This song tells the story of an old aloe company on Aruba. The company called “mon plaisir” was founded in 1838 and it closed down in the 1920s due to being incapable of competing against the oil companies that opened up.
Xavier Geerman was born on the 2nd of august 1987 on an Island called Aruba. As a child he was often encouraged to play small percussion like maracas by his parents at family parties. It was a habit (almost tradition) to switch instruments between songs according to who knows how to play what instrument in that song. Xavier wanted to play the bigger string instruments to but was not allowed to because he was to small to hold something so expensive and fragile, and he did not yet know how to play them. At the age of five he finally learned 3 basic chords on the Venezuelan cuatro, and at the age of 6 he met Robin Giel who thought him more chords. At the age of 7 his mother started teaching him a few chords on the nylon guitar. At the age of 10 he started taking lessons on classical guitar.