A 'Super Special' Dedication
The faithful team at 'Greasy Kid Stuff' came through on Saturday morning.
Twenty minutes into their two-hour radio show, Hova and Belinda, played our request of 'Happy Doesn't Have To Have An Ending' (known to us as Hippie Kitten's song) and dedicated it to David to celebrate his rebirth on Dec. 19 - the day of his life-saving liver transplant. The greasy courier pigeon made it through the snow!
For those of you reading this on the Web(and who isn't??), you haven't missed a thing!
Luckily, you can catch the song (by They Might Be Giants) and the chatter by going to http://www.wfmu.org and click on to 'Greasy Kid Stuff' and the archive for Jan. 29. Unfortunately, you can't jump to individual tracks, so you'll have to listen (to some great stuff) for 20 minutes before the song, which precedes the dedication.
You can read the words to the song via the link on our homepage - and you're in luck...here's the dialogue, if you don't want the actual Memorex experience...
Hova: "...they heard They Might Be Giants with 'Happy Doesn't Have To Have An Ending'"
Belinda: "And that is a super, special request going out to David Bird from Alex, Tasha, Mom and our kitty, Hippie Kitten, it's his new birthday when he got his new...what was it?...liver. His new birthday was December 19, so happy birthday, David Bird from Alex, Tasha, Mom and Hippie Kitten...New liver! Cool!"
Here's something else that's cool. Irish eyes continue to smile on us.
We've received yet another incredible offer from a would-be liver donor who read about David's need in the Irish American, the Chicago-based publication. That makes three caring readers - complete strangers - who were moved enough by our story to make the incredible offer. This one comes from a near 40-year-old father of two boys who lives in Nashville.
Our new friend, Paul, sounds like one cool cat - like Hippie Kitten.
God bless the Irish and all the rest of you who wish you were!