The latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected finds D.B. Miller feeling the guitar love at Gitarren Total shopfront and workspace in Zürich.
“I see my music roots in the early 80s,” Veit says, citing Nick Cave and Tom Waits, “but I’ve always tried to mix the old and the new.” … In the latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected, D.B. Miller talks to Viet Stauffer, REC REC record store owner in Zurich.
“The first time I happened upon Pile of Books, a few months earlier, was just as disorienting. It beckoned like an Edward Hopper that had come to life and, were it not for the campy Come In, We’re Open! sign on the door, I could have been peering into a person’s private library. In some respects, I was.” D.B. Miller visits Daniel Nufer at Pile of Books in the next instalment of Notes from the Unexpected.
“While I check e-mail for the hundredth time, my friend stares ahead in tight-jawed concentration. She’s had a hard day but is hell-bent on getting not only the front row, but a very specific spot. When I pull out the sensible bag of fruit we’re calling dinner, she waves it away. The grapes are too tart, but I eat them anyway.” D.B. Miller on Stereophonics.