Thursday, December 28, 2006

Video Blog # 52: Christmas in the Park

Here is some footage of this year's Christmas in The Park in downtown San Jose, California. Nothing says Christmas like animatronics!

Dowwnload: WMV

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Video Blog # 51: Choosing a Christmas Card Picture

So, this is the first year we sent out Christmas Cards and we had to include a picture of Joaquin. We ended up taking a ton of pictures. You can see them all here. We ended up choosing the last picture in this video.

Anyway, enjoy the shots.

Download: WMV | MOV

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Video Blog # 50: The colors of my walls

Well, I have not posted a video in a while, but it seems this parent thing takes a bit one's free time. I managed to do a quick one and here it is. Not that exciting for the 50th vlog post, but hey at least I made it this far.

Download: wmv | mov

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Video Blog # 49: The Vloggies Ceremony

Here is all the rest of my footage of the Vloggies! This is the actual awards ceremony for all you that are interested. This is a very long video as it clocks in at 30 minutes.

Download: Mov Wmv

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Video Blog # 48: Surfers at the Point

Here is a video blog post of some footage I took on Saturday. It is the first time I tried a larger format, so download the wmv file if you want for the best viewing expierence.

The music you hear is me! Well, it is me singing, Aric on drums, Angel on guitar and I am not sure who is playing the keyboards. It could be me, but I don't remember. You can check out all my songs on-line at

Download: WMV: MOV

Monday, November 06, 2006

Video Blog # 47: The Vloggies after party

Here is some footage from the Vloggies after party. I had wanted to meet Paul Knight from pjkproductions, so I went and introduced myself. We had talked via e-mail before, but it was great to finally get to meet him and shake his hand.

I also "interview" Casey McKinnon from She notices my duckie that I had in support of ZeFrank. It is fun to watch her try to be accommodating to an unknown videoblogger, when all she wants to do is bail out of the situation. Funny stuff!

Download: WMV, MOV

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Video Blog # 46: The Vloggies!

Last night was the first ever video blog awards show, called the Vloggies. Anji and I headed up to the Swedish American Music Hall in San Francisco to see the show. It was really fun and totally cool and weird too boot. There was an after party too, that was really fun and I got to talk to a few videoblogger, but we could not stay too long as we had to get back to the little one at home.

In the video, I wonder if anyone recognizes me, I found out someone did. Bill Streeter, from Lo-fi St Louis. He watches Greg's Video Blog and actually likes it! That is really cool! Go check out Lo-Fi St Louis!

Download: WMV


Monday, October 30, 2006

Video Blog # 45: Monarch Butterflies

Here is something different. This is footage of the local Monarch Butterflies set to a techno song that I made. The song has Ralph Wiggum samples. I hope you like it.

Download: MOV

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Video Blog # 44: The Garden of Eden

Here is a video of the local swimmin hole, the "Garden of Eden". This is a cool place to hang out on a hot day.

This video was produced for, the #1 source for tourist information for the Santa Cruz mountains.

Download: Mov

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Video Blog # 43: Picking a Tomato for Dinner.

Well, I think the title says it all. This event actually happened a few weeks ago, but I have been lagging so I need to post more.

Oh, the tomatoes were good.

On an unrelated note, I have been posting the downloadable files in .wmv now. Does anyone miss the .mov? Leave a comment if so and I will go back to the .mov files.

Download: WMV


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Video Blog #43: Interview with Ryanne Hodson and Jay Deadman

Here is a conversation/interview I had with Ryanne Hodson from Ryanne is hungry and Jay Deadman from have money will vlog. In this conversation we talk about Jay and Ryann and their history with vlogging and their future with vlogging. We also talk a bit about Scoble Show, Rocketboom , the Yahoo Videoblogging group and more.

Like all good interviewers, I blab on and on about myself, and Jay and Ryann can't hardly get a word in edgewise. Hey, it is the new web 2.0 style of interviews, it is a two way conversation instead of just one-way.

