27 April, 2011
Our friend Beaver sent this along. It's about his friend Mitch who was recently killed. You should support this, we will.
My name is Jackie. When I was 15 I met this 14 year old kid with big red hair and glasses at a ska show; his name was Mitchell Dubey. Mitch changed my life, and brought me into his family and his band. Because of him, I, as well as many others, am the person I am today. He was an amazing human being; every one he would meet over the next 9 years of his life would tell you the same, without hesitation.
Tragically, on March 24, 2011, the 23 year old Mitch Dubey was shot and killed in his own home in New Haven, Connecticut, for absolutely no reason. Mitch was shot because someone shot him.
When I heard the news, my heart stopped. And, after the initial shock had worn off, and I spoke to friends, it seemed like people had the same idea as I did - let's throw an epic show for Mitch and give the money to his family. A friend and I immediately started reaching out to the bands that we knew Mitch would want to see together, and through friends and connections, we have a line up that is worthy to celebrate such an awesome life.
Now, the problem is the venue - and for the $5000 operating costs, we can get one. Because our goal is to donate the money to the family, I don't want to take this money from our ticket sales. And that's where you come in.
Not only have the Dubey's now lost their only son, but Mitch's father was in an accident that has left him paralyzed from about the neck down. It is exorbitantly expensive to care for him. Mitch, although in Connecticut while his family was still living in Los Angeles, would throw shows and send the money raised back home to help out. If we can raise the $5000 and not use money from the ticket sales, I anticipate us raising between $15,000 and $20,000 for the family.
What We Need & What You Get
Simply? We need $5000 to go to the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA, so that we can do this. If we don't get it, we'll take money out of the ticket sales - which I don't want to do, but is an option.
What do you get? Anyone who donates gets the satisfaction of knowing that they're donating money to a great cause. I don't have much else to offer, and I'm sorry for that. If I had more, I'd give everyone anything they wanted to make this happen.
Other Ways You Can Help
No donation is too small. However, if you're monetarily challenged like myself, spread the word. Share this with everyone you know, and maybe it will get into the right hands, and someone who has the money and is generous enough will help us. Have bake sales, lemonade stands, sell art, sell clothes, whatever you want to do to get money to get Mitch the El Rey. This isn't just for me, this isn't just for the family, this isn't just for Mitchell; it's for all of us who knew him and loved him and just want to celebrate in a positive way amidst all of the awfulness of this tragedy.
Here is the link to donate. We'll see you at the show.
I am so pumped for this weekend. I land tomorrow at 3pm, get swooped up, put a bike together.
Go shred and see old friends and meet new ones. It's really cool to see all the positivity being posted about the
Red Bull Ride & Style events. I feel like SF is going to explode with the amount of skilled riders coming through this weekend.
Red Bull sent over some photo's, I was gonna wait to post them, but excitement got the better of me.
I saw this over at Prolly. I just more stoked for SF this weekend. If you wanna come hangout,
I'll be at Mission Workshop Friday 4-8 for the BBQ. This weekend is gonna be epic.
"In the spirit of spring cleaning, Mission Workshop is clearing out some of our seconds and samples. There are some older generation Ramblers, a couple Vandals, and a handful of messenger bags all at varying prices according to condition. We'll still back these bags with our lifetime warranty, we just can't sell them at retail. Outlier sent us some items as well - first generation workwears and some pivot-sleeve shirts, both selling for $80.
They will be available to check out for the whole weekend, but stop by on Friday if you can. We will be heating up the grill in the afternoon so come by and hang out"
This got sent over to us. Who wants to make a video with me for it?
"For the first time ever, the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Schiphol) have created a 10-City Bike Tour of Holland using KLM’s iconic ceramic blue houses as inspiration for the trail! And now we’re on the search for two incredible duos to bike their way through Holland, serving as travel hosts and sharing their experiences online with our thousands of fans across the globe!
Attention cyclists, bikers, or travel-adventurer fans! Do you have what it takes to bike through Holland’s authentic towns and countryside? We’re looking for entries that showcase engaging on-air personalities, prove the team’s adept biking ability, and of course, demonstrates a passion for Holland! Audition videos can be uploaded and entered via Holland or KLM’s Facebook pages starting today through May 1.
We will announce the two winning biking teams and how your readers can follow their adventures (and win special prizes just for watching!) in mid-May, so be on the lookout for a second announcement in a few weeks!"
Lets do this!