THU, AUG 17, 2006 at 12:00 AM


Sadly, people seem to do shitty things with disappointing regularity. This past Sunday night, Ryan Gensemer from Holopaw was randomly and badly beaten up in Chicago. The message below is from the band and contains info on how you can donate to help with the resulting medical bills. (They have set up a paypal account for

It is our hope (and belief) that there are far more of you/us interested in helping to un-do just these sorts of shitty things (as much as that’s possible).

From Holopaw then…

Hello All,

Unfortunate news to report. Our dear friend and bandmate Ryan “Beachwolf” Gensemer was savagely beaten in Chicago on Sunday night. Random violence at its worst. He had his jaw broken in three places, got a concussion, and sustained some kidney damage.

Unfortunately, as is the case with many musicians, he has no health care. None of us have the financial resources to help him out to any real extent, either.

So, in light of this terrible event, we are soliciting donations to help him pay off what would appear to be an astronomical medical bill. Anything would be greatly welcomed.

We are not in the business of begging, but this circumstance calls for any effort we can think of.

If you would like to help, send him wishes, or learn more about the situation, please send an email to

Thank you and best of best to all…

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson