I've heard from Alan Stoker at the Country Music Foundation. They had
significant water in some portions but the precious audio, video & film
archives were not affected. I don't know about their fantastic artifacts
On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 8:07 PM, ADRIAN COSENTINI <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for the "Hi five" on this subject. I know there have been a lot of
> things going on in the world at the same time, but what's happening in
> Nashville, "Music City" is, well a disaster. I was in Nashville once in my
> life and I was so impressed by the musical culture and the creative talent.
> We as a community that acknowledge musical history and technology we should
> all do the best we can to help our brothers and sisters in Nashville the
> best we can. I know there are somethings that may never be put right, but if
> anything we can do to save what can be saved, let's do the best we can. To
> think the Gibson Guitar Factory, under water! Yikes! Some of my favorite
> guitars were made there. The Grand Old Opery, The Country Music Hall of
> Fame! I don't know why the media is playing this down, but it's almost a
> cultural holocaust. This whole thing blows my mind. But musical Nashville
> really needs help.
> On May 7, 2010, at 7:39 PM, John Spencer wrote:
>> Thanks for forwarding this to the list. The Annual Grammy Block Party
>> (5/11) has now been converted to a fund-raiser, and Vince Gill and his wife
>> Amy Grant did a small telethon last night and raised $1.7 million (it was
>> kind of Taylor Swift to cut a check for $500,000!). There are also a number
>> of smaller events being planned all over the city.
>> We are still continuing with our 13th annual AES Engineer's Relief Fund
>> Golf Tournament on 5/27 and 5/28, which has raised close to $1million over
>> the years and is a direct source of funds for engineers, musician, techs,
>> etc. who in most cases have no insurance.
>> If you do some quick Googling, you can find out about the CMHOF (flooded
>> basement but otherwise OK - got an email from Alan Stoker today), our
>> symphony hall (2 Steinways and a multi-million dollar pipe organ wasted),
>> The Grand Ole Opry, and the Opryland hotel, but there are a number of other
>> places that got slammed as well (Gibson, SoundCheck, Creation Audio
>> It kind of seems like there has not been much coverage about it, what with
>> the NYC bombing attempt, oil rigs leaking, and the stock market going like a
>> roller coaster, but I personally think it is a testimony to this town and
>> our citizens, and I'm proud of how the community has pulled together.
>> I can assure you any money you give to the MusiCares Nashville Flood
>> Relief will IMMEDIATELY go to help out our musical brothers and sisters.
>> If anyone would like more details or would like to be pointed to other
>> charity links, please feel free to call me or reach me at the email listed
>> Here's some pretty good summary links:
>> and if nothing else just catch this video clip, it's a bit tough for me
>> personally to watch but it is reality (when you see the stage door at the
>> Opry you'll know what I mean):
>> Thanks in advance for your thoughts and support.
>> John Spencer
>> BMS/ Chace LLC
>> 1801 8th Ave. S. Suite 200
>> Nashville, TN 37203
>> office (615) 385-1251
>> fax (615) 385-0153
>> cell (615) 714-1199
>> email: [log in to unmask]
>> web: www.bmschace.com
>> On May 7, 2010, at 4:55 PM, ADRIAN COSENTINI wrote:
>> I got this from NARAS (The Grammy's). As music lovers here is a great way
>>> to help "Music City".
>>> Dear Friends,
>>> By now we have all seen the devastating and profoundly life-altering
>>> effects of the recent and unexpected floods that hit Nashville and its
>>> surrounding areas. Many in this music community have experienced significant
>>> losses, and many of the city's iconic music landmarks have suffered
>>> irreparable damage. It's times like these when we must come together and
>>> help those who need it most. In light of these circumstances, The Recording
>>> Academy® and its MusiCares® Foundation which provides a safety net of
>>> critical services for music people in crisis have established the MusiCares
>>> Nashville Flood Relief Fund
>>> Emergency assistance already has begun, and 100 percent of every dollar
>>> raised will be immediately distributed to help those in the Nashville music
>>> community that are victims of the floods. Donations to MusiCares Nashville
>>> Flood Relief may be made at www.musicares.com/NashvilleFloodRelief.
>>> MusiCares' initial assistance will provide funds for food and clothing,
>>> gasoline and transportation, clean-up efforts, relocation costs, medicine,
>>> and other critical supplies. To apply for assistance, please contact the
>>> South Regional office at 615.327.0050 or toll free at 877.626.2748. A list
>>> of resources for flood victims is also available at the above link.
>>> I encourage you to help in any way you can, and let's all keep our
>>> friends who have been affected by this tragic event in our thoughts.
>>> Warm regards,
>>> Neil Portnow President/CEO The Recording Academy and MusiCares