|From Audrey Jones and the Harp-N-Soul raffle:
Black Cat Spirit of Harp-n-Soul raffle is now accepting instrument
donations which will be made to Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrocks.org).
Little Kids Rock provides free music classes and musical instruments to
children in our public elementary schools. Their unique program focuses on
popular music styles such as rock, funk, blues, rap, and hip-hop. The
curriculum reflects the diverse cultural backgrounds of the students.
Participating students also compose, perform and record their own music.
Donated instruments will be quickly put in the hands of their students
and/or auctioned off to raise funds to purchase basic instruments for the
In a separate announcement, Audrey also passed along the news that she had
created a flyer to be passed out at shows on the summer tour to help
spread word of the raffle, as well as the fact that the person making the
largest donation to the raffle will win an acoustic guitar signed by John,
Chan, and Brendan. For more information on the flyer or the guitar, please
see the Harp-N-Soul Raffle web
In more list news, Marc Sykes announced the Chant Poll results on the
blackcat list early this morning. We have a winner!
OK, I'm sure everyone is staying up late to sit by their computers for
this one, so here you go, each song with total points first, and
first-place votes in parentheses:
Time to get out your chanting lungs and yell for Emperor!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL EMPEROR 134 (19)
Conquer Me 89 (9)
Love of My Life 82 (8)
Escaping 81 (6)
Circle 79 (9)
In other news, John took some time after the band's recent shows in
Tennessee to stop by Bonnaroo and jam with moe. on Sunday, in a reprise of
last year's pre-USO Tour appearances. A setlist has yet to be posted, but
one will be when it is available. It is not known if John sat in with
other bands. Finally, according to the Denver
Post, the 4th of July show from Red Rocks will be broadcast on
Denver-based HDNet, a network for consumers with HDTV sets and cable
or satellite connections. Click the link above for the whole article.