I told Jay that I knew his mother, who had dropped by the store some years ago, after Jay first moved to Vancouver. “You know my mother?” he asked. “Yes, she’s great,” I replied. Jay agreed, giving me a high five.
Jay’s buddy, by the way, wanted the monkey shirt in a medium. I told him to try a large, saying it was like a “Spanish medium.” It fit him perfectly.
As the trio left, I heard Jay jokingly say to his buddy: “It’s not a large, it’s a Spanish medium.”
Jay lives in Gastown and often washes his cool car — an orange 1969 Camaro SS convertible with a white top and interior — on the street outside his apartment.
Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began. The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.
Today’s music video is Jealous (I Ain’t With It) by Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo:
The Montreal duo, David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, are childhood friends who jokingly describe themselves as “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.” … And since we started this post talking about a monkey, here’s the Beatles from 1963 singing Too Much Monkey Business, a 1956 song written by Chuck Berry:
Here is Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds performing the song live in 1964: