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Day two…

September 15, 2007

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Day one of opening went well.  Luckily the leak in the ceiling isn’t above any merchandise. My lunch break from work to spraypaint a temporary sign went well, though left me hungry.  Max offered his leftover mop and bucket from Mooncolony after Mr. Yusge drummer literally couldn’t hold (on to) his beer.  Oh, being by a bar will be fun!  Laurel Lee dropped off her donation of a coffee percolator, so we’ll have great cheap coffee soon – thanks Laurel!

All of these books from that previous posts are enroute to the store as I type.

The first day highlighted some things we should definetly have in stock (as well as re-stock). So here’s another order…

A.P.P.L.E. All Punks Please Leave Earth LP
ACID KING Busse Woods LP
AESOP ROCK + DEL THA FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN / RZA MF DOOM Think Differently Split 12″
AKRON / FAMILY Meek Warrior CD
BLACK LIPS Let It Bloom LP
CALLAHAN, BILL Woke On A Whaleheart LP
DANGERDOOM Mouse And The Mask LP
DIRTBOMBS Dangerous Magical Noise LP
MF DOOM It Ain’t Nuttin’ 12″
LOST SOUNDS Future Touch 12″
MASTA KILLA No Said Date 2xLP
MF DOOM Hoe Cakes 12″
MF DOOM Mm.. Food 2xLP+DVD
MF DOOM Mm…Food CD+DVD
MF DOOM My Favorite Ladies 12″
MF DOOM Special Herbs Vol. 9-0 2xLP
MF DOOM Yee Haw 12″
MF DOOM IS VIKTOR VAUGHN Vaudeville Villain LP
MR. DIBBS 30th Song 3xLP
NAKED AGGRESSION Bitter Youth LP
NAKED AGGRESSION March March Along LP
PELICAN Pink Mammoth 10″
REATARD, JAY Blood Visions LP
REIGNING SOUND Time Bomb High School LP
SOUL POSITION ( Instrumental ) 8,000,000 Stories 2xLP
TORCHE In Return CD + 10″
TYRADES S/T LP
WIPERS Is This Real? LP

This should be in by Friday (9/21).

See you soon! 

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Some New Books

September 6, 2007

Moving right along with the new space.  Painting is happening soon…

While you wait,  please visit our current five points location. Picking up a CD/LP/Book would be most helpful as we accrue some silly bills associated with opening a new place.

We’re also counting our pennies to buy new items.

Here’s some new book titles we’ll be getting next week.

* Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States – Jules Boykoff
* End Times—The Death of the Fourth Estate – Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
* Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority
* Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman On The Spanish Revolution – David Porter
* What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library
* Tipping the Sacred Cow – Brian Awehali
* My First Time – Chris Duncan, editor
* Pacifism as Pathology – Ward Churchill
* Talking the Walk: A Communications Guide for Racial Justice – Hunter Cutting
* Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements And The Decolonization Of Everyday Life – George Katsiaficas
* Anarchism in America DVD – Joel Sucher
* Igniting A Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth – Derrick Jensen
* Sticker City: Paper Graffiti Art – Claudia Walde
* Wall And Piece – Banksy
* Style Wars DVD – Tony Silver
* Street Art Workers: Land & Globalization Poster Book – Josh MacPhee
* Putting The Pieces Together: The Graffiti Model For Indie Filmmaking – Benjamin Morgan
* Can Control: Graffiti Magazine
* Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne – Banksy
* Kill Your Idols – Glenn Branca
* We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews – Winston Smith
* The Day The Country Died: A History Of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984
* The Day The Country Died – The DVD
* Sounds Of Your Name – Nate Powell
* Don’t Need You: The Herstory Of Riot Grrrl DVD – Kerri Koch
* Afro-Punk DVD
* Straight Edge: Hardcore Punk, Clean-Living Youth, And Social Change – Ross Haenfler
* Fuck You Too: The Scrapbook And More – Glen Friedman
* I Wish There Was Something That I Could Quit – Aaron Cometbus
* No Comply: Skateboarding Speaks On Authority – Chris Long
* Getting Off: Pornography And The End Of Masculinity – Robert Johnson
* The Guide To Getting It On!: America’s Coolest And Most Informative Book About Sex
* Sexy Mamas: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids – Cathy Winks
* Box Lunch: The Layperson’s Guide to Cunnilingus – Diana Cage
* Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines For Responsible Open Relationships – Wendy-O Matik
* The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop – Gregory Dicum and Nina Luttinger
* Beat the Heat: How to Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement – Katya Komisaruk
* Marijuana Grower’s Guide – Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal
* Acid: A New Secret History of LSD – David Black
* Legal Highs – Adam Gottlieb
* The High Times Reader – Johnny Rotten
* Food Not Lawns: How To Turn Your Yard Into A Garden And Your Neighborhood Into A Community – Heather C Flores
* Behind The Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals DVD – Ingrid Newkirk
* Diet For A Dead Planet: How The Food Industry Is Killing Us – Christopher Cook
* Animal Ingredients A-Z, Third Edition – E.G. Smith Collective
* Living In The Raw: Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle – Rose Lee Calabro

