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May Borg 1936 – 2015.

My mother passed away Saturday morning, September 26th, 2015. She had been in a hospice for the past two weeks, suffering from a blood disorder.

Still trying to process the events over the past two weeks. In the meantime, here’s a sketch I did of her two years ago. Another is a photo of me with my mother when I was a toddler.

After dinner I did a quick sketch of my mother. Photo from when she was either in her late teens or early twenties.

A quick sketch of my mother, done two years ago. Photo from when she was either in her late teens or early twenties.

Me and my mother during my toddler years.

Me and my mother during my toddler years.

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Woke up. Went to make of what’s left of the Christmas flavored coffee. Go over to the desk to check the email, then hit Facebook to check any additional messages. Found out about this:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/influential-melbourne-guitarist-rowland-s-howard-dies/story-e6frf96f-1225814790391

It’s one thing to hear about Michael Jackson, but its another to hear about a musician that you’ve actually liked. Rowland recently passed away from cancer at the age of 50.

During my mid-late teen years I was heavy into the whole Goth/Death Rock subculture. Back in the days of vinyl, I had records from Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lydia Lunch. These folks that I’ve just mentioned had a connection to guitarist Rowland S. Howard.

Roland is more well known for his time with The Birthday Party. That was Nick Cave’s band before he formed more popular Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Later he did a series of collaborations with various acts, such as Lydia Lunch, Fad Gadget, Nikki Sudden, Henry Rollins, Einstürzende Neubauten, the list goes on.

Here’s a Wikipedia entry about him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowland_S._Howard

I could post a video of him performing with Lydia Lunch, but I thought this was more suitable:

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