Readers of my past work have probably noticed references to Z'ev, the uniquely talented and genuinely shamanistic percussionist who has been one of the earliest and most consistent contributors to the "Industrial culture" aesthetic as we now know it. Though we've never met in the flesh, he has been on a participant on some of my favorite recordings (e.g. collaborations with Glenn Branca, Oren Ambarchi, and many others). Moreso than most other artists in his field, his thorough knowledge of both the 'accepted' sciences and the more 'esoteric' forms of knowledge have inspired my own ecumenical approach to research and to lived experience.
So, if you can, I urge you to please contribute to the medical expenses Z'ev will be incurring after a serious accident resulting from an Amtrak train derailment. The situation sounds frightening at the moment, but it's already encouraging to see how much has been donated. For everyone who enjoys truly meaningful sonic exploration, please show the man some support and help meet - or even shatter - the expectations for his funding goal!