Some friends of ours asked us if we had any items to donate to a good cause. Mike Adams, who used to work with us at our rad distributor Secretly Canadian, had a son born with some serious heart problems. We are glad to help a friend in need so we donated a copy of the now out of print Beat Happening Crashing Through Box set and two days in our supremely awesome studio, Dub Narcotic. Check out these and other cool items here. This auction has an amazing selection of special items that have been donated from a variety of independent record labels to support a great family in need!
Here is a little more information about Asa
“Asa was born via emergency c-section on December 30th. His parents were immediately suspicious and after a few tests discovered that he suffers from transposition of the greater vessels…a congenital heart defect. He has since had three heart surgeries but his prognosis is good. He’ll never play football but he will live a long healthy life and have a wicked cool scar.
Naturally there are serious financial costs involved so we asked our friends in the Bloomington and musical community at large to donate items for a good old fashioned auction.
Mike Adams is a longtime fixture in the Bloomington music scene. He plays as “Mike Adams at his Honest Weight” (#48 on Amazon’s best of 2011 list) and runs the boutique “Crossroads of America” label (XRA) as well. He has played in a slew of bands, most notably Husband & Wife and, most recently, has been occupying the drum seat in Tammar (Suicide Squeeze) while Sarah Swanson is on maternity leave. His days are spent taping government meetings for the local cable access channel.
Jessica Adams is a social worker who is currently getting her masters in social work. In addition to that, she is employed with Positive Link, where she has spent the last five years caring for HIV and AIDS patients of Southern Indiana.
I think everyone who’s ever met Mike & Jess can agree that we’re all better because of it. I’m not one to gush, but I’m going to: These are two of the kindest, most supportive and generous people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. – friend Megan Downey”