Friday, January 30, 2009

Cool Stuff, Really Great Cause

Ever wanted a big metal rooster sculpture made from barrel pieces? Now is your chance!

The Anna Ives online auction is happening now through February 2nd. A benefit for four-year-old Anna Ives, the auction includes art, music, clothes, and collectibles, among other things.

Anna was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2007, and has since had two successful brain surgeries. She is currently undergoing special preventative treatment in Boston. Here is a story that Flyer music editor Chris Herrington wrote for this week.

"A lot of people don't have money, but they do have things, so this is a way they can contribute if they want to," said Eric Friedl, Zac Ives' partner in Goner Records.

Though he had raised money online for friends during Katrina, Friedl said in an interview last week that an online auction was the "next step in complication."

"I'm waking up in the middle of the night thinking about the things that are going to go wrong and how we can head them off at this point," he said.

In case you don't have time to scour the site, I thought I'd highlight a few selections. After all, I do get paid to be on the internet all day (or something like that):

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