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Heavy Metal Band Finds Refuge in Self Storage Unit

by Winnie Hsiu October 28, 2010 1:50 AM
It isn’t easy for a heavy metal band to find a place to rehearse that won’t involve getting complaints from the neighbors. Florida band Abdomen Canvas has discovered one of self storage’s best kept secrets -- that storage units can make great rehearsal studios, especially for metal bands.

Heavy metal band members, many of whom are college students, often find it challenging to find the time to practice regularly, much less scrape together the cash for a rehearsal space. [More]

SD Storage of San Diego Offers E-Waste Collection

by Holly Robinson October 26, 2010 6:52 AM
SD Storage of San Diego announced today that it is joining a host of other California self storage companies in offering e-waste collection to its tenants. SD Storage will offer e-waste collection at six locations: Escondido, National City, North San Marcos, Pacific Beach, South San Marcos, and Vista. [More]

Seattle Blogger Posts Satirical Essay Making Fun of Treasure Hunters

by Winnie Hsiu September 1, 2010 8:41 AM
Poking fun at treasure hunters who go to garage sales, yard sales, and self storage sales looking for rare antiques, Seattle blogger Stephen Gertz mocked the literary establishment with a post at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer earlier this month. Gertz’ August 24 post claims that Baltimore bookstore clerk Kelvin Johnson, while hunting for treasure at a self storage sale, discovered a cache of rare cookbooks by authors not known for their culinary skills, such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. [More]