Hardened steel heart

Rent apart

By a thought of you


Aching hearts
Worlds apart
Never met
And yet
Beat as one


Here’s To You, Melissa…

18 years ago today, at 8:20PM, you left with the same astral event that, 29 years and 4 days earlier, heralded your arrival. Your time here was too brief, yet you touched many souls while you were here. I’d have gladly traded fates with you had such a thing been possible, but that was not to be. I still miss you. You were a far better person than I will ever be, but your presence helped me to become far better than I was, or would have been without you.

And you know, I still can’t bring myself to watch the damn meteor shower, even after all these years.

This one’s for you, Melissa “The Sentinel – Judas Priest”


Reality is just an illusion caused by a shortage of alcohol. – Jim Grassini


a dark rage, barely contained

constrained and untamed

songbirds lifting the bright morning sun

Soraia: Perfected Musical Poetitude…

Soraia is a band I found out about via YouTube.  I have been blown away ever since!  All I can say is that you need to check them out, both on YouTube, and on their official website .  Read ZouZou’s bio, read everything, listen to what’s there, and get the CD “In The Valley Of Love And Guns”, because it’s awesome.  After listening to it once, I felt I’d shared her soul.  And unwittingly shared mine with her.


My CD and stuff, addressed by ZouZou herself (were I the type to ‘squeee’, I would!)

Her lyrics have a wonderfully confessional honesty within them, and at the same time, a great sense of dare and challenge.  The band is as proficient musically as she is at the microphone, weaving a sound that reminds me of the 60’s.  Those would be, of course, the 60’s of Russ Meyer and James Coburn’s Derek Flint!

Here’s a suggested video sampling:


Love Like Voodoo

Damn Dirty Woman (the first song I heard)

My “Universe As Mobius Strip” Theorem:

The cycle of life isn’t always easy to understand, but if you can embrace it, it will, in turn, take care of you.

OK, so it’s not much as far as theorems go.  But for a Monday, what the hell do you expect?

Ronnie James Dio… RIP

Three years ago today, the world lost one of the best vocalists ever: Ronnie James Dio. His energy, style, talent, and kindness will be missed forever, but his music will never die. Doro Pesch, the awesome German artist, recorded this beautiful song in tribute to the biggest small guy to ever rule Metal music:

Two Quotes For The Day…

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”- Lazarus Long, The Notebooks Of Lazarus Long, by Robert Heinlein

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Catch The Rainbow

When evening falls
She’ll run to me
Like whispered dreams
Your eyes can’t see

Soft and warm
She’ll touch my face
A bed of straw
Against the lace

We believed we’d catch the rainbow
Ride the wind to the sun
Sail away on ships of wonder

But life’s not a wheel
With chains made of steel
So bless me

Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn
Come the dawn


-Ronnie James Dio