Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Nick is a blogger, broadcaster and professional nerd, living in Calgary for the past 14 years, the longest he’s lived anywhere. A self-described nerd, he’s a radio broadcasting grad from SAIT and you can most likely find him clutching his Firefly box-set and cursing under his breath. He loves the Calgary Flames, so long as they aren’t playing the Montreal Canadiens.

Recent Posts by Nick Taylor

I Made Another Thing! (Twice)

http://vimeo.com/91752342 2014 has proven to be a productive year thus far. Unlike last years uphill battle against self-doubt and procrastination, this year finds my creative output soaring. The deadline to submit for the Big Rock Eddies has come and gone, but not only did I submit an entry, I submitted two! The first comes from Continue Reading »

Written on April 14, 2014



5 Awesome Things About Being THWOMP

http://vimeo.com/88693434 Calgary’s THWOMP, a video game cover band that formed in 2005, are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise capital to finish their next album, ‘Epic RPG’. The band reinterprets music from the 8 and 16-bit era of video gaming (Nintendo, Super Nintendo) and plays it, loudly, as rock n’ roll. The Continue Reading »

Written on March 17, 2014



Legend Has It: Be The Hero Calgary Deserves

Luke Skywalker. Frodo Baggins. John Mclean. All three were looking forward to a relaxing evening with loved ones. Then, all of a sudden, your dad’s trying to kill you, a crazy homeless guy is dragging you to a volcano and terrorists are ruining your Christmas. This is the promise of ‘Legend Has It’, Alberta Theatre Continue Reading »

Written on March 11, 2014



Wild Rose Opens Shiny New Brewery

Wednesday night saw the grand opening of Wild Rose Brewery’s new facility just off of 52nd Street in the Southeast industrial park. Fitting as that area of town is where it got its start, before they grew into the Currie Barracks location. It was a great night and an even better opportunity to get a Continue Reading »

Written on February 28, 2014



Ho, Ho, Holy Crap… What An Ugly Sweater.

The annual hunt for an ugly Christmas sweater just got a bit easier. The guys at Holiday Rejects have taken out the middleman and are providing the masses with some truly seizure inducing  woollen monstrosities. We’ve met the men behind this project before. Adil Hooda and Kyle Fitzgerald, the founders of this summer’s very successful Continue Reading »

Written on November 26, 2013



Comedy Preview: Greg Proops

You’re most likely to know comedian Greg Proops from watching him on the classic improv show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, the British version made popular in Canada by reruns on YTV in the 90′s. Though what we watched was edited to protect our precious ears and childlike sense of wonder, you could tell from Continue Reading »

Written on November 11, 2013



Calgary Is Awesome…The Podcast.

Yes that’s right. Awesome people talking about awesome things, or a “Podcast”. It’s like radio, but you can listen whenever you want and there won’t be any tire commercials. Unless a tire company wants to pay me money to run a commercial. On this the inaugural edition, I sit down with new CIA sports and Continue Reading »

Written on October 29, 2013



Going The Distance, 12 Pints In 12 Pubs

  Back in August I saw, ‘The World’s End’, the final instalment of Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ (including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). In it, our heroes, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and their pals, embark on a quest to finish “The Golden Mile”, a 12 pub crawl through their home-town of Newton Haven Continue Reading »

Written on October 22, 2013



Swear Allegiance To This Calgary Born Board Game – UPDATE

UPDATE – The guys have chosen to suspend their campaign in an effort to retool the rewards, make a better demo and make the shipping costs more reasonable. Hopefully it won’t take too long and they can relaunch soon. It’s a great game I hope sees the light of day. – Nick Forged from the Continue Reading »

Written on October 1, 2013



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