Had to read through your post to find out what is was you were saying there, Mr. B!
It's not necessary to put the whole entire quote up to respond...Hehehe!
Absolutely agree regarding their commercial efforts, but if he were sick that would be different. What was/is his problem, do you know?
I definitely concur. It would be different. I was actually going to donate something. And actually, he wasn't asking for help - his friends were. So I thought okay.
However, during this time, he did find another band to work with; and has been actively performing and releasing other cds.
Plus, the video was removed.
So I guess everything worked out after all.
As far as what was wrong:
As I recall, during the winter, his house had a fire leaving him out in the cold, living with whoever could put him up.
He's had health issues involving his lungs. He readily admits not so much the cigs, rather his early drug-addled living-on-the-street hard lifestyle.
We had an earlier discussion about one interview out of many he's given here:
Just like, for all intents and purposes, his female counterpart Christelle - Jason is a virtual YouTube staple where anything and everything harmonica is concerned.
So here's another interesting interview session he did with customizer Ben Bouman. Enjoy!!