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January 01, 2019

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dalachinsky

yes steve that's what i meant but not a finality but a continuance and on we go - steve d

Steve Smith

Beautifully stated, Steve, and lovely as ever to see you. Hope to see much more of you in the year ahead.—Steve

Ward

You were the fellow who brought up the Buttholes and made Steve and I laugh! I was standing just to your right waiting to catch up with Mary (and Tom and Ingrid). What a small, wonderful little world. Having lived on Cornelia St. for six years, as well as having played downstairs with my trio and quartet, the loss of the Café is immeasurable. Yes, it wasn't the best room to see a show, the food wasn't anything special, the cocktails were watered down, etc., but it had heart. It had so much heart. And to any musician who played there, who saw their friends and bandmates perform there, it was the place to be.

Jason Miles

You are a generation younger than me and when I came back to NYC in 1974 you needed a couple of days to make it thru all the clubs where the best of best played every night. Uptown downtown midtown..in 1979 when I really started to work the clubs were rockin..Mikells,7th ave South, Sweet Basil, Bradley’s ,knickerbocker ,boomers, Tin Palace, The Vanguard and more all with the best musicians...then they all disappeared never to come back or be replaced with venues that were all business....I played at them all and enjoyed the different vibes of each of them..lI believe that no matter what people say the scene hasn’t been healthy for a number of years and the Cornelia St., Café is just one of those venues that was able to hang on longer than others I believe that no matter what people say the scene hasn’t been healthy for a number of years in the Cornelia St., Café is just one of those venues that was able to hang on longer than others..hanging back then was an art that barely now exists...It is getting harder and harder to have places to appreciate the music and it’s going to take a lot of love and commitment to keep places alive so the music and grow and have artist grow along with it. This is a sad story and I wish there was a happy ending but maybe it’s time to think of new ways and set new paradigms.

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