[Dixielandjazz] purists & coffee and Jazz
jude at judyeames.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 04:39:00 PDT 2009
Jim Kashishian wrote:
> Although folks are now writing in to djml to defend U.S. coffee drinking
> habits, I hope my use of a metaphor in my original posts on "purists" was
> understood, and that I was talking about jazz, not coffee!!
I'll try and get back to jazz by way of a few cups of coffee and a
bottle of beer.
The expresso bar just beside the Red Lion (HQ of Kalispell Jazz
Festival) is very obliging and after a couple of days Tony and I were
greeted as "Two Shots" (two shots of expresso topped up with water to
the halfway mark of the small cup.... no milk or sugar) When time
allowed, we took the coffee to our room and transferred it to proper
mugs because IMHO no true coffee lover wants to drink from a paper cup
We enjoyed the festival very much, it was our first visit to this lovely
area with lots of good music to listen to and occasionally join in
with. Too many high spots to mention them all but Jeff Barnhart lost
his voice and Anne did a wonderful job at running the Ivory and Gold
sessions. Out of potential disaster a new compere was born. She's got a
great sense of humour and she put it to good effect. We look forward to
seeing them over here again in May.
European Listees might like to know that Montana in October seemed
pretty inexpensive. The exchange rate was kind to us and would be even
kinder to "mainland Europe". Our comfortable room in the Red Lion cost
the equivalent of £50 a night and there were cheaper options available.
It took 3 flights from Heathrow to Kalispell so if we go again we might
consider flying to Chicago and getting the Galcier Express to Whitefish
(15 miles N of Kalispell)
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