Sitting Down on the Job

August 28, 2008 by  

If some of you noticed I was looking a little under the weather at the recent gig at the Chambersburg Moose club, I had sinus surgery (again) the Wednesday before. I was assured by my surgeon that I would be ok after a few days but it was not to be. Drilling out new holes in my skull turned out to be much more invasive and painful that I had thought. When I got to the club I was wiped out from the two hour trip and was seeing stars already, and not in a good way.

Gene managed to find a decent bar stool for me to lean on and I used it about half the show. I only tried to sing backups once when Steve and I sing the middle part in ‘Sex’ together, and after a few words I was in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon making the jump to hyperspace – the streaking of stars wiping my vision! That was the last time I sang a word that night.

So thank God and Gene for the barstool! And apologies to the fans for looking like a disinterested lounge act bass player!

Mark sitting down on the job - Chambersburg Moose 8/23/08 - photo by Marcy Royce

Mark sitting down on the job - Chambersburg Moose 8/23/08 - photo by Marcy Royce

And here is the BEFORE the second surgery pic, some fucked up sinuses in there even after one operation. Oh and look ma – no brain!

Mark's Sparsely Populated Skull

Mark's Sparsely Populated Skull

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5 Responses to “Sitting Down on the Job”

  1. Margie on October 20th, 2008 9:18 pm

    WOW! Let’s hope you are better now.
    Let’s hear it for smoke free clubs! right?

  2. Kat on February 13th, 2009 12:27 am

    Hey Mark,

    Sounds like we have some things in common to talk about,. I had 2 Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries. I got 2 holes drilled in my head, but I have wires running down my neck connected to 2 batteries in my (not much there) chest. Did You have the halo? I call it the brain crusher. The things we do to keep on going. The last time ya’ll had to come over to see me. Love those experimental drugs. I’ll be at Fat Daddy’s with my sister watching my every move and making sure I don’t get knocked around. Thanks for letting me take a few minuites on stage to catch my breath. Take care.

  3. Julie Jones on April 11th, 2009 5:58 am

    Hi, stranger! Hope your doing better now- I missed you everytime you played at the Moose-Get in touch an I’ll definetly catch you next time-hopefully SOON! Tell Rob & Kent I said Hi. Get in touch real soon-MISS YA, Julie & Marley

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