I got this in my Inbox yesterday (it was a personal e-mail, “from Diana Krall!” Yeah, right…!)

Dear Diana Krall Fan Club Member,

It’s the experience of a lifetime: an intimate evening with Diana Krall at a private residence in the hills of the Bay Area on Saturday, September 24th. Diana will share dinner and a very special performance with a small group of only 40 guests in support of the cause to cure multiple myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer that took the life of her mother, Adella, in 2002.

Since then, Diana and her sister Michelle have partnered with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), the world’s largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to the single mission of accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma, to create the MMRF Krall Family fund.

This “Evening of Jazz with Diana Krall” will benefit this fund entirely. This incredible opportunity to be a guest is being offered to you as someone who truly appreciates the beauty of Diana’s voice; both as a musician and advocate for this incurable disease. An extremely limited number of tickets remain at $5,000 per person (USD), with 100% of the proceeds going to the cause of curing multiple myeloma.

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of Diana’s most intimate performance ever. For further event details and ticket information, please contact the MMRF today at 203-972-1250.

I promise I’ll behave! And I’ll even mention your name to the lovely and gracious Mrs. Costello – and her our hosts – if you pony up the five grand so I can go! I promise! It would be for a good cause…’cause I’d like to go!