The Seeds' Sky Saxon in 'critical condition'


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If you don't know The Seeds, you need to know The Seeds. Muddy Waters once championed the band as America's Rolling Stones. Rambunctious, loud, hazy garage from Los Angeles, better known for singles like "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Mr. Farmer." More than footnotes of American psychedelia in the '60s and '70s (along with Texas pioneers 13th Floor Elevators), the band was resurrected on reissues and Nuggets compilations.

But sadly, band member Sky Sunlight Saxon fell critically ill this week. From the band's spokesperson:

Early Monday, June 22nd, 2009, Sky Sunlight Saxon of garage rock legends The Seeds was hospitalized in South Austin, Texas due to an undiagnosed condition. Sky remains in critical condition in the ICU at this date in St David's South Austin Hospital. Doctors believe an infection of the internal organs is suspected, with further tests pending upon further stablization. Temporary dialysis of the kidneys will begin in the next few days.

Sky Sunlight Saxon fell ill as early as last Thursday in his new home of Austin, Texas. Despite feeling under the weather, Saturday performed a short set of Seeds classics at the local legendary night club Antone's.

Sky's wife Sabrina Saxon is encouraging all fans and friends worldwide to send cards and balloons of encouragement, love and support to Sky at his room in ICU. No flowers are allowed in this facility, but cards and balloons are welcome. It is Sabrina's wish to create a visual illustration of the positive healing vibes that are being generated for the much beloved musician in full support of his recovery.

Please send cards and balloons to:

St David's South Austin Hospital

901 West Ben White Boulevard


Austin, Texas 78704

For updates on Sky's condition please visit:


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