Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A few minutes of free time has led me back to another post. My work schedule does not always permit a lot of time for this blog. So I'll take advantage while I can.

Robert Pollard's March Madness has absolutely nothing to do with the NCAA basketball tournament. Pollard's March Madness is a sale of Pollard collectibles that started this morning and last through the end of March. The photo above, For All The Good Kids is just a sample of the rare items up for grabs. ALL proceeds will go directly to the Miami Valley Housing Opportunities P.A.T.H. Program. PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is an outreach program in Montgomery County, Ohio, in which staff members seek out persons with mental illnesses who are experiencing homelessness and help them take the steps to get off the streets and into permanent housing. PATH builds relationships with those in homelessness by supplying basic items such as food, clothing and other essential items. PATH encourages participants to seek services that will make positive impacts in their lives. PATH makes referrals to local health care agencies, human services, and other social service agencies. The ultimate goal is to guide PATH participants from homelessness to permanent housing. This is a great way to contribute to an excellent cause and grab some cool Pollard merchandise. All the deatails and a list of items can be accessed on

Okkervil River
guitarist Brian Cassidy will play his last show with band tonight when they play backing band to Rocky Erickson at the Austin Music Awards. Cassidy and his wife our expecting there first child and has decided to stop touring the free world in favor of being a Dad. Replacing Brian for this spring and summer dates is none other than The Wrens' Charles Bissell. Unfortunately there is no New England date scheduled. Great news for those of you holding tickets for the upcoming shows with New Pornogrpahers, but not so good for the rest of us waiting for the next Wrens album. I know, I know everything in due time.

My head has been hi-jacked by the excellent Gutter Twins-Saturnalia album. For the unfamiliar The Gutter Twins are Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan. Saturnalia is a a head full of dark broding rock. The album sounds like a full collaboration and not 6 Dulli and 6 Lanegan tracks. I have a feeling we'll see this on a lot of lists come December. The Gutter Twins play the Paradise on March 18th.

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