About

I’m Mihai Chereji and this is my blagoblag. There are many like it, but this is my own.

I live, study and work in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

I love music, in many many forms. I’ll sometimes write about it here, but you can get a more in-depth view of my tastes from last.fm. I also kinda play the guitar and piano. I also “sing” (notice the quotes). For the last 4 or 5 years my New Year’s resolution is “this year I’ll put out my first album.”

As I sometimes act as a web developer, this will probably be my playground too. Expect weird stuff to happen.

What is a ‘cronco’?

Cronco is short for ‘croncobaur’ (you’ll find me online maybe as either cronco or croncobaurul). It’s a made up animal (like the jakalope or the unicorn, only mine is awesome). My father told me he heard about it from a song roughly translated as “Dance of the turbulent Croncobaur”, performed by the band of a  guitarist from around here, Sorin Chifiriuc. You can listen to the song, if you’re as curios as I was (I’ll just assume you aren’t). I ended up using it as an online moniker when I was about 13 or 14 and short on inspiration, and it just stuck afterwards.

Other inquiries at mihai [at] cronco.me.

Cover picture by Thomas Quicksell.