This is not the post we wanted to write: Yesterday, when we saw that For Your Own Special Sweetheart–the out-of-print brunt-force rock album by D.C.’s Jawbox–was up on eMusic and the iTunes store, we figured it was the perfect excuse to rave about one of our all-time favorite bands, and maybe post a few MP3s.
And then we woke up and saw this, and it broke our hearts. In summary: Jawbox singer/guitarist J. Robbins’ year-old son was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a potentially fatal disease that demands a lifetime of costly medical care and supervision. Jawbox’s old label, DeSoto, is asking for donations here; Idolator has pitched in, and we hope you do, too.
And while you’re at it, buy the Jawbox back catalog. It’s amazing. Here’s proof:
Jawbox – Savory [MP3, link expired]
For The Benefit Of Cal Robbins [DeSoto]