some travel randomness:
a. my favorite album for years was wish you were here.
b. my favorite CA lake for years was mono lake.
c. when i took wish you were here off the shelf a few days ago, after years of visiting mono lake and listening to the record, the postcard that came with the LP fell out, and it's a photo of mono lake.
a. when i was walking around vienna late at night a few years ago, i saw a window display at a little hifi shop that had a sparking array of tube components, and i thought i'll have to try tube gear one day.
b. i just bought my first tube component (a phono preamp from pro-ject), and after i unboxed it i saw it was made in vienna.