About this Blog - About Colin

This blog was built to update everyone with Colin's medical progress and to have a place where people can share information. When I first started the blog, the donations were thought to be for all of the medical expenses. Then Colin had an extended hospital stay (a lot of which was ICU and surgery). Now, with this tremendous loss, the funds donated are to help Kelly maintain the everyday family expenses/bills. Any additional funds will be directed to the children's funds through the donation function on this page. We will continue to maintain this page as different events are scheduled. Please continue to check back. I just wanted to let everyone know how very grateful the family is and how the prayers and support help so much during these very dark days. A little information about Colin. He is a father. He is a husband. He is a brother. He is a musician. He is a friend to many in the New Orleans area and beyond. He works in the service industry. Through his many years as a bartender/manager, he has touched so many lives by just being Colin. He loves his family and he loves his city! Pre-Katrina, he ran Nick’s Bar and was in a local band. Although Nick’s bar and the band did not survive Katrina, he believed in New Orleans and was one of the first residents back in the city. He helped many people transition back to the city that he loves and calls home. He has always been a friend to everyone. If you needed anything, he would be there for you. If you would like to contribute, please do so using the donation option on this blog. You can also post the blog link on your facebook account. Kelly's spirits have been lifted all of the posts and pictures. Blog and pictures below:

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Night of for Care for Colin Benefit Show - MAY 22 - Howlin Wolf + The Den

Benefit Show "A Night of Care for Colin" on MAY 22
Howlin Wolf + The Den
Silent Auction & Raffle Items listed below.
We hope to see you all there. I think it will be a healing experience for everyone and a way to pay tribute again to Colin through music! 
Thank you to everyone involved in putting this event together.


SOME OF THE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS - and the values that they are estimated at:
Saints Jersey autographed by Drew Brees (priceless)
New Orleans Saints replica Helmet signed by Drew Brees (pricesless)
Official New Orleans Saints Helmet signed by Sean Peyton  (priceless)
New Orleans Saints Commemorative football signed by Drew Brees (priceless)
Philips Sonicare sonic toothbrush with UV sanitizer  ($160)
Sterling silver, pearl and gemstone bracelet from Boudreaux’s Jewelers ($310)
Dinner for 2 at Dante’s Kitchen
$50 Giftcard – Delachaise + $50 Giftcard – Salu
$50 Giftcard – New Orleans Music Exchange + Lanier Microphone with tabletop stand.
2 passes to the D-Day Museum and dinner for 2 at American Sector restaurant  ($86)
Dinner for 2 at Mr. John’s Steakhouse ($125)
$100 Cochon
$100 Herbsaint
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Magazine Street: $25 CC’s Coffee, $25 Stein’s Deli, $50 Giftcard – Byblos
Dinner for 4 at Emeril’s Restaurant.  Includes full tasting menu with wine pairing at the kitchen table.  ($800)
Massage from Magnolia Physical Therapy
$100 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Custom caricature piƱata by Christian Marie  ($250)
Wedding Officiation by Rose Mortillaro ($225)
“Candy and Corks” giftbox including drinking accessories and epicurean delights imported from the outer banks of North Carolina.
Autographed Sugarland guitar ($500)
Framed signed print by Jamie Hayes  ($500)
2 tickets to the 2011 Better Than Ezra Open golf tournament  ($400) + Entire Better Than Ezra Catalog on CD

Vinatge Toys
X-Men Mutant Hall of Fame Collector’s Edition set of action figures, unopened.
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker’s Snowspeeder, unopened.
Star Wars Return of the Jedi Commemorative Edition Darth Vader Tie Fighter, unopened.
Lot of 4 Beetlejuice Vintage Toys including Showtime Beetlejuice with Rotten Rattler action figure, Shish Kabob Beetlejuice with Scary Skewers action figure, Creepy Cruiser vehicle and the Vanishing Vault playset with “Disappearing”  Micro Beetlejuice.

1889 edition of Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad". It's a nice old book and is probably worth around $150. Also, it is inscribed Euclid Borland, New Orleans, LA and below that New York, 1890. I found a short bio of Gen. Borland online, and it turns out he was a Confederate veteran (three or six times wounded in the war) who went on to serve in the Louisiana House of Representatives, became a Brigadier General in the La. State National Guard and, according to one source, treasurer of the City of New Orleans. ($150)

