Sunday, November 8, 2009

Unpronounceable advocacy

Cinder Bridge will join a bunch of other musicians today for a benefit at Old Town Artisans. The organizers will be taking donations to aid a family with urgent medical needs.

Last night we got e-mail from Ted Downing, a former state representative who's going to be co-MCing the event. He wanted us to write a few lines that he could read to introduce us. Here's what I came up with:
A hard-driving coffeehouse band, Cinder Bridge has been compared to Carole King, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, and Tori Amos, none of whom sound anything alike. Cinder Bridge is the most talented band in the United States to play any songs relating to myalgic encephalomyelitis advocacy. It is also the ONLY band to play any songs relating to myalgic encephalomyelitis advocacy.
We usually don't mention the advocacy in our bios because only three of our songs relate to ME/other invisible illnesses. But hey, it's a healthcare-themed concert, so it works.

The fun part will be seeing if the MC can pronounce myalgic encephalomyelitis.

If you happen to be reading this in Tucson, come down and see us. The event kicks off at noon and goes until after 7 p.m. Cinder Bridge plays from 2:20 to 3:15. Old Town Artisans is at 201 N. Court Avenue.


Anonymous said...

How was the gig? How was the pronunciation?


cinderkeys said...

See above. :)