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Attention Bands: looking for acts for this year's Banding Together - spondylitis benefit webathon
Lazlo from BlowUpRadio.com & LazlosDen.com here.
I am starting to plan this year's Banding Together - webathon benefit for the Spondylitis Association Of America, to broadcast on BlowUpRadio.com in October.
As many of you already know, this is a very personal benefit for me, because my wife suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. This is also a big deal every year that not only gets tons of listeners from around the world, but also raises a lot of money for a good cause.
The plan for the webathon this year is similar to last year. We will pre-record all sets.
As with previous years, we prefer to record sets here, but for those who cannot record here we will take pre-recorded live sets from bands who cannot record here.
For all bands who want to come here to record, we plan to record all sets acoustically live in our living room (still in Old Bridge, NJ) on weekends between now and when the webathon will air in October.
Every acoustic act will do a 30 minute set, but we'd like each act to stick around for a 2 hour block and be the audience for the other 3 acts. This worked really well the last time we did it, and hopefully will work as well this year. Please note that those recording here must keep it acoustic and no larger than a trio (you can record electric and as many band members as you like on your own...which brings me to...
If you wish to record a 30 minute set on your own, you are still more than welcome to (and I'm sure it will be easiest for any band outside of NJ).
I realize October seems a long way off right now, but if you can please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating if you are interested in being a part of this, and if you plan to pre-record on your own or not, it would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Also, please feel free to forward this on to other bands or people who you think may be interested in being involved.
ABOUT SPONDYLITIS (from www.spondylitis.org)
Spondylitis (pronounced spon-d-lie-tiss) is the name given to a group of chronic or long lasting diseases. These diseases are forms of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affect the spine, although other joints and organs can become involved. Spondylitis, unlike many other rheumatic (arthritic) conditions, affects young adults and commonly begins before the age of 35. Prominent researchers have stated that AS affects at least 1 in every 200 adults (approximately 0.5%) making it as common as rheumatoid arthritis. Although there is currently no known cure, there is much you can do to educate yourself regarding Spondylitis and its treatments. There have been significant advancements in medical treatments during recent years and there are treatment options for those afflicted that can reduce the pain and symptoms of Spondylitis.