Thursday, February 26, 2009

Che, we hardly knew ye




photo: observationalism

And the winner for best title for a movie blog post for the five points riots goes to...


wait for it...


RAP! RAP? RAP!

"And you thought the Revolution had already begun in 5 Points"

P L A Y A !



just listen

Watch for more on the latest from Duval's international duo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Its a start



I am against no bid contracts pretty much across the board.

This is a pretty good if not informative commercial that was recorded in someones bath tub.

I think more than the site's substance its a clear shot that politics at a local level is starting to change and catch up some with the web generation.

I uploaded JaxPolitics to the JaxReader. I predict that JaxPolitics will become a very strong outlet. I have liked and agreed with most, but all posts are well thought out and well written. It is a new day. And everyone is a gift. Have fun. Don't settle. We don't have to any more.

Also I think "Bid the Landfill" has a ring to it, like Eddie Murphy's, "kill my landlord" poems. I can see people mumbling down the downtown streets. "Bid the landfill" long after its bid.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Every Day is like Southbank Sunrise Sunday!



photo courtesy of our donut sponsor JaxScene!

Jerry from the Jacksonville Historical Society will have fresh baked muffins tomorrow morning at Southbank Sunrise!

Ok so, see the sunrise, maybe do a load of laundry or dishes or something. Then a good nap and then...



This LOOKS AWESOME! Food drink and celebrity all in the beautiful and historic 5 Points Theatre. We were the original hollywood as you may know. I saw Slum Dog at the theatre and am totally blown away with the quality of screen image (we sat in the back of a packed house) and the awesomeness of the sound system.

Speaking of film history at Southbank Sunrise the little museum that could has a small film exhibit, scale models, and a cool train set! Set your clock and have a great day to start a great week!
Colin Meloy - Every Day Is Like Sunday
Found at skreemr.com

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Walk a Mile



Walk a Mile in Their Shoes 2009 presented by Stellar

5K Run and 1-Mile Walk to benefit the Sulzbacher Center




Date: March 28th, 2009

Time: 5K Run - 9 am

1-Mile Walk – 10 am



To register, visit www.1stplacesports.com or any 1st Place Sports location. Sponsorships are also available. All registrations include a t-shirt. Run registrations include ChampionChip timer and participation in 1-Mile Walk. 5K Run 9:00 a.m., 1-Mile Walk 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009 beginning and ending at the Sulzbacher Center, 611 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.



This event will raise critically-needed dollars to meet dramatic increases in demand for services. In this tough economy, the number of men, women and children being served at the Sulzbacher Center is increasing every day. We had eighty children who made the center their home over the holidays. We are seeing close to fifteen hundred people in our health clinic each month and we are now serving over twelve hundred meals to the hungry every day. Any help you can give by helping us promote our event would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks so much! I hope you have a great day!


611 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Office 904.394.1646, Cell 904.859.8083, Fax 904.359.0926

E-mail SaraD(at)tscjax.org, Web www.sulzbachercenter.org

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It always feels like somebodys watchin me



Two people in fact. On the skyway and its stations. Click here for more information.

Lets go ahead and get this built to the sports complex/eastside/shipyards. We've got the right of way, and dang thing just drops off at Bay Street. Could we get any more SHOVEL READY?

Monday, February 16, 2009

M O D E R N L O V E



updated with playboy 'cave man' article at bottom

Contact: Lane Manis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office: (904) 389-8421
Fax: (904) 246-1749
lane.manis(at)aiajacksonville.org

Symposium (Free)And Optional Tour ($55) To Honor Modern Architects And Architecture

Jacksonville, Florida, February 16, 2009.

The Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and DOCOMOMO/US Florida are again sponsoring a one-day symposium highlighting the achievements of architecture from the Recent Past in Northeast Florida.
Modern Architectural Classics at the Beach will be held at the St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church (465 11th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach) on March 7, 2009. A morning session with presentations by North Florida’s most well-know architects and by nationally recognized architectural scholars will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 p.m.
One of the most outstanding structures in Northeast Florida, St. Paul’s by the Sea was designed by Blake Ellis and completed in 1966. The Valdosta, Georgia, architect will also be on hand to discuss the church, which is his favorite project.
An optional tour of Jacksonville’s Beaches other modern masterpieces will depart at 12:30 p.m. The tour – including a box lunch – will be offered at a $55. Thanks to a generous contribution from Title Sponsor the Haskell Company, the morning presentations will be free and open to the general public. Online registration is available on AIA Jacksonville’s website: http://www.aiajacksonville.org/cde.cfm?event=248107.
The economics of oceanfront property threatens the sustainability of many outstanding examples of Modern architecture along the Northeast Florida coast. The symposium and tour will hopefully raise public awareness of these works and promote their preservation.
The tour will feature the Milam House, Paul Rudolph’s last design for a Florida residence and one of the most famous Modern buildings in Florida (http://archrecord.construction.com/recordHouses50/03_1963.asp). The symposium and tour will pay special attention to projects in Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach by William Morgan (http://www.williammorganarchitects.com).
Many of Florida’s most notable architects and architectural historians will participate in the symposium and tour on March 7.
For 150 years, AIA has been the voice of American architects. The Jacksonville chapter ( http://www.aiajacksonville.org ) has 365 members working together and with their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes.
Headquartered in Paris, DOCOMOMO is the international working party for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO/US is the working party of DOCOMOMO in the United States. DOCOMOMO/US Florida http://www.docomomofl.org ), a subchapter of DOCOMOMO/US, was organized in 2007. The organization has sponsored numerous educational events and has worked for the preservation of Modern landmarks across the state.
A similar event last year at the Cummer Gallery of Art in Jacksonville was sold out. (St. Paul’s by the Sea can accommodate more than twice as many attendees as the Cummer auditorium.)
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C H U R C H O N T I M E!

