The folks at – a funk/hip-hop related message board – came up with a creative (and so far, very successful) way to raise money to donate to the Katrina relief funds (Red Cross). Since the board is full of record collecting psycho-nerds (myself being one of them), folks are donating records to be auctioned off on the site (f— an eBay fee). All money for the LP will be donated to the quickly swelling fund, already up past $10000 now. Yeah, TEN THOUSAND (they had a matching donation set up by a member’s employer).

This is not for bargain record shoppers, but if you were going to donate anyways, at least you can get some cool music along the way. Right now, goodies include original copies of:

  • Skull Snaps
  • Soul Searchers
  • Silver Apples
  • Chuck Carbo
    …and dozens more.

    I’ll be joining the soiree shortly, probably throwing up a copy of Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother (original, of course).