Thank you to Jessica and Rainey at Terrapin and everyone who helped and/or attended the AHRF fundraiser at Terrapin. 840 people bought the beer glasses so probably well over 1000 people attended since there were a lot of younger people there as well. We only raised $542 and would not have received that much except that Cosmic Charlie generously donated all their proceeds from playing. We received $16 in donation from two children making bracelets! Also Brian’s hot dogs and Juan’s empanadas donated portions of their sales and Eric Haas of Fifth Records & Radio provided the PA free.
Unfortunately people were not aware that AHRF received nothing from the sale of the beer glasses so the donations were not as much as we had hoped. If anyone would like to make a donation they can do so at: http://www.athenshumanrightsfest.org/6
I have posted the show so people can hear the incredible performance of Cosmic Charlie at: http://livemusicathensga.com/play_music-2/
Here is the link to the pictures Rebekah Skinner from Spotted Online Athens took: http://spotted.onlineathens.com/galleries/index.php?id=427588
Peace and Love,
Cosmic Charlie AHRF fundraiser Part1 @ Terrapin 9-28-12
Cosmic Charlie AHRF fundraiser Part2 @ Terrapin 9-28-12
If you enjoyed this show with us and didn’t know it was a fundraiser, or didn’t have cash, or for any other reason you didn’t make a donation, and any of you hearing this for the first time, here is your chance to donate. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
A quick announcement. Please check out the Play Music page on my website:
This is just the first pass at playing the music from web site, lots more to come.
WOW what a week for music, some of my favorite bands are coming through Athens this week. A lot of folks from California will be in town from Beats Antique to Pigs on the Wing . Of course my favorite pick is COSMIC CHARLIE this Fri at Terrapin 5pm for the AHRF fundraiser, but then again I have a vested interest and I am a devout Deadhead. Get there early, doors open for this show at 5pm. It will be over before 8pm so plenty of time to get to Pigs on the Wing or any other show Fri. night
Some breaking news from Ann of the Tiger Girlz:
Kite to the Moon’s very own Tiger Girlz is opening for Beats Antique Wednesday, September 26. Timi is playing in Atlanta, (Pigs on the Wing is coming to Athens at the end of the week) so the ladies have been let off the leash, we have smashed our tiger cages, and we are hungry! Expect all new aerial acts, new costumes, and new floor acts. This is going to be a great night from the beginning to the end at The GA Theater.
I had the good fortune to hear Beats Antique’s new EP Contraption Vol 2, what a great treat from the haunting opening violin to the end this is a solid album I highly recommend. I would not be surprised if Cirque du Soleil approached them to use it as the musical score for one of their shows. Beats Antique creates a mesmerizing soundscape that is original, ever changing, never boring mix of different genres. I was especially pleased to hear Lynx sing on one of the tracks and even happier to find out she is also performing with Beats at the GATH show. The Colony Collapse – Filistine track makes me think of the music playing that switched on the final four cylons in Battlestar Galactica. Definitely check out Beats Antique with the Tiger Girlz and Lynx at GATH Wed and pick up this album, you won’t be disappointed. Remember the music is only part of the show, expect a thoroughly entertaining musical and visual show. A Don’t Miss!
Tonight, Tuesday Sept 25
Too many choices but for me there are some I will not miss, the ones in yellow now mark a Don’t Miss shows but also one I will definitely attend.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
On this day, the anniversary of 9/11, I thought It appropriate to talk about human rights. For over 34 years a group of people in Athens have been trying to do their part in stopping ALL wars and raising awareness on issues regarding human rights. Who knows, if more of us had paid a little more attention to these issues we may not be marking this day as we do. Athens is unique in that we are the ONLY city to have an organization like this. The problem is that a lot of the people in the organization, who started out as college students as most of you are now, are getting to the point where it is time to start to pass the torch on to a younger generation. I personally am pleased to see signs of the same spirit the AHRF started from in this generation of college students. I hope you will step up and join us in our efforts to make this planet a better place.
In case you haven’t heard, there are two fundraisers for the 35th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival May 5th and 6th, 2013. COSMIC CHARLIE will be performing at the first one on Sept 28th at Terrapin.Ber Co. I am very pleased to announce DANK SINATRA will be performing at the second fundraiser Nov 2nd. also at Terrapin.
I am also very pleased to announce I have made another step in improving the web site, I have figured out how to link the files so you can play the music instead of having to download it first. I think it fitting the first post I’ve done that way is this year’s 34th AHRF. Here is the whole festival, two days of speakers and music. I hope you not only enjoy the music but please listen to the speakers. There are a number of important issues they address. Please get involved. Lets not have any more anniversaries like this one.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
The only shows I am sure I am going to are Kenosha Kid on Wed and David Barbe’s shows on Thurs (I wish was doing Electric Codpiece). I hope he starts late so I can fit in Chronic Funk Circus. Fri is a real challenge, I’ll try to Start Fri with Root Spirits after that I really don’t know. I have so many friends playing it is really hard to schedule.Same problem Sat. I will catch Dangfly! Mon
I hope to see y’all at the shows wherever they may be.
Peace and Love,
One step at a time, I’ve at least figured out how to play music in a post.This is still a long way from how this site will work. Please be patient, I’ll figure it out, I just need time.
I really felt bad that there was such a sparse turnout for some of the greatest music played this week. Here is the Odd Trio show, the first set it split into tracks, the second is not. This is a quite show, you may want to crank up the volume. Prepare yo be amazed when you hear how tight these incredible musicians perform, then factor in they had only one rehearsal since May, they took the summer off. Imagine what they could do when they practice!
Please let me know what you think or this change.
First Set Track 1
Odd Trio at Hendershot’s 8-30-12 Second Set