Sunday, June 24, 2012

Help A Brother Out! (Tom Carter)

Bad news via Ad Hoc, but maybe you can help.

"Bummer from Berlin-- Tom Carter [#8, 2008 and #5, 1993], one half of Texan psych/drone/folk OGs, Charalambides [#7, 1995 and #5, 1996], has been hospitalized for the past two weeks due to a mid-tour bout of pneumonia. He's currently in intensive care, his condition described as "variable and evolving" and he'll most likely be in the hospital for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. A fund is in the midst of being set up to help out Carter's family [updated link, 8/3: DONATE here], which is based in the states and will "incur a more than significant financial burden" due to medical bills, travel and housing expenses. In the meantime, Volcanic Tongue is donating all proceeds from Charalambides-associated releases to the cause. Our best wishes go out to one of the finest weirdos to grace music in the past couple of decades." -- Ad Hoc

"Dry Nod" by The Mike Gunn, from Almaron (1993)

Read more about the Tom Carter Appeal at Volcanic Tongue and at DONATION link is on that page, or easy-click here.

"Camptown Races" by Tom Carter & Christian Kiefer, From the Great American Songbook (2008)

As mentioned, Volcanic Tongue is also donating all proceeds from sales of Tom Carter, Christina Carter, the Charalambides family, and all Blackest Rainbow Recordings releases. So buy yourself something good to reward yourself for donating to the cause.

"Silvatica" by Charalambides, from Market Square (1995)

Strongly encouraged!

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