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Awesome news!

Guitar player for The Driptones, also a Dick Dale tribute artist.
https://www.driptones.com/

Super glad to hear that, Noel! The only way is up from here Smile Good luck!

Albums:
Magnatech - "Introducing..." (8 September 2021)
Magnatech - "Impala '59" (17 July 2022)
Magnatech - "De Favorieten Expres!" (22 November 2022) - charity album

EP's:
Mr. Magnatech is not afraid of you! (2020)
Surfin' the Tolka! (2021)

7":
Lana Del Rey/Do You Believe In Surf? (2020)
Bundoran/Sweet Surfin' Sabine (2021)
Cymopoleia/ Surfin' Demon Twist (2021)
Dr Mabuse/Zombie Love Theme (2022)

Compilers:
Surfin' Kitty Xmas Vol. 2 (2021)
Surfin' Kitty Xmas Vol. 3 (2022)
Sea Sea Rider (2022)
Surfin' Britannica vol 3 (2022)

Upcoming (as of Jan. 2023):
- Triple Agent IV compilation (Feb. 2023)
- Continental Magazine compiler (spring 2023)
- EP "An evening with Magnatch :(" (May/June 2023)
- LP "Herr Magnatech Bittet Zum Tanz" (Late 2023)

Signed to Sharawaji Records
All albums are available on CD and as digital download; Impala '59 will be available on black vinyl shortly.

Impala '59 has been regarded "one of the best albums you will hear this year"
"Outstanding album which is one of the very rare instances that truly mixes the old with the new"

Magnatech has had 10k+ plays from 7000 unique visitors on Bandcamp since July 2020.

https://magnatech.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/magnatechmusic
https://www.magnatech-music.com

https://sharawaji.bandcamp.com

Thank you all very, very much, every one! I can't say how much I appreciate all your encouraging and kind words.

SG101! SG101! SG101! SG101!

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Noel, this is such great news!
Very happy to hear this update.

Cheers,
Jeff

http://www.facebook.com/CrazyAcesMusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/crazyacesrock
http://www.reverbnation.com/crazyacesmusic

You got this Noel!
Kick it’s ass!

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Things went badly south after my completely successful bone marrow transplant. First, my neuropathy was much worse, but I could still play guitar whenever I wanted, and things were looking up for the first seven days post-transplant. The most common side-effect is mucositis, which is the solidification of the mucus membrane in the mouth and digestive system. It prevents chewing and swallowing food and is extremely painful. It always requires hospitalization. It's standard practice to hook up patients to a morphine drip to control pain. I'm describing what followed as a cautionary tale.

I never should have let them do it and I don't think anyone who's not young and in perfect health should either. I was confined to bed during the almost two weeks of treatment. I was not allowed to get out of bed at all for any reason. Then, when they told me to get up and out of bed I promptly fell and was put on a "Fall Risk" list. I could no longer walk. I walked into my hospital room, but that was the last time I walked without some sort of mechanical aide.

This was followed by a month in a physical rehab facility in which I was also not allowed out of bed except to be escorted to the "necessity" and the rehab gym. Many months of physical and occupational therapy taught me how to compensate for and adapt to my new limitations. But thanks to nearly numb hands and fingers, and the almost total loss of balance, I could not play guitar.

A search took me to a Doctor of Chinese medicine whose practice specializes in acupuncture treatments for severe neuropathy. The resulting improvements after only one month shocked both my therapists and I quickly exceeded all my performance goals. I started learning to play guitar again. I have a visiting guitar teacher and am making real progress. I'm starting to relearn the music I always used to play. I can once again sit on and get up from my 24" guitar stool and have set a goal of being ready to play out by late 2024.

I know I look gaunt in this photograph. But I weigh exactly what I weighed in 1990, have the same 24" waist, and my BMI is actually upper-middle ideal. I'm also ready to start playing electric guitar again.

Two three-month PET Scans again show no evidence of cancer. Would I do it all over again? Unhesitatingly yes, but without morphine. As always, thank you all for your encouragement and support.

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This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Last edited: Jan 24, 2023 09:21:16

You are a trooper Noel,
Best wishes for the future

Jeff(bigtikidude)

I follow you on fb, you are a real fighter!

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://soundcloud.com/vitaly-yakushin
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/

Best wishes for your continued progress. Anything I can think of pales in comparison to what you have gone through. Smile

Good on ya, mate. It sounds like you’re going to be playing Surf for a long time to come.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

Noel, as I already said on facebook - I am really glad to hear you're doing so well, are active again and picking up guitar playing again! The cancer may have been strong, but you were stronger. Go get 'em tiger! You'll live to be (more than) a hundred years!

J.

Albums:
Magnatech - "Introducing..." (8 September 2021)
Magnatech - "Impala '59" (17 July 2022)
Magnatech - "De Favorieten Expres!" (22 November 2022) - charity album

EP's:
Mr. Magnatech is not afraid of you! (2020)
Surfin' the Tolka! (2021)

7":
Lana Del Rey/Do You Believe In Surf? (2020)
Bundoran/Sweet Surfin' Sabine (2021)
Cymopoleia/ Surfin' Demon Twist (2021)
Dr Mabuse/Zombie Love Theme (2022)

Compilers:
Surfin' Kitty Xmas Vol. 2 (2021)
Surfin' Kitty Xmas Vol. 3 (2022)
Sea Sea Rider (2022)
Surfin' Britannica vol 3 (2022)

Upcoming (as of Jan. 2023):
- Triple Agent IV compilation (Feb. 2023)
- Continental Magazine compiler (spring 2023)
- EP "An evening with Magnatch :(" (May/June 2023)
- LP "Herr Magnatech Bittet Zum Tanz" (Late 2023)

Signed to Sharawaji Records
All albums are available on CD and as digital download; Impala '59 will be available on black vinyl shortly.

Impala '59 has been regarded "one of the best albums you will hear this year"
"Outstanding album which is one of the very rare instances that truly mixes the old with the new"

Magnatech has had 10k+ plays from 7000 unique visitors on Bandcamp since July 2020.

https://magnatech.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/magnatechmusic
https://www.magnatech-music.com

https://sharawaji.bandcamp.com

Hey Noel, from one Pittsburgh guy to another, keep rockin! I too have had Chinese acupuncture heal things that Western medicine couldn't touch. Keeping you in prayer.

Patrick

I'm always inspired by your strength and attitude Noel!

The Kahuna Kings

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kahuna-Kings/459752090818447

https://thekahunakings.bandcamp.com/releases

Hi Noel, thanks for the update and good news. I'm a little confused, was the mucositis a side effect of the morphine?

EDIT: I see, it was a treatment for the mucositis and led to the other problems

Danny Snyder

Latest project - Now That's What I Call SURF
_
"With great reverb comes great responsibility" - Uncle Leo

I'm back playing keys and guitar with Combo Tezeta

Last edited: Jan 24, 2023 14:54:02

Noel, you are a strong man. I cannot wait to hear/see you play guitar toward the end of 2024. I am sure we are all very much looking forward to it!

Guitar player for The Driptones, also a Dick Dale tribute artist.
https://www.driptones.com/

Wow, that is quite a story. Prayers and best wishes for strength and healing from Central PA (State College).

The Delverados
Kristi Jean and the Ne'er Do Wells and Facebook
Chicken Tractor Deluxe and Facebook

Dang what a journey! I'm super stoked you can pick that geeter again!!

Daniel Deathtide

Thank you all, every one! SG101!

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

All the best Noel, you got this!

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Good news!

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https://satanspilgrims.bandcamp.com/
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