Help the Prids!

Cool rock ‘n’ roll band & nice people The Prids had a nasty car crash in Fresno. Several of them broke bones and one had to be airlifted. They’re pretty screwed.

Drop ’em a few bucks. They’re in for a long painful ride without cash back to Portland, and could use food and pillows.

For locals: Babyland, Shiloe, and Sleepmask are playing a benefit for The Prids Tuesday night at Spaceland in LA (1717 Silverlake Blvd). I know this is short notice, but please help spread the word.

More info at:

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Innsmouth Community College Bikini Calendar Miss April

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Kraken Girl, originally uploaded by Grabthar.

You have no idea, Professor. I was browsing what I thought was the usual portfolio of young ladies in bathing costumes — a mostly innocent pastime I’m sure you’ll agree — when the most indescribably terrible sight met my eyes. The face was in part human, but this unspeakably alien… I… I can’t go on.

Arthur Lee needs your Love

This was received from Mike Watt:

Arthur Lee from Love has recently been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and has undergone 3 weeks of aggressive chemotherapy. Doctors are hopeful for a full recovery, but Arthur still faces more chemo, extensive hospital stays, and a possible bone marrow transplant. Arthur Lee has no health insurance to cover his growing (over $100,000+) medical bills.

Arthur Lee (Love) is a man larger than life. A flamboyant artist with a trail of myth and mythology that follows him like a purple feathered boa. His band Love was the first rock band signed to Electra, and Arthur is responsible for talking Jac Holtzman into signing the Doors. Before all this, in 1964, Arthur gave his friend, an unknown Jimi Hendrix, his first appearance on record (the Arthur penned My Diary, by Rosa Lee Brooks). Love’s third recording, “Forever Changes”, is still widely considered to be one of the great rock n roll discs of all time. Love were true artists, but not “careerist”. They preferred living together in “the castle” near Griffith Park, to life on the road. Arthur even turned down invitations to perform at the Monterrey Pop Festival and Woodstock.

In the 90’s Arthur spent eight years behind bars for “allegedly” shooting off a gun in his apartment. When he was released, he wasted no time getting back to the road and his music. During the past four years, Arthur has performed “Forever Changes” to sold out audiences and fantastic reviews throughout Europe and the United States, backed by the local group Baby Lemonade, and a string and horn section. Just when he thought his bad times were finally over, he learned he was sick.

To help cover his medical expenses, Spaceland Productions, Bruce Solar from The Agency Group, and Mark Linn from Delmore Recording Society are producing a benefit concert / tribute for Arthur. We would like to extend a warm invitation to those bands and performers who want to be part of this benefit to honor one of the greatest singer / songwriters of our time.

The concert will be held in late May / early June; we are looking at venues of all sizes: The Avalon, El Rey, Disney Hall, or Greek Theatre with the line up determining the location. Artists we are currently speaking with include X, Calexico, and Cake. Baby Lemonade is available to back up any singer and there will be a string section as well.

We are looking for artists to perform a few of Arthur’s songs that capture the spirit and magic of Arthur Lee & Love. All proceeds will go to Arthur’s medical expenses.

For further information please contact:

Mitchell Frank or Liz Garo: 323 662 7728
Bruce Solar: 310 385 2800
Mark Linn: 615 480 6923

Thank you.

Dear LazyCrazyWeb

Does anyone know of a substance abuse treatment program affordable for someone without medical insurance or very much cash? Specifically, one for someone who needs to get off benzodiazepines (Ativan, Xanax, etc.) and needs a medically supervised program to do so. I’m pretty ignorant about the options in this case but you’re the Internet and you know more than I do.

No, this isn’t for me. And I’m not going to gossip about who it’s for, either, so shush. 🙂

Ideally the location would be Southern California but relocation within the U.S. for treatment is also a possibility.