17 May 2010

In Mourning

It is with great sadness that I say:

Rest in Peace, Ronnie James Dio. ('Though to me you shall always be Johhny Del Rio). We loved you for your awesome rock finger sign, your weirdo I-never-would-have-gotten-laid-without-rock looks, your unfortunate legacy as the "other" lead singer of Sabbath, and your completely incomprehensible lyrics. (Seriously. I read the lyrics to "Holy Diver" today. I am a college instructor of the English language, and I couldn't make heads nor tails of it.)

You were a rock underdog but will be remembered as a rock alpha dog. Today I make the devil horns sign not only with my hands, JDR, but also with my heart.


qwanty said...

I thought of you.

Old Man Duggan said...

So it takes the death of a pint-sized rock god to get you to crawl out of your hiatus hole?

KRD said...

Thank you, Qwanty. And happy belated. I actually bought you a card this year. Maybe I'll actually send it next.

OMD: be on the lookout for a post entitled "My Hiatus Hole." You actually hit on something.