Friday, May 19, 2006

Stay With Me Now...

I left the office tonight with intentions of being home by 7:00 p.m. See, the deal was, it was this guy's last day so we were going to Rio Rita's for a drink and some nachos. One Grande Suprema margarita became two margaritas which led to a couple of Smirnoff Ice at Hog Wild.

While sitting outside at Hog Wild, who should walk up but a girl I used to work with whose brother is Jimmy Vaughan's manager. Jimmy Vaughan just happened to be playing at Antone's tonight. My friend came back to the patio and told me, "Tell the guy at Antone's you're with Jimmy Vaughan. I left your name at the door." So, I left Hog Wild and went to Antone's. The guy at the door said, "That'll be $5,000 please." I said, "I'm with the band." How cool is that?

Inside Antone's, there was this guy playing, I kid you not, drums, guitar and harmonica all at once. Then, his sister got onstage with her purse which was filled with maracas and they both played and sang and she had on some fabulous shoes which we found out later came from a store in Austin.

Then Jimmy Vaughan sang and who got onstage with him? Lou Ann Barton. Is there anyone cooler than Lou Ann Barton? Let me answer that. No. There is not. So, here it is 1:00 a.m. I have to get up in five hours. I passed my office on my way home and thought it would just be easier to go into work than to go home and go to bed. Too late for that.

9 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

Being with the band is ultra-cool. :)

BTW, your blog name got dropped in a song performed by one of the "Shitty Blog Club Survivors" last night during their weekly podcast. It was super cool.

Anonymous said...

Who is Lou Ann Barton, and why is she so cool???? Poodles

Laurie said...

Jen - Wow! A mention on SBC Survivor podcast! I'm famous!!

Poodles - She's a great blues singer from Austin. Check out these sites:

http://www.txmusicgroup.com/artists/l_barton.html

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll

Lorna said...

No, I love Beaumont! Just hearing about it is such a kick!

so said...

I'm impressed!!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Dear Boss: We may be a little late this morning. Have a Cuervo while you're waiting....

Zina said...

ok....I'll ask:
Who the heck is Lou Ann Barton??

Tim said...

Your life is such a party, but is it Beaumont? Or is it Laurie?

Only her bartender knows for sure!

Peace,

Tim

Laurie said...

Lorna - I shall be your guide.

SO - I was, too!

Old Horsetail - I was sure wishing I could do that.

Zina - Google her or check out the links on my comment above.

Tim - You might have a point there. :)