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Learn more about the annual MS Benefit shows and the folks behind them.
One: it’s a great song by the Takers. You can hear it here.
Two: When you’re on a bike and you’re about to crash, you want to do it safely.
Three: Same thing goes for MS, with or without a bike. Many MS patients are prone to falling. Gotta do it with some grace.
It can be hard for participants to raise the money they need to help the cause. Besides, not everyone can walk 5 miles or bike long distances.
There are a good amount of shows that raise money for MS causes, but most of these shows usually feature well-intentioned friends and co-workers rather than actual bands.
Amanda Nichols, former writer for The Noise, The Dig, YourFlesh Magazine and current contributor to Chunklet Magazine. Amanda was diagnosed in 2008 with Relapsing-Remitting MS. Amanda plays out occasionally, sitting in with friends, but was a session musician working with Jeffrey Simmons, Darryl Blood/Tiltmaster and John Haydon. She’s also mixed tracks for Reinfeld and sits in with John Powhida and The In Out when asked. Hear some of her work. More recently, she’s been busy creating web sites and videos for local bars and bands.
Nick Blakey, booking agent, bass player and drummer. You probably already know Nick!
Pete Hayes, drummer for The Figgs. Pete was diagnosed within months of Amanda with the same form of MS.
Pete takes to actual bike in the BikeNYC Ride in October, while Amanda’s a virtual rider, books the shows and created the web site.
Everyone playing the shows is either a bandmate, friend or family member.
Please, no talk of miracle cures, diets or expensive scams. No stories of the great aunt who’s almost dead, or the ultra-athlete who did some crazy triathlon because they’re on drug x. Good for the athlete, sorry about your great aunt. It’s different for everyone.
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