Mudcat Café message #2153538 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11959   Message #2153538
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
20-Sep-07 - 01:13 PM
Thread Name: Great Coffee Houses
Subject: RE: Great Coffee Houses
I don't know whether to be angry or sad over Starbucks' feeble attempts to see themselves as inheritors of the coffeeshop-beat tradition by hawking folkie and pop cds in their synthetic cookie-cutter bistros. They follow the lead of most corporate entities when examining a revolutionary, historic, and unique phenomenon : They copy the trappings and forget the soul of the thing. Suppose they actually featured live acoustic music...nahhhh.

Anyway, glad to see this old thread re-surface. Living history in this.