On Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

I am anger,
under pressure.
Locked in cages,
a prisoner; the first to escape.

I am wicked,
I am legion.
Strength in numbers, a lie:
the number is one.

I, I, I
Everything that I see is for me.

Yes, I am giant,
I'm a monster.
Breaking windows in houses, buildings of glass.
Rebel, rebel,
holy outlaw.
Ride together,
don't try it; the power's in one.

I, I, I
I am standing alone,
but I can rock you.
I, I, I
On the edge of the blade,
but the knife can't cut the hero down.

I am virgin,
I'm a whore.
Giving nothing,
the taker, the maker of war.
I'll smash your face in,
But with a smile.
All together:
You'll never be stronger than me.

I, I, I
Right here on my own,
But I still rock you.
I, I, I
Don't follow behind, just leave me on the outside.

I, I, I
I am standing alone,
But I can shock you.
I, I, I
On the edge of the blade,
But no one makes the hero bleed.

I am hunger,
feed my head.
All together:
you'll never, never make the hero bleed

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On The End Of Comments

I remembered my The Awl comment log on pusword

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm 0

On Book Sold

@Brad Nelson Deleted by drug user

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm 0

On Lena Dunham, Adele, Lady Gaga, Amy Adams All Very Ugly, Says "Esquire"

@Lindsay Robertson "Southern Face"

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 10:58 am 3

On Hair Curliness Explained

"You're a SCIENTIST that's so exciting, so tell me what you do?"

"It's not interesting, let's talk about something else."

"You think I'm *stupid*."

"No no it's not that, but it really isn't interesting."

"Please tell me."



Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm 3

On An Unexpected Masterpiece

@Art Yucko The Strokes really meant a lot to me in my life right now when I was 40

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm 0

On Twitter Taking Free Speech Away From Innocent ... Nazis?

Posting swastikas on Summer of Megadeth I make sure to do both right and left hand versions

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 10:37 am 0

On A Handy Test for Reddit Users: Are You on the Internet Right Now?

Dude I'm *in* the internet

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm 2

On This Is Probably Paul Ryan's Favorite Rush Song

@LondonLee Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act,
With insufficient tact,
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact.

Living in the Limelight,
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem.
Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation,
Get on with the fascination,
The real relation,
The underlying theme.

Living in a fisheye lens,
Caught in the camera eye.
I have no heart to lie,
I can't pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend.

All the world's indeed a stage,
And we are merely players,
Performers and portrayers,
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage.

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm 0

On This Is Probably Paul Ryan's Favorite Rush Song

those who SOUGHT

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm 1