Day: February 4, 2018

WARREL DANE, Singer of NEVERMORE and SANCTUARY, Dead at Age 56.

Warrel Dane’s death was a little over a month ago, and I am just deciding to mention it.

WARREL, by far, was my favorite lyricist, and was part of two of my all-favourite bands: NEVERMORE and SANCTUARY.

Warrel Dane (born Warrel G. Baker; March 7, 1961 – December 13, 2017) was an American musician who was the lead singer for the metal bands Sanctuary and Nevermore. He was a natural baritone, though he was known for his high-pitched vocals with Serpent’s Knight and on the first two Sanctuary albums. Later in his career, Dane became more notable for his distinctively deep, dramatic voice. (Wikipedia/warreldane)

He struggled with diabetes, and unfortunately, alcoholism. He died of a heart attack while in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was there for the purpose of recording his second solo album.

Leave it to say, I will miss his creative genius. I was hoping for a NEVERMORE reunion album, but that will not happen.

His music was artistically inspiring for me. Many nights as I worked on my own artwork, I was listening to NEVERMORE or SANCTUARY.

SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY Title, Abstract Smoke #1 on 4 February 2018

SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Title: Abstract Smoke #1 on 4 February 2018
Series: SMOKE-ART.
Series Year: 2009—2018.
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What Mayumi can teach humans about Integrity

“Mayumi”

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Integrity

Integrity is steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.

As my Japanese Cat, Mayumi, would tell you, that is very much like the ancient Samurai adherence to “Bushido” — The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.

I would say that someone who lives with Integrity is someone who lives an ethical and moral life in public, and also lives the same way, and adheres to the same ethics and morals in private.

Integrity is so important, and yet, so difficult—To strive to show the same face in Private and Public…it is indeed, so easy to slip off of the integrity rails. Nevertheless, it is so important to strive for, and to live a life of integrity.

Cats are good examples of creatures that live life with integrity, and I’m sure my Japanese Cat, Mayumi, lives according to the Bushido Code. They show you their “Cat Face” 24/7, and they neither lie, nor cheat, and they don’t kill without it being according to some “well-established cat code of ethics”.

Why can’t people take some lessons from very fine animals, like Cats, and live with more Integrity…and that wasn’t a question—It was a suggestion. Some people need more lessons in integrity than others, especially politicians, banking cabal members, some (many, most) MSM owners, news anchors (etc.), Big-Pharmaceutical, Industrial War Complex, Big Chemical, Petroleum Giants, Big Food Production Companies, and used car salesmen…and of course, the Hollywood Industry. I probably missed a few others.

The world’s inhabitants living with more Integrity would improve life for everyone, EXCEPT, of course, the members if the NWO, who thrive off of chaos, and, dishonor, deceit, corruption, death, and destruction.