So I fell behind in just about every facet of my life after my recent trip to Philadelphia — which was not only a great time, but also a bit of a learning experience about life in an old city. My friends and I did a lot of walking that weekend, even though it was rainy and cold out, because everything was close by, and driving anywhere was expensive and inconvenient.
People live and work and play in cities like that all over the world. There's a certain romance to that. It makes me wish I didn't live in a sprawling town where car ownership is a practical requirement…
Playlist for Dave's Lounge #175:
- Natalie Walker, "Urban Angel" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Sarah Fimm, "White Birds" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- The Atomica Project, "The Obvious" Buy from: Flagrant Records
- Trestal, "Haunted Luv"
- Soulavenue (feat. Shaheen Sheik), "One By One" Coming soon…
- Merge of Equals, "In This World" Buy from: iTunes
- Sambox, "L'Ocean Cafe"
- MinusBlue, "Just One Day" Buy from: iTunes
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Another excellent show, Dave – as always, well worth waiting for! My brother lives in Philadelphia (he is British, as am I, and I live in Greece, so we are spread around the world a bit!) and he loves it there, it seems. As regards having to use a car to get around in Durham, why not get a bike – perhaps a foldable one? I don’t know if that is practical, but it’s an idea!
Living car-free in Boston and loving it. Is living in a real city in your future, Dave? 🙂
Bryan: I had surgery to remove a growth from my spine about 9 years ago, and since then, bicycles have been really uncomfortable to ride. If I do ever get a bike, it would be a recumbent, which isn’t cheap, and even then, getting around would require a fair amount of traffic dodging.
John: Living in the south for so long has made me kind of a wimp when it comes to the cold. Otherwise, I might have given big city life a try already. Perhaps I’ll get the opportunity one day…