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New Place, New Stuff

August 31, 2007

Details on new place forthcoming… (Scope a more recent post here with the details.) But we’re moving to bigger and better things for sure. 

In anticipation of glorious days to come, starting to order more to fill this amazing space. 

So click on our New Items page here.

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Get Me Back! Zine, Dessert Storm

July 30, 2007

The new issue of Give Me Back will be at our steps shortly.  Here is the Give Me Back website, tho they don’t really mention the new issue much, it’s a good way to get in touch with them. The new issue features Deep Six Records, Des Ark, Hey Girl, Daitro, World/Inferno Friendship Society, and lots and lots of photos, columns, and reviews. Free from Inertia shortly.

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Dessert Storm is the name of the band.. and these sugar addicts are causing quite a stir. You can access the Dessert Storm myspace page here to listen to some hot tracks.  Support there scoops!  A few guys from a few bands you might know.  From Florida ol’town – Para La Guerra, and RVA’s Pink Razors.

Here are some silly things they write…

“after much deliberation for/against internet self-pushery we (some of us) decided why the hell not. the internet ruined everything but then again so did the printing press. so did freedom of speech but there’s only so much you can fight against, really. so here we are face to face, we forget time and place. hold me now, don’t let go though it hurts and we both know the time we spend together’s gonna fly and everything you do to me is gonna feel so right. baby when you’re loving me i feel like i could cry cause there’s nothing i can dooooooooooooo to keep from loving yoooooouuuuuuuu. (end scene) (thank you)”

” …you can have a good time, have a few beers and make it home in time to get a good night’s rest before you go to work in the morning for the man, you corporate slut. and that’s about all.”

Oh, and speaking of new things. Check out our new item page. NOICE!

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New stuff on the way!!!

July 5, 2007

I’m in Germany right now and coming home soon.  I’ll have a full post about tour at some point, although with many less photos than I would like since my camera was stolen in Bremen. 

Quickly though, as these internet cafe’s will eat your Euros – Touring Europe is amazing.  Every show had food for us and provided a place to stay. Lots of shows were at squats, sometimes for over 20 years old had these buildings been reclaimed.   Many of the shows were in Germany, and they were all amazing.  The Netherlands shows were both great, one of which was Thrashfest.  We played two shows in Northern Italy, traveling through the Alps en route.  These were very very small towns of amazing people who had a great time and made us feel very welcomed.  The first Italy show was at the towns community center, where we played to a bunch of children and people hanging out at what I think was the only bar in this village. Shows in France were great Lyon, a city I am not remembering the name of right now, and Paris.

Throughout the whole experience I was meeting people I’ve talked to online, sold records, and traded records with for years – through the label and mailorder.  And I traded a bunch more records in my visits. That is not on this list of new items, but will be when I get home…

Essentially, touring Europe made me very excited about Jacksonville and full of new ideas to bring to it.  See you soon!

