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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Birthday Guy
The lounge sensation Guy Boleri celebrated his birthday and Howard and I crashed the party. We saw it on Facebook and so we went! Above is a picture of Guy that our friend Connie took.
Guy is a superb pianist and he has told me how inspired he was by Pennario's recording of Gershwin's Concerto in F. Guy told me it changed his life. That is the way to my heart!
After dinner Guy played the piano for us and we requested all kinds of things. He played "The Nearness of You" and "Spring, Spring, Spring," from a movie Pennario loved, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
Son of a sea cook, I am kind of jealous of that movie because it is so cold here! But in tribute to spring I gave Guy a candle. It had Wild Bamboo and Lotus Blossom and Asian Pear.
I said, "Guy, it's a meditation candle." Guy is a Buddhist yogi only once in a while he has Catholic attacks when he goes to Mass with me.
Guy immediately lit the meditation candle and set it on the piano.
After that we went on a Bacharach kick and he played "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "What The World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love" and the great "What Do You Get When You Fall In Love?" and the even greater "Alfie."
That is what happens when you light a candle with Lotus Blossom and Wild Bamboo. You go on a '60s kick.
That hippie candle puts everything in a new light!