pete hayes


Prepping for the awards ceremony in NYC!

We’ve been quiet here at Crash Safely for a bit.  Why? Well, we’re changing around the main website (so pretty!) and we’ve been making more of an attempt to get out and see everyone instead of holing up for the winter, as usual.

The Maybe Sump’ms have once again been invited to the BikeMS NYC awards dinner, which is next week.  There, we will get the final numbers for our fundraising standings- not just for the team, but for the individual riders as well.  “Individual riders,” in our case, includes Crash Safely.  Our take from the shows, raffles and auctions in 2014 exceeded any of our previous shows, so we’re hoping to see a big bump in our standings!

There we are!

There we are in 2013!

 

The Cat Bike Gang will be making an appearance at the BikeMS NYC awards ceremony next week.  We figure it’s our duty to rep Daykamp Creative at the event.

 

We’re also already getting things ready for this fall.  It’s our anniversary, so we’d like to do some big things.  Interested in being part of it?  Email Amanda and and we can find a great way to include you this year!


Getting ready for Saturday!

We always have fun at the Midway, and Saturday promises to be no exception! Maybe you heard Watts and The I Want You on Boston Emissions.  Maybe you heard Gene Dante and Mark Damon on Bay State Rock.  Maybe you’ve been eagerly awaiting the full length version of Badger the Figgs have just released on limited edition vinyl.

Maybe having all of that talent on one show just isn’t enough.  Maybe you need to win things.  Things like a big pile of Redbox gift cards. Tickets for the NY Skyride. Bowling for (up to) 6 people at Kings (that includes shoe rentals, by the way). 5 pounds of whole bean Death Wish Coffee, plus ground coffee, plus a cool t shirt, mug and Death Wish swag. A Newbury Comics gift certificate. A Mary Kay gift certificate. A signed photo of big Vince Wilfork from the Patriots.

Feeling more like an auction? We’ve got that, too.  Auctions for studio time. A Keurig brewer + case of coffee, a dinner cruise on Boston harbor with a hotel room. A 5 day/4 night Cancun vacation. A Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute.

 

Plus, we’ll have rare Figgs merch, a chance for you to win the handwritten lyric sheet to Pete Hayes’ “The Bar”  and freebies!

 

raptor

And all of the money raised at the show goes to the National MS Society!!

The cost of admission to all of this? $10.00.  Seriously!  Will we see you Saturday?


Kittehs! (I mean, posters!)

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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.

Ronnie Lane

What do you mean “may?”

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:

Well, the box that had this in it.

Well, the box that had this in it.

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.

Crash Safely 2014 Lineup

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?

 

Wait for it...

Wait for it…

 

Right here.

 

Crash Safely Night 1: 9/27 

Midway Cafe, 21+, $10.00

(aka the day after my birthday, so you should really go)

       Hosted by Jake Jampel

 

Crash Safely Night 2: 10/10 

Midway Cafe, 21+, $10.00

      Hosted by Cotton Candy

 

 

Crash Safely Night 3: 10/17 

(aka the Mike Oliver special)

Middle East Upstairs, 18+, $12.00

    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.


The yearly top 40!

 

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?