Monday, May 17, 2010
Ronnie James Dio of Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and of course, Dio, died today. He'd been battling stomach cancer for a while and he died peacefully in the hospital after getting to say good-bye to his loved ones. I never saw him in concert but he was on my top 5 to see live before I died list. In every interview I've read with him and every clip I've seen of him on TV, he came across as the kindest, sweetest man who just loved metal and loved to perform. He was always so well-spoken and charming and I really would've loved to meet him or at least attended a concert. Here's one of his songs that though cheesy, has always inspired me and made me smile especially on walks home from school when I'd just be in a foul mood. Embedding is disabled on the actual video but it's on youtube.
Friday, May 7, 2010
As you may have noticed, I have a new layout! The black background was getting too hard on the eyes and I feel the classic black & white image with the Metal Lord font aka the Iron Maiden font better helps get the point of the blog across. It is still lead by Madonna, the first and foremost muse, but I'm slowly integrating my other interests and inspirations and drawing correlations from the contrasting elements of my life (such as loving melodic death metal while wearing a flowery, sequined dress and lighting sandalwood incense) as I move forward with the tasks and switch this from a countdown to a fairly regular, active blog. Meanwhile, here are some images from the various blogs I follow, listed on the left, that encourage me to maybe start my own fashion blog along with keeping this a daily diary of sorts. I've "met" some of the most wonderful people through following their fashion blogs and it's just so amazing to see how clothes can translate to life and living. Some might think fashion is superficial and a rather dim-witted endeavor but I see it as art. Just like writing is art. Or music, architecture, painting, sculpting, even welding. I believe art can be found in anything and just because it doesn't have a classic muse like Terpsichore or Calliope to back it up, doesn't mean it can't reach beyond the traditional realms of creativity. Because that's what art is; reaching past what's been done and finding some original way you can make it your own.