Posted in To Do | music on September 7, 2012

DOWNLOAD: Joseph Arthur - Where is My Van? (MP4)

Still from "Where is My Van?" video
Joseph Arthur

So after all this I got my van back!
I can't thank y'all enough for your support and help.
It cost plenty, but I'm very happy to have my art and my gear back.
Jose (the guy who had it) drove a hard bargain (Ron calls it a sort of hold up)
and sold it all back to me for $5,500 after he paid a grand for it,
but I'm trying to keep it in perspective,
Things like this can't be measured strictly with numbers
and the life lessons it taught were of greater value than the dollars and cents.
The main one being the support I got from all of you.
Along with the people,whom without I never would have gotten it back,
Ron, Vic, Lea, Carla, Julie, Peter, Kraig, Ehud and Spencer - THANK YOU!
The list goes on, but now I need to search this four wheel goliath for my tarot cards and try to catch new dreams.
Thanks again everyone and I hope to see you down the road.
I'll be the one driving a van more famous than me.
We're glad this all worked out for Joseph Arthur who got his van back (which had been towed and sold by the City of New York) thanks in part to civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby. In hopes of recovering some of the costs to get his van and his contents back from the person who bought it (for a grand), Joseph is performing a fundraiser show at City Winery on October 21 which is apparently already sold out (at least that's what the website says), but if you'd like to contribute to the fund, you can purchase a "Where Is My Van?" t-shirt from Joseph's webiste. You can also catch Joseph at ATP NY this month, and at the other dates which are listed below.

As you may have heard, Joseph wrote a song, "Where is My Van?," that you can download above. He also made a video for the song, featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M., that Michael Stipe has called "The best music video since Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares 2 U.'" You can watch it below. We can only hope Joseph will write a follow-up single, "My Van Was in the Bronx."

Speaking of Michael Stipe, earlier today he expressed his dissatisfaction with Fox News.

Van video is below

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Joseph Arthur - "Where Is My Van?"

Joseph Arthur -- 2012 Tour Dates
09/13/12 Lavaltrie, QC Cafe Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie Canada
09/14/12 Beloeil, QC Centre Culturel de Beloeil Canada
09/15/12 Chicoutimi, QC Le Sous-Bois Canada
09/16/12 Qu├ębec, QC Le Cercle Canada
09/19/12 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa Canada
09/22/12 New York All Tomorrow's Parties Festival United States
10/21/12 New York City Winery

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Comments (23)

So Jose ripped off Joseph?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 2:45 PM

Seriously? His "main lesson" wasn't "don't leave things of value in a van in NYC?"

"Ron calls it a sort of hold up" - I call it a deserving-tax-for-stupid-people.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:33 PM

more importantly, was the crack stash found untouched?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:38 PM

Van-tastic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:57 PM

What a jerokoff

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 4:00 PM

end part of the negotiation:

"6000? No way Jose!"

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 4:43 PM

Umm he's in a new band with Jeff Ament.. Can't Joseph just politely ask Ament for some help with the dough? What's 5-10k for a guy in Pearl Jam?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 5:13 PM

quite the negotiation must have went on to settel at almost $5000 profit. What did the guy originally ask for $10,000?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 5:21 PM

The squeaky van wheel gets grease

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 11:34 PM

4:00 is a jerokoff.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 1:15 AM

Hipsters asking for pity and charity, due to their ignorance, has past its shelf life. Stop drinking so much PBR before going to bed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 7:57 AM

jose rocks

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 8:39 AM

What a jerokoff.

Posted by Minsk | September 8, 2012 10:26 AM

Stop jerokoff before going to bed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 10:30 AM

Its good that he did. I didn't think to know if it would. Thanks Joe.

Posted by souq | September 8, 2012 5:59 PM

Van-tastic.

Posted by Minsk | September 8, 2012 6:28 PM

Van-tastic.

Posted by souq | September 8, 2012 6:35 PM

Thanks Joe

Posted by 7alacol | September 9, 2012 3:56 AM

Looking for a Halloween Fundraiser? I am very much excited about this year Halloween.

Posted by Halloween Fundraiser | September 10, 2012 3:38 AM

Looking for a Halloween Fundraiser? I am very much excited about this year

Posted by chatvoice | October 7, 2012 5:33 PM

Stop jerokoff before going to bed.

Posted by chatvoice | October 7, 2012 5:34 PM

Thanks Joe

^_^

Posted by chatvoice | December 16, 2012 12:07 PM

best thing ever.

Posted by jordon | July 22, 2013 3:08 PM

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