Monday, June 25, 2007

Hunting the Hunter

The other night (Friday?) in Tucson a bunch of gear was stolen from the van of Jana Hunter & Castanets.

"So, the story is, last night we played in tucson at solar culture.
afterward, we loaded our stuff up, went downtown, had a drink, and
went to a house to crash on the floor. en route, we damaged a door,
making it such that the door won't close and such that eventually,
before we return the vehicle to the rental company, we'll have to pay
on the order of 2 grand to replace the door.

seeing as how we had an unsecured vehicle, ray (castanets) slept in
the van. sometime during the night, some brave fuck(s) very quietly
opened the back door and took what they could carry. we assume their
were more than one of them given all the shit they managed to walk
away with. we're gathering what serial numbers we can, but in the
meantime, here's a rudimentary list:

JH gear-
fender classical guitar (ser.#9505151116)
new boss 20xl loopstation
boss reverb/delay pedal
original digitech whammy pedal
original b k butler tubedriver overdrive pedal
peavey 6 mixer (ser.#k0344300)
shure beta 98/s
custom flashlight circuit-bended thing

Castanets gear-
late 60's blue fender music master guitar
line 6 delay pedal
boss tremolo
mutron volume/wah pedal
boss tuner pedal
digitech metal master

all this after we had to fly our friend/drummer to the airport
yesterday morning so he could go to the hospital. pretty big bummer
all around.

since that message was sent out, a lot of kind folks have written to
ray and i asking with very kind words of sympathy and offers of help.
given that we don't expect to see our gear return to us and therefore
really could use the help, we've decided to set up a paypal account
and ask that whomoever is so inclined make a small donation to help
alleviate the costs of replacing our equipment. in order to accept
these donations, we have with the email address if these folks are feeling especially
generous, we'd also ask that they donate from their bank accounts or
paypal accounts so that we can avoid paying fees on the donations.

we're in the process of assessing how much we'll need to replace our
equipment, but in the event that we receive more than we need, we
plan to pass on whatever is left over to a charity or charities.

thanks for reading,
Tonight, I get to see Jana play at Good Records @ 6:30pm and later at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio. In Austin & Houston, she'll be playing with Pink Nasty (who was in the pews at Jana's Sxsw show), and next month she's opening for Rasputina.

I think this may be my last time to see her before she moves away. I'll hope she feels the inexplicable magnetic pull of this state and visits us often.

Jana Hunter - Babies

2 Great Live in-studio performances for Planet Claire.

Jana Hunter - All the Best Wishes

Jana Hunter - The New Sane Scramble

Keep your eye out for other bands stolen stuff at