A GoFundMe page challengers community members to help Frank Palangi, who despite losing virtually everything when home recording studio was struck by lightning, has “no plan B on backing down on [his] dreams.”
Most have been fortunate enough to never know what it felt like to decide what stayed and what burned. On June 29, Warren County raised Frank Palangi was home when lightning struck his home and ignited a fire that claimed the musician’s “home studio equipment, clothes, personal items, [and] some things [he] can never get back.”
Frank has been a proponent for participation in community for New York as a recording artist himself, hosting interview series NYS Music In Motion. Until the fire, Frank has consistently and frequently captivated YouTube audiences with polished music videos and out of the box collaborations.
Go Fund Me Organizer Lindsay R, Organizer writes that Frank “happens to be one of the most humble, kind, and appreciative people there is. When the pandemic forced the closures of live music venues across the country, Frank began performing live shows online, from the very studio that we are now trying to help him rebuild. He freely gave of his time, energy, and talent because of his belief in the healing and transformative power of music, and fostered a sense of community amongst his fans during a time when we needed it the most.”
For now, Frank has lost his ability to do what he loves, but the community possesses the power to help him get it back, come together and put a little kindness back into this world. According to lightningsafety.com there is a 1 : 280,000 chance of lightning striking a home. Hopefully, the chances for our music-supporting community helping are better than that.
Our thoughts are with Frank and his family during this difficult time. You rock. “To rock” is something about who you are, and what lives inside of you, regardless of your ability to manifest creative endeavors at this moment. Some say that the best music comes out of the most difficult times, so sit tight. We’ve got you.
To learn more about Frank Palangi, visit his website, YouTube, Spotify and Music In Motion Archives.