Art
“Ice Storm”by Megan Hillerud.  Steel and cast glass, wall mount ($300)
“Ridge Road Climb” by Gene Koss. Hand made glass sculpture ($300)
“Over the Fence” by Barbie L’Hoste.  Acrylic and Mixed media on canvas. ($1200)
“Intrinsic Darkness” by Barbie L’Hoste.  Porcelain slab, wall mount. ($200)
Untitled by John Oles. High fire glaze, tea cup and saucer. ($85)
“Railroad Gear” by Lisa Tahir. Steel and cast glass. ($500)
“Surrounded”by Sidonie Villere.  Stoneware and liquid gold leaf ($250)
“Day Closing” Framed photograph by Lisa Conrad.  ($1,100)
“Professor Longhair” framed raku. Linda Berman, 2010. Fame created using wood from 719-717 Gov. Nicholls salve quarters (the old fish house in the French Quarter)  ($225)
“Gilbert” Face Jug by Kjell Flanagan.  Stoneware, iron oxide, glaze.  ($300)
 Pete the Cat matted print by James Dean  ($55)

Wine
1 2008 6 Liter “Size Does Matter” etched bottle of HRM Rex-Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon.  Commemorating “Rex Day”                               4/7/2008, equivalent to 8 bottles. ($250)
1 2008 ALBET I NOYA PETIT ALBET (PENEDAS CHARDONNAY-XARELLO)
1 2004 ALCANTRA CRIANZA TEMPRANILLO-MONASTRELL
1 2010 AUGUST BRIGGS "LEVERONI VINEYARD" CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
1 2008 AUGUST BRIGGS "DIJON CLONES" NAPA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
1 2009 AUGUST BRIGGS "OLD VINES" ZINFANDEL
1 2006 BETTS & SCHOLL (J. L. CHAVE) HERMITAGE BLANC
1 BOLLINGER "SPECIAL CUVEE" AY BRUT
1 2008 BOUDREAUX "BISHOPS & CILELO" WASHINGTON CHARDONNAY
1 06 BOUDREAUX CELLARS MERLOT
3 DE MARTINO "LEGADO RESERVA" MAIPO CABERNET SAUVIGNON
3 DE MARTINO RESERVA LIMARI VALLEY CHARDONNAY
1 2007 DUCKHORN PARADUXX
1 2009 EHLERS SAINT HELENA SAUVIGNON BLANC
3 2007 DOMAINE FAIVELEY "LES SAINT GEORGE" NUITS-SAINT-GEORGE
1 2007 FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS OLDSVILLE RESERVE OREGON PINOT NOIR
1 2007 FIDDLEHEAD HAPPY CANYON-SANTA YNEZ SAV BLANC
1 2010 FROGS LEAP RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC (THREE PACK)
1 2008 FROGS LEAP RUTHERFORD MERLOT (THREE PACK)
1 2007 FROGS LEAP RUTHERFORD RESERVE RED (THREE PACK)
2 2007 JEAN JACQUES GIRARD "EN CHARLEMAGNE" CORTON 1ER CRU
1 2007 KRUPP BROTHERS BLACK BARTS BRIDE
1 2007 MINER STAGECOACH MERLOT
2 2008 NICOLAS CARTIER "MAS DE GOURGONNIER" LES BAUX DE PROVENCE
2 1999 PERRIER-JOUET FLEUR EPERNAY BLANC DE BLANC BRUT
1  PIPER HEIDSEICK BRUT NV
1 PIPER HEIDSEICK ROSE SAUVAGE BRUT NV
1 2001 POGGIO ALLE SUGHERE TOSCANA ROSSO
1 2009 RUCA MALEN RESERVA CHARDONNAY MENDOZA ARGENTINA
1 2009 SIERRA MADRE SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT GRIS
1 TATTINGER "LA FRANCOIS" BRUT NV
1 2009 TREFETHEN OAK KNOLL NAPA VALLEY RIESLING
1 2007 TRUCHARD CARNEROS PINOT NOIR
LARGE FORMAT
1 (1.5 MAG) 2008 AU BON CLIMAT "KNOX ALEXANDER" SANTA MARIA PINOT NOIR
1 (1.5 MAG) 2006 AU BON CLIMAT "HILDEAGARD" WHITE SANTA MARIA VALLEY
1(1.5 MAG) 2000 AU BON CLIMAT "XX ANNIVERSARY" PASSANT NUITS BLANCHES
1 (1.5 MAG) 2008 AU BON CLIMAT "ISABELLE" SANTA MARIA PINOT NOIR
1 (1.5 MAG) 2007 CAKEBREAD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1 (1.5 MAG) 2007 CAKEBREAD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1 (1.5 MAG) 2006 FRANK FAMILY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1 (1.5 MAG) 2007 HALL NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
1 (1.5 MAG) 2007 HIRSCH SAN ANDREAS SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
1 (1.5 MAG) 2009 KOSTA BROWNE RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR (AUTOGRAPHED)
1 (3.0 MAG) STEPHEN ROSS "STONE CORRAL" EDNA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
1 (3.0 MAG) 2007 WILLIAMS SELYEM SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
1 (3.0 MAG) 2008 WILLIAMS SELYEM PEAY VINEYARD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
1 (3.0 MAG) 2006 WILLIAMS SELYEM PEAY VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR
OTHER
C MICHTERS BOURBON
6 PERRIER-JOUET PAINTED GLASSES  (& STOPPERS)
1 WILLIAMS SELYEM VIP PASS & MAILING LIST INVITE

