Saturday, May 23, 2020

This Just In...

I am not going to be playing the piano in the LoneStar Antique Mall Tea Room for a while, well, until there is a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Now you may think that is crazy - and WAY overprotective.
Do I care what you think???
My whole life I've cared what people think...
(Well, I still care.)

Anywho, my hubby does NOT want me to play till there is a vaccine for the coronavirus.
Of course I humbly submit to my hubby. 
Well, usually.

Frankly I was needing a break.
I've been playing background music for over 14 years!  I have LOVED IT!!!
Last fall, though, we found out I had to quit playing tunes that were written after 1924. OR pay a big price to play them, OR pay a big license fee to play them.
So I was playing "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain When She Comes" in many different styles.  (You know, you really can vary any song up a bit. Yeah.)

Here's a picture of the last time I played in the tea room.
Little did I know it would be the last time for a long while.

I particularly miss my dear friends there!!

Bu now I'm on hold.

I talked to Ronnie, the owner/manager, telling him that I might need to just quit playing period. Ah, but he told me to take one day at a time, and the piano will still be there.
He said "We are family." And he also said he could appreciate Sam's not wanting me to play until there is a vaccine. After all, I am of the older set of people nowadays. I'm 68 1/2.

So there you have it.

'Course this news may make no difference in your life, but well, I am missing playing, but I can play at my house.
Since we've downsized  we've made our dining room into a piano room. We weren't eating in there anyway. And it's kinda like playing in the shower - lots of echos.

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
So far.


Anonymous said...

Your playing as well as you will be are like a fixture ( a very nice fixture) there.....the music is something we all look forward to but you and your presence will be missed more you sweet lady....take care and be safe.....

Nancy said...

Thank you for that wonderful comment,"Anonymous"!!!!!!!

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