Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday Music: Blues Run The Game

We first heard this song years ago when a dear friend sent it to us done by the artist Jackson Frank. We did a little exploring and found that a lot of musicians have made covers of his song. It's quite a beauty. We so love this version by Martin Simpson. It seems appropriate to post this during these times of global pandemics, insane presidents, horrific murders by police officers, and Roger's health issues. Roger is having a CT scan at the local hospital as I type this. Right after that, he is going to the Cardiopulmonary unit for a Holter heart monitor that he will wear for 24 hours. There is an ultrasound in the future as well. Yes, seriously, Blues Run The Game.

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  1. I hope all goes well for Roger. Thinking of you both.
    Can't remember where I first heard this song, it sort of seeped into my consciousness over the years - seems appropriate for such a song as it also gradually becomes apparent that blues run the game as we get older.
    There's a podcast that might interest you by Folk On Foot featuring Martin Simpson talking about his life and singing a few songs. You can find it here:
    https://www.folkonfoot.com/season-3

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    1. John-- Thank you for the link to that podcast. I'll definitely listen. And, thank you for your kind words.

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  2. Oh Robin, I do hope Roger's test all come out alright! Having just gone through many tests to finally get my stent, I was unaware that I even had heart issues. I'm so grateful that heart medicine is such an advanced profession. Loved the blues...

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    1. Barbara-- Thank you. We're waiting for the doctor's interpretation of the scan results.

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  3. Loved the song and his great playing.
    So sorry to hear about Roger. I have been down that road. The monitor is a great tool for diagnosis and can pinpoint the fix. Please let us know how it goes.
    Sending good thoughts and hugs. Take care of eachother.

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    1. Patti-- Yes, he is quite the guitarist. We love listening to him. Thank you for your good thoughts and hugs.

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  4. Thanks for the music. Hope Roger's tests turn out all right. Stay safe!

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    1. Ellen D-- We love posting Friday music! Thank you for your good wishes.

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  5. Another beautiful song Robin. I'm sorry you are having to deal with health issues. I hope it's good news, or at least manageable.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- I'm so glad you liked this song. The songwriter Jackson Frank only made one album before he fell into depression and schizophrenia. He really was quite a poet. We're figuring out how to proceed with the news of Roger's "Hypoattenuation of the periventricular deep white matter, typically reflecting chronic small vessel ischemia" which is common among senior citizens.

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  6. Thank you for the music. Good wishes to you and Roger.

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  7. May Roger's good heart pass all the tests. Thank you for this wholehearted music today.

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    1. am-- We don't have the news of Roger's heart monitor yet. We do have the CT results. He's going to have a consult with his regular doc on Tuesday and figure out a plan.

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  8. Leah and I were concerned when we read this. We sure hope everything turns out OK. I had to wear a Holter monitor a few years ago. I had premature ventricular contractions (PVC -- now I have to figure out when I hear "PVC" whether we're talking about heart problems or plumbing) and my ejection fraction was right at the borderline of requiring an implantable defibrillator. The doctors never figured out what was causing my problem, but it eventually resolved itself. I hope Roger's does the same.

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    1. Mark-- We don't have the results from the Holter monitor yet and probably won't until Monday. The CT scan showed some small vessel eschemia, which is very common among seniors. However, being symptomatic is not common, and so a follow up chat with the doc has been scheduled. We thank you and Leah for checking in.

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  9. Best wishes and healthy thoughts for Roger!

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    1. Sabine-- Thank you for that, so much appreciated.

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  10. Sending love and healing energy to you and Roger. I hope his tests go well.

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    1. 37paddington-- Thank you for that. We so appreciate it.

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  11. I love his cover of this wonderful song.

    Glad to hear there is testing and follow ups. I've worn those heart monitors many times! It can give very good information on the workings of the heart.

    Hope you are able to get to the bottom of this very worrying set of circumstances.

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    1. Tara-- Have you listened to Jackson Frank do it? It's beautiful. We're waiting for the heart monitor results. Will probably get that on Monday. Roger has phone consult with his doc on Tuesday.

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  12. Dharma Bums... hope all is well

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    1. def59485-- Thank you so much. So good to hear from you. We'll know more today after doc appointment.

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  13. This was a lovely first listen for me, Robin, thanks for including it. Also, hope Roger's test results bring positive news. Thanks for your recent comments on my post, much appreciated.

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    1. Beatrice-- So glad you liked this music. I'll be sharing some of Roger's health news in Wednesday's post. Thank you for stopping by.

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