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…

011020 Jamcruise IV

Somehow it took until day four of Jamcruise for me to find the inevitable omelet station among the ship’s large and varied 24-hour buffet. I knew they had to have one but it was tucked way back in the corner of the cafeteria, well past the piles of croissants and cheese that would generally take all of my morning attention and appetite. Ironically, though I found the omelet station…

010920 Jamcruise III

January 9th, 2020 was Day III of that most legendary floating music festival: Jamcruise. I awoke at 9am and, figuring I had enough sleep under my belt for the night I got up and went to the gym for a half-hour of sweaty exercise, which felt great. Any calories lost were immediately regained…

010820 Jamcruise II

On January 8th, 2020 I woke up at 9am and was already exhausted. It was day two of Jamcruise and I had been completely, utterly spent when I crawled into my bunk a mere 4.5 hours earlier. I needed much, much more sleep and thankfully, mercifully, and quite unexpectedly I fell back into a deep slumber and stayed that way…