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14-08-2015, 11:49 AM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
... and experiences, Banjy. You've lived, and that's more than many folks can say. :thumbs:
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14-08-2015, 12:03 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
ha. One day I may tell you about "The Sea Hag" who ran around her backyard naked while i watched bored from the staircase. Then in the morning I awoke naked in another bed to her whispering in my ear:

"Shhhh, be quiet. My husband is home and my mother in law is with him. And I have to take the kids to little athletics."

Meanwhile I am naked in a room as I watch her out the window bundle the kids into the car and drive away!

The mattress is on the floor and nowhere in the room to hide. The husband and mother in law are sitting at the table talking just outside the door where I am.

It is about 9 am and I have to get back to Sydney to leave on another tour at 11.

So I wait in the room listening. Eventually the conversation stops. But I still hear talking. I take a chance and go out, naked! The radio is on a talkback show.

So I scramble about the place. Find my clothes hidden. Chuck them on and do the bolt out the door. Luckily I see a bus and get the bus to Paramatta. I was living right in the city and hoped I could save money by getting the train, but there was no time. So I got a cab. Got to my warehouse and as I walked in the back door, the next band arrives at the front entrance where I had another kit in cases near the lift ready to go. Did not even have time to shower. Load straight in and off I went again.

Then on that tour was the phrase "Big as your head mate. Big as your fucken head!" Bra hanging from the rear view mirror.

But that is a whole other story....

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14-08-2015, 04:49 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
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See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF

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14-08-2015, 05:01 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(14-08-2015 10:58 AM)Banjo Wrote:  It's quiet now and I think the guy upstairs went back to bed. Smile

I am still awake of course. 2.56 am. I think I practiced too late. Tomorrow I am gonna try walking around without my cane. How do you reckon I'll do?

I think you're going to do fantastic! We all know walking's just a rhythm thing, and you've got rhythm to spare.

In the jazz and classical thread I'm posting Eric Whitacre's "sleep" song for you for the days you sleep too late and another Whitacre tune, too. They might be a little too concert band-y, but I hope you'll like them.
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14-08-2015, 08:20 PM
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(14-08-2015 05:01 PM)julep Wrote:  
(14-08-2015 10:58 AM)Banjo Wrote:  It's quiet now and I think the guy upstairs went back to bed. Smile

I am still awake of course. 2.56 am. I think I practiced too late. Tomorrow I am gonna try walking around without my cane. How do you reckon I'll do?

I think you're going to do fantastic! We all know walking's just a rhythm thing, and you've got rhythm to spare.

In the jazz and classical thread I'm posting Eric Whitacre's "sleep" song for you for the days you sleep too late and another Whitacre tune, too. They might be a little too concert band-y, but I hope you'll like them.

Hi Julep. Thanks a lot.

I am open to all kinds of music, so thanks, I'll check them out.

I was just woken by my old flame (seen in a photo several pages ago) who is visiting tomorrow. Meeting for lunch.

Then I got a call from the owner of the Brasilian drum company I represent here in Australia. I have developed a cold and as soon as he heard me blow my nose and cough he starts getting all excited "Your immune system is low you could die man! get to the hospital...!"

I am not going to the emergency department on a Saturday for a cold. Freaking nightmare. The place will be full. They'll stick another canuela in me, take more blood that I need. I'll have to sit amongst loads of sick people until I get a bed. Then they'll want to transfer me to North Shore....

It's nice that people care so much. He's stuck in America and feels helpless but I am ok. It's just a cold. It is a shame because I'd thought about going into the city and having a walk around circular quay. Maybe even getting a ferry somewhere. Now I will have to stay inside and just keep warm.

Good news about my brother. He saw his specialist yesterday and is able to mix his medications. So his Bell's palsy can be cured. I've been worried sick about him.

I only just woke up, so although I slept late I did end up getting 8 hours sleep.

Oh well time for some "instant" coffee and some toast. See what's new on the threads and then back to the practice pad! (Geez I hate instant coffee. I want a double shot skim milk flat white. In fact make that two!) Wink

Life as usual. Smile

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16-08-2015, 11:54 AM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(29-05-2015 05:25 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Hello everyone.
When last I was here an aggressive cancer had taken control of me and I could barely think straight and ended up spending many many months in hospital.

It was thought I would not survive and I was placed on the most dangerous chemo regimen a human could take. I came very close to death on a few occasions but refused to let go. In part I believe because I am an atheist. Seeing as I don't look forward to an after life, I refused to let go of this one.

I am home now. I still have 18 months of chemo to go. The doctors are amazed I am still alive and always congradulate me, but caution me to remain vigilant.

Very kind members have left messages of support I have yet to respond to. I will respond tomorrow after I sleep.

Thank you for the support in the past. Cancer had affected my brain and often I was barely rational. I appreciate the patience you showed.

I'm just seeing this for the first time. You have been through so much, what an inspiration you serve to us all. What a great way to view THIS life, and I'm hoping that you stay healthy and cancer free. Hug Heart

Be true to yourself. Heart
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17-08-2015, 06:10 AM
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Thanks Deidre. Smile

I had a real thrill today, I 'met' Nishi Karano Kaze today on skype. A hell of a nice bloke. We had a little chat but I have been so obsessed with playing with the band this week I hardly put the sticks down while talking to him and rang off only after about 10 minutes. Poor bugger had to put up with me fooling with drum sticks.

After hanging up around 4.30 I just stopped practicing, it is now 10.08.

Anyway I am looking forward to talking to him again. So now I've met two members. Big Grin

Tomorrow is my 'big day'. Lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. Should be fun. Wink

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17-08-2015, 06:35 AM
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(17-08-2015 06:10 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Thanks Deidre. Smile

I had a real thrill today, I 'met' Nishi Karano Kaze today on skype. A hell of a nice bloke. We had a little chat but I have been so obsessed with playing with the band this week I hardly put the sticks down while talking to him and rang off only after about 10 minutes. Poor bugger had to put up with me fooling with drum sticks.

After hanging up around 4.30 I just stopped practicing, it is now 10.08.

Anyway I am looking forward to talking to him again. So now I've met two members. Big Grin

Tomorrow is my 'big day'. Lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. Should be fun. Wink
lOl. No worries. You are an absolute delight on Skype just as you are here. And it's quite natural to be nervous to play again. I recon it takes lots and lots of practice to become good and also to maintain it once you got it. So I hope you are bringing those drumsticks to bed too. (^_^)
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17-08-2015, 06:37 AM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
Good luck Dale I've got everything crossed for you (if that's not to unatheistic to say)
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17-08-2015, 06:46 AM
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(17-08-2015 06:10 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Thanks Deidre. Smile

I had a real thrill today, I 'met' Nishi Karano Kaze today on skype. A hell of a nice bloke. We had a little chat but I have been so obsessed with playing with the band this week I hardly put the sticks down while talking to him and rang off only after about 10 minutes. Poor bugger had to put up with me fooling with drum sticks.

After hanging up around 4.30 I just stopped practicing, it is now 10.08.

Anyway I am looking forward to talking to him again. So now I've met two members. Big Grin

Tomorrow is my 'big day'. Lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. Should be fun. Wink

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Sorry I can't help get you to where you need to be.
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