Jeff Healey

This past weekend, Jeff Healey lost his lifelong battle with retinal cancer. Those of us who were around for the 80’s remember him fondly. The cancer that took his life was very rare, and took his sight at age 1. He taught himself to play the guitar using his own unique form at the age of three, holding the guitar across his lap.
This skill and spectacle, combined with talent, drew large crowds after the platinum album See The Light was released in 1988 as well as the band’s appearance in the Patrick Swayze movie “Roadhouse”. He and his band were nominated for Grammy awards. After starting a family, he went on to play the trumpet and record Jazz albums, but did not tour as much, preferring to stay home, close to his children.

The band was best remembered for the hit single Angel Eyes.

Stop Breakin’ Down

The band had just released their first Rock/Blues album in eight years titled Mess of Blues. Here’s to the continued health and happiness of his family and friends, and a celebration of his life and works.

Coffee Drinking Reduces Risk Of Liver Cancer

I’ve been a huge fan of coffee since around age ten. This fandom has led me into many coffee shops and through many books on the compounds found in coffee, the history of its cultivation, entire societies built around the commodity of coffee, and just general legend and lore associated with these beans.

I recently found this article that was pretty interesting. It doesn’t sound like a fully investigated theory, but it perked my ears sufficiently.

Coffee Drinking Related To Reduced Risk Of Liver Cancer

If this is really the case, I won’t have to worry about liver cancer any time soon. Actually, I’m coffee’d up enough to probably cover me for another few years for that matter. Liver cancer is the 5th most common form of cancer, so have a cup or two of coffee every now and then, just in case.