmed and uploaded on Yahoo! Canada’s Video Channel.

On the lineup for the next 2 days are some big bands FREE on the main Telus stage in the village: Roz Bell (grrreat T-dot band of goodness), Robertson, The Beautiful Girls, BC’s own Hayley Sales and Slackstring.

Yahoo! Canada's Clive Hobson Workin' It with the Video Paparazzi
Saturday night is the grand Yahoo! Big Air Party at the GLC, over-looking for greatest draw to the festival – the show is spectacular.

And the weather! Could not be more perfect, which makes it all that much sweeter!

Photo: Clive Hobson of Yahoo! Canada interviewed by Brent Stafford of Shaky Egg Communications Inc.

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My Blog Post Featured Today In Yahoo! Canada News on

My first post

from the

Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival

is featured on

Yahoo! Canada’s site

TODAY

under

“In Depth/Xtreme/Daily Highlights”.

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K'Naan at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler 2007
K’Naan at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2007 in Whistler

Hello Canada… and hockey fans from the United States… and Newfoundland….

I am in Whistler!

ThisCityRocks is up in Whistler this week at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2007, minglin’ with the crowds, snappin’ some pics and shooting some HOT bands! If you live near by, you should head up here! And yes, it’s still snowing!

And just who has TCR interviewed in this (still snowing) winter wonderland, you ask? Well for one, Somali-Canadian hip-hop global success: K’Naan. His concert this past week-end was nothing short of inspiring and his music contagious, and he was simply lovely to sit down with and talk to. (Interview to be posted next month).

Yahoo! Canada is also live on location as one of the Festival’s new sponsors this year. You can’t miss the big purple tent at the bottom of the Gondola. They have set up a live blogspot and anyone can pop by and upload their pictures and videos from the action of the week. Check out what’s been uploaded from the first few days of the festival.

I will most certainly be trying to bring you more action from the festival via the blog and my flickr, so you can feeeeeel the music and smell the snow via the internets, alas, there’s a fresh cover of white butter and a stellar new snowboard calling my name!!

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Lead guitarist Ryan Lejbak for HoneyBlu in Saskatoon had some kind words to say about our video podcast, ThisCityRocks:

“…This City Rocks is the best though. It focuses on Canadian indie artists. These are the bands that are heard on college radio, found on Pitchfork and that tastemakers listen to. TCR is a high quality videocast put together by hipster Megan Cole and videographer Warwick Patterson. It is brief, to the point and enlightening. They have a perfect blend of music, info and interviews. Megan and Warwick do this project on the side. Their passion for social media and the music scene shines through…”

Thanks Ryan – glad you love the show!

We’ll be starting to post shows for this amazing Spring jam-packed concert going season in mid-April, as soon as the first few are perfectly edited and put togetehrt o release to the masses! This season, we’ve got a few interviews already under our belt: DJ Champion, Malajube and YouSayParty! WeSayDie! – more to come with Great Lake Swimmers, who just signed with infamous Vancouver label, Nettwerk Music Group, The Parlour Steps and artists and bands at the Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival, New Music West and Wakefest.

Subscribe to our feed over on the TCR site!

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