September 19th, 2005

The joyful day!

Archon - The Final Chapter

So here is what seems to be my entire schedule for the con. I am a little disappointed that I am not on some plain old panels, since I love doing that, but only a little, since that means I can enjoy more of the con.

Eric Coleman:

Thu, 10:00pm GC - Mississippian FAN/FILK/GOH-"Pink Tennies and All" (Filk GoH)
Thu, 11:00pm GC - Mississippian FILK/GOH-Filk Mayhem Concert
Fri, 5:00pm GC - LaSalle FAN/FILK/GOH-Fannish Drinking Songs & Other Silly Stuff
Sat, 5:00pm GC - LaSalle FILK/GOH-Concert
Sat, 7:00pm GC - Illini B FILK/GOH-Let's Write A Filk Song
Sun, 2:00pm GC - LaSalle FILK/GOH-Let's Share The Stage

With the exception of Pink Tennies and all and the concert at 5 on saturday, everything is with Tom Smith, which should be a ton of fun. The sunday show is with Tom AND Lukeski. It's gonna be ugly folks. (hopefully he will be there in time for the Fannish Drinking Songs panel)

I will also be at opening and closing ceremonies as well as all the song circles for at least a few hours a night. I have to work on my calluses a lot more than I have been the last few weeks. Time for more PRACTICE !!!

I'm so excited.
The joyful day!

LAUGHTER IS A POWERFUL WEAPON Vol. 2

I'm sure you'l see this elsewhere. It's a cool idea from a bunch of cool people
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By now you have probably heard about the upcoming charity album LAUGHTER IS A POWERFUL WEAPON Vol. 2 (FUNNY MUSICIANS FOR A SERIOUS CAUSE) being put together by Grant Baciocco of Throwing Toasters and Jean Prior of Druidsfire Productions.

The disc features recordings by folks such as the Great Luke Ski, the Nick Atoms, Worm Quartet, the Hot Waffles, Barnes & Barnes, Tom Smith, and the Brobdingnagian Bards. All (and we mean *all*) proceeds are going directly to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina via the American Red Cross. The disc is now in the production stage, and it is at this time where the producers ask your help.

Production of the CD will cost approximately $1500. We are beginning to collect the pressing costs for the CD thanks to private donations. What we are in need of now is approximately 30 "angels" who would be willing to donate $50 each towards the pressing costs so that we may move forward. Those who donate $50 will have their name in the "thanks" section of the liner notes and will receive a copy of the benefit CD. All money raised above our $1500 goal will be donated to the charity.

For more information or to donate, please go to http://www.ThrowingToasters.com/katrinacd or contact grant@throwingtoasters.com. Thank you all in advance for your support of the project, as it will definitely help those who need it.