CGC 011 : Simon & Evita – Grateful

//CGC 011 : Simon & Evita – Grateful

CGC 011 : Simon & Evita – Grateful

Yesterday, I was stabbed in the back. But in a good way.

This podcast was intended to be the introduction to David Russell’s interview but quickly became sidetracked and too long. It did, however, turn out to be a fun story about a guitar related injury, the process of trying to heal, and a realization of gratitude.

As I mention in the beginning, please let me know if you enjoy this style of conversation. After all, this podcast is for you!


2016-10-24T00:19:51+00:0011 Comments


  1. TonyS August 30, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I hope you get sorted soon and everything turns out well. Thanks for the podcast. It’s very interesting getting to listen into a conversation between you and Evita. She seems to draw out more information from you than if you are on your own so that’s a good thing.

  2. Marilynn Stark August 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    My confidence is with you both, Simon and Evita. My prayers are with you. God bless you.

  3. Harvey Freed August 31, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    0MG. Having had, over a lifetime 4 epidurals L4,5. (much lower than yours), occupationally related, (periodontal surgeon), I can sympathize with your anxiety. Without getting in to the efficaciousness of epidurals, let me say…watch your posture (I know you know that). Consider core strengthening (ie Pilates). And most importantly, Evita needs t.o give you lots of backrubs.
    See you Thursday

  4. Leonel Cazares August 31, 2015 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Dear Simon and Evita,

    I enjoyed very much your conversation and style. It make you very human.

    Thank you,


  5. William Braunstein August 31, 2015 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I really empathized with your fear and trepidation. In 1985, I had a
    brutal bike accident, which fractured my spine,(C7/T1). I was forced to
    wear a “halo vest” to support my neck allowing the joint to heal. To add
    to that the hospital(St. Lukes) had me sign a waver should I become
    incapacitated after the spinal fusion surgery. It’s not easy, but the fear
    can be conquered. I love the guitar and the bike, and thought that was
    over, but it wasn’t! You’re not alone in these traumatic events.
    I wish you the best.

  6. Filomena August 31, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Brave man Simon!
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Adrian Hunter August 31, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Bravo, Simon! Brava, Evita! Good wishes to you both.


  8. Padraig August 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Wow !
    I’ve heard the cost of medical treatment in the U.S. was high, but thousands for a MRI.
    I live in Ireland and we’re always complaining about the medical system here, until we have to use it. My son had a fall off his bike and hit his head. Walked into
    emergency dept. , got seen straight away, X-ray, then a scan and seen by surgeon next morning. Then home :).
    ( We did get a fright )
    Sounds like both of ye need a holiday in Ireland :)
    Nice format for the podcast
    Get well soon.

    • Padraig Farrell September 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Think i sounded a bit blasé , what i meant was, i agree with you about been thankful for what we have. Isaac (below comment ) has a point. A MRI is a must not only for now but also for latter in life.
      REST and get well soon

  9. Isaac Feuerberg September 1, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Understanding the anatomical changes of your spine is important. Not only for an accurate diagnosis but also for future comparison in case your symptoms get worse with time. Is it a soft disk, a bone spur, what is the diameter of the spinal canal, is the compression medial or lateral?
    I am aware that MRI in NYC is expensive. You may consider to have the MRI and a dynamic cervical spine x ray done elsewhere in one of your trips. In some countries a high quality MRI won’t cost more than a fraction of the price you mention. On the other hand if you already have medical insurance why don’t you use it? You certainly have clear medical indications for having it done.

    Isaac (Neurosurgeon)

  10. Lou Arnold September 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Dear Simon and Evita, I’m thinking of you and sending good energy to you. As artists you are making the world a better place and the ripple effect of what you do spreads far and wide.

    Kind Regards,

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