Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An update and news...

It's been months since I have updated this blog, but life has a funny way of showing you what's important at any given moment. The blog was not a priority at that time, for that I am truly sorry.

 New changes are coming to this blog, including the language in which is written and what is written on it. It will be more topical but with my skewered sense of humor. It will debut in a few days, when Claro decides to repair the internet connection at my house. So stay tuned to the new and improved "Rice, Beans and Razor Blades".

Before I go, first I have to dedicate this to the memory of a friend of mine who died last week at the tender age of 31. She was Damaris Negrón, lead singer of the local black metal band "Death Arrangement". In the past, I had dealings with the band, like doing a video or playing at our conventions.

 Damaris, as lead singer and face of the band, was always a smiling, cheerful and wonderful person. Her beautiful personality was complimented by being a true professional, always ready for a gig or another take. She was all there, as a person, performer and human being. She fell ill on Tuesday, November 6 and was taken to the hospital, where it was diagnosed with a failing liver. She quickly fell into a coma, and by Thursday, her immediate family decided to disconnect her from the ventilator that was keeping her artificially alive. She passed away soon after.

 She was interred last Tuesday, November 13, to the sounds of her band and the tearful farewell of her family and friends. In her 31 years on this planet, she touched so many of us. It's a hard loss, but the show must go on. In her memory, here's the last video she and the band made.
 Enjoy.   Peace!     Max.


Sings-With-Spirits said...

I seriously feel for you. The death of an artist always dims the world a bit, and when it is your friend, it is truly felt.

Any word on what it was that caused her liver to fail?

Maxarathiel Les'Shyerar said...

They didn't say at first, but her lead guitarrist told me that it was a suicide. I don't know if that's true, but she was not ill before.