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    • #9943
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Brett Ryan Stewart is a young, up and coming American musician whose stuff is quite pleasant – you can listen on his MySpace page here – http://www.myspace.com/brettstewart. He’s also Type One diabetic and, for some bizarre reason, agreed to be asked questions about being a diabetic rock star by the Shoot Up mob.

      I know you’ve always wanted to interrogate diabetic musicians; so ask your questions in the thread below and I’ll submit the best ones to him and publish the results.

    • #12190
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Geek us out – tell us about your preferred basal / bolus, pump / MDI insulin regime and how you manage your diabetes

    • #12191
      Tim
      Keymaster

      When were you diagnosed with diabetes?

    • #12192
      Tim
      Keymaster

      1) Does diabetes effect your rock and roll lifestyle? For example, does it prevent you from chucking televisions out of hotel windows and having drink-fuelled orgies with hot chicks, etc?

      2) Have you ever actually thrown a television out of a hotel window? If not, why not?

    • #12193
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Never mind the Diabetes, lets just talk about drink-fuelled orgies with hot chicks… I think a video interview with the ladies would be in order also. ???

    • #12194
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Have you ever had a hypo mid gig? If so, did it result in a complete gig stoppage, or just an interlude while sugaring yourself up again?!

    • #12198
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @mikeinspain – I was expecting @teloz to say that! ;-)

    • #12199
      Annette A
      Participant

      Does gigging send you hypo? Or does the stress of being centre of attention counteract it?

    • #12200
      Katie
      Participant

      Describe your music in 3 words.

    • #12201
      Katie
      Participant

      where do you wear your pump when you are on stage?

    • #12204
      Hairy Gnome
      Participant

      @mikeinspain – Glad to see that you’re able to follow my line of reasoning! Roflmao! :D

      Sorry @Tim, I wasn’t paying attention, I’ll try and do better! ;)

    • #12207
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Who would win in a fight between you and Nick Jonas?

    • #12208
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Do you think Diabetes-Pop is going to be the next hot niche music sub genre?

    • #12209
      Cecile
      Participant

      This is a question I might also ask of Shoot Up’s resident violinist, @caroline: Seeing that the hand you use to squeeze and stroke strings with tends to get callused, do you have to set your finger pricker on a deeper depth to get to blood, or don’t you milk that hand at all?

    • #12210
      Tim
      Keymaster

      We have a long running thread on the forums made up of diabetes-related limericks. We’ve found that it’s very difficult to rhyme anything with pancreas or insulin. Is this why you have so few songs about diabetes?

    • #12212
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ooooh hypo and guitar playing is *not* a good mix…

    • #12229
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Do you, by any chance, have a new album out soon?

    • #12230
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Do you tune your instruments/songs to your pump alarm? (perhaps we pumpers could record a christmas single x factor eat your heart out!)

    • #12283
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Who are your diabetic heroes? If indeed you have any.

    • #12284
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Would it be utterly marvellous to have a diabetic super-band made up of type ones? They’ve done it for professional cycling – http://www.teamtype1.org/ – so why not music?

    • #12285
      Stephen
      Participant

      Do you know who Nicolae Paulescu is? :P

    • #12286
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @Stephen – no one knows who Nicolae Paulescu is ;-) That’s because Banting is Best (weak pun intended…)

    • #12288
      Alison
      Keymaster

      @Stephen I love the fact that he called his version of insulin pancreatine, that’s a far better name for it – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Paulescu

    • #12289
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ooooh, a diabetic supergroup… While it may never be ‘super’, I have a diabetic friend who plays (or, at least, played) bass. I play guitar. All I need now is vocals and drums and I’m there! :)

    • #12290
      Tim
      Keymaster

      I know we’ve got other talented & musical readers and I’ll do vocals (I’ve got a bloody awful voice, but no fear of singing in public at the drop of a hat!) So there’s nothing stopping us!

    • #12292
      Stephen
      Participant

      I’ll do the photos / publicity / web site / viral stuff as I don’t have a musical bone in my body :)

    • #12295
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @Alison – I think we should start a pancreatine revival; refer to it instead of insulin!

    • #12300
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Tim – Perfect! Confidence is FAR more important than ability when it comes to frontmen! :)

      Obviously our first source of inspiration lyrically should be the limericks thread! :P

      Oh, and I love the idea of shooting up pancreatine :) Makes it sound a bit body buildery though :/

    • #12301
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Re: pancreatine – I’ve updated the blog sub-sub-title on the front page accordingly!

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