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15 April 2010 @ 11:03 am
Peter Steele dead at 48  
I don't usually post about celebrity deaths because for the most part, I don't know them and while their art might have affected me, for the most part it's just another day. I go "oh bummer, that sucks" and move on.

I did post about Vonnegut though and I'm posting about Peter Steele. Why? Because sometimes an artist comes along that just strikes a chord with you. Something about them speaks to something deeply inside of you. Whether it's their books or their music, it resonates with you.

Type O Negative was one of those bands. Most people didn't know them outside of the 'goth' community. They never had the commercial success they deserved. They never played the big time arenas. That didn't make any less amazing to me though. Their music shaped a lot of my teen years. I think the first time I saw one of their videos was on Headbangers Ball. (Does anyone else remember that? Back when MTV played videos?) Maybe that is why I appreciate them, a soundtrack to my misspent youth.

So here is to you, Peter Steele and your massively huge member (don't believe me, Google Peter Steele and Playgirl). I hope you're rocking it in Heaven.


(And god, if I am this upset about this, when someone in Depeche Mode goes, I'm going to be inconsolable.)
Current Mood: sadsad
Lizlizwontcry on April 15th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be who I am today without Headbanger's Ball. From the age of 12 to about 15 or 16, every Saturday night I'd change channels between SNL and the Ball. I loved me some Riki Rachtman.

Anyway, I'm sorry this loss is hitting you hard. :( I remember Type O Negative, although I'm not very familiar with them.
Kellyxlivvielockex on April 24th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I was so in love with Riki Rachtman, you have no idea. I won't say how old I was when Headbanger's Ball was on. LOL

Unfortunately, Youtube didn't have any videos of Type O that were able to embed or I would have posted videos too. :(
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Kelly: LOTS: Caraxlivvielockex on April 24th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
I was going to embed some videos but every one I found on YouTube had embedding disabled. If you like rock/industrial, they are a great band. Think Nine Inch Nails.

But yeah, I'm better now but at the time, I was gutted.
Angry Scientist: DM:Daveangryscientist on April 15th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
News of talented people passing is always so depressing. And so young, too :(

And speaking of DM, Dave's colon cancer news last year left my panicky for days...
Kellyxlivvielockex on April 24th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh god I know. I felt the same way. Honestly, when someone in DM goes, I'm going to have to seek grief consoling, ngl.