What Is A Boy To Do

…..that’s it….less than a crate of stock left…three items still to be collected….the large radio station record unit (that’s still in the pictures) has gone to it’s new forever home….

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…the record shop is finally closed….(apart for some tax stuff)…

…now I can have my hallway back….

…and my free time?….

…I’ll be dealing with these….IMG_0449IMG_0450IMG_0451

…75 or so “donor” paintings, just waiting to be “Otcopied”, that have amassed whilst I’ve been busy….

…(has anyone seen my paint brushes?)….

…(and why does there seem to be rather of a lot of wooden items accumulating ’round the house?…are they possibly associated with “Toneware”)….

….(hmmm, I’m going to be busy, aren’t I?).

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Bali Hai May Call You

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…any night…any day…

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….in your heart , you’ll hear it call you….

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….come away, come away….

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…bali haiiiiiiiiiiii……

 

…(tourist clicks from the US…best motel ever….ever….Indonesian tourist oil….reduced to $4 at a local charity shop….R&H….fuck yeah….)

Update

img_6518…so I closed the shop 12 months ago today…after creating record-retail panic by telling everyone I was closing, but they’d get to see all the “out the back” stock, over three weeks, before I shut for good…..I managed to walk out debt free and with enough cash to take a break… ….played a confusing prank on everyone who wanted to throw me a “surprise” party on the last day…which included putting up the above sign and going for a long drive on a beautiful sunny day without telling anyone….(first bunk day in seven years!)…

…not sure who organised the party…but I have my suspicions…

….last customer was by far the worst ever…

…(badly balanced beverage…un-contained crumb producing thing on a plate…arrgh!!)…

…but he’s poorer for the experience…as I am richer : )

…stood on the same spot for seven years…

…then walked across the road and asked for a job at the supermarket…

…now I wear a hi-viz, drive a forklift as an afternoon/evening storeperson and take home nearly twice what I was earning from the shop….

…aaaand I still spend my mornings redistributing the left-over shop stock on the internet….

…which is why I have little or no time to sketchbook or draw or blog…

…but am finding the occasional moment to paint…

…based on current sales figures, the remaining stock should be all gone in 3-4 months…then, when my time is my own again, I’ll see if I can remember how to guide a pencil round a page….

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…..sooooon.

 

2017

…last sunset for the weather tree……things were built……shit got real……Tiny Pieces of Eight played under a bridge… …well, next to a bridge, but still my gig of the year….

…then Dee bought me a kitty…

…so I gave kitty an octopus…

…and wrapped it up…

…and gave it back to Dee….

…happy new year….

…soon.