On Thursday May 24th while setting up to film one of the final scenes of Combat Advantage the movie, a home-made smoke bomb went off Dave Strand’s lower pocket, which he tried to pat down giving him 2nd degree burns on his hands and leg. His friends rushed him off to the ER and the hospital cleaned the wounds up. The healing process continues under the watchful eye of his Primary Care Physician. Healing is going as well as can be expected, painful and tedious, but clean and steady. Dave claims it was his own silly fault… (don’t put a 9volt battery in your pocket with tin foil and a smoke bomb) He also sends thanks to his friends for responding quickly and professionally. And is thankful to have a wonderful brother who drove and stayed with him in the hospital. He also send extreme thanks to his wife for caring for him, changing his bandages twice a day, and carting him around. Dave says, “I’m very grateful, it could have been much worse.. I will heal in a couple weeks, and am already feeling better.” If you would like to send Dave a message, there is a facebook post about it.. If you want to send Dave money for medical expenses, he said.. “Just buy my new album at strandland.com.”
Three big The Strand news items.
- We have shipped 97% all of the Kickstarter packages. If you are one of the two people who’s T-Shirt is still in production, we have already contacted you to let you know. Everyone else, it’s in the mail and should be arriving shortly!
- We are currently filming a short movie that will air at the CD release party. The movie is a large production featuring many amazingly talented people. Production is going well. I think it’s safe to say we have a greater respect for actors and all that goes into making movies. Long hours and more setup than I ever thought.
- The CD release party is booked. It will feature the presentation of this movie, throughout the night before each band plays. The bands are The Strand, Hardwire, and Ikonoklast and the event will take place Sat. June 30 at Chasers in Scottsdale AZ.
Thanks again to Bar Sinister for being amazing hosts and allowing us to rock in front of so many wonderful CA peoples. The crowd was amazing, and we had a totally ass-kicking time. Thanks again Hollywood, got to hang with some great people. Also, the sound guy, the big door guy with the metal teeth, Lyssa, and Kent were awesome. When we come back we’ll bring the new cd. -Dave Strand