Over the last 24 hours the Jazzman and I have been trying to curb our enthusiasm but now that it's a done deal we are getting a little giddy.
For the first time since we have been making music (at least 10 years), we have a regular weekly gig, beginning March 8. The owners of the Marina Cantina want us to play Thursday evenings, plus they want us to play for their wedding at the Yacht Club (aren't we chichi?) and for St. Patrick's Day (OUR wedding anniversary). I can't think of anything I'd rather do to celebrate our anniversary (of the day we met, the day we married and the day we bought our boat), than make music. If it didn't sound like a cliché I'd say we're in clover.
The boat crowd tends to be retirees, who hopefully can relate to our music. The owners want to become known as the place to hear jazz, a musical genre very hard to come by here in Mexico.
It's a small place, with an outdoor patio and indoor restaurant, not the greatest acoustics but we'll manage. We stopped by this morning and worked out the day of the week we'll play, the pay (paltry, of course), talked about the wedding (we'll start playing at 10pm!) and their plans for St Paddy's. Think I want a green dress...