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Western MA Berkshires, NW CT, Albany/Troy...anybody...?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    How is it living there?
    How's the music scene?
    Goodly number of bars that book bands?
    Festivals?
    Blues scene?
    It's on my short list of places to relocate.
     
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    Well when concerts actually occur, one of the nicest places to see a show is Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC.
     
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    No personal experience in those areas.
     
  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Alas, my road riding days seem to be over.
    I still have a trials and a trail bike, though!
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  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    How about an apocryphal story or spurious rumor?
     
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    MickM Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    For either of those throw a virtual dart and pick a network/cable news channel.

    To your question, are you looking for a set-up like you have now? Looking for work?....MMMMM I'm clueless. Sorry.
     
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    MickM Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Nice Knuck but I like the pic of the big inch Flathead that you posted in the past. I still have a 45in. baby brother that's been sitting on the HandyLift awaiting a gulp of gas and oil for too many years now.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Actually...trying to get a handle on the music scene. It seens pretty grim. I may have to get creative.
     
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    More than a few of these gals around there...
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Looks like a man to me. You sure you're not talking about Provincetown?
    :p
     
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    :D Guess I should have cropped out that incredibly handsome man
     
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    There’s plenty of music in the summer months, in general. Lots of summer visitors. The rest of the year? It’s pretty rural and older. I live about halfway between those parts and nyc.
     
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    supposedly greenfield has a good old time scene and the pioneer valley had a good weirdo noise/indie rock scene five years back or so.

    the book mill is great.
     
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    i had a friend doing tarot readings down there and she saw nathan lane there during bear week but he looked really uncomfortable being recognized.
     
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    Beautiful countryside. Of course the politics are the worst stop. A lot of good music here I don't know about since the virus hit.
     
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    I miss that big flattie!
    When I had a shop, we had so many 45s around, we thought WLA stood for Whatever's Laying Around.
    Never imagined they'd be worth real money.
    Now I don't have a single one.
     
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    Pockets of good weird surrounded by bad weird. If you love shops that close at 5 and junkies it's your place. The landscape is among the best in the region given to proximity to real life however.

    Of course nothing is open now anyhow.
     
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    I'm living part time up there now, SW VT close to the NY border. Too early to tell on the bar and music thing. It's just like here, dormant or fully dead from the pandemic. But where I am is pretty remote. Could be different over in Brattleboro, or down in Pittsfield, in the Berkshires. Or over towards Troy and Albany.

    VT is a mixed bag in a lot of ways. Hard to generalize. So far, in my experience, the people are very friendly, and the vibe is calm. I really love being up there.

    And will even moreso when the warm weather comes, and I can bring the Triumph Sprint GT up. So many beautiful places to see and be in that part of VT. Same goes for the Berkshires, and for Washington county in NY.
     
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    Northampton is only just barely outside the Berkshires. There's music there. And I don't know about decently-sized Springfield but that's not far too. Same with Amherst, which is a big-college small-town, so, you gotta figure.
     
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