Most important stuff first: I've mentioned Tom Smith here more than once. He's a great filk singer (no, I didn't misspell "folk") and genuinely one of the
nicest people alive. He's also having a lot of medical problems, and that means medical bills.
Cartoonist and filker Rob Balder is spearheading a project to help raise money for Tom's bills. Give a donation and you'll get access to over 40 songs, all covers of Tom's stuff by other filk singers. If
into the filk scene, this is a pretty nice deal. If you've ever had the fortune of meeting Tom at a convention, you know just want an impressive and giving person
he is. If you can help out, all of us who love him would greatly appreciate it.
On a different note, in a week I'll be at PortConMaine in Maine (July 4-6 to be exact). If you can, come by and get a
free sketch and say hi.