Sunday, September 13, 2009

seiichi from blowback is in a coma and needs your help

sad news from japan... seiichi from blowback is seriously ill. he and his family are facing huge medical bills and need your support. please help him if you're able! tadashi satoh from HG fact explains:

hello everyone.
i'm sending this message to all my forign friends.
coz i wanna ask you some help. world wide firendship support really needed.

seiichi, our brother, guitar player from BLOWBACK/​​niigata,​​ japan.
on 30th/august, right after paintbox/world burns to death/blowback tour
he felt in heavy sickness. and still in unconscious critical condition.

he's been had major liver problem for long time, his liver has malignant
virus in it,
on this last tour, he was over tired, exhausted & stressed out. and finally
his body/health situation turned to very weak condition. then... suddenly,
virus in the liver start working hard inside of his body, liver & some other
internal organs stop working & lots of poison in blood running through all
over his body, he was almost dead that time.

amubulance car took him to hospital & he went to intensive care unit
doctor said seiichi already escaped most danger. but still, totally no
talk, no action, he's still in 100% unconcious conditions on the bed.

this medical treatment he gets are already costs him & his family huge
amount of money.and doctor said that, even if he gets any better, but he
must cure his liver super carefully, this means he must stay in hospital
until new year.... or same liver problem will attack him very soon....

and no one can be sure about that when seichi can be back on his job. even
if he could get out of hospital....

we his friends really wish that he'll recover good soon... anyway, most
serious problem right now is that
he & his family facing serious financial difficulties. already this
situation costs huge & same high costs continues untill he get out of
hospital, and can't know when he can start working...

i decided that ask all my friends for donation money for help seiichi & his
i think this is the best i can do now. and he needs your help!

can you please send me money for seiichi help through paypal??
my paypal account is same this e-mail. if you like to send money, please
never forget to mention that
"MONEY FOR HELP SEIICHI" on paypal payment message. please.

ofcourse amount of money never matters. whatever you would like to.
that will very much apprecited, anything from you will help him out &
courages him, his family, and all his brothers in japanese punk scene!

hope you understand this, sorry for my broken english!
thank you for your kindness friendship. please help our best brother out!


Please help him


bill daniel, texas punk photography legend, has a new site...

if you've ever seen a collection of photographs of texas punk bands from the early 80s, chances are you've seen bill daniel's work. from 1980 through 1984, he photographed every local and touring punk band he could see... to the tune of about 12,000 photos. in addition to punk shows, his portfolio contains shots of the skating and graffiti worlds and the abandoned rust belt casualty of braddock, pennsylvania.

original multiples gallery has been working with bill to make prints of his photographs available. and not just available - available affordably. original multiples is supporting his new site, check it if you have a chance. all prints are 8x10", $25, and hand printed from film. they are all signed, but not numbered. this is a great chance to get a hold of some texas punk history and support texas art!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

west coast friends! go see logan + timmy + dillinger four

hey west coast, have i got a deal for you! for one week only, you can see TWO (2) of my favorite dudes plus ONE (1) of my favorite pop-punk bands for one low price! logan, timmy, and dillinger four are setting out across the american west starting september 19. go see them and pet logan's pretty red beard.


9/18 - Seattle, WA at El Corazon (all ages) w/ the Riverboat
Gamblers,the Arrivals and Little Cuts (ex Scared of Chaka)
9/19 - Portland, OR The Hawthorne Theater (all ages)
MusicFestNorthWest w/ the Riverboat Gamblers, the Arrivals and Defect
9/22 - Santa Cruz, CA at the Blue Lagoon (21 and up) w/ the
Riverboat Gamblers, the Arrivals and Sourpatch
9/23 - San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill (all ages) w/ the
Riverboat Gamblers, the Arrivals and the Young Offenders
9/24 - Hollywood, CA at the Knitting Factory (all ages) w/ the
Riverboat Gamblers,the Arrivals and Toys That Kill
9/25 - San Diego, CA at the Casbah (21 and up) w/ the Riverboat
Gamblers, the Arrivals and Tiltwheel
9/26 - Tempe, AZ at the Sets (all ages) w/ the Riverboat
Gamblers and the Arrivals

consolation prize for friends on the east coast: i will be in new york for roughly the same time period!