Monthly Archives: July 2012

really quickly…

You may notice that on the top of the blog, there’s a new menu item.


You’ll be able to bid in the silent auction for studio time before the shows!


Starting August 17, head to to bid on studio time from our fine friends! If you’re prompted for a password (you shouldn’t be, but just in case), use “crash” to gain access to the goodies hidden in the link.  You can see the items currently on the menu now. Not only can you bid in the auction, but there is also a “buy it now” option should you know you really want/need that studio time.


Many thanks to our friends at 32 Auctions for reaching out on Twitter and offering up their help!

More things to win!



Should you be feeling inspired, you can also enter the silent auction to win 4 hours of studio time with Sir Dave Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound!

First, I hope you’re still hungry after the Redbones announcement! Desert can be won both nights from JP Licks!

JP Licks logo

…and you thought it was just a two day rock show!


And now for something….kinda different.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been updating as regularly lately. There’s a good reason for that; I’m taking a video production class this summer and I recruited our friends TRiPLE THiCK into a day of shooting. This is the second time I’ve convinced Jim Seery to be on camera for a class project, so I’m wondering when he’ll need to get a SAG card or something along those lines.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s two songs by TRiPLE THiCK, recorded at Zippah (making great use of their winnings from last year’s Crash Safely):

…and here’s some more…

All I had to do was ask the Great Internets,™ it seems.

Back Bay Bicycles donated 4 gift certificates for free bike tune ups to the raffle!  The tune ups usually run $75, so they’ve essentially donated $300 to the Maybe Sump’ms!

And here’s some more for you! The Figgs from 2008 at Church:

Prize hunting

You’d think the hard part of putting together shows like this would be the getting the artists together.  10 bands is a lot of people (not to mention a lot of gear), but the thing that takes the most time is actually getting the fun stuff for everyone to try to win.  All of the raffle and silent auction items are donations from businesses and many are local and independently owned.

I’ve thrown in for a lot more places this year, which is always a good thing (better chances of getting new stuff, right?).  I feel like I’m missing places, though, so I could use some ideas from the great and powerful internets.

What kind of stuff would you like to see as a prize, either raffle or silent auction?