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I had a Bicycle Accident

Posted on | August 16, 2008 | 4 Comments

red_carpet.pngIt happened Tuesday evening on my way home from work, just outside where I work in Cupertino, I collided with a car — still don’t know what really happened, it’s all blurry. I woke up looking at the roof of an ambulance.

Fortunately nothing really bad happened: a concussion, four broken ribs and a broken shoulder. I could type and do minor things, but the doctors told me to stay home for a while.

Staring at the ER roof a long night also made me think more about the little time we all have for each pass on this planet — and that I should focus music-wise on things that are really important and productive.

In my case it is getting back to producing bands and doing music that I think should be heard. So every bad event has a positive outcome.As it seems I don’t get tired typing and it does not hurt — actually expect a little bit more postings during the next 10 days or so.

Meanwhile, if you bike, wear a helmet and padded gloves and anything else that saves you if you hit a windshield and the road. If I didn’t do that, most likely I would look like a cyborg attached to a life-supporting device just now.


4 Responses to “I had a Bicycle Accident”

  1. Joel
    August 16th, 2008 @ 12:17 PM

    Glad you’re alright.

    I just received a bike as a gift and I’m still getting used to riding in a big city. I do wear a helmet, but I should look into gloves.

    And thanks for the nudge. You’re absolutely right. Life is short, I should make more music.

  2. Kent Sandvik
    August 16th, 2008 @ 1:04 PM

    Yes, any protection for bike riding is a cheap insurance. Bike gloves are good to have, avoid serious problems with fingers — something that we musicians are always worried about. Those won’t protect all accidents, but in my case I didn’t get a single scratch on my fingers.

  3. Greg
    August 17th, 2008 @ 10:28 AM

    Glad you’re doing okay Kent. All the stuff you post here actually makes me stop and think for a while… a lot different from the majority of music-related blogs. Keep it up.

  4. Oliver Chesler
    August 18th, 2008 @ 9:32 AM

    Ouch! Good to hear your ok. Yes: Music and if your good enough you can leave a legacy behind!

    Do you work at Apple? One of my best friends works there now.

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