The music for the moment is silent ...
My good friend and musical compadre Mikey is right now in a precarious place. He's been hospitalized for over two weeks and was just moved to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville where tests have indicated and the doctors are now saying that there is an urgent need for brain surgery to remove a tumor to relieve the massive headaches and vomiting that have caused him to lose thirty pounds. At 52 years old and with no health insurance, the predicament seems overwhelming. The good news is that St. Thomas doesn't appear to be concerned with who will pay and is doing everything they possibly can, unlike Vanderbilt Hospital who refused to admit him.
Mikey and I have been playing music together for around twenty years.with various other musicians but mainly the last several years just the two of us in our near weekly jam sessions that we have always called therapy. Our motto was that we were 'happy amateurs.'
The name of this blog was actually taken from what we dubbed ourselves ... the 'sideshow.'
It's been hard to concentrate on the 'big picture' with all of this going on. It goes to show that individual plights trump everything else.
I'll be taking a bit of time off from my ramblings here and do what I can to help he and his family through this difficult time and to reassure Mikey that he has friends who love him.
If you are so inclined, please offer up a prayer, thought or meditation.