And here’s some new stuff we’ll have on our shelves in less than a week.

ALIAS Muted 2xLP
ALIAS Unseen Sights 12″
ALIAS AND EHREN Lillian 2xLP
ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND Ekranoplan LP
ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND S/T LP
AWOL ONE & FACTOR Only Death Can Kill You 12″
B.U.S.H. New American Century LP
BAD RELIGION New Maps Of Hell CD
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE And This Is Our Music 2xLP
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Vol. 2 2xLP DEACON, DAN Spiderman Of The Rings LP
DINOSAUR JR. Beyond LP
DINOSAUR JR. Dinosaur Jr. DVD
GOLIGHTLY, HOLLY & THE BROKEOFFS You Can’T Buy A Gun When You’Re Crying CD
HIGH ON FIRE Art Of Self Defense LP+7″
JEDI MIND TRICKS Legacy Of Blood 2xLP
JEDI MIND TRICKS Visions Of Gandhi 2xLP
JESUS LIZARD Live DVD
LADYTRON 604 2xLP
LADYTRON Light & Magic 2xLP
LADYTRON Soft Power 12″
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM North American Scum 12″
MAXIMUMROCK’N’ROLL Issue # 290 – July 2007
MELT BANANA Bambi’s Dilemma LP
MF DOOM Mm…Food CD+DVD
NEUROSIS Given To The Rising CD
NEUROSIS Given To The Rising 2xLP
OM Conference Of The Birds LP
OM Conference Of The Birds CD
OM Variations On A Theme LP
OM Variations On A Theme CD
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF My Vinyl Weighs A Ton 2xLP
QUASIMOTO Unseen 2xLP
SAGE FRANCIS Makeshift Patriot LP
SLEEP Dopesmoker 2xLP
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG What’S My Name? 12″
SONIC YOUTH A Thousand Leaves 2xLP
SONIC YOUTH Daydream Nation 4xLP
SONIC YOUTH Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities 2xLP
SONIC YOUTH Goo 4xLP
SONIC YOUTH Rather Ripped LP
SONIC YOUTH S/T LP
SULTAN, MARK Sultanic Verses LP
WITCH S/T DVD
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH Cease To Exist DVD
XIU XIU Chapel Of The Chimes LP
APHEX TWIN / Analord 10 / PIC. DISC
AESOP ROCK / Labor Days / 2LP
EL-P / FanDamstrumentals / 3LP
RJD2 / Dead Ringer / 2LP
MR. LIF / I Phantom / 2LP
RJD2 / Since We Last Spoke / 2LP
DISCHARGE / Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing / LP
BLACK SABBATH / Vol. 4 / LP
VENOM / At War with Satan / LP
MARLEY & THE WAILERS, BOB / African Herbsman / LP
MARLEY & THE WAILERS, BOB / Soul Rebels / LP
GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE / The Message / LP
MALCOLM X / His Wit and Wisdom / LP
MAYFIELD, CURTIS / The Makings Of Curtis Mayfield / 2LP
JOY DIVISION / Les Baines Douches Vol. 1 / LP
JOY DIVISION / Les Baines Douches Vol. 2 / LP
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS / The Psychedelic Sounds Of: / LP
T-REX / The Slider / LP
CASH, JOHNNY / Now Here’s Johnny Cash / LP
MEYER, RUSS / Lorna/Vixen/Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry: Latin America Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Electronic Toys Volume Two / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry: Asian Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Doob Doob O’ Rama 2: More Filmsongs From Bollywood / LP
VA / Asian Takeaways / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry – Japanese Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry – British Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry – African Psychedelic Music / LP
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music / CD
VA / Love, Peace & Poetry – Turkish Psychedelic Music / LP
APHEX TWIN / Come To Daddy / 12″
APHEX TWIN / Windowlicker / 12″
PREFUSE 73 / The 92 Vs. 02 Collection / 12″
PREFUSE 73 / Extinguished / CD
PREFUSE 73 / Extinguished / LP
PREFUSE 73 / Hideyface (feat. Ghostface & El-P) / 12″
APHEX TWIN / I Care Because You Do / 2LP
BOARDS OF CANADA / Twoism / CD
BOARDS OF CANADA / Twoism / LP
BOARDS OF CANADA / The Campfire Headphase / 2LP
PREFUSE 73 / Security Screenings / CD
PREFUSE 73 / Security Screenings / LP
AGAINST ME! “Reinventing Axl Rose” LP
HOT WATER MUSIC “The New What Next” gatefold cover LP
AGAINST ME! As the Eternal Cowboy LP/CD
CLOROX GIRLS J’aime Les Filles LP
DEFIANCE, OHIO Share What Ya Got LP/CD
DEFIANCE, OHIO The Great Depression LP/CD
GHOST MICE / ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD CD
INDIAN SUMMER Hidden Arithmetic Discography CD
JUD JUD X The Demos X 7″
MAGRUDERGRIND Rehashed LP/CD
MODEST MOUSE Modest Mouse(the fruit that ate itself) CD
OPERATION CLIFF CLAVIN Who Needs Electricity? CD
PROPAGANDHI Live From Occupied Territory DVD
SHELLAC Excellent Italian Greyhound LP/CD
THIS IS MY FIST A History of Rats LP/CD
FAKE PROBLEMS “How Far Our Bodies Go” LP/CD
BIG BLACK Bulldozer 12″
EXPLODING HEARTS Guitar Romantic LP
STRAWMAN The Lottery/Shoot Me Up LP
THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB Dance Party With… 10″/CD
THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB Front Seat Solidarity LP/CD

