I was in the Beer Store last night and Man On The Silver Mountain came on. I can not explain the feeling of elation I felt while completely surrounded by beer, and hearing Ronnie James Dio. I was getting a few odd looks as I was singing along with the rock God.
I missed my opportunity to post about the 5 year anniversary of my favourite singer, but I will raise a beer in his honour, and include a few of my favourite songs of his.
His voice was easily in the top ten vocalists of all time, and at least on par with Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford.
I never got the opportunity to see RJD perform live. I was invited to see him with Heaven & Hell when they came to Toronto. But I remember saying “Next Time“. Of course there was no next time as he died shortly thereafter. That is easily my biggest music related regret I have. I have since done whatever I can to see a band I enjoy live, especially aging rockers. I suggest to all to do what you can to see your rock heroes.
As I leave, I want some music to represent my love of beer. It is not near as strong as my love of all things Ronnie James Dio, but I love it just the same.