Washed Out
Washed Out – photographed by Don Albonico

This week, Don Albonico (one of our friends at The Owl Mag) was the unfortunate victim of gear theft outside Hotel Utah in San Francisco:

In a very unfortunate event outside Hotel Utah while seeing a small local show, one of our photographers, Don Albonico (peep some of his contributions HERE), had all of his equipment stolen. This includes, but is not limited to: a Canon 70-200, a new Canon 5DII & 24-70 2.8; 70-200 2.8, 17-40 4.0, Think Tank bag, and miscellaneous stuff such as batteries, cards, filters, etc.

So, for the love of music we’re asking for your help in any capacity that you can muster it. Whether that’s some of your time to hunt down the equipment on eBay and Craigslist, hang out at the crack market (where all stolen goods go to die) in the TL, or a small donation — which you can do via PayPal (below)

We really admire Don’s photography – he was invited and scheduled to participate in our SXSW 2012 Photo Competition, but was forced to back out after the theft because he would have no way to make use of the prize (a SXSW photo pass). We hope our followers will help him in whatever capacity they can.

Don, you have my promise: if we spot your stuff, I’m grabbing the nearest baseball bat-shaped object and aiming for some kneecaps. A dog is a dog, blog’s thicker than water.