THIS IS SOMETHING I AM ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT, RECYCLING OLD FURNITURE, AND OTHER FUNCTIONAL OBJECTS. I ACTUALLY WANTED TO OPEN A SHOP WHERE I SOLD THINGS I RESCUED FROM THE REALM OF THE UNWANTED. GIVEN SOME IMAGINATION AND SWEET EFFORT..THESE THINGS COULD COME BACK FROM THE THRIFT STORE DEATH POOL. WELL HERE IS SOMETHING , NOT QUITE THRIFTY IT WAS A COMMISSION FROM A JOINT IN THE MISSION CALLED EL RINCON.
THIS PLACE IS GREAT, RUN BY MIKE A NIGERIAN WHO IS A MASTER FRENCH/INDIAN CHEF WHO RUN A CUBAN/MEXICAN RESTAURANT BY DAY, BUT WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN YOU CAN FIND ANYTHING THERE FROM JAPANESE GOTH ROCK TO VOODOO CABARET TO RUMBA, SAMBA, SALSA, TRANCE, DRUM AND BASS HOUSE, GANGSTA RAP, OLD SCHOOL PUNK OR ANYTHING YOU CANT IMAGINE, ITS AMAZING.
THE GREEN ROOM..THE GREEN ROOM.
THERE ARE ALSO SOME SHOTS OF A MURAL I DID THERE, THE ENTIRE ENTRANCE WAY..EXCUSE ME, ves·ti·bule OH, AND THE FOOT TALL WOODEN ANGEL CUTOUT WITH THE 7 FOOT WINGSPAN.
(I WILL HAVE BETTER DOCUMENTATION OF THIS ON MY WEBSITE SOON.)
History of the Dozens
The term "the Dozens" is believed to refer to the devaluing on the auction block of slaves who were past their prime, who were deformed, aged or who, after years of back-breaking toil, no longer were capable of hard labor. These enslaved human beings often were sold by the dozen. In "Still Laughing to Keep from Crying: Black Humor," African-American author and professor Mona Lisa Saloy writes:
The dozens has its origins in the slave trade of New Orleans where deformed slaves--generally slaves punished with dismemberment for disobedience--were grouped in lots of a 'cheap dozen' for sale to slave owners. For a Black to be sold as part of the 'dozens' was the lowest blow possible.".
SIDE SPLITING AINT IT?