If you were involved in the WNY music scene in the early-mid 2000s, Dale Hinz (Thoughts Lost) probably helped you and your band at some point. Well, now it’s time to give something back. As a lot of you reading this will know, back in 2012, Dale was struck by a car while on his motorcycle and it changed his life forever. Now, a lot of people have been posting about this lately and several images of Dale (in his current state) are going around because of it. But for those of you unfamiliar with the man, I want you to see a solid before and after. Back when I was playing in bands a little over 10 years ago, Dale and Thoughts Lost were straight up killing it!
Sadly, this is no longer the case and times for the Hinz family are tough; tougher than they’ve ever been. Rumor has it that some WNY promoters are banding together to bring on a benefit show this summer with some familiar faces from that era of the scene. A few musicians/bands have already agreed to take part and you won’t believe some of the names we’re about to drop! Sadly, details on that show will have to remain secret for now…
Here’s what we need from YOU at the present time:
Dale Hinz put a ridiculous amount of time and effort into promoting not just his own band, but probably yours too in the several years he was active in this area. All he ever wanted to do was help the scene back then and to also ensure that we’d still have a scene today. Whether you’ve noticed it or not, his actions have helped shape the example many of us try to live by when shopping our bands around today.
If you’re able to help the Hinz family, you can do so by clicking this link and making a donation:
Unfamiliar with Dale and/or Thoughts Lost? Check out some of Dale’s music below!
More classic TL songs and photos can be found on Myspace at:
Thanks for checking this out and for donating if you were able! Details involving the forthcoming Dale Hinz benefit show will be announced once they are made public!
If you have any underground Dale or Thoughts Lost gems you’d care to unearth, please leave them in the comments below!