I've been on the rock and roll tip long enough to know how easily dismissed rock and rollers can be. But you know what? All cheekiness aside, rock and rollers can be some of the most downright generous and humane human beings you'll ever meet. In the '90s, when I entertained ideas of making music myself, I performed in a few bands here in South Florida where half the time we gigged for free as long as door proceeds went to a cause. A good cause.
OK. So I'm a good guy.
From those days, the global plane has changed by leaps and bounds, I'm not living on halcyon days here, just saying to the casual reader, that maybe, sometimes, shit, more often than not, rock and rollers are some of the most giving folks on the planet.
Case in point? After the jump!
Metal's most theatric band, GWAR is currently auctioning off one of their hand-made Oderus Urungus masks -- worn from 2008 to 2011 -- in an effort to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon fiasco. The money will go to One Fund Boston, and currently the bid is only at $850.
This is no bipartisan bullshit! This is no Westboro Baptist Church ANTI-AMERICAN musings, this is a real deal effort by Americans for Americans!
You know you want one, so bid!
The mask was worn on tour by Oderus from 2008 to 2011 and appeared on FEARnet's sitcom Holliston. After you do your patriotic duty and buy it, you just have to pick it up from their Worcester show in Massachusetts. How do you big on this work of musical history/art?
Silent auctions for physical items will end on Wednesday, May 29th, at 10pm ET. Online bidders who will not be present at the event must be available via phone or text for bidding instructions starting in Tuesday, May 28th at 7pm ET, and during the events, while the items are on the table.
If that's not convincing enough, here are some videos to sway you!
GWAR - "Let Us Slay"
Let us slay down IGNORANCE!!!
GWAR - "Penguin Attack"
Attacking us with their little, swimmy, beady eyes!
GWAR - "Zombies, March"
Make your own political statements but fucking bid!!!
Click here to get involved, you know you want that mask!!!
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