Fri, 21 May 2010
Taking a look at the start of one's journey on a spiritual path -- and why it doesn't matter what anyone else may think of it. Musical feature is the Rhythm Devil's "The Center". Email: email@example.com
RJD, I\'m still trying to get over this one too. Here is a little blog I wrote on a music community site I belong too (HardRockin80.com). Thought you might want to read this: \"I got a little free time, which is rare in my house, but took the opportunity to remember Ronnie over the years. In my loft, where my music is, I lit a candle, put my Dio Anthology import into the player, sat down and just took it all in. I recalled the first time I heard the BS album Heaven and Hell, blasting on my brothers 8-track in his car. I recalled going to Vinyl Discoveries, a long gone little vinyl shop just inside the Balto city lines, and buying the import 12\" Rainbow in the Dark single with the killer artwork. I recalled a high school friend of mine, an amateur vocalist, that was so into RJD\'s stuff, that his nickname became Dio. I recalled the first time I heard Dream Evil and ran out the next day, to Camelot Music (another long gone store) to buy the vinyl, of what would become my favorite Dio album. And I recalled seeing Ronnie, with the amazing Heaven and Hell, 3 years ago, and being the first time I had seen him live, I was completely floored. His voice, stage presence and love of the audience was everything I thought it would be and more. I spent weeks going around saying, that without a doubt, RJD was the greatest frontman of all time, no contest. I\'m glad I got to see him before he left us. He inspired us all, he made all us metal heads feel like we were one big family. He spoke up for us, he spoke to us like we were all his own kids, and for those that listened, he taught the world that the music and culture that we have and still love, is credible and can contain kindness and intelligence, even amongst the chaos of crazy sounds that come pounding off a heavy metal stage.\" His spririt will live on, but we\'ll miss him on this plane...