Good morning. Even members of well-known bands can get hit with medical bills that they can't afford, as evidenced by this GoFundMe page for Janet Weiss, the drummer of Sleater-Kinney.
- Weiss was in a car accident, and the fundraising page is for the bills that insurance doesn't cover. Donors appear to include Peal Jam's Matt Cameron, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.
My colleague Shane Savitsky, who flagged this news, has a slightly different take: "It looks like things haven't changed that much from 2012, when Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste told New York magazine that 'indie-rock royalty' is often just getting by."
Today's word count is 909 words, or ~3 minutes.