Lisa Ubiquitous started the night called Altruism in March 2010 because, well, I'll let her tell you...
"In December (2009), I was reading an article about the San Diego Food Bank, and it mentioned statistics; the need had risen greatly, and the amount of food it receives is down drastically as well. And I noticed the amount of holiday charity events we had poppin' up - food drives, jacket/blanket/clothing drives, toy drives - which is a wonderful thing, but I came to the realization that we're so altruistic during the holidays, but we largely don't consider it during the rest of the year. But people need to eat all year round, and the economy is obviously hitting many people, because what's apparent statistically is the families that previously donated the food and goods to the food bank are now faced with a need as well.
We go out and party all the time; it's about time we party for a cause on a regular basis! The price is small... a minimum 2 can donation, which will go to the Food Bank, or $5, which benefits various friends/charities/disasters in need of financial assistance.
Each month, I will feature different genres of music. I really want to involve the entire community in this, and provide a forum for up and comers to get a chance to play as well, while exposing some of the regulars that will be to new things they may not have had the chance to hear before. And it's all for 2 good causes."
The holidays are behind us now and Altruism XI is just around the corner. I'm pleased to tell you that I'm on the bill for this one! I'll be setting things off promptly at 9pm with a few classic old school garage tunes along with some Future Garage and UK Funky (including some very special unreleased heat).