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Re: “Local Artists Remember Ed Funk

My husband and I have known Ed since Dolphin was on Walnut Street. I moved my studio to Circle City Industrial (at that time the old Switzer Cummins Diesel) shortly after Dolphin. Frank Mayberry (Dolphin's owner), Ed, and I became good buddies. While Frank manned the store, Ed and I went out for lunch almost every day. There was a printing business located in the back of our building with two men (one in his 70's, the other in his 80's), and between those two and Frank, Ed learned just about all there was to know about paper. From 1998 until his move to Franklin, Ed was our house sitter from December through the end of March. I'm still finding guitar pics. Our cat, Cha-Cha, became Ed's cat during that time. We were a family of friends.

Ed was extremely knowledgable about many things - art, music, history. He traveled with the Navy, and we talked about his ports of call. Ed presented a different point of view. With Dolphin Ed was venturesome. A most important quality of his was that he could always be counted on, he did what he said he would, when he said it would be done. He was our good friend of long standing, we are sad with his passing. How important it is to be thankful of our friends and not wait too long between visits, and to tell them how much we care. With love to our dear Ed.

Martha Nahrwold, Five Seasons Studio

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Posted by MKWrite on 08/19/2013 at 9:27 AM

Re: “The Top Three

A tough choice, but if there are only three, then I reckon they'd be:

My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello. Growing up in the '70s in Kokomo meant heavily programmed FM radio, and lots and lots of repetition. The drum cracks off that opening followed by that kind of lurching reggae rhythm. It made me sit up and listen and feel like something new was coming. I was 17.

Exodus - Bob Marley. Jim Penman's dorm room. Penman was the older dude who did everything right, super cool, and I really didn't know anything about Marley or reggae, and when that album's sneaky intro faded up and settled into Natural Mystic, I immediately connected to it. Rhythm, rebellion. 19.

The River - Bruce Springsteen. A sprawling album, maybe too much so, but the combination of songs of desolation, loneliness and uncertainty crammed between exuberance and joy and limitless possibilities seemed to sum up how I felt about life at 20. And in some ways still do.

Thanks Ben (and all)!

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Posted by MKWrite on 07/04/2013 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Making Money with Art

Nice post, Mark, great to hear from you!

Posted by MKWrite on 06/14/2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Why Vinyl is Awesome

Vinyl can sound great and open and warm. We still have several hundred vinyl LPs. And just started buying the thick-as-countertop new models of classic albums. But we need new cartridges and belts, and frankly, our old turntables are probably beat. So there's that. But I also like the convenience of a cd or cassette for playing really loudly while we're breaking the speed limit.

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Posted by MKWrite on 06/05/2013 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Where to First Friday

Hey Alan...not that I'm aware of, though we're just building our calendar of events (and having arts organizations provide that content). Can't make any promises, but it sounds like a logical way of grouping that information. Thanks!

Posted by MKWrite on 04/05/2013 at 4:19 PM

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