Download: Wmv


Friday, October 06, 2006

Video Blog #42: Big Basin State Park

Here is a video of Big Basin State Park I did for my other website I am building, That is me on the guitar again, trying to play some happy music.

Anyway, check it out.


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Video Blog #41: Westcliff Drive revisited.

Here is some video that I took off of West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz.

Now that Joaquin is with us, we have not been going out as much to see things. This of course will change, but until then, the videos are harder to come by.

Oh, that guitar playing is me! I don't really play the guitar, but I was able to bust out this haunting lick.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Video Blog #40: The Story of the Circus Trees

Here is a little documentary I made about the Circus Trees. I noticed a left behind Circus Tree in Scott's Valley the other week. I filmed it and decided to make a vlog about the history of the Circus Trees.

This was by far, the most effort I have put into a vlog yet. I hope you like it!

Download: MOV


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Video blog #39:

Here is a video about Felton Covered Bridge Park. This video is from my newest project, will soon be the #1 source of tourist information for the Santa Cruz Mountains. I plan to have video for all the various places at and it will be a way for folks to get a flavor of this great area.

Anyway, go check out and let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment here!

Download: MOV


Monday, September 11, 2006

Video Blog Special Edition: My Thoughts on 9-11-01

Here are my thoughts on 9-11-01.

How time goes by.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Video Blog #38: Welcome Joaquin!

Anji and I were blessed with a health, happy little boy. He was born a week ago today on August 25th at 1:11am. It was a long and hard labor, but Anji is a warrior and powered through it! We are both stoked.

This footage was taken the day after he was born.

Joaquin already has a blog for friends and family. If you want to view his page, drop me an email: gregory at surfnetusa dot com.

Download: WMV | MOV


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Video Blog #37: A trip to Point Lobos

Here is some video from a trip to Point Lobos State Park that we took the other day. Even though it was a bit overcast, it was still very nice. Point Lobos is a very beautiful place.

Download: MOV


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Video Blog #36: Made up music rocks!

Here is some footage of a good jam session that took place after the Chaos Lounge reunion. This was a spontaneous jam, and none of the folks had played together before. They made up the song as they played it!

Download: MOV


Friday, August 18, 2006

Video Blog #35: Scotts Valley Skatepark

Ok, what Internet video space would be complete without some skateboard video? What makes kids skateboarding so tempting to film? I think it is the fluid movement, or maybe just jealousy of the skills.

Here is a short video of the local skate park, the Scotts Valley Skatepark.

Set to music of course!

Download: MOV


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Video Blog #34: San Jose Zero One Festival

The "Zero One" festival was in San Jose last week. I took a quick break and visited the Baby Love exhibit. It was kind of creepy, and I don't think my baby was working correctly, as I did not really hear any music. Anyway, here is some footage so you can feel like you were riding the Baby Love too. Try not to get too creeped out.

Download: .MOV


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Video Blog #33: Breakfast in a mansion

We went up to San Francisco and had some breakfast in a very nice house. It is a California Craftsman design or something like that. I just thought it was a cool pad with lots of neat-o stuff, so I filmed it.



Friday, August 11, 2006

Video Blog #32: Chaos Lounge performs!

We went to a party last week and brought some instruments: the drum set, three amps, a guitar, mic stand and the mic. We were just going to have an informal jam session but at the last minute, Krissy talked all the girls into doing a Chaos Lounge one-song set! It had been a year since most all the girls had played, but they pulled it off and sounded great! Since you visit my vlog all the time, you of course know the pregnant girl who is singing is Anji, my wife. The baby is due in like 17 days! Whoot!

This video is the first one I filmed with the new video camera, and it is filmed in 16x9 wide screen. However, the video hosting place only posts in 4x3 standard, so the video is a bit squashed. Also, the .mov is a bit squashed for the download, so you folks that are on iTunes get the squished version. However, if you have subscribed in iTunes, you won't read this anyway.

