Tuesday, June 9, 2009
What the World Needs Now Is Cash, Sweet Cash
As a general rule, this blog is about local music and not dogs. For those who know Hal Samples' pet Cash, however, he is more than just "a dog". He has come to represent all that is right with the Dallas community. Cash has been at Mr. Samples' side for all these years, through all his photo exhibits and his good works for the community. As I'm sure you know, Cash has been having health issues of his own. This weekend was particularly scary, as he needed emergency surgery. The surgery was not cheap, costing over one thousand dollars.
This was Cash's hour of need. In the same way that Hal and Cash have given back to the community, it was Dallas' turn to give back to Cash. And give back they did. Mr. Samples was able to raise the money needed through donations via PayPal. Cash is recovering and in better health now. In fact, I believe Cash will be on hand at SPACE tonight, along with music by Drawn by Jaymz, Porter Davis, and Robert Jones. Make no mistake however, it will be Cash, not the musical artists, that will be the star of the evening. While I would love for everyone to come out tonight to my show at Lakewood Bar & Grill, I will consider it an excused absence with a note signed by Cash. Or, you could come to LBG after dropping by to see Cash.
Also, in case this isn't enough Cash for you, check out the event "Cash for Cash" at Urban Dog Coffee this Saturday from 1-4 pm. It will be a day filled with a canine pool party, doggy glamour shots, as well as impromptu performances by local musicians including members of Lovie, The Felons, and The Happy Bullets. For a $5 donation (proceeds help pay for Cash's medical bills), anyone can perform for five minutes. To find out more about the event, click on the above link to Urban Dog. Go out, spend some cash, and give some help to Cash.
(By the way, props to Scotty Mankoff for the above picture of Cash)