Home from another contract at sea and the resulting collection of titles to ensure that I will never earn the nickname “Mr. Goodtimes”: The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art, David Lewis-Williams. A masterpiece. If you loved the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, this is a must-read. He’s a bit hard on […]
This is my “tasting menu” song list. Which looks more professional to you? Which looks more fun? Which one do you think I’ve been using for over a year on 3 different Carnival FUNships? Think you got it? Now which one do you think is probably not going to be approved by the office due […]
Did I ever tell you about port manning? It’s a thing where a small contingent of crew have to stay on board in case terrorists try to take over or something. St. Maarten is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Last time I was here, years and years ago, we went to […]
They asked me to describe my gig at Carnival a few years ago. I said, among other things, that I am “a bartender who serves memories.” For probably a decade, though, I’ve felt that artists are all in the service industry. We’re supposed to serve the art. When I was younger, playing drums in the […]
Because we should celebrate boredom once in a while.