Hi Howard...it's Kirk. I've been thoroughly enjoying your insighs and the history of the Cafe and the entertainers it hosted. Amazing stuff....and it's a shame those days of innocence and straight ahead rock and roll have passed in favor of the rather crooked business the recording/music industry has now become. It makes me yearn for days gone by.
I've also noted your concern for wayning interest in the Cafe's history. Perhaps this is not the best forum for that. These message boards are somewhat difficult to navigate and hard to find. But I think it is very important for you to document the Cafe's history, as itheld an important place in the developement of many stars who went on to be huge successes. perhaps a small website of your own, dedicated to the Cafe Au Go Go, with any photos and rememberances you might have, along with an independent message board that's associated with that site...would be just what the doctor ordered to keep the memory of the Cafe alive. I think it's very important, and would be a great outlet for you as well. We've done this with the Edgar Winter site...and it's become one of the more rewarding things I've ever done with my life. When you feel passionate, as you do, about something...there's nothing more rewarding then building an online museum, so to speak, that covers every aspect of that passion. It benefits not only you as the museum keeper, but the public for having a complete documentation of something historic. The power of the internet amazes me...a complete source of (mostly) accurate information. I think it would be a great project for you to undertake...and it might be relatively easy to get started. Perhaps your internet provider allows you a limited amout of webspace where you can begin a site. I think you'd have a lot of fun with it....and the skills involved are not all that difficult once you get the hang of it. Don't let the history of the Cafe Au Go Go die...it's an important slice of Americana.