Calvin Johnson over at K Records is a great guy. He donated some Beat Happening test pressings and they are being auctioned off to pay off John Stabb’s medical bills and help his widow get back on her feet again. Please consider bidding on this signed test pressing of the Beat Happening’s Dreamy.
Calvin Johnson over at K Records is a great guy. He donated some Beat Happening test pressings and they are being auctioned off to pay off John Stabb’s medical bills and help his widow get back on her feet again. Please consider bidding on this signed test pressing of the Beat Happening’s Jamboree
The list of signatures includes the following namessmile emoticon
Jim Saah (photographer)
John Moloney (Thurston Moore)
Alec MacKaye (Untouchables)
Amanda Mackaye (Organizer)
Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat)
Skeeter Thompson (Scream)
J. Robbins (Burning Airlines, Government issue, Jawbox)
Brooks harlan (Avec, War on Women, Office of Future Plans)
Tom Berard (historian)
Gordon Withers (Bells, Pauses, Office of Future Plans)
Scott Crawford (filmmaker)
Tom Lyle (government issue)
Brendan Canty (Fugazi)
Devin Ocampo (medications, Beauty Pill)
Danny Ingram (youth brigade, Dot Dash)
Hunter Bennett (Dot Dash)
Terry Banks (Dot Dash)
Nathan Strejcek (Youth Brigade, Teen Idles)
Dante Ferrando (Grey Matter, Owner-Black Cat)
Peter Moffett (Government issue)
Shawn Brown (Dag Nasty)
Phil Venable (organizer)
Janet Morgan (Channels, Shonben)
Anna Connolly (photographer)
Folks, someone generously donated this from their collection to help out Mina.
This is an original pressing of Dischord #4, Government Issue’s Legless Bull EP. Only 1,000 of these were made. Classic harDCore.
Just a quick note to let you know we have BOYCOTT CANCER shirts left. Please consider buying one. $20 with S&H included. All profits go to help Mina Devadas pay off John’s treatment bills.
As I’m sure many of you know, John Stabb passed away early Saturday evening. He was with those who loved him and it was very peaceful. All his suffering is over and he’s now part of the infinite. I will miss him more than I can say.
I never played in a legendary hardcore band nor was I ever in a band with John. My memories of John revolve around hanging out at shows or at the townhouse I shared with Lou Perez and Sean Epstein. I can still see him sitting on the ratty green vinyl chair in the living room. Later, I helped book a few shows for the band he fronted, History Repeated.
First and foremost, John was always a good friend and a good man. He was always supportive of my ideas. As a matter of fact, sometimes he was more enthusiastic about them than I was! He had a crazy energy and a light around him that few people do.
It’s sad to use the past tense describing John, but that’s just describing his physical being. It’s up to us to remember his ferocious love of life, his tenacity to be creative in the face of overwhelming odds, and his intense devotion to his friends and loved ones. We should all take a lesson from that.
John Stabb will live on forever.
This 20 years of Dischord Box Set is being auctioned off to raise funds for John Stabb’s cancer treatment.
Folks, Henry Rollins graciously donated an auction item to help his friend, John Stabb, out. It’s a signed copy of Black Coffee Blues. It’s in MINT condition and a great collectible and read.