August 11, 2010
Adventure on a Tuesday night
Gemutlichkeit is the German word for friendliness and congeniality, and a quality traditionally expressed in our city's spirit of welcome and celebration. English translation: Milwaukee = party town.
Best Place, located in the historic Pabst Brewery district. This establishment was opened last year in the completely renovated former Blue Ribbon Hall, which was once the corporate offices of the Brewery and before that, Jefferson School (the oldest standing school building in Milwaukee). It was built in 1858.
Wow, Blog--what a night!
It's sad to see change, to watch treasured institutions come and go, friends grow old and pass on. But what comforts me is things like Best Place and the Mood Swing Orchestra, ways in which we humans seek to preserve our history and keep the spirit of our past culture alive for new generations to enjoy. I'll drink to that.
So here's some video I took of the band's first number, my personal fave, Glenn Miller's "In the Mood." Pour yourself a good German beer, close your eyes, and listen. Is it 1946...or a random Tuesday in 2010?