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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Cancer Sucks Band at the Rock and Sox Benefit

Last summer, when the Red Sox were visiting the Giants in San Francisco, Fenway West and The Connecticut Yankee hosted the 1st (hopefully*) Annual Rock and Sox Benefit for The Jimmy Fund and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It took a while to get all the music from recording engineer Robert Cogswell who donated his time to drive down to San Francisco, set up his gear, and then remix the recordings on his own time. MA native, Red Sox fan, and noted Bay Area photographer Susan J. Weiand drove up from San Jose and donated her time to shoot the photos and then process them in the middle of her busy and hectic summer concert season, again, on her own time. I’ve received the music, photos, and video and have them posted on The Cancer Sucks Band web site. The Cancer Sucks Band has a Facebook page, too.The total came to $1251 raised. While short of our ambitious goal, the benefit was deemed a success by patrons, musicians, Matt of Fenway West, Mike at Dana-Farber, and Fritz, owner of The Connecticut Yankee.

*As the 2011 schedule stands right now, the Red Sox play Toronto at home on Monday, April 18th, and then play the Oakland A’s on Tuesday, April 19th, and Wednesday, April 20th, the only 2 games they have scheduled in Oakland for the entire 2011 season. On Wednesday, they take off for Anaheim. I’ll be keeping an eye on the schedule for any revisions. Game times have not been announced yet. Once that happens, I’ll be able to assess the situation better.

We had a video camera on a tripod for a couple of songs. The web site has photos and most of the music from the show. Here’s 'Dirty Water':

The 2010 Cancer Sucks Band: Pat Nevins, guitar & vocals; Dave Stein, guitar & vocals; Mike Chase, keyboards; Jeff Faust, bass guitar; Mark Corsolini, drums & vocals; and yours truly Sonoma Dave Maciel on drums, vocals, and haircut.

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