Star Party We used to be in a rock band. And we say rock, we mean
"R-A-W-K," baby. Yup, those were the days... the free booze, the chicks, the
camaraderie, the musical synergy, the chicks, the overflowing appreciation from fans, the
chicks, the terrific payday at the end of the night from generous clubowners...
Bwah Hah Ha Ha HA HA HA!
Yeah, right. Actually, we never knew how valuable we were
because what popularity we had was owed to the dozens of charity shows we played
across town. Sure it sounds like no fun to play your guts out for free, but to be honest,
our most loyal and enthusiastic fans who turned out to support our other
endeavors came from the public service community and audiences from our many fundraising
shows. So, it is with a nostalgic wistfulness that we heartily endorse this and any
other call for musicians to help. The Trudy's 20th Anniversary Music Fest &
seeks bands to play Sun, Oct 12 at the Austin Music Hall. The event
is the Texas Star's gift to Austin (mmmmm, do sautéed mushrooms come with
that?) and all profits will benefit AIDS Services of Austin
and the Center
for Battered Women
. Send your demos, CDs, press kits, and sparkly attitudes
to any of Trudy's locations: 409 W. 30th; Burnet & 183; 360 & S. Lamar.
Deadline for applications is Sat, Aug 30. 476-2548.
Who Loves Ya Baby? We're
not sure if he's the real Herbie, but the "Love Bug"
will be the
object of desire at this summer's Center for Battered Women Raffle
. In honor of the "groovy" period when CBW opened in 1978, the center
celebrates its 20th Anniversary
with the giveaway of a restored '78 VW Bug. You,
too, can tool around town just like a Mexico City cabbie! Other prizes include two
round-trip tickets anywhere American Airlines flies, a shopping spree at Highland Mall,
and a stay at the Renaissance Hotel. The Bug will be on display at the following
ticket sales locations: Sat-Sun, Aug 2-3 at Sam's Wholesale, Capitol of Texas Hwy
& 360; Aug 9-10 at the Arboretum, near Amy's Ice Cream; Aug 16-17 at Wal-Mart,
183 & Oak Knoll; and Aug 23-24, at Book People, Sixth & Lamar.
I Am Curious. Bike. The last benefit for the Yellow Bike Project
rescheduled for next Sat, Aug 9, 6:30-10pm at EcoWise, 1714-A S. Congress. There will be
bluegrass and Cajun bands and plenty of grub and grog. Pedal on over. 916-3553.
Labor Day of Love Area hotels and businesses are sponsoring Twist'n Night for
, featuring Bill Haley's Comets, Thu, Aug 7, 7-11pm at the Austin
North Hotel & Towers, 6000 Middle Fiskville. Pedernales Valley Disaster
will benefit from the $25 tickets, which include entry, $5,000 in
gambling chips (did we mention the casino?), hors d'ouevres
, and a raffle
ticket. Then, on Labor Day weekend, Sat-Sun, Aug 30-31, the PVDR invites you to the
Labor Day Clean-up
in the disaster-stricken area. 451-0595 or 264-0825.
and Safe The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Teachers Network (GLSTN)
an ambitious and courageous Back to School Campaign
. They are encouraging gay
adults to write letters to their former schools to educate teachers and others on what
homophobia does to young people. Bigotry in schools is wrong. The organization has all
sorts of support material and info. Call them. 323-2329.
Out Youth announces its Expanded Hotline Hours. They plan to
open the line two hours earlier at 3:30pm each day, to accommodate the East Coast
time difference. There will be three volunteer training sessions at
Cornerstone, 12th & Red River, Sat, Aug 2, 10am-4pm, Mon, Aug 4 & Thu, Aug 7,
6-9pm. 708-1234. Want Some $$? Hey, Public Service Organizations: Now's the time to
submit applications to the Junior League for both annual Project
Proposals and Scholarship Fund Grants. Call the League for guidelines and
deadlines. 467-8982, ext. 203. Hightower World HQ Hightower Radio is
broadcast from Austin, Texas, but there's no place in Austin, Texas to
hear the popular populist commentator. Some local businesses are getting together to
develop a Sponsorship Proposal to present to local radio outlets considering
carrying the show. Interested? Call. 322-0688 or 477-5588.