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What’s Becoming of the World?

January was a difficult month. I think it’s safe to say that we all felt the rumble from the devastating earthquake that took place in Haiti on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010. The out-pouring of support from the global community has been a humbling thing to witness. But there is still the fear that once Haiti seizes to make front-page news, it will be easily forgotten and replaced with twitter updates from your favourite celebrity gossip sites.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Benefit

On January 19th, The DoneFors held one of Toronto’s first fundraising efforts for the people of Haiti. We turned one of our Cameron House residency nights into a benefit for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and were able to raise $420. Though this is a modest amount, we hope that it’s made some difference and found its way into caring and capable hands. Many thanks to the CBC Night News for coming out to cover the event, and to anyone who showed up to make a donation. We encourage everyone to please give whatever you can to help out Haiti. To make a donation to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) please visit

The Globe and Mail said….

“Essential Track: The Narrator, The DoneFors, from How to have sex with Canadians (independent, streaming at The DoneFors’s Janine Stoll goes all Brazilian on this cool, beat-shifting number from one of Canada’s craftiest indie bands. An instant addiction once you hear it, on the band’s myspace page or during The DoneFors’s Tuesday nights at Toronto’s Cameron House. “
– Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Cameron House Tuesdays from January through March

We’ve just wrapped up our first month at The Cameron House and are gearing up for two more months in the Cameron House lime light. Come join us every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm for a fantastic pay what you can show. Beer for dinner. Bring the kids. We love you.

Janine Stoll Melancholia CD Release Party

It’s coming up so soon and Janine is losing sleep and brain cells over small details. Releasing a new album is like having a baby and hoping that people won’t think your baby is ugly. You’re invited to the Baby Shower, folks. It’s the birth of Melancholia – Janine’s third solo album, and a super somber one at that. Full of lyrically meaty songs of loss, longing, hope, and all of that other stuff that songwriters are famous for purging their souls of. Janine does it very beautifully here. The event all happens Friday, February 12th at the gorgeous Music Gallery in Toronto. The DoneFors will be performing. Special guests for the night include John MacLean, Jennifer Dallas and Brian Kobayakawa. Doors at 7:00pm and show at 8:00pm sharp. Tickets can be pre-purchased through Janine’s website at Admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission includes a copy of Melancholia and a complimentary beverage. Many thanks to sponsors Platz & Associates Inc. and HR/IR Satellite Inc.

Shows in Different Area Codes

In December and beyond catch The DoneFors in a town near you (see for full details)!

WINDSOR ON – 02/05/10 at The Phog Lounge w/ James O-L and the Villains
DUNNVILLE ON – 02/06/10 at Flyers w/ Rob Lamothe and Chad Brown
TORONTO ON – 02/12/10 at The Music Gallery – Janine Stoll “Melancholia” CD Release Party! Buy tickets!
WATERLOO ON – 02/25/10 at Maxwell’s Music House w/ Pat Robitaille and Fraser
LONDON ON – 03/06/10 at London Music Club

Dirty Bits

Each month in this section we ask The DoneFors a new and revealing question…This month we’ve asked them: What’s the best way to NOT beat the winter blues?

Paul’s way to suffer from the winter blues:– Waiting at the bus stop, but never getting on one.- Standing in a snow drift for the entire afternoon.- Eating ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Janine’s way to suffer from the winter blues:– Drive to and from the laundromat- eat canned soup- watch reality tv- wear the crappiest footwear possible- wear a good ol’ fashioned perma-scowl

Liam’s way to suffer from the winter blues:– Live in a basement and don’t go out until the sun is down.

Brian’s way to suffer from the winter blues:– Sleep in until the sun goes down (which is a rather easy thing to do in the winter), or get up with the sun but stay indoors all day because it’s so f’n’ cold.- Plan a ‘weather permitting’ picnic everyday, but watch the weather channel instead, with the volume just loud enough to supply subliminal musak to mope around the house to. Or! The best way to not beat the winter blues…- Watch the 24 hour news channel 24 hours a day.

Think about other people. Smile at everybody. Eat your greens.

janine, brian, liam and paul
The DoneFors