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For A Good Cause: Daily Dose Day This Monday!

My pal Si Twining runs the popular Bruce Hornsby site, an invaluable resource of informational riches for Hornsby fans. From setlists to Hornsby news information to the chance to interact with other Bruce fans, there's always something good to be had at Si's website.

One of the more popular features of the site is the 'Daily Dose,' a daily Hornsby live cut sourced from a huge variety of Hornsby concert performances captured over the years....all the way to present day recordings posted only a few days after they happen!

Twining has built the 'Daily Dose' into a yearly event called Daily Dose Day in which he sits at his computer for 24 hours straight posting a new download each hour from midnight until midnight. Donations are invited if the music moves you to do so and all proceeds raised go to charity.

This year, Si is raising the stakes for 'Daily Dose Day' by posting FIVE tracks per hour from five different artists - Bruce, Dave Matthews, Phish, Bela Fleck and The Grateful Dead! The funds raised from this year's 'Dose' will go to benefit the ALS Association and the NSPCC for abused children in the UK.

Daily Dose Day is THIS MONDAY and 125 performances will be posted throughout the day. Si also has a great collection of prizes that have been donated by a variety of artists including the latest donation from Ricky Skaggs.  Additionally, Twining says "brush up on your Google Maps and also Google Street View, as we'll be going on a treasure hunt! Big surprises on the day too, so please make sure you're there on the day!"

ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is something that the Hornsby fan community is unfortunately quite familiar with. Hornsby's longtime assistant Melissa Smith passed away in 2010 after battling ALS and a concert that Hornsby had been scheduled to play as a benefit for the local ALS association gained additional significance with her passing.

Si's work in the past few years has raised over $15,000 for Multiple Sclerosis care, Cancer Research and the ALS Association. It's a true labor of love and I encourage you to support it.

Read more information about Daily Dose Day here and check out this link to download the 2007 downloads which will be online for the next 24 hours until the event officially kicks off at midnight on Monday!