It used to be that Oura and I were the Bobbsey Twins. Always together, living in each other’s pockets. Lately – not so much. 😦 Oh, not because we had a fight. And neither of us broke the #1 Girlfriend Rule. (You DON’T KNOW the #1 GF rule???? Sigh. I have to teach you EVERYTHING, don’t I. Think on it – answer below.) It’s not even because we no longer like the same things, we do. But our FLs have incompatible schedules these days. She’s inworld when I’m not, and vice versa. (Oh classics major son of mine, would you like to expound on that term? *grin*) We did meet up in the atomic world just a few weeks ago and got to run around the big city together. It was great!
The other night Bona Fortuna smiled on us and we actually made it inworld at the same time. I was music hopping, checking out live acts that I’d not heard before. I started at The Mirage Pub to listen to Keeba Tammas. She has a wonderful sultry voice. Smooth, not gritty. When I hear her sing, I want to be in a dimly-lit club, dancing in my lover’s arms, a faint taste of good wine on my tongue, the air warm and comforting, the smokey smell of the fire glowing in the fireplace. *grin* Yes, I do enjoy Keeba’s voice. She can rev it up, too.
From there I hopped over to The Chelsea Hotel to hear Strum Diesel. I no longer remember who it was, but someone whose taste in music I respect had recommended Strum to me. This was the first time I saw an announcement when I was able to attend. I’d never been to the Chelsea before either. According to their land info, The Chelsea is devoted to “bringing the infamous mecca of bohemia”, The Chelsea Hotel from Manhattan, to SL. It’s a lovely build, no question about it. Complete with a cat wandering the dance floor. (Although I thought it was the Algonquin that was famous for having a cat? I certainly met one there.)
Oura and I settled ourselves in at the bar. I decided to try a stint as a bartender (how else were we going to get some drinks?). It was lovely to be together again, listening to good music, exploring a new venue. Strum has a definite folksy style, a lot of humor, a lot of passion too. He has a substantial crowd of followers and I can see myself joining them often. This had more of the feel of what I remember from college bars. An engaging, entertaining performer, relevant songs, a very participatory crowd and lots of good humor.