HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Last year at this time we were in Costa Rica enjoying the warm weather and relaxing at the beach. Was it only a year ago? This year we stayed home and decided to go to the Black Cat for a night of swinging jazz with Peaches O'Dell and her Orchestra performing lots of dance music, dreamy romantic fare from the 1930s-40s, Latin goodies including rhumbas and tangos, "jump swing," hot-cha-cha stuff from the very late 1920s and a few humdingers of the 1950s. A separate lounge act byTony Anthony & His Malvivants provided entertainment between sets.
I had been to the Black Cat numerous times to see local rock bands play so I was familiar with the venue and had a feeling it was going to be crowded. The music and bands were great. We watched. We danced. We kissed at midnight. All in all, we had a marvelous time and then it was back to home for much needed sleep.
Now the New Year begins. Now let's move forward.