Archive for August, 2004

Subject: Run Down Violence 5K

On July 25, David Cunniff took his daughters to (an Old 97’s) concert in Deep Ellum. A fight broke out and he was badly beaten. The 44 year father of two is paralyzed from the neck down and is hospitialized at Baylor Hospital without medical insurance.

Why We’re Doing It? This is not just another fun run! This is an event to raise awareness about senseless violence. It is also a run to help raise money for the family of David Cunniff.

Cost is $20 and people can register at Legal Grounds at 2015 Abrams. The race starts at 7pm on September 2, 2004. The will be drawing for prizes and everyone who registers gets a t-shirt designed by Art Magnet students.

The Race Down Violence 5K is an effort by friends and people who are outraged at these types of life-altering violence and want to do something as well as standing up as a community to denounce violence.

The race will start at the Lakewood United Church at 2443 Abrams Road.

Let me know if you need any additional information. You can reach me at my office at 214-747-6660 ext. 6637

Thank you for your help.

Dawn Quiett (dawnquiett AT yahoo DOT com)

Public Relations and Advertising Manager

The Sixth Floor Museum

The Old 97’s are working on setting up a benefit show for David Cunniff, the Dallas father who was severely injured in an altercation at the Old 97’s July 25th show in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district, an assault for which his assailant has now been arrested. More word as the situation develops.

And for whatever combination of reasons, the next Old 97’s show in Dallas, just confirmed for October 30, will not be in Deep Ellum, but in the newly renovated Granada Theater in the Greenville Avenue area.

You guys are familiar with the World Cafe, right? It’s a great and long-running music program that runs on some 165 public radio stations around the country. Well the Old 97’s will be the featured guest TOMORROW, August 20. If you miss it, can listen online Monday to Friday at 2pm ET or 1am ET by going to http://www.xpn.org/listen.php

Also, the 97’s will be on the small screen again next month, this time on CNBC’s McEnroe, on Wednesday September 22. The show airs from 10 – 11pm ET.

In other TV news, have you seen this ad? To the sweet and dulcet tones of the Old 97’s “Question,” a young and handsome couple spend a romantic day together, at the end of which the guy suddenly puts the girl into a taxi and sends her away in favor of playing the latest release of a popular video game. The sponsor? EA’s Madden NFL 2005.

Finally, here’s a fine new review of Drag It Up from popmatters.com. And you know what’s so great about it? Because finally here’s a reviewer who gets the significance of this album, in what could and should be a career of many decades for the Old 97’s. Enjoy.

Did you miss the Old 97’s on Kilborn? Not to worry, CBS reruns the Old 97’s July 30 appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn TONIGHT. Also we got a nifty new review of Drag It Up from the August issue of SoCal’s Mean Streets.

Also, did you happen to catch the story of the scuffle turned tragic at the Old 97’s July 25 show at Dallas’ Gypsy Tea Room? Well now you can do something to help, as a benefit fund has been set up in the victim’s name. Please send donations to Northridge Presbyterian Church, attn: Brent Barry, 6920 Bob O Link, Dallas, TX 75214.

Also, you can begin to pre-order your tickets for most Old 97’s October shows, beginning tomorrow. Tickets for the 10/14 El Lay date are already on sale! In additon, the Old 97’s Image Archive page is also back up and walking, if not running. Check it out.

Finally, two notes on the Old 97’s Merchandise page. First up, the supplier is already out of Drag It Up CD’s, and until they get restocked, you won’t see a button to order the CD on-line. Second, I just received this note from our friends at amplifier.com, who operate the Old 97’s on-line store:

“Apparently, Yahoo! is having some rare technical problems today which has caused some of their stores to go down. Unfortunately, www.amplifierstores.com is being affected by this.”

“We have a trouble ticket in with Yahoo!, but they said it could take up to 24 hrs for the issue to be resolved (typical). In the mean time, we have moved the affected online stores to another location (our old store). Please change the Merchandise link on Old 97s.com to: http://store.yahoo.com/copernica/old97s.html This will resolve the problem until www.amplifierstores.com is back up.”

So now you know.

Tired of paying outrageous service and handling fees to TicketBastard? Me too. Well now you can pre-order most of your Old 97’s tickets online, without feeding the TicketMaster-USA Networks-Vivendi-Universal cartel, just by clicking here! Ah, I feel better already.

There’s also a great new reviews of Drag It Up in the Orlando Sentinel, the UT Daily Texan, USA Today, and a terrific feature that originally appeared in the NY Daily News. Check ’em out!

Thanks to all your photo submissions, the new photo page should be back up in the next couple of days, but the new Downloads page takes it’s first baby steps today, with a newly updated Old 97′ screensaver and thanks to Traycie West.

Hey kids, we got a bunch of new Drag It Up reviews up, with more to come, including some of yours. And stay tuned over the coming days as we roll out the all-new photos section, plus something new here at old97s.com – the very mention of which used to make the good folks who worked in the bowels of the AOL-Time-Warner-Elektra Deathstar tremble with fear and loathing – we’re gonna have us some .mp3’s. Rarities too. Complete songs in their full 160 kbps glory. So stay tuned!