Any news on the ebay auction... did I miss it?
Nope -- me and my gf have both been under the weather, as they say. Hopefully in the next week I'll be caught up on things to the point where I can do some Ebaying.
FYI, the items included in the benefit auction will include:
1) a copy of the Rhythm Rats' 1986 LP Equipment Check
, including Daniel Johnston cover art [
] and and an artful cover of his song "Speeding Motorcycle" (which I'm almost positive is the first DJ cover tune ever pressed on
2) a copy of their 1987 cassette-only album (the title escapes me at the moment) which includes their cover of Dan's song "Broken Dreams".
3) [as long as it doesn't violate Ebay rules] a copy of a cassette the Rats gave me, including a bunch of stuff they recorded with Dan for the "Big Big World" EP (1988), and the tape he originally sent them, playing songs and making suggestions for which ones he thought they might like to add to their repertoire.
(I'll be sure and post a heads-up here shortly before I do the auction.)