lördag 7 februari 2015

Gongs Daevid Allen döende i cancer

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Daevid Allen, gruppen Gongs excentriske frontman, har meddelat att han har bara sex månader kvar att leva.

I ett uttalande säger Allen att cancern som han tidigare behandlats för har återvänt och spridit sig till hans lungor. Han meddelar att han inte kommer att underkasta sig ytterligare behandling.

Hans fullständiga uttalande lyder:

Hello you Kookaburras,

OK so I have had my PET-CAT scans (which is essentially a full body viewing gallery for cancer specialists, ) and so it is now confirmed that the invading cancer has returned to successfully establish dominant residency in my neck.The original surgery took much of it out, but the cancer has now recreated itself with renewed vigour while also spreading to my lung.

The cancer is now so well established that I have now been given approximately six months to live.

So My view has Changed:

I am not interested in endless surgical operations and in fact it has come as a relief to know that the end is in sight.

I am a great believer in “The Will of the Way Things Are” and I also believe that the time has come to stop resisting and denying and to surrender to the way it is.

I can only hope that during this journey, I have somehow contributed to the happiness in the lives of a few other fellow humans.

I believe I have done my best to heal, dear friends and that you have been enormously helpful in supporting me through this time.

So Thank you SO much for being there with me, for the Ocean of Love and Now, importantly, Thank you for starting the process of letting go of me, of mourning then transforming and celebrating this death coming up – this is how you can contribute, this would be a great gift from those emotionally and spiritually involved with me.

I love you and will be with you always

- Daevid xxx

Allen, som är född i Australien 1938, flyttade till Storbritannien 1961. Han var en av grundarna av Soft Machine 1966, men var tvungen att lämna bandet när han nekades inresa till Storbritannien pga ett ogiltigt visum. Han stannade kvar i Paris, där han bildade Gong. 1968 flydde han till Mallorca pga studentrevolten. Gongs mest kända verk är Flying Teapot, Angel’s Egg och You.Allen lämnade bandet 1975 och tillbringade större delen av 80-talet i Australien. Han återvände till England och en ny version av Gong 1991. De har fortsatt att spela och spela in och släppte så sent som 2014 albumet I See You.

 

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