We Love America.......and Grindstone Donuts!
You might think we've gone over the edge, playing at a donut shop, but hey, this is Sag Harbor, where over-the-edge people like us fit right in! I walked in and spoke with Kyle last week, and told him that we promoted Grindstone's products whenever we played out, so might he be interested in a little cross-marketing? Better that that, he suggested we set up and play guitar and mandolin outside his shop on Fourth of July Weekend, and of course we would get free coffee and donuts so.........yeah, we're doin' it! We saw it as a good opportunity to promote our upcoming gig at Baron's Cove on Tuesday, and to meet the early morning holiday weekend coffee-and-donut crowd.
In other news, we just picked up our first gig at the newly renovated Buoy One in Westhampton, this coming Friday, July 7, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm! Turns out that when we stopped by for dinner last Thursday, Caitlin, a bartender from the Coast Grill who also happens to work at Buoy One, recognized us and told us to put in our chit to play there, so we did and....ta-da! So with gigs and also producing the first of Sylvester Manor's summer Creekside Concerts, featuring the amazing Jim Hurst Trio on Sunday July 9, we'll be pretty busy right up until we take off for two weeks in Paris. Wait....Paris? Yep, as the result of another fortuitous turn of events, we'll be spending 16 days in the Twelfth Arrondissement, arriving on Bastille Day and staying long enough to see the finish of the Tour de France! Personally, I just want to eat baguettes, croissants, sample some excellent French red wine and play with the street musicians in the Jewish quarter.
Did I think retirement was going to be this much fun? No way! I'll try to blog a bit from France, but stop by here every once in a while, and get in on the good times!
Oh, and by the way, no matter what we hear or read in the media, we still live in the best country in the world! Happy Fourth of July!
A bit of patriotic trivia- Did you know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?