For the killer wide screen, large size, download the .WMV

Download: MOV WMV


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Video Blog #31: 100 Pound Salmon BBQ

Anji and I went to a party this weekend. Someone brought a 100 pound salmon that was caught off of Point Arena. Check out the video. It was very tasty.

The party was fun and stay tuned as I have more party footage, including Anji rockin out with Chaos Lounge.

Download: MOV


Monday, August 07, 2006

Video Blog #30: Honeymoon one year anniversary

It is the one year anniversary of our Honeymoon where we went to Canada. Here is a video map and slide show for you to view our path.

Download: MOV


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Video Blog #29: Removing water from veggie oil

Here is another video that has to do with my veggie car. In this episode, you get to see me have to deal with removing water from the bottom of waste vegetable oil barrel. Recently I got a bad batch of veggie oil and it had a bunch of water in it. This video shows me removing the water from the bottom of the barrel.

Just one of the things you have to do when you have a veggie car.

Download: MOV


Monday, July 31, 2006

Video Blog #28: Lunch in Pescadero

Sunday we went to Pescadero for lunch. I did not take too much video, but I got some cool pictures. We ate at Duarte's. It is a historic tavern that started in 1894.

Download: MOV


Sunday, July 30, 2006

Video Blog #27: Why I got my Veggie Car

Tejas Patel wrote a post about my veggie car. He wanted to know what made me decide to convert the car to run on waste vegetable oil.

I have answered him by trying to imitate ZeFrank

I don't know if you have seen "The Show" by ZeFrank, but it is very funny. That guy has dedication and talent.

Here is my attempt to imitate ZeFrank.

Download: MOV

Links: Ze Frank Bush info IT Digest


Friday, July 28, 2006

Video Blog #26: San Jose Grand Prix

Here is some footage from Friday's action at the 2006 San Jose Grand Prix. I wandered on down to the course on my break and saw Lee there (that is him in the video).

I was not trying to get in for free, but next thing you know, I actually wandered onto the paying part of the course. That was cool, because I got some pretty good footage. If any of you read this post before you go to the race, you can get onto the course for free just south of the corner of San Fernando and Almaden. There is a parking garage there that you can cut through.

Download: MOV


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Video Blog #25: Another Trip to Big Sur

Ok, we are addicted to Big Sur. You just never get sick of that place. Also, it was super hot on Sunday and Big Sur is nice and cool. We went to the River Inn for lunch and saw Kenny Stahl play. Then we went down to Limekiln State Park and soaked our feet in the ocean.

Links: Kenny Stahl Music Limekiln State Park

Download: MOV


Monday, July 24, 2006

Video Blog #24: A Pool Party San Jose Style

Here is a pool party in San Jose we went to at Will's place. Free food, wine and song. Not too bad for free.

Download: MOV


Saturday, July 22, 2006

Video Blog #23: Home Improvements

We did some home improvements. Got a new kitchen floor and I did some landscaping. This post features Anji!

Check it yo!

Download: MOV


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tangled up Tubes!

Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, made a speach about the Internet. Paul Holcomb made a techno remix using the speach. Now, I have made my own version of the video!

Link: Senator's stupdity is 'Net fodder

Check it yo!

Download: MOV


Monday, July 17, 2006

Video Blog #22: A ride on the bus!

Today was "Spare the Air" day. I rode the bus today and watched some video blogs.

Links: Mike Moon Josh Wolf Rocketboom The Richard Show

Download: MOV


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Video Blog #21: Replaceing my veggie car filter

Here is a video that shows me replacing the filter element on my veggie car. This is pretty much the only kind of maintenance that you have to do on a veggie car. My veggie car is still running great on free WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil)!

Download: MOV


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Video Blog #20: A Trip To Big Sur

Here is a short video of our trip to Big Sur. We went to the Phoenix gift shop at Nepenthe and got a gift for my mom's birthday. Then we went to the falls at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

In this episode, you get to meet my wife, Anji!

