Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pet Walk



07/26/2006

Art Walk next Wednesday

People and pets will paint the town at Downtown Vision’s August First Wednesday Art Walk. Themed Carnival Sneak Peek, folks can catch a glimpse of what to expect at the upcoming Jacksonville Carnival October event, as dancers and musicians showcase their talent and colorful Caribbean culture. Plus, Art Walkers can bring their pets for a Pet Walk and costume contest at the Florida Theatre. Free and open to the public, the First Wednesday Art Walk will take place August 2, from 5-9 p.m., beginning at Art Walk Headquarters located in the Jacksonville Bank, 100 North Laura Street.

From 5-8 p.m., enjoy the Art Walk/Pet Walk at the Florida Theatre, sponsored by PetGuard. There, pet owners can get information on pet health, art, adoptions and safety. Pet owners can let their creativity can come into play as they dress their pets in costumes ranging from clown to super hero, for the pet costume contest at 7 p.m. Each pet will be escorted on stage with their owner for judging. A gift plaque will be awarded to the winners. The honorary titles for the furry friends are as follows:

Mr. Florida Theatre
Mrs. Florida Theatre
Best Dressed Mutt
Best Tricks

After enjoying the “petivities”, walkers can take pleasure in art and music at 34 Downtown venues including, museums, galleries as well as cultural and educational venues.

To see a complete listing of participating venues and August Special Features, click on the Art Walk banner to your left.

The First Wednesday Art Walk is sponsored by Downtown Vision, Inc. the City of Jacksonville, Folio Weekly, WJCT, JMOMA, The Jacksonville Landing, Twisted Martini, , 102.9 and Gala Rouge wine.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Downtown's Top Sellers



Moon Colony Razorblade has a top ten best sellers list at their constantly redesigned and updated website. Downtown's top ten.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Band of Brothers



photo from BOH
I have to make a hasty update because I'm so busy and tired. Wait, thats no way to start.

So. I was in the upstairs office and finishing up paper work and just about to clock out. I was listening to KEXP, Seattle and this Band of Horses song came on. PUBLIC SUPPORTED RADIO.

Well. I have harmon/karden speakers. No caps no spaces. I cranked it and it drove like the first time I heard vaseline, live at Desert Sky (another post)h. Before it was over I called MCR to see if they had it. They did, on cd anyway. I ran over. Bought it. Tore off the wrapping and dropped in on a good patio crowd. REAL LOUD. Wicked Gil, song 2.

My point is. We've got a RECORD STORE DOWNTOWN!

They also have a 4 for $1 section. Dust off the phonograph.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wurst email ever




Got this from my friend and excellent muzak writer at the PU:
Well, after a brief but lively year-plus, I'll soon be bidding a fond farewell to the good ship Times-Union; my family is headed up to what used to be the verdant, lush Savannah/Hilton Head/Bluffton region, but is now a large and teeming metropolis known mostly as Blufvannahead. (Short version: I'll be starting a Weekend section for the Hilton Head paper, and using that as an excuse to get to the beach as much as possible, moreso than I did here, which was a lot).

Thanks to all of you for your various forms of help getting me acclimated to Jacksonville; I've had a blast and a half here, except for all the Neil Diamond hate mail, which has scarred me permanently. I'll continue to write about music (and whatever else I can invent
while drinking) on a freelance basis - including, hopefully, for the Times-Union every now and again. So if you get a minute, please do
drop me a line anytime at www.jeffvrabel.com.


I've learned to accept these moments when the, ahem, paper, runs off another good, great, or capable writer. But Jeff had music chops and an endearing style with legitmate connections to the music world outside of duval. Well best of luck my friend. Enjoy that beach!

There is good news however on the music scene. I'll make that post after the jump.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Primer on the Middle East




Cash Carter, former sax player for the E street band (and Adams Street Dragon) has a blog called the Most Hated Man in Riverside, which I'm pretty sure is an exageration.

He posts a very good layperson account for all the trouble in the Middle East. I had no clue.

Blogs are popping up all over. Sweet.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Close to closing



Hopefully July 27th will be the day we can begin to close on individual condos at 1951 Market. We can go to contract but we've been waiting for this date from the State of Florida. If you are interested in seeing a unit, call Atkinson Realty Group.

The marketing plan will begin soon with an art opening and some fun events upcoming. If you want to get a heads up invite please email me and I'll keep you looped in.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hundred Wheels of Death



July 25. Check Jet Blue.

Jax needs a team. If we are ever going to be a city we need to go up there and make out case.

Zidane Speaks


photo reuters

1. Zidane is a brilliant footballer
2. He did more for the awareness of the sport than even scoring the game winner (unfortunately)
3. He apologized.
4. You shouldn't say something about peoples family to gain advantage. Tisk tisk, matrix.
5. Getting in someone's head is a part of sports.
6. If you don't want people to think you are a terrorist, ambiguous military fatigues might not be the best wardrobe.

Viva la riots. Actually, please don't riot.

Viva short posts that hold you over until I can do my update. Still unburying myself from vaca-infectiones!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Yesterday.org




This site is so awesome. Listen to the noise., McCaren Park, Williamsburg is my favorite. What up Matt?

During the subway series, I was at a pub called the Brooklyn Ale House. They didn't have cable and the game barely came in on the antennaes. I tried to fix the picture like a dumb ass and the thing only looked better when I held it and went to worse if I let it go.

So I figure I'll try this in the fourth inning. Oh!


Yanks Win

Our Library Rocks and you know this.



I was peeping the flyer at the BG yesterday and noticed really cool film series upcoming at the, ahem, main branch. Man the library has some really cool programming. The latest is a concert film series in conditioned air. I followed the flyer to myspace! I'll just link it up.

Enjoy friends.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Oh Hell!




Man. You gets no updates, just this smelly flyer... I spent close to 50 hours in the getpassedcifica this week on the way to Lake Geneva, Wisconsonsin for my Aunt Myra's 50th and to see the families. Fun party fun times. Caught the brew crew at Miller Park. Walk off winner baby. But I came home with just diagnosed double massive ear infections. And that was before the DVI marketing meeting today. Budumpa-pish. Anyway. Big update is owed so big update will commen.

Will not forget my ode to Italian soccer either.

We spent a lot of time on SR 82 also but that was like breakfast.

Also new blog. Ron paints, his blog is thorough. His pics are Florida. Go with it.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Art Walk Special Event



Breaking News: In a special twist of fate the Bath Party will perform at the Burrito Gallery Wednesday the 5th of July. Save some for the art walk!

Rock and roll has always
raised the tough questions,
defined generations and
rebelled against the
elitist powers that be.

The Bath Party has the
unique ability to do this, with catchy, thoughtful and very commercially accessable songs.

In the tradition of Bob Dylan,
Leonard Cohen and The Clash,
The Bath Party is a welcome
"voice of rebellion" in today's
very safe musical climate.