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New Prizes for 2015!

Meet some of our first time Crash Safely donors!

The A.R.T. has donated two tickets to The Donkey Show at Oberon!

Boston Harbor Cruises has donated a certificate for four to take the USS Constitution Cruise!

The Boston Red Sox have donated an autographed baseball, signed by Dustin Pedroia!

The Charles Hotel has donated  a one night stay for two at the hotel, including breakfast at Henrietta’s Table!

A set of adult passes to the  Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center, NYC!

In addition to our new prizes, we also have heard received these great donations from some of our returning sponsors:

The New England Patriots have donated an autographed football, signed by Jerod Mayo!

A specially selected bangle set from  Alex and Ani!

Two tickets to ANY ArtsEmerson performance in the 2015-2016 season!

A gift card for Grafton Street/Russell House Tavern/Temple Bar/Park!

Two chances to win 6 lbs of whole bean coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, including a specially selected set by Mike Oliver!

An after work pool party for 20, snacks included at Jillian’s Boston!

Tickets for two on the NY Skyride in the Empire State Building!

$20.00 in Red Box one-day DVD rentals!

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Prepping already!

Coming back from the BikeMS awards dinner is always energizing, as is MS awareness week  month. We’re still in awe of how much better we did this past year!   Things are rolling along, and we already have some stuff in the works with places and people, but as always, we need to know what you’d like to see! Because this poll doesn’t allow you to choose multiple things, we’re allowing you to vote as many times as you wish, so if you’re still really bummed you missed out on last year’s Les Paul Future Tribute, here’s your chance to speak up and let us know to ask vendors for more things like that.

 

 

Know of any companies that you think would be a good match for us?  Comment on this and let us know!

Thank you for your help!

Auction News: Start the clock!

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Time’s running out….

Have you been waiting until our silent auctions are almost over to place your bid?  Well… that time would be now.

The auction for our Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute ends Friday, right as White Dynomite hit the stage.

If you’re at the Middle East Upstairs and you’re the winner, you can take that guitar home with you right away!

Need a day in the studio? You have until Saturday at noon to bid on our studio time options!

Need 5 days somewhere sunny? You have until Saturday at noon to bid on our 5 day/4 night Cancun vacation!

Romantic dinner cruise and a night at the Sheraton Boston more your style? Saturday at noon is the end of the line!

Don’t forget: you can opt to purchase any item using the “Buy Now” feature.  100% of the funds raised in these auctions will go directly to the National MS Society!

Unless you can travel backwards in time, you’re running out of it! Bid or buy before your chance passes!

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Studio Time Silent Auction

Every year, Crash Safely has a time available in a silent auction with some of Boston’s best! Here’s the full list of studios, including their prizes and links to their auctions!

Just want to look them all over? Check them out here: http://www.32auctions.com/crashsafelystudiotime2014.

As a reminder, all of these are tax deductible donations to the National MS Society!

Interested in just buying the time, but not so sure about the cost listed on “buy now” on the site? Drop us a line!

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Prize:  an 8-10 hour day of recording at the former Fort Apache Studio!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $250.00    url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373453

 

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Prize: One music video, planned, shot and edited by Amanda Nichols!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $210.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373443

 

 

5-10 songs mastered by Richard Marr

Prize: 5-10 songs mastered by Richard Marr
Current bid to win (as of 9/29) $140.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373438

 

A day of recording or mixing with Matthew Girard!

Prize: One day of recording or mixing, 10 hours with Matthew Girard!

Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $200.00  url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373439

 

1 full day of recording time including engineer ( 9-10 hr day)!
Prize: 1 full day of recording time including engineer ( 9-10 hr day)!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $200.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373441

 

 

 

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Prize: An entire record of any length mastered for vinyl or CD!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $500.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373440

 

 

 

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Prize: Two songs mastered by Jeff Lipton
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $250.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373437

 

 

 

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Prize: A day in Studio B with Ed Valauskas!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $800.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373442

 

 

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Prize: 4 hours of studio time with Dave Minehan!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $125.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373451

 

 

 

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Prize: A day at Zippah with Brian Charles to work on whatever you wish!
Current bid to win (as of 9/29): $400.00 url: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/4339/auctions/17167/auction_items/373436

 

 

Good luck!  We can’t wait to hear your new songs!!!

