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Vancouver Blogger Profile: Sean Orr

October 14th, 2007 @ 9:27pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’re like me, when you check your feeds, Morning Brew is at the top of the heap. This is a daily feature provided by Sean Orr on the popular Vancouver group blog, Beyond Robson. After discovering he had many more projects on the go, and that he could get my Red Dwarf references, I decided to touch base with Sean and do another Blogger Profile.


Photo credit: Sean Orr on Flickr

Who are you?: Somebody who doesn’t know who he is, and perhaps realizes that its alright not to know. But for the sake of posterity and because we live in a digital world and whatnot, I’m Sean Orr, I was born in Surrey, I work at Budgies, I play in a band called Taxes, I take lots of photographs, I once ran for the Green Party.

Where do you write?: I write for Tooth and Dagger, and I blog. I write for Beyond Robson, a little column called Morning Brew and I write more international Digg type stuff at Chalked Up.com.

Favourite thing to write about?: I like writing about how absurd The Province editorials are. They are so blatant. Its almost too easy.

What’s the BEST part of blogging?: The best part of blogging is being able to be ultra sarcastic and parody the news in a sort of super Canadian tradition, and actually have people follow it.

Do you write for yourself, your readers or for Google?: I’d say I’d be writing letters to editors anyway if I wasn’t blogging so I’d say I write for myself, the readers are a total bonus. I also love starting up shit and the endless comments that hopefully follow.


Photo credit: Sen Orr on Flickr

What makes you the most interesting author on BR?: I wouldn’t say I’m the most interesting, I think you can’t really go wrong with Vancouver politics. The Only were doing it before me and Terminal City before them and I am influenced by those guys, same with you guys and the already well established blogging scene with The Vancouverite and whatnot.

Would you ever censor yourself?: I sometimes stop myself from saying really horrible things, but I wouldn’t really censor myself. I might remove a comment if i acted too hastily and wanted to rely in a calmer fashion.

PC, Mac or Speak n’ Spell: I use a Mac. Although I’m not like all in love with them or anything. I don’t really care.

Blogs you read or would recommend: I love looking at all the art on Poppy Talk, same with the fashion at The Commodified. From Blown Speakers and Streethawk for music. The Tyee is really good for the Reported Elsewhere newsfeed and they talk about stuff that isn’t mentioned in any of our major media. Livable Blog, CondoHype, Pacific Metropolis, Meg Fowler, PriceTags, and Public Eye are all great too.

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5 comments

  1. Meg says:

    I don’t know how I wooed Sean without discussion of urban development or local politics or independent music, but that’s grin-worthy.

  2. Sean is awesome. His Morning Brew posts are great and he always gives me a good plug when I write a worthy article. Thanks for the Blogger Profile Rebecca.

  3. sean orr says:

    Thanks Paul///

    Paul Hillsdon is one of my new fave bloggeratifer

  4. [...] says: Sean Orr and I trading accusations of supporting fascists, until we realized who each other were. [...]

  5. Stephen says:

    Sean is amazing.
    I remember reading his blogs on myspace and being astounded at his word play… and his video about zipping up a cushion (something like that… strange weird and wonderful)

    -Stephen

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