Category Archives: Travel

April 10

This Week’s Shows 4.10.18 India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore

Well, I’m back on the Celebrity Constellation and as usual, I’m well past due for a weekly update. We’ve been busy sailing between Abu Dhabi and Singapore, playing a lot of Motown, crossover violin shows, a Phil Collins tribute, some swing-style crooner music, and of course a lot of saxo/DJ sets. This itinerary is really […]

October 04

Altissimo, Jungle Flute, and Deep-House Music. Summer in the Mediterranean.

Summer has finished here in the Mediterranean. It’s cooler now and I’m writing this long overdue update from a rainy Sicily. It’s been an interesting summer. I’ve devoted a lot of hours to really focused practicing and have developed some new things. This summer has mostly been about Altissimo, flute doubling, house music, and Aperol […]

April 25


Here are some more photos from the Lost City of Petra, near Aqaba, Jordan.

January 18

Hemi-Demi-Semi-Truths Vol. 2 The Origin of the Danish Half Sandwich

  In Today’s Hemi-Demi-Semi-Truth, we’ll explore one of the world’s great culinary anomalies, The Danish Half Sandwich. Anyone who has traveled to Denmark will have encountered the half sandwich option on just about any menu. This is a wide spread practice throughout Denmark, however many people are surprised to find out that there is a […]

January 11

Hemi-Demi-Semi-Truths vol.1 Crabs Eat Rocks

Hemi-Demi-Semi-Truths is a brand new, occasionally infrequent column I’m launching at Here, I will explain some of the more esoteric things that I have learned in my travels. As someone who has been filling the internet with nonsense, professionally, for a few years now, I have decided that it’s time I give back and […]

July 04

A midsummer’s update

A little bit about music, a little about travel, maybe a humorous observation or two… It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so here’s a little update on what’s been going on. I’ve been back in Scandinavia onboard the Eclipse for almost two months now. The sun doesn’t really set these days…it just takes […]

Michael Hankins’ addendum to- Drew’s Guide to Mucking Around the Changes; a Musicians’ Manual for Cruise Ship Living: South of the Border Edition- Panama Hats are made in Ecuador

Michael Hankins’ addendum to- Drew’s Guide to Mucking Around the Changes; a Musicians’ Manual for Cruise Ship Living: South of the Border Edition- Panama Hats are made in Ecuador.

April 20

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I’ve been meaning to post something about Dubai for a couple of weeks now but haven’t gotten around to it. Currently I’m waiting in the Singapore airport so…no time like the present…   How do you begin to describe the city of Dubai? I’ve just spent three days there, which admittedly is not enough time […]

February 26


Malaysia is pretty rad. I’ve been to a few different places in the country and they’ve all been pretty different experiences. This country has great beaches, mountains, big cities, temples, and all sorts of good food. The Vatu Caves are not far from Kuala Lumpur and are used as a Hindu religious site. There’s a […]

February 25

Brunei — Bandar Seri Begawan

If you had asked me a year ago where Brunei is I would have had no idea. Hell, a few days ago I had no idea where it is, let alone what goes on there. I think I would have guessed somewhere in the Middle East, with a very desert-y landscape. It turns out that […]