Update: As the days pass with Sammy still in the hospital, the wonderful FMLY and his friends have been rounding up updates on this site, and are now starting to plan an art auction in Saratoga. There are already several benefit shows planned, details of which are below, and if you're interested in donating your art for the auction, email Portia here. If you're in Boston or Brooklyn, come out to these shows to support Babydude:
For those who know Sammy Yager, the wonderful, sweet man behind music project Birthdays, it is universally understood that he is the last person on earth who deserves any trouble. A few nights ago, Sammy was biking near his house in Saratoga Springs and got into a bad accident from which he's sustained injuries and is now in a coma with signs of brain damage. This news is unbelievably sad, and the FMLY has already begun to make efforts to get Sammy back in fighting condition. There is a site set up for Sammy where you can find any updated information (including visiting hours and a forthcoming page to make donations for his medical bills), and there is also contact information to organize benefit shows in Boston, Saratoga, and Brooklyn. Keep Sammy in your thoughts—he is an unbelievably lovely dude and we wish him a very speedy recovery.
Listen to “Howolding Girls” below, and think about going to his Bandcamp to purchase music from him. Be well, Sammy. We're thinking about you.