New videos, new look, last minute updates — and who are the Rockaways?
We told you there’d be last minute updates and guess what, there are. Henri Smith, Joe Wilkins, Gary Shane and others have agreed to join Will Hunt‘s production of Cape Ann Rocks for the Rockaways tomorrow from 4-midnight at The Hive.
OK, we’ve gotten some questions about this benefit. People asking, Who are the Rockaways? It’s not who; it’s where. The Rockaways are a section of New York that was just creamed by Superstorm Sandy. People who live there are a long way from getting back to normal and need help (see articles here and here). One of my heroes, physicist Richard Feynman, was born in Far Rockaway. Among other discoveries, Feynman figured out what caused the Challenger Space Shuttle to crash. Check out this video for a great story of how he reluctantly agreed to join the Commission investigating the Challenger disaster and what happened next:
Speaking of videos, we’ve got some new ones on gimmesound — and we now feature them more prominently on the Home Page. If you’ve got a music video you think we should feature, leave a comment and let us know.
And what a weekend for Live music, which starts at 1:30pm today and 11:30am tomorrow and goes on into the late night both days! See full live music schedule here.