Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Don't kill anyone today. Ok?



photo rachelleb.com

If we all just woke up each morning and made a committment to not kill anyone, and STUCK TO IT, then we'd fall back behind Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc. in murders.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!



Love your Freedom? THank a VET

Don't forget to call your babysitter for Jazz in June

Thursday, May 25, 2006

WORLD CUP COMETH



Go ahead and get your dummy ready for your cubicle because the world cup starts next Saturday. I have it on good info that the LONDON BRIDGE PUB will show each and EVERY MATCH.

If you are not a soccer fan, talk to me after mid July.

GO USA!

ps- Martin said he would beat you with a bat if you root against the brits. Good bit of advice there, eh?

got underwear?




Ole' boy Bobby A, knows how to party.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

JAZZ IN JUNE... free on your river!



Jazz in June: Music, Art and Wine on the River
Every Saturday from 6–9 p.m.

What better way to spend a warm June evening than listening to jazz, sipping wine and strolling along the riverfront? Downtown Vision, Landmar, and CSX (and ESPECIALLY Allegretti Consulting, Inc.) are happy to introduce a new riverfront experience to Downtown Jacksonville, Jazz in June. Over the next month, the CSX stage (located underneath the Pearl Street Gazebo, will feature such local favorites as Dot Wilder, Goliath Flores, Tropic of Cancer, and the Matt Butler Quartet). The Landing will host such nationally and internationally know acts as hall of fame inductee Teddy Washington as well as The Von Barlow Jazz Trio. Expect a few surprises at the Soul Pit, or listen to the sounds of a UNF Jazz Trio on the patio of Plaza III Steakhouse.

With 4 riverfront music stations overall, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors along the way, this is THE best place to be at sunset.

There is no cost for this event and metered parking is free on the weekends. Boaters are also welcome.

Come early, enjoy dinner. Stay late, enjoy dessert and dancing.

Partners for this event include The City of Jacksonville, Landmar, CSX, Five Rivers Wine, The Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, The Jacksonville Landing, and Plaza III Steakhouse. For more information on the schedule, and Downtown parking please visit www.DowntownJacksonville.org (web info forthcoming).

See you at Jazz in June – June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24

ATTENTION: If you would like to participate as a VENDOR of art, crafts, food, or something else hand made or are a symbiotic non-profit, please contact Ed by emailing market@downtownjacksonville.org immediately! The price to participate is ONLY $5! Get a booth or 3 and get out there!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tower of C



Take your C. This is a great new pod cast. Exactly what we need to keep up with whats going down downtown.

Friday, May 19, 2006

DOWNTOWN IS NOT BORING



You are.

Here is a run down that doesn't even include the hip hop bash at the burrito (tonight) see flyer below.


excerpt from Jeff at Chaos

I just wanted to remind everyone, like ya'll could forget, that the Jacksonville Film Festival is this weekend (http://www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com). If you happen to be downtown on Friday between 5:30 and 7:00 stop by Hemming Plaza and check out the booth about the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

If you are going down to the Festival on Friday evening, wander on over to the 100 Block of East Bay Street (Behind the Florida Theater) and join me at the Chaos Fair (www.chaos-fair.com). The Chaos Fair is a eclectic mix of music, art, live performances and film. The last fair had over 30 local artists sharing their original new works.

Music from: Evenstill, Jessica Pounds & Donovan King, Heavenly Noise, Tracy Shedd, Jess Pillmore & Rebecca Zapen, Goliath Flores and More.

Latest films from: John Putch, Julie Anne Meerschwam, Jeff Bergman and Local filmakers: Robert "Fitz" Fithugh, Patrick Barry, Anatonio Sarte and Lex Benedict.

Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word and More.

Expose yourself to innovative artistic expressions and performances that will surround you at every turn, draw you in and dare you to wonder. Once you enter this place you are part of the Chaos Fair. Full Cash Bar - Only $10 at the Door 6pm to Midnight.

