Thursday, September 28, 2006

TOMORROW NIGHT!



The Up & Cummers presents Fashion Forward this Friday, September 29 at the Florida Theatre. Doors open for VIPs at 7 p.m. and regular admission at 8 p.m. Tickets are limited. Advance general admission is $25 ($30 day of show) with doors opening at 8 p.m. VIP is $50 in advance ($60 day of show) with doors opening at 7 p.m. Up & Cummers members are $25 with VIP access. As of Tuesday night (Sept. 26th), there are only a handful of VIP tickets left.



For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Florida Theatre box office at (904) 355-2787 or the Cummer Museum at (904) 899-6038 or me, Charlie Eichhorn, at (904) 403-9761.



The fashion shows will feature the hottest fashions for fall in relaxed, casual, professional and formal attire from Jacksonville’s own Hayden's Haberdashery, House of Kilroy, Jaffi’s, jAshley, JT Vinson Clothiers, Luna, modelcitizen, Petal, Reve, and Rosie True. Additionally, we are proud to announce that our featured designer is LulaKate from Charleston, South Carolina.



The event will feature two fashion shows from Jacksonville’s finest boutiques, cuisine from some of Jacksonville’s best restaurants, and music provided by Catharsis, Antonio Allegretti, and DJ Brian V. Ty George is overseeing the art design and Jennifer Woodall is handling design of the stage and VIP room. Floral arrangements by Glenn Certain. VIP room sound and lighting by NLightN.



Makeup and hair styling provided by Avante, The Beauty Bar, Belk, Casablanca, Cecil Vignutti, Sephora, and Ten.


Accessories provided by Carla Shoes, Emly Benham, Heather Peck, Shirk Thompson, and Tiara.


The VIP room will have cuisine provided by Aurathai, Casbah, and Genghis Khan and complimentary products courtesy of Luxe Lounge, Beauty Bar and Sephora.



Dessert will be provided following the second show in the Promenade Lobby by Edible Creations, Kilwin’s, Nonie’s, One Hot Cookie and Sweet and Savory.


Chance drawings featuring many fine items will occur throughout the night and add excitement to the evening’s festivities.





The Up & Cummers is made up of 25 to 45 year old young professionals and community-minded people who share an interest in art and cultural activities.

The Park of Cheese



Ricotta Park has been coming on strong lately. I loved the Oberman video. Didn't he tell it like it is about Katrina too. Maybe what we need is a Oberman/Cooper ticket.

Also, I'm going with Trevor Hockey.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

JMoMA's Great Race




EvEnt datE: Saturday, OctObEr 21, 2006 • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Angelo’s Italian Restaurant presents
4 PeOPLe
1 Camera
75 CLUeS
$2000!

Are you ready to take the ultimate challenge on the streets of Jacksonville?

If you think that you and your team
have got what it takes to win $2000 in JmOma’s Great race then complete the application (found at Burrito Gallery and JMoMA and submit it along
with the $200 registration fee ($50 per team member) to JmOma by 5 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2006.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your team contact to let you know that your application has been officially accepted.

In addition, you will receive a copy of the rules stated on the back of this form.

I am posting the form for info purposes, please turn in the real application at JMoMA.

Completed applications may be returned to the reception desk at JmOma or mailed to JmOma, attn: Troy Spurlin. Jacksonville museum of
modern art, 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. all entries mUST be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2006.

Only 50 teams will be able to participate; each team must consist of four people.

by submitting this application,
you confirm that all team members are age 18 or older and agree to abide by the rules of the event.

Good Luck!



tEam appLIcatIOn
teams must consist of four members age
18 or older, with a valid I.d. or passport.
the team must pre-pay the $200.00 ($50.00
per person) team registration fee and
complete the application listing all four
team members (don’t forget to have each
team member sign their portion of the
application) by 5:00 pm, Friday, October
20, 2006. payment can be made by
check (made payable to JmOma), visa,
mastercard, or american Express.
the first fifty (50) teams registered will
be the teams for the competition. This
is a first come / first serve competition
so do not delay in submitting your
application and fee. JmOma will “hold”
the applications of 10 alternate teams in
the order they were received. Should any
team be unable to participate the alternate
team will move into that vacant slot. any
application that is received without the
$200.00 application fee will be void!

Select your team carefully. Strategy is
everything in this game. the original four
team members must stay together at all
times.

