Shawn Mahaney

Last Updated: 11/21/2009

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 38
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 

Current mood:Buttressed
Category: Life

A Hard Habit to Kick

Hard rock, that is.  And that's 'habit' as in the garment.  You may remember this guy.

Cesare Bonizzi, aka Fratello Cesare, is a practicing Capuchin monk.  And for years he's fronted a serious metal band!
See, "This Monk Rocks Harder Than You"  [with video link]

"I don't play to draw people closer to Christ, to the church, or to religion. I do it to convert people to life, to understand life, to grab hold of life, to savour it and enjoy it. Full stop."

Well, it seems 'full stop' as come to mean.... full stop.

"Brother Metal Quits Music"
""The devil has separated me from my managers, risked making me break up with my band colleagues and also risked making me break up with my fellow monks. He lifted me up to the point where I become a celebrity and now I want to kill him," the monk said in his farewell video.

The video shows one of the monk's band members shaving off Bonizzi's long mane of white hair as a sign of his turning a new leaf on life.

It seems having his own Wikipedia page was too much.  So I guess we're going from this,

back to this.

But don't lose faith! 

"Bonizzi, who fell in love with heavy metal when he attended a Metallica concert some 15 years ago, says fame had put him on the wrong path. But he still thinks heavy metal can be a means to spread the gospel message of peace and love.

"I think that metal is the strength of music itself. Metal is a brother," he said in the video.

Currently listening:
Dio - Holy Diver Live
Release date: 2006-05-30