Nice The Pick Up Artist photos

A few nice the pick up artist images I found:

Collier’s The National Weekly (1902) … Don Towers of Cocoa, Florida..a/k/a Scrapdaddy (July 15, 2011) …item 2..The Solo (Carl Palmer) …
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“People are not finding jobs and still have bills to pay and mouths to feed. I have friends that didn’t have jobs, and I suggested to them that I see all these people picking up this stuff and turning it into money,” Towers said. “I said, ‘I’ve got a truck and you don’t, so come on.’ ”

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…..item 1)…..FloridaToday.com …..Lords of scrap….Urban scavengers in search of trash worth cash
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img code photo…..Don Towers…..a/k/a Scrapdaddy…

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Don Towers of Cocoa, above, also known as Scrapdaddy, says successful scrap collecting requires a willingness to get dirty, a sharp eye for value and hard work. / Craig Rubadoux, FLORIDA TODAY

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8:39 PM, Jul. 15, 2011

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The man known as Scrapdaddy gathers his hard-luck crew and heads out in search of treasure in the trash bins, driveways and garbage cans of Brevard County.

The 65-year-old Cocoa retiree, whose real name is Don Towers, once operated cranes at Kennedy Space Center. Now, on most mornings he sifts through discarded items, finding ones with metal worth extracting. He knows where to find bits of gold in electronics, how to strip copper from a television and where to bring an old car battery for the best price.

He once found a 0 ring in the trash. That hooked him on “scrappin’¤,” as he calls it.

“It is like a treasure hunt: When you open the lid and see something you can use and all of a sudden other things start appearing,” he said.

Towers, other scavengers and the recycling facilities that receive their handiwork have seen the field grow crowded as job losses and financial hardship drive more Brevard residents into the practice.

Towers, who draws an adequate retirement check, got into the business out of curiosity and because it was a way to help his unemployed friends. He has been a mentor to dozens of people who learned the business of scavenging metals from him.

“People are not finding jobs and still have bills to pay and mouths to feed. I have friends that didn’t have jobs, and I suggested to them that I see all these people picking up this stuff and turning it into money,” Towers said. “I said, ‘I’ve got a truck and you don’t, so come on.’ ”

On a good day, Towers and his crews of two or three generate 0 to 0 from the sale of metals and usable items.

“But it’s work around the clock,” he said. “You balance that off with the gasoline you’re burning and you may not be any better off. I’m retired and I’ve got a pretty good income; however, this economy’s sucking it down pretty quick.”

Towers generally splits the take and gets an extra share because he owns the truck the scrappers use. But he’s generous to those he works with, especially if they’re facing a financial crisis.

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…..item 2)…. youtube video … The Solo (Carl Palmer) … 2:41 minutes

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouJetiHNAv0

Uploaded by westenterprise on Nov 8, 2010

Prelude sequence to The Solo: a film by artist Andrew Cross featuring Carl Palmer. The film contains five solo sequences including a full drum kit solo of over 11 minutes. First shown at Ikon Eastside, Birmingham July 2010. For further information including public screenings -www.andrewcross.co.uk
DVD available from www.ikon-gallery.co.uk. It is a PAL version. NTSC version for distribution in the US will be available shortly.

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Music

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Carl Palmer drum solo Andrew Cross Emerson Lake and Palmer

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Dominic, an artist and merchant
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Image by NewsHour
Dominic, an artist and merchant sells drinks in front of the ruins of Port-au-Prince’s old Iron Market. He lost his son, his store, and all his art work in the aftermath of the earthquake, but still he tries to pick up the pieces of his life.

Shell Guide, by John Piper
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Image by Martin Beek
“Oxfordshire” A Shell Guide by John Piper
Piper’s guide is above all a personal look at the villages, architecture and churches outside Oxford, some notable omissions but like the Betjeman/ Piper guide it brims over with a feeling for the county, lovely illustrations and a collage by Piper make this guide one to seek out. One can tell Piper is a real enthusiast like his friend Betjeman, he is not afraid to criticize a building for its ugliness or a church for its short fallings. All in all a charming book which you may be lucky enough to pick up for a song!

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