Only ONe vehicle can be used in
this competition and only the original four
(4) team members can be in the vehicle.

you will need to select a team captain and a
name for your team. this captain will be the
representative for your group at the end of
the day to present the images to the judges.

your team is encouraged to create a team
shirt, mascot, car decorations, or any other
“spirit-building” items during the competition.

the 50 teams should arrive at JmOma, 333
north Laura Street, on Saturday, October
21, at 8:00 a.m. for check – in. all four
members of each team must be present
at the point of registration (Hint: carpool).

that means bring an I.d. or passport
– they will be checked against the original
application. No alternates will be allowed
and your team will forfeit the competition.

the original four members are the only
individuals who may serve on the team,
and they must remain on the team
throughout the day.

at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2006
a list of 75 clues will be distributed to the
50 teams participating. Everyone will be
given last minute instructions including
the synchronization of watches before the
signaling of the green light.

the clues will be in no specific order. this
is where teamwork and strategy are vital.
you may use any type of communication
device or information gathering technology
– the point is find the answer, find the
location, get the photo.

these clues will lead savvy teams to
locations in and around the city where
teams are asked to photograph the entire
group with the answer to the given clue.
Some clues are easy and some are harder.

all photos must have all four original team
members in them. Plan accordingly!
you may use whatever camera you wish
but the photo must be an actual, physical,
paper print to obtain points.

allow time for
processing – whether that be one hour,
home printing, Kinko’s, etc. do not bring
in a digital camera and ask a judge to view
an image – it will not count and will only
slow the process of declaring a winner.

aLL PrINTeD PHOTOS mUST be
NUmbereD WITH THe COrreSPONDING
CLUe!

all four original team members must arrive
at the bUrrITO GaLLerY (21 E. adams
Street) by 5:00 pm. If you arrive at 5:01
YOU WILL be DISQUaLIFIeD

and you will
forfeit the competition. This is a race
— there are NO eXCePTIONS! you can
arrive early to the burrito Gallery but you
will not be processed by any judges until
5:00 pm.

So have a team member watch
the “clock” very carefully.

at this time, the captain will present the
images to the judges for a tallying of the
points. Once all teams present have had
their photos counted – a winner will be
announced.

While you are waiting for the tallying of
the points, a full bar and menu are available.
Invite your friends – the burrito Gallery
has a great bar and besides someone
is going home a whole lot richer!

at 7 pm, the group whose final submission
has earned the most total points will win
$2,000 in cold, hard cash.

JmOma does not advocate the use of
illegal or antisocial methods; teams are
responsible for acting within the law at
all times. by registering to participate in
JmOma’s GreaT raCe, team members
agree not to act in away that brings the
competition into disrepute or heaps shame
upon their team mates.

If any participant is caught cheating,
contravening the rules, or bringing
JmOma’s GrEat racE into disrepute, the
individual’s entire team will be disqualified.

all items submitted become the property
of JmOma’S GreaT raCe and will not be
returned.

these photos will be used to create a
three-day public exhibition at JmOma
beginning on artWalk, november 1
through Friday, november 3, 2006.

verbal submissions will not be accepted.
Internet printouts will not be accepted.
no single item may be submitted twice.
period.

If an item is an incorrect response to a
clue, points will not be awarded, but the
item will be retained for possible inclusion
in the exhibition.

the winning team will be announced and
the $2,000 prize will be awarded at 7:00
pm on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the
burrito Gallery 21 east adams Street,
Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

the judges’ decision is final, and no
discussions will be entertained to alter this
decision.

In the event of a tie, each of the tied teams
will nominate a representative to compete
in a paper, scissors, rock competition.

We aren’t kidding. the team whose
representative wins the match wins the
overall competition.

JmOma accepts no liability or
responsibility for participants’ safety
or wellbeing during the course of the
scavenger hunt.

Individual participants are
responsible for acting safely while taking
part in the competition. by participating in
the event and signing the application form,
you agree to abide by these rules.

angelo’s Italian restaurant presents
the rules for “JmOma’S Great race”
JMOMA is funded in part by the City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs;
The Florida Arts Council; National Endowment for the Arts; and through the generous support of our members.

Sounds like FUN! Since the clues are locked in a safe 3 levels underground. I can play!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

KEXP SEATTLE



We were listening to KEXP SEATTLE and

the MC said Duval and I'm like DAMN. So its Young Cash.

BELIEVE IT


8:11 Young Cash Believe It Street Records Corporation

8:08 Trilogy Grind N Tha Game Jive

8:03 BlakJak Bobbin' My Head Universal Republic

Friday, September 22, 2006



Click on image to save. Applications can be picked up at JMOMA or Burrito Gallery downtown starting next week. The rules are rather humerous. Fun Times.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

#50 and Climbing



Alonso (above) is number 5 today.

