When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

11 April 2008

In the days we sweat it out in the halls of the New York Armory Show

E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg has a hobby renovating houses and is working on a profitable sideline as a real-estate developer:
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band had just finished playing a sold-out show at Earls Court in London, and Max Weinberg, the band's longtime drummer, was thinking about countertops.

Specifically, Kirkstone countertops. Mr. Weinberg wanted the pale green stone for the kitchen in the house he was building back in New Jersey. He knew the stone came from England, and he noted a kitchen-supply store they passed on the way back from the concert. The next day, the store's manager told him that it didn't stock the material but suggested he try the Kirkstone showroom nearby. Mr. Weinberg paid a visit and had the stone shipped across the Atlantic.
Born To Renovate (Wall Street Journal, 11 April 2008)

We all grow older and grow up, I reckon.

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