As now part of the Gwarmy I think it’s time I open up to what impact Dave Brockie’s death has had on me. I haven’t written in a while since last week. Okay that’s not long at all but I think it’s time I talk about this. I heard the news about his death on a few metal news pages I follow, starting with Blabbermouth.net. I was like “what? Seriously? Why him?” Since I was only starting to become a fan around the time of his death I think it makes sense that my reaction to this is not as emotional as some of those who are long-time fans.
I really don’t know what to say. At first I used to dislike him cause I didn’t like how he talked shit about some of the things that have been important to me. Like Lordi, to be more specific. But then I realized that he’s not that bad of a guy, they talk shit about everyone and everything. That’s what GWAR does, they hate and kill everything. But what made me warm up to them and listen to their music, I really can’t explain. It happened right around the time he died. He used to make me laugh at some point. Underneath the whole image he was actually a laid back nice guy. But I think it was that he made me laugh was that I couldn’t help but like him at first until I realized he wasn’t so bad after all. Like this video for instance really made me open up to him more:
This one is fucking hilarious and right now I can’t get enough of it. After learning a little more about him, he started to earn my respect.
One of my friends has him as a mentor and he took his death far more differently than I did at the time. What can I say? Well Dave, was a great guy, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else being Oderus except him. He just had to go back to the planet Scumdogia. God, can you give him back please?
So there will be a new frontman for the band I hear, I don’t know much about him but I’m sure he’s a real yawn-fest…………just kidding, I’m sure he’ll do just fine. I kind of now wish I grew to like GWAR earlier rather than right now. It would have been totally different if I got in to them let’s say….when I was 18 maybe. But Brockie wanted GWAR to continue on, even without him, so I’ll bet he is watching from up there and is proud of whatever the band decides to do next, while Oderus is back on Scumdogia doing whatever he is doing now.
Maybe I’ll consider seeing GWAR one day if they roll into Toronto near me, I don’t know for sure yet if I want to go but we’ll see. So without any more further ado-do let’s get on with some of their music starting with this!