Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PhotoComment Magazine March 2013 Cover Features One Of Our Images.

PhotoComment photography magazine in South Africa has published our image of a Clownfish on the cover of their March 2013 issue. The subject has to be the most photographed clownfish at the Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia. A couple of our images of a grouper and a tiger shark were published inside the magazine with some underwater photo tips we provided.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Protecting Dive Sites In British Columbia’s Emerald Sea.

The Underwater Council of BC maps 175 dive sites on Northern Vancouver Island to help protect them for future generations. You can help.
Northern Vancouver Island has the best cold water diving on the planet, some say. But who is protecting these ancient and beautiful sites for the future?  The UCBC has just submitted a report to the Marine Planning Partnership which is documenting precious marine resources from Campbell River to the Haida Gwaii. The dive site report, written for the UCBC by Gary Marcuse, features the photos and videos of Paul Sim and Rob Roy.  The report shows how rare and beautiful these sites are.  You can watch a 2 minute video, download the report and view the dive sites, below. 


Going Down On The President - Diving Vanuatu's SS President Coolidge Shipwreck.

Depth Magazine, an online scuba magazine, has published a story I wrote called, "Going Down on the President" in their spring 2013 issue. This little ditty is all about diving one of the larger World War II shipwrecks in the world, Vanuatu's SS President Coolidge. Certainly a wreck dive worthy of being on a diver's bucket list. You must register for free to see the story at www.depthmagazine.net

British Columbia's Legendary Browning Pass.

Northwest Dive News Magazine ran a story Kathryn and I wrote called, "Legends of the Pass", in their January 2013 issue. Browning Pass Hideaway Lodge is the diving operation that can take you there. For more information, contact www.vancouverislanddive.com

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Our Fall 2012 Concert Roundup!

Way behind on posting comments about some amazing shows we attended during fall 2012.

A Maelstrom Of Distortion - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
November 11th - “No more sad songs for a little while,” smiled Neil Young towards the end of his masterpiece of a concert at Rogers Arena. “Here’s a song about a pretty girl with castanets.” This evening was a Tour de Force 70s Rock Show of Distorted Guitars!

“Ho Hey Ho, Ho Hey Ho” – Paul McCartney at BC Place Vancouver!!!
November 25th - Kathryn and I had left side stage seats this magical, once in a lifetime, night at the Paul McCartney concert. Maybe, we’re amazed? Hell yeah, damn right we were! What a really big nostalgic show!

Set List

1. “Magical Mystery Tour”
2. “Junior's Farm”
3. “All My Loving”
4. “Jet”
5. “Drive My Car”
6. “Sing The Changes”
7. “The Night Before”
8. “Let Me Roll It”
9. “Paperback Writer”
10. “The Long & Winding Road”
11. “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”
12. “My Valentine”
13. “Maybe I'm Amazed”
14. “I've Just Seen A Face”
15. “And I Love Her”
16. “Blackbird”
17. “Here Today”
18. “Dance Tonight”
19. “Mrs. Vandebilt”
20. “Eleanor Rigby”
21. “Something”
22. “Band on the Run”
23. “Ob la di ob la da”
24. “Back in the USSR”
25. “I Got A Feeling”
26. “A Day In The Life”/“Give Peace a Chance”
27. “Let It Be”
28. “Live & Let Die”
29. “Hey Jude”

Encore #1

30. “Lady Madonna”
31. “Day Tripper”
32. “Get Back”

Encore #2

34. “Yesterday”
35. "Mull of Kintyre"
36. “Helter Skelter”
37. “Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End.”
10th Avenue Freeze Out" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band! 

November 26th - The previous night it was Macca at BC Place, and this night it was Bruce Springsteen at Rogers Arena. Not often do you get to see two major rock legends perform on back to back nights. Springsteen’s performance was Over The Top, WOW!

Stuart McLean - The Vinyl Cafe 2012 Xmas Tour!
December 12th - Canada’s favourite storyteller, Award-winning author, journalist and humorist AND host of the popular CBC radio show, The Vinyl Café, brought his Christmas Show to Vancouver’s Orpheum theatre. A wonderful Christmas performance with uproarious laughter throughout!

“King Of The Keyboards” - Burton Cummings At The Red!
December 14th – A two hour non-stop show, Burton Cummings continues to sound as he did in the halcyon days of The Guess Who. A master showman who really appreciates his fans and the musical career he has lived. Be sure not to miss him if he comes to your town.

 shot by ShayMoyer.

A Legendary Evening With Gordon Lightfoot!

Scored some primo seats in the 7th row to see the legendary Gordon Lightfoot, arguably Canada's greatest songwriter, at Coquitlam's Red Robinson Theatre last night. Bob Dylan once opined, "Gordon Lightfoot, every time I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever." Though Lightfoot's voice at age 74 may have lost some of it's lower register, he is still thoroughly entertaining. And to echo Dylan's platitudes, few songwriters in history can even come close to Lightfoot's ability to write songs that are drenched with heartfelt emotion. Give a listen to "The Last Time I Saw Her" 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Came across this old image of me by the roadside at California’s Redwood Forest National Park on New Years Day 1981. A buddy and I left Vancouver on a road trip to Carmel, CA in the wee hours of the morning after closing down a rocking New Years Eve party. Hey, it was the 80’s, we were young, we hadn’t slept a wink, it was freezing cold outside and if I do say… I was something to behold with that bed head mane of hair. Hahaha ☺

Friday, March 1, 2013

"Exposure" - Get The Message Across!

The attached has been circulating on FACEBOOK. Worth sharing.