Chuck Sklar as Charles in Louis CK’s “Tomorrow Night”.
many of you know i’ve been working on a documentary on the fireside bowl for the past year and a half. as a thank you to everybody who has given me their time and sat down to do an interview on camera with me, i have given them an original bowling pin from fireside.
for the first time ever, i’m making a very, very small number of these available to the public to offset the costs of not only the documentary, but a brand new website as well. up until this point, every penny put toward production has come from my own pocket. by buying one of these 10 pins, not only will you get a piece of history, you’ll be helping to preserve it.
the website is going to list every show ever played at fireside, and each date will be a click-able link to a new window where users can upload photos, videos, set lists, posters, fliers, etc. from each individual show. there will also be a section where fans can write their own memories of each specific show, and of the fireside in general. it is a huge undertaking, but should be a pretty incredible resource for everybody once it’s up and running.
if you’d like to donate, or help in any way, feel free to get in touch with me here or at email@example.com. anything you’re willing to spare (whether it is your time, your stories, some of you old artifacts, or just cold hard cash) is greatly appreciated.
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph. Photographed by Matthew Brady in Washington, April 1878.
mamie van doren.