The Kornheiser Video is number 50 today.

JMoMA's Great Race!



Save the date. This will be SO MUCH FUN! Grand prize, $2000!!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Serious Post



Since we are blowing up the You Tube account with the Kornheiser Tapes I thought I would post some less than serious (actually hilarious) content. ENJOY!

Kornheiser Panhandled



We welcomed Tony Kornheiser to downtown Jacksonville in our own special way. See email text from La Cena owner, Jerry Moran below. Though the entire downtown retail community suffers from panhandlers, La Cena has it especially harsh so close to Hemming Plaza and so close to the only place to get malt liquor in the core. If we are going to improve our downtown and have first time visitors come back, we need to address this problem. See some of Jerry's ideas below (direct from his email).

And you wonder why Jacksonville gets bad-mouthed...

Here's Tony Kornheiser and party of ESPN being panhandled by a bum at La Cena Ristorante on Tuesday, 9/19/06. I saw what was going on via CCTV, stopped cooking (Vistakon party of 40 in the main dining room), and ran through the restaurant to intervene. The bum said he needed money to catch a bus. Translation: He needed money to buy cigarettes and beer at the Scotty store or Shell station. The City takes care of his food, healthcare, and lodging.

Some advise to our elected officials: Jacksonville needs Law and Order. Start with the basics. Fix the potholes and sync the stoplights. If you want to be social directors, go get degrees in recreation science and apply at Carnival Cruise Line.

The people of Jacksonville are fed up with your inability to focus on the basic needs of the community. Did you hear the very eloquent elderly man who addressed the Council toward the end of last week's City Council Meeting? Did you understand what he said?

Want an example of your misguided priorities? $260k for the library coffee shop. A better use for that money: Hire More Cops. Want to hear a good idea that is very popular with downtown merchants and residents? Prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages for off premise consumption between the hours of 2 AM and 5 PM in the Downtown Riverfront Improvement District (or whatever it's called these days). This act alone would work wonders towards curbing panhandling. Put a 2 year sunset on the ordinance, just in case someone is crazy enough to want to open a downtown wine shop in the future.

Please, please, cut out the fluff and address the City's nuts and bolts. Good things will naturally follow.

Blogger is Suckin

I have 3 really interesting posts. But I'm not uploading any of them until I can upload the images that go with them. Hang tight.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

CONDO OPEN HOUSE, PART II



Condo open house this Saturday, 5-8pm. 1951 Market, corner of 10th and Market in Historic Springfield.

Interested in seeing Jacksonville's only historic school loft conversion you can own? Well, Saturday is your day. The event is scheduled to be convenient for a trip to Historic Springfield on its own or a "to do" before your night out on the town.

Sales agents from Atkinson will be on hand as well as the developers to answer questions about the project. Prices start in the low $160's.

About the project:
The school was built in the Collegiate Gothic style by famed Jacksonville architects, Mark & Sheftall in 1926. The school features exposed brick throughout with very high ceilings (voluminous spaces accentuate wide open floor plans), huge windows, efficient CHA, D/W, in home W/D, security systems, and all appliances. Some units feature balconies, terraces, patios, and dog runs. The homes at 1951 Market are gated though in a very walkable section of the Springfield Historic District, featuring a mix of classic historic homes and new historic replicas. The school is also adjacent to the newly renovated Liberty Park, convenient to the beaches, the airport, and about 2 minutes from downtown.

Please come by and see us!


Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the Developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

F SPRINT



I looked up "Sprint Sucks" on google and I got this one, which I thought was both funny and possibly true.

So here is an email from a friend who is ending a hurtful relationship. I went through the same thing with Cingular and now I'm (like her) with T-mobile and have no complaints. I'll leave out her actual phone number because I bet someone at Sprint would try to call her and you know, cut her a deal.

I'm firing Sprint Friday Sept. 15th

After years of terrible service I am pleased to finally fire Sprint and suffer the 180.00 termination fee. But after paying 135-145 bucks a month for my cell phone it wont hurt as bad as staying with them. I can't even send text message and I've been charged for Internet access even though I can't access the Internet due to "network" problems.

