Beach, Beer & the Blues

On Saturday, Jonathan and I decided to jump in the car and go for a drive. It was a beautiful day and we just wanted to get out, take the top off his car and see what would happen. We ended up over by the coast, sitting in the sand and watching the fisherman on the pier. Nothing special but it was nice to hear the ocean and see the waves.

Beach Day!

After relaxing for a bit we decided to keep driving and head south to see what else we could see before we headed home. When traffic started getting a little tight we decided to pull into the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company  and get a quick drink.

Instead we found dinner, which was pretty good, and while we were waiting for a seat we noticed that the bar area was getting ready for music later that night. We decided to eat, then hang around for another beer and listen to whoever was going to jam, plus there was a keyboardist who has the same board that Jon does at home and he wanted to hear the guy.

Well turns out it was Blues Night and sure enough my husband was the happiest kid there. If there’s one thing that I know about Jon is that he loves his music and his love for it knows no bounds. He can go from industrial to jazz to pop to blues and listen to it all, but the blues have a special place in his heart. Sure enough he was tapping his feet, and swaying to the beats. At the same time there was a bit of a turn out and quite a few people turn what little space there was into a small dance floor.

Blues Concert

We ended up staying for about 2 hours and then decided to head home since it was going to take us a while to get back. On the drive, Jon started playing the soundtrack to Black Snake Moan. I haven’t seen the film or heard the soundtrack before but I’m now a fan of Samuel L. Jackson the Blues Man after hearing one song, Stack-O-Lee. I’ve been humming it ever since and it’s on an infinite loop in my head. Just can’t get enough. Makes me want to go down to New Orleans, find a hole in the wall bar, listen to some good blues and drink some beer.  Here’s a link to it on Spotify. Listen and enjoy!

Samuel L. Jackson – Stack-O-Lee

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