Sunday, June 29, 2003
I got home at about 1:45 am this morning. Rachel and I went out "clubbing" last night. Well, maybe clubbing is too strong a word; we went to a couple of different bars to check out two bands. One, of course, was the aforementioned Hayseed Dixie at a place called the Cadillac Ranch. When we were driving over, Rachel said the name made it sound like a strip club. I said it sounded like a place that would have a mechanical bull on the dance floor. I was right. The place advertises itself as having the only mechanical bull in Lexington. Thank God. It was flashback to Urban Cowboy. A very interesting place if you're into people watching, though. We had to sit through the house band to get to Hayseed Dixie, and the house band was fairly talented, but tended toward that axiom of, "If you can't play really good, play really loud."
We sat through about half of the 1st set of Hayseed Dixie (who were great fun, btw), then went to Cheapside Bar and Grill to see a band that I had seen in the paper, the Patty Butcher Blues Band. Patty and I used to sing together in a band called Drop Top, many years ago. When I saw her name in the paper, I had to go check it out. Since Rachel is apparently a big blues fan, she was happy to go along. We ended up closing out that place and had great fun.
Patty and I exchanged phone numbers, because she said that some of the members of Drop Top (which, btw, refers to a convertible car) wanted to do a "reunion" gig or something and would I be interested. I think I might be interested in a one- or two-time thing, but with the hours I'm putting in at work and the hours it requires for practice, etc., with a band, it wouldn't work for more than that. Drop Top, btw, was a '50's and '60's cover band, and I was basically the "doo-wop" girl, or backup singer. It was great fun in those days, but it also put me in a bad place in some spiritual areas. I want to be careful that, if I do hang out with them again, that they know I'm in a different place now and want it to stay that way.
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