Pitchfork has a rich article Fugazi's Joe Lally having thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from his touring van while it was parked on Valencia Street. Overnight.
Fugazi's Joe Lally and Philly's Capillary Action were enjoying a nice stop over in San Francisco following a shared gig on their current tour when tragedy struck. November 16, between the hours of 3-10 a.m. on the corner of Valencia Street and Clinton Park, someone broke into their shared tour van and grabbed a few things without asking permission first. And they were:
- Roland KC350 Amp with bent corner
- Yamaha S03 Keyboard with cracked side
- Alesis QS7 Keyboard
- Sharp VLNZ50U MiniDV Recorder with 3" Color LCD Screen (you'll find footage from a November 15 show in Palo Alto inside)
- Samsonite brown suitcase
Look, people, if you absolutely must steal, don't take the broken gear of a notoriously generous dude.
Where to begin, where to begin. First, getting your stuff stolen sucks, period. If any of you have any information on the whereabouts of Lally's cracked and bent musical equipment, contact his tour mates Capillary Action at this address. Second, "if you absolutely must steal, don't take the broken gear of a notoriously generous dude?" How was the hamburglar supposed to know that this was the equipment of a dude of generosity? Things like this happen to good people no matter the purity of their souls. (Come close, we want to let you in on a little secret: straight white guys who happen to have leftist politics are unusually shocked when they discover that they, too, are not untouchable. Just like their brethren over on the right. Shhh, don't tell them we said that.) But we hear what you're saying.
Again, if you have any info on Joe Lally's stuff, contact these guys.