Feb201208
The Backpiece Continues
01:08 PM
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While we're in the midst of some renovations here at the Needles and Sins Compound, I'd like to direct your attention to my other blog, Bodysuit To Fit, which I'm using to chronicle my backpiece by Mike Rubendall of Kings Ave Tattoo.  We just wrapped up my sixth sitting last Friday (putting us at 22 hours of work to date) and my latest post touches on the pain, the process and the progress.

(WARNING: there are some pictures of my butt up there so, depending on where you work, some pics might be NSFW).

And, while I have your attention, I want to let you know about an event that I'll be taking a part in this coming Sunday at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn.  A fellow musician and old friend of mine by the name of Alex Berman has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma for 12 years now.  He's a tough dude, not to mention a father of young, twin boys.  He's about to begin an allogenic bone marrow transplant, which doctors say will save his life.  Needless to say, it's an expensive process, so a bunch of us in the New York music-scene have come together to help out.

This Sunday, starting at 1pm, we'll be having live performances (including an acoustic set from yours truly at 1:45pm) and a ton of CDs, vinyl and t-shirts for sale from local musicians - all of the proceeds from which will go towards Alex's care.

I sincerely hope you can come out to help us help Alex.  You can read about his story and donate online here.

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