Cantina Band

by g2 (la pianista irlandesa)
originally published at 12:50PM on Sunday, October 05, 2008

I slid in the door, unnoticed. The normal controlled chaos reigned supreme throughout the cantina. Conversations intertwined with plans, life stories crossed with laughter & growls. Politics & nonsense. Friends and enemies.
I’d had a rough day. I walked two miles in a downpour, got lost in a textbook’s dense passages, & recounted a literary scene way too many times for comfort. I was mounded with work.
Oh, if only there was just one more hour in the day!
I slipped out of my long tan coat, setting my case down by my ankles, & rubbed my hands over my tired face.
“Oy! Cecilia!”
I looked up to see the rest of the band saunter through the door. I smiled and raised my hand in greeting.
“Early like always?” the drummer asked, his accent thick.
“Yessir,” I replied, pulling out my clarinet.
“Well, we’re ready to go!” the bassoonist said, raising his instrument. The bass nodded.
“Alright boys, the standard?” I snapped my fingers in rhythm, smile on my face & in my heart. “One and two and three and four and…”



  • from pianoman:

    say usual one more tyme wudja?? ;-)

  • from RainDance:

    Love the descriptions of the conversations going on in the cantina, I felt like I was there.

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    @ pianoman: alright, I changed it so that I don’t use “usual” at all, just for you.

  • from Music-Hearted:

    Great entry! I agree with RainDance- I feel like I’m there with everyone else. Thanks for entering!

  • from THX 0477:

    Hmm, and is the theme song ‘Cecilia’ by Paul Simon, or was that just a random name choice? If is the theme song though, it’s a great one.

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    @ THX : I’m familiar with that song, but that’s not the theme song. The name wasn’t random, either; it happens to be my Confirmation name (patron saint of music, surprise surprise)
    The title is actually the name of the theme song. (For you Star Wars buffs, it’s the music playing at the beginning of the cantina scene. What can I say? It’s one of my “happy songs.”)

  • from Blossom Ruoquen:

    lol, I love that song. I jiggle in my seat when I hear it. I enjoyed reading your entry dances crazily around computer

  • from .:band baby:.:

    awe, this is cute. very nice job!

  • from Jenunique:

    How cute.. I had to go find the song to jog my memory. Now I keep imagining the creatures watching you play. ;) Great job!