an old man takes polaroids

lester150 (9k image)Last week on the walk back from the Metro I realized that I love my city. I was walking back and realized I could stop off at the 7-11 and pick up a hot dog. I could stop at the CVS and pick up my perscription or get some ice cream. I could stop by Reruns or Takoma Underground and do some vintage shopping. I could get some good food at Mark’s Kitchen or that Middle Eastern place. I could go to Video Americain and get a good movie. I could get back on the Metro and check out a show at 930 Club. Hell, I could get some dry cleaning done. I ended up just getting a good movie at the movie store. But I realized that I dont think I could ever live in the suburbs anymore. There’s no reason to. I love being part of a diverse community. I love my city. I love DC.

In other news Emily posted a message on the community Listserv about wanting to know about basic plumbing and electrical classes taught at a local university, sorta like what Home Depot does, but not at Home Depot. Two days later one of the Plan Takoma peeps had a class scheduled at the local library by a university professor. The class was great. We learned how to wire a lightbulb with a wall switch. We learned about watts, amperage and current. He also took a ton of questions and answered some really obvious questions that actually turned out to be wrong. I knew a lot of math from my DC electronics class in college, but this was way more practical. This is the stuff that makes our ‘hood in DC the best place to live. Ever.

And since my studio went public, I’ve actually recored three bands in just a few months. I have one of those bands coming back in May and June to record a full length record. There is another person coming in after Passover to finish up a demo coming from Boston, I believe. And hopefully I’ll be recording with a musician from Baltimore doing a film score. The reception for my studio has been almost overwhelming. I never expected this much talk and traffic. But it’s what I love doing and I am not complaining. Hopefully soon I can do this full time and/or part-time and just do another job to pay the bills. Life is good. I am just waiting to get struck by lightning or something.

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