I am a burgeoning student in MetroDetroit. I have lived around the D for the majority of my close to quarter-life existence. Opting not to go out-of-state for university, I decided to embrace this gritty city for what it is and find the lotus blooms rising from its murky surface.
Once in a blue moon, I haunt Baker’s Keyboard lounge.
Open mic nites. My lord, where do I get the gumption? I still enjoy participating in the occasional jam session if I can gather up the necessary courage. And where are all the poets in this city?! I need to investigate where they are all hiding…
Venues for good old adventure include, Cliff Bells, Planet Ant, The Belmont – especially when they serve kielbasas w/the works @ 3am to hungry drunks – Goldfish Tea, The DIA, The CAID and many many more. I miss Amsterdam Espresso a victim of the Forest Arms fires back in Feb.
I love writing, jazz, travel, riding the DPM, and tea. Sometimes I skip out on lectures and head to a favorite teahouse to enjoy my Oolong. I pretend that I am in England and observing TeaTime. We should totally have a national teatime! I will be blogging on good tea houses.
And fooood. With the gastronomical possibilities, why hasn’t Anthony Bourdain come here yet?! He’s been to Cleveland, people. cleveland. Harvey Pekar can only carry a city’s legacy for so long. I do love Tony. I admire his BAMF qualities.
I’m geeked to start Blahhhging.