Oct 19, 2012 - 5:43 pm
You didn’t think that Craig would shelf Big Billy forever, did you?
How could he let the legend disappear like that? Isn’t Big Billy a part of this cancer community, too?
Good, that’s what I thought too:)
Well, I'm back in black, Cyn:)
Note: For all of the new folks that are asking what's going on? Here is the link to the story about Big Billy and who he is and what he represents:
This will make more sense after you know the whole story:)
I’m writing you today, because Craig has been keeping me informed on the rough times you and Rick have been having this year. Like so many others, his heart is heavy for both of you; because he feels that he cannot be of benefit to either of you with this cancer business.
But, he wonders if he can still make you and Rick smile?
On the way in this morning, he commented that one of the warmest memories and stories of Rick was how he would turn the TV down, so you could read one of his posts to him. He’s always felt that was such an honor that he would “make time” for him…it’s something that he will never forget.
And then he remembered telling you that he was going to do a few videos over on his SundanceChannelCH on YouTube – and that you and Rick were looking forward to that.
Little did any of us know this year that The Lion would get a thorn in his paw…
So, the man got to thinking about the both of you…and a promise that he made to you…and a promise he had not kept…and you know how he just hates to do that:)
And he decided that he wants you and Rick to see the “2” videos that he’s planning to record this weekend and put up on his channel for your viewing pleasure – to cheer or to jeer:)
It’s just very important to him that Rick has the opportunity to see these...he's taken the time for him...and now Craig wants to take the time for him with this labor of love.
He is a man of his word…
So, here’s what he’s got planned for you two…and if it’s okay with you, I’d like to invite the rest of the Semi;Colon family into our living room, so they can see the show too if they would like to join in?
Craig is going to sing a duet with Alison Krauss…if you read the story, “The Promise”, in his Expressions page, then you know the plot behind that terrific story and that his big dream was to get to sing with her and her band.
And of course, he’s giving me a great opportunity and is handing the mike to me, so I can take my cut…but I’ll keep my song a secret…you know…for the “Wow” factor:)
You’ll see that Big Billy is indeed real…flesh and blood…and not just words on a page in a cancer forum…or a haunting vision from the tortured synapses of Sundance’s chemo brain:)
So, for any of you who thought that Big Billy wasn’t real…or was going away...?
I’ll update this thread when I’ve posted the vids. Tell Rick it will be an honor and a privilege to know that he will be watching - and we both look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Perhaps it will be ready late Sunday night, or next week…he’s got to go and clean up some more of his dad’s house as you know…but this is what he wants to do for you in his “down time.”
With fondest regards for you both.
P.S. What else are friends for? Enjoy it!