The government pretends to be interested in affordable housing, but now that housing is becoming truly affordable via falling prices, they want to stop it? Their actions speak louder than their words. "
[Reposted from Shannon Friedman's lj journal aka choiceful]
Just so y'all know, that unit in Tortuga is still up for sale. I
highly recommend it to anyone who might be interested in living with
friends and owning their own very inexpensive place.
I've been really liking it here a lot. And the atmosphere is very
chill. No pressure to be commune hippies, you just have your own
apartment, and attend a weekly meeting or social, if you feel like it.
Aside from that we just have a few big fun parties/year, and we see a
lot of each other individually, like meeting up to go hang out in the
hot tub. laughingstone and traumentwerfer are the usual suspects for
people who encourage others to come out of their houses and go play :) Owning, as opposed to renting, is really cool, because you can
customize your living space. Every unit in Tortuga is very different,
because we've all done something like putting in nice carpet or
painting the walls fun colors, or in one case, iron_sky tore down and
moved walls around.
In any event, if you're interested, or know anyone who might be
interested, do let us know. It would be nice to have some cool new
" The group has made no hard copies of its albums; no CDs have been printed. Nevertheless, they make their living on sales, having sold about 100,000 songs last year.
Pomplamoose is one of the first bands to be invited into YouTube's Musicians Wanted program, which is an ad-revenue sharing program. YouTube places ads next to or on a video, and then shares the revenue for that ad, 50-50, with the artist. Income sources like this allow for bands to survive without the help of a major label. "