This weeks blog is going to be a little bit different. This week we lost a couple that was very close to the Omaha Music Scene. Frank and Yvonne Pivonka passed away Sunday morning after a very tragic car accident after leaving a local club near West Point, NE. These two were very close to many musicians in Omaha. Frank and Yvonne have left behind 7 children, many relatives, and many more friends. An account has been set up taking donations towards the funeral here and a benefit show has been scheduled at The Chrome Lounge for this Sunday August 3rd. Please help out in anyway you feel appropriate.
That being said, everybody connected with 3D In Your Face would like to offer our condolences and prayers to Frank and Yvonne's family.
I don't want to leave you without giving you something positive to thrive on. Many great things have been said and there is nothing I can write that will be any better. The part that touched me the most was the amazing connection that these two had to the musicians and bands right here in Omaha. It all boils down to Rock N Roll, and through Rock N Roll we are ultimately celebrating life. We are celebrating the good things, and pushing away the negative if only for a few hours. Rock N Roll has become an escape, it has become my savior. A path to freedom from all of life's problems. A path of therapy for those seeking answers. Music has become the answer when nothing else seems to be falling into place. I've said this before and I will say this a million times, music is one of the closest things we can get to spirituality on earth. Think about the wealth of feelings that music can invoke in your mind and body. Nothing else can even come close to this.
We all have many musical heroes that have left this earth. It has been said that smell is a key factor in memory. Well I believe that music is a much much stronger factor. There are just certain songs that have the power to transport you through time and space. Certain artists have gain the power to speak from beyond the grave through their songs captured on tape. To a certain point these songs remind us that the memories of these people will never fade. I think Tim Armstrong from Rancid epitomize my sentiments best in the song "Indestructable".
"And I'll keep listening to the great Joe Strummer
Cause through music we can live forever."