the website for this Fund Raiser, which was organized by Rob Balder and DJ
THE TOM SMITH FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM:
"Mr. Smith Goes to the Hospital - A Fast Fund Raiser for a Fast Filker"
Tom Smith is one of the nicest, most gracious and most talented musicians
I've met. He can write a song in about the same time I can eat a bowl of
cheese dip. (For those of you that know me, you know that's fast!)
Tom is a filker by trade, it's what he does solely for a living. While
trying to get on a high stage at a recent show, he tore his quadricep, and
badly. He will be in the hospital or at least assisted living for physical
therapy for months, since he can't put any weight on that leg, and having
had previous problems, that pretty much confines him to chair/bed. (Read
about it in Tom's own words here:
http://filkertom.livejournal.com/831853.html) This means he can't play any
shows for the next few months, AND he'll be racking up medical bills galore
since he has NO medical insurance.
Tom deserves all the support he can get. Please, if you have a few bucks to
spare, go to the above site and donate what you can to him via PayPal. I
know everyone's tapped right now, but anything will help. As a bonus, you
get access to download 40+ cover versions of Tom Smith's songs on MP3, many
done just for this compilation! Contributing artists include THE GREAT LUKE
SKI, SUDDEN DEATH, WORM QUARTET, ROB BALDER, POSSIBLE OSCAR, TV'S KYLE, DJ
PARTICLE, ODD AUSTIN AESCHILMAN, ART PAUL SCHLOSSER, RANDY HOFFMAN, STEVE
MACDONALD, TOYBOAT and many many more. It's over two and a half hours of
excellent tracks, your bonus for opening up your heart and your wallet to
one of the greatest guys in fandom.
And before any of you say "I don't like filk," you better listen to Tom
first. I'm not a big fan of traditional filk myself, but this man is
downright FUNNY. If you remember me talking about a song called "Cat
Macros", this is the guy. Also, "Tech Support For Dad" is a riot. Ditto
"Fenton: Deeath Sheep From Hell", "The Illuminati Polka", "Superman Sex
Life Boogie", "Talk Like A Pirate Day", and the list goes on and on. Trust
us, you want to check out this collection, and of course the tracks by Tom
himself at his websites. Links to all of that are at
Also, if you are a friend/fan of Tom's, please post this everywhere you
can! Thank you.
Tom, my donation's in, a little repayment for all the joy your music's given me. Best wishes for a safe & speedy recovery!