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Sunday, November 25, 2007


Terrible time to think about such things but I got my head in death at the moment. Actually all the moments since yesterday afternoon. A good friend who is one of my biggest fans and a neighbor, has been unplugged from life support. Cathy spoke to her in the grocery store six hours before she had a stroke and her brain hemorrhaged. She was telling her how her heart didn't feel good and she was going to get her husband to call the doctor on Monday. She didn't want to mess up anybody's weekend, I guess. That's the way she was. She was well known and well loved. She was only 57.

I'm putting aside the obvious questions about if and why she mistreated herself when she was ordered to have a third heart valve surgery last summer. No answers so no questions. Cathy and I are not religious. Unbelievers, if you will. Too many years of senseless and sometimes brutal catholic education.

Cathy said, "It's just so hard to think about. You're here one minute and the next there is nothing."
"Yeah, I know, "I said, "Blows my mind too. Impossible to imagine. So I don't think about it much. It's so painful to the ego that man invented heaven. Makes it much easier." Like when I was a lonely little boy, I invented imaginary friends. They were very real to me and such a comfort.

That pretty much sums it up for us. I respect your beliefs. Hope mine haven't offended you. I'd never blow you up over it. But the question of how we would like to go out is hanging there. Neither of us wants to be the first to go because we don't want to leave the other in such emotional pain. Aside from that grim thought, I don't mind going when my time comes. I just want to be in Cathy's embrace. My Dad died in my arms. I always wonder if he knew.

My song, Let Me Go, is inspired by that subject. Most people don't pick up on that, which is fine. It can be about whatever you want. Same with anything I record. But I've written all I can on the subject for the time being. So I finally started something about my son this morning. He so deserves it. Dude is an amazing father and husband.

My friend Panthergirl at The Dog's Breakfast is doing everything she can to save the life of her beloved greyhound, who she has already saved from the brutality of the race track. If you plan to do some Amazon shopping could you use this link that would directly benefit Kelso's recovery? Marian and I and especially Kelso would certainly appreciate it. Big lick on the face for you. Thanks

Helen and I reviewed the semifinal mix of my CD this past week and told Scott what we want to tweak. I am absolutely loving the new background vocals and the mix. He plans to have it done and mastered by the end of this week. Then I'll send it out to DiscMakers if the art work is done. I'll have an advance sale offer for all my blogging pals up very soon. Just haven't figured out how I want to do that yet. Anybody know a service other than SNOWCAP (who has blown me off for months,) that would let me post parts of the song here for review? I want to sell directly to you rather than go through the various venders like CDBaby for this pre sale. It'll cost you less that way as I'll waive postage.

Let me know if you have a way to post a list of ten song parts. I don't want them downloadable.

Another busy week ahead and I still haven't caught up with all of you yet from my trip and holiday. Be back at you soon.

posted by Bud @ 3:25 PM

Sorry to here about your friend. I loved the video.
I am so very sorry.
Bud and Cathy: I was very saddened to read this and my heart aches for you both over the loss of your friend. Please know I am sending you Love and Friendship at this tough time!
"First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is..."

That's terrible about your neighbour.

That's a great youtube.

And I'm all for buying directly.
I am so sorry about your friend, and wish you and Cathy both comfort.
So sorry about your friend! Such a sad time. :(

Thank you so much for posting here about Kelso.
I'm very sorry about your friend. You just never know when it's your time, do you?

I had imaginary friends as well :-)
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