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Friday, January 18th, 2008
12:53 pm
[missboohiss]
West Memphis Three: ROCK FOR FREEDOM WEEKEND..MARCH
Dear West Memphis Three Supporters:

We’ve begun a new fundraising event for the WM3; “Rock for Freedom Weekend”, to take place March 7-9 all over the US and abroad.

Before I go into the event itself, here is the latest letter from Lorri Davis Echols, Damien Echols’ wife, regarding the Defense Fund:

January 2, 2008

Dear Friends & Supporters:

As a new year begins, we are also starting a new round of work to fully – and finally – exonerate the West Memphis Three. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that my husband, Damien Echols, has been on death row for nearly 15 years and that Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin have also spent their entire adult lives in prison for a crime they did not commit.

As you know, in late October we filed a 500-page motion in federal court with strong scientific evidence that all three men are innocent of the murders for which they were wrongfully convicted in 1993. This motion includes DNA testing on dozens of pieces of evidence, analysis from the nation’s leading forensic science experts, other solid scientific evidence and compelling witness affidavits. There was no credible evidence presented when these three men were on trial; they were convicted based on fear, hysteria and innuendo. With our recent court filing, reliable scientific evidence finally came into this case, nearly 14 years after Damien, Jessie and Jason were wrongfully convicted.

We urgently need your help to make sure this evidence is fully considered. With your help, the strong scientific evidence will have its day in court, and Damien, Jessie and Jason can finally see justice.

The harsh reality is that uncovering clear evidence that the West Memphis Three are innocent isn’t enough. A few weeks after we shared this extraordinary evidence with the federal court, we received an order from the judge saying we must resolve claims in state court before the federal courts will look at the evidence. The legal team has spent countless hours developing a strategy and plan to focus the court on this new evidence. Today, our lawyers – some of the nation’s best and most dedicated appellate attorneys – formally asked the state court to separate the new evidence from pending claims and review it quickly.

Simply put, today we told the court that this evidence is too important and too powerful to let sit any longer.

In the weeks and months ahead, our lawyers will be preparing to argue this new evidence in either state or federal court. At the same time, our investigators are pursuing even more new evidence that the West Memphis Three are innocent. I need to be honest with you: It is frustrating to come so far, only to see that we have farther to go. As Damien said recently during an hour-long “Larry King Live” interview, “You know, the legal system, they like to drag things out as long as they possibly can. Like I say, I've been here almost 15 years now.”

I want to write you a letter simply thanking you – from the bottom of our hearts – for your support and generosity that made it possible for us to uncover this new evidence. We are more grateful than you can ever know, yet we also need your help more than ever. We urgently need financial contributions to help pay for the legal work, investigation and organizing efforts that will correct this grave injustice once and for all. Please make a donation to the Defense Fund today.

Please make checks payable to:

Damien Echols Defense Fund
PO Box 1216
Little Rock, AR 72203

You can also donate online, through PayPal. It's easy, free and allows you to use your credit or debit card. We also suggest that International Supporters use this option. Please use LDavis11@hotmail.com as the recipient address and kindly include your name and address in the notes box. The button you can click to include your address does not always work.

Over the last several years – and particularly the last several months – we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of longtime friends and people just learning about the case. Shortly after we made the new evidence public, a group of supporters in Arkansas began organizing to put political pressure on the Governor, Attorney General and District Attorney. Thousands of people, many of them in Arkansas and Tennessee, came forward to demand that the new evidence be fully considered.

The message is clear: The public wants elected officials to respect the scientific evidence, and most people – even those who once believed that the West Memphis Three were guilty – believe that the case is an intolerable miscarriage of justice. In the months ahead, we will be expanding these organizing and public education efforts, just as we redouble our litigation strategy to exonerate Damien, Jessie and Jason.

Thank you for everything you have already done. Without your help, we would not be on the verge of finally securing justice. And thank you in advance for making a donation that will enable us to finally overturn these convictions and free Damien, Jessie and Jason.


Thanks very much,
Lorri Davis
and the Damien Echols Legal Team

GO HERE TO SEE ROCK FOR FREEDOM ON WM3.ORG


.Lorri Davis Echols and the folks at WM3.org as well as ourselves, at the “Rock for Freedom Weekend” sites, have all shifted into high gear, if you haven’t noticed, to raise funds as quickly as possible. If we cannot replenish the WM3 Defense Fund, and the lawyers are not paid, the WM3’s appeals will stop in their tracks. The lawyers working for Damien, Jason, & Jessie are damn good ones, and with quality comes a price. Not only have the fees for the lawyers, and investigators, risen considerably, new testing will be needed (DNA, and possibly other types), and these tests are astronomically expensive.