Please feel free to post on your fb page. I had my settings incorrect, you can now share this on your fb page.
SOME RAFFLE ITEMS THAT WILL BE AWARDED:  RAFFLE TICKETS WILL COST $5 per ticket or $20 for 4 Raffle tickets.

Westbank Getaway Package- Massage from Massage Envy , dinner for 2 at the Round House Bar & Grill and a one night’s stay at the Holiday Inn all on the W’bank Expressway!
$100 Gift Certificate - Cochon Butcher
$100 Gift Cerificate - Cochon
Lunch for 2 at Mondo ($40)
$50 Gift Certificate – Delachaise
$50 Gift Certificate – Byblos
$25 Gift Certificate - Stein’s Deli
$25  Giftcard - CC’s Coffee
Keg Party at Carrollton Station
2 passes to the D-Day Museum
4 passes to the Children’s Museum
Therapeutic massage from Magnolia Physical Therapy
Haircuts from Salon Paris
Jimmy Robinson CD pack including Twangorama, Woodenhead’s “Music From the Big Green Warehouse,” and Jimmy Robinson’s Solo album “Vibrating Strings”
Motorway CD
Saints autographed lithograph football
+ more still to come!

Please email
If you would like the electronic version of the flier, please email us and we will send you one.
careforcolin@gmail.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tip Jar Event at Molly's at the Market on Decatur Street

We had some friends put this together. Thank to everyone!

Come tip your favorite bartender! A fundraiser in honor of Colin Brown.

Molly's At The Market
1107 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA

More Info
Come out, Friday, April 15 from 6-10 p.m. to Molly's at the Market. We'll be serving Mr. Nick's original 1-800 cocktail (or something close) for the benefit of Kelly, Lucy, and Elliot. Don't drink 1-800s? Purchase a koozie or cup in Colin's honor, with all proceeds going to the "Tip Jar."

Rumor has it that drinks will be served by a certain guest bartender from Nick's who claims to have taught Kate everything she knows.

Please "share" this event and spread the word.

(Benefit 6 till 10pm, but donations are welcome all evening, so come when you can).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Celebration in Video of Colin Brown

Thank you to everyone who shared in celebrating Colin Brown's beautiful life on Sunday evening.  The main message I heard throughout the night was that Colin had changed someone's life.  He just had that effect on people.  Once you met him, you knew that he was special.  For those of you who could not be at the tribute, we wanted to share the video that was presented at the memorial. 

Colin was so very creative, talented and inspired (by everything and everyone around him). It is such a unique talent to be able to put to music everything that you feel and experience. His wife and children being his greatest inspiration. This is very evident in his lyrics.  You are able to hear him sing his music on this tribute.  He is truly missed.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002107888969

Jason Villemarette (Fire on the Bayou) put together this video and we appreciate it so very much.  His love for Colin is reflected in this video.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Memorial to honor Colin Brown

Memorial to honor Colin Brown (1973-2011)

Sunday, April 10, 2011
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We miss Colin dearly.  Thank you to everyone who has been working so hard this week to make this memorial such a lovely reflection of such a wonderful man.
Rita Wilson

Location:
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Directions:
They are located between Andrew Higgins Drive and St. Joseph Street in the New Orleans Warehouse Arts District, one block off of Lee Circle (and the Saint Charles streetcar line), and just steps from the National D-Day Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Please remember that the French Quarter Festival is going on. 

Colin Brown

It is with deep sadness and devastation that I post tonight. This evening, (April 1), we lost a father, a husband, a brother and a friend to so many. Please say a prayer for Kelly and the kids this evening.

One of Colin's favorite songs
The Flaming Lips

You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do you Realize

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday morning update

Your thoughts and prayers are needed today for Colin. Thank you for continuing to keep vigil. Notes to careforcolin@gmail.com are being sent to Kelly. I am in New Orleans with Kelly and I know she appreciates all of you as do I. Rita

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday Evening Update

I am going to be very brief this evening.  Colin is having a lot of difficulties and remains on support today.  Please keep Colin and the family in your prayers.