In November '88 my brother died of AIDS. Since then I've organized or taken part in fundraisers each World AIDS Day (Dec 1st)
This year my band have written and recorded a single which is available to download on iTunes and Amazon, and in 1 week's time on Android.
It's by Bandcamp! and Bob and it's called '*knuf* AIDS'
I'll explain the title.
My 22 year old son - who never met the dead uncle after whom he is named - was playing a set at at last year's fundraiser when he launched into a speech about having raised money for AIDS his whole life and how he was sick of the shadow it had cast over us 'and you know what - let's end this *flower* disease; - *knuf* AIDS!' He then had the whole audience chanting, 'F.U.C.K.A.I.D.S. - *knuf* AIDS!' which made me simultaneously laugh and cry. So in the following months, that coalesced into the disco joy that is this year's fundraising song.
If you'd like to buy a copy, thank you, that would be great as all money will go to HIV/AIDS charities.
If you would like to watch our video for the song you can see it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z8XkQqvyDY
If you'd like to hear a profanity free version at no charge go here; https://soundcloud.com/made-in-macau - where all the music was made using cubase.
If anyone feels this is in poor taste or too frivolous - I had no wish to cause offence and I'm sorry if it causes any. This was an honest attempt to make something good out of something bad.
Thanks for reading.