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from the ongoing expeditions of San Francisco Piano Pop trio
True Margrit

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Vashon Isle and Redmondlandia

Well, it was grand to go back to Cafe Luna again (one of many venues called "Luna this or Luna that" --more on that in the below poem). Sandy, the lovely proprietress, keeps saying she's gonna sell Luna, but we secretly hope not (don't tell). Startin off the show was the duo, Too Cute (aka: Beluga Sally, aka: Amelia's Only Daughters). That was dandy--real nice singin' & pickin yesirree Bob (spelled backwards is: eerrisey boB). We launched into our first set since shooting the Sf Sound TV show on March 29. The rust fell away soon and it felt pretty cool....Also noteworthy: another Tennessee encounter! One of my Mom's old piano students saw my name in the Vashon paper & came by to hear us. Oh, it's a small small small small world....teeny, in fact.

Oh, Lunas
Oh, metaphorically moonlit havens of punks, bohemians, hipsters and hippies
Oh, multiplicity of cafes & clubs referencing Earth's satellite
Oh, how tides of espresso wash upon the jittery shores
Sweeping coffee grounds into sinuous dunes
while beercans clink joyously orbiting the bar
As the gently swaying lines to the women's room
point onward to the next Luna
LUNA! festooned as you are
either with neon or macrame,
Chrome or bamboo
Luna Club
Cafe Luna
Luna Bar
We love you

...And then the next night we played at Borders Books in Redmond, Washington. This particular Borders is quite large--multi-leveled, in fact. It is nestled tenderly within a massive mall-retail-encampment-shopping-casino-compound.
I mean--there are one hell of a lotta shops, restaurants, hotels and such--and retailers I have never heard of before, such as the unfortunately named "COW CHIPS" cookie store).

We set up in the Borders cafe and held forth while shoppers listened-- and some even bought SEAWORTHY or signed up on our email list or got free True Margrit sticker or all three. Gary's "Mocharoon" (some malignantly sweet chocolatey seductive caffeine beverage) spilled and our gear is much stickier now.

1 Comments:

Blogger Gary said...

3 rules of the road:

1. When playing a Borders store, do order the Hazelnut Mocharoon. A mocha with hazelnut, coconut, 3 kinds of chocolate, whipped, and topped with an incredibly good piece of bittersweet chocolate for dipping.

2. When the manager of the Borders store comes downstairs to ask you to :turn it down a smidge," do NOT tip the Hazelnut Mocharoon that you have stupidly placed in front of the PA's Master Volume knob over onto the floor, your shoes, your pants or your cables.

3. When the manager of the Borders store comes downstairs to ask you to :turn it down a smidge," do NOT tip the Hazelnut Mocharoon that you have stupidly placed in front of the PA's Master Volume knob over onto the floor, your shoes, your pants or your cables.

(I realize that #2 and #3 are the same, but it is an impoprtant enough point that it bears priting twice...)

4. If you are even slightly diabetic, skip rules 1, 2 and 3.

Sat Apr 22, 12:04:00 PM PDT  

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