012016 Tulum Ruins, Mexico

In the future when people look and me incredulously and exclaim, “You went all the way to Mexico just to see Phish!?!” I wanted to be able to come back with something like: “Of course not. I also visited Mayan ruins, went scuba diving, sampled the local food and drink, spent plenty of time on the beach, and had the greatest sandwich of my life…

011607 Senators vs Capitals, Ottawa, ON

This one really is a bit of a mystery. Obviously, on January 16th, 2007 I went to see the Battle of the Capitals as the Sens took on the Caps at the Palladium just outside of our fair city. It is written in my ticket book that I went with m’lady, and a few page flips reveals this was…

011597 Tricky, Montreal, QC

On January 15th, 1997 I drove to Montreal to see Tricky at the Spectrum. A hard-grinding rap artist like Tricky would normally have been well off of my radar but I was dating a girl with a very good, eclectic musical foundation that she eagerly shared with me…

011417 Phish, Riviera Maya, Mexico

January 14th, 2017 began when m’lady and I roused ourselves from our plush king-sized comfort at the splendid Barcelo resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and found ourselves some breakfast and some coffees and some more coffees. It was show day and I opted not to spend it in line waiting to buy a poster…

011317 Phish, Riviera Maya, Mexico

After a great week scuba diving along the reefs of Cozumel and taking in the entertainment offerings of Playa del Carmen m’lady and I headed down to the Barcelo Maya resort to start part III of our Mexican vacation: the Phishy part. This was our second instalment of Phish on the beach…

011120 Jamcruise V

January 11th, 2020 was the fifth and final day of the luxury sea-cruise of groove that is Jamcruise, and with a rare full sleep under my belt I tried to make the most of it. I started the day with a little yin-yang: a workout up in the gym followed by an hour munching on croissants and cheese in the cafeteria. It’s all about balance…