I spent my college years in Cincinnati and Madrid. It seemed back then (pre-Internet) that people gathered in coffee shops to debate and converse. The coffee houses were generally equipped with dusty tomes upon stands (usually huge dictionaries or other reference books), globes, chess sets and even ricketty old pianos (I remember one painted dark green and having yellowed keys), antique, crooked wooden floors, ceramic tiled ceilings, stained glass windows, fireplaces… you get the idea. Lots of atmosphere and a sense of past. There was always a dizzying array of hot beverages – doubly appreciated on those icy winter nights.
To this day I cannot sit and watch TV. I have to be engaged in something a bit more active. I LOVE the Internet, but miss that connection with others that was to be found in those weathered places.
I started this forum/blog in the hopes that some of the very interesting people I have met on my musical journey might meet each other and hopefully find kindred spirits. This is your place to discuss, opine, dream and wonder aloud.