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American Cheeseburger, Bizarre Market, new items

May 23, 2007

I’m madly condensing posts here since I’m madly handling other stuff – mostly record label and Europe tour stuff. Getting that Environmental Youth Crunch LP done before tour as well as represses of the split 7″ with Defiance Ohio. Having no internet at home is starting to take its toll I think, but no way in hell I am buying it. I’d rather release records and get new stuff for the store – plus I am only home to garden, eat and sleep.

The freeschool on bike repair had a small turnout – but that actually worked great. Every person got to bring their bike inside and address individual problems one on one to use as examples for everyone else. Very rad. Thanks again to Joe Gaskin, who squeezed this freeschool in-between some traveling with the punx and an upcoming 6 month trip to Africa. Joe is amazing.

Ok, just a gentle reminder of some rad happenings for this week. Tonight at Shanty Town is a free show. American Cheeseburger bring flannels and thrashin punk from GA. Dylan with the fancy French last name I can’t spell made this rad flyer.  Listen to American Cheeseburger here.  

American Cheeseburger

And then this Saturday..

Bizarre

Scanning my brain for some particulars…. The people from Assemble will have a table and are teaching classes on making LED throwies and Fabric Pinwheels, I’m not even too sure what these are, but I’m excited to find out. More info here. Flo, Becky and Alex are making baked goods to sell as a fundraiser for Flo’s cat, who recently died but left her some expensive vet bills.  Librarian Laura has rescued some kittens and will be giving those away. She said they are even potty trained.  A lady with an engraving machine will be there. I think (I hope!) she can engrave bikes – that’d be rad! Gilmore St and represents strong with a full table of records and punk-a-phernalia.  Hand blown glass vases and glass sculpture.  Lots of hand made amazing things.  Tables of comics, clothes and randomness.  I think this will be wonderful.  

Speaking of wonderful things, last Sunday EYC played in Tampa with The Ergs and Lemuria and loved it. We have new albums by both these bands at the store.  Alex Kerns, drummer of Lemuria, runs a rad label called Art of the Underground (more drummers who run labels, yes!).  Anyway, the label has a great mailorder 7″ single series, which people subscribe yearly too.  More info on his label and all here. He’s also a really nice guy.

