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    Posted: September 17 2010 at 13:44
Taken from the Avant-Progressive list at Yahoo!, posted originally by Steve Fiegenbaum of Cuneiform & Wayside:


This is spam about a CD release, but it's a benefit/charity CD
release and the entire cost of making this CD has been donated by the
people who put it together and every cent of your $15.00 goes to the
family of Hugh Hopper.

Some folks were asking about this and while I regret how long it has
taken to put it all together, it's out and available now and it's a
really nice tribute/package.


Hugh Hopper-The Gift of Purpose $15.00
"I got a message a few months ago from Hugh Hopper's wife Christine.
She reported that since Hugh's passing, she's been struggling with
finances. Of course she's also struggling emotionally, as she misses
him terribly, but the gist of her message was a call for financial
help. She recalled that Hugh told her that if she ran into trouble,
to ask their friends for help. So she did. In response, John Roulat,
Steve Feigenbaum, and I decided to produce a limited edition
CD, 'The Gift Of Purpose'. The CD features a live
concert by Bone (Didkovsky/Hopper/Roulat) that was beautifully
recorded at Orion Sound in Baltimore. There is also a bonus track by
myself, John, Colin Marston (Behold....the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia,
Krallice), and Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine, etc). Daevid
contributed some very moving vocals which pay tribute to Hugh. John,
Steve, and I are splitting the manufacturing costs and donating the
gross income to Christine. Steve has already wired her some money in
advance. "The Gift of Purpose" is a Cuneiform Record, in digipak
format, with cover design by Bill Ellsworth. So it looks and sounds
very, very good! For those of you new to Bone, we were a trio that
was initiated when Hugh contacted me some years ago suggesting we
collaborate on a record. Our record "Uses Wrist Grab" came out on
Cuneiform a few years back, and we figured we were done. However, we
were sort of drafted into doing live performance by Bruce Gallanter
of Downtown Music Gallery, who invited us to perform at a festival
he'd organized. Once we discovered we could pull off this material
live, we did a handful of gigs, including the one on this record.
We're very proud of the performance we unleashed in Baltimore, and
thrilled that we can make it available to all of Hugh's friends
through this benefit CD! I hope you will support this project by
purchasing a copy of The Gift of Purpose."-Nick Didkovsky

This CD is only being sold by people who have agreed to pay the
Hopper family the full selling price of $15.00 each copy. That means
that right now, you can buy it from Downtown Music Gallery in New
York City and Wayside Music only. Every cent of your $15.00 goes to
Hugh's family.

Downtown Music Gallery are at:
13 Monroe Street [between Catherine & Market Streets in Chinatown],
New York, NY 10002-7351
(212) 473-0043

Or you can buy it from us directly (see below)

It pained me greatly to learn that after 40 years of giving such
great music to the world (and definitely being one of the coolest
people in the world), that Hugh's family would find themselves in
such circumstances and I am doing everything I can to help. If Hugh's
lifetime in music means something to you, I hope you will consider
helping too.
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