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Walter W. Comer

waynesville, NC [Folk, Americana, Christian]

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4.58 Rating | #203 | 38 Votes | 16801 Views |
The Rockies,
God has truly blessed me with the ability to write strong, deep and personal lyrics. My desire is that someone will start where I've left off and, where I lack musical talent, take this wonderful gift to new heights.
In 2004, my family travelled to Cheraw, SC to tour the town and to see Old St. David's church, which had been repainted and refurbished. It is the last Anglican church built in South Carolina under King George III. Cheraw, a town where the past seems to whisper through the Spanish moss and live oaks, was co-founded by my ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, et al. It was "visited" by Gilbert du Motier Lafayette in 1825 and by William Tecumseh Sherman during the Civil War ( The house he stayed in during this time is literally across the street from the house where my mother was born and raised). In a cemetery nearby are gravestones etched with the names of many of those who served in America's wars, a number of which are of my bloodline. I realize whenever I visit this historic town that my roots in this country's soil are numerous and strong. It also comes to mind that much of the blood spilled on this land for freedom's sake is of my lineage. These echoes of the past inspired "In America", which is about my place in this country's rich history and is dedicated to all those who fought and fight to provide the privelege of freedom we enjoy today.
My Father was a paratrooper in World War II. My paternal uncle was a tail-gunner during that war, also. I have one brother who enlisted in the US Navy and served in Viet Nam and another brother who enlisted in the Air National Guard and served in the first Gulf War. I, also, have a Nephew who served in Afghanistan and has returned safely. I am proud of my ancestry, and I am also very proud of our troops who put themselves in harms way for America's sake.
As an interesting footnote, my maternal Great-Grandfather's sister started Confederate Memorial Day.
About me:
I have an extremely rare disease named Erdheim-Chester.
You can go to to learn about ecd in English (lol). But, my particular disease is when histiocytes ( the good guys) become too abundant and lodge in the tissue of organs. They begin to attract lipid cells, which surround the organ like a hard cocoon and stop it. They also like long bones, such as the legs. Before Interferon, a person normally died of congestive heart failure within two years of the diseases onset. The cure remains unknown. I personally am determined to help my brothers and sisters by educating more of the public about these diseases.
Interesting little adventure this morning. I'll leave out the long part. But, I wound up getting the # of someone at the bigger newspaper in Western NC. I called the lady there, and they may, at some point, be interested in doing a story or series on Orphan Diseases, one of which is Erdheim-Chester. It's possible, and I certainly hope likely, that this would increase knowledge of these illnesses, then jack up funding and attention. She seemed very interested and asked lots of questions. I'm a writer, not an orator. But, hopefully I did okay and tweaked her interest. I've begun a cause at Facebook: , and am looking into writing for informational/educational purposes.
I also have a blog, actually two, at .
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Walter W. Comer
{ 08-28-2016 18:25 }
Stephen, thanks for your kind words.God's been good to me.Now, the interferon is messing up my voice. I hope I can find a way to record soon. I'm searching church for someone to work with AND I'm still. Writing.
Walter W. Comer
{ 08-04-2016 22:20 }
You'll be missed, Dan. But, maybe, upstairs we can play together.
Walter W. Comer
{ 08-04-2016 21:52 }
Thanks, everyone. It's great to have God's gift to me appreciated. I do love it. Interferon messed with my voice though. I love what the meds do for me, I hate what they do TO me. I'm still writing.
Walter W. Comer
{ 02-20-2016 11:04 }
My optic nerves are still stable. According to my oncologist the disease is under control. Not cured. But, growing slow enough that he's not worried.
Walter W. Comer
{ 02-20-2016 11:04 }
My optic nerves are still stable. According to my oncologist the disease is under control. Not cured. But, growing slow enough that he's not worried.
Donna Henley
{ 12-09-2015 10:56 }
awesome voice and singing my friend
Walter W. Comer
{ 02-21-2015 20:10 }
Last report, my optic nerves, etc are all stable. Gave us smiles. That's been about two weeks.
Walter W. Comer
{ 06-09-2014 18:48 }
Dble vision set in recently. Got a "FIX" on the way. Looking in to going bak to NIH for more tests & a biopsy to see if I have the B-RAF gene. This determines how successful Vemurafenib will be as an alternative treatment should Interferon get lazy.
