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Hope For The Day is non-profit movement committed to educating youth, by using music and the arts as a defense mechanism against suicide. Our alternative approach strives to offer education, prevention and hope though creative expression.
Hope For The Day’s vision is to bring communities together in order to shed light on the unfortunate topics of depression and suicide. We wish to share the deeply personal connection creativity can have in fostering an environment of positive change to the suffering. We view art and music as a highway to the heart; two things that have allowed humanity to express our emotions for millennia. We wish to reduce suicide rates while inspiring and empowering the youth. Creating an awareness of suicide’s effects in Illinois with long term plans to go nationwide.
On June 21st, 2012 Jamie Duffy passed away in the early morning hours, leaving behind a legacy much greater than his known contributions to the industrial and metal genres. Even if you didn’t know Jamie Duffy, odds are that you still KNEW of Jamie Duffy and his work as he served as stage manager or as the soundman at many of your favorite Chicago venues such as the House of Blues, Cubby Bear, and Cabaret Metro amongst many others. He appeared on, mixed, produced, engineered, remixed or just plain influenced many of your favorite bands such as Chicago’s very own Ministry, Sister Machine Gun, Chris Connelly, Sister Soleil, Method Man, Lard and more.
In addition to being a sound engineer and producer, Jamie was also well known across Industrial Music’s landscape for his contributions as a member of the Coldwave/Metal hybrid band, Acumen Nation, and the Drum and Bass project, Dj? Acucrack not to mention his appearances on Pigface, Chemlab and Cyanotic albums.
Jamie Duffy’s contribution to the Metal and Industrial genres crossed over from releases on major record labels such as Warner Bros. Records and RCA records, to large independents such as WaxTrax!Records, to the smaller independent labels such as Invisible, Underground Inc, CrackNation records, WTII Records, Fifth Column and Metropolis records so it is more than likely that Jamie Duffy has touched you in some way even if you didn’t realize it at first.
Here’s a list of just some of Jamie Duffy’s musical credits, take a look, you may just realize that you know Jamie Duffy more than you think you do: