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Stop, Asshole Thief! The Western Civ/Mia Kat Empire Gets Robbed... [6/04/2007 12:35:00 PM]:
Some days it really does seem like humanity as a whole really, truly sucks. No, I'm not talking about the dipshit in the black pickup who nearly killed me when he decided his turn-only lane that merged into mine was actually a go-straight lane, or even about the fact that there are apparently still
people out there who think the Democrats run the media, when it's actually the other guys who get a free pass
. Granted, that stuff pisses me off, but that's not what's eating at me today.
It's a little closer to home, actually: early yesterday AM, fledgling local label Mia Kat Empire got robbed. Fuck. Wouldn't you know it? These kids bravely make the move down to the Big Bad City from the Kingwood/Humble/Spring 'burbs, and their welcome to the neighborhood is somebody breaking into MKE co-honcho/The Western Civilization band member Reggie O'Farrell's van and stealing the mics he uses to make his living. The guy's a solo recording engineer/producer who does a fair bit of work for bands in this city, so a loss like this is a hard hit to his livelihood; these folks don't have well-paying day jobs to fall back on. Damn, this makes me mad.
Here's what Reggie and MKE lost:
- 6 - Shure SM57
- 2 - Shure SM94
- 1 - Shure BG 4.1
- 1 - Shure Beta 52
- 1 - Audio Technica ATM25
- 1 - Octavia MK319
- 3 - Sennheiser E604
- 1 - Sennheiser E609 Silver
The mics were all together in a black hard-shell gun case. I should note, by the by, that some of these are pretty specialized microphones that aren't going to be of much use to Joe Schmoe who wants to do a little karaoke at the house with his buds. Odds are that whatever fuckhead stole these has already dumped 'em off at a pawnshop somewhere.
So keep your eyes peeled, and if you A) happen to stop by E-Z-Pawn some day and notice a fancy-shmancy silver thing that looks like this sitting on the shelf or (less likely) B) notice that your bandmate/buddy magically showed up one afternoon for practice with a bunch of shiny, expensive-looking gear he didn't have before, contact either us here at SCR at "gaijin" at "spacecityrock dot com" or call Reggie himself at 832-563-6561. The MKE folks really, truly need their gear back...
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