Forgive my vanity, but in lieu of a normal post, I will put up here a recording of my most recently written song: an ode to a countryside restaurant near Pécs called Tenkes Csarda. A csarda is a restaurant in a rural setting in this region. You can see them in Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia, as I've noticed. The settings are almost always really beautiful and the food, at this one, is just delicious. I've been here twice now, the first time as a guest of the Fulbright Commission, and I can't say enough about how nice it is. I hope the song makes this clear.
The photos are of the restaurant itself, and the views and meals mentioned in the song. The paprikas photo comes from http://www.falusiturizmus.hu/hu_HU/gastro/50/tenkes-csarda.html.
The photos of the restaurant and the view of the vineyards across the road come from http://www.panoramio.com/photo/29846741 and http://www.panoramio.com/photo/29846674. The meat in a green cream sauce comes from http://szindbad.blog.hu/2009/08/24/szunyog_alias_sziget_csarda_harkany.
Finally, I thank my friend Laza for taking time to whip off this recording at his home studio. It was a lot of fun, and only the second time I've been recorded playing music apart from some teenage tape recorder sessions.