Oh Brother

Brother is one of my favorite bands. I've been addicted to their soulful, tribal, celtic, mongrel music since 1996, when I first saw them at Pittsburgh's Irish Festival.

The following is from an email the band sent to fans tonight.

Our touring for the next few months will involve an awareness and fund raising campaign for stem cell research. We plan to cover as much of the country as possible. Most of you know the work we do with childhood diabetes. This is something that could eventually provide a cure for not only diabetes, but many other ailments. The campaign is about clearing up a lot of misinformation on the subject. If you are part of an organization involved in this area and think you can be of any help let us know (email info@BROTHERmusic.com).

I'm hoping that they don't mean embryonic stem cell research, but I'm not holding my breath. I encourage my pro-life readers, especially those who are fans of the band, to please write a polite email to the band suggesting they not support embryonic stem cell research.

Jerry Nora, if you're reading, please give me info about the bioethical background of stem cell research (all forms), so I can pass the info to my readers and the band.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks 3

  1. From Ales Rarus - A Rare Bird, A Strange Duck, One Funky Blog » Oh Brother, More Stuff on Stem Cells on 27 Mar 2006 at 9:59 am

    […] [It’s finally here – the diabetes and stem cells primer from Jerry Nora that I promised. For those reading my blog for the first time, I decided I ought to explain who Jerry Nora is. Aside from being a good friend, he’s also a MD/PhD student with a knack for bioethics who is and occasional guest poster here. – Funky] […]

  2. From Another Aspect | Entertainment @ Ales Rarus on 28 Sep 2006 at 9:57 am

    […] Twice (here and here), I have pointed out Brother's participation in an "educational" tour of dubious moral rectitude. I thought it wise to show another aspect of the band – their music. This page has a video for one of my favorite songs, "Crazy". Incidentally, another video on that site is of Rick Kurek, a former member of Brother. Funky Dung […]

  3. From Science, Morality, and Rock @ Ales Rarus on 06 Nov 2006 at 12:10 pm

    […] August 21st, 2004 by Funky Dung Earlier this month, I posted about the indie rock band Brother's upcoming "Stem Cell Awareness" tour. The news has gone beyond a mailing to fans and is now available on their website for all to see. Once again, I urge those who oppose embryonic stem cell research to ask the band to specify which forms of research they support and politely ask them to not support embryonic research. […]

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