YOU DON’T NEED OUR PERMISSION TO DO ANYTHING! YOU DON’T HAVE TO CONTACT US! If you know what you’re doing and don’t need help, knock yourself out! It will benefit you and your show though if you put up your info on the Ezboard AND mail it to supporters@wm3.org so your show will be promoted online!

If everyone would please take the time to view our Myspace Site & our RFFW Website and consider organizing a benefit of your own. The WM3 Defense Fund is in dire need of funds currently.

PLEASE JOIN US IN RAISING FUNDS FOR THE WM3 DEFENSE FUND! IF EVERYONE PARTICIPATES IN SOME WAY , IF WE ALL JOIN TOGETHER AND MAKE THE “ROCK FOR FREEDOM WEEKEND” THE HIGHEST GROSSING WM3 EVENT TO DATE, WE ALL, EVERYONE OF US, WILL HAVE HELPED DAMIEN, JASON & JESSIE TO COME HOME!

AS SUPPORTERS OF THE WEST MEMPHIS 3 WE CANNOT ALLOW THE WM3 DEFENSE FUND TO BE DEPLETED!!! THESE MEN’S LIVES LITERALLY DEPEND ON OUR ABILITY, AS SUPPORTERS, TO RAISE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE LAWYERS WORKING ON THEIR APPEALS, AND THE TESTS THAT COULD POSSIBLY PROVE THEM INNOCENT BEYOND A DOUBT. I cannot express to all of you with any more sincerity how CRUCIAL fundraising is at this point. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS IMPORTANT TIME PASS DAMIEN, JASON, & JESSIE BY!

PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE!


JUST A FEW REMINDERS

1. If you are interested in doing a benefit for the “Rock For Freedom Weekend” event March 7-9, PLEASE be sure to post in the RFFW section on Ezboard. Then check your post about once a week to see if others are trying to contact you. CLICK HERE FOR RFFW ON EZBOARD
2. Response to RFFW is coming in slowly, but we need everyone to pick up the pace! We know it’s the holidays, so we don’t expect anyone to be ignoring one to do the other, so please contact us after the holidays if that’s best for your schedule! FUNDS ARE NEEDED DESPERATELY RIGHT NOW, so we’ve got to give this event our ALL. PLEASE GET INVOLVED & INSPIRE YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME! We’re looking for celebs or well known musicians to get involved as well, by simply displaying our RFFW banner on their websites…so if you know someone famous who’s a Supporter, please let us know!
3. Another WM3-related event is happening in Texas on the Rock for Freedom Weekend (March 7-9). THIS EVENT WILL NOT EFFECT RFFW EVENTS, and things will continue as planned. The silent auction at the Horror Fest lasts all weekend, so Supporters can participate in both!
4. Also, if you’re interested in doing an event, or participating in one, contact your RFFW Coordinator! (The list is on the front of our Myspace page) CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR COORDINATOR
5. PLEASE put a RFFW banner up on your site, linking to our Myspace site. You can find banners BY CLICKING HERE
6. Please BLOG ABOUT RFFW ON YOUR MYSPACE SITE! You’re welcome to use one of the announcements on OUR Myspace site, the one that’s up on WM3.org, or you can do your own. JUST PLEASE BLOG ABOUT IT…so many people read your blogs and we need to spread the word as much as possible!
7. Read the “How To” page on the RFFW Website. It will answer many of your questions, whether you’ve done a benefit before or not! CLICK FOR RFFW WEBSITE
8. If you have ANY questions you can’t find an answer for, please contact us here! We’re here to help you!

***And, if you are already in the process of setting up a show or have one set up completely, PLEASE CONTACT US HERE AT OUR MYSPACE SITE WITH ALL YOUR SHOW DETAILS AS WE’RE GOING TO PUT UP A “SHOW”-SECTION TO PROMOTE ALL SHOWS…..AND…..SEND THE SAME INFORMATION TO WM3.ORG SO THEY CAN PUT IT UP AS WELL!!! Email your show info to: supporters@wm3.org ****


We hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!!

We’re back and ready to get down to business……I hope you guys are too!


Much love,

Boohiss, STL, & the RFFW Crew
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
4:58 pm
[trendreject]
Autographed Shoes
Hi, I am currently trying to fund raise money to be able to by new gear for my trip to Australia this summer. Among ths things, I am selling are a pair of shoes signed by Alkaline Trio from the 2003 Warped Tour. I waited in line at the Rock Against Bush Booth for them to sign the shoes, they have only been worn once and that was before they were signed. If anyone is interested I can have the photos up in 15 minutes, I am very busy sorting through my things and do not want to take the time unless someone is interested. They are a size 10 pair of pink and black high top converse.

