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Byline: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard

For years, Jivan Valpey has been a smiling presence in the local music scene. So when the man, known simply as "Jivan" to most, took ill earlier this month and had to be rushed to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Medical Center may refer to:

In the United States:
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Eugene, Oregon
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Spokane, Washington
See also
  • Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation)
 for an emergency appendec- tomy, musicians around town did what they do best: They put together a show.

Jivan's Winter Blow Out (previously titled the Gutbuster) is the title of Saturday's benefit for Valpey, who, like a lot of artists, is without health insurance. Organizers hope to raise at least $2,000 to help cover a hospital tab that could exceed $10,000.

"He's a really good friend, a great guy and he's such a fixture in the scene," said Scott McLean Scott James McLean (born June 17 1976 in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional footballer.

A striker, McLean began his career with St. Johnstone in 1995. He remained at McDiarmid Park for just a year, making six league appearances.
, president of the Eugene based Leisure King record label, which is sponsoring the benefit.

Valpey, who is the drummer in the punk band the Pass Out Kings, plays with several other outfits in town as well. He'll be among the featured performers at Saturday's event, which will include sets by 11 bands, raffles Raffles

leading Victorian criminal-hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 19–20]

See : Thievery
 and prize giveaways.

"I can't tell you how joyful joy·ful  
adj.
Feeling, causing, or indicating joy. See Synonyms at glad1.



joyful·ly adv.
 it makes me that people care to the degree that they do," Valpey said. "I always feel like I'm a big pain in the ass Noun 1. pain in the ass - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"  to people, so when they get together like this, it's definitely a heartwarming heart·warm·ing or heart-warm·ing  
adj.
1. Causing gladness and pleasure.

2. Eliciting sympathy and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale.

Adj. 1.
 thing."

At least one of the musicians performing at today's show knows what it's like to watch the music community rally around his hospital bed.

Dan Schmid, a member of the Visible Men and Wheel of Meat, found himself in the emergency room 10 years ago after he suffered through a life-threatening asthma attack. A member of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies at the time, he watched as a group of local musicians organized a benefit that helped raise more than $1,000 to help cover his bills.

"Sometimes, you just need some help, there's no two ways about it," Schmid said. "It's kind of like the old Amish barn-raising concept where, when some dire need pokes through in the community, the community comes out to take care of it."

Along with Schmid's two bands, the lineup for Saturday's event includes the Courtesy Clerks, Tom Heinl, Ed Cole and the College Girls College Girls is a Channel 4 documentary series, first transmitted in the UK from 8 September 2002. The documentary followed the lives of six students who studied at St Hilda's College, Oxford, the last remaining single-sex college at the University of Oxford, between 1998  of Tora Bora Tora Bora (Pashto: تورا بورا, “black dust” ), known Locally as Spīn Ghar, is a cave complex situated in the White Mountains (Safed Koh) of eastern Afghanistan (), in the Pachir Wa Agam District of Nangarhar province, , Dan Jones and the Squids, the Naysayers, the Ovulators and the Shudders.

Valpey, who says he's been given clearance from his doctor to play "until it hurts," will be performing with his band and with a new rock band that's calling itself Vagiant.

The Eugene supergroup features Ed Cole, Mark Rogers from the Courtesy Clerks, and Steve Perry The name Steve Perry might refer to any of the following:
  • Steve Perry (musician), solo artist and the former lead singer of the band Journey.
  • Steve Perry (MC Large Drink), lead singer of Cherry Poppin' Daddies
  • Steve Perry (author), the science fiction author
 and Jason Moss Jason Moss was an American writer on serial killers.

At college, for his honors thesis, he established relationships with such killers as Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and Henry Lee Lucas. He obtained samples of correspondence from and interviews with these men.
 from the Cherry Poppin' Daddies.

"Jivan is loved by millions," Perry said. "It (a benefit concert) is just something that you do here in Eugene because being a musician, that's how it works. We only have each other. We've known each other for years, we play together and we're sort of peers.

`It's the right thing to do."

CONCERT PREVIEW

Jivan's Winter Blow Out

With: Pass Out Kings, the Visible Men, the Courtesy Clerks, Tom Heinl, Vagiant, Ed Cole and the College Girls of Tora Bora, Dan Jones and the Squids, the Naysayers, the Ovulators, the Shudders, Wheel of Meat

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: John Henry's, 77 W. Broadway,

How much: $5 with additional donations accepted

GuardLine: To hear music by the Pass Out Kings call the GuardLine at 485-2000 from a touch-tone phone and request category 3475

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Date:Mar 21, 2003
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