Friday, January 29, 2010

Lost City Radio Benefit for Artist Donald Cecil by Denise Vasquez

Art & design by Donald Cecil ©2009

The other day, my neighbor Avi

Knocked on our door

He invited my man Randy Martinez

And I to a very special show

At The "M BAR" in Hollywood, CA

The show Was a benefit

For the family of Donald Cecil

Don was the artist who did all the design

Associated with Avi's band

"Lost City Radio" EP "Bad Descions"

Art & design by Donald Cecil ©2009
Which they self released at the end of 09

Sadly, Don passed away suddenly on Nov 6th

The day after the release of the album

That bares his artwork

The benefit had a wonderful turnout

The gathering felt like a wonderful

Celebration of Don's life

During the benefit, The band

"Lost City Radio"

Played an incredible, heartfelt

Set that kept all of us in

The audience both captivated & entertained

I was able to

Capture the essence of emotion that was felt that evening

With my Canon Powershot SX20-IS

Here's some of my favorites:
Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010
Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010
Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010
Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010
Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010

After the show, I asked Avi to email me more details about the benefit

I'd like to share what Avi wrote me...

"Don was an amazing guy who donated his time and considerable gifts to our band freely and generously. He was one of those people who did what he did because he loved creating. Any personal gain was an afterthought.

This show was and our way of trying to give something back to him and his family. And it was a way to make a real and direct difference in one family’s life. All proceeds from the door as well as from merch sold that night will go directly to a trust fund established for the education of his two sons, Thomas and James.

We also were asking people to consider attending in spirit by sending their

cover charge directly to the family at:

Thomas and James Bull-Cecil
PO Box 2030
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358

Of course people are welcome to contribute more if they can, but we thought asking for donation that would be equal to what people paid if they attended the show was a nice low pressure way to handle it

We've also set up a merch store at

From today through Feb 5th all the proceeds from merch sales will be

donated to the Cecil Family as well.

We're also trying our best to share don's art with people as much as we can

Here's a link to his flickr site

Thanks so much!

Avi Glijansky

Together WE CAN make a difference!

PeAcE LoVe ArT & sOuL
Denise Vasquez
Award winning Artist & Founder of WO+MEN 4 A CAUSE

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