Customer service is pathetic, once you actually get to a live person they can't help you do anything and mostly can't understand English. I've been trying to get plan that has 800 min, nights and weekends, mobile to mobile, and text messaging for under 100 a month. This is impossible with Sprint. No matter which plan I choose, my bill is always 135-145 bucks and every time I change plans they add more time to my contract without telling you. Very shady company.

But what really pisses me off is that from day one they gave me a credit limit of 125.00 and refuse to raise it. So, since my bill is at least 130-145 a month, towards the end of the month, my service will be interrupted when I hit the 125.00 limit until I make a full payment. My phone will only go to their automated payment system and then once you make a payment, it can take up to 4 hours to get service back.

I pretty much hate them now and plan to let everyone I know how bad of a company they are. So if you want cell phone service, don't use Sprint.

My new phone is a company phone (free to me) and it's T-mobile.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Lyricist Hour, Friday




Simple Complexity US

September, 15 2006 at The Lyricist Hour Party
21 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32099
Cost: 5.00

Acts include: IDD (Intellekt & Dirty Digits) Collective Efforts Grand Champ Simple Complexity Admission is 5 dollars at the door.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Downtown Living Tour



Save the date for the Downtown Living Tour, November 18th. Its basically The Hard Hat Tour 4.0.

There is a VIP tour on the 17th as well for you high rollers.

Pictured: 16:flat

Thursday, September 07, 2006

GRIND 2 SHINE



For Immediate Release Contact: Chad Hendricks
September 6, 2006 Phone: 904-880-3707
Email: krackerjackd@aol.com

HIP-HOP HISTORY MADE IN JACKSONVILLE
FIRST EVER HIP-HOP DOCUMENTARY “GRIND2SHINE” WORLD PREMIERE

Jacksonville, FL – The World Premiere of the eagerly anticipated hip-hop documentary, “GRIND2SHINE”, will be held at the world famous Florida Theatre, October 14th, 2006 at 7:30pm. “GRIND2SHINE” features many of the Duval hip-hop scene’s most promising artists and personalities, including DJ Bigga Rankin, Young Ca$h, Swordz, Whole Wheat Bread, Tough Junkie and more. The film is produced by Jacksonville filmmakers, Chad Hendricks and John W. Sloan, Jr.

“We were inspired to document the tremendous talent in Da Bang Em,” says Sloan. “We have been on a 10-month mission of filming freestyles, battles, concerts, videos, & 1-on-1’s with over 100 of Jacksonville’s finest in hip hop- this city is loaded!”

The film documents the trials and tribulations of Jacksonville's aspiring Hip-Hop scene and is a touching, thought provoking interpretation of what it takes to "grind 2 shine" in modern day America. The film has taken on a cult like following in light of Jacksonville's rising homicide rate and has a refreshing message of holding onto your dreams and keeping hope alive despite the odds – a "Rap Rocky" of sorts.

"(The inspiration for the documentary) is in part to lyrics from Houston rapper Mike Jones who said "If U don't grind, U don't shine" along with the director of Oscar nominated film "Hustle & Flow" Craig Brewer whose passion for his city ‘(Memphis), lit a match under us to highlight the tremendous talent in our city" stated Hendricks. “Grind2Shine” is the story of the grind, the struggle of chasing your dreams, being bigger tomorrow than you are today,” Hendricks added.

Monies from the film will be the first towards a permanent Jacksonville facility that will allow these deserving artists an opportunity to showcase their talents in a constructive and positive way while, ultimately, fulfilling their dreams. It will decrease crime and provide other positive opportunities and internships. “Our goal is for this movie to financially support a permanent venue for artists to showcase their talents and fulfill their dreams,” Hendricks reiterates.

“Grind2Shine” is attracting national attention and exposure from retail video chain Blockbuster Video for distribution. All Jacksonville residents, artists, fans, and moviegoers are encouraged to support this city’s historical movie. Tickets for this red carpet event are available at The Florida Theatre Box Office. Movie trailer and DVD pre-orders available on the Grind2Shine Official Website. To order movie premiere tickets, call The Florida Theatre Box Office at 904.355.2787.

For more info and to view trailer visit:
www.myspace.com/grind2shine2
This movie carries an R-rating due to adult language.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

ART WALK XXXIV - JAMoMA







Art Walk - Sarah G for DVI
River Jam - Sarah G for AC
X fenz Vs Main Ingreedyantz


Back to School Art Walk

Don’t miss the First Wednesday Art Walk Back to School on September 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kids, teens, college students and break dancers will take over the heart of the city, as the September First Wednesday Art Walk, themed Back to School, celebrates Jacksonville’s youth. LaVilla School of the Arts will tickle your funny bone with a comedy improv performance at JMOMA. Then be transformed back to the 80’s and watch dancers pop, lock and spin as the Soul Pit break dancers perform “Back to Old School” at JMOMA. Begin your journey at Art Walk Headquarters located in the Jacksonville Bank, 100 North Laura Street. It’s free and open to the public.

