Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Return of the Coffeehouse!

Sometimes it seems like I'm just an old fogey! Who out there remembers the old coffeehouses? It was a place to go to listen to folk music, drink coffee, yak it up and smoke*** well you get the idea. If you ask me Starbucks has taken the idea of the coffeehouse a bit to far.

Apparently Starbucks Coffee Co. has reached a deal to produce and exclusively release a CD of 10 Bob Dylan recordings from New York's Gaslight Cafe in 1962, when he was just finding himself as a songwriter. The Gaslight, in Greenwich Village, was a focal point of the folk revival in the early '60s."Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962" will be available at Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada on Aug. 30. It includes the earliest known recordings of "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."

It seems there's no end to nostalgic marketing gimmicks. What's next? Jimi Hendrix bubble-gum?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, his name is jimi hendrix

one M, and an X

he's probably turning over in his grave now.

I notice a lot of spelling errors on this site. hmmmm. why is that?

July 2, 2005 at 5:24 AM  

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