In my time working in Haiti as a part of Konbit Shelter, one of the nicest, hardest working and responsible people I met was Duckens Sanon. He was the soft-spoken bilingual mastermind behind a lot of Konbit Shelter's success. We would often talk of trying to set up a larger version of Konbit Shelter in Haiti, run by and for Haitians, and Duckens was our pick to head this theoretical project. So it has been very upsetting that I just learned that he was killed in a motorcycle accident with a bus this past weekend. My heart goes out to his family, especially his brothers (one who is still in intensive care from the accident) and father, who also were a huge part of Konbit Shelter. Rest in peace Duckens, your smile will be missed.
• Tom Waits - Dirt In The Ground
Photos from the GWAR-B-QUE in Richmond this past September, featuring Darkest Hour and GWAR. Sadly Cory Smoot, GWAR's guitarist under the name Flattus Maximus (in the first and third photo), recently passed away while on tour. His character Flattus has been permanently retired from the GWAR roster.
• Darkest Hour - The Patriot Virus