It is not badly written, that’s how I wrote Pipe Roll the word that defines the riot, dancing, family, friendship, music, party, the tours and those despues de four days. The Basilon as a manifest of its existence. Voice and guitar of the band garage-punk The Pipes of Peace. Wild in spirit, beautiful, smiling, noble. Capable of vomiting Miguel Servín’s guitar (voice, Carrion Kids) on stage and clean it by emptying a loggerhead, “take, I already cleaned it for you”. He’s been on an infinite tour for a year. To say that Rulo is gone it would be unfair to his father Don Rulo, his mother Mrs. Mary, his sister Karina, his fans and his friends. Eight years ago, in a place in the colony San Rafael on the street Thomas Alva Edison I saw him play, he approached the bar, “here’s the best company,” he asked the man behind the bar if they liked the songs.
—We are a bad garage punk band with a lot of luck
Not even Pilo (drums) remembers the name of that club, sometimes in dreams he hears Rulo tell him: Pilo, let’s go for a knob, dude. They had known each other from the age of 13, the music brought them together, the first rehearsals were at the home of PiloIn some rooms that they cleaned together, the mother sent them away because they drank too much, then they began to rehearse in Rulo’s room, they were also thrown out. Tonayán nights and Porto Viejo rum 30 pesos a bottle, nights dreaming that the music would take them away. They were nailed with Avándar and the rock psychedelic, hence the name of his band. His beautiful family supported him in everything, sometimes they helped him by transporting instruments and amps to the plays. They promised to go on tour to Europe, they sent every night mails to rock magazines, record labels, venues, festivals; they found an answer in Greece, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland. It was at a gig in Nerve, when Jasmina met Michael Y Red (Carrion Kids, bassist), Rulo introduced them, when she hugged Miguel she felt that he would be her great love, that is the legacy of this enormous character, he made unusual connections. The Pipes They didn’t have a keyboard player at that time, Jasmina called him, asked if he wanted a keyboard player in the band and Rulo said yes. They rehearsed for two weeks, they went to Europe, Miguel joined the tour.
Rulo said: “You can ruin everything, the joke is how you react the next day, apologize, the other has to know how to apologize, that’s true friendship”. Germany did not treat him well. On a tour they deported him, the union of fans and friends managed to buy him another ticket, he entered through France, the concert venue jammed, from the plane to the stage. German fans couldn’t believe Las Pipas were playing that night. It was Rulo’s last tour to Europe. That boy who wore hearing aids all the time, growing up told his friends: help all bands. He played in front of one person or a hundred, he gave a great show, he was unpredictable. Pour yourself a vat in a vase. Death never takes a great one.
Susana Iglesias *
* Writer. Author of the novel Señorita Vodka (Tusquets)