Author Topic: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I  (Read 3570 times)

dela217

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2006, 05:55:55 PM »
Graeme - It really is still a mess here.  But it is definately getting better.  There are houses in my neighborhood that had to be torn down because of structural damage.  I am still not in my home and it is coming up on a year since the storm!  You are right.  What is called the Lower 9th ward was the worst hit.  But there are other areas with just as much devestation.  It is strange that some areas did not get ANY flood water, but just a couple of blocks away, the water was up to the second story.  I guess you guys can tell, I have had my fill of Katrina.  Since the day I came back to this area, I have been working to rebuild.  Both my house, and where I work.  Hopefully we will be blessed in the future and not have another natural disaster.
 
On the bright side is that all of my neighbors have become much closer.  It is though we are unified, all helping each other.  Before the storm, I had dificulty hanging a picture.  Now I am a carpenter, electrician, plumber, and brick layer!  I have to admit that it has been quite a learning expierence.
 
Everyone here felt that Mardi Gras was neccessary and important.  It HAD to go on.  I was thrilled to be a part of it.  I had the opportunity to play bass in the Krewe of Endymion.  What a rush!!!  
 
The national guard was called in early on because the city was lawless.  People looting, and killing each other for gasoline.  Pity.  For a while though we were back on our feet with no help, but the crime got out of control.  There were many murders every night.  As soon as people started fixing up their houses, the stealing started.  Folks were stealing wiring and copper pipes out of houses just to sell it by the pound!  It got REAL bad.  I am glad the Nationl Guard was called back.  They really make a difference around here.  I go out of my way to let them know how much they are appreciated here.
 
I am very lucky.
 
Michael

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2006, 01:30:55 AM »
Bro Michael, I am with you and supporting on a distance. The National Geographic did an astonishing and breathtaking articl eonthe Katrina visit in New Orleans.
I was really wooried knowing you -and other friends- were in that mess!
Keep the good faith!
 
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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2006, 08:15:05 PM »
One of the few positive things for me about Katrina was that a little while back, Michael and I had the oportunity to have a little post-hurricane Alembic show-and-tell.  We got to take a little breather from re-building and shared some of our instruments.  Michael is such an expert.  I have to say I learn something new about Alembic every time I talk to him.  It is too bad neither of us had a camera that day. It was very nice to meet him in person as well as his lovely family. By the way Michael I do have a bass I would like to show you.  I am out of town at the moment but I'll call you when I get there.

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2006, 10:15:35 PM »
Thank you so much for that last post Michael.I'm sorry you and others are in that mess too but thanks for being a window into what seems to be another world.Like a science fiction tale.I just wish everybody Godspeed in getting they're lives back in order in New Orleans.Plus I hope 73-30 get's back to you soon.
To you and Jorge I say,Chin up.

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2006, 09:06:31 AM »
Apparently there is a new Spike Lee documentary about Katrina on HBO.  Unfortunately I don't get HBO, but my guess is that for those who do, it will be well worth watching.

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2006, 09:29:51 AM »
If suggestions for what to do with the bass are still being taken, then I'd like to suggest that it be made to look new again, but have some sort of inlay to commemorate(sp?) this event.

ajish4

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2006, 10:28:02 AM »
Like little MOP hurricane shape inlays?
 
(Message edited by ajish4 on August 21, 2006)

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2006, 10:35:50 AM »
I was actually just thinking that, or possibly something a bit more complex like a body inlay. It's up to the owner though.

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2006, 06:02:59 AM »
I'd like to see some progress photos.

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2006, 06:30:21 AM »
It's been mangled by something named after Saint Catherine, so a wheel might be an appropriate image -


 
Found here: http://www.catholic-forum.com/Saints/stc01001.htm

dela217

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2006, 06:45:49 AM »
I like both those inlay ideas!  But, I am leaving it in Alembic's hands.  When I talked to Mica last, I told her to do whatever they think is best to bring it back to life.  
 
From what I saw of that bass after the flood, I really thought I was just going to throw it away.  I had real doubts about it ever being playable again.  When I first talked with Mica about this projest, she told me Send us your worst one.  I feel that this one was the worst damaged of the bunch.  If it can be salvaged at all, I will be thrilled.
 
Michael

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2006, 07:53:22 PM »
This is like pimp my ride! Well...except you have to pay for it...

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2007, 07:01:54 AM »
Just read through this wonderful set of posts.  Michael, I hope things are improving for you all down there.  
 
Any news on the progress so far?

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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2007, 11:09:36 AM »
How's this coming along?
 
Peter
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Re: Resurrecting Michael's Hurricane Damaged Series I
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2007, 07:24:38 PM »
I have not heard any news.  I will have to call Mica and check on things.