(For context, read A Letter to the Country from an Emergency Physician)
I won’t lie, I’m not going to try to deliver an apolitical message here. Taking a passionate stance on an issue is almost certainly going to raise someone’s political ire and to attempt to lead a controversy free existence…
Thoughts from a doctor on our healthcare system and the medical profession.
Wow. Well we’ve been offline for a while- literally- we just got our internet back. Hurricane Sandy hit New York harder than any of us were expecting. We count ourselves lucky, even though our building was indeed flooded with over 4 feet of water. We were evacuated (luckily we heeded the warning) and couldn’t even get back to our neighborhood for 5 days- and our power was out for over a week.
This is a picture of the view from our lobby right before water started pouring over the flood gates, taken by a friend who stayed behind. Crazy, right?
And yet here we are, back home safe and sound with power and internet and that’s a lot more than some people can say. The Rockaways, Breezy Point- even the building right across from ours which the residents have been told won’t be inhabitable for 6 months.
So today we’re playing a benefit concert out in Queens organized by Sunnyside Cares (please visit our show calendar for details), and we’re working on a fundraiser of our own. Believe it or not, we already had a song in the works called… wait for it… wait for it… Hurricane. Neeley wrote it for friends in North Carolina who had a tree fall on their house last year, and we already had it partly recorded when the storm hit.
So stay tuned- once it’s finished we’ll be offering up all the proceeds from the download to hurricane victims. And in the meantime, give your loved ones a hug and take some time out of your day to give a little pre-Thanksgiving thanks for the roof over your head and the comforts of home.
Tumblr was born and raised in New York City. Like many of you, it breaks our hearts to see our neighbors — those in New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas — experience such loss and hardship in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
With hundreds of thousands still without power, water, and other…
Bunkering down for hurricane sandy.
I’ve always thought that ‘self-affirmations’ felt cheesy and egotistical, but this article makes me think twice. I love it when a story changes my mind about something…
A great review from Something Else!
So excited about our feature in Indie Artist Magazine!
A HUGE thanks to the folks at Jamsphere.com!
Wow what a whirlwind. We had such a blast at our Living Room CD release- here’s a pic of Andy with his 82 year old grandma (much respect to Nancy Rioux for coming all the way from Columbus OH). The place was packed with friends old and new, and we couldn’t have hoped for a more supportive crowd- thank you so much to everyone who came out that night.
Now it’s back to real life for a while- well except for this Friday when we play the CMJ Music Marathon! And next month’s gig at LIC Bar on the 14th. And our upcoming interview with Swerve Magazine. So maybe this is real life now…