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Mingering Mike now lives at The Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Yes, you read that right. It hath been taken there.

I???m happy to announce that Mingering Mike has a new and permanent home at The Smithsonian American Art Museum. It???s the best possible scenario and the one we???ve been hoping for all along - Mike is well taken care of, the collection stays intact here at home in DC, and ultimately millions of people will see Mike???s work up close and personal for years to come. The museum is ecstatic about the acquisition (over 150 pieces total) and they???ve scheduled a dedicated Mingering Mike show for 2015. Already a team of conservators is working its magic to make sure that those faded, cardboard records last forever.

It???s hard to believe that this story began 9 long years ago, in January of 2004! Huge thanks to all of you who have helped us out in various ways over the years. I certainly couldn???t have taken it this far on my own. I haven???t posted here in forever, but I do still lurk on occasion and have a big sentimental connection to this place. It seems only be right to announce the big news here first.

I really hope that some of you are able to see the albums in person one day. Even after all this time, I guarantee that they will blow your fucking minds.

Dori
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whoa!
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Sold a lot of records and grabbed somethin'.


This is incredible! Truly one of the great SoulStrut stories from The Before Time. So few of the players in this tale still post here, so thanks for poppin' in and sharing the great news, D.
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HUGE. Great addition to one of my favorite DC museums!
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What a great ending to the story! How is the man himself?
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Langston Hughes Place


amazing. congrats to all involved
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touching es lo mío


breakface balla Oh My woah

So serious. I guess this is why you didn't show up Sunday. Can't wait for 2015.
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Two Ron Toe


Amazing!
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Was just thumbing through the book the other night. My wife and I got to see the collection when the book first came out and have one of the signed prints from the show hanging up in the house. Awesome to hear the collection will have a permanent home in DC.

Can't wait to take my daughter up to see it!
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Mexico City


WOW

this is huge news. congratulations to Mike and all involved. i feel genuinely happy about this!
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'94 Ho Draft


Unreal man.... I'm teary eyed sitting here at my desk. This is something I will tell the grand kids someday and CAN'T WAIT to show my kids on one of the family DC trips!
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Power Kingdom Expatriate


Reason #4080 why this site can't go away: because shit like this can happen.
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"a distraction from my main thesis."


Way to go!
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This is awesome!

Will the exhibit include a printout of the Soulstrut thread where this discovery played out in real-time?
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Mexico City


Herm - 26 February 2013 07:30 PM


Will the exhibit include a printout of the Soulstrut thread where this discovery played out in real-time?


is that available, still, or was it before the mythical SS re-launch?
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Boogie Down B-Town


Something for the history books, and a true soulstrut legend.
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wherever dick vitale isn't


Dante - 26 February 2013 07:53 PM
Herm - 26 February 2013 07:30 PM


Will the exhibit include a printout of the Soulstrut thread where this discovery played out in real-time?


is that available, still, or was it before the mythical SS re-launch?


^ this. i would love to read this literature.
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East Boston, MA


face_melt
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Power Kingdom Expatriate


spoonietee - 26 February 2013 08:31 PM
Dante - 26 February 2013 07:53 PM
Herm - 26 February 2013 07:30 PM


Will the exhibit include a printout of the Soulstrut thread where this discovery played out in real-time?


is that available, still, or was it before the mythical SS re-launch?


^ this. i would love to read this literature.


You can find OG banter here at this archive:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040411174212/http://www.soulstrut.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=21709&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=7&fpart=2&vc=1
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Auckland, New Zealand


incredible news, so so awesome, congrats to Dori & Mike.
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Go and laugh in your own country


Such a fantastic story. Props to everyone involved.
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