Given the fact that we are recovering from a major wild fire that took out over 200 homes, some of which were owned by people my girlfriend knows personally and one of which was owned by a faculty member who was on her Ph.D. committee when she graduated last Spring (I think, when this all shakes out and given the size of this town, everyone will know at least one person who lost a home), I kind of felt a little levity was in order.
KCSB-FM canceled our on-air fundraiser that was scheduled for this very week, as it seemed like a bad time to beg for money for ourselves while the city was on fire, and FCC regulations for non-commercial broadcasters prevent us from raising money for others over the air. If any of my podcast listeners were thinking about donating to KCSB-FM during this time, I'd ask that you consider giving money to two victims that suffered severe burns and who also lost there home:
The Lance And Carla Burn Fund: Santa Barbara Bank & Trust 1483 East Valley Road Montecito, CA 93108-1248
I don't know either of these people, but I do know that KCSB's operating budget is in good shape comparatively speaking. Despite all of the headlines regarding this fire talking about "Oprah" and "celebrities", the fact is that a lot of the homes taken out were owned by working class people who bought in Santa Barbara 20-30 years ago when property values weren't the obscene amount that they are currently - even in a mortgage crisis. But, as I seem to do a lot lately, I digress...
Or consider giving to some of the victims of the huge fires in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Anyway, here were are with another cover song edition of NonDescript. At least locally, I hope this brings a smile to someone's face.
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It's usually this time of year when I write a concert review in the airport on the way to visit my grandparents. I like to start by talking about the wonders of technology and how, years ago, I could never have written a concert review in an airport.