This morning, musician Kristin Hersh asked her 6,000 fans if they could help her pay for her new guitar, which costs $3,800 that she doesn’t have. By this evening, she had enough for it. I’m guessing probably everyone sent in a dollar or two. PayPal takes a cut of each transaction (about 3% plus 30 cents), so, I sent $2 figuring she’ll get $1 and change.
I had no idea guitars cost that much, and, I had no idea her fans were so nice — though I’d have expected it, actually, if I’d thought about it.