New Smash! dresses from Barcelona for Summer 2015

Smash Audeley dress $75.SS2015

Smash! Audeley dress. $75. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

We have some new Smash! dresses for summer that just arrived.

Smash Bareket dress $79.SS2015

Smash! Bareket dress. $79. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

Smash Irataua dress $59.SS2015

Smash! IRATAUA dress. $59. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

Smash top $54 & Konnor skirt $69.SS2015

Smash! top, $54, & Konnor skirt, $69. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

Smash London maxi dress $80.SS2015

Smash London maxi dress with empire waist. $80. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

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Smash! KARENA tunic dress. Summer 2015.

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Smash! URBAN dress. $59. Summer 2015.

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Smash! MARLENA dress. Summer 2015

Smash Calliope dress $74.SS2015

Smash! Calliope dress. $74. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

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Smash! DELLA dress. $70. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.com

Smash.GRIMSBY.dress.$69.SS2015

Smash! GRIMSBY dress. $69. Summer 2015. photo by angelvancouver.comWe’ve just received some new dresses from the Barcelona brand Smash! for Summer 2015: Smash!

You can click on the Smash! button above, in the header, to see what we have in stock from the new Summer 2015 collection.

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Angel also is an official Desigual retailer. We have the largest selection of the Barcelona brand in Western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids.

Maxibags

You can fit a lot of tennis balls in a Desigual maxi bag, which we’ll have next week at Angel Vancouver.

We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, plus Desigual towels. We ship worldwide.

Special offer: Buy $200 and get 10% off.

Also, next week we will have some Desigual maxi bags that we will give away with every purchase of $169 or more.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is a new song, Rule the World, by Canadian band Walk Off the Earth:The band plays a sold-out show in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on Friday May 29, 2015. The group might be best known for its Gotye cover of Somebody I Used to Know, which had the five band members playing one guitar; the video has been viewed online 165 million times. Here’s the band’s latest cover of Rude by another Canadian band, Magic!, who dropped into my store last time they opened for Maroon 5 in Vancouver:While enroute to Vancouver, Walk Off the Earth band member Sarah Blackwood, who is seven months pregnant, got kicked off a United Airlines flight Wednesday because her 23-month-old son was crying. Click here to see the interview Sarah did with Global News about the incident, which aired today and has created an uproar on social media. The airline maintains Sarah and her child were removed from the flight because “the child could not be secured for takeoff.”

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The Look of Love by Desigual for Summer 2015

Desigual.MARTETA.HEART.bag.$119.SS2015We’ve got the Look of Love for Summer 2015 at Angel. Below are some of the items we have in stock that promote Summer Love looks by Desigual:Desigual.Osford.Yamileth.backpack.$105Desigual.LOVE.dress.$119.SS2015

These two shoes capture the coloured ceramic tile work of Barcelona's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. GEMMA sandals & JOSE lace-up runners/sneakers.  photo by angelvancouver.com

We love Gaudi! The tilework design is an homage to Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. GEMMA sandals & JOSE lace-up runners/sneakers. photo by angelvancouver.com

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Desigual MADE OF LOVE coat. $264. Summer 2015

Desigual NATALIE T-shirt. $84. The pattern is inspired by Barcelona's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, and his tilework. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual NATALIE T-shirt. $84. The pattern is inspired by Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, and his tilework. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

This is the back of the Desigual NATALIE T-shirt. $84.

This is the back of the Desigual NATALIE T-shirt. $84.

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Desigual NADINE t-shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual NADINE t-shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

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Angel is  an official Desigual retailer and has the largest selection of the Barcelona brand in Western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids.

We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, plus Desigual towels. We ship worldwide.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is The Look of Love by Vancouver’s Diana Krall:The song was written in 1967 by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was originally recorded that year by English pop singer Dusty Springfield:The same year, Nina Simone released her version of the song:In 2008, the Sex & the City movie soundtrack contained this remix of the Nina Simone version (Madison Park vs. Lenny B remix):

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New Angel hand-painted shirts — May 2015

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Justine Brown

Justine Brown used to paint Angel shirts 20 years ago, when our shop was on Robson Street. She went on to obtain a PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto, taught English literature at Langara College in Vancouver and became an author and tango dancer. Now she’s back! Justine recently painted almost two dozen dazzling Angel shirts for kids, ranging from Size 1 to Size 8. Below are some of her latest Angel creations, priced between $45 to $49.

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Angel bear shirt for kids. May 2015.

