hurricane ike

September 13, 2008

i wanted to take a moment to say: my thoughts are with everyone affected by hurricane ike. if there is something i, my bandmates, or music for relief can do, we will. i assure you that we’re already looking into it.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/13/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html

mike

http://www.musicforrelief.org

mike

51 Comments

  1. lp_fm_fan on September 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Post 2: In my neighborhood we had a lot of tree damage and some flooding damage but nothing too serious. We don’t have power, we probably won’t for at least 2 weeks, I know that some areas near me already have power, but we were hit pretty badly and we probably won’t have power for a while. We did get food, water, and ice from FEMA, they were nice enough to help us out! Considering we have no power to cook anything at all! Thanks for post and caring about us, Mike! We really appreciate it.🙂

    Ana

  2. lp_fm_fan on September 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Post 1: Hey Mike, I live in Houston. The suburbs, so Clear Lake, Seabrook, Kemah area. Or well, near NASA Space Center, and I was under mandatory evacuation, where I live was pretty badly hit, not as bad as Galveston I’m sure, but it was hit pretty badly. There were boats everywhere. The water rose up to a high level, luckily all we suffered was some roof damage and ours trees were a bit slanted, we did have one tree that was about to fall down though.

  3. LP_Suneet on September 15, 2008 at 8:04 am

    And Mike……….The artwork made by you and Chazy has been deleted for some reason..please re-upload it………Thanks a lot……..

  4. LP_Suneet on September 15, 2008 at 8:00 am

    It’s really tragic that so many people’s lives have been destroyed……….We can only hope that the survivors can get their life back on track and with the help of MFR….that will definitely be possible…..

    Much respect Mike….Keep up the good work with MFR

  5. Aqua101 on September 15, 2008 at 3:41 am

    ≈♥≈Oh BTW, I got 2 link for you to see…just for your reference, something abt natural disaster that happens before (Tsunami & China Eartquake). The powerpoint presentation of China Eartquake, the wordings I made it myself (except the pictures). Its terrible to see these type of natural disaster…because it is nobody’s fault. It something that nobody can escape or prevent. It just so sad. Here are the 2 links : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhuqKhXZkkY&feature=PlayList&p=6D1907FE0F2BF2D3&index=43 (TSUNAMI) and the other is : C:Documents and SettingsYoungDesktopPatriciaChina Earthquake (Sichuan)-Aqua101-#2_files/frame.htm (CHINA EARTQUAKE)

  6. Aqua101 on September 15, 2008 at 3:35 am

    ≈♥≈Hi Mike…I heard abt this hurricane ike few days ago, my heart felt so upset, and I thought right away for those people who got affected by this natural disaster. Its always my nature to feel anticipation when it comes to natural disaster which happens anywhere in the world to every human beings. I pray to those people to get through their life allright. And I think MFR is such a “perfect” thing for everyone to get involved (not just artist or song writer or movie star, etc)…but everyone! It is the only way people all over the world show their ‘heart’ to others. Bless all people who have been affected by natural disaster. ≈♥≈

  7. maria on September 15, 2008 at 3:02 am

    I’ve just heard about the hurricane Ike. It’s very sad when you see buildings and life being destroyed in 1 moment.
    All the organizations (especially the famous UN) must do smth) to help people that had come through this aftermath(.
    It’s sad and awfull when such storms occur in our life(. And really LP never stands apart from such things)
    because (to my mind) honesty and openess are the main things that can characterize LP)) I’m proud that LP is apart of the worlds community and is always ready to help) I wish I had lots of money I could spent on charity)

  8. Carla on September 14, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Ahhh, I feel like I’m spamming with this third comment because I keep on running out of characters lol. In relation to your actual post: Always glad to know that MFR is always there to help in these types of cases. My friend in Galveston was hit by Ike, but luckily survived. Much respect as always!!

  9. Carla on September 14, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    As for the plan: So, I might want to partner up with some of their clubs and make personal shirt designs to raise up donations. I’m not going to use any logos though. If I can’t trust myself to send the [whole] collected donation, I’ll probably leave that responsibility for the clubs for their respectful organizations, if not MFR. Usually people in my school don’t buy the official shirts with the logo because they aren’t in the club itself. Hopefully this would not only raise interest and awareness of their causes, but would also leave people with a shirt they can use anywhere. Just note that I haven’t really spoken to anybody else about it. This is still a thought, really.

