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18-02-2016, 02:25 PM (This post was last modified: 18-02-2016 05:15 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(18-02-2016 04:07 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Honestly, I am amazed at your stamina. I can't imagine what you are going through or how you cope with it with such fortitude.

Remember he was raised by a pack of marauding dingos.

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18-02-2016, 04:19 PM
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(18-02-2016 02:25 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(18-02-2016 04:07 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Honestly, I am amazed at your stamina. I can't imagine what you are going through or how you cope with it with such fortitude.

Remember he was raised by pack of marauding dingos.

Well, that's what he claims.

But, I won't believe that until I see the Disney cartoon as evidence

... The Bush Book?

Consider

"Well, I'm the King of the Drummers ... a bush-wacking VIP..."

Yes

Banjo,
I sincerely hope you are writing your life-story.

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18-02-2016, 04:59 PM
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Hey guys.

Many thanks for the kind words. I am feeling a bit better this morning. After posting last night I just watched some TV shows until I fell asleep.

As for whether this is a set back, I've no idea. I do understand as I head into month # 16 of chemo, with 12 more to go, that it is building up in my system. So the chemo has a huge effect which I see can only get worse.

The 10 day periods after the lumbar puncture have extended to the full 14 days of having the break from my 24/7 chemo. So there is no break.

My mind is not clear enough sadly to write anything down. Just the posts you see on this forum. And they are often hard enough. Just enough to keep me sane. Something for which I am very grateful to all for your patience.

I do try to remain positive and keep thinking of my niece. And Taso has another gig tomorrow night I shall attend. Happily it is close by my house.

Yesterday was just rough. Falling onto the bongos didn't help. It bloody hurt. I have to return to hospital today and will not inform them of my collapse in case they insist on keeping me in. I shall just have to be more careful.

Nishi sadly I have zero interest in sex so will not bother with the porn. I'd hate to have that crap on my pc anyway.

I have no intention of giving up this fight. It is simply harder on some days. Chemo is rough. I believe I have the record for lumbar punctures at present and bone marrow biopsies. The closest anyone has come to me for LP's is 21. I've had 34. So there is that. Big Grin

Anyway, many thanks again.

Oh and how I grew up, it's all true. And more. I've never lied about that. I mean why?

I should have written the book when it was first offered to me. Now it is hard to remember dates and times and what not. Oh well.

Thanks again. Smile

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18-02-2016, 05:33 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(18-02-2016 04:59 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Hey guys.

Many thanks for the kind words. I am feeling a bit better this morning. After posting last night I just watched some TV shows until I fell asleep.

As for whether this is a set back, I've no idea. I do understand as I head into month # 16 of chemo, with 12 more to go, that it is building up in my system. So the chemo has a huge effect which I see can only get worse.

The 10 day periods after the lumbar puncture have extended to the full 14 days of having the break from my 24/7 chemo. So there is no break.

My mind is not clear enough sadly to write anything down. Just the posts you see on this forum. And they are often hard enough. Just enough to keep me sane. Something for which I am very grateful to all for your patience.

I do try to remain positive and keep thinking of my niece. And Taso has another gig tomorrow night I shall attend. Happily it is close by my house.

Yesterday was just rough. Falling onto the bongos didn't help. It bloody hurt. I have to return to hospital today and will not inform them of my collapse in case they insist on keeping me in. I shall just have to be more careful.

Nishi sadly I have zero interest in sex so will not bother with the porn. I'd hate to have that crap on my pc anyway.

I have no intention of giving up this fight. It is simply harder on some days. Chemo is rough. I believe I have the record for lumbar punctures at present and bone marrow biopsies. The closest anyone has come to me for LP's is 21. I've had 34. So there is that. Big Grin

Anyway, many thanks again.

Oh and how I grew up, it's all true. And more. I've never lied about that. I mean why?

I should have written the book when it was first offered to me. Now it is hard to remember dates and times and what not. Oh well.

Thanks again. Smile

So, situation hopeless, but not serious? Big Grin
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Glad to hear you're dealing with it with your usual pluck and humor. Thumbsup

Now, about that book ...

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18-02-2016, 05:59 PM
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(18-02-2016 05:33 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(18-02-2016 04:59 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Hey guys.

