I take my victories as they come. Little ones are just fine. In an earlier post, I mentioned the soundtrack to my radiation treatments was extremely limited (i.e; the same song day after day). You were so kind to offer suggestions like wearing my own headphones and listening to my own playlist. The problem is I just can’t get the image of headphones melted into my ears out of my head. Still, I’m happy to say since that blog post my radiation team has expanded my listening choices. They didn’t say it was for my benefit—but I detect progress.
Soundtracks are an important part of my family’s life. We are all musical. And I don’t mean that all of us are musically talented. Hannah and I ended up in the shallow end of the rhythm gene pool. We can’t carry a tune or play a note. But we appreciate music just the same.
Recently, Hannah and Susie have been creating playlists for their early morning workout group. They’re amazing. You can check them out on Spotify. Last night was our 26th wedding anniversary and I asked to Susie to make us a bedtime playlist. As I drifted off to sleep listening to it I realized just how important music has been in my therapy. Whether it’s Native American flute, Joe Strummer or The White Buffalo—I’m enjoying the soundtrack to this time in my life.
If you like good music, try this playlist one evening: http://open.spotify.com/user/1215968115/playlist/7IjbFobRHFt3w8BV99aq1N
And on the subject of music, it’s a busy weekend for my son Graham’s band Nancarrow. They’ll be performing live at The Saddle Bar in Solana Beach, Ca. tonight 4/5/13 around 9pm and at The Griffin tomorrow night 4/6/13 in San Diego.
Hope to see you there with your cowboy boots on!