Friday, June 22, 2007

Cisco's Cantina

One of the added bonuses having Olivia here is we have a babysitter, so I have been able to go with Jeremy on a few gigs over the past couple of weeks. It has been a lot of fun. I have not been able to do this since before we had kids. He played last night at a mexican restaurant called Cisco's cantina and it was so much fun!!! We went a little early so we could eat, the comp him a meal, and we must have had the world largest burrito. It was HUGE!!! We could not even finish it between the 2 of us, it is now in the fridge to feed the rest of our family for the weekend! After dinner I was able to hang out and just listen. Jeremy plays in a group called the windward jazz trio and the play at Cisco's every thursday night. It was so much fun. Besides just getting to listen to the group who are really good they had people come and sit in and it turned into a big party. There was a man there that looked like he was about 100 years old and Jeremy new him a bit and said he was a great conga player. Well he had hi congas and sat in on ST. Thomas and they brought the house down!!! I can't remember enjoying one of Jeremy's gig's so much!

He also plays at a place called Ward Rafters on Sunday. It is really an old lady's house that has had the attic converted into a type of studio/club. The room is big and they just have a bunch of chairs and tables and couches everywhere. Her husband was a very talented bass player who traveled the world p[laying until they ended up here in the Honolulu symphony. he passed away a few years ago but she is still heading up these jam/concerts and going strong! She loves Jeremy and was telling me he reminds her of her husband, just a big husky bass down to earth farm boy who can really play the bass. I had to pause and think a min. (did she just say big and husky?) When Jeremy and I were first married he weighed in at a whopping 140 lbs and he is 6' 1" so needless to say I never thought I would here him described as big and husky lol!! We took Lorenzo with us and he did really well considering it is Lorenzo. He really liked the sax player.

On an exciting note, Lorenzo lost his first tooth last week. He just made 5 so we were a bit surprised he lost it so early but he is very excited. I was trying to pull it out when he said "let me try mom" and just reached in there and grabbed it out! He has another loose one so he thinks he is going to be rich after another visit from the tooth fairy. He asked if I could pull them all out so he could have lots of money!! He is so funny!!!