Monday, October 20, 2014

The Last Week of My Life

July 4, 2012


For The Last Week or so I’ve not been able to update my blog. But in the last week I've given two speeches

For The Last Week or so I’ve not been able to update my blog. I’ve tried to get it done as consistently as I have in the past but it’s been impossible. My situation made me feel frustrated, anxious, and even angry. It started to take a toll on me. I realized I had to accept the reality and just let it go. I started the blog because I wanted it to be a comfortable healing place. I’d had more than my fair share of stress the very first day I wrote my very first word about my cancer experience.

Today, I consciously had to repeat to myself, “Relax Nile. The schedule is purely arbitrary and everything is going to be fine.” I was so tense today I nearly passed out from stress. This is one hundred percent true. But to be completely accurate it wasn’t just my frustration of not being able to tend to my blog post properly, it was due to the severe stress of travel. Well I'm now in England and have full bandwidth and all the drama is behind me. So let me show you in pictures what it's been like The Last Week of My Life.

 


IBIZA123 Festival with Sting, Elton John and yours truly


I strained a muscle and was tended to by maybe the coolest Dr. on earth, who fixed me enough to play a show the next night


We did an incredible gig in an incredible place called Blainville, France


Jamming in my semi Cab Calloway suit in Blainville. The Rock n Roll Dr. fixed me pretty good


A few hours after we got back to our hotel in Rouen, France we'd go to Ibiza, Spain


Hours after we arrived in Ibiza, it was party time


Party time Ibiza style


Beautiful Body Art


Another flawless cadenza by Kim


A Burn Girl


Cool peeps in Ibiza


Jamming at the end of "Let's Dance"


Me w Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, Power Station, etc. He's a great musician and a fantastic guy


The super motor yacht Radiant was docked outside my bedroom my last night in Ibiza


I landed in Manchester, England to do press for my upcoming gig


One of our upcoming gigs The Magic Loungeabout