Taylor and Shawn’s movie in Jersey was looking like a week of nights out in Cedar Grove, New Jersey at an abandoned psychiatric hospital from the early 1900’s. And while it’s fun to play out scenes from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” I’d much rather rig with Luis and Iris on Ken Shibata’s Tier 2 in the city, so that’s what I did yesterday.

We finished our rigging with the Greenpoint Terminal, which partially burned down last year, in part it was believed due to arson. The Terminal is part of the mostly abandoned industrial shipping waterfront of Northwest Brooklyn that in conjunction with Long Island City, is seeing rapid re-development with something 50 high rise condominiums going up between the Williamsburg bridge and the Queens Borough in Long Island City, Queens. It’s still questionable whether Zoe and I will be able to afford some of that sweet nouveau-luxe condo crap.  After rigging we electricians went to the Pencil Factory bar on Franklin.  $4 beer still seems like a deal for New York anyhow.

I uploaded a bunch of old photos in an attempt to backup my backup. I need the drive space, as I think I found the solution to the Lossless Audio playback dilemma. Zoe actually led me towards it. The problem is, if you have a lot of music you need a server, especially if you want to have the music sound just like your CD’s. The problem is how do you control that music? Turns out, you run the server/player “headlessly” that is, without monitor or keyboard. Then you control the music via your web browser on your BlackBerry, laptop, iPhone, whatever remote control you like, so long as it works with TCP and the internet. Genius.

These photos were from the Spring of 2004 in Ohio, after I came back from Germany, before my Grandfather passed away.

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