Telephone call, 1:33 am.
Me: Are you dead?
Me: There’s a text message going around that Saksi reported you kicking the bucket.
Ely: Some asshole started it.
Me: Okay, just checking.
Ely: Thanks. I’m not dead.
So unless cellphones work in the afterlife, I can assure you that Ely Buendia is alive and singing at the Eraserheads one-night-only reunion concert on Saturday August 30 at Fort Bonifacio. You can now buy tickets from Ticketnet.Â Death rumors may be rock n’ roll but they’re still alarming.Â Â
Ely’s mother, Lisette Buendia, died on Thursday morning. Our condolences to the Buendia family. It’s likely someone heard the news of her passing, and the facts got mixed up in the transmission.