I am thinking about $20-$30 that includes shipping. Though if you are interested please comment on what you think might be reasonable.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
10:40 pm
[futrefrksmeout]
Last Call! Warped Pre-Sale ENDS FRIDAY at 5pm!
Don't miss your last chance to get discounted tickets to the 2007 Vans Warped Tour Presented by AT&T! The Pre-Sale will be ending this Friday, April 13, 2007 at 5pm.

Look at the Savings!
$33.50 - Ticketmaster On-Sale Base Price for the 8/2 Cleveland Show
$20.25 - Pre-Sale Ticket Base Price
= $13.25 in SAVINGS!

TICKETS!!


EXCLUSIVE PRESALE ITEMS:
- Limited Edition 2007 "Lucky 13" Tour T-Shirt
- 2007 Double CD Compilation Album for $3.50
- Discounted 12 month Alternative Press Magazine Subscription also including a "Cut the Autograph Line" Pass


**WIN WARPED MERCH AND OTHER GREAT PRIZES!
Check our myspace page for all confirmed bands and dates
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
12:47 am
[futrefrksmeout]
Warped Pre-Sales Ending This Week!
The following pre-sales for the 2007 Vans Warped Tour Presented by AT&T will be ending this week! Take advantage while you can of the discounted ticket offers and exclusive giveaways. For more info, please visit http://www.myspace.com/warpedpresale

7/15 – Houston, TX – Reliant Park - Presale ends THURSDAY, APRIL 5th at 5PM Eastern Time
8/2 – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City – Presale ends THURSDAY, APRIL 5th at 5PM Eastern Time
8/4 - Uniondale (New York City), NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Presale ends THURSDAY, APRIL 5th at 10 AM Eastern Time

**There are only about 25 tickets left at the pre-sale price for the Warped stop at Nassau Coliseum. Get them while you can.

Warped Tour: Street Team


GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
6:16 pm
[missboohiss]
Autographed Alkaline 3 Items for Bid at WM3 Auction Site: Guitar, Drumsticks, tshirts
CALLING ALL ALKALINE TRIO FANS!

Several autographed (by Alkaline Trio) items are up for bid on the West Memphis Three Auction site right now!

Currently there are autographed:
1 Guitar
Drumsticks
Tshirts

The West Memphis 3 are three men who in 1993, when teens, were wrongfully convicted of murder in Arkansas. Alkaline Trio are very vocal Supporters of the West Memphis Three and have autographed these items for bidding to raise money for the WM3 Defense Fund, which helps pay for lawyers for all three men as well as investigators, DNA testing, and any other fees.

There are many other items autographed by other musicians and celebs as well as some great music, jewelry, books, etc.

If you’d like to see the items and bid, go to the Skeleton Key Auction Site (and extension of Damien Echols’ personal site) and sign up:

http://www.skeletonkeyauctions.com

To learn more about the West Memphis Three go to:

http://www.wm3.org

Good luck to any of you who bid!

~Boo~


Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
3:02 pm
[xsave_me]
SAVE #99 to urge the government to end experimentation on primates, Alkaline Trio, Against me!, and Silverstein have all signed the petition already and now you can help to! Check out the petition at http://www.peta2.com/outthere/o-save99.asp?c=stsave99!
Friday, January 6th, 2006
7:43 am
[x_xalkalinetrio]
Has anyone bought the crimson re-issue yet?
Sunday, December 18th, 2005
6:53 pm
[drive_it_thru]
since when has dan been modeling for insweb??? lol

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Saturday, December 10th, 2005
11:37 pm
[drive_it_thru]
ok i didnt wanna be one of those jerks who posts to all the trio comms and eats up friend page space, but since i posted the following like a week ago in alkaline_trio_ and no one responded, i guess i have no choice.....

the show on tuesday was quite amazing. =) why did i not recieve email notification about this show??? im really pissed about that. and i didnt know about the newbury comics signing either. *throws hissyfit* i recieve emails for shows that are a million miles away, but not for one in my hometown? ugh.

anyway, anyone have the setlist? i remember the songs, just not the order.

i'd be able to say i have some pictures but....
i went thru all the trouble of hiding my camera in my cleavage, didnt even get searched and then realized my batteries were dead. *slaps forehead* oh well. i enjoy shows more watching rather then having to worry about taking pictures. especially when your as drunk as i was. haha.

