A Happening: Sound Investments

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Greatest Hits [1977/ Arista] – Bay City Rollers
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When Farmer Met Gryce [1955/ Prestige] – Art Farmer + Gigi Gryce

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Latest acquisition: Stylophone S-1, analog keyboard 
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Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot [Volume I] [Prestige Records/ 1961] – Eric Dolphy
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Two For The Road

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Date night in Bull City.

Durham, it’s safe to say, I fell in love with well before I arrived. The independent eateries, boutiques and shops were nothing I had expected. A walkable town, we were on foot the entire time, with some new discovery right before our very eyes at most every turn.

Highly recommended:

Brunch at Scratch – Their Biscuit Benedict was buttery delicious with the perfect amount of basil and tomato. It’s one you should place your bottom dollar on.

Pizzeria Toro – Ordered their house prosciutto cotto, castelvetrano olives, crucolo pizza and a bowl of cold tomato soup with watermelon and basil sorbetto. Bursting with harmonious flavors. An absolute knock-out.

Vert & Vogue – Fashion forward clothing and goods for women and men.

Carolina Soul record shop – New and used vinyl. Heavy on the used. Heavy on Soul/ R & B/ Disco/ Rap/ Breakbeat/ Jazz/ Rock. Get ready to dig. Nice and helpful staff.

The Carolina Theatre – We took in a double feature, hosted by Retrofantasma. I’d never seen The Last House on the Left [1972]. New cinematic favorite? What do you think? [Answer: Y-E-S!]

 

 

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Athens, Georgia – Finally. A day off of work. I will be treating myself to a meal at The National and perhaps a movie [next door] at Cine. I enjoy doing things alone. Uber will be today’s chauffeur. There is no way in hell that I would make the trek on foot with a cane and low heeled platform shoes from my neighborhood to the downtown area. No way.

Today, an all-black outfit from a minimalist gaze. The black oversized boater of my dreams come courtesy of Muchique. I am not big on the sun beaming on my skin, so this piece will fit into my wardrobe – present and in the future – very nicely. The sleeveless black button-down blouse is from Talbots. I found it shopping secondhand. My lucite cane I bought off of Ebay a couple of years ago. It is not for show [but does look good] as I often use it to walk with. All other pieces were nabbed from various vendors on AliExpress or from a thrift shop. My looks are cost effective for the lower class working woman of today.

 

A Happening

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“Sentimental feelings. Feeling sentimental. That night (roughly nine years ago) Tim and Eric hurled frozen slices of Papa John’s pizza on an unsuspecting audience. I had never laughed so hard in my life. ” – L.T. Underwood