The panel talk went well.. more on that later. But I've just come across a really nice sounding thing folk can be a part of.
Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches is organizing people to send music to young people who have been evacuated due to the Hurricane(s). I remember being a teenager, and music was so important to me, when I felt low I listened to certain albums until the tapes broke.
I am hoping it's still happening - especially since Rita has come and gone through some of those areas.. You might want to doublecheck with her before sending things in the mail. But they're looking for CD players and walk- uh, -people, (in this post-ipod era, I bet many people have those lying around).. as well as cassettes and CDs for the youth. I think this is a sweet idea.