The auction for this 11.11.11 Dear Jack Benefit poster signed by Andrew McMahon, Kevin “Clutch” Page and Brian Ireland of Something Corporate ends TODAY at 8PM EST/5PM PST. The poster is number 7/150 and 100% of the proceeds from this auction benefit Team Dear Jack Foundation at the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walks.
While many of you have sent the sweetest and most supportive messages in my absence (I want you to know that I have read and appreciate all of them), I regret to inform you that I do not intend to return to making regular posts on this blog. In the months that I have taken off, it has become clear to me that my time here is a thing of the past. While I enjoyed all of the time I spent here and all of the conversations I’ve had and the friends I’ve made, I think that as I am on the verge of graduating college and embarking on the rest of my adult my life (thus diminishing my free time), this blog is destined to become a fond memory from my past. [Plus, based on my Andrew McMahon tracked tag, it appears that there is a surplus of new Andrew-related blogs out there ;)]
However, with last year’s incredible success, I do wish to continue fundraising for Team Jack’s Mannequin/Dear Jack Foundation and hopefully break the $2,000 threshold. As I know many of you have realized, my name is Lindsay Watts [platformfire.tumblr.com] (sorry to shatter the illusion for anyone who enjoyed my anonymity). I will be selling wristbands and Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate memorabilia again this year to raise money.
My first project is a set of bracelets with lyrics to one of my personal favorites from People and Things, “Keep Rising.”
“So they plugged my wires in and told me I was born to fight”
As always, these bracelets are available on eBay and come in one standard adult size at $5 each. However, this year, there will be a $2 shipping charge for domestic orders as well (with the volume of orders I received last year, offering free shipping cut severely into the proceeds). Cash orders will still be accepted (inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Follow my personal blog @ platformfire.tumblr.com for further fundraising updates.
Thank you for your time and support over the last year and a half. It’s been a good run.
Anonymous said: So are you going on hiatus or not? I was on your side until you posted a flounce post and then continued to make new posts ; Now it looks like you're just trying to get attention.
I am going on hiatus. The only things I’ve continued to post have been questions which seemed pertinent, and since I had made a claim that Jack’s Mannequin would be returning to Europe, I thought it would be appropriate to substantiate it. The audio post I just made is tagged “#one last song of the day #because this feels like a good place to end.” I apologize for any confusion or ill feelings.
Anonymous said: "Also, Jack’s Mannequin will be making their much-anticipated return to Europe next year." where's that info from?
Bobby said they would be during a conversation with a fan at a recent concert.
This message posted by the Jack’s Mannequin tour manager on twitter supports the notion.
Anonymous said: I don't understand where these people are coming from. I've never seen you rude to anyone and you never gave out a link for Katie's Facebook and you always answer questions and give out download links for stuff that they want. And keeping your identity anonymous doesn't seem like a big deal. This is a JM/SoCo/Andrew McMahon blog, not a personal blog.
I really don’t understand any of it. It’s kind of sad that people have nothing better to do than attack other people.
Anonymous said: You told people where to search for Katie's FB account, though, there fore you did give them the permission to creep her. If you hadn't said something otherwise, people wouldn't be writing in saying you're creepy and rude, which you are. You may have a good blog, but that doesn't mean that the person behind it is good. You're a bitch, and I know who you are so please stop/
Oh, I didn’t realize anyone needed my permission to look for something on facebook.
Anonymous said: Its really creepy and rude that you're giving out Katie's facebook and posting her personal photos. Yes, her profile isn't private but that does not give you the right to show her personal photos. please stop.
I guess I don’t really know where you’re coming from, seeing as how I said I would not post pictures from her facebook, nor did I provide anyone with a link to her facebook.
Anonymous said: As a massive Andrew McMahon fan, I am not following this blog. The reason being your horrible attitude. You are extremely rude.
I don’t know what to say to this that I haven’t already said.