Friday, June 29, 2012

Ozric Tentacles: Victimized in Colorado Fire

Not a ton to add

Not a ton to add other than this is really sad. A lot of the work Ed Wynne has goes back maybe even to the 1970's. And their home, studio, etc, are all gone now. I suppose things can be replaced, and memories still last. Plus maybe they have insurance, to help, but this is a shame, especially considering some of these fires in Colorado I heard were MAN MADE i.e. the work of Arson.

Hopefully they'll bounce back after this tour they're on, but for now, this is sad if you're a fan of Ozrics or music in general. I recall a lot of folks who weren't even fans of Sebastian Bach and Skid Row, spoke out a few years ago when that flood took everything from him and his family.

From the Ozrics Email List:
Topic: High Park Fire (Read 994 times)
« Reply #30 Today at 1:23pm »

Hi All,
We can not thank you enough for your kind words and concern during this difficult time.
On this solstice, Friday, June 22nd, 2012, our lovely mountain Erpland burnt to the ground,
taking with it all of our archives, photos, masters, studio equipment, artwork, a ton of instruments, the list goes on and on.
We were really having fun making those posh re-releases with all kinds of new images and bonus material, but all that is going to be a lot harder to find now. I was thinking to maybe open a P.O. Box, where if people have old photos or recordings or various other mementos collecting dust they think we should have, then perhaps they could send them on when they have the time. We have created this email account: for anyone who wants to send messages, digi images, or audio even (though it probably won't accept large files, but it's at least a contact for a start to open up some ideas), ...or any information on building houses, preferably sustainable, or anything at all that that they feel they would want to pass on to brighten the day be it a joke, or advice, or to advise us that they have any studio gear they are getting rid of, we're going need to buy a few things . . . !

Communication is quite difficult at the moment, we are kind of all over the place, things should settle down in a bit, but maybe not for a week or two, I'll try to keep checking in but the amount of questions I have to answer this week is quite over-whelming especially after not getting to come home after the tour, we're STILL tired from that ! =)

For all the locals in FoCo our friend Kyle from "Good Gravy" is putting on a charity benefit show for High Park Fire refugees this Friday evening, all proceeds go to rebuilding homes for those who have lost them.

Still shocked but alive. . .love & light ~ brandi x x (& ed & silas)