That peculiar building.
Last night I was a guest on The Geek Down, which airs on WEMF radio on Monday nights at 9pm. I chatted geek stuff with the hosts, promoted STAR POWER as best I could, and had a really great time. Today’s blog could be all about my experience on the show, but you’ll be able to see the episode in its entirety on their website soon, if it’s not been uploaded already. Instead, I want to talk about the building where WEMF is located.
I found myself standing on a dimly lit street in Boston, trying to find the correct door out of the many which lined the side of what looked like a repurposed warehouse. The station’s producer came down and let me in, where he led me through this strangely enchanting building. There were long hallways lined with countless doors and the faint smell of marijuana. But what struck me the most was the sounds in this building. There was music everywhere. Whether it was someone’s radio, a live band, or a singular musician tucked away in a makeshift rehearsal space, there was music in all directions. I loved it.
There was a lot of character to this building. It may have been a warehouse at some point, but now it felt like a sanctuary. A eccentric combination of rehearsal space, radio station, apartment building, and music studio. A haven for the same eccentric souls that needed this place to be all of those things at once. It was a treat for me to visit that building, to briefly walk its halls and take in its character, before taking my leave and going back to my own little sanctuary in the suburbs.
Everyone’s haven is different.