Here's something I have never done before; a product endorsement!
I was walking through the mercado the other day when I was stopped by a stranger. At least he was a stranger to me. I was not surprised to hear that he is one of my blog readers here on vacation. I get stopped quite frequently this time of year by readers. It is always a flattering and amazing thing to me to meet people who actually read this little blog.
At any rate, at parting, he reached into his day bag and handed me this CD:
Turns out he is a musician and wanted me to have a copy of his self-made CD. I graciously accepted it but mentally rolled my eyes. I have seen this CD for sale at Aluxes Coffee Shop* and did not give it a second glance. Why? Because I do not find the cover enticing at all. Other than it being a shot of Mr. Billingsley, it has nothing to do with the kind of or quality of the music inside.
People, if you like the island, tropical breezes and warm sunshine, you will love this CD. It is full of soft guitar music that alternately makes you envision lying in a hammock between two palm trees, having a glass of wine on your terrace or sitting on the beach watching the sunset. It is very soothing, tropical, almost flamenco like guitar playing. I played it as background music at a dinner party recently and my guests raved about it.
Unfortunately, there is no contact info, like an email or website, listed on the cover. No way to contact Mr Billingsley about ordering one from him. Since he does read this blog, maybe he can fill us in. I do know that if you are on the island, you can pick up a copy and a coffee at Aluxes Coffee Shop. I recommend you do both!
* this business is in no way connected with the condo building on the beach. It is downtown on Matamoras Avenue.