Imagine slumbering in the privacy of your chic yet urban hotel room in downtown Portland, the City of Roses. As you prepare to take on the frenzy of everyday life, a thunderous sound gives way to a taxi cab crashing its way into your room.
That's what happened last week to native Houstonian morphed New York nightlife hipster Jonathan Toubin, better known in the Big Apple club scene as DJ Night Train.
The Bellaire High School alum and hard working man is still in critical condition after being pinned between the out-of-control cab and his hotel room wall.
He was on tour taking his Soul Clap and Dance-Off party, an all-night groovy bacchanal spinning tunes of the '60s, which has stopped in Montreal, Haverford, Miami, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
All and all, Toubin's done more than 600 gigs in the last two years.
The Bellaire High School alum and hard working man is still in critical condition after being pinned between the out-of-control cab and a wall at the Jupiter Hotel. According to Oregon Live, an officer on duty described the bloody spectacle as something out of a disaster movie.
In challenging times, Houston residents come together to help a fellow neighbor. In that spirit, a fundraising event, fittingly, a dance party, is set for Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Grand Prize Bar.
"Dance Party for the Soul" is where Ceeplus Bad Knives, The Psychedelic Sex Panther, Mr. Castillo, Stagger Lee and other friends of Toubin will dish out tunes in hopes of raising needed funds to support his recovery.
There's no cover, but guests are encouraged to make donations via Paypal to email@example.com and to participate in the cash raffle at the event.
A separate website and Facebook Page have been set up to keep up with Toubin's progress and to inform concerned friends, family and fans of upcoming events, which are taking place from New York to Los Angeles.