🎶It’s that time of the year…

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“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called ‘Gitche Gumee’
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy”

#EdmundFitzgerald #GordonLightfoot #boats #shipwreck

🎶Free Music Friday: The Roctors to Rock Windsor

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The Roctors perform this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Windsor, CO. Open to the public. See you there!

Click here for details.

#FreeMusicFridays #Windsor #music #Roctors

You, too, can change the world: you don’t need to play trumpet or dissect a brain

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We all help the world in different ways. I suppose the special skill set I have to offer the universe includes quirky things like dissecting brains with kids, or attempting to rock the minds of adults. I try.

One of my fave causes is Boys & Girls Clubs, for they help young people — especially those who need us most — to become productive, caring, responsible beings.

Last weekend, KD & The Painkillers (a band I perform in) played at a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County.

If you missed the show but would like to change the world by donating to BGCs of Larimer, click here.

Last spring, I dissected a brain with the kiddos at Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne:

At Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, neurologist Dr. Tim Allen dissects a human brain

Image credit: Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne

If you missed the dissection but would like to change the world by donating to BGC of Cheyenne, click here.

Have a great day,
Dr. Tim Allen, MD
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#neurology #Cheyenne #Colorado #neurologist

🎶 Music therapy alert: my band’s performing on Aug. 31

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The Roctors has a show on Aug 31, 2018 in Windsor, CO. Open to the public. See you there!

Click here for details.

#FreeMusicFriday #Roctors #music

🎶Tomorrow: Food Truck Rally

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Stop by the Fort Collins Food Truck Rally tomorrow! I’ll be performing with KD & The Painkillers from 5:30pm to dusk. Details here. See you there!

Sheldon Drive, City Park Fort Collins, Colorado

#MusicTherapy #neurologist #neurology #FortCollins #Wyoming

Study participants needed: impact of music therapy

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Colorado State University Music Therapy program is conducting a study on the impact of music therapy on brain responses in children with autism.

They are “seeking children ages 6-12 for a study on the impact of a music therapy attention protocol on the brainwaves and behaviors of individuals on the autism spectrum.” Click here for details.

I’m a strong proponent of music therapy. Read more about my Compassionate Care Mission here.

83,000 brain scans: lessons learned

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22 years
83,000 brain scans
from 93 countries

Lesson learned?

  • You are not stuck with the brain you have.
  • Brains can be rehabilitated.
  • You can make it better.

“When you have the privilege of changing someone’s brain, you not only change his or her life, you have the opportunity to change generations to come.” — Dr. Daniel Amen.

Amen. Aye, men.

Want to retrain your brain? Checkout Learning Rx in Fort Collins, led by Mike Winchell. He’s the Program Director. Learning Rx provides 1:1 brain training for people, ages 0-100.

When Mike’s not running the show at Learning Rx, you’ll find him fine-tuning his skills as guitarist in KD & The Painkillers*, a local band (I’m also a member).

*We’re performing this weekend at Island Grill in Fort Collins on Friday & Saturday eve. Please stop by to see our brains at work!

Watching a loved one pass

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This beautiful video is for families, caregivers, or friends in need of strength, as they watch their loved one move on.

Video by BAFTA winning animator Ainslie Henderson
Song by James/album La Petite Morte

10 MORE songs about the mind, science, & other medical mayhem

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The first ten of the brainy playlist are here. Brainy songs #11-20 are right here, on our YouTube channel:

11. What’s on Your Mind? (Pure Energy) – Information Society
12. Mind Control – Stephen Marley
13. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
14. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
15. Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
16. House, MD Opener – (Teardrop) Massive Attack
17. Mind Set on You – George Harrison
18. Peace of Mind – Boston
19. Girlfriend in a Coma – The Smiths
20. Transfusion – Nervous Norvis

Music therapy alert: 2 days away…

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The Roctors will be performing at The Whisk(e)y on Friday, June 8th, 8pm, in downtown Fort Collins. Are you ready to be rocked?

Throw on some dancing shoes, bring your friends, and enjoy a dose of music therapy!

#band #FortCollins #music