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no room for hipsters

the occupation of Ashley and Levon

(by Levon who is listening to Bill Evans, I Loves You, Porgy)

first Farmers Market trial run

Today is a day for turning corners.  Our twilights will now creep earlier and summer came yesterday.  I’m sitting in this hot house and scrambling like the dickens to float.  Now that we’re back and settled, it seems plausible that we should resume regular jobs or at least graduate school like most unsettled people our age.  It’s one thing to pay by the day at a hostel, or by the week at a motel, or by the month in a sublet, or just get back in the car and move on when you’re broke.  But a mortgage statement and the accompanying sidekicks like utilities, maintenance and Lowes trips make me feel like I’m trying out for the rugby team again and I’m running for my life before I get tackled and wedgied altogether at once.

wood slices painted by Ashley, cut meticulously by Levon

We’ve decided to stick to our guns and brainstorm.  Everything begins as an idea and nothing gets one moving on them like necessity and hunger in the belly.  We’re turning the house into something, we just don’t know what.  You may have seen the links about our art workshops and neighborhood bike powered services.  We’ll have live music and open mics on a regular basis, art showings and installments, and use of the space by others be they poets, photographers, or salsa dancers.  It was always hard to decorate very homelike and now there isn’t much furniture anyway.

But for now things are an all out scramble.  Most of my gigs have involved a shovel and work looks like flyering the neighborhood or helping Ashley make and take things to the farmers market.  Our endeavors are all new thoughts trying to get momentum and receiving learned tweeks.  We want to be good neighbors and we want to useful as artists.

Please let us know if you have seen models of this that work, live nearby and have input, want to help, want to use the place, want to encourage, or simply want to patter.  Thanks.


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