Dancing in the moonlight...
Ed finds a dancing happy hour
Ed Bedford, Jan. 20, 2014
Humphreys Backstage Music Club
2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island
"I'm in a phone booth baby. Your number's scratched up on the wall. I'm new here in San Diego. Ain't got no-one else to call..."
It's that Robert Cray song, "Phone Booth." Boy. Christian Hastings Band. Bluesy, tight, loud, just right for this moonlight night. Beyond Christian Hastings himself, who's doing the singing, you can look down to the moon-gilded waters of La Playa, here in Point Loma.
And when the drummer, David Ely, starts racking out a long, crazy-inventive series of solo explosions, he has me holding my fork-load of salad quivering in mid-air.
"Damn, they're good," says Ken. He's sitting next to me at the bar, munching on the happy hour dish I really wanted.