Well I must say, that’s some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen. Took me quite a while to get to Amherst because I kept stopping to take pictures of the changing foliage. Mesmerizing. Passed the stunning stone buildings at Mt Holyoke College (which I learned from some evening attendees are all haunted). I took the liberty of adding some of these pix to the blog for your viewing pleasure…
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Thanks to everyone who came to the gathering. We met in a beautiful, rustic wood cabin on the Hampshire College campus…


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…complete with creaking wood floorboards. Could have easily been an assembly of farmers with muskets planning to fight the British…
Wide ranging conversation – from Creative Commons and a discussion of alternative commerce options, to supporting live concert promotion. Cool idea to give people a ‘crossfade’ option to more elegantly segue between songs. Was great to have UMass, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire College students in attendance.
Also continue to get competing feedback about the desire for more sharing options. Folks seem every interested in having easier ways to find folks that share their taste, but the word ‘profile’ evokes some strong reactions!
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Headed back to Boston late at night. Looking forward to the in town meetups, even if it isn’t much of a college town…

Comments

  1. Susan Perrin
    October 18, 2006 at 5:23am
    We have ived in NH for 32 years and love it. Each season brings wonderous change and beauty, which your photos depict. Your website adds to my appreciation of music and service, which goes back over 50 years. Thanks to parents who supported all my music endeavors, and thanks to you as well.
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  2. SUSANA
    March 27, 2007 at 4:14am
    Hello, I am a Spanish girl and I comming soon to Boston. I'll comming to Agost for spend my holidays. Please if somebody can send me a information about places for to visit but no tourist places may be special places and cheaps hostel o rooms for to rent, music places.... I know this place is so different to Spain but also I want to find the special places for to know people,music,etc. Thanks
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  3. Jason
    July 26, 2007 at 7:33am
    Nice pictures; I just played a little gig at the red barn (wedding, just a little jazz quartet). Next time you're in the area you should check out some of the music in Northampton/Easthampton area just across the river. Stop in at Night Owl Records in in Easthampton, record store owned by an artist on your database (Mark Schwaber). Good tunes, great radio concept; listening at work right now.
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  4. Anne
    October 10, 2007 at 6:54pm
    WOW! I am singing the praises of Pandora throughtout the land! I am a 1st grade teacher in Mass. and we listen to our Pandora stations during writing and recess. My class thinks I have a great amount of children's music. I am so happy I found you! THANK YOU!!!! Love, Anne
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  5. savvykms
    March 01, 2008 at 11:23am
    Try visiting western Massachusetts more: Springfild - Westfield - Holyoke - North Hampton - West Springfield - Chicopee Hadley - Amherest - Greenfield Some towns: Southwick - Agawam - East Hampton - Granville MAYBE the "hilltowns"? This general area is FULL of hardcore/heavy metal bands... most of which i don't remember the names of.
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  6. LiK
    September 30, 2008 at 1:55pm
    Isn't it great? Love living here :)
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