Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, December 08, 2002
# 1:52:00 PM:

There is a place...

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...not far from Vancouver where cellular phones work only intermittently, because it is in a deep little valley on top of a small, forested mountain. It's a flashback, a small Catskills-style old-fashioned resort called Heritage Valley, and it's atop Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, about an hour's drive east of the city in the Fraser Valley. My band played there last night, at the Christmas party of a company that makes feed for farm animals.

In contrast to the gigs we played as a scrabbling pub band ten years ago, which typically ended at 2:00 a.m., this show was over at 11:00 p.m., and I was home in bed by 1:30 in the morning, despite the hour's drive and time to pack up all our gear.


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