Last week's fire at Oakland's Ghostship collective was a huge tragedy for the bay, our country and too close to home for anyone who has ever attended a warehouse party. Being an OG, I don't hit these type of events much anymore but not only have I attended some, but I have performed at the very same kind of warehouse/art loft parties.
Having come up in the bay, with friends and bandmates still living there, this tragedy hit me and my friends at Alpha Pup Records. My homies in Hieroglyphics are performing a benefit for the Oakland Fire Relief at the Fox Theater on December 14th and I saw the LA crew like JonWayne, Nobody and Daddy Kev donating items in an eBay auction to raise money so I felt compelled to join in as well.
I took two pedals to Alpha Pup Records headquarters and Jake there snapped photos of me holding two rare effects. These pedals, my vintage Boss CS-2 compressor-sustainer and custom Gojira Trembulator tremolo can be found here on ebay with the proceeds of the auction going to to support Gray Area Foundation for the Arts' Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire.