Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tell Me If I'm Wrong or Right

June 10, 2013

Me and We Are Family Foundation volunteer Peter Connors - two cancer fighters

I don't cry very often, but I cried the other day. Not because I was sad, but because I was happy. I'd spoken to a person who'd volunteered to work at one of my charity events. He'd recently been told that cancer had returned to his body after he had been cancer free for a while - and this time it was much worse. I said to him after his chemotherapy treatments are over I'd have a job waiting for him with my organization.

I asked him to, "Look down the road and just see that." His response was, "This is exactly what I needed." We hung up the phone and the tears streamed down my face. I had just finished a press conference at The Entenmann's Family Farm. This is where I'll be performing with CHIC, Avicii, and a few of my musical allies on August 19 for a charity called AFTEE out in The Hamptons.

I never know where or when inspiration will come. The volunteer's positive attitude inspired me and the feeling was overwhelming. I know what it's like to fight cancer. I know what it's like to lose your will and I know what it's like to get it back.

The last few weeks of my life have been filled with inspirational encounters. To some, they'd seem random but I've lived long enough to know better. The energy that influenced those encounters could be random - but what I choose to do to affect the outcome is up to me!

Here are some photos with brief explanations of people I've met in seemingly random encounters. Check in with me over the next few months and Tell Me If I'm Wrong or Right.


Me and The Edge right after the CHIC show in Dublin - It was awesome to see him dancing!

Cécile Frot-Coutaz and me - She's the CEO of Freemantle Media and our 1st meeting was almost spiritual

Me at the AFTEE press conference at The Entenmann's Family Farm

Me and some equine friends at the site of the AFTEE Charity Aug 19 Dance Party with CHIC and Avicii

Music biz uber-manager Ash Pournouri whom I happened to bump into in Ibiza manages Avicii

Photographer Drew Jarrett who shot me for Love Magazine

Me and Composer James Bourne at a CAA Tony Awards Party

Me and my Fender Duo Sonic I randomly picked for a photo shoot with Drew Jarrett

There's something magical about being in Ireland - Maybe because there's strong Irish blood on my mother's side

Me and Ciara from Aer Lingus who was in that huge crowd at our Dublin CHIC show

CHIC performing on RTE Television's The Late Late Show

Debbie Prouse, PA to Cécile Frot-Coutaz and me at Freemantle Media London Headquarters

Marcel, Hind (who's a talented artist), and me aboard his amazing yacht at the Monaco Grand Prix

Me and a cool young lady on Marcel's yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix

Our two mega-pilots, who jetted us to Bristol from Nice - we landed 30 min before our 2nd show of the night

Though I don't know who, where, or when it will happen I know there's an inspirational story in this crowd that will touch my life


SHOWCASE: Check out some of Peter Connors music at: TristateKid