Dio.Rainbow in the Dark-The religion of anti-religion
This song is an anthem of metal. It is also a signature song of an artist.
Ronnie James Dio is iconic in the world of metal. If you are a fan of rock music- you know this song–if you are a fan of metal-this song is probably branded to your soul and you are baptized by fire with it.
“That is a little strong Mr. Cave Guy”
Whoa…there!… casual music person that was searching for climbing gear and somehow found my website and then clicked on a couple things because you were intrigued by a Radiohead song.
I am not blaming the song.
“When there’s lightning – you know it always bring me down
‘Cause it’s free and I see that it’s me
Who’s lost and never found
I cry out for magic – see it dancing in the light
It was cold – lost my hold
To the shadows of the night.”
Blaming Dio for someone indoctrinating themselves in the world of metal and all it stands for is not what this is about.
It is about us and how we turn everything we like into a religion.
From Star Wars to Marijuana to “My little Pony”—-we as humans have this need for spiritual structure and instead of abandoning it altogether; replace it with anything we find lying around.
Going to church is like going to shows-you meet up with other followers-you throw up your hands in exaltation and you get some more metal religion.
You dress the part – you walk with the other lost souls and convince yourself that the rest of the world just does not get it.
Now –we are getting a little “culty”
In this age of making no money from actual musical product-Bands are forced to market as the whole experience—they have to sell the tickets and the merch in order to make any money.
The music game is becoming like pro wrestling-the W.W.E business model is the future of music. We already have the V.I.P experience and special limited edition boxed sets- Look for action figures and candy bars arriving real soon….can’t wait to bite into a chewy Marilyn Manson!
W.W.E as religion? Farfetched? Have you talked to a 35 year old wrestling fan—-please don’t— and there are plenty of them out there.
I could go on but I am getting off base.
This is a great song-I like this song.
We all have times that we feel abandoned and have lost all hope so we all can relate.
I just don’t think we have to live our lives like that every single day and believe that that is the correct way to view ourselves.
Because-it is a bloody miserable way to go.
\m/ from the cave!
You know I love you metal guys and girls out there- so please tell me how wrong I am with this post-would love to hear from you!