Notes from the corner of Poplar and Highland Streets

Last month I found a classified ad in Jacksonville advertising “180 old vinyl records” for $40. I met up with the mulleted, pale white, pack-a-day-throat junk seller at his storage unit, gave him two $20s and walked away with two full Rubbermaid crates (highlights include seven Herbie Hancock records, three Beatles records, and a ton […]

Posted at 6:50 pm on August 20, 2009 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Life | Tagged: , , , | Continue reading

Notes from the Brooks Museum

Today I visited the Brooks Museum and made note of my $3 experience. The Jacob Lawrence collection is incredible, almost to the point of overwhelming. For those unaware, Lawrence was a Harlem-based painter reminiscent of Romare Bearden. His work has been commended in many ways, like the U.S. National Medal of the Arts. His bold, […]

Posted at 8:33 pm on August 13, 2009 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Art, Life | Tagged: , , | Continue reading