Download: MOV


Monday, July 10, 2006

Video Blog #19: Assembly of Baby's Drawer

Here is a video of me assembling the baby's new dresser. Yes, we are having a baby. He is due in August.

The music is from Chaos Lounge. (and here, and here). Chaos Lounge is Anji's (My Wife) old band (that's her in the middle in the first two picts at the links). You will meet Anji next episode.

The song is called "No Sleep", and that is what happens (I hear) when babies come around. Of course the song was written many, many years before I met Anji, but it seems kind of fitting somehow.

Download: MOV


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Video Blog #18: Fireworks at Seabright Part II

Here is the rest of the footage I got from my adventure to Seabright Beach on July 4th.

This footage has what looks like the "grand finale", but the fireworks went on for more than an hour after we left, so technically it wasn't.

Remember kids: Fireworks are illegal in Santa Cruz!

Download: MOV


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Video Blog #17: Fireworks at Seabright

Remember kids, it is illegal to light off fireworks in Santa Cruz!

However, this video shows the power of the people. If everyone agrees to ignore the law, then we make our own rules and the authorities can't do anything about it! Too bad this mentality doesn't' spread to other things we need to change...

Power to the people!

Download: mov


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Commercial for gregsvlogshop

Here is a commercial for my cafepress shop. You can visit it at Do it now and buy something!

Download: .MOV


Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Video Blog #16: Bigfoot Discovery Museum Meeting part 3

Here is Mike Rugg telling us about the Columbian Bigfoot. Seems that it is actually a littlefoot.

Who knew?

Download: Mov


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Video Blog #15: Bigfoot Discovery Museum Meeting part 2

Mike tells us about another Bigfoot encounter from the Pajaro area that he heard from someone that came into the museum.

Links: Bigfoot Discovery Project

Download: Mov


Monday, June 19, 2006

Video Blog #14: Bigfoot Discovery Museum Meeting

Here is Mike talking about the latest Bigfoot sighting here in the San Lorenzo Valley.

This footage was taken at the monthly meeting of members of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum.

Download: Mov


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Video Blog #13: Jam Session!

Here is some footage from a jam session we all had. Boy, talk about a lo-fi recording.

Yes, that is me singing for a bit. I am also on the drums for a small while, but it is hard to film and play at the same time, so not too much footage of that. If you want to hear some more of our jams, go visit for lots of free jam sessions downloads.

Download: WMV


Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Saturday Report 6-17-06

This week's episode...

Viewing ipod videos on pocket PC (get the plugin too!). Second Life. Where 2.0. Robert Scoble. Hope is Josh Wolf escapes prison!

Download: MOV

Links for this episode : The Core Pocket Media Player : acc plugin : Second Life : One Eyed View : Robert Scoble : : Josh Wolf : Josh Wolf Story

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Character Study #1

Ok, here is a vlog that is just me talking.

Talking in a bad German accent that is.

Download: WMV MOV


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Video Blog #11: A walk through Henry Cowell State Park

Here is a walk through some old growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park.

Just another local attraction here in Felton.

Music by SwampDweller

Download: WMV MOV


Monday, June 12, 2006

Video Blog #10: Bigfoot Museum Grand Opening

Here is some video from the Grand Opening of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum, right here in Felton.


Live Bands!

Cast Footprints!

Mail Delivery!

You can visit the Bigfoot Discovery Museum on-line.

Download: Mov


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Video Blog #9 pt 3: Felton Memorial Day Parade part 3

This is the last part of the Felton Memorial Day Parade. This is the little carnival that they had at the Covered Bridge Park at the end of the parade route.

They even had a dunk tank.


Saturday, June 10, 2006

Video Blog #9 pt 2: Felton Memorial Day Parade part 2.

Here is the rest of the Felton Memorial Day Parade.

Make sure to look for Mike from the Bigfoot Museum.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Video Blog #9: Felton Memorial Day Parade.

We had a little local parade over Memorial Day weekend. The parade started at the entrance to Henry Cowel State Park, and ended up at the Covered Bridge Park. They also had a small carnival at the park afterwards.

