Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dear Jack

One thing that I haven't broadcast nearly enough is my obsession with Jack's Mannequin, and more specifically, Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin, because he is a musical genius. Aside from this fact, he has quite the story to tell. Right after his first pre-album tour for his first Jack's album called "Everything in Transit," Andrew discovered that he had leukemia at the age of 22. He documented the whole thing, from diagnosis to recovery. In July of 2006 he started the Dear Jack Foundation, which has since gone on to raise over $250,000 for cancer research.
The documentary, "Dear Jack" finally came out this week. I preordered it of course, and watched it, and loved it, and yes, cried. I am so grateful he has survived and continues to make amazing music.

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