Killian Mansfield – Somewhere Else

killian mansfield

Yes, I’m supposed to be on holiday. But I took some time out from the Pig-in-a-Poke intinerary of slapping Germans, flirting with French girls and performing 80s dress-up montages to pass on some important news. And the news involes Dr John (I don’t just throw these things together).

Killian Mansfield has just released his album Somewhere Else.

For the few of you who don’t memorize everything I write, Killian is a 15 year old uker who is currently battling cancer and has recorded an album featuring the likes of Dr John, John Sebastian and Kate Pierson (off of The B-52s) to benefit the children’s cancer charity Hope and Heroes.

You can pick up the CD on Amazon and listen and download on iTunes. And the tracks you really must grab are: Express Yourself, Scratch My Back (with Dr John), Kiss and Fire in My Pocket (with Levon Helm).

Get your arse to iTunes.

Must be off. Eric Idle won’t run himself over. Toodles.

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  1. byjimini August 7th, 2009 9:21 pm

    Brilliant, downloading now.

  2. Paul Overton August 7th, 2009 11:15 pm

    Al, You’re tops. Thanks!

  3. John Bonitz August 8th, 2009 6:36 pm

    Al, thanks so much for posting this during your vacation! Mighty kind of you.

    You were spot-on with everything ‘cept 1 tiny little detail: My nephew Killian celebrated his 16th birthday last month. I only mention this in order to point out that my amazing nephew has been living with cancer for five years now. He has drunk so deeply from the cup of life, he is an inspiration to many. This impressive album of recordings is just one example of his accomplishments.

    I really hope folks will give it a listen on iTunes. He is serious about this charity — a center providing truly beneficial health care using integrative therapies. As his cancer is uncurable, Killian has gained great comfort and relief from things like acupuncture, diet, and herbs.

    Everyone knows we’re in an urgent health-care mess here in the US. I hope folks will take a moment to explore the idea of integrative therapies, and perhaps even help promote the national dialogue by promoting Killian’s album.

    Email it to your friends!
    Add it to the Facebook!
    Tweet it!

    It’s a small thing to do to honor the efforts of an amazing kid living his last days.

    Many thanks,


  4. Iain August 9th, 2009 11:28 am

    Rusty is a god. RIP John Hughes.

  5. Woodshed August 9th, 2009 12:19 pm

    byjimini: Enjoy!

    Paul: You’re welcome.

    John: Happy belated birthday to Killian.

    Iain: I hadn’t realised John Hughes did Lampoon’s films. I should have mentioned it.

  6. Ron Miller (RonVa) August 16th, 2009 4:57 pm

    We all need to share this inspiring story by linking Killian’s website to your facebook page, etc. I just did it. Let’s make this big time viral!

    Richmond, Va

  7. GMaupin August 21st, 2009 3:32 pm

    It would appear from his album’s facebook status that young Mr. Mansfield passed yesterday. Perhaps worth a moment to send kind thoughts to his family.


    Louisville, KY

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