“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”- Abraham Lincoln
So I’ve been fairly quiet in the blog world this month. Not because I’ve got nothing to say (my beloved, friends, and family can attest to that), but because I’ve been working on so many other facets of the 2013 concert that are hard to write about.
I’ve been pouring over hundreds of pieces of sheet music from the 1910’s, 20’s and 30’s (some of them the original publications) thinking about what pieces of music I like and would work well forthe travelogue, as well as thinking about what format to sing everything in.
I’ve figured out the format now, and am still whittling down the songs for the concert in my own music practice (finding and sight reading all of these pieces takes a long time). I still need help in finding old concert programs from places along the highway. Hopefully I can find some programs soon.
The need to be on the road exploring the highway has been growing stronger since the conference. I was trying to figure out a way to see more of the highway this year, and I found it!
At this time next week, I’ll be driving on the Lincoln Highway for the annual “Buy-Way” weekend. I plan to drive through all five participating states to check out the areas and talk to anyone and everyone I can about the travelogue for 2013.
Here’s my rough itinerary:
I will leave Chicago in the middle of next week and drive east to Pittsburgh via the later alignments of the LH route. I will drive West the rest of the week on the original alignments on the days noted below.
Thursday: West Virginia and Ohio
Friday: Indiana and Illinois
Saturday: Illinois and Iowa (ending in Colo, IA at the famous Reed/Niland corner).
I will be writing from the road as I did in June. If anyone has any recommendations of things I should see while I’m out and about, let me know. I especially want to check out old theatres and opera houses of course.
If any of you will be driving too, please let me know! I would love to see you.