  10. Carla on September 14, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Mike, I want to get involved with MFR and was wondering if this sort of thing would work out. This is mainly because I’m usually not old enough to enter any of the MFR sweepstakes/merch booths to directly help. My Mom recently saw a small doodle I made on one of my shirts, confronted me about it, and suggested the idea that I should design shirts. However, an easier and personally meritable way would be to sell them in support of something. My guess other than online, would be to sell them in real life mostly to people in my school and my friends. MFR is perfect, because alot of its partner organizations have their own clubs at my school, which also emphasizes on global awareness in general.

  11. Curiosa on September 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    @WTF & Anne: The only places that had mandatory evacuation was all of Galveston & only some parts of Houston; the places that flooded easily. I agree about the people in Galveston who decided to stay but what about everyone else who didn’t have mandatory evacuation? It did just as much damage on land as it did on shore & had actually changed it’s course towards Dallas instead of going straight.

  12. huera713 on September 14, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    thanks for thinking about us,me and my family(mom,dad,bros,gma) stay in Pasadena,it’s about 45 mins away from Galveston,we were without power for 2 days,my grandma has to take a breathing machine treatment or whatever and well,since we were without power,she couldn’t do it,my bros have autism,my lil bro was almost throwing up from the heat and my other bro was choking in his sleep,we kept on having to take my grandma and bros to the truck so they can get in the a/c for a little bit,our power is back on so now we don’t have to worry that much,our apt complex is crazy,my friends roof came off and everything,trees are down and everything,it’s crazy,but thanks for your concern,ily guys!

  13. Anne on September 14, 2008 at 11:42 am

    @ WTF: you’re so damn right. Everyone who stayed has a self responsibilty to what happened to themselfs.
    I do feel sorry for the loss of lifes, homes, landscapes… but who is so f***ing stupid and stays where a hurricane is approaching? I am living in germany in a bilding on 6th floor and i allways move to my mom if a storm is coming. And everyone who knows the german weather will laugh now😉

    You do quite enough with mfr and you just beeing you and giving hope, Mike…

  14. numbrocker02 on September 14, 2008 at 11:30 am

    🙂 Thanks Mike. I live by the coast and had to leave. I found out our house was ok, but the place we evacutaed to (Katy) got hit.:/ We lost power and it was awful. Your music helped me not go crazy!! So thanks again!! I’m now in Dallas, with power, waiting to see when I can go home. Thanks the guys for me, for helping me get through this!

  15. nillp on September 14, 2008 at 10:09 am

    i do love ur and LP’s commitment with this kind of things.. i’m really proud of all u..! :’D

  16. analoggirl on September 14, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Your sincerity and committment to humanitarian aid is nothing short of amazing. I’m proud to be fan! 🙂

  17. Meteora20 on September 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    thats really hard for the people, they are living there. i watched the tv chanel cnn. its really horrible to see that.
    i think its really good and awesomme that you guys are help.
    take care.

  18. mike_n_LP_4ever on September 14, 2008 at 8:05 am

    My brother is their right now. he went there to live with his dad in the end of July. i don’t know if he’s ok or not but im goin to keep prayin until i do ='[ im so worried!!!! my prayers are with my brother and everyone else thats there.

    -Catiana C.

  19. Gizmo_Mogwai on September 14, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I heard about hurricane.. terrible.. but that’s really good that you guys are ready to help:) and I agree with AXRINEKEY: God Bless You!

  20. shinoda_me on September 14, 2008 at 5:40 am

    much love and respect to you guys =) i wish i could help in some way ….
    wanders to MFR site

  21. skindesbous on September 14, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Of course there’s something you can do. You can tell the people not to live in a place below sea level.

  22. Lvix on September 14, 2008 at 3:01 am

    I think that you guys should do something against the global warming…
    I know you guys are already doing, but just more…
    Save more forests! Help make better cars for environement…
    I will do everything to help you!

