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

Day In The Life Of An Astronaut

The days until Beakerhead grow shorter (Sept 10 – 14), with that in mind, we went out and had a little fun with our astronaut pal and festival mascot who’s just itching to get going. When the lights go out and the ticker tape parades are all over, this is what it’s really like to Continue Reading »

Written on August 29, 2014



Sled Island In Pictures

It turns out we can have nice things after all. Not even a biblical flood could keep Sled Island down. It wasn’t without it’s share of hiccups. Neko Case had to cancel at the last minute. Comedian Kyle Kinane was turned away at customs. For the organizers of the festival, it doesn’t matter what happens Continue Reading »

Written on June 26, 2014



Beakerhead Arrives With Graffiti

https://vimeo.com/96052477 Beakerhead, Calgary’s new and only arts and science festival, is kicking off the 2014 edition early. They commissioned artist Michael W. Mateyko to create a special graffiti mural which you can see for yourselves in the underpasses on 4th Street and 14th Street along 9th Ave in the Southwest. The result is a collection of Continue Reading »

Written on May 22, 2014



‘One Hit Die’ And The Rise Of The Web Series

If a genre were ripe for a little satire, it’s fantasy. Riding in on a flaming steed is ‘One Hit Die‘, a web series created by local film maker Spencer Estabrooks. The series follows a band of heroes on their quest for a magical artifact. A drunken wizard, a surly warrior, a pacifist healer and Continue Reading »

Written on April 24, 2014



I Made Another Thing! (Twice)

http://vimeo.com/91752342 UPDATE: WE GOT IN! That is Adam and I’s entry ‘All Grown Up’ made the top 10. Very exciting. 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 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



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