My friend Samie had the idea for this particular mission, and earlier this summer we embarked on a field trip to scoop up some dirt and present it as a gift. If you've been following along on this blog you know I am a card-carrying member of the Grave Dirt Crew. I believe this was the fifth successful delivery - something we continue to do as we know our efforts have made an impression - getting special mention in two live interviews as well as two print interviews with lead singer Ville Valo. Lest you be confused, gathering dirt is a way we honor respected departed souls. The collection is now more than a dozen bottles - poets, musicians, writers, and actors that we know Mr. Valo would appreciate. The latest presentation is that of Peter Steele, singer for Type O Negative - Mr. Steele was from Brooklyn and we passed it off on Saturday, perfect timing as it was the last night of the HIM tour.....and we saw them perform in, you guessed it, Brooklyn.
EDIT: I've been asked about the graphics - the green circle with the line through it is the band logo for TYPE O NEGATIVE.
Here's one of the mentions....proof that he doesn't think we're nuts, and that it isn't a dark thing, just cool.
CLICK HERE to hear it on youtube, scroll forward to minute 16:50 for the audio evidence, transcript excerpt below.
Link to full interview transcript HERE.