Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Sin In Wisconsin Vol. 1

It should come as no surprise that there are people in the United States who are less than thrilled with the results of the recent election.  Of course, this is the case with every election -- even with "landslide" victories (which this was not) there are millions who voted the other way.  But we are here to write about some of the disappointed people who aren't just sitting around complaining.  They are picking a cause that matters to them and working to support it.  These people are members of bands that have at least one member from the state of Wisconsin, the home state of Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and a man with enough front to lie about past athletic success, and then lie about his lie, but who can't bring himself to stand up to Trump very often.  These musicians have named their effort Wisconsinites for Planned Parenthood, and they have recorded an EP titled The Sin In Wisconsin Vol. 1.  The EP is available for pre-order at the Bandcamp link below, which also contains a link for further contributions for Planned Parenthood, an organization that likely is in danger under the incoming Administration and Congress.  The six bands also are performing at a fundraising event for Planned Parenthood at the venerable Sunset Tavern in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood tomorrow night, January 19.  I've linked the Facebook page for the event and for the Sunset Tavern below.

The project is headed by Seattle musician and Wisconsin native Sam Russell.  If I understand correctly, other Wisconsinites, and their bands, are Caleb Bue of Caleb & Walter, Jason Goessl, and Bart Cameron of the Foghorns, among others.  I may not have all the facts correct, but if Trump and Congress don't care about the truth, ethics or conflicts of interest, should anyone really care about things like facts?

To whet your appetite, here is the contribution from Sam Russell and the Harborrats:

Bandcamp for The Sin In Wisconsin Vol. 1
Facebook page for fundraising event
Sunset Tavern

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