Friday, August 09, 2013

For a Good Cause

Friend of PowerPop Dan Pavelich, of the terrific band the Bradburys (I heard them open for Shoes this spring) is running a fundraiser to produce a CD: Christmas Without Cancer.

You can donate here.

I lost my mom in 2000 after a years-long battle with lung cancer: the long hospice days are some of the most vivid memories of my adult life. After she was gone, I kind of fell into a funk, which was disrupted only by stern and repeated applications of power pop.  I personally can think of no better way to fight the scourge than indie pop. (And, you know, science and all.)

Thanks to Dan for this project! Also good for Hannukah (which comes early this year)!


steve simels said...

Well, this seems to be Empty My Wallet Week--I gave some dough to Rush Holt's senate campaign yesterday.

Okay, I'll go donate to this right now...

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Karen Black.

steve simels said...

And now an update: They didn't make their goal, but they did make enough money that the CD will in fact be made.