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Issue: 2009-05-07

Sweet music, weird instruments

The first question had him stumped.Justin Haynes didn’t know the combined number of CDs that he, Jean Martin and Ryan Driver have produced.”Oh boy, that’s a tough one,” says Haynes over the phone....

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Sipping Rosé Wines for Spring

The return of the light and the steady drip drip drip of the snow melting has re-awakened my yearning for all that the Yukon has to offer us in our other, non-winter seasons.Last week, I stopped at the Liquor Corporation store...

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Dig Those Diggin’ Pigs

They don’t dig like dogs, with their front feet, but with their noses. It is unbelievable how strong their nose muscles are. They can even lift fence posts out of the ground with enough time and effort. So one of the first...

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Who’s Watching Who …

I’m coming out of the closet – again.This time, for far-nobler purposes than atheism. Indeed, I have found a much-maligned part of society that deserves our complete recognition, adulation and undue attention.I enjoy...

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A grand-slam week for music lovers

If you are a lover of music, this is one fantastic week to be a Yukoner.Check it out: you have Justin Haynes, Jean Martin and Ryan Driver playing at the Old Fire Hall on Saturday; then Don Ross and Brooke Miller will be at the...

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Don Ross brings us a surprise

Playing a guitar as fast as he can is a novelty that wore off for Don Ross by the time he was 17 years old.”It wasn’t about how many hand stands I can do on the thing,” says Ross over the phone. “But,...

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