Earlier this year my best friend Dave started his own blog called Low Light Mixes to host some ambient music mixes he had put together. It’s a great site and I encourage you to visit it. Since Low Light Mixes began, Dave has kindly posted several of my own mixes. As I have put together more mixes he has been bugging me about starting my own blog.
I’d like to present The Hydrogen Café. I’ll be posting my own music mixes and maybe a few other things as well. Why “Hydrogen Café?” I’m a coffee fanatic so I liked the idea of a café—a place to come and sit a while, have a cup and listen to some music. And hydrogen is an element that is both simple and minimal yet underlies everything—kind of like ambient music and music in my life. So, welcome to the Hydrogen Café. I hope you’ll sit and stay a while. Most of the mixes will be ambient or quiet in nature but I do have a few that cross into jazz, classical and folk. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
I also have recently “discovered” the writings of Jack Kerouac and have become a huge fan, burning through several of his books this year. I tried to channel Jack, as you will see, with a few of my more recent mixes, with apologies to my own meager talents. So to close my first post on my first blog I’d like to leave you with Jack:
...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'
- Jack Kerouac