and crazy katie with the green n black hair, if youre out there, hi...
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
3:10 pm
[acsbenefit06]
American Cancer Society Benefit Concert
Hi,
We want to put together a benefit show for the American Cancer Society..it's for a good cause, and way too many people are battling cancer for us to just ignore this.
First off--any ideas or tips?
Second of all---anyone know how to get in contact with these bands (either directly or through a booking agent?).. we've already emailed some, but if you have any ideas, let us know!
*Switchfoot
*Zox
*Motion City Soundtrack
*Early November
*Coheed and Cambria
*The Academy Is...
*Panic! At the Disco
*Hidden in Plain View
*Allister
*The Rocket Summer
*hellogoodbye
*The Starting Line
*Just Surrender
*Last Page First
*Spital Field
*Howie Day
*I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
*No Use for a Name
*3 Feet Short
*Bright Eyes
*Tilly
*daphne loves derby
*alkaline trio
*any other bands you think would be interested/easier to get in contact with that are still fairly well known


Comments are much appreciated :) We need YOUR help!
P.S.
We want to have the show in Massachusetts :)

Also, if any of you are in bands in the Southeasern MA area or wouldn't mind coming to do a show for a good cause, leave your band's link.

IM: ACSBenefit06

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
7:37 am
[x_xalkalinetrio]
I'm wondering if anyone else has found the "Deep Red" video on their Crimson CD..... If not, pop your CD into your computer, go to "My Computer" then your E: drive [which is your CD player]. Right click on the icon for the Crimson CD, and hit "Open", NOT play. there will be a quicktime file called "DEEP_RED". You can either open it, or you can right click that, hit "Open With", then "Choose Program..." then open it with Windows Media. a pop-up will appear saying that it is unsure as to whether or not W/M can open tat extention, but it will be able to. It is a 7-minute video shot my Derek and Dan [edited by Derek] on the making of Crimson. I was psyched when I found out.

Current Mood: quixotic
Friday, November 18th, 2005
12:48 am
[___discourseof]
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
7:05 pm
[silencerecited]
The Metro.


A really cute short music video animation. :)
Sunday, October 9th, 2005
3:48 am
[eveninkfades]
I made this alkaline trio corset top that i have on ebay right now.. thought you guys might be interested in it!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ALKALINE-TRIO-corset-shirt-top-sexy-hot-pink-bows-M-L_W0QQitemZ5432088947QQcategoryZ63868QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Friday, September 16th, 2005
3:37 pm
[korsyn13]
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
12:30 pm
[tivil]
Alkaline Trio at UIC Pavillion.
I have an extra ticket to this Sunday's performance at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. They are playing with My Chemical Romance. Would anyone like to attend free of charge?
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
2:14 pm
[cand_ice_tea]
Anyone got a little ALK3 heart you can use for in between comments?
Ty
xo.
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
11:12 pm
[vkxonline]
Alkaline Trio START Homepage @ AwesomeStart.com
I don't know where my last post went! Sorry if I broke a rule or something.So I'm running this new site called http://www.awesomestart.com Bascially it's a customizable homepage. It's got a google search, your favorite news links, a link to your email, and all that kind of stuff.



I'm making skins for all sorts of alternative bands. I have a whole saddle creek set on there, Evanescence, Linkin Park, a bunch for the synth rock community . . . There's maybe 20 other bands on the site. If you go to the main page you can see which are the most
popular right now. All the Saddle Creek bands seem to be up there right now, so we need to get more people adding the Alkaline Trio page as their homepage. That would be awesome if it was no. 1.

Anyways, the idea for these pages is you can just make one of them your homepage. That way you'll have all the links you need everytime you open up your browser. And the page will look cool because it has an awesome band like Alkaline Trio on it.

Rather than clicking on the picture above, though, I recommend you customize it
first by going here: http://www.awesomestart.com/preferences.php

Let me know what you guys think! There's more coming every day. Oh, and please help me spread the word! If people could repost this in different places and tell your friends and stuff, that would be really cool.

Thanks for your support you guys. You rock.

x-posted on four other alkaline trio communities
Sunday, August 7th, 2005
12:53 pm
[playinmyblood]
Does anyone have a bigger picture of this?

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I want to get it tattooed. What I was thinking of doing was get that on one side of my hip and the heart on the other....I plan on getting just the heart, but if I can afford it, I'll get both. (I'm trying to talk my parents into this for my 17th birthday....but its probably not going to happen...hope!)

~Ang
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
8:59 pm
[playinmyblood]
Vomit Jellybean

It STILL makes me laugh.

~Ang
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