Thursday, May 31, 2007

Spin reviews Ben Gibbard solo show in Seattle

Spin, the magazine that I consistently forget even exists, has posted a review of Ben Gibbard's solo show at the Showbox here in Seattle. They have mostly nice things to say about it.

I didn't realize, until reading the article, that the show was sponsored by Real Change (the newspaper). It doesn't seem to have been a benefit for Real Change, but rather it was sponsored by them. I don't think I even understand that concept. I mean, I get it when something is presented by Mountain Dew or a radio station or some such entity. But, what is implied by having a newspaper whose stated goal is to "create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty" sponsor the show? Anyone?

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gabe said...
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gabe said...

here's a direct quote from http://www.rockforrealchange.org/

"Real Change offers opportunity and a voice to Seattle's poor and homeless while we build for power and take action on the issues that matter.
Our activist community newspaper is the best kept secret in Seattle, and we're stepping out this week to introduce people in the music scene to what we do.
5% of bar proceeds benefit Real Change. Sponsored by The End (KNDD), Dewars, and The Stranger."

.gabe
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