In 2016 I was diagnosed with cirrhosis and liver cancer. I’ve lived with hep c and several other intense diseases for years. After watching my tumor grow via MRI for over a year, I decided that having the doctors cut into me and fill me with toxic poisons and spend my life going through procedure after procedure, I opted to detach myself from the medical industry and go it on my own.
I am in the care of hospice now and am addicted to quite a variety of interesting drugs. Some days are tolerable and even fun, especially when I can pick my 5....
Most days I am super dizzy and can barely walk around the house or swallow and process food.
Some days I seem to be energized maybe by the music and the excitement of knowing that my time on this planet is very short now and no longer be in this body...
I’m working on a book of memoirs titled The Cosmic Explosion as well as a couple of CDs...
The book also deals with human identity factors, life& death, and my theory of the origin of this solar system...
I Am so graced to be surrounded by my loving family and friends and am essentially content with the way things are, aside from the daily pain and discomfort — I’m glad to be part of Banjo Hangout!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @5:03:16 PM
We all have but just a few moments in this life. Your music has enriched those moments for the rest of us. Sign me up for the book and both CD's !
Monday, January 20, 2020 @7:43:13 PM
Thanks Simon — I’m living in a weird dream these days. Sometimes it’s exhausting trying to get things done. There’s no way of knowing how long I’ll be around. Occasionally I’ll get a burst of energy and I’ll make the street performance happen. It’s rare, but exhausting and energizing at the same time.
I’ll keep working on these projects and hopefully finish them...
Keep up your great music and videos!
Monday, March 2, 2020 @5:18:25 PM
So very sorry to hear this brother. This sort of news tears my heart out. I know we’re only friends in the digital realm, but I want you to know that your spirited performances and comments have touched my life from across the continent. Godspeed my brother!
Sunday, March 15, 2020 @10:59:46 PM
Oh hey Greg, i only just received your message, and I had just sent you a private message (if it gets through), since the site won’t let me like or post comments...BH is a great connection, but not working right...
I really dig your music and playing!
I’m not really worried about death. I have lived such a full life and am so grateful for all of it, so, of course I’m sad about leaving the human experience, and going through the pain, but I just accept the passing as part of Nature ....Keep up the good work!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @5:51:04 PM
Hey Jimi. It occurred to me that I hadn't seen any posts from you in awhile so i decided to check your homepage and came across this blog post that I obviously had been unaware of. I am sorry to read about your situation and I hope you are doing as well as possibly can be expected. Always enjoyed your music and I appreciate the nice comments you made about mine. Thinking of you my friend.
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