No one has challenged me, but I feel like sharing some cultural things that have shaped, influenced, or moved me.
First up – Ronnie James Dio. He got a lot of crap for “dark” imagery, fantastic/fantasy elements, etc. I’m here to tell you RJD was so damned wholesome, it wasn’t even funny. He addressed child abuse (Invisible), transgenderism (Invisible), mental health (many, but Rainbow In The Dark for sure), Gaslighting/domestic abuse (Between Two Hearts), Parental gaslighting/abuse (Twisted), and so much more. His songs were couched in dark mystery, introspection, but were universally self positive, uplifting, and encouraging.
I want to take a moment to welcome an old friend to the “blogosphere” and to TattooedDad.com. Agrippa – purveyor of fine techno-industrial musics – is now writing at agrippa.tattooeddad.com. He’ll be chatting about life as a musician, father, husband and all around dude.
Take a moment, and check him out.