Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Introducing A.R.T.

It's been a while since my last confession. The time has largely been spent readjusting to life in New Zealand and getting A.R.T. sorted.

A.R.T. stands for Abbey Road Two (I rejected Abbey Road South early on for obvious reasons). It's my music centre: a place to store all my records, C.D.s, videos, tapes, 45s, music books, D.V.D.s, posters and my guitar. It's somewhere I will be able to use as an office as well. And it's all mine!!!

When we bought the property in Otane there was a state of the art stable for horses, 12 acres of land, a lovely house and a three bay shed with work room attached. Most of that fulfilled Jacky's dreams, but there was no area for all my stuff.

There was however a huge double garage that was all lined and ready for a conversion programme. So that's what we've been doing.

A.R.T. is still a work in progress. The builder (Cliff) has removed the garage door, put in a sliding door and windows, removed some interior walls and put in other walls so that the laundry and toilet area is separate. He's gib stopped the walls and now I have to redecorate.

All my stuff has been unpacked and is sitting in a pile in the middle of the room so that I can paint.

It feels great to have my vinyl now in my purpose built space. It's always been in cupboard areas away from sight. First record played was Frank Zappa's 200 Motels which I brought home from the UK via the UAE.

The next few entries will focus on the A.R.T. progress and my rediscoveries in the collection.

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