I've been at Hiram College for a lot of years, and I've always been fascinated by the complaints students have that we are in the middle of nowhere. Come on, folks, we're in the middle of everywhere! You can be in Cleveland, Akron, or Youngstown in less than an hour. Kent is less than a half hour. There's stuff going on all around us (and stuff on campus too). What we need to do is change our perceptions of what constitutes nowhere. That's what this blog is partly about, to expose the musical network of Northeast Ohio all around us, and be a part of that larger conversation.
Since 2006, the Hiram College Library has been developing a collection of Northeast Ohio music. We're closing in on 600 CDs (still a drop in the bucket) in all genres: rock, pop, rap, metal, jazz, classical, folk, country, polka, gospel, world, and who knows what else. We're looking for new music to review, while building our back collection. It's all about making connections with the surrounding landscape, and making our campus community a part of it. More on this later. In the meantime, take a look at what we've got at