I know that this song is played to death on commercial radio, but I just had to post it today. I am going to see Bon Jovi with my cousins Julie and Suzie in December and I have to say, we're pretty excited!
After 23 years, this music video still makes my heart flutter. Oh, and if you're wondering who my favorite band member was, it was and still is Richie. ;)
Cate Groufsky was an "irreplaceable soul", and her sudden passing has left a massive hole in the lives of many, none more so than her partner Gavin Smith and their 1 y.o twin boys, Ned and Tadhg.
In a show of mass support from a music community that Gav has been involved in for over 20 years, (The Cants, Sons of Lee Marvin, The Ghoulies,) a benefit, support & memorial gig will take place on Sunday October 24 at The Tote.
Doors open 1.30pm $20 entry. BBQ, Raffle, Donations.
Nici Blue Eyes Damn The Torpedos Wrong Turn The Devilrock Four Bakelite Age Sons of Lee Marvin Russian Roulettes Even Digger & The Pussycats The Meanies
In facing the obvious and immediate financial implications of such a life altering event, this is a genuine way of helping out Gav, Ned and Tadhg. But more importantly this day will enable family, friends and even strangers to come together as a community and give support to the Smith boys, and to help remember and celebrate the irreplaceable soul that was Cate.
If you would like to make a financial contribution:
Trust fund for Tadhg and Ned –Direct Payment details below.
If you would like to donate directly to a bank account, here are the details provided by Berry Street; please read the directions below to ensure that Berry Street directs the money to the fund.
Bank: National Australia Bank Branch: 330 Collins St, Melbourne... BSB: 083-347 Account number: 45-912-0903 Account name: Berry Street Victoria – Community Relations
If you contribute, please email Robert Nash (Berry Street) at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know the amount of the donation and that the contribution is for the "Trust Fund for Tadhg & Ned Groufsky" so that Robert can ensure the money goes to the fund and can issue you with a receipt for tax.
As some of you may know by now, aside from the fact that Gem is my friend, I am a really big fan of her artwork and her little collection of prints featuring pennants and beautiful 1960's inspired girls has not let me down!
Pictured is 'Hooray', printed on a page from a children's novel titled 'What Katy Did'. I have ordered all three and I will be stalking my letterbox until they arrive.