Random Thoughts - A Modern Day Urban Blog

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Brooklyn burning, recording, triple crown fever

Hey all, i know, it's been awhile. i guess i should face the reality of the situation and admit once and for all that this blog will not be a frequently updated journal, rather a smattering of the best and worst moments in the world of Zor-Ton. First off Brooklyn is no longer burning, but about 3 weeks ago a few warehouses here on the Greenpoint waterfront went up in flames in a rather suspicious set of circumstances. The fire was only about .5 mile from my house and for a little bit, the neighborhood smelled of it's charred smoldering remains. It was a great building known for it's old school corriders that extended over the street to the buliding on the other side. The more tragic thing than the building going down is all the shadiness surrounding it's demise, it's still speculation. But what is known is it's in the ownership of a man w/ Alot of money who's investment's market value rocketed 1000% in a few years due to it being in a prime location for the big push to develop the waterfront here on the brooklyn side of the east river ( something that's been being fought over for awhile). anyway, alot of folks wanted to save the building from the marching destruction of "progress" and designate it a landmark. To make a long story short (too late) wouldn't you know, this 150 year old building went up in flames just like the owner's previous property that was being fought over elsewhere in brooklyn. 400 + firemen worked for over a day to put it down, some were injured in the process. Hope he has a good fire insurance plan, I bet he does. Hey maybe those multi-million dollar luxery, waterfront towers spanning 20+ stories into the air won't look too out of place in this neighborhood of 3-4 story homes? How will those views of manhattan be for all those not living in the buildings? pretty good, or...............The already crowded subway, will have it's hands full w/ the influx of thousands of new residents. let's here it for brooklyn!!!!

that recording process is still chugging along slowly, we're going back into the studio on sat. to try and finish mixing the album, it's been more than dificult to coordinate schedules, but it's coming.. and it's going to be Great. Hoping we can push it out to you, the hungry public before the end of summer, we'll see. we've got a few shows coming up one of which is a 1 day festival that i'm orginizing for July 29, it'll be many of our friends/ some of the most interesting bands in gotham, i do say.

Caught a bit of the horse racing fever again this year, quite a colorful sport this racing. The most exciting 2 minutes in sport. Havn't done too well on my picks but belmont's around the Corner. Barbaro (kentucky derby winner) suffered a vicious break to it's hind leg and seems to be on the mend. That seems to be the horse story that's captured the american public's imagination this year. replacing predecessors afleet alex and smarty jones' legacy as the horse of this year.

Going on a week long get awayw/ rose in a week to the beautiful outer banks of N.C. IT'll be good to leave the bustle of the city behind and see the outer banks before our expected brutal hurricane season starts. all for Now DZ




: Posted at 05:44 by ZorTon :

Brooklyn burning, recording, triple crown fever

Hey all, i know, it's been awhile. i guess i should face the reality of the situation and admit once and for all that this blog will not be a frequently updated journal, rather a smattering of best and worst of moments in the world of Zor-Ton. First off Brooklyn is no longer burning, but about 3 weeks ago a few warehouses here on the Greenpoint waterfront went up in flames in a rather suspicious set of circumstances. The fire was only about .5 mile from my house and for a little bit, the neighborhood smelled of it's charred smoldering remains. It was a great building known for it's old school corriders that extended over the street to the buliding on the other side. The more tragic thing than the building going down is all the shadiness surrounding it's demise, it's still speculation. But what is known is it's in the ownership of a man w/ Alot of money who's investment's market value rocketed 1000% in a few years due to it being in aprime location for the big push to develop the waterfront here on the brooklyn side of the east river ( something that's been being fought over for awhile). anyway, alot of folks wanted to save the building from the marching destruction of "progress" and designate it a landmark

: Posted at 05:44 by ZorTon :

Brooklyn burning, recording, triple crown fever

Hey all, i know, it's been awhile. i guess i should face the reality of the situation and admit once and for all that this blog will not be a frequently updated journal, rather a smattering of best and worst of moments in the world of Zor-Ton. First off Brooklyn is no longer burning, but about 3 weeks ago a few warehouses here on the Greenpoint waterfront went up in flames in a rather suspicious set of circumstances. The fire was only about .5 mile from my house and for a little bit, the neighborhood smelled of it's charred smoldering remains. It was a great building known for it's old school corriders that extended over the street to the buliding on the other side. The more tragic thing than the building going down is all the shadiness surrounding it's demise, it's still speculation. But what is known is it's in the ownership of a man w/ Alot of money who's investment's market value rocketed 1000% in a few years due to it being in aprime location for the big push to develop the waterfront here on the brooklyn side of the east river ( something that's been being fought over for awhile). anyway, alot of folks wanted to save the building from the marching destruction of "progress" and designate it a landmark

: Posted at 05:44 by ZorTon :