Why It's Good News That I Have Cancer!

  • Some of you know that I have cancer. Again. I am in the hospital about to begin chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia; I will have a stem cell transplant in Boston as soon as we find a donor match. Anyway, what does this have to do with Dave and Gill? You may be asking.

    Well, three years ago I had cancer; fall of 2010. While I was in the hospital it was music, as much as anything, that got me through. Anyway, it came to pass that H&H was released in the summer of 2011, and it was written and recorded almost entirely during the period of my treatment.

    Last week I had a dream that Gillian called me and said she was sorry to hear about the cancer, and would I like a new album? So, I take this all as a very positive sign that a new album should be on the way soon. I only hope I don't have to go through this every time:)

12 comments
  • gibsongirl
    gibsongirl sarah - your blog post from today made me think of the song i just uploaded - don't know if you know it already
    February 2, 2014
  • gibsongirl
    gibsongirl well sure you know the song but this version? chicken on your back is one of those weird gillian mash-ups do you agree?
    February 2, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct Where's chicken on your back?
    February 6, 2014
  • gibsongirl
    gibsongirl http://www.gillianwelchanddavidrawlings.com/FansNetwork/music/44/gill-amp-dave-with-tony-rice
    February 6, 2014