Angel.R acoons.May.2015 Angel.Coyote.May.2015 Angel.Leopard.May.20154 Angel.Wild.Animal.May.2015 Angel.Deer.May2015 Angel.kids.deer.shirt.May2015 Angel.Fox.image.May.2015 Angel.kids.cat.shirt.2.May2015 Angel.kids.Leopard.shirt.May2015 Angel.kids.cat.shirt.May2015 Angel.kids.Tiger.shirt.May2015 Angel.kids.Fox.shirt.May2015 Angel.kids.Bear.shirt.May.2015 Angel.kids.dog.shirt.May2015 Angel.Tiger.kids.shirt.May2015Angel.shirt.2.May.2015Angel specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing.  I also paint custom orders. You name it, I can paint it on a shirt.

Contact me by email (jackie@angelpaint.com) or you can reach me at the Angel store: (604) 681-0947.

We ship worldwide.

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And here are some Angel shirts that I recently painted:Angel.Frog.shirt.May.2015 Angel.owl.shirt.may.2015 Angel.cat.baby.sleeper.May2015 Angel.Heart.&.Ladybug.shirt.May2015 Angel.baby.cat.sleeper.May.2015 Angel.kids.long.sleeve.Tiger.shirt Angel.woman.Flower.shirt.May2015 Angel.cat.baby.sleeper.2.May2015 Angel.Oeopard.n.Panda.shirts.May2015 Angel.Wolf.shirt.May2015 Angel.Heart.n.Cherries.shirt.May2015 Angel.Parrots.shirt.May2015 Angel.Frog.2.shirt.May2015Angel.pink.panther.shirt.May.2015

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Angel is also an official Desigual retailer and has the largest selection of the Barcelona-based brand in Western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids.

We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, and Desigual towels. We ship worldwide.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is I Went to the Store One Day by Father John Misty, who plays the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Sunday May 24th:Here he is performing Bored in the USA on the Letterman show last year, which included a pre-recorded laugh track near the end of the song:Letterman did his final show this week, prompting The Globe and Mail to recall this first performance by Bob Dylan on Letterman with Los Angeles punk band the Plugz, who started off with a Sonny Boy Williamson blues song from 1955, Don’t Start Me Talkin’:Dylan and the band also performed a killer version of Jokerman, with Bob leaving the stage at one point to find his harmonica:The Plugz drummer, Charlie Quintana,  lived in Vancouver for many years; he recently explained how they came to be Dylan’s backing band on Letterman. Charlie later went on to tour with Dylan before joining punk rockers Social Distortion for 10 years. Here is Dylan and the Plugz doing Licence to Kill from the same show:And this was Dylan’s soundcheck from the 1984 TV show, when he started playing Treat Her Right, a 1965 hit by Texas group Roy Head & The Traits:

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Angel has new Desigual beach towels for Summer 2015

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Angel has four new styles of Desigual towels from the Spring-Summer collection.

Desigual.MADE.OF.LOVE.coat.$264.SS2015

Desigual MADE OF LOVE coat. $264. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual.Pilil coat.$249.SS2015

Desigual PILIL coat. $249. Spring-Summer 2015

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Angel has this Desigual blue suede bag with fringed leather, designed by Christian Lacroix. Spring-Summer 2015.

With the weather warming up again this week, we’ve got four different Desigual beach towels in stock. You won’t find these anywhere in Vancouver but the Angel store in Gastown. We also have new Desigual women’s coats, dresses, bags, scarves and some cool new duds for men:Desigual.towel.$84.SS2015 Desigual.towel.$84.2015 Desigual.Osford.Yamileth.backpack.$105 Desigual.Winnie Desigual.MALTA.AFRICAN.ART.bag. $104.SS2015 Desigual.BANDO.HEART.PUNK.bag.$64 Desigual.scarf.SS2015Desigual.BIRDIE.tshirt.SS2015Desigual.dress.SS2015

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual  for men, women and kids in Western Canada. We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops. We ship worldwide.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

We had quite a weekend. U2 played its first two shows of its 2015 tour in Vancouver, and the Dublin rockers even partied above our store one of those nights during a private party at the Diamond nightclub. Another Dublin musician, James Vincent McMorrow, played a free concert in Maple Tree Square, in front of my store, on Saturday night, and earlier in the day I saw actor/director William Macy get into a cab in front of my store:James.Vincent.McMorrow.bustour.May16.2015 McMorrow.bustour.2015 McMorrow.bustour.may16.2015 McMorrow.bustour.2.may.16.2015. William.Macy.Gastown.May.16.2015 William.Macy.and.Peter,Kennedy

