Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

A suitcase full of mugs

Hi.. it’s me, Miki… you remember?  🙂

Well,” mieux vaut tard que jamais”, we say in my country, better late than never! I haven’t been around here in Cafe Crem for ages (there were many reasons for that), but I am today very thankful to all the people who, despite of the low activity, have kept the site alive: Kevin, of course, who never stopped to share with you the great moments of our life, Shelley & “Jr”, Michael, Sitting Pugs… to be honest I have no idea who else is really still around, so, whoever you are, thanks for still getting your cup of coffee from us..

I haven’t read them all, but I know that Kevin has regularly written posts about our stay in the USA. For my part, I haven’t written anything, neither here nor anywhere else, my whole writing activity in these 2 last months having been reduced to 4 postcards I sent to my parents, with more or less the words : “Tout va tres bien. Bises. Miki&Kevin”. and to a few obligatory mails… never have I been so far from getting the Nobel Price for Literature, I guess…

Anyway, I am back now, although I can’t say for how long. But my intention is to exhibit in Cafe Crem the 15 mugs we brought from the States. Yes, 15 mugs, from many of the places we have been! We even had to buy a new suitcase to bring them back.

As Kevin told in his first post, our flight to Nashville turned into a nightmare, and instead of flying via Dallas, we flew via New York. In spite of the long queues there and the endless security checks, we had some time left to look around and search for some comfort (we were exhausted!). Kevin found at once a Starbucks Cafe, and the first thing I saw there was a beautiful mug featuring New York. What a great memory of this forced stay in JFK, we thought, and without a second of hesitation we bought it! This was the beginning of our USA collection… at that point we wondered if other big towns we would visit would have their own Starbucks mug, and one of our first tasks each time we arrived in a city, was to look for them. You’ll see if we found some.. at least if the blues does not catch me and I give up my project to show you the whole USA collection!

Anyway, here it is. As always with my mugs, it looks a little bit wild and untamed… and the colours are different… I really could not use my usual warm colours for this painting as it was awfully cold as we landed in New York, it did not feel right!

by Miki


March 9, 2010 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, culture, drawing, Miki's Paintings, painting, travel | , , , | 8 Comments

Blue Odyssey

Today, I’m announcing the commencement of my new solo CD project, entitled “Blue Odyssey”. With a projected summer release date on the moore:music label, it will be a musical diary of our 2 month trip around the American south, specifically in Nashville, Memphis, Clarksdale, New Orleans, Austin and Little Rock – and the musicians and musical influences we encountered along the way. I’m really excited about it, and hope to involve some of the people I saw in concert and met whilst over there. It really will be a musical journey, and the “initial sketches’ of the first few songs are in place. What I’ll be doing on here is a diary of my progress with the tracks, the trials and tribulations, and projected involvement of other musicians.  I hope you’ll follow along!  Tracks in their formative stages at the moment include:

Never get to Nashville, Buttermilk Boogie, Basement full of dreams, and The Ghost of Bessie Smith.

Stay tuned!

Kev Moore

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Ca' Puccini, Entertainment, events, Kev Moore's Music, Music, news, travel, writing | , , | 2 Comments