Where i stood, organizing records

feet and recordsAnd boy, did they need organizing!  I figure I alphabetized about 1,000 of record albums, I still have a couple of small stacks to do.

record boxesI’ve been working on these when I’m not shoveling, I should start on the CD’s next, but I don’t think I can face them yet.  They might have to wait until next winter.  No, I don’t want to hear about how much music you have on your tiny MP3.

The everlasting winter

snow peopleSome snow creatures in front of Starkweather School.

Starkweather school The moon rises over the school,

sunset
and the sun sets.

When we are old, we will remember this winter.  We will hear young people complain of the cold, and we will grab them and tell them they don’t know cold.  We’ll talk about “back in January of ’14, we really had it hard.”  We’ll be those old coots who never shut up about the old days.  We will be able to say we survived the winter of 2013-2014.  We will exaggerate.  We are strong.  We can handle it.  And spring will be that much more precious, when it comes.  If it ever comes.

 

Where I stood, er danced, all night

radio feetYesterday morning, Mark and I got up bright and early and sold our wares at the Electronics Expo in Farmington.  We were busy, this is the only photo I took all day.
bootsy x memorial feetBut then, at night, we got to celebrate the life of a friend, Bootsey X.  Bootsey was a Detroit punk rock icon who died late last year, of brain cancer.  Bootsey (Bob Mulooney) was 59.   Mark knew Bob from way back in his Schoolcraft College days, when they discovered a common interest in music.  Last night a huge memorial concert/party was thrown at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom in Detroit.  We got to see so many faces we haven’t seen in years, it was a great send off!  Here I got to match my feet with Boot’s shoes.

bootsy x memorial suit
Bootsey’s silver suit was on display

bootsy x memorial photo of a photo
Photos of the man were also posted so we could all remember.

bootsy x memorial oneThere were far too many performers to mention, here’s Dan Mulholland of Ann Arbor’s Urbations.

bootsy x memorial two

Andy Peabodybootsy x memorial three

Sister Dynamite lives up to her name.

bootsy x memorial four

Andy Peabody does a great job on Soulmobile, with the Sugar Babies of Soul on back-up, and on steering wheels.  A great night, and this morning Mark has no voice.  Not a surprise!