I did not see David Rakoff dance, but…

…his last contribution to This American Life, off their live show three months ago, is an absolute beauty. In it he deals with his cancer and his resulting inability to use his arm… and saying more than that will ruin the twist. I can’t say I was a fan of the humorist, who died yesterday from the disease he defied by conversation – I attribute it to being late to the game – but the few times I’ve heard him, I liked his voice and his squirreling perspectives on living in the moment and never letting go. Listen to “Stiff As A Board, Light As A Feather” here, and listen to his radio play with WireTap‘s Jonathan Goldstein – where he plays Dr. Seuss to his Gregor Samsa – here(Update: TAL have posted video of David’s segment for their last live show. It indeed translates better when seen – which was the theme of that show, I must add. Thanks to Vidiot for the tip. Also, Ira Glass blogs that David’s work on the show will be showcased next week.)

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