Dancing to Music from Hell
Part of my youth died yesterday on hearing of the sad passing of Meatloaf. The man was a force of nature. During my student days at UCG(NUIG), his operatic voice, Wagnerian ballads, music pulsating with pent-up passion captivated so many of our hearts, souls and bodies transforming us at the discos into demonic creatures dancing madly to the strains of 'Paradise by the Dashboard' and then, as if by magic, becoming lovable sweet angels gently holding our partners swaying slowly to the tender sounds of 'Heaven Can Wait'.
Thank you Meatloaf- you were a gift from heaven during that halycon era of the late 1970s-early 1980, giving us so much love, fun and joy. Godspeed agus ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam
A final word of praise to Gerry Sexton, his disciple on Earth who served him so well in his role as Galway's finest college DJ, pumping out the good vibrations at the Beach, the Aula, the International....