vote & video for shock survivors in Texas/Leonard Roy Frank’s ‘Aftermath”

thanks, Don!

voting for this round starts tomorrow (saturday) evening at 8:00pm Central time.

i hope you got to watch the video.

john
—– Original Message —–
From: Don Weitz
To: john breeding
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: Ready for Saturday night PUSH TO FINAL FIVE dedicated to Leonard Roy Frank + “Aftermath”

I  tried to vote but informed voting closed March 15 – also tried but failed to register previous times- good luck
Don
On 21-Mar-08, at 3:58 PM, john breeding wrote:

VOTING FOR TOP 5 BEGINS 8 PM CST Saturday 3.22.08 …for 2 weeks!

Mary Marvel’s documentary of the
5th Annual Roky Erickson Psychedelic Ice Cream Social Celebrating Electroshock Survivors!!!

Sumner Erickson, Roky Erickson, J.T. Van Zandt, Powell St. John, Robyn Hitchcock, Jim Franklin, MIchelle Shocked, Leonard Roy Frank, Jack Blood…and more!
http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage_top25.php?stage_id=51&round_id=214&artist_id=8146

To all our friends and allies,

In the first round, we finished 19 of 338 to make the Top 50;

In the second round, we finished 12 of 50 to make the Top 25;

In round 3, we finished 7 of 25 to make the Top 10…

PLEASE VOTE EVERY DAY AS WE GO FOR THE TOP 5 AND THE BIG FINALS EVENT IN AUSTIN

And get others on board. If each of us can get another supporter or 2, I think we can make the final gala and get even more PR on our important cause!

WE NEED YOU TO KEEP VOTING EVERY DAY!!!

Here is the link to the documentary ready to be voted on. If you are logged in, you just click the vote buttton. If you are not,, click it anyway and it will direct you to to register or login, then click it again and vote:
http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage_top25.php?stage_id=51&round_id=214&artist_id=8146

Here are basic directions:

1. register with http://www.Famecast.com (they will have to send your email a
Confirmation to your email, and then you can vote.) [NOTE: Once registered, you can have your login remembered, and then all you have to do is click on the video (step 2) and vote-very quick! ]

2. Each day, every day, once a day   … from March 22 until April 5, you can pull up the
URL at  http://www.famecast.com/contest/stage_top25.php?stage_id=51&round_id=214&artist_id=8146  and vote by clicking the icon with a check at the top right of the movie.    Then on April 5 they will go to the FINAL 5, and I want to be in that round, so we can really spread the word on artists challenging electroshock!!!

thanks again,
john

AFTERMATH
by
Leonard Roy Frank

With “therapeutic” fury
search-and-destroy doctors
using instruments of infamy
conduct electrical lobotomies
in little Auschwitzes called mental hospitals.

Electroshock specialists brainwash,
their apologists whitewash
as silenced screams echo
from pain-treatment rooms
down corridors of shame.

Selves diminished
we return
to a world of narrowed dreams
piecing together memory fragments
for the long journey ahead.

From the roadside
dead-faced onlookers
awash in deliberate ignorance
sanction the unspeakable —
silence is complicity is betrayal.

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