Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thor, Feb 19, 2004.

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  1. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Well, it's a year to the day since the worst nightclub fire in
    US history. Final stats, 100 dead, many more severely burned,
    60 kids lost a parent, no workers comp for the workers at
    the club, lawsuits pending forever, and people who need help.

    Our little state of Rhode Island has had ongoing fundraisers
    to help these unfortunate people. Please Google on this so
    you can understand the extent of this tragedy if you aren't
    aware of it.

    Those of you who play out in clubs once a month or once
    a year or once a week, should pay particular attention.
    These are the people who are the fans who support you
    and musicians like you. This could have been your gig, don't
    kid yourself ....

    Now they need your help.

    At Radio station WHJY

    they are running a 28 1/2 hour Marathon radio show from
    5.30 AM Thursday morning with the morning show hosts,
    Paul and Al to 10 AM tomorrow, Friday morning.

    It has been my experience, here, in the rich little town I live
    in, thatthe big and wealthy people NEVER step up to the
    issues that affect people. When I was a coach, or a scout
    leader or a volunteer, it always seemed to be the people
    who could least afford it, who carried the ball to help
    the people around them, as perhaps they understand
    other people's needs the best.

    Local cub owner, John Reed, has promised to march
    dollar for dollar, up to 3000 dollars, money that comes in,
    in the morning, tomorrow. I suggest you tag your pledge
    to JR's Fast Lane to take advantage of that if you can
    make one, And say it came from the bass playing
    community, TALKBASS.COM with your s/n.

    You can check this page if you are interested
    in helping. www.whjy.com - your 5 bucks
    or 10 or 20 or 50 makes a difference. Help save
    a few loyal rock fans. And help with their
    burn rehab bills.

    I know Paul Fuller, one of the DJ's in passing,
    and if we can contribute a bit, I can ask him
    to read off everyone who pledges a liitle
    something and also plug that we are all members
    of TB and the music community.

    Post or PM me if you are more comfy with that, if
    you want to be recognized. You all know how
    bad this really was. And it deserves your help.

    The Station Club Fire Fund and The 'DOC' Fund
    are non-profit, recognized and vetted charites.
    The DOC fund is named after Michael J. Goncalves,
    The 'DOC' or the Metal Doctor, who had one of
    the longest running overnight Metal shows in the
    country , and had been on HJY for almost 18 years,
    and had promoted just about every metal band
    out there.

    Doc announced Great White that night on stage,
    and was lost in the fire as well as GW's guitar player.

    Wel, if you know Thor, this is a bit serious for
    me, but this place is a mile from where I work,
    and you drive by and see the flowers every day.
    Help if you can...

    Peace and Love my Bass playing brothers and sisters,
    and may our good fans rest in eternal peace.



  2. I'm sorry if I offend anyone here. But common sense, don't use explosives, large fire in small clubs.
  3. and sorry if I offend anyone here too, but people shouldn't die for taste in music... :(
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Freaky, I'm disappointed in you. That was uncalled for.
  5. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    C'mon guys, shut it. Freaky, I'm particularly disappointed in you:(
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    OK, people you can read the link, please donate.

    Closed. I'll also stick it to the top for a while.
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Consider it done.

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