Episode 002 of Cordial in Korea chronicles Leg 1 of what we’ve elected to call our North American Farewell Tour.
We explored Cincinnati for the first time, and we did it in style: on our bicycles.
We toured Mount Adams, with the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, and the (ahem) Bow Tie Cafe.
We galavanted around Over-the-Rhine, where we enjoyed the famous Findlay Market, the renowned and historic Tucker’s Restaurant, and a few hip clothes places and coffee joints.
Our raison d’être was Ellie’s birthday present: a trip to her favorite band Over the Rhine’s own property, “Nowhere Else,” for a concert. Bootlegs from the concert are scattered throughout episode 002.
Our trip concluded with Memorial Day at my parents’ house near Akron, where we said farewell to friends and family.
We also rode our bicycles for the last time in North America, and got to tour the historic Tallmadge Church in the middle of Tallmadge Circle. Episode 002 includes some oral history from long-time members (and long-time lovers) we bumped into inside the church.
Thanks to bensound.com for the trance-inducing intro theme music.
Keep your eyes peeled at overtherhine.com for news about the live record they’ll be releasing from these weekend concerts at Nowhere Else.
Each week, Ellie and Andy will let you know what’s new in our radically changing lives. We’re heading to Seoul, South Korea, and there’ll be lots of culture, cuisine, and clothes changes to talk about.
In This Episode
We talk briefly about Andy’s new job at Yongsan International School of Seoul. Here’s a little video introducing the school:
We mentioned the odd phenomenon of “Mukbang” – where Koreans watch people eat online. And pay them. Here’s a great documentary on this strange happening:
We also said I’d list my pastor-type books on here for sale (or free). That might happen soon.
Sooner or later, we’ll get this on iTunes. For now it’s just here.