Tuesday, September 14, 2010

On Cruise Control For A Bit

As you may or may not know by now, I was hospitalized last week for a few days for exhaustion and dehydration. I overdid things and forgot to make time to relax and eat during my work on the NY segment of the MDA Telethon. I have been home since Friday and am regaining my strength slowly.

Because I am committed to several things in the upcoming weeks I am putting THE ASYLUM on a break so that I can rest and still make those commitments which include The Official Launch Party for Bullspike Radio on September 23rd at The Trash Bar in Brooklyn and Rock Against Dystrophy at Cha Cha's in Coney Island on October 2nd.

I have an episode of THE ASYLUM in the vault. I am hoping to be back on air in full or partial within the next few weeks. Once I know I will post details and keep listening to BullspikeRadio.com as it's not stopping cause I gotta hit cruise control. Jay Scorpion and the gang are still going strong and I'm still there behind the scenes.

Thanks for the well wishes last week and I'll see you on September 23rd at The Trash Bar and Rock Against Dystrophy in Coney Island on October 2nd.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Telethon Is My End Of Summer Tradition

Every year people make plans for vacations and barbecues to end their summers and I just sit and listen to those plans while secretly praying for a cloudy, disgusting Labor Day Weekend. Why do I pray to the metal gods to clouds? So that people will be more inclined to stay home in front of their televisions searching for something to watch and hope that it's the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. And that while they watch they are inclined to make a donation for a cause that doesn't get the attention it deserves.

Ever since the age of 4 my Labor Day weekend has been spent in a TV studio as MDA has gathered people who care to put on a show and inform people about a disease that's been around for decades and ask people to donate any amount they can afford to give in the hopes of a cure being discovered. And in those 26 years I've been part of every aspect of it from being a goodwill ambassador as a child to part of the production crew now. From being a young child just asking for people to help those like me to producing videos that share the lives in individuals with Muscular Dystrophy so that the viewers can see how the money they've donated over the years helps individuals with Muscular Dystrophy lead a life as close to normal as possible.

And I sit here now writing this on the eve of the Telethon and try to conserve my energy for another Labor Day weekend of working to make sure more people know about MDA and what it does. Making sure more money is raised towards finding a cure, towards helping a family afford a wheelchair, towards giving a child with a form of Muscular Dystrophy a week of fun at MDA Summer Camp, and so much more that I'd be here for days writing everything. And I think about how tired I will be by the end of the show and I can't think of anything else I'd want to do this weekend.

Barbecues happen all summer long and vacations can happen anytime of year. So why not join my Labor Day weekend tradition and be part of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon by watching it, making a donation and telling your friends and neighbors to do the same. This is a tradition that matters and can make a difference in a persons life.

Check your local listings for time and channel or go to www.MDA.org and make your donation now.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rock Against Dystrophy To Be Featured On The MDA Telethon

The 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is this weekend and Rock Against Dystrophy will be there.

This past weekends Rock Against Dystrophy Karaoke Wheel of Death was filmed and will be aired during the last hour of the Telethon in the New York/New Jersey Area on My9.  John "Turbo" Shatesky, co-founder of Rock Against Dystrophy, will be live in studio to present a check for how much Rock Against Dystrophy has raised this year and will announce when and where the next Rock Against Dystrophy fundraiser will be happening.

New York/New Jersey viewers can tune in to My9 for the Telethon, which starts Sunday September 5th at 9PM EST.  All other areas check your local listings for time and channel.  And most importantly, please make a donation and help us knock out MD.