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Music from last year’s Crash Safely 1

Music -and some video- from last year’s show!

Video by the fabulous Mick Murray!

 

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets: In Lieu of an Overture

 

The Unholy III: Strychnine

 

Easy Action: She Ain’t My Girlfriend

 

Titanics: My Demon

 

 

The In Out: Stupidity

 

 

 

 

Pete Hayes’ Rock Shop: Iraq and Iran

 

John Powhida International Airport: Rhode Island

 

 

TRiPLE THiCK: Two from TRiPLE THiCK

 

 

Jason Bennett: Goodbye to the USA

 

The Russians:


Good news, the Rumble and Kevin Bacon

It’s always good to be able to update with positive things, and positive surprises are even better.

First off, Thick Shakes got the wild card for the next Rock’n’Roll Rumble round! They join a well heeled group of Rumble veterans at Crash Safely, including last year’s winner, two of  last year’s semi-finalists, both of the runners up in 2009the winners in 2002, participants in 2008, participants from last yearparticipants from 1988, participants from 2001,  and a member of the band that won in 1989, as well as members of bands from 1999.  Now that I’ve put more hyperlinks in one sentence than a human normally does, thus sending this into the spam-alert zone, I can also mention we got some love from the third band to win the Rumble as well.  There were 10 bands that played last year and about the same amount getting ready for this year.

Now that should keep you clicking around the internet for a good amount of time.  While I never set out to ask Rumble bands to play these shows, it turns out that many of them have the Rumble in common. It also points out just how many people are affected, in some way, by MS. In a way, it makes sense; It doesn’t take long to be within six degrees of anyone.  We have friends, family and coworkers; our friends have friends, family and other coworkers etc., etc. No wonder you’ll be within 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon; the number of people these folks know is astounding!   If you’re feeling particularly dorky, check out this lecture where Harvard Professor David Malan talks about Facebook and the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and actually uses some small (for Facebook) numbers to see exactly how that plays out.

Kevin Bacon

and now your Bacon number just went up.

 

We’re a lot more connected to each other than we’d like to imagine.

There’s more good news, but it’s still in process.  Being a believer in chance, I don’t want to mention what those things are until they’re a bit more solid, but trust me… it’s really amazing.  Not as amazing as bacon, perhaps, but amazing nonetheless.

bacon

The Amazing Bacon Dispenser.


Tunes from 2011

The main page isn’t being very mobile friendly, when it comes to the music that was posted.  While that’s being tweaked, here are the same songs from the bands page; hopefully this will work.  If not, alternate means may be used!

 

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets: In Lieu of an Overture

The Unholy III: Strychnine

Easy Action: She Ain’t My Girlfriend

Jason Bennett: Goodbye to the USA

TRiPLE THiCK: Two from TRiPLE THiCK

John Powhida International Airport: Rhode Island


Presents!

Presents!

Not for me, from me.

To the bands that played in September: I have audio of your sets for you. I’ll see Gene Dante and the Future Starlets as well as emissaries for Lord Bendover, Duc D’Istortion and Jackie Kickassis will be on hand at Church on New Year’s Eve; Titanics will get their presents as well.  Have you had a chance to see the Titanics since then? They’ve played a few shows since Crash Safely…. Jason Bennett I owe twice over.  Chocolate bark.

 

To the infusion center nurses at the Partners MS Center, I’ve got copies of the articles and photos from the shows. They were the first to hang up posters and every time I’ve seen them since 9/23, they’ve requested copies of the articles.