I intend to travel a lot. My work as a musician requires it. Sometimes I go as far away as Europe, Thailand, New Zealand or Palestine, and for twelve years I lived all over the United States. But no matter how far I go I always feel like a Canadian away from home. That “Canadian-ness” goes so deep that it even informs the music I make.

I had been brooding on a beach on Lantau Island for several days, alone, until Jack happened by and sat down not far from me. Some vacationing schoolgirls soon arrived, assumed we were brothers travelling together, and invited us to join their Steamboat cook-up.