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So long, America – we will return

The King and I

So, incredibly, the trip that some weeks ago seemed to stretch before us endlessly, has reached its end, as we depart Nashville, and fly back to Spain via the Windy city.

Our last few days here in Nashville, the city where our adventure began, has distilled the essence of our trip. A city that oozes music from every pore, and presents it live everywhere, anytime.  We have seen, in the past three days alone, around a dozen acts ranging from great to uniquely genius, and all for no cover charge and a couple of beers.

On the trip in general, we have been alternately bemused, bewildered and delighted. From the advertising terror gestapo that produce ads like movies convincing you that you MUST buy their alarm system, or become a real-life victim trapped in “The Shining”, to the genuine sunny smile of a Waffle house worker who welcomed us as strangers and said goodbye as friends. From the exorbitantly-priced parking in cities, to the guy who let it go when we misunderstood the pricing. From the crime scene in Austin to the unbridled joy in New Orleans where we officially became a part of the Who Dat Nation, this country has captivated and entertained us.

It can come as no surprise to those who know me that my next bona fide CD release will be an anthology of our experience here, told in original song, and influenced by the musicians and styles  and the sights and sounds we’ve encountered along the way.

America, we’ll miss ya.

Kev Moore

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March 4, 2010 - Posted by | fun, life, photography, travel, writing | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. The perfect caption to a great picture. I hope the uncharacteristically wintry weather that bombarded the eastern half of the US didn’t cause you too much (negative) pause.

    Comment by sittingpugs | March 4, 2010

  2. Thanks,SP! 🙂

    To be honest, although it was almost always unseasonably cold, we seemed to dodge the worst of it, and were never afflicted by what could scientifically be classed as “snow”.
    We were this close (holds thumb and forefinger a tiny bit apart) to extending our trip for a week, we’d had so much fun.

    Comment by Kev Moore | March 5, 2010

  3. Saw this and thought a giant of giants with a giant of giants amongst men.

    Comment by Michael Pokocky | March 11, 2010

  4. So glad you had so much fun! I had some time out. A small medical mishap. Mending well. You departed a day after my Birthday. God Bless. Y’all come back – Y’all hear

    Sherrie Roberts
    ((( Circle of His Hugs, be with your everywhere!)

    Comment by Sherrie Roberts | March 17, 2010


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