Many thanks for the kind words. I am feeling a bit better this morning. After posting last night I just watched some TV shows until I fell asleep.

As for whether this is a set back, I've no idea. I do understand as I head into month # 16 of chemo, with 12 more to go, that it is building up in my system. So the chemo has a huge effect which I see can only get worse.

The 10 day periods after the lumbar puncture have extended to the full 14 days of having the break from my 24/7 chemo. So there is no break.

My mind is not clear enough sadly to write anything down. Just the posts you see on this forum. And they are often hard enough. Just enough to keep me sane. Something for which I am very grateful to all for your patience.

I do try to remain positive and keep thinking of my niece. And Taso has another gig tomorrow night I shall attend. Happily it is close by my house.

Yesterday was just rough. Falling onto the bongos didn't help. It bloody hurt. I have to return to hospital today and will not inform them of my collapse in case they insist on keeping me in. I shall just have to be more careful.

Nishi sadly I have zero interest in sex so will not bother with the porn. I'd hate to have that crap on my pc anyway.

I have no intention of giving up this fight. It is simply harder on some days. Chemo is rough. I believe I have the record for lumbar punctures at present and bone marrow biopsies. The closest anyone has come to me for LP's is 21. I've had 34. So there is that. Big Grin

Anyway, many thanks again.

Oh and how I grew up, it's all true. And more. I've never lied about that. I mean why?

I should have written the book when it was first offered to me. Now it is hard to remember dates and times and what not. Oh well.

Thanks again. Smile

So, situation hopeless, but not serious? Big Grin
[Image: o_situation-hopeless-but-not-serious-1965-dvd-6e4d.jpg]

Glad to hear you're dealing with it with your usual pluck and humor. Thumbsup

Now, about that book ...


Thanks Chas.

One cannot imagine how it helps when someone here I admire, which is most of you all, offer good thoughts and support. I do believe this thread has been very beneficial in that regard.

It's the little things that help. For example after I shower I may go across to the cafe and have some breakfast. Sit and watch the people go by. I have coffee here but nothing to eat for breakfast until I can shop later.

Then wait for the car to the hospital. Maybe get a cheap dinner afterwards and watch the people again and listen to a music podcast on my phone.

At least I am alive. I am sorry to have seen my profession disappear. Playing with amateur musicians is hard for me. But at least I am playing something.

I just had a call from Taso's dad telling me how this band of 50+ year olds trying to make it as rock stars are behaving like children. They are threatened by their 15 year old drummer, who is clearly the best musician in the band. So focused upon themselves they fail to understand having a good drummer behind them makes them look better.

Amateurs. What can one expect.

My plan is for Taso to finish hi school and then go to America and study at Berklee college of music. Meet people as serious as himself and make contacts. So my vision extends further than this pathetic group of characters. Had I the funds I'd put a band of pro's together for him now and send them out on gigs.

I just hope these morons do not leave him jaded. There is a better world out there. It's just that at his age he is limited.

Oh well, end of rant.

Thanks again Chas, and everyone else. D.

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18-02-2016, 11:30 PM
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(18-02-2016 05:59 PM)Banjo Wrote:  My plan is for Taso to finish hi school and then go to America and study at Berklee college of music. Meet people as serious as himself and make contacts. So my vision extends further than this pathetic group of characters. Had I the funds I'd put a band of pro's together for him now and send them out on gigs.

Since he's good, isn't there like some kind of school competition or something similar that can get him noticed? Scholarships are there for people who can impress...

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19-02-2016, 12:42 AM
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(18-02-2016 11:30 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(18-02-2016 05:59 PM)Banjo Wrote:  My plan is for Taso to finish hi school and then go to America and study at Berklee college of music. Meet people as serious as himself and make contacts. So my vision extends further than this pathetic group of characters. Had I the funds I'd put a band of pro's together for him now and send them out on gigs.

Since he's good, isn't there like some kind of school competition or something similar that can get him noticed? Scholarships are there for people who can impress...

Not really in this country. For example schools don't have drumlines and so forth. One is lucky to get a music class at all. I know there is nothing where he goes to school.

