Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Daptone dealt a blow: Can you help?
From Mike Watt's mailing list. Daptone is the home of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and a bunch of worthy soul artists. I'm not sure Rod Stewart being inconvenienced will upset many readers but the burglary should.
As you may have heard through the grapevine by now, Daptone was broken into last night. Unfortunately, there was a lot of equipment (mics, pre-amps, monitors, turntables, guitars, amps, computers, etc.) stolen and damaged. It is going to take us a while to go through everything and take full stock of what was stolen, and we are not supposed to touch anything until the cops come back to collect fingerprints so we can only guess what's missing from some mic drawers and cabinets....
I would like to ask for everyone's help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music
shops, and secondly (and more realistically) keeping an eye out for good deals on headphones, mics, pre-amps, etc. I could really use a heads up on any kind of studio package for sale or studio equipment to be possibly bought or borrowed as soon as
possible. We have a session scheduled for Friday to lay down some music for (I know this sounds surreal) Rod Stewart, and I'm going to have to get the studio running by then...
Upon first glance we are definitely missing:
- Fender Super Guitar Amp in case
- Fender Deluxe Guitar Amp
- A whole bunch of headphones and wires
- Nydia's HP laptop computer
- One Desktop MacIntosh Computer
- One Purple Audio API style lunchbox with four Purple Audio Biz mic pre-amps
- 2 Yamaha NS10 monitors
- Vintage Harmony Rocket Guitar
- One steel string acoustic guitar
- Martin Tenor sax in a gig bag
- Technics 1200 turntable
- Ion USB turntable
- Teac Receiver/stereo amp
- Sony dual deck CD burner/player
Thanks for keeping eyes open for us. AND PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ALONG TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP US.
Thankfully, we all still have our health, ambition, tape machines, and sense of humor intact. You can slow us down, but you can't stop us. Sleep well knowing we here at Daptone will continue to...
Keep putting Soul up,
115 Troutman St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11206