Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Welcome to Mark's Blogspace

Hi there! This blog was created for no other purpose than to create a central space for Mark Craney's friends, family, and fans to share their memories, wishes, prayers, photos and other good thoughts while he's fighting the good fight at Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, CA.

This blog is all about inclusion, so please feel free to initiate or contribute to discussions and post your stories of good times with Mark.

Check this space often for new posts and to give and receive support to the community of people who love Mark.

To get the ball rolling, we've posted a photo of Mark, our daughter Judy (and Mark's beloved dog Tess) taken a few weeks ago.

Take care,

Rae Tanner & Rick Livingstone


Blogger rick livingstone said...

Hey I think this will be a great thing

11:34 PM  
Blogger Rae Tanner said...

Now is a great time to visit Mark, if only for a few moments. He's at:

Los Robles Hospital, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
215 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks

Off the 101 N you can take either Moorpark Road North and turn left on Janss Road -or- take Lynn Road north and turn right on Janss Road. The hospital is basically on the Corner of Janss Road and Lynn Road. There is a big parking structure and free valet parking. Just go in the Main Entrance, sign in at the desk and follow the Blue Line on the carpet to the ICU waiting room. Pick up the phone and dial 4486 (instructions are all there). Tell the nurse you are there to see Mark Craney in A. If they ask who you are, tell them your name and that the Doctor has approved you and his friends of the family to visit. They will then open the door to the ICU and let you enter. There are only 2 people allowed in the room at one time and visiting hours are from 12:30 to 6:00 PM and from 8:00 to 9:00 PM. There is a nurse's shift change between 6 and 8 PM. Of course, if you have any type of communicable illness please do not visit.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Bob Fisher said...

Thanks Rae and Rick, You guys are the best. Just a couple of weeks ago over lunch Mark was telling me how much he appreciated you both and your hospitalty. You opened your home to him and gave him a great place to stay. He said that you make him feel very welcome and he enjoys living there.
The Blog site looks fantastic! Thank you, Bob Fisher

8:01 AM  
Blogger Rae Tanner said...

Thanks Bob. Mark is is the best roommate. Something about that 4th person that formalizes the family...we enjoy gathering in the evening for dinner and taking turns talking about our respective days, and Judy and Mark always argue about whose turn it is to go first. It's adorable.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Vince said...

Forgot to post this when I first saw the picture. Judy has changed so much since the last time we saw her! What a beautiful young lady you have there! And I'm sure Tess is looking forward to having her best friend back again soon.
Great picture!

6:56 PM  
Anonymous dan donahoe said...

i don't know if mark is reading these pages however if he is not, i hope one of you will pass this thought on to him for me...
mark, all of my heart, hopes and thoughts are with you,
your courage and will (aka stubborn tude) could light up this planet.
i love you,

1:38 PM  
Blogger Jim Farmer said...

mark, just got the news that you decided to hang out with some nurses. Heard from Dan. We connected last week after ten years!! Great time. Wish you could have been there. If you can get to SF, we'll start the band again. Ha.
Keep thumpin...we need the beat. Will find a time in the near term to see you in LA. love you.

8:08 AM  
Blogger jeff severson said...

hey fuckn craney, you're one tough mofo. I guess they didn't raise us up in the SNOW to be pussies. you have to hang around for two reasons: I need to continue bragging to people that I know this LA drummer who learned to play drums backwards and 2. there is going to be zted reunion someday so quit your whining and unpack those drums. who loves you?

8:42 AM  
Blogger Rae Tanner said...

Thanks for the comments gang. Keep 'em coming! I'll print them out and take them over to the hospital for Mark to review.


12:06 PM  
Blogger Harlan Busch said...

Mark...You're on your way to another big recovery!!!! We're pulling for you here in Honduras...many of your old friends from the Zero Ted days are thinking of you, and everyone looks forward to hearing of your complete recovery asap!!! Take care old friend, Love Harlan B

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Leon Taylor said...

Hi Mark,
You have got to be the strongest person I konw. Your strength is an insperation. Keep up the good fight and you will, be back groovin' before you know it. I will be in to see you as soon as I'm back from Japan.
Stay strong buddie, we love you.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Mark! I've been loosely following your career since the days you did the talent shows with Terry Mudder back at Lincoln High (I was the lead trumpet in "70+1", the band that played "The stripper" featuring Mary Master. Caught your show with Tull in Lincoln, Nebraska back in the '70s and saw your Headpins album come through the station back when I was in radio along with your work with Bolin and Burdon. I have always kept you in mind because of your incredible talent and humility and out of the blue decided to Google your name last week and read about the health problems that sidelined you back in the 90's. After a little research I found Rae who was incredibly kind and gave me a thorough rundown of what you've been thru. After talking to Rae I found that there are many people in your life who have been touched by your kindness. You may not remember me but you treated me very kindly and I admired you for that. It's something that doesn't happen enough in this world, let alone in high school. You have great and caring friends who care for you deeply, as I'm sure aware of. You also have friends you don't know or might not remember who wish nothing but the best for you. I am one. Best of luck for your continued recovery. The world needs you back behind the kit so more can appreciate the incredible talent of a very special person.

Rob Haggar
Haggar Audio
7025 Raymond Road
Madison, WI 53719

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there my name is David Brayton and Mark was my friend from the time Dan Donahoe, Mark and I were 13 or 14 yrs old. This is the first time I have seen this blog but want to thank everyone for being such caring and good friends to him for all of these years. Mark was a strong man to the end and a persistent positive thinker to the point that it ALWAYS inspired me. I am terribly sad that he is gone and I will miss him badly. It is a wonder that he lasted as long as he did and I am proud to have been one of his oldest (and WOW do I mean oldest now LOLOL) friends. I am thankful he is through with his pain.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

I've been a huge fan of Mark's work for over two decades, but I've never found a full discography of his work. Would someone please email a link to a full discography if they know where one can be found. I would greatly appreciate it. His precise timing stood out from every other drummer I've ever heard. It's truly sad to know that he's gone. Thank you in advance. My email address is joebizarre@earthlink.net.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Rae Tanner said...

Hi Josehp. If you go to www.markcraney.com you will find a page detailing Mark's full discography. Hope this helps. Take care!


10:28 AM  

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