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September 26

The mind is such a fragile mystery…

Today I saw a bird. Most days that wouldn’t really be a very significant event but I’m currently 10 days into a Pacific crossing from San Francisco to Sydney and currently we’re pretty much in the middle of nowhere. We crossed the equator some time last night. I guess the water in the toilets goes […]

July 22

The Story of Motown*

*note…not the real Motown… Motown is a mini show, what Celebrity calls an ‘interactive theme party,’ that we play weekly with 4 singers and the entire cast of dancers. Our portion of the show is one big medley of Motown tunes such as Sir Duke, Tears of a Clown, Reach Out, I Wish, and Ain’t […]

April 13

Man it Pours… (California Part 2)

A few weeks have past since I made the first California post. I’ve finally made it out in every port…tendering has made it all but impossible several times. This itinerary is really different from anything that I’ve done before, mainly because it’s almost entirely in the United States. The scenery is pretty incredible and quite […]

Recent gig photos

Here are some photos from recent sets… These days we’re basically doing 3 types of gigs. Jazz sets. 7 piece big band arrangements. Motown. This is a show that we do with singers and dancers…though the best choreography comes from the horn section. Thanks to Lia Morgan, who I stole these photos from without asking!

March 14

Central America (a little persistence required)

I’m beginning this post overlooking a black sand beach and a decent Pacific break in Guatemala. This is the last stop before we head north to Mexico and out of Central America. I have really enjoyed our stops in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Admittedly, I have a greater appetite for hair-raising cab rides, […]

March 11

Panama Canal

Yesterday we sailed through the Panama Canal, en route to Los Angeles from Ft Lauderdale. I’ve never seen the canal before and the whole process was pretty interesting. It takes between 20 and 30 hours to pass from one side to the other and there is a lot of traffic inside. There are two lanes […]

March 07

Spring Break, Coast Guard, and Goodbye Ft Lauderdale

Several pretty interesting things have been going on onboard lately. We did a three-day Bahamas cruise last week that was pretty much spring break, followed by a full coast guard inspection, and now we’re on our way to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal. The last cruise was quite hilarious. The normal cliental here is […]