Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Looking for Your Financial Support
You would think that a band on a well-known national indie label like SideOneDummy Records would have all the money in the world; free to spend it on whatever bizarre whims they might devise. Well, you would be really, really wrong, actually.
So what they've done is establish a site (here) where fans can donate whatever they can to help inch towards their goal. And luckily, the goal is pretty modest: $5,000. So far they've raised $150, so there is still a long way to go. The band seems to realize that asking their fans to open their wallets, in these economic times especially (if you haven't heard, it's not great out there), is a hard sell, but are pressing on regardless.
There are plenty of chances coming up to donate--or not--to the Dusty Rhodes movie fund; this Saturday at Karlfest in Costa Mesa, Sunday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, and Thursday, October 8 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The National Endowment for the Arts ain't got nothin' on OC music fans.