Music is a very big and important part of my life. One of my favorite bands for the past 83457943 years is Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin both headed by Andrew McMahon. Without even actually knowing him, he's still been a really big part of my life. Even my video series "I Woke Up in A Car" was inspired by the Something Corporate song "I Woke Up in A Car."
If you don't know, Something Corporate released a few albums and then in 2005 as Andrew was preparing to release the debut Jack's Mannequin album he was diagnosed with leukemia. Originally he had a small camera to film basically a behind the scenes of making the album, it then turned into making a documentary of him living in the hospital while he fought leukemia. Eventually beating the disease, and another album release later, Andrew remains an inspiration to me and many others. The documentary and "Dear Jack" album are available now on iTunes and are very emotional. I watched recently and cried a ton I'm not ashamed to admit.
Anyways, Andrew founded the "Dear Jack" foundation which is a great charity helping fund cancer research. I strongly suggest you donate, as I will be.
So please check out: http://www.dearjackfoundation.com/
And of course the album and dvd on iTunes.