I’m a little soft-spoken on this podcast since I recorded it at 2am and didn’t want to wake my landlords. Even though I’m soft-spoken, my enthusiasm about this song is LOUD!
Here’s the breakdown:
-My friend Erin lost her apartment due to a fire and she is accepting donations to get back on her feet. Please visit her GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/erin-needs-things
-Cozy Powell’s drum intro
-Ronnie James Dio’s vocals
-The first time I heard it
-How I first heard of Dio
-Rainbow in the Dark and Neon Knights
-The story of Stargazer
-Worshipping the Wizard
-Dio was an atheist
-Relief from religion and faith
-How faith in a charismatic figure gets us in trouble
-Belief versus accepting the facts
-Dying for a belief
-Religion being used as a tool
-Ritchie Blackmore’s solo
-What’s the big the deal about seeing a wizard fly?
-Putting his dream together
-Why are they believing?
-“As he falls instead of rising”
-What the wizard really believed
-A guy I met who guarantees he will fly on his own someday
-The slaves are having doubts
-“I see a rainbow rising”
-Thanking the wizard
-Faith, delusion, blind loyalty
-Slaves having regrets
-The true definition of genius
-A Light in the Black
-What’s the narrator going to do when he/she gets home?
-“Lost and never found” in Dio’s lyrics
-Now having control
-Starting anew with trauma
-The difference between hope and faith
-What can they do?
-Changing your routine
-False idols, faith, delusion and what to do?
-Trump, the Wizard, and belief
-Evidence, reason, science, and facts
-Compromise and the least harm
-Plugs and vocal fry
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