Anthony Kulkamp Dias has been playing the guitar for 20 years, so he is comfortable playing in front of crowds. However Dias played to a rather peculiar audience of surgeons as he had his brain operated on. Yes. This really fucking happened.
Last week, the 33-year-old bank worker from Brazil had brain surgery while his guitar gently weeped. Dias was conscious throughout the procedure and actually played six songs on his guitar including the Beatles’ classic “Yesterday,” all while his skull was cut open. I think you get the benefit of the doubt if you fuck up a chord or two in this scenario.
Only 15 days after his son was born, surgeons were removing a brain tumor in Anthony’s head. Dr. Jean Abreu Machado explained the reason that they kept Diaz awake during the scary medical procedure, “By keeping the patient awake during surgery, these areas can be monitored in real time. A kind of mapping of important areas can be done.”
I wonder if Anthony thought about fucking with doctors and start strumming “Under Pressure” by Queen or “Cuts Like a Knife” by Bryan Adams or “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down” by the Ramones.
“My right hand was a bit weaker because that was the side that they were operating on,” Diaz told the Telegraph. So I stopped and rested. I was interspersing songs and talking with them.”
Guess you have to play some calm and mellow music like the Beatles during a procedure of this nature. You probably want to stay away from playing any Rage Against the Machine. It would most likely not be in your best interest to go play “Killing in the Name Of,” and have the surgeons head-banging, throwing down in an impromptu mosh pit and thrashing around in your cerebrum to the angry music. Yeah, “Yesterday” was a solid choice Anthony.
Thankfully, Anthony was due to be discharged today.