  23. Doggie24690 on September 14, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I didn’t think for a second that you guys wouldn’t be helping out. It’s definitely become part of your images Mike.🙂 Thank you for your dedication. It’s such a great thing. Hopefully we get some fast help from the govt. also. -sarcasm/-

  24. Keilah_136 on September 13, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    I think that you guys are amazing, you care so much about other people and what you can do for them and I respect you guys so much for that. I don’t know what its like to be affected by a natural disaster so and its really hard to imagine what those people are going through, but I do know that they need all the help they can get and you guys pour your hearts into helping them recover. Its very inspiring. Keep up the great work.

  25. faiintx on September 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    i was slightly affected by the hurricane (i’m in dallas);
    one of my trees fell down, but that’s about it…
    VERY strong winds.

    im so happy that i look up to such great people – mike & the rest of the band
    you guys are the best! i love you all very much❤

  26. lynndarwinharris on September 13, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I think that it is wonderful what Music for Relief does. the people effected by Ike are in my constant thoughts and prayers. The only thing that has effected us where I live is drought and I think I can withstand a little dry weather after seeing the distruction of past hurricanes and the lives they destroyed. Thank you for being there for the people in need in disaster areas.

  27. Noda89 on September 13, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    My family and I are in Killeen, and thankfully we didn’t get much from Ike. Other than rain and alot of wind, nothing else happened. But, just in case, some of our neighbors gathered with us in our house, and we had a ‘picnic’ in th eliving room, watching movies and stuff.

  28. WTF on September 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Anyone else find it hard to feel bad for the people that refused to leave?

    I saw one lady on TV saying: “I ran from Katrina and came to Texas, I’m staying because I’m tired of running”….. uh… this is your life you’re talking about. Get the fuck off your ass and leave. If you think you’re tired now, I’m sure you will be really fucking tired when you’re SWIMMING to your own safety or climbing up on top of buildings to stay out of the water. Hey add cold and hungry to that list. Really, the only thing anyone could’ve done to help those people is handcuff them to a bus and force them to leave.

  29. axrinekey on September 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve heard about the hurricane too!

    Glad that you and the band are going to help!🙂

    That’s just so kind of you all! xD

    God bless you!

  30. Curiosa on September 13, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    CONT: Had Ike stayed on water for 1 more day things could have been worse. I have relatives in Houston who stayed & we finally heard from them around 2:00 & they had gotten their water turned back on but their electricity was still out. We were expecting them but they decided to stay. Anyway, here’s the links for what I’m watching & another one for pictures of some of the devastation. Thank you again.🙂

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp=22887506?
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26643689/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/1/

  31. Curiosa on September 13, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Mike, thanks for all the help. I’m currently watching the Houston news & I can’t believe Keyma is underwater. We had planned on going there but I guess we’ll have to wait. I thank God that so far there haven’t been any deaths in Galveston (or anywhere) since it got the worst of the storm. People’s lives are definitely more important than property damage & the property damage has been devastating.

  32. Curiosa on September 13, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    @rockermeg: do you also think New Orleans is a pretty stupid place to build a city since it’s below sea level & how about Cuba? Is Cuba a stupid place to build cities in? You might as well add Japan, Hawaii, & Puerto Rico. Ike hit Cuba as a category 4 hurricane kiling almost 100s while TX got lucky & had only a small number of deaths. The last horrible natural disaster that Galveston saw was in 1900 & because of it they built a 15 ft. sea wall. It was the same thing w/NO. It had been yrs since they last had a horrible disaster like Katrina.

  33. cuz on September 13, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    i really think what makes one people be truly an angels, just like you guys are, and what makes the other people devils…

    this is so sad seeing all those news on natural disatsers and people who often lose everything they had. especcialy that i live in such calm country. no huge storms, no hurricanes, no earthquakes here in Poland… it’s so good and meaningful that you are always ready to help. the world need more good hearts like yours. i love you for that. hope everything will come back to normal really quickly. you have my thoughts too.

