Trip Start Jul 01, 2004
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And then I went back to Missouri.
Always there is change, but always there is comfort in things that don't change. The Ranch is always a place to find interesting people doing interesting things. This round: David, Ken and Ben. Ken does wonderful artwork, cooks, plays guitar and has proved to be a fucking awesome DIY carpenter. Ben's got the job you all wondered about: forestry and examining tree stumps (counting rings and so forth!). He's also in Foundry Field Recordings who are my new favourite Columbia Band. :)
The indepedent bookstore downtown is closing, however there's a new info shop on the Loop by the old Clovers health food store that puts on shows and art shows
True False is getting big for its britches and not sure how things will go next year. They'll have a new Ragtag/Uprise/9th St Video building on Hitt St. But the Missouri Theatre will be closed for the year so where will 2,000 people go for a film? And the way things are now - you can't just go see a film. You have to buy a membership to see all the films you want. They say that most people in the "NRT" line usually get in (when things are sold out they say "NRT" which means "No Reserve Tickets") but I can't imagine that working for many more years. So there'll be some big and small changes in the coming years.
Like always, there's love and frustration in CoMo for me. I'm a drifter so I don't quite fit in. I'm at the Ranch so it's hard to get around without a car. I have good times and bad and the heart of America. And usually its a daily swing...
So here's some pictures of CoMo this year. Nothing having to do with the festival. That is also one of the love/frustrations with me from everything from the way it takes up people's lives for 2 months to behind the scenes to the excitedness that yes we HAVE pulled this off again!