Good evening all and welcome back to a fog-shrouded ClashBlog Towers. I never really expected this much fog when we moved here which may have been naive seeing as there’s a rather big ocean just down the street. It just happens to be the one-year anniversary of our move here from the desert of Arizona this week too. Regular readers of the blog will know I didn’t look back in anger or even at all so glad was I to escape from that town, if you love boiling hot weather there’s not much wrong with it but if you like getting outside between May and October may I suggest anywhere but.
A relatively short post tonight in case you’ve already read about this, but if you hadn’t I sincerely felt you should. Our friends over at Strummerville are trying some new fundraising activities this year and I wanted to try and raise awareness about a special auction being conducted via Charity Buzz. This all came about in conjunction with the great concert last week in New York City and there’s been some great items donated for the auction. At present there are 15 individual lots open for bidding until the 18th of February. The list for all items is right here and further information about the auction is here on the revamped and rejuiced Strummerville site.
While as you’d expect there are some primo Joe Strummer related items there are also donated items from others such as a signed Billie Joe Armstrong acoustic guitar in addition to rare prints of Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt. Of the Joe/Clash memorabilia I’d be hard pressed to know what I’d love to have most but would probably opt for the famed Bob Gruen photo of Strummer at the ‘Top of The Rock’ in New York in addition to a signed copy of his exceptional book of Clash photography to replace my somewhat dog-eared copy. Bidding on that item is currently at $709 if you want to make a silent bid and then send the loot along to your favourite blogger. Plenty of other items so go along and take a look or share this post with anyone you know who collects rare rock and roll memorabilia whilst at the same time give great assistance to Strummerville.
I’m going to walk the dog in the fog, just cos it rhymes. Thanks for dropping in. Which item would you bid for if money was no object?