“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was born this day in 1966. Pantera holds a special place in my heart to this day. Not only have they inspired countless contemporary metal bands, but the band themselves were influenced by the same Metallica and Iron Maiden records I was listening to as a kid. We lost him far too early and he is missed.
Horror icon and writer, H.P. Lovecraft, was born this day in 1890. How troubling is it that he did the bulk of his best work in the early 1900’s? To this day, Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos is still considered some of the most horrifying stories ever written and still inspires the horror genre as a whole. When I was 15 or 16 I read The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and didn’t sleep well for a week. Lovecraft was an innovator in every sense of the word.
The reading you’re about to hear is nothing less than brilliant.