Colorado River as seen from California Zephyr

Colorado Contrails and Cowboys

Steady progress with gentle rocking around gradual bends along scenic river valleys. Room to stretch legs, move about and socialise with fellow passengers. There is much to recommend about long-distance train travel.

On the first leg of my American rail journey, along the superlative Washington coast, I had the good fortune to sit next to Continue reading

Aladdin Theatre

Ok Cello – The Portland Cello Project Does Ok Computer

It was the reason I bought my first reggae album, and for those who know me that is no mean feat. I had always thought reggae sounded like the musicians couldn’t get the beat right, and it was called the “off” beat for a very good reason.

But let’s go back to the Grammy Awards fifteen years ago. Continue reading