2167Re: [the boredoms] RIP China Nishimura & DMBQ & Seiichi Yamamoto Band
- Nov 10, 2005Actually, 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
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