March 6, 2017 - Television is an isolating time waster. We plant ourselves in a comfortable seat, all face the same direction, and watch intently. We break the spell only briefly every twenty minutes or so (less if we are streaming video or watching prerecorded shows) for a snack, a bathroom visit, or to [...]
September 4, 2016 - Today the clouds parted and the temperature came up nicely, which made it a perfect day to head to the PNE at opening and take the opportunity to see some of the attractions before the crowds became more than I could bear. First stop was, as it always is, the animal [...]
August 21, 2016 - After watching last night's Tragically Hip performance streaming from Kingston, I was thinking about the evolution of music and how we listen to it. Once upon a time music was only available as a live performance. Then we learned how to record it in the most amazing manners. The first recordings [...]
March 14, 2015 - I love when you go to see a show and a few minutes in you are thinking "Oh, what the heck have we come to see?" and an hour and a half later you walk out thinking "That was amazing!!!" We are season's ticket holders for Vancouver's Art's Club Theatre Company [...]
January 24, 2015 - Another fun night out at the theatre. Tonight's show was "One Man, Two Guv'nors", cute, definitely entertaining, and quite a bit off the wall. The Stanley is one of the old Vancouver movie theatres that survived the wrecking ball, though it was touch and go for awhile. It used to just [...]
I went up to the gym the other day and hopped on the elliptical machine for a 'run'. I set the timer for 25 minutes and got going. I was flipping through my iPhone looking for a good song and all of a sudden there it was, one song that would take me through an [...]
One word...WOW! We went to see Kodo from Japan the other night. Fantastic. It really hits you on some primal level. The beating drums, the blending of harmonious sounds deep, high, hollow, rich. What fascinating music. It was absolutely mesmerizing. If you ever get the opportunity, well worth the ticket.