Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love Signs, Dance Moves & Death

Even if you do not listen to rock music all that much, songs like Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark must have passed through your ears at some point of time. Ronnie James Dio was the man behind these rock classics.

Am not a diehard fan of Dio and dont really follow his work but hearing about his death from a tweet made me do a quick Google search to confirm this sad news for rock music fans the world over. I'd actually got
this news from a tweet on a popular technology website which had Twitter feeds embedded in one of its pages. Had to mention this just in case my boss thinks im wasting office time reading music news...

Anyways ... for those who might not know, Ronnie James Dio is credited for popularizing the  \m/ hand sign - the [devil'] horn...or to put it more mildly the 'rock on' sign. Featured here is a photo of a person showing the sign..but  in this case's a little different.. its also used as a Texas Longhorn sign...

Not to be confused with the hand sign for 'I Love You'.

My wife gave me this piece of information and we used to show each other this hand sign while we romanced each other, dancing around the trees in the Victoria Memorial grounds....

Now here is a photo of Barack Obama flashing this 'love sign'....notice the thumb sticks out..

Now, for some piece of information...interesting / amusing ... depending on how you take it.
The person who 'invented' this love hand sign was supposedly an 'occultist' ....meself was smiling ear to ear as i read this line on this site....and headbanging in agreement as i linked it to Dio' devil' horn sign.
Those who 'know' me should not at all be surprised that i read all these kinds of brain draining enligtening subjects with the sincerity of a doctorate research scholar...

Heres my own contribution: .. LOVE ..backwards is EVOL... evol ...evil...get it? the evilution... }:-)

For me it all links up.. the Illuminati - Barack Obama - Love/Devil Horn hand sign ... and of course 'rock music = devil' music....Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne who is  = The Prince of Darkness.. his successor
as vocalist in Black Sabbath = Dio. Dio's last album with the band members of Black Sabbath who 're-grouped' themselves as Heaven & Hell had a song titled Bible Black.....

I've even discussed this music and Lucifer relationship a bit in an old post of mine.. Music Origins: Jubal Cain..

...and recently i came across this video on YouTube.. "Slayer goes to Church" .. a must watch..with audio on for full effect. NOI. In case this video is longer available here on my blog do a search on Google for the same.. hilarious.

Okay im going too far.. I repeat, no offense intended to anyone... In fact back at home folks dance in church.. dancing to frenetic/fast drum beats..I guess it's the drums that really drives people to headbang to heavy music or do amazing back flips in church ... yes on occasions you'll see the dancers performing back-flips/front flips on the church dance floor!!!! and that too mostly middle aged women folk...

I'm still feeling a little sad that i missed the chance to hear and witness Chris Adler playing the drums... and of course the rest of LOG in Bengaluru.....maybe a day will come when i do get to see them..
But not a chance anymore to witness a rock legend who could have probably made it to India... - R.I.P Ronnie James Dio.


  1. Hmmm... interesting how you got from love to evil, I pity your poor wife.. "Honey, I love you"(soft and breathless), "You evil woman!!" *douses her with holy water* :ppp
    No offence...:D After all, its only Rock n Roll..
    And anyway, being married to a Devils fans must have inured her to all your craziness..

  2. *love the slayer goes to church video. never did listen to much of the dio-style metal somehow. though i *do (still) listen to JP's painkiller when i need a bit of a head crunch.

  3. ~ Shuakshuali yes yes Love2evoL took a lot of research work and blackmagic to get to }:-) ..and yes i sing all kinds of songs for my wife ranging from Megadeth's She Wolf to Roy Orbison' Pretty Woman...

    ~ feddabonnepic video it is :D..and Painkiller is my favourite JudasPriest song!!!!

  4. Welcome to the new world, where all the latest breaking news about ANYTHING will be brought to you through twitter.

    RIP Ronnie.

    \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/

    Ps. Your youtube video link has been removed.

  5. ^^ thanks for the tube notice... i've embedded again from another source..

    yep..Tweet tweet!!!
    even without logging in... staring at the Twitter homepage feeds is bound to give one some "important" news..