Seven Inches to Freedom

Another brilliant part about that Tampa show, I mean besides listening to lots of Madonna and Infest and getting to drive back that night for 3 hours of sleep before work, was seeing those wonderful Ft. Myers guys from the band Merkit. They played The Pit a while back, and I released a 7″ with them. 

Long story short, Joe of Merkit has a zine called Seven Inches to Freedom.  I’ve gotten the past issues, and love them. And now we have the issue in the store.

From the site – “This one looks killer and I think has the best content yet. In this one there is a history/HUGE discography story on the mighty ENEMY SOIL, Tips of DIY touring, A feature on some of the worst records i’ve ever bought…and some tips that will hopefully save you from making the same mistakes i did. There are 3 “My First Record” Stories, a write up on the NO SECURITY/DOOM split for the Best Record Ever!?! contender, Reviews, Columns & I asked a group of punks about their Top 5 NON-PUNK records! That plus some stuff I know i’m forgetting. The cover to this was done by Sean Fitzgerald of Protest Zine plus some awesome art from Kris Garcia inside! All of this and suprisingly, NOT THAT MANY TYPO’S!!!” More info here.

Upcoming interviews with Brett of… that corn field, on the corner of Park and Forest St, and The Firefly show and community space in Miami.  Let’s learn from communities at home and abroad!  

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Interview with Mia Clark of Art House

May 9, 2007

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I caught up with Mia Clark who is opening a crafty new place called Arthouse. The space is located on 1506 Hendricks Ave, between the Jaxcore Skate Shop and Jackrabbits, in San Marco. The shop isn’t all set up yet, but the opening night is set for Friday, May 25th from 7pm till whenever.

Artists and craftpersons wishing to put things on consignment can contact Mia through the Arthouse myspace page here.

On to the interview…

First off, who are you and what do you do?

My name is Mia Clark. I’m a “Creative” who has been earning a living working as a Librarian for the Jacksonville Public Library’s Main Teen Department. Before moving to Jax around five years ago, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for nearly ten. One of the most exciting things about living there during that time was experiencing the urban explosion that took place following the 1996 Olympics. Though moving to Jax was quite a culture shock, it has provided me with another opportunity to live in a cultural scene that feels like it is about to burst. Add to that, what’s really exciting to me is that on this go-around, I hope to be more actively involved and to even add to the local flavor.

What kind of things will the store be carrying?

The concept for ArtHouse was inspired by Savannah’s own shopSCAD. Like shopSCAD, ArtHouse is a smallish “gallery store” featuring local art & design objects which will be displayed using a personal collection of vintage and contemporary furnishings and accessories. In this sense, it is not at all like a traditional white-walled gallery space. The shop will carry all sorts of handmade artwork including paper crafts, prints, illustrations, paintings, wall hangings, clothing, purses, jewelry, household goods, you name it. I really don’t want to control the type of artwork that is in the shop, though I do want it to have a certain feel-good quality that adds to the visual poetry. I’m unapologetically interested in creating an atmosphere that reeks creativity and style without too much heavy social commentary. In other words, it’s designed to appeal to all of the senses for the purpose of enjoyment alone.

arthouse2.jpgWhat is you inspiration for this place?

Artists, designers, shops (especially Savannah College of Art & Design’s shopSCAD, Atlanta’s Lakewood Antique Market, Providence, Belvedere, and City Issue, and San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace), magazines (Domino, Fiberarts, Dog Eared), and Art Basel, to name only a few.

What are your short term and long term goals for the space?

On short term basis and for the sake of sanity, I’m referring to ArtHouse as “an expensive hobby” that I hope will be a lot of fun. However, in long term thinking, I’d love for the shop to act as a fair art market that will help to grow the creative community. Add to that, I think it would be really cool if the shop became a recognizable and even sought-after spot on the Jacksonville map. Beyond that, I’d love to even do some Art Consultanting and Styling by placing artwork in living spaces.

