Archive for the ‘Freeschool’ Category


This Tuesday, last weekend.

November 4, 2007

Oh, first off, the future..
Inertia resumes regular hours of operation Tuesday.

And most secondly, more futurisms…

FNB Freeschool

Thirdly, the glorious past…

Touring with Vultures was amazing.
Thank you Matt and Lily in Tampa, Matt and Becky and anyone else who lived at that house in Orlando, Ali and Jenny and peas in princess beds in Orlando, and Joe, puppies, fires and crowd surfers in Deland. Pictures in our flickr page, linked to the right, and Lily’s flickr page, linked here.


Oct 16th Freeschool – Get a House

October 13, 2007



September 9, 2007

As mentioned before, Steve Sikes will be organizing the Freeschool classes at the new location.  Here’s a message from Steve…

Freeschool/Skillshare Project: coming soon to an Inertia near you.

The Good News: Freeschool is coming back.
The Bad News: We need something from you.

What we need is feedback. Looking back over the last year or so we have what we see as it’s successes and we have other things we see as failures.  But with the change in venue and such, we’re looking to make Freeschools better as well.  Help us out w/ some feedback if you would:

1) What do you think about Freeschools being centered more around issues that will help folks better their lives?  (think: less classes on papermaking and animal rights issues and more classes on resume-writing or how to get a better job, time-management, etc…)

2) What do you think about a skillshare program where folks sign up for projects they want to do in the community or even in their own apartments/houses?  (ie:  would you help a TOTAL STRANGER paint their living room or start a garden on a Saturday afternoon just ’cause they needed some help?)

3) The best one:  What classes would YOU like to see taught at a Freeschool.  Feel free to list as many as you like… suggestions are always welcome, and in this case… NEEDED!


You can email Steve at, or respond to these questions here as a comment.

Also an aside… We are officially closed now at the Heartworks location. Things are moving right along with the building. I could see us being open for business as early as September 12th. We’d still be putting up a sign and painting and plenty of whatnot, but our initial goal of having records and books available to the public should be met.   You’ll hear the official word on our ‘lite’ opening on this site.  So check back.


The New Space – 1520 N. Main St.

September 1, 2007


Here we go.  Tony Allegreti, Ian Rainey and myself recently got a great space at 1520 N Main St.  Inertia will be moving to this location.  Tons of parking.  The working title of the whole building is the Buyers Market Lodge, though Inertia will be situated with it’s own signage and entrance.  Actually the address on our door was 1520 1/2 N Main.  Our alley leads directly to a pub called Shanty Town, perhaps you’ve heard of it?  Ian Rainey, of Hip Hop Hell and Shanty Town, will have his record shop located just across the commons area in Buyers Market from Inertia. So… records! records!

We’ll be open as soon as possible but dates have not been announced.

Concerning our old space – Heartworks is not closing.  Some investors are giving it a much needed push to be open full time and ship shape.  Having a record store in the middle just didn’t make much sense.

Back to the new space, and what a space it is! More space means more projects for the community. 

* Tim, from the Jacksonville Film Festival / San marco Theatre, will be doing a film series at the new space.  Right on Main St – a group of late night picnicers watching a movie on the big screen outside.

* Steve Sikes, after finding his land legs from 2 years aboard the Sea Shepherd, and whom has always been enthralled with our Freeschool programs, has decided to be the primary organizer of the Freeschools.  Day and time pending, but it will be the same day and time every week.  The classes will offer the same programs we’ve had before such as bike repair, silkscreening, plumbing, composting, as well as programs like how to handle debt, how to write a resume.  So, stay tuned for that.

* Bizarre Market.  We’ve had a few people interested in being the primary organizer of Bizarre Market, and now we have TONS more space for it. Good things will happen with this.

* Wi-Fi. Free.

*  The Riverside Health Resource Center is super down for using some of the space for an outreach location.  So weekly free STD testing is on the roster.

* We’ve procured a projector, so video game competitons on the side of building are a full reality. Guitar Hero, or that 007 Golden Eye for the N64. Classic. 

* Oh, and speaking of games, the commons area will have a free / donation pool table, foosball (Europeans call it kicker man!) , ping pong, some swank couches, that Double Dragon Game from Shanty Town, and, as a friend described it in a bar to me last night, “a shoot em’ up video game with those two big guns.” Said friend promised she could procure that game for us.  So come play games and listen to records! 

* I mean, we are a bookstore.  Author discussions are going to happen, but until we can procure anyone big (at least to us) to come and talk about a book they wrote,  get a $1 cup of bottomless free trade coffee and talk to your friends about books you’ve read.

* We have space for shows. Live music. Think of those shows at The Pit in Riverside we’ve set up for the past 5 years… And the shows we’ve set up at our old store location… get stoked.   

This project is only possible because of benevolent landlord Mack Bissette of SRG Homes and Neighborhoods.  Also a big thanks again to Tony Allegreti and Ian Rainey, who, with this project, are helping to keep Inertia going.  

Tony talks about it more on his blog here. Thank to Joey Marchy of Urban Jacksonville for mentioning the space and taking that picture. I’m still kinda bummed my camera got stolen on tour in Europe.

Click on our New Items page here to scope out some new things we’ve ordered for the new space.



May 21, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


Tonight! May 15th

May 15, 2007

Teaching and Traveling Abroad


Composting Freeschool!

April 30, 2007