Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Courtyard Bistro Gig
The Courtyard Bistro gig that Uncle Joe had Friday night went off without a hitch. He had a nice quiet evening picking and grinning for about 13 people (including the owner and her assistant). The music he chose was nice jazzy type music that wasn't too loud or too busy. We visited with each other as we listened to him. He played everything from jazzed up gospel, show tunes and some original compositions. He used a gizmo called a looper that records a 30 second snippet of music and plays it in a loop. (That is why it's called a looper DUH!) You can add layer upon layer of music to this 30 second snippet. He used that, and made a one guitar performance sound like several. (pretty cool!)
Look who showed up at the Bistro! It's Leslee!! And Peanut!! What a surprise that was. She called to say she was on her way to Tahlequah to visit her family and wanted to stop by. She followed my expert directions and found the Bistro without getting lost. ;o) Leslee is pictured here at our home claiming the "Furthest Traveled" prize.
It was a fun evening and the food was fabulous. We (Me, Leslee and my FIL Patrick) all had Corn Chowder followed by an Italian Tomatoe Pesto Sandwich (tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber sauce, chipotle sauce, tomatoe and cheez on ciabatta bread Yum) followed by the most wonderful creation.....at the moment the name escapes me.....Leslee help me out here!! It was a crunchy/gooey chocolate brownie with very vanilla icecream and whipped cream on top. That and three spoons made Leslee, Peanut and me very happy girls! Hey chocolate ALWAYS makes ME happy!!
Joe made $6 in tips and got a free Mocha Freeze.
Something funny: the owner, Donna, asked if Leslee and I were sisters. :o)
The evening ended with Joe playing some gospel music and Donna, Leslee and me singing along.
It was a good day.