Monday, September 14, 2009

Dear Jack

By Casey Tolfree

Hey guys,

This isn't really about my MFA studies but it's important to me and I want to get the word out.
My favorite band is Jack's Mannequin. Their music saved my life. Their music is very influential in my writing and in my life still to this day.

The lead singer of the band... Andrew McMahon (maybe you know him from Something Corporate) discovered as he was recording his debut album that he had leukemia. He had been videotaping the recording process and continued into his treatment and recovery. He made a documentary which is finally hitting stores Nov. 3rd.

The trailer is here and I hope you guys feel as moved as I am by the story and maybe find a great band to listen to and a good cause to support!


  1. Thanks for posting this. I listened to Something Corporate a lot in high school, but was moving on from that kind of music by the time Andrew moved to Jack's Mannequin. So, I had no idea... but will definitely be checking out the film.

  2. Oh my.. I didn't realize he had leukemia. I knew he had some sort of throat cancer a couple years ago. I'll admit I don't listen to JM now, but I was a huuuuge Something Corporate fan back in high school, and have plenty of sweaty concert photos to remind me of the good ol' days.

  3. wow! i will definitely be interested in seeing this.


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