Memories fade, but medical bills don't. Several months ago, Ludicra guitarist John Cobbett was misdiagnosed by SF General Hospital as not having appendicitis. He went on the road with Ludicra, his appendix burst, and he was hospitalized for a while. (See story here.) Uninsured, he now faces five-digit medical bills. (Personally, I think he should seek a lawyer on a contingency fee basis. This seems like a clear case of medical malpractice.)

Photographer Taylor Keahey (aka Sensory Abuse) and Umlaut have teamed up to sell 66 hand-numbered photo prints of Ludicra live. They run $20 domestically and $25 internationally, shipping included. Proceeds will go towards Cobbett's medical bills. For details, additional photos, and ordering information, go here.

Now is as good a chance as any to point out one of Ludicra's coolest guitar moments. It's the intro to "Veils", which recalls the intro to Ozzy Osbourne's "Diary of a Madman", which in turn is inspired by Leo Brouwer's "Etude Simple No. 6". Video clips to all three are below. I was at the Slim's show in the Ludicra video, standing next to the pole by singer Laurie Sue Shanaman. Ludicra fairly leveled the place. Even on video, they give me chills.

— Cosmo Lee

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Ludicra - "Veils"

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Ozzy Osbourne - "Diary of a Madman"

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"Etude Simple No. 6" by Leo Brouwer

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