BB-KingToday’s music video is Riding with the King by Eric Clapton and bluesman B.B. King, who passed away May 14 at the age of 89. He was known as Blues Boy when he was a deejay, hence the B.B. moniker, but his real name was Riley:This is U2 and B.B. doing When Love Comes to Town from Rattle & Hum in 1988:Here’s the New York Times take on the man who made his guitar sing:And finally, here’s B.B.’s first hit — Three O’Clock Blues from 1950:The Life of Riley, a new doc about B.B., comes out this week, narrated by Morgan Freeman:

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New arrivals: Desigual shirts & T-shirts for men, Summer 2015

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Desigual MADRAS PATCH T-shirt, $84, just arrived Monday at Angel. Spring-Summer 2015 collection

 

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Angel just received a new shipment of Desigual shirts and T-shirts from the Spring-Summer collection. We also have  Desigual jackets, pants and shorts for men: Desigual.TUCAN.PINA.shirt.and.Tucan.tshirt.SS2015 Desigual.man.TUCAN.PINA$84.ss2015Desigual.man.MADRAS.PATCH.Tshirt.$84.SS2015Desigual.Raúl.$219.SS2015 Desigual.MICRO.man.shorts2.$119.SS2015 Desigual.man.RAFA.shirt.$104.SS2015Desigual.man.Meltcrosed.shirt.$119.SS2015Desigual.PABLO.$44.SS2015 Desigual.GO.EXPLORE.tshirt.$84.SS2015 Desigual.EDUARDO.tshirt.$84.SS2015Desigual.CANCUN.polo.$84.SS2015 dESIGUAL.ROLL.tshirt.$74.SS2015 Desigual.man.FRAN.tshirt.$74.SS2015. Desigual.GUELITO.t-shirt.$84.SS2015

Desigual PABLOS jeans for men. $149. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual PABLOS jeans for men. $149. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual PABLOS jeans for men. $149. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual PABLOS jeans for men. $149. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. 20% off at Angel Vancouver during Gastown Shop Hop. We also have men's jackets, sweaters and pants.

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual EXPLORER jacket, $229, with PEDRETE shirt. Spring-Summer 2015. 20% off during the Gastown Shop Hop

Desigual EXPLORER jacket, $229, with PEDRETE shirt. $94. Spring-Summer 2015.

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Desigual plaid shirt from Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual JAVI plaid shirt from Spring-Summer 2015 collection. $104. Only M and XL sizes.

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual TONY t-shirt. $84, Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual TONY monkey t-shirt. $84, Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual LORER cotton short. $110. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual LORER cotton short. $110. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual FRUTAS Y LETRAS summer short-sleeved shit. $97. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual FRUTAS Y LETRAS summer short-sleeved shit. $97. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual MARC T-shirt. $66. Spring-Summer 2015.

SOLD OUT Desigual MARC T-shirt. $66. Summer 2015.

Desigual GARABATT  shirt $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual GARABATT shirt $74. Summer 2015.

Desigual JULIO short-sleeve shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual JULIO short-sleeve shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual UNDERGROUND tshirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual UNDERGROUND tshirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. 100% cotton. Spring-Summer 2015 collection for men, now at Angel Vancouver.

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. 100% cotton. Summer 2015 collection for men, now at Angel Vancouver.

Desigual FIRMIN shirt. $69. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual FIRMIN shirt. $69. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual ROCK CAN ROLL  tee shirt. $64. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual ROCK CAN ROLL tee shirt. $64. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual GUARISM cotton shorts. $104. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual GUARISM cotton shorts. $104. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual ELIAS denim shorts.

Desigual ELIAS denim shorts.

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Desigual DENIM PATCH shirt. $124. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual.man.Bermuda Pato De Gallo.shorts.$104.SS2015

Desigual Bermuda Pato De Gallo. $104. Summer 2015

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual  for men, women and kids in Western Canada. We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, and Desigual towels. We ship worldwide.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

U2 plays two concerts Thursday and Friday night (May 14 & 15) in Vancouver after spending a couple of weeks here rehearsing before kicking off their summer tour. It’s also a long weekend (Monday is a holiday but Angel will be open), with a free concert in front of my store Saturday that will include a number of bands. The featured act will be Dubliner James Vincent McMorrow, who begins playing at 7 p.m. on May 16th.

Traffic will be closed on Powell Street from Main to Abbott from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday; Carrall Street will also be closed.

