The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bad Ass Lady

One of the shining lights of the melanoma community is a young woman named Christina, who founded a Facebook community aptly named the “Bad Ass Melanoma Warriors”. This group is comprised of a bunch of great and supportive folks at various stages of the fight against the Black Beast who truly live up to the group’s name. Whenever I get to feeling sorry for myself there’s no better antidote than to get a dose of the attitude shown by the BAMWs. And in her ‘spare’ time as a single mom, Christina’s a tireless advocate for melanoma awareness and prevention.

With thanks to Christina for all she does as one of the baddest of the bad, here’s a new version of Jimi Hendrix’ “Foxy Lady”…

Bad Ass, Bad Ass
You know you are a brute little mole breaker, huh
Bad Ass yeah,
And you know you are a mean little cancer quaker, huh
Bad Ass

You’re gonna take C down, yeah
It can’t do you no harm, no
You got to make C whine, all time
ooh Bad Ass Lady
Bad Ass, Bad Ass

Now-a I see you come down on C mean
Oh Bad Ass
You make C wanna get up and-a scream
Bad Ass, oh Black C listen now
You've made up your mind,
You’re tired of wasting any precious time
You got to end C’s time, so fine
Bad Ass Lady

Yeah, you’re gonna break C’s throne, yeah
It can’t do you no harm, no
You got to make C whine, all time
Ooh Bad Ass Lady
Bad Ass, Bad Ass

Ooh, Bad Ass Lady
Ooh, Bad Ass Lady, yeah yeah
You do so good, Bad Ass
Oh yeah Bad Ass
yeah, you’re the one, Bad Ass
Bad Ass, Bad Ass
Bad Ass, Bad Ass
Bad Ass, Bad Ass


  1. Bill-

    I love your blog! Your creativity, humor, optimism, and knowledge of good music rocks! Keep up the good work, and keep fighting the good fight!

    I'll be following

  2. Nice... I am checking out the FB page now!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    And as always, love the music.

  3. Christina ParkerMay 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    thank you. :)