Since we have put some distance between the Wax Trax! Retrospectacle weekend in April, we wanted to check back with you and let you know what’s been going on.
First of all, for everyone who has been patiently waiting for the Center On Halsted fundraising results, the final numbers are in….and the numbers are great!
100% of funds went to the COH once show expenses were paid. Together, after the dust settled, we all helped raise a whopping $32,000 for the Center! We feel fortunate that the administration is letting us direct the donation into areas we feel the closest. We have decided to split the funds evenly between the COH Youth Program and SAGE (their advocacy program focused specifically for the LGBT elderly community)
This was absolutely a win/win for everyone. Thank you.
There is an official press release from COH being finished as we speak (Yep…complete with a photo of handing over the obligatory GIANT check). We will share that on our website as soon as they pass it along to us.
1. Monday, June 20, 2011 will be the first of a 2 part show with the super-gracious Mr. Christopher Laird from UK’s Radionowhere.org. .I sat down with Christopher and chatted about My Dad, Dannie and why Wax Trax! Records was able to do what they did. Tune in for some choice selections resurrected from the store’s playlist as well as my personal favorite gems from the label.
a link for more info and to listen can be found at radionowhereuk.blogspot.com
2. We are bringing back a couple of vintage Wax Trax! designs for our merch store and should have the items available in a few weeks. We are also hard at work with Front 242 and will hopefully be offering some of their limited shirt designs from the Retrospectacle on our site….More details soon!
3. sigh…yes, we know we are in desperate need of updating the site. We put everything we had into the Retrospectacle and once that was over we basically shut down from exhaustion.
We feel reenergized and the next step is to compile all the amazing fan photos and video from the 33 1/3 anniversary and corral them all in one spot on the site….as well as update our gallery of archived images and artists info.
we will keep you posted!
Thanks again for everything