I wanted to thank everyone for your kind and generous thoughts regarding my wife, Lucette Bourdin, and her music. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 but due to the type of cancer she had it was manageable and she was not in any pain or discomfort (or at least not very much or very often). However, about a month and half ago it began to escalate and quickly moved beyond any of the treatments that the oncologists had planned. We did not mention it to anyone because at first we thought it was going to be taken care of, however, this proved not to be the case. By the time we realize the direction it was moving we were too busy to pass information along. At least she went fairly fast and with little suffering.
I also wanted to share with you that the whole reason she got into playing music was because of the cancer. It was something she'd always wanted to do and when she realized her time might be short she started buying gear (and I think some of you can understand where that might go!) and twisting knobs. She was never angry or upset that she had cancer because it put her in a position to really think about what she wanted to do and that, she found, was to play music. She had no musical background so she played music like she painted: adding and subtracting sounds or colors until the music or art incarnated into form. I'm not saying she was perfect but I think she did pretty well being self-taught and carefully listening to many of you who were here before her.
We will certainly miss her and her creative spirit.
There are three tribute shows to her music coming up on stillstream.com:
1. Kite radio this Tuesday, the 22nd, with Stephan Philips at 9 PM central standard time
2. Free Floating with Brad Ross-MacLeod 08:00 PM CST (UTC-6) on Wednesday, the 23rd
3. February 26, 2011 07:00 PM CST (UTC-6)
Tune in for a special edition of Zen Caffeine: "Radiant Lucette: A Sonic Tribute." We'll be remembering Lucette Bourdin with an uninterrupted five-hour program of her timeless music. Please join us as we honor our friend and the serene creations that were her gift to us all.
Again, thank you everyone for your support of Lucette and her music over the last several years. It meant a lot to her to know that her music had a positive effect on those who listened to it.
Michael (a.k.a. TestZero)
"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." -- Tagore