Like many people, the passing of Robin Williams yesterday greeted me with mixture of incredible sadness and wonderful memories of his humor and philanthropy. I was lucky enough to meet Robin a few times and capture a brief glimpse into the life of a comic legend.
I first met Robin Williams in 2002. I was sitting in the kitchen of my partner’s sister’s house who worked as a nanny for his children. The doorbell rang, and when my partner returned, he seemed dumbfounded as Robin Williams followed him in. Robin was wearing a windbreaker, cargo pants, and the coolest running shoes I had ever seen. As he walked into the kitchen, he hungrily raided the pantry looking for snacks while my friend was cooking dinner. She looked over and yelled “Robin!” He stopped. Robin walked over and introduced himself. I played it cool but I was dying inside. He even knew my name. It was pleasantly bizarre but, from what I have heard, not unlike him to have such courtesy.
As huge music lovers, adding “LISTEN” as an offering on our site was always the plan. Today, that goal has finally come to be. It is with great excitement we present our partnership with the amazingly talented Matt Jaffe and The Distractions.
It’s been a thrill getting to know this young talent, who by the way is attending Yale while building his music career. We were blown away when we caught his show earlier this year at Slims and knew this band would be an awesome launch to Do-Gooder's music focus.
By Tony Cruz, Co-Founder of Do-Gooder
Last year, on a windy day in Mill Valley, CA, the Do-Gooder team braved the winter cold and worked ....well...with some real bitches: Matt Damon's bitches. They were feisty. They were running all over the place, and they were demanding. And their biggest demand: clean water. And then we thought about our friends in Ecuador who don't have clean water and we said "Hey, if Matt Damon's bitches can get clean water, shouldn't everyone?" Of course they should.
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Recently, Michelle and I traveled to L.A. to visit my buddy Kurt Yaeger: a rising star from the film Dolphin Tale and FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy. Kurt agreed to wear and promote our latest t-shirt "Good Stopped Playing Nice" to support DG's humanitarian work.
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