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Comstock Auditorium

Comstock, MI
Seats 714
(http://www.comstockps.org/auditorium.html)

This space is attached to a high school, but is used as a municipal auditorium. I was there with Charlotte's Web and one of the elderly ushers showed us a little tableau he had carved out of wood. Saying that his grandkids didn't appreciate his artistic efforts, he graciously offered it to us, but we had to, sadly, decline since it would have met an igonominious fate with the rigors of touring.

Songs have become, for lack of a better word, trivial: not through any less effort from the best musicians, but through the unexpected combination of a nearly infinite supply, constant availability, suboptimum sound quality and the intangibility I've always thought I would welcome (Jon Pareles).