Also Aerial Tribe at the Burrito Gallery

Monday, September 04, 2006

September 29th




UP & CUMMERS HOST SECOND ANNUAL FASHION SHOW FEATURING JACKSONVILLE BOUTIQUES AND RESTAURANTS





JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – September 1, 2006 – The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens' young professionals group, Up & Cummers, presents Fashion Forward on Friday, September 29 at the Florida Theatre. Doors open for VIPs at 7 p.m. and regular admission at 8 p.m. The event will feature two fashion shows from Jacksonville's finest boutiques, cuisine from some of Jacksonville's best restaurants, and music provided by Catharsis, Antonio Allegretti, and DJ Brian V.



"The event is our second effort at showing fantastic fashion, food and fun in Jacksonville," said Goetz Rokahr, Up & Cummers president. "After last year's successful event, we look forward to another evening celebrating fashion and we hope to double last year's attendance. Board members Anjna Chauhan, Kimmie Rokahr, and Charlie Eichhorn have done an excellent job in putting all the pieces together."



The museum's construction of a new 17,000 square foot Central Building will require Fashion Forward to be held off-site this year. However, this will give us an exciting opportunity to partner with the Florida Theatre. "We are proud to build on the continued success of Up & Cummers as an exciting young group in our community, said Rokahr."



Tickets are limited. Advance general admission is $25 ($30 day of show) with doors opening at 8 p.m. VIP is $50 in advance ($60 day of show) with doors opening at 7 p.m. Up & Cummers' members are $25 with VIP access. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Florida Theatre box office at (904) 355-2787 or The Cummer at (904) 899-6038.


This year Fashion Forward is themed around The Cummer's upcoming exhibition, Japan in Jacksonville: The Cummer Collection of Japanese Prints opening on September 13. The exhibition highlights the museum's Asian art collection, and provides a wide-ranging view of the styles and themes encompassed by this vibrant genre.



Background Information



The fashion shows will feature the hottest fashions for fall in relaxed, casual, professional and formal attire from Jacksonville's own Armor, Hayden's Haberdashery, House of Kilroy, Jaffi's, jAshley, JT Vinson Clothiers, Luna, Model Citizen, Petal, Reve, Rosie True and Rosenblum's. Additionally, we are proud to announce that our featured designer is LulaKate from Charleston, South Carolina.



Makeup and hair styling provided by Avante, The Beauty Bar, Belk, Casablanca, Cecil Vignutti, Sephora, and Ten.



Accessories provided by Carla Shoes, Emly Benham, Heather Peck, Shirk Thompson, and Tiara.



The VIP room will have cuisine provided by Aura Thai, Casbah, and Genghis Khan and complimentary products courtesy of Luxe Lounge, Beauty Bar and Sephora.



Desserts will be provided following the second show in the Promenade Lobby by Edible Creations, Kilwin's, Nonie's, One Hot Cookie and Sweet and Savory. Coffee will be provided by Martin Coffee Company.


A chance drawing featuring an item donated by Belk will add excitement to the evening's festivities.



Up & Cummers wish to acknowledge the generosity of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and Hines for agreeing to underwrite a significant portion of the event's expenses.





The Up & Cummers is made up of 25 to 45 year old young professionals and community-minded people who share an interest in art and cultural activities.

Friday, September 01, 2006

This Monkey's Gone to Heaven



I swear I was posting this and "This Monkey's Gone to Heaven" came on KEXP. I sooo turned it up.

This blog turned one yesterday with the appropriate fan fare. My wife saying, "Great".


By the way, if you are starting a blog don't expect to count things that you write in your blog to count as things you told your wife. I'm just saying.

Anyway, my favorite all time personal blog is Rachelle B in Chicago. One day, I'll blog like that. She had a posting about the Curious George soundtrack that is so good and so true. And from a father of a four year old standpoint that Jack Johnson album is like the white album or dark side of the moon. Go with it.

Anyway. Blogging is cool Big ups to the new guys and Joey et al. One of the best things about blahggin is when people tell you that they read your blog and you don't even know them. Here's to you, guy I don't know.

Have a great long weekend everyone. T