Welcome to the eighteenth BloodThirsty Vegans newsletter. March 2011 Edition.
The BloodThirsty Vegans (BTVs) is a musical family that makes music (sweet, sweet music)
about peace, love and understanding to unite the human family, foster respect for
the interconnected web of life, and remind the tribes how liberating it was to
dance the dances of freedom.
Currently the BloodThirsty Vegans are My Rap Name is Alex,
Janna "MC Vendetta" Willoughby, Dave Harter, Ben Sachs,
Bryan "Brrrn" Lohr & Kaitlyn Marie Gardner
and sometimes Michael Delaney or Liz Bailey.
Contacting BloodThirsty Vegans directly is pretty simple.
We are all regular visitors to our facebook page.
We design and operate our own website at bloodthirstyvegans.com
that has message forums where you can
leave messages for us or other BTV friends and fans. We also have
myspace and twitter.
They say "no news is good news"
And if they're right about that then we have a newsletter full of
good news. This newsletter will be pretty short because there's not a lot to report.
Looks like plans might be coming together for recording songs and shooting a possible
music video. We have a lot of great shows planned for NEXT month, April. But for this month...
well... please come see us at Dance Alive on Friday if you get a chance. That may be our
only public show this month.
[QuickQuestion] What do you like about BTV?
Back in October of last year we started asking our fans some quick questions on camera
and last month we finally finished putting the first one together. Lots of neat costumes
from last year's Haflaween and lots of really fun answers to the question "What do you like about BTV?"
Dance Alive! [6:00pm]
695 Elmwood Ave
[$5 recommended donation] [All Ages]
Dance Alive! March 2011
Friday March 4th - All Ages Dance Party (bring your toddler, go get your grampa, LET'S DANCE!)
at the UU Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave - Buffalo, NY 14222
(at the corner of Elmwood & W Ferry (please use the garden side entrance))
featuring music by BloodThirsty Vegans, Quest for Friends and the mighty TABAPOE.
We are now booking shows for April and May of 2011,
please send any ideas or inquiries to booking at bloodthirstyvegans dot com.
For more info on our upcoming show schedule check out this
link where we post upcoming shows.
Dance Alive! - Dance Alive was really fun this February. A lot of people showed up
(lot's of folks came to see Whiskey Reverb). Dave was very sick and Kaitlyn was preparing
for a test so we got to play with Kilissa Cissoko on keyboards for the first time in a long
time, and our friend Shane who practiced with us before but never played a show with us got
to officially become a BloodThirsty Vegan.
Flying Squirrel Fund Raiser - Then, a couple weeks later a lot of people showed up to see
Dream n Reality --a really cool band of young musicians from the Rochester Area-- at our fund
Raiser for the Flying Squirrel Community Space. This video is the first public performance of
our new song "It's Like That!" by the 6 of us. And we ended up raising $220 for the Flying Squirrel
Elmwood Lounge - Then a week later we premiered yet another new song for the folks at
the Elmwood Lounge. We paid tribute to Manny Fried and performed a lot of political song
lyrics that we believe may have led to some unAmerican activities.
First of all, our deepest gratitude to all of the amazingly awesome people all around the area
who did anything --big or small-- on the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing. Buffalo managed to get
our ban passed which did a ton to bring attention to the issue and ended up uncovering the
dumping of produced frack water in our local waters. It sometimes can be very inspiring
to stand back and look at what can be accomplished when we refuse to lose.
Second, a huge thank you to the folks at the Flying Squirrel Community Space for being
great hosts. We made a bunch of new friends and had a lot of fun and raised funds for
some great causes.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Dance Alive and Elmwood Lounge shows.
Lastly, just thanks again to all of the freedom fighters all around the globe for showing
what people power can do. There ain't no power like the power to the people.
Go love someone. Peace.