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RIP Draylen Mason, 17 yo bassist and Austin Bombing victim

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassbrad, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Sad to lose a young bass player to such a senseless act. Copied from a Facebook posting. Draylen Mason.

    There were several murders that took place due to the mail bombings. This hit home. 17 year old Austin bassist, Draylen Mason was one of the vicitms. I don't have children of my own but every student I encounter is an adopted son or daughter. I'm truly heartbroken by this and furious. Prayers for all lives that were taken and grieving family members. May justice be served for this cowardly act.
    God Bless,
    Andre Hayward
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  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Well, that just sucks. :crying:
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  3. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    May he rest in peace.
  4. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    This has broken my heart today. A coward has not only taken someone's child, but has taken someone that appears clearly destined to go on to great things and would have attained a great stature in our culture. Not mentioned in some of the articles is that he was also a talented composer. I found a video of a performance of one of his compositions from last year.

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  5. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
  6. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Such a waste. Rest In Peace, Draylen.
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  7. five7

    five7 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Very sad indeed
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Wow, we see this stuff on the news all the time these days and it’s just names, this brings it all home, especially for such a senseless act of violence.
    Fly on Dreylen............
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    This is a lowdown dirty shame that a heartless criminal(s) has committed these acts of terrorism. Putting a face to a victim just makes me even more sad. I don’t care if he never touched a bass again after high school, he deserved to live his life!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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  10. RNG1

    RNG1 Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    I just can’t comprehend this stuff anymore. So sad and senseless. May he Rest In Peace and his family and friends find some eventually.
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  11. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

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  12. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Rest In Peace buddy.

    Sending thoughts and prayers to his family, and hoping that they find the one who did it before he does it again.
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  13. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    So sad.

    RIP Draylen.
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  14. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I just don't understand why this world is such an evil place.
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  15. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    The world isn't evil, but it is full of evil people.
    We are witnessing the breakdown of society. God help us all.
  16. It's a darn shame when one has to bury anybody. Doubly so when it's their children. I've had to see it happen a few times - I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
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  17. InnerBass

    InnerBass The Rallies / Creme Tangerine Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    Stage Left
    :crying: :mad:
  18. 2tonic


    Dec 22, 2015
    He's forever playing with a better group of musicians.
    RIP Draylen. Godspeed. :thumbsdown:
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  19. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    Senseless and sad :(

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