Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The December Parkinson's Report

Hello Friends, This is your rundown on PD events that I know of for December in Anchorage. MONDAY the 12th will be the Telehealth presentation. The talk will be by PD psychologist Dr. Darelle Volweiler, who will offer advice on getting the best of holiday stress. Look for this event in room 2401 at 1:00 p.m. in the Providence oncology wing. Go to the second floor, walk down the lonnnnnnnng hall that stretches South from the cafe and look for room 2401 pretty much at the end of the hall on your right, not far from the statue of Mary in the nook at the end of the Hall. Our Support group will meet the 17th at 3:30 for our annual holiday potluck. Bring something delicious to share. In the meantime, enjoy this festive time of year, and do your best to not fall down.


Guitar Man said...

Hey Peter, This is your old friend, from We Will Go On (PD Plus Me) fame (LOL)-- I checked in to see what is brewing in Anchorage and found some good info as I always do in your neck of the woods. Keep it up. I wanted you to know that even though my PD Plus blog is no longer up, I am writing about music, blues guitar, just to keep my skills. Happy Holidays!

Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...

Hey Dan, merry Christmas! Good to hear from you. Now that you mention it, I guess I'd rather write about the blues than PD too.... Any opinion on why Robert Johnson is considered the greatest Delta blues man and not Skip James or Bukka White?


Guitar Man said...

Seasons greetings to you and yours, too, Peter. I know Skip James and Robert Johnson-- Bukka White is a bit less familiar (I will check it out).

IMHO-- Robert Johnson has a mystique, much in the way Jimi Hendrix does, due to a burst of talented writing and recording followed by an early death. He seems to have established a musical pattern for the blues historically, although he was imulating some great ones himself. Very interesting thought, Peter. Thanks for the support over the years. I want to do the same for you.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...

So- it's effective marketing! Amazing to consider that a young Johnson, in about a year, recorded 29 songs, then died shortly after only to have many of the songs go on to worldwide fame.
I'm especially partial to "Hellhound on my Trail" and "All my Love's in Vain" but for me, they aren't as chillingly beautiful as Skip James singing "Devil got my Woman" or "Cypress Grove". I guess Eric Clapton would disagree :)