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Ms. Apple wrote the following message on her website today and because it's for such a good cause - to help fund her soundman Gungi's fight against Cancer, I decided to post it here as well. (I also altered her grammar a bit. She,likes,to,avoid,spaces)

I'm writing to put word out that I am doing two shows at Largo on March 5th & 9th, for my wonderful friend, Gungi. If you happened to have gone to any of my shows, this past year, and if you liked the way it sounded--that's thanks to Gungi. He does a wonderful job, yes he does--but that is not why I love him. Gungi is one of those people that you just love, really actually LOVE, within five minutes of meeting him.

As you may know, I am a girl prone to low-days. I don't know how many times I got to soundcheck, in a grumpy nasty, teary rut, and when I saw Gungi, all nearly seven feet of him, across the empty theatre, and we waved to each other and he asked me how I was, I immediately got a jolt of life. It is nearly impossible to be in a bad mood around Gungi, even for me.

---His face is a pep-talk!

--His eyes are HUGS!

He's like some mystical, benevolent Giant, right out of a fairytale....

Well, I knew when I started writing this, that I wouldn't be able to really say this right, but here's the thing. He's my friend. I love him. He's helped me a lot when I have been in trouble. Now, he is in trouble, and I want to help him

To get his story, please visit friendsofgungi.com. If you can come to either of the shows at Largo, they should be pretty fun -- Jon Brion, Dave palmer, David Garza, The Watkins (of Nickel Creek), and more... and if you don't come, then maybe you'd like to donate 5 bucks, or something -- whatever you decide, I thank you, for being there for me, for giving a damn, and for making noise and for listening.

with so much love,
Fiona