MF Charlie Chan 5:58pm, 16 May 2008
Hey guys, just wondering if there is any interest in exploring the Old Carlson Bookstore in downtown Duluth. It is closed and up for sale. It will not be around much longer and it holds a lot of amazing things.

Please respond if you would be interested in setting up a time/date to explore.

-Jimi

ps: I used to have an office in there and still have keys.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I'd do it.
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Absolutely!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Not sure where/what it is, but sounds interesting. Id be game.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Yes yes yes!!!
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That sounds like a lot of fun.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I'm there. I work 8-4:30 M-F, so not then.

Jason
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
You know it boss!!

Duluth Sculpture Garden
Duluth Sculpture Garden (as seen from said photo walk location)
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
This is getting out of hand. I'm out, unless you want to break it up into small parties.

/me doesn't function well in mobs.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Kip's right -- we should really try to break it up some.

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Turn to Clear Vision 10 years ago
Sounds like fun to me. Just let me know when.
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
hmmm... since there were a scant EIGHT people that replied, if you include jimi... prior to you MOB comment... i must conclude that when you use the word MOB that you implied the following definition as defined by webster?

the lower classes of a community


my response? huh.

oh well. your loss. it's cool in there. perhaps you can arrange your own private tour?
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pH foto 10 years ago
I would like a go at it. I'm sure fellow photogs could be coaxed into ducking out or standing in as an "actor", when need be.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
It sounds like the dpg is having a gathering

count me in!
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I could be persuaded -- easily.
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duluthiscool 10 years ago


Jimi if not others would certainly work as acting stooges or otherwise... I asked him to jump and look like a dork... this is what I got...

Jump Jimi
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lets do this soon
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Barrett 10 years ago
Isn't that apartment where THE Bob Carlson lived? Yeesh, I'd hate to see that place under a blacklight.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
cool. i'm in
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manley.josh 10 years ago
count me in for this shindig
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Observation:

Everyone wants to go
Everyone is going to the next meeting
The bookstore is what, 3 blocks away from Fitgers?

Maybe before the meeting?
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Nate, you are like a wise old buddah! Nice idea
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
"But with hair" and less of a Milwaukee Tumor
MF Charlie Chan Posted 10 years ago. Edited by MF Charlie Chan (member) 10 years ago
Sweet, I'm glad people are interested. I just spoke with the owners, Bud and Heather Persgard and they said it's a go. They want to be there to make sure nobody gets hurt and what not. I'm thinking we can do it sometime on the weekend. How would Sunday work for everyone? Let me know, cause I want to make sure as many people as possible can make it.

Also, bring money cause they are getting rid of everything, at a discounted price. The photo book section is still pretty full. There are tons of books, records, posters, and underground comics.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
What time Sunday? It is real hit-and-miss with me with the timing.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I'm open all day on Sundays. We don't all have to be there at the same time either. The owners have been down there pretty much everyday now trying to get rid of stuff. I'll be down there tomorrow.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I may just swing in today. When will you be around?

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Yes when?
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Oh man, that is great that it is still stocked.

I want to go for sure. Let me know when the date is.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Questions:

1) Tomorrow as in what day?

2) Are we abble to get in if the owners are there and you are not?

3) Anyone want to go this afternoon? If it's a possibility. Nicole and I would really like to go.

For some reason Im really stoked about this, I always loved that place.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"Anyone want to go this afternoon? If it's a possibility. Nicole and I would really like to go."

I want to. I'll keep poking in here to see what goes on.

Jason
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pH foto 10 years ago
Shout out a time, will be there if I can. I'm only minimally preoccupied today.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
You guys up for 2 o'clock? We need to hear from Jimi.

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
2 would be exactly..........I mean excellent.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I sent an E-mail off to Jimi using the flickr machine.

Jason
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
Jimi.

Dude. You're in charge. Please post a specific firm time/date. Once people know what the specs are, they will modify their schedule to fit. It would be cool too if there was enough notice so that people could modify and/or plan their day... but most importantly... just say when. Specifically.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
JImi says, "We don't all have to be there at the same time either." and "I'll be down there tomorrow". Perhaps I'm misreading this, but there doesn't seem to be any conflict between those who have the luxury to be a bit impulsive and those who are stuck planning. As long as Jimi's up for it.

