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Not Going to Die

March 24, 2013


The last few weeks of my life have been the most hectic ever

The last few weeks of my life have been the most hectic ever. Every day has been filled with work from the moment I wake up until the moment I get my average three-hour nightly sleep. I've dealt with this schedule fairly well. In fact, things are going so well, one of my friends suggested I change the name of the blog to something more positive. I can't. It's a reminder that cancer's devastation is all around me. I don't write about the big C every day, but in these past two years I've seen that I can easily be one phone call, tweet, or email away from grim cancer news.

This blog has helped me get through the scariest moments of my life and serendipitously became a source of insight for others dealing with this rapacious vile disease. Walking on Planet C allows us to virtually hold hands and go through the experience together.

Years ago, I was up for a Producer of the Year award. I didn't get it, but one of the voters suggested, "Maybe Nile Rodgers should get a special award for sheer volume alone?"

In 2012/13 I've even outpaced myself. Artistic output goes in cycles. I'm cycling like I'm in the Tour de France. Some philosophical friends have explained my behavior as "trying to outrun death" - but at least I'm trying and running. To me this feels like life - which is the opposite of death.

I've been working on a vast number of records, films, TV and radio shows, live-concerts, speeches and conferences. I can't share all of the details of these projects but there have been many wonderfully exciting moments.

Until you hear otherwise, I'll keep on Going and Going. But for now - I'm Not Going To Die.

 


Walking on Planet C - We Are Family Foundation volunteer Pete Connors had surgery on 3 organs last week


"Maybe Nile Rodgers should get a special award for sheer volume alone?" Lifetime Achievement Award WMC


Receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at Winter Music Conference, Miami


Every day has been filled with work from the moment I wake up - I did a Spotify Voice Over the day I arrived in NYC


Tim Burton and me after a CHIC concert in London - I left for Miami 4 hrs later


Getting prepped for a BBC TV show during my short London trip


I worked on 5 songs in 2 days with Chase and Status, with Holly Simpson and Abigail Wyles


Tallia Storm, Kevin Doe aka DJ Focus and me in NYC


Doing a Latin American broadcast


@Avicii on mainstage at Ultra in Miami


Me and Carl Cox in the DJ booth, where he killed it at Ultra


Dancers for Carl Cox in Miami


Another dancer with Carl Cox


The view from the DJ booth


Doing Ultra TV


Marc "MK" Kinchen and me backstage at WMC


Awards are cool, but it's nice people and the music that keeps me going


CHIC and friends at Save The Children in London


Martina and Nessi, our German film location scouts


The girls who traveled on the boat with me to the Ultra VIP yatch


Doing a Q&A session at Winter Music Conference


Recording artist Kerli and me in VIP room between interviews


Totally wiped out in the lobby of Miami's Delano Hotel