Catch the My Fear part at 4:46


of this video.

If he can have so much success in Charlotte and has these fears... What does that say about us?

Oh boy.

Mardi Gras



from SPR

Beads, boas and babbles not to mention Pasta Louie, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Shrimp, Red Beans, Hurricanes, King Cake...mmm-mm it sounds like Mardi Gras time! The caterers are gearing up to sweep you away with New Orleans cuisine and SACARC is gearing up for the party! Get your tickets now at www.SACARC.org.



WHEN: Saturday – February 21st starting at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Springfield Woman’s Club – 210 West 7th Street

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $30 in advance - $35 at the door

WHY: This is a fundraiser! SACARC is an Animal Rescue Group in Historic Springfield. We find new forever homes for abandoned and homeless animals – Over 300 in the last 3 years!



On a personal note – Ted and I completely understand the economy and what everyone is going through – we ask that you to consider coming to this wonderful event (we’ll be there and I’ll be behind the bar!!!) , but if you can’t, can you make a small donation at the website in order to help the group? We’ve just rescued a momma dog and her 9 puppies – these guys came directly OFF THE STREET – and we (SACARC) will be finding them new forever homes. Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Thanks!



Reggie Fountain & Ted Munn

Friday, February 13, 2009

It can't happen fast enough.



You know where we stop this road building bs and focus on our community. I'm sorry for my car building and selling brothers and sisters but we've got to think about giving back the unproductive couch and taking back the life giving streets.

I joined the livable streets network. I hope you do too. Something has to give. We are going to change.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What he said



emphasis mine!

Our View: The Stimulus

Since when did building new highways and bridges become the only thing "real," the only thing "worthy," the only thing "smart," the only thing that is given a pass as "not pork"? Listening to some members of Congress and the media, you would think that the only people out of work are road builders and the only thing that stimulates the economy is buying more asphalt and steel. Haven't they heard of the highway to nowhere? Haven't they heard of highway-induced sprawl that has killed as many neighborhoods as it created?

Heaven help us if we invest in transit. Right. Now there's a stupid move. It only decreases our dependence on foreign oil, reduces congestion, saves families the cost of another car, and builds something we clearly need for the future. See? Stupid.

And what about the arts? Oh no, we wouldn't want to invest there. Museums, theatres and art centers got lumped in with a group of other forbidden projects, including casinos, community centers, zoos and swimming pools, in an attempt -- what? -- to make sure we didn't waste money on those wasteful "amenities."

The latest stimulus deal even cut the weatherization of federal buildings. Yeah, let's keep emitting that carbon and paying high utility bills for the pleasure of doing so.

How much sense does this make? I'm not fussing about the stimulus or the amount of it. I trust Paul Krugman to know a whole lot more than I do about this, so bring it on. But we have to change the public dialogue on what kind of spending makes sense because it is Alice through the looking glass at the moment, when up means down and down means up.

We'll get more of what we got because that is what is most familiar. It is, as one colleague put it, a failure of imagination writ large. Those of us who support alternatives had better learn to sharpen our message.

from CEOs for Cities (just let it play. and play. and play)


And for a local perspective click here.

Monday, February 09, 2009

You Tube?



Yeah. Me too. Here is an awesome one from a few years ago by Sarah G. Strong coffee and almost old enough to be nostalgic. There is even some 9th and Main in there before its final beetle juice.

Hiatus for a while. Check Jaxreader.com hourly.

Friday, February 06, 2009

First Friday is tonight. Get hip to the beats ya'll.



More info on the riot worthy first friday over at anomoly's five point bloggers.

Also someone posted a free popcorn coupon on their blog and its showing up at www.jaxreader.com. FREE POPCORN PEOPLE!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Warm up to culture TONIGHT IS ART WALK!



photo jonworth

There is really so much to do at art walk. Here is just one building.

From Gray:

The Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk is this Wednesday, February 4th from 5 to 9:30! ART IS FUN! SO IS ART WALK!
Thank you for your ongoing support. Since inception, The Library has welcomed over 40,000 visitors during Art Walk!!!!! Something exciting is going on with the arts in Jacksonville! We have now created The Jacksonville Arts Initiative to coordinate making Jacksonville into one of the nation’s great arts cities in five years. Your ideas are welcome!!!