Even more?

We’re not lying about new prizes coming in every day!  Today, in fact, we received 4!

From Melissa Winter Weiss, we have this cool set:

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From Pete Weiss, a new series of Record Store photos (including some of the late, great Looney Tunes Records!)

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Now that you’ve got some art to show off, you might want to take a trip to see some other types!  We’ve also got two tickets to the ICA Boston  waiting for you!

Digital photography shot by Azeez Bakare

You’ll want to look your best for these, right? Well, we’ve got something for you there as well!  a $25.00 gift certificate for Mary Kay, which comes with a personal consultation!

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Whew!  Check the event listings on the Facebook page to find out which shows will have these awesome new things!

All of the Silent Auction Links in one place

Because we have a bunch of silent auctions running this year, here’s a handy list of every single one, including when they end.

Studio Time Auction

Ends: 10/18 at noon.

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Date Night: Dinner Cruise for Two on the Odyssey Boston and a hotel room for two at the Boston Sheraton

Ends: 10/10 at 11pm (during Night Two).  We will announce the winners at the show, and we’ll give you the prizes if you’re there!

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Ends: 10/10 at 11pm (during Night Two).  We will announce the winners at the show, and we’ll give you the prizes if you’re there!

A note on this one- the box is pretty large, so be prepared with a car/Uber/buddy if you win!

 

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Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute Guitar

Ends: 10/17 at 11pm (during Night Three). We will announce the winners at the show, and you’ll be able to leave the club with the guitar if you’re there!

The Les Paul comes with its own gig bag. Let us know if you’d prefer to hold onto the box it shipped in as well if you win!

 

 

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Cancun Vacation

Ends: 10/18 at noon.

 

 

The links are also found on the menu on both this site and on the blog.  Hooray for prizes!

Meet the Studios: Woolly Mammoth Sound

Chances are good that you know someone who’s recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound. Led by Neighborhoods singer and guitarist and sometimes Replacement Dave Minehan, Woolly’s been a welcoming place for all since its early days in the heart of the Fens.

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Here’s your chance to add to Woolly’s impressive roster of clients and an opportunity to ask Dave if he hung out more with Tommy Stinson or Paul Westerberg at Boston Calling.

Bid on 4 hours of studio time with Dave at Woolly and remember to share any tasty bits of ‘Mats gossip with the rest of us, OK?

All the prizes!

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Check out all of the things we’ve got waiting for you to win at Crash Safely this year!  More keeps coming in, so this list is far from complete, but there’s still plenty of great things to choose from!

Meet the Studios: Q Division

Ah, Q!

No, not this one.

No, not this one.

Q Division has become a record label, second home and annual BBQ yard sale funfest host over the years.  The Mayor of Q is even a Maybe Sump’ms team member! Encourage his athleticism by donating to him, and we’ll send you photographic evidence that he did indeed cross the finish line!

Q’s been part of Crash Safely right from the start, and they’re offering up a day in Studio B with Ed Valauskas! Ed’s also played Crash Safely with the Gentlemen!

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Studio B’s control room.

Check out Q’s studio time as well as all of the options ready for you to win. Bidding begins on 9/25, and this year, so keep that link handy!

Up for Grabs: Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute

Looking for a new guitar, but haven’t found “the one” yet?  Why not attempt to win a Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute in Wine Red at Crash Safely?

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You know you want this.

The Future Tribute is a 2013 model that has the following attributes:

  • Mahogany body with solid carved maple top
  • Mahogany neck with new Asymmetrical profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Zebra-coil ’57 Classic humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Steinberger™ gearless tuners

It’s not as heavy as other Les Pauls and has a really nice tone.

It comes with a gig bag, truss rod wrench, an owner’s manual and a lifetime warranty.

Learn more about the Future Tribute model and check out a quick rundown of it here (a quick note: the model we have doesn’t have the Min-ETune):

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This will be up for bidding at each of the shows, as well as online and will be taken home by the lucky winner on 10/17!