"She was filled with regret before she died. She felt like she’d failed us as a mother tremendously."
"Did she say something to you about it?"
"She never said anything, so I don’t have any tangible proof that she had regrets. But she had a very bad substance abuse problem. And I know she always wanted to be a good mother. So I separate my mom from her disease. I always imagine that my mom and an alcoholic were living in the same body. And I know that my mom loved us. And that she hated the alcoholic."
CEMENT ECLIPSES @ CHIAPAS MEXICO
Artist Isaac Cordal (tumblr / facebook) - “With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being”.
Well nobody guessed it, so here it is: today Lowe Vintage acquired a Gibson F-5 mandolin, hand-signed and dated by Gibson acoustic engineer Lloyd Loar on February 26, 1923! This fine piece came to us by way of Jim Smith of Knoxville, TN, a retired Bell South man and mandolin player for Knoxville-based bluegrass bands “The Pinnacle Boys” and the “Knoxville Bluegrass Band”. Jim acquired this mandolin in September of 1968 when it was 45 years old. For those of you like ourselves who aren’t great with math, that makes this mandolin exactly 90 years old. We met up with Jim and his friend, a one Mr. Sonny Osborne, in Asheville, NC. After listening to Jim pick a bit, we hung around, swapped stories and shared some laughs before parting ways. We’re sure Jim is going to miss his Loar, but he’s left it in good hands. We appreciate the opportunity to help you find your dream instrument, no matter how rare!