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.