The day of the marathon bombings I posted this:
"Today's bombing of the Boston Marathon has depressed me immensely. When I first saw the photographs my initial reaction was that it was a photoshop. My brain couldn't comprehend that areas I've walked past on regular occasions could possibly be bombed. In an attempt to combat all this negativity with a positive project, I figured it was time to unearth a benefit comp that has been in the works for a while.
About a month ago a my friend Jeff, better known to some as the guitarist for Boston-area punk band Yo Ticonderoga, lost his mother to brain cancer. Jeff organized a benefit show to help with some of his family's costs, and I brought up the idea of doing a comp so that the bands that wanted to help, but couldn't make the show, could donate a song.
The benefit show was one of the most heartwarming things I've been to, a mix of young punks, and middle aged biker friends of Jeff's parents, truly celebrating Mrs. Bernoth's life through music and fundraising raffles. Through the fundraising and an online donation page (for which one person alone anonymously gave $3,000) the family was able to help cover a lot of the medical and funeral costs.
The benefit comp is coming together, and Jeff has asked that the proceeds now go to both a brain cancer charity and to victims of today’s attacks."
Well the compilation is finally up, and with a stellar track listing of mostly rare and new songs: