How We Live Now

Yesterday I learned from Facebook that our next Mayor* was attending the grand reopening of the Crocodile Cafe.  That in itself is densely layered with cultural implications, but all I want to say is this:  the Croc had a great run, and it should have been laid to rest.  The space is a great site for a music venue, but let it become something new, a place that creates its own legends in its own time.  Instead, it’s like Kansas touring again.  Or the corporate blues bars in Memphis.  I heard they’re going to offer a package Copper River salmon dinner with admission to the Grunge Museum.

*that would be Peter Steinbrueck


UPDATE 2:  *nope, that would be Michael McGinn