Friday, January 16, 2015

Kids Wanna Rock

Bryan Adams serenades his Victoria fans...
Everywhere he goes, kids wanna rock...
Bryan Adams is probably Canada's most well-known rock star with a career that stretches back over thirty years. I wasn't a huge fan of his guitar-driven rock which I always found rather bland.

At his recent appearance in Victoria though he turned in one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Despite all the 'BAY-BEE!'s and the obligatory 'YE-AH!'s that seem to make up a good part of his lyrics, in concert, his classic songs sound more raw than the studio versions and that was a good thing.

However, I was more impressed with his more mellow, acoustic songs... he managed to make an arena with 10,000 people sound intimate.

I note that he DID NOT sing his classy song "I Wanna Be Your Underwear"... possibly because he'd be screaming it straight at his 80-something-year-old mom sitting in the front row. EWWWW!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Moose on the loose

Happy New Year!
Female moose in northern BC...
A curious moose gives us a glance...
 My wife and I spent the Christmas holidays on a nine day road trip through the provinces of BC and Alberta to see assorted relatives.

On the way up to the isolated community of Tumbler Ridge we encountered this female moose. She appeared unfazed by the -17 C temperatures. She was curious enough to stop and watch as we stopped the van and stepped outside to take a photo.

Female moose near Tumbler Ridge, BC...
Still no fear...
She wasn't the only wildlife we saw on the trip. Close to Kamloops, BC we saw a wolf in the early hours of morning. No photo sadly as it was moving at a good trot away from the highway. :(