It's all terrible news.
What about benefit concerts and the like? Is anything happening? What about
Japan? I can't even find any comments from other Japanese bands.
>From: gygax <gygax0r@...>
>Subject: Re: [the boredoms] RIP China Nishimura & DMBQ & Seiichi Yamamoto
>Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 09:50:55 -0800 (PST)
>Actually, China was Yamamoto's wife.
>--- Dan Clark <danclarkgraphics@...> wrote:
> > This is a general e-mail to all people that I know
> > who have some kind
> > of connection to DMBQ or specifially Mana 'China'
> > Nishiura, who had a
> > terrible car accident on the weekend on the freeway
> > near New York. As
> > far as we know, 3 of the 4 members of DBMQ and their
> > tour manager are
> > in critical condition somewhere in New York state.
> > Unfortunately and very sadly, Mana didn't survive
> > the accident. As
> > most of us know, Mana was in many bands including
> > Rashinban with her
> > boyfriend Seiichi Yamamoto and for a time Shonen
> > Knife, which is
> > where most of my contacts in the US and Canada met
> > her first.
> > I just want to make sure that everyone knows about
> > the tragedy. Also,
> > Robin and I though it might be good to have a list
> > of e-mail
> > addresses for people wanting updates or information
> > that comes our
> > way. We don't know much at the moment, but hope to
> > piece together
> > what we can. It is the very least we can do under
> > the circumstances.
> > Please let me know directly if you wish to be off of
> > this list and
> > send me more names/e-mail addresses if you know of
> > others I can add
> > to it.
> > MOST IMPORTANTLY, it seems they didn't have
> > insurance to cover them
> > in such an emergency. This means that their hospital
> > bills may be
> > very high if this turns out to be true.
> > I know Robin was finding threads on the internet
> > about local bands
> > playing benefits for them as well as a Paypal
> > website for donations
> > to help out their families. I hope Robin will be
> > able to update on
> > this when he gets the information together.
> > Once again, please let me know if you want off this
> > list. It is not
> > meant to harass anyone, just to inform interested
> > people about what
> > is happening.
> > thank you kindly
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]