When we published the plight of Shaquille Southwell, of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, a young man left destitute by the theft of his instruments, some Slipped Disc commenters popped up helpfully to say it was all his own fault, he should never have the clarinets in his car, did they teach him nothing at Juilliard, and other samples of life’s wisdom.
Less publicly, a couple of dozen of our readers went onto Shaquille’s fund-me site and gave a quiet couple of grand in two days to help the young musician get back in his seat.
You know who you are. Thank you.
UPDATE: Make that $3k.