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Nashville Flood photos/volunteer info

May 4, 2010

The flood waters that have turned Nashville into “Nashlantis” came close to our house but thankfully spared us. There are many, MANY who were not so lucky, so first and foremost I want to direct you to this post on Nashvillest, where they are continuously and tirelessly updating info about where volunteers are needeed, where they’re not, where supplies are needed, where they’re not, and just about anything else about how to help. Seriously, those girls deserve a medal of honor for their awesome work aggregating information and putting it all in one easy place. Morgan/Christy- I’m buying you both a drink next time I see you out. If manual labor is not your thing, the best thing you can do right now is CONSERVE WATER. As of now the water supply is perfectly fine and safe to drink, however officials are concerned that with one water treatment plant flooded and another threatened, Nashville may end up with a clean water shortage. LIMIT YOUR WATER USAGE TO ONLY THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITIES. WHEN YOU TAKE SHOWERS, LIMIT THEM TO 3 MINUTES OR LESS, AND DON’T USE DISHWASHERS OR LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINES. DON’T EVEN WADE THROUGH FLOOD WATER UNLESS YOU HAVE TO, BECAUSE IT IS LIKELY CONTAMINATED WITH RAW SEWAGE.

Relating this to the local music scene: there will be many benefit shows in the next few weeks, the first of which is happening at Mercy Lounge tomorrow (Wed.) night. They have turned their Cinco De Mayo party into a benefit show, and it will feature Paper Route, How I Became the Bomb, the Dozen Dimes, Hillbilly Casino, and possibly more. Please come out and donate some $$$ to help out. Also, my band Powerbrrrd had our first show in many months booked this Sat. May 8th at the End, and we’ve all decided to turn it into a benefit show as well. Other bands are Diarrhea Planet, Frank the Fuck Out, and Bad Cop, and Spanish Candles. We’re gonna try to start right at 9 since we’ve got 5 bands. It’s Diarrhea Planet’s EP release show as well.

If you’re interested in some of the statistics on this event, check out this public information statement from the National Weather Service containing most of the records that were set/broken this past weekend.

In dire times like these, it’s good to lighten the load on your mind for a minute and just laugh at something. So in case you haven’t already seen it, I give you the Great Nashville Weather Penis.

Here are a few select photos I took Sunday and Monday at the Farmer’s Market and in my neighborhood in north Nashville. The full set is on my flickr.

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3 Responses to “Nashville Flood photos/volunteer info”

  1. Chris Hatter Says:

    Vintage Radio Gods are interested in performing some benefit shows for Nashville flood relief. Please contact w/any info on open slots and additional shows.


  2. Oh my gosh… these pictures are mind-blowing

    Nashville needs your help. If you can help, or know someone that can, please spread the word: http://wp.me/pq3cW-i9

    Comment if you stop by!

    Jordan

  3. Chris Hatter Says:

    NASHVILLE FLOOD RELIEF BENEFIT SHOW
    Exit/In
    Friday, May 7th at 10pm
    Tickets: $10

    The lineup thus far is Christy Eidson (comedian and host), Rick Wey (comedian), Ryan Williams (comedian), Nathan Thomas (band), The Jones’ (band), Holy Crap (band), and Vintage Radio Gods (band).

    Showtime is 10pm, tickets are $10. Proceeds go to Hands On Nashville, Red Cross of Middle Tn, Humane Society, and Davidson Animal Shelter.

    We’re known as the Volunteer State for a reason! Come out and show you care. We take care of our own!


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