After 6 years here at la casa NoV in west Golden, we are moving to new digs within the next couple of months. This is the move we didn’t see coming but now it has come to pass, and this week, the purging, de-cluttering, and packing has begun. So this summer will be completely different than the last 6…
And the month of June now will be spent purging and packing as well.
Anybody out there a big fan of moving? Yeah, neither am I.
I’d rather be hiking.
Erin and I would probably spend another few years here in the quiet oasis (bubble) we’ve created with our home, but the surroundings outside that bubble are what’s precipitating this move now. Long story short, the neighborhood had begun its precipitous slide downhill over the last 2 years or so, but especially over the last 6 months, aided and enabled by the City of Golden (boooo!).
The neighborhood wasn’t like this in 2015. Now it’s the constant construction, the increased traffic on the narrow streets, the un-maneuverable roundabout on the main thoroughfare in and out, the behemoth “luxury” garden duplexes, the eyesore to our immediate south, the nascent competition between two biker bars that will turn a half-mile stretch of West Colfax into mini-Sturgis this and every summer to follow. It has been the druggies and the “Breaking Bad” DIY meth lab in the trailer park (which the police, to their credit, did find and shut down), and the fence – the Goddamn tattered, ragamuffin fence of said trailer park which is owned by corporate slumlords based out of Chicago (hey, City of Golden, you ever hear of code enforcement?).
Erin has called it blight and she’s right. Granted, it’s far from the worst blight I’ve ever seen but it’s more blight than we care to deal with. This ain’t wine and it’s not going to improve with age. To the buyers of those new $700,000-$800,000 “luxury” eyesore garden duplexes, you’re going to just love your views of that trailer park and the ease of access into your new [overpriced] home. Enjoy! I imagine you will be talking to the City of Golden (boooo!) a lot in the years to come.
So, our house goes on the market in two weeks and we’re gettin’ out while the gettin’s good… Or as Chuck at the nearby U-Haul said, “Oh, you’re cashing out…” Something like that. Well, we won’t be going far… just 5-8 miles away, ’cause we’re westenders.
Right now I’m finishing up on current projects including the new 2-song single from Nights on Venus – “The Wheels Are Coming Off / Our Alternate Lives” – will be released on June 12th (6.12.18), about 3 1/2 weeks, in the midst of all the packing and general moving mayhem which I’m hoping can be kept to a minimum. The mixes on the songs are finalized and are going to mastering this week. And here is the preliminary cover artwork…
Final cover artwork may vary. We will see you next month, in transition.
The most recent releases from NoV are the 3-song single/EP “Snow Day” and the full-length album, “We Are All Haunted by Something“, both from 2017. “We Are All Haunted…” includes the 2-song single “Speed of Life” and “Confirm Humanity (I’m Not a Robot)”. All are available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, and Amazon MP3.
“Everything popular is wrong.” – Oscar Wilde