mr. zilla goes to town

Sunday, October 23, 2005

earthquake benefit

Last night's earthquake benefit raked in over 350 quid (or about AUD 850) for the DEC appeal, with more to come. Hooray!

Update. Right, so the gross was a round £360 and less the costs to make the CDs, net donations came to £340. Now special thanks must go to Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, who with the merest tick box on a donation receipt, allow the underlying income tax to be instantly and conveniently folded back in to increase the pot by about 28%. So we're up to 435 Sterling, or over a thousand redbacks. God save the Queen!

Sober reflection (which was quite an impossibility on Saturday night) says that given the scale of the disaster it's not much in the grand scheme of things. Nonetheless its very satisfying that at least we've been able to drum up much more than Ms Z and I could afford to put in personally, and great to be able to transform good tunes and good times into a small part of something necessary and worthwhile.

Big ups to the Honeypot owners who dropped a big whack of the night's gross in, to fellow Oxford DJ Dan Ofer from Bossaphonik who dropped in with some killer latin & nu-jazz tunes, but most of all to the tireless efforts of my most wonderful Ms Z. Between slaving over a hot laptop for many hours designing the posters and CD artwork, and bouncing around the bar collecting the cover charge and enticing CD sales, I'm quite sure she put in the lion's share of the effort over the last week.

Now stay tuned for the online leg of the appeal... once I figure out exactly how to run it!

2 Comments:

  • hey buddy
    well done! count me in for one of your mix cds if you have any left...

    By Blogger The Capgras Delusion, at 1:56 pm  

  • we sold them all but will be making more this week to fill some extra orders, so no problem.

    By Blogger mister z, at 8:09 am  

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