Hello friends and strangers. I'll try and make this as brief as I can because, honestly, I'm just trying to raise some money and give my friends bands some exposure while doing it. It's not really any deeper than that. Excuse the run-on sentences, it's late, I am tired, and I am full of burrito.
About two years ago my mother visited the Pembroke,ma Animal Shelter and found conditions there to be not wicked cool. Not negligible, but not very awesome. Not the type of place that you'd want your pet to live for an extended period of time might be the best way to put it. It seems funding from the town is what it is and the shelter got what it got. My mother is a god damn angel sent from Heaven, so she started a group called Friends of the Pembroke Shelter to raise funds and bring attention to the needs of local animals. I will include a link to their website below and you can read their mission statement and whatnot.
I've been playing in bands in and around Boston for about 15 years now and in that time have made some awesome friends in some really great bands. I've got friends in each of the bands on this compilation and I wouldn't have put them on if I didn't think they were a.) sick, and b.) warmhearted, caring individuals. Included as well are four of my bands (Idiot Genes, Black Cheers, Handsome Mansion, and Raw Sex) and I have no problem shamelessly promoting them.
I'm also an idiot. Some of you may know me for the dumb things I've done in the name of comedy that have garnered some press. Hopefully they've made you laugh. I may have confused more people than entertained, but I think that might be what art is about. Or at least that is probably what a pretentious person believes art to be about.
I came up with the idea of Mr. Spaghetti one day, then I killed him the next day. Then about a year later I resurrected him as a way to annoy the MBTA. And from what I heard from some sources, it truly did. Thus the name of the record. You can google it if you're confused.
Long story short, I wanted to use whatever low level popularity I may possess to garner support for this cause that my mother has championed along with some other great folks. Once the idea to help the pups popped into my head, I would have felt like an asshole if I didn't at least attempt to raise some money.
The price is $6. After the very small percentage that bandcamp.com
keeps for itself, all proceeds go directly to the charity. The goal is $2,000. This is a pretty big goal and I'm hoping I don't end up looking foolish trying to raise such a large amount, so I encourage people to donate more if they'd like, but it's not necessary. I just hope you can all enjoy some of my favorite Boston bands while also helping a good cause. That wasn't brief, sorry I lied to you. Thanks friends. Hutc or Ti :) Winkey Smiley
Support the shelter! friendsofthepembrokeshelter.wordpress.com/about-us/