DJ Jonathan Toubin, who hosts the much-loved, long-running rock-and-soul dance party New York Night Train, was critically injured in a horrible, freak accident yesterday morning in Portland. Toubin was sleeping in a ground-floor hotel room when a taxi driver, who may have suffered a diabetic episode while she was driving, plowed through a wall into Toubin's room, pinning him underneath the car. According to the Voice, he was still in critical condition at 3 a.m. today. Two benefit shows at Home Sweet Home and Motor City are planned for tonight to help with medical expenses. For those who can't make those, a PayPal account was also set up for donations -- contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info. We hope Jonathan has a speedy recovery and send our well wishes to his family and friends.
Update: Very good news: Toubin is now in "stable" condition, according to the Portland Mercury.
Update Part 2: Cakeshop is turning the show Toubin had organized there tonight into a benefit.
From the Deli magazine:
The cakeshop show tonight, presented by Jonathan Toubin, goes on as planned, but is now a BENEFIT for the man. we are waiving expenses and $$ is going straight to Jonathan, [who was hit by a cab in Portland while sleeping in his hotel room in a crazy accident]. Please come by and throw support his way, its what he would want!!! Please also go to the other benefit ones nearby at HOME SWEET HOME and MOTOR CITY! this is clearly going to be a killer night of jonvibes!! please also retweet/facebook etc. and spread this around as much as possible.
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN PRESENTS
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9th:
4th: FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST (12)
3rd: CHICKEN SNAKE (11)
2nd: MARCELLUS HALL (10)
1st: SEDIMENT CLUB (9)
$10 PLUS (1 free drink ticket if you put in $20 or more), 8pm door
21+, please bring your ID
--The Cakeshop Peeps