Once the Chaos invigorates you, we have the official after party continuing at The Pearl. If you have not seen the amazing indoor forest, and breezy deck with the great view of downtown, this is the night to get someone to watch the kids.

The rest of the week is not without, interesting things to do, either.
Saturday, enjoy the first night of Shout Saturdays. Enjoy first world tapas, at Nosh and a great line-up of bands including: Crash the Satellites and Chris Estes.

Next week, the publics gets to experience one of my favorite private parties. Tea party at THE ARCHIVES at 1951 Market Street on Friday, May 26 from 6 until 10pm. THE ARCHIVES is the gallery and workspace of the conceptual conductor, mactruQue.

The event will begin at 6pm with a variety of experimental performances that utilize the magnificent loft style apartment as a live video stage. Like other private events in the past, the evening will feature select readings and musical performances that coincide with the artwork on display. Please consider extra-fancy attire for this event:

capes and top hats are certainly welcome.

Hope to see you at the Chaos Fair, and if I am in town at the Tea Party.
Have fun.

Jeff

thanks Jeff! Good luck. I remember when Chaos was in a box car.

Also check out the duo cam at Jacksonville Film Festival site. Hilarious.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

JAZZ IN JUNE ... sneak peak



I got this email from Karen and thought it would be fun blog what I thought when I read it. I got the idea from a thing in folio where this guy had a comment for every line of the editorial. Hilarious. Anyway, here goes.

Jazz in June: Music, Art and Wine on the River

Every Saturday from 6–9 p.m.

cool

Dear Downtown business owners, residents, and workers:

Dear grumpy bosses, mom and logan, and the lunch crowd

Downtown Vision, Inc. is excited to introduce a new riverfront experience to Downtown Jacksonville, Jazz in June. This event will feature 3-4 live jazz bands that will be strategically placed along the Northbank Riverwalk each Saturday evening from 6- 9 p.m.

cool

The Jacksonville Landing and Plaza III will serve as stations 1 and 2, with the Hogan Street gazebo aka the soul pit and CSX/Pearl St gazebo serving as the third and fourth locations. soloists at B and Omega Artists and craftspeople from Ponte Vedra Cultural Center and The First Wednesday Art Walk will set up displays and exhibits along the river between each location. cool In addition, two bars will be positioned along the river for beer and wine sales. art check, jazz check, beer, check We can’t think of a better way to spend a warm June evening than listening to cool jazz along the riverfront. gotta point Also, it’s a great opportunity for you to stroll along the 2 mile Northbank Riverwalk.
wear comfortable shoes



We need your help in making this event a success.
oh great, what?



Restaurateurs and nightclubs: Please let us know if you will be sponsoring any special events before, during or after Jazz in June. We will be happy to have the Downtown Ambassadors distribute your event information to Jazz in June attendees, Downtown residents and hotels. Perhaps you would be interested in having a booth at our riverfront event? If so, please email Karen@downtownjacksonville.org or call Karen Barnes at 634.0303, ext. 230, no later than May 24.

ok. seems easy enough. I wonder how much the booths are?


Downtown Residents and Businesses: Grab your neighbors and friends and join us! We need your support to make this event a success!

make sure they want to come. you don't want to just start grabbing people. this is downtown, people scare easy



Partners for this event include The City of Jacksonville, Five Rivers Wine, CSX, PRI Productions, The Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, The Jacksonville Landing, and Plaza III Steakhouse.

allegretti consulting



*For more information please visit www.DowntownJacksonville.org

ain't nothing about this there


See you at Jazz in June – June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24.
true. i'll be there for sure!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hit it.

Hold it now.





This job ain't nothing but WERK!



pulled verbatim from metjax. sounds like a great opportunity for those who want to make a difference. Benefits for your family and your community. Dig it.

OK so, I am not quite sure if this is where to post this or not, but I inquired, no one replied, and I am posting this job annoucement to every eforum, yahoogroup etc. that I am a part of. If I have violated some sort of e etiquitte I deeply apologize.

