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Another Double-Header Open Mic Hop in the Latin Quarter

January 28, 2014

Galway Pub Paris

Galway Pub Paris

PARIS – Just a quick post to mark my territory about another Monday night at the open mics in Paris. It started at the Tennessee Bar open mic on the rue Mazet near the Odéon, and from there, off to the Galway, just off the Place St. Michel.

Two excellent open mics, but probably the more interesting one last night was the one at the Galway, just because I met an American commercial pilot – formerly of the navy – who flies 777s for his job, but who likes to stop off when he can to play music in open mics… like last night at the Galway.

That is one of the things aside from the musical adventure that really feeds my love of going to open mics. Meeting a broad cross-section of people in situations that you would not expect. That and listening to the many variations of the musical experience itself.

Well, that’s about all I have to say for today. Not much. But I have to save my breath, as I feel a cold coming on, and wonder if I am about to join the legions of coughing, sneezing, hacking Parisians. Hope not, that will somewhat limit my singing ability and pleasure….

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