My wife will actually make a meat and cheese board when I have music lovers over to visit the system. My wife was out of town when I had from friends over and they asked "where are the snacks?" I guess I need to step up my game.I feel you Jeffrey, I love to pour good wine and have a few snacks (cheeses, crackers, etc.) before heading down into the music room to spin vinyl. The friends I’ve made in Portland tease me how much they hate that I’ve done this — now they all set out some form of snacks when we visit each other to share our systems. My wife thinks this is hilarious.
I can appreciate David’s comments… it would seem a most intimate and personal sharing something perhaps culturally suited.
My wife and I have a favorite little tasting room we like to visit, but it is only for a single label. The wine maker is a real music and jazz lover we’ve discussed putting a system in their space, including a turntable. The cost is usually measured against having local musicians play live, which they do on weekends. For many patrons just having some background music is plenty… but a space needs to be treated a wee bit because after you get a dozen people into a space, chit-chatting and laughing the sound levels get high very quickly. Then the comments from the person pouring wine become difficult to hear. (Ever notice just how loud a restaurant is?)
These Jazz Kissa bars are very small and extremely intimate. I really need to visit one someday.