the story of our lives #135

Story Of Our Lives #135

****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September.   I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.”   On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership.  And while I was not entirely surprised:  This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”.    The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020.   So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence.    My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment.   Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet.   I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt.  Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work.   It’s been very stressful.    I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place.   From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020.   I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled.    I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”.  I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return. 

The Rebar Rust Quartet (in 4 movements)

inspired by ECM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I have long been inspired not only by the music but by the graphic design and album art on Manfred Eicher’s ECM music label.

Here is my latest in a long running series of imaginary albums. And yes everything is imagined; the title, the group, the musicians, the song titles etc.

Below are the original photo followed by front and back covers respectively. How do you imagine it sounds?

Travel The Winter IslandsTravel The Winter Islands album frontTravel The Winter Islands album back