This is part 1 of a three part post.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

Video Blog #8: Boulder Creek Art and Wine Festival

Here is some footage from the Boulder Creek Art & Wine Festival. This was over Memorial Day Weekend and was a pretty good one. Even though this is the first time in the Festival history that you could not walk around with wine.

Even so, there was still plenty of wine in the "Wine Gardens".


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Video Blog #7: Walk along West Cliff Drive

Here is a walk along West Cliff Drive out to Steamer's Lane. This was on Memorial Day, after all the tourists went home.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Video Blog #6: Starting my Datsun Roadster

Here we have video of me starting my 1969 Datsun Roadster that had been sitting for a while. Actually, it had been sitting for about 8 months. I am going to try to sell this car on craigslist.

The moral of the story is that filming things is good. You never know what is going to happen.


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Video Blog #5: A Trip to the Little Sur River

Here is Video Blog #5. This episode takes us to the Little Sur River on a backpack trip. We leave from Botcher's Gap and head down the 2 miles to the river.

This episode has Marc from SwampDweller as a special guest. Also Will from the studio sessions of SophistaFunk (he plays bass) and Dave the guy that owns the studio where it was all recorded.

The music you hear is Marc on saxophone from his project "Bebop & Destruction".

Enjoy the show!


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Video blog #4: My Veggie Car

This is a "special edition" of Greg's Video Blog. This episode is the "eyespot cameraphone edition". It was filmed on my cameraphone and edited with the tools at

This video is about my "Veggie Oil Car" that runs off of waste vegetable oil that I get for FREE from behind restaurants. This is a renewable, "No War Required" fuel. Running on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) is different than biodiesel, as I hope the video shows.

Did I mention that it is FREE?


Saturday, May 27, 2006

Video Blog #3, pt4: Minnesota, The Walker Art Center, Sculpture Gardens, and Art Museum

Here is the final part of the trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota. This day we visited a bunch of art. First we went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens. After that we visited the Walker Art Center. Then we went to the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.

The music you hear is by a great band out of Seattle, Swampdweller. This song is called 'CrunchTime' and it is off their self titled debut album. I just recently went backpacking and met up with the band leader Marc, out in Big Sur. You can read about it in the SwampDweller blog. Look for the Big Sur episode coming soon!

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Video Blog #3, pt3: Minnesota, the Guthrie Theater.

Here we have a behind the scenes tour of the New Guthrie Theater that is still under construction. This is a very cool building with totally killer design. Also, the blue glass is a trip. I guess it was inspired when French architect Jean Nouvel was skiing and was using different color glasses, or something like that. Music by OM Trio, one of my favorite bands.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Video Blog #3, pt2: Minnesota

We finally made it to Minnesota the next day. This episode is just some random footage and the Mall of America too! In future episodes we will visit the new Guthrie Theater and the Walker Art Center.

Download: WMV | MOV

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Video blog #3: Point Reyes

This is a video of Point Reyes in Marin County, California. We were supposed to have been in Minnesota, but missed the flight. Not to be daunted, we forged on to Point Reyes and had a good time.

Look for the Minnesota trip in future episodes.

Download: WMV | MOV

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

A trip from Felton to downtown San Jose; Video Blog #2

This episode takes us from Felton to downtown San Jose.

Make sure to look for the Bigfoot Museum towards the beginning of the journey. The building we end up in is the Rotunda at City Hall, the newest building in Downtown Silicon Valley.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Special Features for Fall Creek video blog Episode #1

If you have not seen the video blog episode that this footage is from, go and view it now. If you have already seen that episode, and want to see more of Fall Creek, set to music, then check it out.

Download: WMV | MOV

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Fall Creek Redwoods and some surfing too! Video Blog Episode #1

Welcome to the first post of the video blog.

This episode finds us viewing some surfers at Steamer's Lane in Santa Cruz and then up to the Redwoods at Fall Creek in Felton.


Download: WMV | MOV