Sunday, March 11, 2018
EUGENE Fifth Street Public Market’s $60 million expansion plan released to Eugene, Lane County officials "The mood was giddy Friday on a downtown Eugene parking lot, where Eugene and Lane County leaders heard the details of Fifth Street Public Market owner Brian Obie’s $60 million expansion that they hope will transform part of the city’s urban core. Obie and his grandson, Casey Barrett, unveiled their large planned expansion of Fifth Street Public Market, the upscale shopping and hotel complex. The three proposed buildings would add more than 100 apartments, dozens of hotel rooms and retail and office space to the land immediately west of the market."
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Using creativity while still following rules and guidelines reminds me of Thelonius Monk's application of both in his music. Here's drummer Frankie Dunlop from an interview: Before all of the solos and all the rudiments and flashy throwing sticks up in the air and all that, which is good, but the main thing is what's keeping -and this is one of the things I loved about Monk, what he used to say -, keep the time. He said if you're going to do something make sure you can do it within the meter. I also found this quote from Monk: I say, play your own way. Don't play what the public want? You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing? even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years. However,Monk opined: At this time the fashion is to bring something to jazz that I reject. They speak of freedom. But one has no right, under pretext of freeing yourself, to be illogical and incoherent by getting rid of structure and simply piling a lot of notes one on top of the other. There's no beat anymore. You can't keep time with your foot. I believe that what is happening to jazz with people like Omette Coleman, for instance, is bad. There's a new idea that consists in destroying everything and find what's shocking and unexpected; whereas jazz must first of all tell a story that anyone can understand. Note: I wrote this out with pen before transcribing to blog bytes :)