Friday, July 31, 2009

Light the Night

We have changed to the Inland Empire edition of Light the Night which will take place in October. This change was necessary as our team leader had a conflict with the date. My new fundraising page address can be reached by either clicking the title of this entry or following this link:

http://pages.lightthenight.org/ocie/InlandEm09/makeshiftmedia

We have raised more than half of our goal so far. Please help us make it the rest of the way!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Why isn't Powderfinger famous in the US?

I really don't get it. Powderfinger are virtually unknown in the US and I can find no good explanation for this travesty. I got turned on to Powderfinger back in 2000, by Tom Cruise of all people. He mentioned them in a magazine article, from back when he was married to Nicole Kidman. He referred to them as being the Australian version of U2. I found this to be an irresistible recommendation, and shortly thereafter fell in love. My first introduction was Odyssey Number Five, a disc well worth seeking out. They have awesome releases both before and after that one, as well as solo work worth investigating, but Odyssey is a most excellent introduction to the band.