I have enlisted a mate from America, Daniel Glass, to give him a three hour lesson. Sent him to a symphony player who just wasted his time. All this as I was becoming ill. I simply was in no position to guide him further. But at having just turned 15 last month, there is no hurry. He spent about a decade with me and I'd like him to get ideas from other people.

There's a couple of Aussie drummers I'd like to enlist but often they are away on tour and it gets hard. I am probably one of the best teachers in Sydney, I think I rank in the top three. But as we all know, I am not up to it.

Berklee as a college would be good for him and he spends loads of time listening to music and watching players on YouTube.

I am sure he will become a pro musician. However with the changes in the industry, it is harder to live as a musician than in my day. People steal music, session work is over...

We shall see.

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19-02-2016, 12:52 AM (This post was last modified: 19-02-2016 01:24 AM by Nishi Karano Kaze.)
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(19-02-2016 12:42 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(18-02-2016 11:30 PM)morondog Wrote:  Since he's good, isn't there like some kind of school competition or something similar that can get him noticed? Scholarships are there for people who can impress...

Not really in this country. For example schools don't have drumlines and so forth. One is lucky to get a music class at all. I know there is nothing where he goes to school.

I have enlisted a mate from America, Daniel Glass, to give him a three hour lesson. Sent him to a symphony player who just wasted his time. All this as I was becoming ill. I simply was in no position to guide him further. But at having just turned 15 last month, there is no hurry. He spent about a decade with me and I'd like him to get ideas from other people.

There's a couple of Aussie drummers I'd like to enlist but often they are away on tour and it gets hard. I am probably one of the best teachers in Sydney, I think I rank in the top three. But as we all know, I am not up to it.

Berklee as a college would be good for him and he spends loads of time listening to music and watching players on YouTube.

I am sure he will become a pro musician. However with the changes in the industry, it is harder to live as a musician than in my day. People steal music, session work is over...

We shall see.
Even if you weren't the best you'd still stand head and shoulders above the rest. The care you have for your students is amazing.
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19-02-2016, 01:22 AM
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(19-02-2016 12:52 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(19-02-2016 12:42 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Not really in this country. For example schools don't have drumlines and so forth. One is lucky to get a music class at all. I know there is nothing where he goes to school.

I have enlisted a mate from America, Daniel Glass, to give him a three hour lesson. Sent him to a symphony player who just wasted his time. All this as I was becoming ill. I simply was in no position to guide him further. But at having just turned 15 last month, there is no hurry. He spent about a decade with me and I'd like him to get ideas from other people.

There's a couple of Aussie drummers I'd like to enlist but often they are away on tour and it gets hard. I am probably one of the best teachers in Sydney, I think I rank in the top three. But as we all know, I am not up to it.

Berklee as a college would be good for him and he spends loads of time listening to music and watching players on YouTube.

I am sure he will become a pro musician. However with the changes in the industry, it is harder to live as a musician than in my day. People steal music, session work is over...

We shall see.
Even if you weren't the best you'd still stand head and shoulders above the rest. The care you have for your students are amazing.

Thanks mate. Smile

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19-02-2016, 11:37 AM
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(19-02-2016 12:52 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(19-02-2016 12:42 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Not really in this country. For example schools don't have drumlines and so forth. One is lucky to get a music class at all. I know there is nothing where he goes to school.

I have enlisted a mate from America, Daniel Glass, to give him a three hour lesson. Sent him to a symphony player who just wasted his time. All this as I was becoming ill. I simply was in no position to guide him further. But at having just turned 15 last month, there is no hurry. He spent about a decade with me and I'd like him to get ideas from other people.

There's a couple of Aussie drummers I'd like to enlist but often they are away on tour and it gets hard. I am probably one of the best teachers in Sydney, I think I rank in the top three. But as we all know, I am not up to it.

Berklee as a college would be good for him and he spends loads of time listening to music and watching players on YouTube.

I am sure he will become a pro musician. However with the changes in the industry, it is harder to live as a musician than in my day. People steal music, session work is over...

We shall see.
Even if you weren't the best you'd still stand head and shoulders above the rest. The care you have for your students is amazing.

I completely agree with this. I wish I could find music teachers who cared half as much as banjo does.
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