I was awake at 2 am when I got an email from a residency application I had randomly submitted last year(2016).It was from Art OMI and I thought it was another rejection letter(I had gotten so many of those for a while).I scroll down and it says, "We are pleased to inform you that you've been selected as one of the fellows for Art OMI Music Residency in New York! Please let us know by email if you're taking the residency.If you can't,also let us know,so we can give your spot to someone else" What?!! You already know what my answer was. I wasn't so sure where funds were going to come from but I knew I was going for it.I didn't get it just to do nothing about it!
Few months pass, I get my visa and New York is calling! I was nervous and excited at the same time. I spend a day in Manhattan and then head to Art OMI grounds.It is beautiful(I'm still here as I write this). I do not want to leave. The experience is one of those I'm not forgetting in a hurry. The trees, the deer, the fresh,organic food, the wine, the scenery, the walks from my house to the barn, the Silo + Barn sessions,the banter-especially at dinner,the people. and most of all the musicians from different countries I got to meet and share music with.
You can see some photographs I've taken by clicking on the button:)
These are my photographs of vintage radios I saw at a Miliki in Lagos,Nigeria, made in the 50s, 60s and the 70s. Amazing thing is,they all work!
You are possibly wondering how you (if you are a vintage lover as I am) could get a radio or two,right? Sadly,none are for sale and understandably so.
They are such collector's items:)
Panasonic R-72( Toot-A-Loop Radio.
A Bite Of The Apple.