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MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
Sorry guys, I'll be there today at 2pm. The front door should be open. Just come on in and introduce yourself to the two older people there, they are the owners and are expecting you.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
i'm busy all day today...bummer. if there is a Bookstore Redux tour let me know.
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Suck! I am reading this at 3:30....
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
That place was unreal.......like, you have no idea.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I'm sure that Jimi will give a "redux" tour (perhaps next Sunday? Whaddya think, Jimi?). It was crazy there.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I've developed my B&Ws, they came out great. I will scan them this evening.

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I put some up. Left out ones of a particular room, must see it to believe it.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
Went very well today! Next sunday for sure! 2pm.
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Shoot, I will be up in the Gunflint for Memorial Weekend.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Ill probably be there again. There was just too much shock and awe the first time around. My brain needs some time to process it.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Me too. It was way too cool. I'm bringing a flash this time.

I've developed my colors. They are a so-so bunch, some good shots. I think I'll do only B&Ws next weekend.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Also, for those coming next weekend, you will probably want your wide angle lens.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
One more and then I'm done --

I am still thinking that this is best done in small groups. I would say, after being there, no more than 4 or 5. I'll only drop in next weekend if interest is low; I don't want to be clutter.

Jason
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Okay I haven't been on the internet in forever.
I loved reading in that place.
Is there anyway I can still get in?
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
You can still get in and everyone else still has some time. The building is up for sale, their are some serious people interested in buying it. Even if it sold today it would take a month or so to get everything out. But the Posters could be coming down sooner than later. It would be nice and sort of sad to get pics of the contents of the store slowing leaving. Bud and Heather, the owners are happy to let anyone in there to take pics as long as they are there and I'm there to be a guide. The only thing they ask for is a cd of images, which can be directed through me. They want some visual memories. Also, if you want to buy records, mags, etc. There are some sick deals. I'll be there on Sunday at 2pm unless anyone needs me their earlier.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Hey will you be at the next meeting to collect on images?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
I would like to hit it up this weekend. Where exactly is it?
MF Charlie Chan Posted 10 years ago. Edited by MF Charlie Chan (member) 10 years ago
It's kiddie corner from the casino, across the street from the Whore Shor(old Norshor.) The front door should be open around 2pm if not earlier on Sunday.
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Barrett 10 years ago
I wish it could be earlier than that. I'd love to buy some records, but I work at 2 on Sundays.
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Alright I'll do my best to remember Sunday at two :)
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
Barrett, let me know when you can be there and I'll see if I can be there.
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Barrett 10 years ago
Jimi: I'd be great if we could connect sometime tomorrow (Friday 5/23) in the early evening -- say around 5? 6? 7? Anytime around then would be great for me. You name it.
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Are you still going to be there at 2pm on sunday????
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I will be there today, sunday at 2pm.

Sorry Barrett, I had to work. We'll work something out for sure.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
It's Sunday! I'll be there at 2pm for anyone interested. Hit me up via email at iamthehighplainsdrifter@yahoo.com if you have any questions, I can get email on my phone so I'll be able to reply quickly.
Sarah Hengel 10 years ago
i wish i wasnt in North Carolina. damn it
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Man I spaced on this again!
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
No worries, I'm gonna be there again next Sunday. 2pm.
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K. Praslowicz Posted 10 years ago. Edited by K. Praslowicz (admin) 10 years ago
I'm kind of heart broken that Anal Girls dissapeared.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
Emily Hayes is to blame for that one.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Then I have finally found my nemesis.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I might have to come back again as well. Some of the stuff I've worked with so far I think is some of the best tri-pod work I've done in a long time This time I'll bring a huge effin flash light or something so I can compose and focus before I start getting dizzy and hallucinating again.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
Sounds like a plan to me. I need to get a print copy of that pic of me on top of the building. I love that pic. Thanks. See ya Sunday?
Turn to Clear Vision 10 years ago
I will be at the book store 2pm on Sunday. I hope to meet some of you guys there.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I hope that maybe I can make it this time.
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I might be there.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
sweet! i can make it this sunday finally!!!
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I'll be there at 2pm. See ya guys then
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Thanks Jimi,, I got the bird flu but oh well.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I like birds. What's wrong with Bird Flu, better than Razor Urine Flu.
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
He's got a point.
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I will not be at the bookstore on Sunday. But I may be there the night before with Jules. Let me know if you're interested.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Jimi,

How late Saturday? Are there, you know, LIGHTS in the upstairs of the bookstore? If so, I might be interested in doing some stuff when it gets dusky.

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MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I'm thinking late night with Jules and anyone else with their own lighting equipment.

I deliver beer till 9 on Saturday. So dusk may not work.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
strobist meet!!!
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