Where the shop is located is by a music venue, a music store and a skate shop. How do you feel about the locations neighborhood? Do you forsee opportunities for synergy with these other shops or is the fact that you are surrounded by other small independent businesses enough?

The latter…As far as the location goes, the funny thing is that over a year ago I remember driving by the shop and thinking “That would be a cool space for a shop” before I was aware that I wanted to open one! I love the location, (neighboring Brunet-Garcia, Jack Rabbits, and the San Marco Library), and I think it appears to becoming part of an emerging Jax design district. Add to that, the guys at Jaxcore Skate Shop and the building residents are friendly and supportive. As far as synergy goes, from what I gather, the Jaxcore guys and I are supporting each other through our similar business visions. We both have full-time day jobs with a “hobby shop” on the side. We’re also totally doing business for the love of it and the idea that we would like to blend our personal and business lives into one. In other words, though it may sound crazy from a business perspective, the ultimate goal is not the bottom line. Instead, it is to build an ultimate lifestyle which includes learning how to support ourselves through our passions and creative efforts.

Speak to any problems you think you may encounter with the space. I know that having a full time job and a store can be a challenge. How do you envision dealing with this?

You know, it doesn’t take much mental digging to reveal an ugly list of could-be problems. For starters, everyone knows about the sewer and water drainage problems in the San Marco area. The good news is that the shop sits high and is well insured. Also, most of the art will be off of the floor. So, unless we experience a major act of God, we should be alright. As far as balancing full-time work with the shop goes, I feel that juggling work and grad school for over two years gave me great practice. Only this time around, I’m completely self-directed AND doing what I love. Otherwise, I’m not kidding myself, I know I’m gonna be tired, scared, and excited for who knows how long. The good news is, I think that the outcome will generate energy instead of draining it.

How long have you been involved with the craft / design scene in Jacksonville at large? …and in what capacity?

arthouse1.jpgIt depends on who asks, right? As far as being involved in the local scene goes, I’d say I’ve been holding a fairly low-key position. Still, I’m aware of what’s going on around town and especially downtown at JPL, Art Walk, Burrito Gallery, MOCA, TSI, Opaq, Assemble, CREATEjacksonville, Inertia (of course), and through the Cultural Council, to name a few. I also have a local group of good art-buddies like Marie Myers, Christy Adams, and Caroline Daly. In all honesty, beyond that, I think that if I was more involved, I would never have done this because of being overwhelmed and too afraid to take the risk.

Has working in the library’s Teen department allowed you to merge the crafts community and your library programming? How has these worked out?

Absolutely — Working at the library has allowed me to develop my art & design skills outside of the personal realm. I have had a blast developing and exhibiting programs and media for our department including special projects like “Obsessions & Confessions,” the Post-it walls (pure rip-off, I know), the Eye of Horus, Book Arts, Found Poetry, Poetry Jam, etc. As city people, we also have to market and promote our services. This aspect of the job forced me to learn how to design for public spaces and interests, as well as how to sell our programs. Add to that, when it comes to working with teens, I love their energy & spirit and I’ve enjoyed following trends and basically researching and creating library-related stuff around a lot fun themes.

Assemble is a rather similar craft store in the works. What’s your relationship to them? How do you feel about Assemble? How do you feel your niches will differ?

You know, it’s funny, you sent me Joey and Mackenzie’s info the very same day that I learned about Assemble from their urbanjacksonville.info blog. Actually, I had a nice long phone conversation with them a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t take me long to admit that when I first heard of them I thought “Crap! There’s another like-business opening and its way cooler”. Then I realized that’s silly thinking and I will not buy into some lame idea that we will be competing or that Jacksonville cannot support us both. Add to that, though may be somewhat similar, our market and focus is different. As is, ArtHouse will have some craft works but, it is not exclusively craft and education-oriented…At the end of the conversation, it felt great to know that we really are interested in the same ideas revolving around creating and supporting the creative community in a non-competive form which includes our own businesses. Thanks for the interview and all that you do Josh.