Interview with Darth Rirou

Fatherhood Rocks: So, you just made your very first record, how does it feel?

Darth Rirou: Wonderful because it is literally a dream come true. A childhood dream.

FR:A childhood dream, what do you mean by that? 

DR: Yes, it is kind of a long story but learning how to rock and make music was a dream of mine since I was 7 years old. Never had the balls to pursue. I mean I had a band in high school but nothing serious. 

FR: Who is this album for? 

DR: Well, it’s for kids from around the ages of 5 to 12. For me those are the ages that usually shape your purpose in life. Especially 9, 10, 12 years old things really start to change. Was right around that time my depression started to kick in. This album is also for any adult healing their inner child, I mean I believe is great for anyone working on their traumas and fears. Certainly it is for me. 

FR: Why are you a myth?

DR: Well first when I left the Royal Caribbean cruise some friends of friends in Brasil were saying I jumped from the boat and swam to shore, in order to escape. Second we gonna find out on halloween 2021 *laughs*

FR: What are the songs about?

DR: Everysong has a meaning but the whole album is inspired by my kids and what I want to pass on to them.

FR: What was the hardest part?

DR: Facing my fears and hearing myself. It’s always weird at first. 

FR: A music inspiration for you? 

DR:Lemmy Kilmister, in fact the idea of Rock-it-ology comes from his song… “Rock it… it ain’t no crime.”

Chapter 11: Be a punk

When I first step on a stage exclusively to sing a song I was almost 40 years old. Not going to lie, I was nervous as fuck of course because any artist would be, the same way I was nervous for all my ironmans. However this time was different, I was in fear. Fear because all of that had a meaning to me, like a metaphor. But thanks to weed, I able to chill and thanks to coffee I had the energy to do it as well. Which by that way, I just learned this is called Hippie speed ball! LOL!

The metaphor is simple, singing represents gaining my voice. So, in a way that show was my step out of depression something I have been dealing with for a long time now. Something that started around 7 years old with guilt, that I carried for years without even realizing. Anyways, that is a long story that became a book. Now, there is a sentence in the song I sang “all apologies by nirvana ” that really touch my soul: “Everything is my fault”. That explains everything in depression, at least in my depression. For ages, I really thought everything was my fault, and I never even had a chance to defend myself. I had no voice, I couldn’t speak, I was afraid of speaking. Now, I can recognize and deal with it using my “voice”. So yeah, that was a huge night for me, and I was only able to do so because I am a punk.

I have so many reasons why I needed to step in that stage and rock. Truth being said I was only able to do so because I am a punk and that is why I teach my kids to be punks. Funny thing is, when I said that only a few people got it because nobody really know what it means to be a punk.

First, being a punk is about being authentic, being true to yourself and embracing who you truly are. Quite simple!

Second, is about following your dreams. Nothing to do with money, I mean your real dreams, you know, the dreams of your heart. That sparkle of light that we all have inside. That something that makes your soul light up! (Note: sometimes might be a real dream)

Third, being a punk is recognizing that we are all souls. I mean we are very similar in the biological level, however in the soul level we are all unique. We all have something to learn and something to teach in this life.

Now you just have to keep in mind is that life will challenge you no matter what, so you can either enjoy the ride by following your dreams (heart) or you can make the challenge of life miserably challenging. I choose to follow my dreams. For example, I have been wanting to do my philosophical YouTube channel show but never had the balls, so this week I finally launched the coffee with weed talk show. I talk show with myself, you know, when you need an expert opinion you have to ask yourself.

The best part is that the show is in English and Portuguese, just like the punk rock songs for kids. Therefore today I am launching my cover song in Portuguese called a barata (the cockroach).

So be a Punk, ambrase your assholeness and shine were the light doesn’t shine. I choose religion for many reasons, but most because they are the first ones to fail in reconize souls and our uniqueness. Ironic, right? Because they sure preach about it, but actions speaks lauder than words.

Punkaste,

Rirou

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