Well, I’ve professed my love and admiration for the fine folks over at the Mark Sandman Music Project before, and I’m about to do it again.
2009 marks the 10 year anniversary since the incomparable Mr. Sandman’s passing, and the folks at the Music Project have teamed up with the cats at Hi-N-Dry records to do some special things to show the world that Mark’s dream of providing musical opportunities to kids lives on.
Starting on July 3 (the date of Mark’s final concert in Palestrina, Italy), a number of artists will post their renditions of Sandman compositions at the Hi-N-Dry website to stream and/or download. Additionally, selections of Mark’s solo spoken word performances and “deep archive tracks” will be available. The series will culminate in September with a concert in Mark Sandman Sq. in Central Square, Cambridge, on or around Mark’s birthday. The concert will feature a rare performance by Orchestra Morphine, a silent auction, and more.
All proceeds, of course, benefit the foundation.
Donations can be made by check to:
The Mark Sandman Music Project
191 Highland Ave, B-7 Somerville, MA 02143
mp3: Why Can’t It Be Like The Old Days (spoken word, live at the 40 Watt, March 22, 1999)