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!

More things to win at Crash Safely this year!

Normally, around this time, we’re already busy telling you who’s playing Crash Safely, as well as where  and when those shows are happening.  We want to make our 5th anniversary special, though, so we’re keeping a tight lid on who’s involved this year for a little while longer.

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Oh, that’s a bit harsh.

That said, we’ve already heard from some of our donors regard raffle and silent auction prizes!  Get a peek at who’s already donated prizes  and make your plans for how you’ll win them this fall.

We’re also going through some photos from all of the past shows to share with everyone.  Did you happen to take photos at any of them and want to share with us? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to share your amazing photography/videography with the universe! We have very photogenic bands at these shows, after all….

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Even when they’re not looking at the camera. Photo by Mick Murray.

 

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!!!

Thank you!

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We want to give a special shout-out to Biogen, for their support of Crash Safely this year!  To be fair, they’ve been integral from the beginning of the shows, but in an indirect way.  Medications they make have made a huge difference for a few of us involved and we are thrilled to have them on board this year!

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!

Meet the Bands: The I Want You

Earlier this year, the I Want You made the Improper Bostonian’s Loud and Clear list of their favorite local acts.

They’re one of our favorites, too.  They even decked out in Teen Beat t-shirts at last year’s Crash Safely because they were sharing a bill with Cotton Candy.

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We’re excited to have them back, especially during  Pete Hayes‘ night!

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Even more of a reason to love them? They’re new single! Produced by fellow Crash Safely participant Pete Weiss, they’ve decided to donate all money that comes in through Christmas 2014 for the single to Crash Safely! Pay what you want for your copy and it will all go to help patients with MS and support research to help end MS, too.

Catch them on Night 1 of Crash Safely with that warm, fuzzy feeling of having already given to a great cause twice over!

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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Keurig Platinum Brewer and Case of Coffee

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?

Let the bidding begin!

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Tomorrow at 6pm, the silent auction for the Les Paul Future Tribute begins!  You’ll need to create a username and password for the site if you’ve never bid on auctions at 32auctions.com, so make sure you take care of that say, todayish.

 

The auction ends during the final night of Crash Safely and the guitar will be available for pickup right there that night!

 

You’ll be able to check out the guitar at every night of Crash Safely, but you’ll only be able to take it home on 10/17…. unless you choose the “Buy Now” option!