Conflict’s Drummer Paco Needs Our Help!
Paco, of the excellent London punk-reggae band Inner-Terrestrials and most well-known for being the long-time drummer for UK’s early anarcho-punk band Conflict is currently very sick and needs our help. Throughout his musical life Paco has been very active in the UK scene, helping out new bands with his time as producer, studio-guy etc. I have known many UK punks, personal friends of mine, who have always put Paco in high regards.
from Colin Conflict:
Campaign to raise funds to finance a life saving operation for Paco.
Conflict‚Äôs drumming machine since 1981 and a very special friend. The situation is nothing less than desperate. In short the hospital taking care of Paco has stated that they have insufficient funds to complete the operation until this time NEXT YEAR! (2007) By this time I believe Paco will have lost the will to live!!
The man whose drumming has inspired a generation of musicians, who has dedicated his life to this scene and a fantastic human being ‚Äì is already housebound. Paco is an extremely intelligent, enthusiastic person with a great sense of humour who I believe will not survive in his present condition.
Full details of Paco‚Äôs hospital operation requirements will be released upon request but again in short it is necessary to cut away much of Paco‚Äôs weight before tackling his diseased leg.
If you can spare a donation even if it‚Äôs just ¬£1.00, that‚Äôs great. If you can organise fundraising events, even better. If you do want to send a donation please send by clicking the button below ‚Äì this takes you to a special donation page, where you can use with Paypal accounts or credit/debit cards. Please do not send any money to Mortarhate.
You can also send cheques to made out to F. Carreno, via PO Box 448, Eltham, London SE9 2QS ‚Äì please mark the envelope Paco. There is a chance that Paco can have his operation on August 9th, so please act fast. If everyone on the Conflict mailing list alone could spare just 50p, it would pay for this operation and leave some towards further operations.
If you cannot assist Paco in anyway financially, then please send letters of encouragement via the PO Box or post messages on the discussion board.
Conflict have organised three benefit concerts so far on ‚Äì all titled ‚ÄòItAin‚Äôt over til the Fat Fella Sings‚Äô. You can find details of these in the newsletter and appearances pages.
Conflict are accepting appearance offers now from people who want to organise more. I am looking into more ways to raise funds at present.
In advance, thank you.
Colin Jerwood and all of Conflict
“War” from Inner-Terrestrials’s X LP