Saturday Night Sunday Morning

        Ralph Stanley had a CD out several years ago by this name. Tis the bluegrass way, huh? It was that kind of weekend for me. Saturday night I had the pleasure to sit in with Charles Ebert, the jovial West Virginian, and Timberline Bluegrass at at Barley’s Taproom in Spindale, N.C. It was great fun, fine pizza, and music therapy for Doc. I told the mandolin player of my bluegrass side-man plan from a few posts back and he was cool with that. I don’t like to crash anyone’s gig, but if I can help out I enjoy that.

        Then Sunday morning I talked to the church Praise Band about doing a little fill in work. (My health won’t allow any full time commitment right now, esp during chemo week. They have young lady on the mandolin so if she’s out I’ll cover her part, but when she’s there I’ll either do some mandolin harmony work or play mandola. If we do a Hee-Haw type gig, I can cover the banjo. (At least the basics) It is all so good for me; makes me feel needed.

        I should have news on “Acquisition Syndrome” before long. One publisher is ready to go, but a couple others have it under consideration, so my agent wants to hear from them before we make a decision. I hope to be able to tell you more soon.

        Here’s wishing all of you many Saturday night/Sunday morning weekends. Years ago one med student told me I both worked and played harder than anyone he’d ever met, and he was gonna go back to the Medical Center to get some rest. I didn’t miss much along the way, stayed out of trouble, and had a lot of fun. I have no regrets regardless of where this tumor takes me. (So far still moving forward; don’t worry till Dr. B says worry.)

Dr. B

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7 Comments on “Saturday Night Sunday Morning”

  1. Carmen Claypool Says:

    That was my first Ralph Stanley CD. Hey my stepson is fighting the same battle as you. Praying for all the warriors.


    • Thanks Janice.

      Carmen,

      Oh my goodness. Tell him my heart is with him. I think the stats are a little better for the younger patients, and I pray he has a good outcome.

      Dr. B


  2. We enjoyed having you sit in with us Doc. Ain’t nothing better than bluegrass music therapy!

  3. Angie Simpson Says:

    Hey Dr. B!

    You’re always needed around here. So glad you’re getting to play music, that is great for what ails us so to speak. I don’t post everytime I read, but just wanted you to know that I enjoy reading these and you’re in my prayers.

    Jeremiah 33:3, Isaiah 40:31, 41:10


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