“I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~ H. A. Overstreet


Thursday, as the warming sun was rising in my rearview mirror, I continued to cruise west. On my right, the coast of Lake Erie; on my left, farm after farm growing corn, soybeans and a whole host of other verdant vegetables. In two hours time I reached the city of Cleveland, Ohio and today’s destination:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

It’s easy to find the museum and there’s a large parking lot across the street where I paid ten bucks to park all day. The admission price to the museum, with six floors of exhibits, was twenty-two bucks, which was a fair price; if you were to stop and look at every piece and read every plaque and watch very film and listen to every recording in the museum it would take you weeks to see everything. I consider myself a great lover of Rock music and an avid historian of the genre so I was comfortably familiar with a lot of the exhibits that were offered and, so, managed to cut my stay at the museum down to about three hours. I took hundreds of pictures, this is just a handful…

Janis Joplin’s Porsche…

…and my favorite…

…the incomparable…

Pink Floyd’s: The Wall…

And, of course, “…ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles…”

The outside architecture of the museum is itself a work of art…

I would also like to say that my impression of the city of Cleveland for my whole life has always been one of a gray, crime-ridden city overwhelmed by the industrialized stench of a polluted shoreline. Well, I was completely wrong. Before leaving Cleveland, I drove around the city for a few moments and found it to be a vibrant, clean, non-malodorous city with a thriving arts scene and the tasteful architecture one would find in a world-class city. I thought to myself, as I drove out of the city just before rush hour, “The people of this city really take pride in creating a nice community for everyone. I would definitely like to live in this beautiful city of Cleveland…if it weren’t for all the snow.”

I hope you sing, I hope you dance, I hope you let music caress your soul.

The gam continues…


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