Amazing, thanks Eimi and Eso. We'll do Pat proud!
Pat's (Sactown Connection) PUTS MerchandiseStarted 4 years ago by sactownwife2 / toggle topic info
I think the legacy aspect is important. I'm sure Pat would have enjoyment from knowing that his love of the P would continue to give joy. It says loads that his 'glue' stretches around the globe.
If Thes can be contacted it would be good to have his input, although I agree with Eimi's statement about not auctioning stuff off (I'd be priced out for one...) I think a suggested minimum donation plus optional charitable donation would he nice.
Thanks Eimi for the thoughtful gesture and to Eso for picking the stuff up and sorting through it. Great idea and I certainly would be happy making a donation to charity.
Big thanks Eimi! This is crazy news. Pat touched a lot of lives. His legacy will live on :)
I have to quote A La Carter. I haven't been on here in ages, but just logged on today?!?!? Of all days.
What an amazing idea. I only knew Pat from on here, Insta and a few e-mails... But from how I know him... It seems perfect for how generous and caring he was. I also know that all the people on here would definitely want to contribute something. It's a community of good people here.
I think a charitable donation would be a great idea. Pat was extremely generous and I'm pretty sure he'd love that his PUTS possessions would be going to his fellow fans.
If anything is being sent over to the UK, I'd be happy to organise the postage as I have a method of keeping US to UK shipping costs low. Saves sending a bunch of individual parcels too..
Fecal, that is dope. Whatever support needed just holla. If this happens I can see Sac' with a massive smile. Miss that dude, and if honest, find it hard coming on here without him. Odd that I checked today of all days.
Yes, count me in for a donation.
It still all seems a bit strange but I think it's what he would have wanted...and I can vouch for Fecam on the US to UK shipping front. He won't let us down.
Forever the Pmuny
Just to give everyone an update on the cataloguing, I've gone through 37 different items so far. I still have a huge tote to go through with all the vinyl, CD's and other memorabilia.
Can only echo everyone else's comments up to this point. When I first saw Eimi's post I felt both saddened and at the same time elated/incredibly apprectiative of the super generous and thoughtful offer...
I've been trying to think of ways to handle the distribution and compensation/donations in the best possible manner without dampening the spirit in which it was intended. I really do feel like we all want to give something back, so some sort of donation (whether through puts.band, Thes' ongoing support of the AFSP in Pat's name or some other charity) sounds like the way to go - perhaps we can all "buy in" to the giveaway with x amount towards suporting some common organization/goal (+ optional donations on top)..?
One thing that occurred to me was holding a silent auction to downplay the monetary/competitive angle, however the downside of that is it'd result in A LOT of work to keep track of everything + planned attempts at raising more $$ just seem too coldly rational for such a heartfelt issue.
It'd be great to get additional input from Thes, but needless to say Eimi should have the final say on anything.
Eso: This is one of those cases where I wish someone had already perfected a way to digitally transfer brews!! If there's anything we can do to help out or lessen your (considerable) workload, please be sure to let us know! You probably already have this angle covered cataloguing all the items, but especially with the unique, one-of-a-kind items it'd be fantsatic if you/we could preserve them photographically and upload images to the blog and/or include them with the eventual (final) re-up of the Point of the Rhyme archive..?
Anything ever happen with this?
Not sure to be honest, but if anything has happened I'm sure things would've found worthy homes & they will be cherished in the memory of Pat.
I still have Pat's stuff. It's tucked away in my garage and hasn't been touched in about 2 months. I got about half way through cataloging everything and it became a bit overwhelming. I was in the middle of an audit at work and time just passed by. I reached out to Thes to see if he wanted any of it and his response wasn't what I expected. I understood where he was coming from and didn't press him for any further reasons/explanation.
It just doesn't feel right digging through his stuff and then parceling out his collection. I mean, I want to do it but don't know if I can make myself do it. There are ticket stubs from past shows, hotel folios from when he was Thes' guest for shows, backstage wristbands that can be placed to when he recorded his interviews, vinyl with personal messages to him as gifts from the group, the hats he wore, the autographed Eddum Chibbum Lives t-shirt.. Its much more than a music or vinyl collection. This is the behind the scenes to all his posts here.
I don't mean to turn this into a Phora song and be all emotional about it. Just thinking about the album releases and sales he's missed since passing that make his collection now incomplete bothers me. So, I'm not sure if or when I'll live up to my end of the bargain and distribute the collection like I imagine Pat would have done. Just know that it's not going to end up on eBay while in my hands.
Yeah man, it must be such a tough ask and I can totally see the issue you are having with his. It's such a hard thing and the answer to it is certainly not an easy one. As you say with a lot of it being so emotive it's not just passing on records etc.
I don't think I can offer any advice and if it just stays where it is in Pats memory then maybe that's the best thing and we all know none of it would ever be used for profit etc.
Just do what feels right and what's in your heart and that will always be the best thing.
Hey Esomedina. I have full confidence in you. Just do what feels right man. With that additional info you give I can see it would be really hard to break that massive part of Pats life up. Like I said though, just do what feels right. We have you man!!!!
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