Since Brett and I are not Dio fans it might seem weird to be blogging about his death, but bear with me. Very, very occasionally, we will watch Metal Mania on VH1 Classic. Maybe once a month or so. And every single time they play either Dio's Holy Diver or Rainbow in the Dark. Every time. Sometimes Brett refuses to turn it off until they play a Dio video. We get a giggle out of it. So in a small way, Ronnie Dio has enhanced the somewhat questionable glue that holds us together, the squishy cutesy goo that makes up the vast store of private jokes a couple collects when they've been together a long time.
Rest in peace.