Andrew D'Angelo's surgery is today. In fact, it should be currently underway as I type this.
Just a few hours ago, Andrew published his final pre-surgery blog post -- I take back what I wrote earlier, "fucking hardcore" doesn't even begin to cut it. Andrew has been a big musical inspiration, but the personal resilience and humor and unmediated candidness that comes through in his most recent post (Hospital, the day of) is really something. Reading it, I couldn't help tearing up a little. Take good care of that brain, Dr. Alterman.
Best of luck to Andrew, and best wishes to his family and loved ones.
Lily Maase brings word that the first benefit show for Andrew will be February 22nd -- details TBA but rest assured I will keep you all posted.