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I Thought You Died!

On a recent trip to Vancouver Island to see my daughter and three grandkids I was approached by a man in the Royston Pub who said he was surprised to see me because he thought I was dead. This happened at several other locations in the following days. “I thought you died” announced a bewildered Canadian Tire employee as I searched for parts for our broken-down  camper. “Nope” I told him “ the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. In fact I am alive and well and living in Alberta, the province of my birth, in a cabin on a lake that I built without power tools from recycled fence boards and salvaged lumber. It seemed the right thing to do after surviving three horrible years with liver cirrhosis and nearly dying several times.

Thanks to the love of an anonymous donor and his family I am living my sixth year with a new liver. I found my soul mate online and we are happily married and living without power or running water. Her willingness and fortitude to live in such a way was instrumental in my falling in love with her. I am still playing guitar and doing some gigs in the Edmonton area but no longer craving world domination as a life goal as my frequent appearances at various senior centers and legions will attest. I do hope to play more music in the Comox Valley in the future, likely when we are out visiting grandkids, and I hope that anyone who still doubts my continued existence will come out and say hello then!

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jakelipohar
5 days ago

Hey Todd, love hearing that you're alive and well despite the rumours! I'm on the Halifax waterfront right now, reminiscing about the first time I heard you play over 25 years ago, and I'm out here sweating like a pig in a portable potty in this Nova Scotia heat wave! Had to run to the web to see how you're doing. Enjoy your slice of paradise, hope to hear you play again one day <3

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Kenny & Big G
Kenny & Big G
(04. 3.)

Hi Todd so happy to read this and how you beendoing. Say I sent a message to your gmail did it come through about Big G?

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Alan P
Alan P
(04. 3.)

hey there Todd Butler, I knew you were about, just staying lower on the radars. I'm another 'fan' who remembers the GOD! (good old days).

Such as 17 years ago when you were rockin'....

https://youtu.be/i9faiTLVKKw?si=TIIYal06eeMvUCKP

Glad to hear you are still Grateful and Happy.

Me too,

Alan

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Big Zed
Big Zed
(29. 2.)

This is fantastic news indeed, Todd, thank you for the update. You might remember me from when I was working at the print shop, and later at the computer store. I absolutely love listening to your music, ever since I got "Sole Doubt at the Rose." Your 2003 performance at The Sid with "Madly Off In All Directions" still lives in my memory as one of the best live shows I've seen. My favourite line is "but there's plenty of room in Black Creek" and it gets lots of laughs as I've recited song lyrics to many people... giving you full credit of course. (I think I might owe you some royalties.) A few years ago I heard you were…


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Richard Fahl
Richard Fahl
(28. 2.)

Happy to hear that you are doing well Todd, I also met my Soulmate online, we been together for 7 months. Glad to hear that you are still doing your music, and your Health is much better.

Right now I am waiting for the call from the surgeon who will be doing surgery for a Pacemaker, I haven't been doing music for awhile.

You have always been in my Thoughts and Thank you for kicking my butt and saying to look at my song Soul Warrior when I was in my Darkness......thank you Brother!!

Would love to connect with you when you and your wife come to the Island, and have dinner with my Love (Cathy) and your wife and…

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