Monday, October 01, 2018
Daniel 'PeeWeeToms' Thomas RIP
Not strictly music related this one (although Dan's bro Matt's the drummer for The Joy Formidable) but I couldn't let his passing over the weekend go unmarked and this track, from Anthony and the Johnsons, seemed appropriate.
If you've not heard of Daniel Thomas (aka PeeWeeToms) he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer back in 2015 and began blogging/vlogging about it - with impressive honesty and as much good humour as he could wring out of the situation it has to be said - soon after. Despite chemo, countless surgeries and as much fight as he could muster he died on Saturday at just 32 years old.
Watching the videos and reading his blog posts over the past few weeks really put life's little problems into perspective (which I'm guessing was partly the point of it all) and it's clear from the comments on his various social media accounts that his 'Don't give in! Don't give up!' philosophy struck a particularly inspirational chord with a people from all walks of life and backgrounds across the world. As legacies go that's not a bad one to leave behind is it eh?
As Dan himself would put it "See you later, ta ta, bye bye".