Introduction

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 13, 2014

Watching The Snow Melt Rock



It’s been kind of a slow “watching the snow melt” day for me here in the foothills of the Rockies, so I’ve nothing better to do than inflict a blog post on you. Bored melavangelist nerd that I am, I stumbled into an article about work going on at the University of Colorado Cancer Center that has led to development of a sunscreen that not only prevents sunburn and skin cancer but can also detect and repair DNA damage from sun exposure. I think I could use me some of that. Check it out at Colorado Cancer Blogs.

I’ll soon be heading out into a sunny and snowy park in a futile attempt to moderate the frenetic energy of my nine-month-old golden retriever pup. And trust me when I say that my face will be slathered with sunscreen. For all who’re spreading the message this Melanoma Awareness Month that using a good sunblock might prevent a boatload of trouble, here’s the Hotel Melanoma rendition of AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”…

We roll tonight [We're on tonight]
To the skin scar bite
Yeah, yeah, oh

Stand up and be counted
For what you are about to relieve
We are the ‘screeners
We'll give you everything you need
Hail hail to the pale times
'Cause ‘block has got the right of way
We ain't no legend, ain't no cause
We're just livin' for no rays

For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to block, we salute you

We ‘block at dawn on the front nine
Like a dolt fried out in the U
The sky's a-light with the skin scar bite
Derms will check our moles tonight

For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you
Yes we do
For those about to block, we salute you

Oooh, salute!
Oooh, ooooh yeah

We're just a Black C gang for hire with a skin scar fire

Ready and aimed at U
Pick up your balls and load up your cannon
For a twenty-one gun salute

For those about to block - fire
We salute you
For those about to block, we salute you
Those about to block - fire
We salute you
Fire
We salute you
We salute you
Come on, whooa
For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to block, we salute you
For those about to block, we salute you
Shoot, shoot
Shoot, shoot

For those of you, for those who block
Yeah
(Ain't gonna get tired, won't take a break, we salute you.)

We salute you
We salute you
We salute you

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I have never commented before, but I've been reading your blog for months. I was diagnosed IIIc in December. I was born in 1986, so I grew up listening to the songs you post, so they're comforting for me in a strange way. :) Thanks for what you do!

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    1. Hi Heidi. Thanks for following. I hope you are doing well.

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