Jazz (impromptu) on a Friday evening
Back (I won't say how far) in the day, Friday nights were for dancing, parties and fun. Often it was live music. Often it was jazz. In case you don't know, jazz is one of my favourite music genres - especially with brass.
Our Fridays always end at the local. It's not just because I get cabin fever (less so now that I have regular work), but it also gives me a cut-off time in the kitchen. If I didn't have that, market prep would run into supper prep
and death. After some of the Covid restrictions were lifted and we could resume the market, but pubs and restaurants were still closed, one of the things that lockdown taught me was that I had to stop. Starting to cook at 07h30 and stopping after supper at around 21h30 was insane.
So, Fridays mean ending the week in the village living room, Jimmy's Pub.
This Friday was no different. Except. There was music.
Because two musos, one a friend an McGregor resident, Ryan, and a Swiss visitor and professional saxophonist, Martin, had connected earlier on the week, hit it off and jammed about. Then, just wanted to play. For people. For fun.
They were joined also by a trio of McGregor youngsters. Martin simply went with the flow, and suddenly, from just about nothing, jazz!
These youngsters would never have experienced live jazz, and the music they play is the local brass band music. Of the three in that group, the one playing the trumpet is in the McGregor brass band. Not everyone can get in, and instruments. Well, that's another story.
That's "our" band playing for one of their less formal and fun gigs (often it's funerals) on New Year's Eve. It's the first time since the lifting of restrictions that this village tradition had resumed.
Balm for the soul. Both New Year's eve and Friday evening.
Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa
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What a cool way to end a week and get going for the weekend. 💥
Not much beats live music.
Yeah. Working in a kitchen ain't for lightweights. Hectic hours! Hats off that you manage that and all this as well 👀
I've slept for two days and hardly moved 😬 I have to get to a shop for supplies but it's been a bridge too far today...
About that helicopter...
Hope you had a good weekend, Fiona 😘
Hope you're feeling better.
I'll have my people call your people...
Still muddling through but chipper 'cause you gotta keep your sense of humour, or all is lost.
That won't work at all, my dear woman. One third of my people are conspiracy theorists and have no number, the other third are hermits and won't answer and the rest are addicted to the telly and same.
I have a sterling post for the #BOM (as the Silver Bloggers prompts incite) but am too tired to have made the deadline. So, as usual, I'll support from the back left, circle back to do the post regardless and link to it, breaking all the rules and messing up all the admin.
But it simply must be included on the blockchain of amazing things.
It's not the right time yet, though.
Brb and have a beautiful week! ❤️
I had also planned to do a #bom post, but RL conspired. Do it as and when.
...ummm...I totally relate!
I need to get more disciplined with my cut-off times too... because time is such a precious commodity and tasks tend to drift into each other's allotted space without proper supervision !LOLZ I'm glad you have found such a lovely way to end your week with regularly scheduled R&R and chilled-out time with family and friends.. Hope the jazz was just wonderful 💗!LUV !ALIVE !PIZZA
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It was lovely. We didn't stay long because, with my doing the market and having to get bread in the oven around 6am, it's a "school" night.
Truth be told, the gig life and a series of side hustles means a lot of discipline and self-management. All in the interests of sanity and paying the bills.
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