Right Now Jacksonville ACORN is looking for dedicated staff to work as Community Organizers. Basically Community Organizers organize low and moderate income communities in a manner similar to the way union organizers organize labor. Your basic day as a Community Organizer starts at 11:00am. You come into the office, do research, data entry, make flyers, etc. At 3:00pm your out in "turf," knocking on doors and signing on members to the organization. At 7:00pm you return to the office and make phone call, letting members know about upcomming meetings, actions, and events.

Organizers job functions are as follows 1) expand the organization, 2) build local community chapters 3) develop community leaders out of those chapters 4) raise money 5) coordinate meatings, actions, demostrations etc.

For some (like myself) Community Organizing can be the most rewarding career of an entire lifetime. With organizing you create the means to make change, and it is truly a wonderfull feeling.

Starting Salary is $25,000/year full medical, dental, & pension plan available after 90 days. Completion of a two week, part time training program is mandatory.

All interested parties should send me a private message with a breif outline of their resume and contact information.

For more information on ACORN please visit our website www.acorn.org

REMEMBER "THE PEOPLE SHALL RULE!"

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Rock out with the Black Kids




One of the best names in all of pop/brit/motown/soul.

Monday, May 08, 2006

got infill?



rendering property of 13 Minute Productions, please do not use without permission

My friends at 13 Minute Productions got a big pop in the business journal on Friday. This project has a ton of really nice features. My favorite is the large use of a tiny lot.

Full disclosure: I'm doing some consulting work with the 13MP team.

Calling all 8th to 12 grade Thespians



tech junkies too!

Monday, May 01, 2006

200 FREE JAMS!



Unless you've gotten a job from one of my postings, this will undoubtably be the most valuable post of mine you've ever read, playa.


ASAMOV ANNOUNCES FAN APPRECIATION WEEK, GIVES OVER 200 SONGS FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1st, 2006 (Jacksonville, FL) - To show their appreciation for their growing fan base's support, 6 Hole Recording artist Asamov announces today they are making a large amount of their catalog available for free download from their Myspace site. This collection of music includes over 6 mix tapes, 200 songs, and a culmination of 5 years of recordings many of which are considered rare and hard to find tracks. The free downloads will be available from May 1st until May 7th only and are available for immediate download from the groups Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/asamov).

"We wanted to give our fans something we know they will enjoy to show them how much they really mean to us and how much we appreciate them being down with the movement" says group member and producer Willie Evans. Jr. who recently finished work on his highly anticipated solo project entitled "The Super Stupid Simple EP."

Asamov member J-One-Da stated, "We are still growing and getting our name out there, and this is a great way to have fun doing it"

DJ and MC Basic mentioned that "There is going to be some real gems in these downloads so people need to go get 'em while they're hot - for real!"

"This is some dope Hip-Hop so enjoy..." from producer, DJ, and MC Therapy who just completed a new project under the name The Smile Rays.

"Asamov fans should take full advantage of these downloads because they very well may never be released again after this week..." said the bands manager D Marley.

Included in the free download library are The Trailer Mix tape, The Otis Hodem Mix tape, Spare Parts: The Bootleg, LGA J. Dilla Dedication, and The 6 Hole All-Stars Mix tape.

In April Asamov was named to the prestigious URB NEXT 100 list as well as completed their first national tour called The Video Trapped The Rapper Tour with Percee P and others.

Asamov's debut album "And Now..." was released last fall to numerous critical acclaim including "Album of the Year" accolades for Hiphopsite.com.

Asamov
Asamov is without a doubt one of the most creative and refreshing groups on the underground urban music scene. With four gifted MCs and two genius producers, they tell down-to-earth, authentic stories laid over brilliant soundscapes. With their roots in the music of classic Native Tongues artists, Asamov is taking hip-hop music into the future with an inspired musical vision and a truly organic chemistry.

To download the Asamov Mix tapes, songs, and for more info. visit: http://www.myspace.com/asamov

Band photo:: http://www.904hiphop.com/ASAMOV/ABsPR04.jpg

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