Re: [aloha-donblanding] Dave Ballard's "Vagabond's House" recordings
- Bev Leinbach wrote:
> Good work on Lew Lathrop. Please let me know if he has anything left ofSorry to have dropped the ball folks. A couple of weeks ago I rode my
> Dave Ballards work.
bicycle to the emergency room with a sharp pain in my lower right
abdomen and a few hours later they were wheeling me out of the operating
room minus my appendix. Turns out the appendix was just fine, thank
you. And I've still got the pain so we still don't know what's wrong.
Needless to say I didn't ride my bike back home that day.
On the plus side though: they gave me a pain killer (oxycodone) that
not only made the post op pain bearable, but it also cleared up all of
the disabling symptoms that have crippled me for the last nine years.
So maybe I'll be able to start looking for a job again. While taking
the oxycodone I was able to work at my computer for 8 hours straight;
instead of having to lie down every hour or so to let the pain in my
legs subside. But enough of my operation stories.
The long and short of it is that I had been organizing a lecture meeting
for our Seattle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group and I had to
comlete the arrangements and host that meeting while recuperating from
the surgery. To say nothing of the difficulty of shopping (I have no
car), doctor appointments, laundry, etc.
So I'm afraid the Dave Ballard project got buried under a pile of papers
on my desk. But I've vowed to clear off my desk today, and as soon as I
dig out Lew's phone number I'll give him a ring and see what we can
P.S. Someone from this list offered me a CD of Don Blanding reading his
own poems. Have any of you heard this CD? I thought I replied to the
message but I haven't heard anything back, or else the drugs from the
surgery just wiped out my memory. If the Blanding recording is a good
one, that would make a good second choice should it turn out we aren't
able to unearth the Dave Ballard recordings.
- Hi, Clueless...
Sorry to hear about your difficulties, but it's great that you've
found a medication to help with your pain.
Keith Emmons has created the CD from Don Blanding's LP recording. He
sells the CD via his website and on eBay.
Current auction ends June 11: