Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sundays in My City - A Night With Kimberlye Gold - May 1, 2011

Last night, since a musician friend of  mine, Kimberlye Gold, was actually playing in
Pacifica, only about 3.5 miles from my house, there was no question that I'd go to hear
her perform.  I'd actually never seen her sing though I'd met her once for lunch and
have often listened to her CD, "Sycamore Street" - all songs she wrote, some composed
with a friend.

The place she was playing was called "The Longboard Margarita Bar" which is located
in Eureka Square.  When we pulled into the shopping center, it seemed totally desolate,
everything closed up for the weekend, not a car in sight ( Pacifica is a SMALL
community ).  Finally, when we rounded a corner, we did see a few cars and found
the place.

All in all, it's quite a nice bar, surfer theme, of course, but, hey, it IS Pacifica and a
lot of surfing goes on there. 

Now, Kimberlye isn't like my friend, Sony Holland, singing mostly the Great American
Songbook and sultry jazz.  Though she can sing any genre, her forte is rock and roll and
she can really belt it out and get the house jumping.  What was so much fun for my
friend, Robert and me, and for many of the other "seniors" in attendance last night,
was that Kimberlye and the Third Thursday Band did so many oldies - "I Heard It
Through the Grapevine", "Dock of  Bay", "Everybody Must Get Stoned", and
"Little Egypt", to name only a few. Interspersed in the mix, were Kimberlye's own
originals.  We were singing at the top of our lungs! And folks were dancing, albeit with
slightly less vigor than they did in the 60's!

Find more Kimberlye Gold songs at Myspace Music

While this isn't one of Kimberlye's rock and roll numbers, it is a favorite of mine.  You can
listen to other of her originals on her Myspace Music site by clicking above.

This is my good friend, Robert, a twenty year friend of one of my best forensic nurse
buddies.  He will often come out with me so I don't have to hit the bars alone ( not
that I mind doing that! ).

This is another Robert photo for Sherry who gave him this Jeff Beck shirt which he loves.

And, of course, what evening out would be complete without a picture of me with drink
in hand?  This is my Zombie margarita - in case you want to make one, it consisted of
El Tesoro Reposado tequila, Don Julio Anejo tequila, Patron Silver tequila, Citronage
Liquer, passionfruit and pineapple.  It was as yummy a drink as I've ever had.

I wasn't as crazy about my second drink - the Desert Heat Margarita which consisted
of Patron Silver tequla, Citronage Liquer, a little jalapeno and cucumber.  The
jalapeno was fine but, somehow, I didn't care for the cucumber in it.

We ordered and shared two of the bruschettas on the menu - and a hot
pastrami sandwich.  Let me just say, the pastrami could not even begin to compare
with Max's Diner!  The bruschettas were nice but nothing spectacular.  Their menu
also offered salads, hot dogs, pizzas on sourdough bread, nachos and other bar

All in all, it was a fun evening.  I certainly hope Kimberlye plays there again.  It's
great to have a place only 3.5 miles from home.  Heck, it's close enough to take a
cab each way and not worry if I want to have three of those yummy Zombie
margaritas ( if only my budget allowed for that! ).  I didn't see any sugar daddy or
granddaddy types, sad to say!

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  1. You love those nights out much more than I do! But I really like the daisy header.

  2. Looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. Sounds like a good time was had by all. Who doesn't love 60's music.....

    The French Hutch

  4. How cool to see K in concert. You also posted one of my favorite songs of hers. She can rock the house huh? :)

  5. Looks like a FUN night out!
    I'm a new follower.
    Amy's Life @

  6. I'm just not much of a music/concert kinda gal - - - - but I'm always glad you concert lovers get your "fixes" every now and then!

    Thanks for your visit to My City through my blog today.

  7. Margarita is my favourite too. Maybe we could make an evening of it the next time my wife and I visit our son/daughter-in-law in San Ramon, Calif.

  8. It looks like you had a nice, musical weekend as well - looks like a great time!!!

  9. A fun night, nice set of photos.

  10. Looks awesome...especially the eats!

  11. Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I do enjoy getting out to hear music! I guess I'm making up for all those days I was on call the last 21 years and couldn't do it! -
    It was a nice way to spend a Saturday - and even nicer not to have to drive fifteen miles into San Francisco but only 3-1/2 miles from home!

    Emily -
    I wouldn't have enjoyed present day rock and roll nearly as much as that of my generation, the 60's!

  12. Poetic Shutterbug -
    Sadly, "the house" wasn't all that packed for Kimberlye's performance - but she was really good for her genre of rock and roll.

    Tiffany -
    To be truthful, the food was only mediocre but that Zombie margarita was REALLY good.

    Leovi -
    I really enjoyed that evening out. I do prefer jazz but, since it was rock and roll from my era, it was great fun.

    Renee Weatherford -
    I wish there were more going on in my area on weekends. It is such a hassle to go into San Francisco and it's always near impossible to park!

    AMY -
    I am most honored to have you following my blog. I hope to get to know you better!

    Keetha Broyles -
    I don't like crowded venues but, thankfully, San Francisco has lots of nice, intimate clubs where I can hear my favorite jazz. I have made quite a few musician friends and I love going out to hear them.

    GVK -
    I would absolutely love to meet you when you come to San Ramon. I am hoping to get frequent flyer seats to India for a six month stay, hopefully in October!

  13. Looks like you had a fun night, Carmen!

  14. You have some great friends and you really know how to enjoy them.

  15. ~✿~Icy BC -
    It was nice to be able to get out so close to home, Icy, what with the price of gas these days!!

    Unknown Mami -
    You are right - my friends are such treasures and I love spending time with them. My middle son is trying to get me to move nearer him in Sacramento because the rents there would be so much cheaper...but I'd have a hard time being that far from my friends and all I like to do!

  16. Carmen, I see you with a glass up quite often there. LOL. Nice to see you having a good time. :-)