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Help J. Robbins' son

Unread postby nat » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:27 pm

http://www.desotorecords.com/cal/index.shtml
Callum Robbins, son of J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels, plus a slew of producing and engineering credits) and Janet Morgan (Channels), is in need of your help.

In September, the now-ten-month-old Cal was diagnosed with genetic motor neuron disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 1), an often-fatal disorder; most children with Type 1 SMA will die before the age of two, as it affects their ability to crawl, walk, breathe, swallow, and control their head and neck. At this point in time, it does not have a cure.

SMA-stricken babies who live past the age of two are likely to be wheelchair-bound for life and probably require scoliosis surgery. The condition is an expensive one, especially for parents looking to test out its experimental treatments, which is something Robbins and Morgan hope to do.

As you well know, indie rock godfathers don't usually pull in the big bucks. Thus, DeSoto Records (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels) co-founder Bill Barbot has set up a PayPal account to raise money for Cal and his family. Donations can be made to the PayPal account of bbarbot@gmail.com or via the link on Cal's page.
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Unread postby swvr » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:40 pm

There's a benefit for the baby coming up in a few weeks... for you lucky Chicagoans...

"SAT JAN 27th AT EMPTY BOTTLE 8 PM 21 PLUS
$15 gets you in
(SPECIAL EXCITING HEADLINER TBA)
Chin Up Chin Up
Bobby Conn
Life & Times (Shiner folks)
Red-Eyed Legends

& some HOT RAFFLE action that will blow yr mind and "FUN STUFF"

pass the word, Chicago!"
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Unread postby swvr » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:40 pm

More benefit info, from http://tiny.abstractdynamics.org/

In case you are coming and wanted to know who is headlining the BENEFIT FOR J ROBBINS AND FAMILY THAT IS HAPPENING AT THE EMPTY BOTTLE SATURDAY JAN 27TH, I can tell you now, as well as some exciting raffle-items--thanks to many generous donors. Here, in fact, are all the details---I AM SO PSYCHED:

Saturday Jan 27th @ The Empty Bottle
Benefit for the Robbins family
8 pm, $15
ELEVENTH DREAM DAY
Chin up Chin up
Bobby Conn
Life & Times (Shiner folks)
Red-Eyed Legends

PLUS! THERES A RAFFLE!
* Mega-packs of new music, signed posters, books, t-shirts from Flower Booking, Sub Pop, Minty Fresh, Chicago Reader, Touch n' Go, Biz 3 & Puma , Atavistic and more -- including an autographed Sleater Kinney LP, autographed Tortoise boxet and more and more and more.
* VIP passes for two to Pitchfork Festival
* VIP passes to Intonation Festival
* dinner and a show for two at Schubas
* passes to Metro, Double Door and Smart Bar
* Boxsets and DVDs courtesy of Pitchfork
* Super special mix CDs from Reader critics and Fred Armisen
* Platonic dinner-date to Lula with Morgan Thoryk & myself
* Magazine subscriptions for Stop Smiling and Time Out
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