I’m terrible at following up, but the benefit that I did with my band on July 11 was a success- the show went well and we raised $600 for the AIDS Walk Washington DC.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support the cause!

Playing the show was a lot of fun.  My band did two covers; Tori Amos’ “Raspberry Swirl” and Depeche Mode’s “Halo”, from their 1990 album Violator, which they were touring to support when I met them through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  A couple of months before the benefit, Marshall (jamming out on the synth in the vid below) suggested “Halo” as a potential cover and programmed the song to perfection.

Here’s a clip from the benefit show, and our version of “Halo” with me rambling for a few seconds at the beginning... (Thanks, Stephanie, for posting the video!)





For my birthday, Gwenn got us tickets to go see Depeche Mode on their current tour, which is the best present ever.  Thanks to Gwenn for being the best partner a person could ask for, and a true Wish come true.

Positively Yours,
Shawn


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