November 15th, 2005

Cry Blood (Hurt)

R.I.P. China Nishiura

November 4th: a van carrying Japan's DMBQ was involved in a three-vehicle accident near the Delaware Memorial Bridge en route from Baltimore to Brooklyn. Following the accident all members of the band were hospitalized, as was tour manager Michelle Cable of Panache Magazine. Reports from the promoter have confirmed that drummer Mana “China” Nishiura did not survive the accident. Nishiura, a native of Hiroshima, had formerly played in Shonen Knife and a number of other Japanese bands including Rashinban, Jesus Fever, Teem, Music Start Against Young Assault and Cel.
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And, with that, I'm crashing early. I spent most of the day shovelling dirt and compost, and I'd like to get some reading in...so you guys be good until tomorrow.
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