The Great Big Sea
Tonight, I was at genuinely fun unpretentious folk-rock-celtic-trad concert from the best band to ever sail from the cold and rocky shore of Newfoundland, namely the Great Big Sea.
Newfoundland has always been a special place for me. Lived there for 3 months as a medical student in a fishing village that could only be reached by boat. Or helicopter if there was a real emergency. The road came decades after I had left. Worked at a tiny hospital in town and traveled up and down the foggy coast to tiny fishing hamlets where we held clinics in a classroom or someone's bedroom.
It was there that fell in love with being a family doctor.
That medical school elective changes my life forever. I was hooked by the scope and depth, the variety and the intimacy of a general practice.
And so that has been my path for the last 40 plus years.
The concert tonight was a total escape for me and an echo of some dormant memories, time off from work and sleep that I can hardly afford, and yet could hardly afford not to take. Hope these CBC videos gives you a reasonable facsimile of being there.
Catch them in concert if you can. They are on their 20th anniversary concert right now.
Enjoy a video or two that take less brain and more heart than my usual fare.