Walter W. Comer
{ 02-25-2012 17:08 }
MD. Interesting 4 days. Lots of scans, X-rays & blood tests. I've growth on my rt atrium & lower lungs, right arm, maybe hips & jaw. This was likely there at diagn., & intrfrn stablzed them.
Walter W. Comer
{ 12-28-2011 20:48 }
Definitely headed to MD 4 the NIH ECD study. I'm in for 31+ tests in 4 days. But, it's 4 a good cause. Plus, my wife & I will get a quiet dinner or 2 together. I'm excited! We fly out of SC 1/15/12.
Walter W. Comer
{ 10-26-2011 14:56 }
I seem to be headed to MD for a Nat'l Inst. of Health study designed specifically for ECD in early '12. Early reports are that it is a good, educational experience. I'm excited.
Walter W. Comer
{ 09-23-2011 00:59 }
Thanks all. Got a good bill of health from my last MRI. Still stable!
{ 05-01-2011 04:18 }
Excellent showcase. Great music, lyrics and amazing vocals. Keep up the good work. Hi 5 and the best of luck. Lynn
Tracy Mae
Tracy Mae says:
{ 07-18-2009 13:59 }
I love your lyrics and music. I am sorry about your struggles and will keep you in my prayers.I also have a chronic health condition ,but I lack the courage to talk about it. (C U on facebook)God bless, TracyMae
Strange State
{ 12-28-2008 10:16 }
Great voice and continuity in your songs 5 vote from me. Hope you are well it sounds like your road is a long one be blessed in 2009.
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 12-19-2008 12:42 }
hey wasup how are ya,good and original tracks,give ya 5 fo sho, reposted oldy but goodie track"Not Just For The Season" for the holidays enjoy! Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday From Ron Wess MusaQ PEACELOVE&GODBLESS!
{ 11-10-2008 21:52 }
Great music, deep lyrics, and cool voice!!!! I give you a high 5 rating superstar!!! Keep making that good music!!!
Air Echo Music
{ 10-30-2008 23:56 }
HiWalter,VeryTouchinSongInAmerica love it dBest! yaEspeciallytodayEverythingsDown +needN uplift! USAdown wholeWorld mkt follow! SpiritHigh man! Create more beautiful music 4us2enjoy! WishU all dBest+send hug2urdog!uV=17,+myV5=18v!God Bless!(º.)xPeter
Dave Rice
Dave Rice says:
{ 08-18-2008 10:04 }
Walter, your unique voice and lyrics are so inspiring. Your music is better than anything we hear on our radios today. May God bless you and find a cure. We need you. Five is not enough!
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 08-06-2008 16:35 }
Your songs are beautiful with meaningful lyrics and are great just as they are with acoustic guitar. Listened to all and very impressed. We vote 5 and wish you all the best for your cause.
Steven Jackson
{ 06-07-2008 08:51 }
Walter, excellent lyrics very strong tunes...the patriotism is very strong in your song 'In America'. Very good, just keep plugging away high 5 from me. Please visit my showcase if you're ever in the neighbourhood. All the best. SJ
Hot Chicken
{ 05-11-2008 19:56 }
Nice music overall. Great acoustic guitar. Voice and melodies are great to. Our 5 is vote #10. Look at our LIVE blues funk and R&B. Chicken-BéèS
sdeas says:
{ 04-04-2008 08:11 }
Skeet, you know I love your voice and your song....can you load more of them here? We are all very proud of you, and I pray daily that one of these songs will make it out for all to hear. Keep it up...they are all beautiful! Sam,Katie and Derek
TBone says:
{ 03-31-2008 19:19 }
Walter you are truly an inspiration. I could feel your love for our American military in your song "In America". I sure hope that there is a way that this song can get to be heard by the troops and the rest of the USA. God Bless you!
Bob & Deb Eaton
{ 03-29-2008 18:10 }
Walter, "In America" is a great song! We love the tune, the arrangement, and most of all the lyrics! This is the kind of song that makes us proud to be Americans, and it needs to be heard by everyone in this country!
{ 03-24-2008 19:22 }
Jeremiah Hutchison
{ 03-23-2008 20:38 }
hi man whats up?the song is all around a great song the mandolin and the arangements are great better than i can do but the lyric content but like you say "In America" we are all alowed to have an opinion well i gave you a 5 hope to hear more songs