Today’s music video is a 1994 performance in Spain of New York New York, a punk-opera version by German singer/actress Nina Hagen:On June 8, the Rolling Stones will release a remastered version of their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, including this previously unreleased extended version of Bitch:Here’s an acoustic version of Wild Horses, another classic from the new remastered Sticky Fingers album, which was supposed to be out this month but has been delayed by the cover, which will include a real zipper, like the original, conceived by Andy Warhol:This is a compilation of scenes from a Jean-Luc Godard film, showing how the Stones’ song Sympathy for the Devil evolved in the studio in 1968:The same year, 1968, The Stones wrote one of their finest songs, Gimme Shelter. This is one of my fave cover versions by Playing for Change, featuring musicians from around the world, including Taj Mahal, who will play the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this summer:Here’s The Rolling Stones live version with Lisa Fischer, who will be appearing June 25 at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (the vocals start at the 1 minute mark):

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10% off Desigual scarves & bags for Mother’s Day

Desigual.MALTA.AFRICAN.ART.bag. $104.SS2015We’re offering 10% off all Desigual bags & scarves from now until Mother’s Day on Sunday May 10th, 2015. We have dozens of new scarves and bags from Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual  for men, women and kids in Western Canada. We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, and Desigual towels.

Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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Angel has Desigual beach towels.

Desigual for kids is also on sale at 20% off this week at Angel.Desigual.scarf.SS2015 Desigual.bags.SS2015 Desigual.blue.white.purse Desigual.Heart.Punk.bag.$119.right.SS2015 Desigual.bags.SpringSummer2015 Desigual.MARTETA.HEART.PUNK.bag$119.SS2015 Desigual.MARIA.HEART.PUNK.bag.$84.SS2015 Desigual.BROOKLYN.TSUKIFLO.bag.$99.SS2015 Desigual London Medium Tsukiflo.$99.SS2015 Desigual.accessories.SS2015 Desigual.TWO.LEVELS.AMAZONAS.$84.SS2015Desigual.Geisha.Castro.scarf.$54.SS2015

Angel has a great variety of Desigual scarves from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Angel has a great variety of Desigual scarves from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s videos are by James Vincent McMorrow, who is from Dublin, Ireland. He will be playing a free concert next weekend on Saturday May 16th, 2015, right in front of my store in Maple Tree Square.LaVidaesChula Desigual.scarves.2.SS2015McMorrow will perform at 7 p.m. on the Red Bull Tour Bus, a 1967 GM bus that converts into a full stage with speakers and lighting gear. Red.Bull.Tour.Bus

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James Vincent McMorrow with band mates.

The free concert will begin at 3 p.m. with a DJ until 4:30., when Vancouver’s White Ash Falls will perform, followed at 5:15 by the folk duo Dicey Hollow, then the Alberta Cross at 6 p.m.

For free concert tickets, click here.

Powell Street will be closed to traffic from Main Street from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday May 16th, 2015.  Water Street (closest to the Gassy Jack statue)  and Carrall Street will also be closed at that time. But visitors will still be able to access the Gastown parkade, across from the Woodward’s building, from both the Cordova Street and Water Street entrances. There is also street parking on Powell east of Main and along Alexander Street, east of Maple Tree Square. Or you can ride your bike and park for free!

Hey, maybe Dublin rockers U2, who have been rehearsing in Vancouver for weeks and will kick off their 2015 tour in Vancouver the night before, will show up in disguise and perform like they did with Jimmy Fallon this week in a New York subway station:

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New Smash! for Spring-Summer 2015 at Angel

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Smash! URBAN dress. $81. Spring-Summer 2015

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Smash! MARLENE dress. Spring-Summer 2015

Smash!We’ve just received a new shipment of Smash!, another Barcelona brand at Angel:Smash!AllYouNeedis.Coluor.SS2015 Smash.GRIMSBY.dress.$69.SS2015 Smash Jaguare dress $72.SS2015 Smash!URBAN.dress.Spring2015 Smash Kerena Tunis $59.SS2015 Smash Calliope dress $74.SS2015 Smash Tapera dress $88.SS2015 Smash Grover dress $49.SS2015

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual  for men, women and kids in Western Canada. We also carry Desigual shoes, sandals and flip-flops, and Desigual towels. We ship worldwide.

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is PJ Harvey singing Down by the Water:Here’s another Down by the Water by The Decemberists:Colin Meloy live: Gee, I guess if you fall asleep down the water, you’ll get this song by The Drums:

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