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Funkboy makes the NY Times Real Estate Page

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by silvertone, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
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  2. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Ivan is a great bassist, we've spoken a few times and have a lot of mutual friends, but haven't met in person. All of the mutual friends speak highly of him.

    But wow, high 300's and 700/month maintenance for 950 square feet. I'm in jersey and its not much better, but that's really high.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I don't know him well but I do know him. Nice guy, killer player. But man, how important can living in NYC be where you'd pay that kind of money for a 900 sq ft apartment??? In Florida, you can get a 4 bedroom house with 3x the square footage for less than that!
  4. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Believe me, I know! I want to get out of NJ really badly. It's a strange thing though, I live 10 miles from Manhattan, and on days like yesterday that was a 30 minute trip including parking. Then there's other days where that's a 2 hour trip. I know Ivan was doing a lot of Broadway subbing at one time a few years ago (I'm not on social media anymore so I don't know what anyone is up to) but also working with a lot of the same oldies artists you do, which is often not in the city. So it's a double edged sword.

    When I was in the Sarasota area last year for a gig, I really enjoyed the area - granted it was April, so not terribly humid yet, and the wedding was at a house where the backyard was the gulf of Mexico, not where I could afford, but I still enjoyed the whole area. I got to spend some time checking out st. Petersburg as well and I was floored by how much music was going on there on a Sunday afternoon.

    One of the other bassists that was doing a lot of those gigs up here wound up moving to maine and he drives down when he has gigs, which sometimes is about the same drive...a Hamptons gig on a saturday in the summer could easily be a 5 hour drive.

    On the other hand, another musician I know bought his apartment over 25 years ago for 250k, when he decides to move it will easily get over a million. NYC is an interesting place. I guess some people can't imagine living anywhere else.
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