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Folksie Lady If You Had Your Druthers (32) If You Had Your Druthers 14 Jun 99

It's a rare, coolish day here in North Texas. I've got nothing better to do than engage in some creative thinking.

Once in awhile during what I call my "lottery daydreams" I think about having the perfect folk club/cafe/venue, open all hours of course and with all of the magazines, albums and books anyone would ever be in the market for. Heck, it's my daydream and I'm on an unlimited budget. :)

But seriously--what elements create such a place for those of us who seek them out and frequent them?

My place would ideally be an old, dignified art deco apartment building somewhere in a shabbily fashionable part of a respectable-sized metropolitan area. On the third floor would be rooms and apartments for the musicians who would be performing there. Second floor would be the library/shop/listening rooms. Included in the inventory would be new and used CDs, LPs, tapes and magazines and books.

Ground floor would be the performance area--nothing too fancy; a small stage perhaps, while retaining a large living room kinda feel. Furnishings would most likely be IKEA-cozy and I'd go for creating the feel of private places within a larger space. Hehe, a frustrated decorator here! :) There'd be coffee and other beverages available, along with basic food fare.

Ah, but the music--! So many unknowns out there who deserve a supportive place for the playing. No big names here, just artists quietly plying their craft while passing through. Spontaneous jam sessions can erupt at any time.

Ok, back to reality. Thanks for the break. Any comments? Even if no one answers, it's been fun!


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