Thank you for reaching out and saying you'd like to help us. We are lucky people. We get to travel the world and play music. We are alive. We are blessed with a lot of wonderful people who we get to call friends.
But yeah, our luck ran the fuck out today. Our van got broken into... all our guitars, pedals, cymbals, hardware, and clothing got stolen. I've been on the phone with the SF police department for about an hour itemizing all of the shit that got jacked, and I'm pretty sure they just lost the list (edit: yes, they lost the list.)
Anyway, we're accepting donations if you want to donate. Please don't feel obligated to do anything because we give away our music for free, we have never wanted anything in return for that.
But if you're looking at a bunch of sad boys and girls who no longer have any clothes, wandering around naked with sick riffs and no tone, dredging through this stupid country playing for nice people like you, some of whom cover their ears through our entire set, some of whom bring us drawings, treats and good vibes, well... click here to send us some money for our Old Navy Guitar Center shopping spree baby.
Wow. We are completely blown away by your generosity and kindness in the comments. Seriously, we've all been on the verge of tears all evening. We can't even.
I saw all these donations and comments after the last stretch of the seven hour process of filing a police report in San Francisco, wherein Kevin and I were at the Mission Police Station, which is like a perfect cross section of a police station, an emergency room and a DMV.
I thought that as a "thank you" I'd record an acoustic version of a new song on my friend Nick's tiny guitar: https://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=tBfwS4H8QMg
We honestly never thought we'd reach our initial goal, it was kind of an arbitrary number. After itemizing what's been stolen, we've raised the limit to more accurately reflect our losses.
But still, please DON'T FEEL OBLIGATED TO DONATE! We love you either way. But to those of you who did donate, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for showing us that the world isn't all bad. We are lucky to have you on our side.
Peace and love,
Jeff, John, Kevin, Mike & Christine
* More photos of the missing gear can be found at: https://sideonedummy.com/blog/article/help-jeff-rosenstock-get-his-gear-back If you find any of this stuff online or in a pawn shop or Guitar Center or literally anywhere, PLEASE contact [email redacted] ASAP. Thank you! *
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