Remember, artists still have to attend to the basics like rent and food. So come, enjoy and BUY their work. There has never been an artist participation fee and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artists.

Original Art broadens the way you look at life! It is personal. It is meant to be enjoyed and can be uplifting if you let it! Forget the ‘experts’, let yourself go and simply look to your inner self for your own reaction. Your own neighbors worked hard to create what you can experience this Wednesday and own!

Sooo please come by The Library (www.TheLibraryJax.com, the former Haydon Burns Library) at Ocean and Adams and meet the new owners and see how they are preserving history and changing the future! The City Market, the hip downtown grocery market, restaurants, stores and offices are coming soon! In short, a great downtown site for you and your company to be a part of it all! Renovation construction is beginning and the lease spaces are filling up!

In the Main Gallery THISTLE ART and Gray C. Solomon are pleased to present the internationally famous and museum collected painter and writer Linda Brandt (from St. Augustine)!! Come and meet her and discuss her bestselling book, ‘Henry’s Life as a Tulip Bulb’. We are also thrilled to present Amy Donaldson, Jeff Beaver, Tressa Fenchel, Troy Ellison, Gustavo Roca, Jacob Brooks, Erin Dennis, Devin Balara, Josh Hoyle, the sculpture of Kenny Balser, and the superb and innovative collagist Jose Cru as well as numerous others.

Photographer Megan O’Connor returns with "Burns on fire - the old library revisited" and see the outstanding art photographer Jake Roth as well as the innovative photo artist Kimberly Eicherly, Mosaic glass artist Rebecca Hepburn and sculpture/paintings by Robert Noelke and Beads Here Now jewelry artist Shannon Reeves.

In the basement The CLAY DORAN PROJECT will present ART IN ACTION where YOU PARTICIPATE in painting murals. This will be just GREAT!

Upstairs there’s Trinity Baker and Evan Wilke’s Super Fantastic Extraordinaire present "WILD" Featuring Artists: Grant Thorton, Sarah MacManus, Sam Billings, Stacia Brownlee, Z, Michelle Payne, Robert Freeman, Elizabeth VanHannah, Darlene Huto, Nira Men, Eric Lundberg, Robin Crews, Kayla Hughes, Caitlyn Armstrong, Mr. Joe Boyle, MAX, Marina Davidson, Matthew Birmingham, Ethan Fisher, Margeaux, Cay Horiuchi, Logan Raspa, Steven Marque and D.J. Don't.

Also upstairs and in the theater will be Ernest Jackson’s FIVE FIFTY FIVE Artist Management’s "Red Carpet Runway" fashions and Sonnet Rock Impromptu (a fusion of rock music and poetry). Cuban’s Spoken Word will also be rolling. Marlen Adams will be doing live photographing.
See the new plans for the City Market and The Library!

The Ryan McDermott/Lincoln Price ART WALK film project continues!
Fashion designer JAXLEIGH returns!

*Experience SAKE! Doug Mueller’s Circle Japan on Beach Boulevard presents SAKE! A Tasting
Adventure!
*Experience Nuvitae! The first fiberceutial, high satiety health drink! 14 grams of fiber in one 12 oz. can!

The unofficial after party is at 331 West Forsythe Street.

As background, the Downtown Art Walk is an open ¡happening¢ that occurs the first Wednesday of every month where approximately 46 downtown venues stay open until 10:00 and folk stroll around from venue to venue enjoying community and art. Included are the New Main Library, JMOCA, art galleries shops, restaurants etc.

DIRECTIONS

Easy to get to! From I 95 just go over the Main Street Bridge and go North on Ocean two blocks and turn left. From the Matthews/Hart Bridges turn left on Newnan Street and right on Adams!

Just across the street from The Burrito Gallery!

So 'meet at the Burrito', get your official Downtown Vision Map and start your Art Walk experience at The Library!

Join the downtown excitement!

See you there. :-)

The Library
Mark R. Rinaman
(904) 425 1653
MRRinaman(at)aol.com

Gray C. Solomon
Thistle Art
(904) 234 0443
GCSPVB(at)Gmail.com

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Its not Community without Unity! Or U!



photo from jaxscene (america's awesomeness leader (tm)

Or UJW! Tune it today at 5:30 or watch the um tape of it?

The picture above is from the Zombie Bike workshop held at the Main Library by Mr. Josh and friends and the Zombies et al. So happy those guys take the time to teach our kids bike safety and maintenance tips. Thank you guys for keeping it wheel! (last run of keep it wheel shirts are available at the bg bar. when they are gone they are gone.)

You may remember that the coop was talked about the first couple of editions of the UJW. What is on the schedule today, check it out and see. I am saving my recommendations for the live broadcast. Must be present to WIN PEOPLE!