A Merry Christmas for my sponsor child.

Ok kids so it's the holiday time of year again and I want to do something really special for my sponsor child I have in Columbia. I sponsor her through Children International. Her name is Kelly Sanz and she is a super cute 8 year old. Each month I send her and her family some money(It's not that much, but I am grateful that I can help in any way I can).

I want to make this a very happy holiday season for her and her family. I want to raise as much money as possible to give to her family to make the holidays that much brighter. They don't have a lot and get by on about $124 a month. Wanna help? Of course you do. Go here:


Make any size donation to paypal@runawaydorothy.com and I will send you(for free of course) a digital copy of our debut record 'The Arc'. You will be be helping a great cause and getting some free music in return. Please be sure to state what the money is for.


I will not be keeping anything. I want this to be the best Christmas ever for Kelly and her family and with your help it will be.




Help RD make a new record and video

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Want to get a personalized cd from runaway dorothy and help out a good cause at the same time? Of course you do. Who wouldn't? We are offering, for a short time, a signed copy of our debut cd 'The Arc', a runaway dorothy T-Shirt, and a sticker and button pack when you make a 30 dollar donation to help with the costs of the new cd and upcoming videos. But you may say 'But Dave, it's the holiday season and I am short on cash. Can I still help out?' Of course you can. You can make any size contribution that you would like. Be it one dollar or one million dollars(Price has agree to marry the first million dollar contributor). Any contribution will receive a free digital download of the record.

Here's what you do. Go to paypal.com:

and send an online payment to:


Be sure to include your T-Shirt size(xs-xl) and whether you would like it signed as well.

Thank you for helping us to continue bring you new music. Your help is so greatly appreciated.

-runaway dorothy

*Offer expires 12/31/09


Post Acid Youth

New Review
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Just had a great review of our record put up on this amazing blog Post Acid Youth. Here is a small sample:

David Parnell, the creative force behind Runaway Dorothy, spent his youth harbouring lofty dreams of basketball stardom. That Carolina kid is now a band man in New York City, in possession of one album with plans for a follow-up. I was going to jump on a plane to meet him personally, but then I remembered I wasn’t being bankrolled and that I tend to get homesick within 3 hours of leaving my house. Thankfully, that great, invisible information stream in the sky bailed me out, so here it is. Post Acid Youth’s first Feature: Runaway Dorothy.

Parnell’s musical education began in the backseat of his parent’s Thunderbird (a rock ‘n’ roll car, if ever there was one.) Through the radio, the fingers of folk clawed while the quarrels of country brawled in Parnell’s psyche, percolating within him with the experience which vaunted songs and legendary stories bring.

Go to Post Acid Youth to read the rest. Say hey and tell them thanks.

The shot about is from my outing at the Mets game last week. I almost got hit by two foul balls. I guess that is what I get for not seating in the nose-bleeds.



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Shot of our acoustic set we played at Monkey Town in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show was very much like a storytellers evening. Our friend Jon Diaz is the cool one with the the had. He sat in with us on a couple tunes.