826 Benefit 2006 

Pictures and video from the benefit show for 826 Seattle, September 1st, 2006.

Hodgman and Coulton open the ceremonies at the 2006 benefit for 826 Seattle, with a short plug about Hodgman's Book.
Hodgman and Coulton open the ceremonies at the 2006 benefit for 826 Seattle, with a short plug about Hodgman's Book.

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Coulton kicks off the music portion of the evening with the song Re: Your Brains, while Hodgman enjoins the audience to sing along.
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Coulton kicks off the music portion of the evening with the song Re: Your Brains, while Hodgman enjoins the audience to sing along.

The precocious teen duo Smoosh was the first act. Progressive rock from a pair of 15 year old girls! Who would have thunk it?
The precocious teen duo Smoosh was the first act. Progressive rock from a pair of 15 year old girls! Who would have thunk it?

Sarah Vowell and Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket do a reading.
Zach Rogue of the band Roguewave performs.
Zach Rogue of the band Roguewave performs.

Daniel Handler narrates a small play about his childhood, performed by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (as Daniel Handler), Sarah Vowell, and Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.
Daniel Handler narrates a small play about his childhood, performed by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (as Daniel Handler), Sarah Vowell, and Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.

Daniel Handler plays the accordian with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields on secret-compartment-uke. They performed what I can only describe as Lemony Snicket Filk.
Daniel Handler plays the accordian with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields on secret-compartment-uke. They performed what I can only describe as Lemony Snicket Filk.

Ben Gibbard on piano, Smoosh on percussion, Colin Meloy and Zach Rogue on guitar and vocals, and Daniel Handler on Accordian and vocals, comprise and perform the band and the song Dracula's Daughter, also known as The Worst Song Colin Meloy Ever Wrote.
Ben Gibbard on piano, Smoosh on percussion, Colin Meloy and Zach Rogue on guitar and vocals, and Daniel Handler on Accordian and vocals, comprise and perform the band and the song Dracula's Daughter, also known as The Worst Song Colin Meloy Ever Wrote.

The entire group finishes off a great night of music and humor. Not previously pictured, Dave Eggers of 826 Valencia (next to Sarah) joins in the applause.
The entire group finishes off a great night of music and humor. Not previously pictured, Dave Eggers of 826 Valencia (next to Sarah) joins in the applause.

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