Heavy Metal, creative commons, Rio DiAngelo
- The Telegraph reports that, as slashdot puts it, gifted children find heavy metal comforting:
"Participants said they appreciated the complex and sometimes political themes of heavy metal music more than perhaps the average pop song. It has a tendency to worry adults a bit but I think it is just a cathartic thing. It does not indicate problems."
I certainly found heavy metal a great solace in the confusing years of adolescence. Heavy Metal and Punk bands sang about topics as disparate as social justice, military history, classical themes, alienation, and the like. I could relate to that much more than the vapid pop of the day. (It's only now that I am an old sod that I can appreciate vapid pop.)
- A highly recommended blog entry on Creative Commons copyright licensing by Jason Scott.
- The LA Times has an excellent interview with Rio DiAngelo, a member of the Heaven's Gate group.