  34. DRO22 on September 13, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    hey mike, cant wait for the new art! question: are you going to be at JANM and signing things and whatnot like the last show? a date would be nice cause im trying to make plans to go to LA to meet you and see some amazing art!😀

  35. antje on September 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    This is why we love you and all from LP. Besides all of your great music you’re try to help other people!
    I agree with NataliaForgotten. I am really proud to be a fan of LP!
    Is there anything what we can do? Tell us please.
    All the best to all the people from germany…. Take care

  36. LinkinNessa on September 13, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    i’m happy to hear this, i hoped you’ll do this. i have a friend in texas, and i’m damn worry, because he doesn’t write me back… i’m happy to know that you guys will help those people

  37. TrustYourself on September 13, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    It’s great that you,the guys and mfr wants to help.the people needs help a lot in this hard times.my cousin and her family lives in houston.they are ok.thank god!but she said it was horrible.they stayed there but the next time they would leave their home.

  38. NataliaForgotten on September 13, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    I’m proud to be your fan, like always, anyway.😄 I love your work with MFR, keep helping people!

  39. Gemilla on September 13, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    It’s amazing what nature does, can be beautiful or terrifying … What you are doing is precious Mike … Love that!

    What is worse is when something of this magnitude strikes your country … It’s terrible … I also with all those people, does not deserve something so … horrible … as is nature’s fury

    Kisses!

  40. NeneLP88 on September 13, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Oh, Mike. :°) You are such a wonderful person.🙂

    You, the rest of band and mfr.

    I don’t live in the States and i’ve never felt what this could mean. But i’m sure that your help means a lot to all those people. Even your words are so precious!

    Hugs❤

  41. rockermeg on September 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Well they got out this time…pretty stupid place to build a city though

    Good on you Mike!

    Mwah

    xxx

  42. Sammy on September 13, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Its soo exemplary what you and all the other from the band and music for relief do ! .. if i had the capital to do more for the people who have lost their homes and families i would give everything to help !!!!!!!

  43. miKer0cks on September 13, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    awww mike you made my cry now!!! that’s sooo awesome!!! i really like that u guys do that, help other people, in stead if that u could just do nothing and stay home and relax but u dont!!! that’s one of the many reasons why i love u soo much!!! you have the power and ability to do it and u do it!!! u dont saty in words!!! that soo awesome and kind of you!!! welldone!!! i wish i could participate in this but i live in greece!!! anyway congrtas that’s awesome….seriously!!!

    take care and keep us posted mike for news about the hurricane ok? love u<3

  44. ShadowerLiltani on September 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Hurricanes are the new Tornados. Used to be, years ago, we heard about tornados galore taking out the mid west. Well, global warming seemed to, on the news at least, make the tornados go away and make the hurricanes start killing people. I wonder if Bush will actually give a damn about Texas this time, because there’s more white people there. Kanye was right when he said “George Bush doesn’t like black people”. But seriously, I think it’s wonderful that the whole band and music for relief are willing to help where this country’s “leader” fails to act.

  45. I_B_Long on September 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    aaww mike, you and LP are the best and you know it! im glad people like you that have the power to do something for these people dont turn a blind eye. you guys rule. seriously. and now im off to try and find out if my friends in texas are ok.

  46. PinkWater3 on September 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    My thoughts goes to them too. Things like that shouldn’t happen…

  47. LPAngel on September 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    hi mike. i´m not in USA, i´m on the other side of the ocean (Portugal) and i have followed the news about it. it´s really sad, cause, ít´s a situation that we can´t fight, we can´t fight against the nature, the hurricanes are unexpected. i will make a minute of silence fot the victims. i thinks it´s great that you want to help the people that in this moment they have nothing. i hope you can do something🙂.

  48. So_S on September 13, 2008 at 11:55 am

    what you guys do with MFR is truly wonderful! each and every one of us around the world will do everything we can to help this cause and the people affected by the hurricane. my friend Ana, from the LPU lives in the evacuated areas in Houston and i’m worried for her…

  49. Jaclyn on September 13, 2008 at 11:32 am

    the hurricanes go one by one, that’s awful (( Mother Nature hates how we use the Earth.

    You guys always do a great work to cheer up people in need, your money but mostly your art helps them to hold on, you know your songs help many people a lot, i cant stop wondering while reading different ppl comments on LP art❤

  50. Xenith on September 13, 2008 at 11:10 am

    anything the fans can do to contribute also please just shout Mike, we all want to help.

  51. Anika on September 13, 2008 at 11:06 am

    omg….i m so sorry for these people….thatz really cool that you guys want to help them^^ greetz and good luck!!!!!

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