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Sure, this is not new news. The reality is just setting in on me. At this point,  to pontificate on the reasons is just superfluous.   It is time to reminisce. For the past month or so, I have been making the cross town trek to hang in that garden. At one point in my life, I was a regular there.  It was like CHEERS. I was on a first name basis with everyone there. It was the budding days of the AustinDaze; Big Dave and I would meet there daily  to get things aligned for the growth of the zine and to dream. We had our fold and staple sessions on that porch. At one point, Jess was even selling ads for us. Tommy and I met over there after closing (for weeks) and painted an octopus in the driveway for 80 + hours. It lasted a few months.SOME THINGS DON’T LAST. Robert Frost comes to mind.  Countless  Daze music events took place in that lot.  It was always so important for me to try and fill that lot. Then Wendy came along and we drove the paper forward. She was an unstoppable force that took us to new levels. Big Dave left us unexpectedly at the same time she came on. His spirit is still with me to this day. And I remember to share the success with him as the days unfold. All the while Mundi was there. I AM FILLED WITH MELANCHOLY. THE MEMORIES, THE FRIENDSHIPS, THE BIRTH AND FOUNDATION OF SUPPORT, RESPECT AND JUST PLAN FUCKING COOLNESS DRIVES ME BACK TO THAT PLACE. I have not been a regular in some time, the staff has changed over and over. I still feel an undeniable pull toward Mundi. On beautiful days, I always think it is a Mundi day… I know I am not alone.  And that is it, it is a beautiful place. I will never forget the times I spent there. Beautiful.Here are a few words and names that trigger memories for me.There are so many more : Kronic Octopussy (my band), Toni Price show with Grass and Jimmy George, cabbage police, Jim, Hess, Panda, Spiv,Snow,Steve Gately, Rick, Billy, Motorcycle Mike, Dell Dudes, Terry, Hans, Jess, Michelle, Carl, Damon, Ramos,Greg, Wendy, Nevic, Segal, Merrit, Jeff, Aben, Hans, Ephraim, coffee house sessions, Sarah, Koko & Fricker Z, Adrian    and calandar, Grupo rainout and reschedule many times over, Echobase, Nick, D&J runs, karate stories, free radio meetings, 4:20 meetings, Woodwork, Thom the world poet, Sage, Lisa, Hudsucker Proxy, the ice coffee debates there are so many more………. So much love and beauty was created there. A family. Thank you Jess and Hans for the foresight and for keeping it going. Thanks to all that I shared good times with at that place.  I hope a new spot opens up.My cat, Daze-e also found me at Cafe Mundi.  ug.  Hope to see yall on 3/21 for a final event there. I was just there sat morn (the 20th). God damn this is sad. I have so much history there. A wave of memories crashed into me today in  the cafe……………….

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