The Figgs will be stepping into the role of ‘The Petes’ at Crash Safely on 9/27!
Have you seen the latest posters from Nicole Anguish at Daykamp Creative? Check ’em all out above!
We’re obviously big fans of cats. If you head to the Crash Safely Instagram, you’ll see I’m not joking about that. It’s possibly comprised of 75-80% cat photos. Soon, you’ll be seeing these kittehs* all over town. Come up with creative names for them! There may or may not be a prize in it for you for best cat name.
Speaking of prizes, Gibson started my morning off with a bit of a surprise. I just happened to be home this morning when FedEx came around. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I must have looked like I won the lottery when the delivery driver handed me this:
He was excited. You’d think it was his guitar, he was so happy! “That’s a great one,” he said, “beautiful color. Enjoy! Happy 4th!”
I did request a donation from Gibson, but I wasn’t expecting to hear back from them for a while. I’ll take a surprise Les Paul delivery as confirmation that they want to help out! You’ll be able to bid on this beauty as the silent auctions are announced, and we’re planning on having this be something that will be picked up at one of the shows, so if you’re the lucky winner, you can start playing it immediately. You could also take it with you to your studio time winnings as well, which we also keep adding to the list of winnable things.
*I know that's not how it's spelled. It's cute.
If you head to the main page, you’ll see photos of (almost) everyone involved in Crash Safely this year. What you don’t see, however, are the dates and lineups. Where would you find that info? Maybe even some ticket links, because you want to be sure to be there?
(aka the day after my birthday, so you should really go)
Hosted by Jake Jampel
Hosted by Cotton Candy
(aka the Mike Oliver special)
Hosted by D-Tension
We’ve spaced out the shows more this year, and two of them actually happen after the bikeMS ride in NYC. Why’s that? I realized that we don’t have to get our donations all in on the day of the ride, and October worked out nicely for these shows. Awesome posters are on the way from Daykamp Creative as well.
Also new for this year: vacation-type prizes in silent auction! I figure by October, we’ll all be yearning for 90 degree weather, so a 5-day stint in Cancun for two might be a sought after prize. There’s a hot date you can win as a mini-staycation, with a dinner cruise for two on the Odyssey and a hotel to stay in afterwards. Lots of studio time as always, and lots more fun things coming in every day.
Weather in New England has a way of telling you who’s boss. In this case, all of our planning to head to New York City for the BikeMS awards ceremony was squashed by below zero temps and a good amount of snow. I, for one, had visions of being trapped on a Bolt Bus on some side bridge in between New York and New Jersey. However, our local Maybe Sump’ms members headed out to the ceremony, picked up our awards and (most importantly) ate all of the free food and partook of the open bar. Here they are, modeling the team’s jersey:
Today, the snow is at it again, which only means one thing: the Maybe Sump’ms have plenty of time to plan for 2014’s Crash Safely!
We already (!) have a few artists and one venue ready to go. Then again, when you’ve been doing this for four years, it does get easier to organize….
Now then, any guesses on who might be part of Crash Safely this year?
Next week is the BikeMS Awards Ceremony! This is the third year Crash Safely has been asked to participate and the fourth year for the Maybe Sump’ms bikeMS team. Our final rank among the other teams remains a mystery until we get there, so it’ll be great to be surprised! We’ll also be celebrating individual fundraising achievements as well- two members of the team raised over $5,000 each.
Normally, this time of year would mean an awkward conversation with a supervisor about needing two days off to go to New York in the middle of the week to pick up an award or two.
This year, well, let’s just say that my calendar is a little more flexible.
After starting the job by finding out that the ‘health insurance’ came with a rather hefty price tag before my coverage kicked in, I was already on the job hunt not long after sitting down at my new desk.
Normally, I don’t do that sort of thing, nor do I talk about it publicly.Needless to say, it was a bad situation and I decided the best thing to do would be to jump ship before it got worse. I’ve got a few irons in the fire, so I’m not worried about income, and I finally managed to get the whole health insurance coverage through the state thing sorted out, too.
So on to the good stuff!
After celebrating my newfound freedom at Videodrome Discotheque, Nick and I found out that Oberon is interested in hosting Crash Safely again this year. I tend to go where I’m wanted, so this bodes well. I have a few ideas as to who should grace the stage this year (especially at Oberon). CS is also looking to mix it up a bit more this year as well.
Want to get involved? Want to play the shows? Know of someone you’d like to see at Crash Safely? Comment and let me know. Keep it reasonable (no, I can’t book Prince).
I’ll be out and about again this Friday at Joe Egan’s birthday extravaganza at the Midway (which may also double as the start of the next JPx video shoot).