A philosophical band

Back in 2012 on my birthday, June 21st I received my first reiki session ever, which change my life forever. In fact, that day was the kick off of my way out of depression, that lead to founding this philosophical band in 2020: Rock-it-ology. With the launching of my first horrible cover, I feel safe enough to talk about the philosophy behind the band. Meaning the roots of this band against depression.

The difference between us, humans, and other animals is consciousness, which for me means we know we have a soul. Deep in the end we know. Or maybe we are alines to this planet. Either way, is just hard sometimes to stop and think about due to society fast life style. Religion also makes it hard because it sufocates us creating a fear of listening to our own soul (long story that I tell in my book Punkaste the book of revelations). When you combine both it becomes a perfect storm. After all, judgment blocks creativity, therefore how can we create a new world, (better hopefully) with so much judgment? Nearly impossible. I refer world as inner world, which reflects on the outer world. Reason why the first commandment of Rock-it-ology is thou shall not be an asshole with thyself.

Anyways, the great brazilian medium Chico Xavier in an interview once said that kids with special needs, they come back to finish learning what they need to learn from an interrupted past life. Interrupted life you meaning suicide or something similar. Having said that, Luke and I have a deep connection, and we can feel what each other are feeling. Not only that, but we often communicate telepathically and in astral travels. I mean, I could write a book just about those experiences. Anyways, in one of my experiences Luke told me: “if you wanna raise awareness for me, do it for depression”. This happened about 1 year before I watched the interview of Chico Xavier and 1 month after I joined school of rock.

I believe we choose our parents, and the truth is, Luke knew it about my story with depression from the womb, from our conversations. Not only our conversations, but also wife and I talks, because I had just went through one of my biggest crisis. I was doing a lot of therapy on that period and on the 3rd month of the pregnancy I decided to get a guitar. I wanted to get the guitar to learn how to play my favorite songs for him. Songs that guided me when I had nothing to hold on too. Songs that guided me when the only option I had was faith. Faith that I could find a solution other than suicide, after all an Iron maiden song thought me that sucicide was not the solution for my problems. Music helped me when all I had was a dream and following this dream was keeping me alive. Music that helped me choose following a dream over indirect suicide.

Well, I saw the signs, I heard the calling and when you hear the calling, you got to get it underway. One day listening to Shake your foundations by ac/dc with Luke the idea came up: A philosophical band. So I started working to become a one man band, but I must say it was not easy. I had a lot of fear, and fear leads to anger. Well, anger is an energy, so what I did with my anger was learn the drums. I mean, I was already learning the guitar after I finally moved on from my childhood trauma (caused by the roman catholic church); I played the bass in school for a bit, so I just needed the drums. But I was still afraid of being evil from my love for rock and roll. Fear inflicted by the Roman Catholic Church. Specially with the words of Pope Francis about the covid-19 vaccine back in 2021. A month later his statement I got the drums and used my anger to learn and finally became a one man band!

Rock-it-ology a philosophical band against depression. Oh, Pope Francis: FUCK YOU! Now, let’s ROCK! Subscribe to Punkaste TV and stay tuned for new songs and more horrible covers.

Do what you want, I know I did. Just remember, what you do in this life echoes in the eternity. And if you have no idea where to start, just listen to your dreams, the dreams of your heart.

Darth Rirou

Anyways, here we are.

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

No more pills

This shorts I got back in 2019 after at the end of my 50 pounds weight lost. Yeah, I gain quite a bit of weight after I retired from racing Ironman and becoming a Dad.  

My last 2 years of racing I was getting burned out, and my health was declining. Part due to a vegan diet experience, other part from just the nature of the job. Training full time is not easy on the body. Anyways, with everything combined I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2014.

Honestly, my diagnosis was a surprise because I really thought a vegan diet would make me healthier, but it was also a fire starter.  I always had this idea of health being about mind, body and soul, and I knew that I was not healthy. 

Fast forward to 2020 when covid-19 started I knew it I had to be at top shape with my health. Therefore I took a deep dive within to find the root of my trauma. Since, trauma is stored in the body, I thought: “accessing the root of my trauma will probably fix my Thyroid issues, because that’s where the trauma is stored in my body”. So, I did what I do best, followed my intuition and focus on the AIP (auto immune protocol, however I mainly did daily BBQs).

The thyroid is located at the throat chakra, and that was were my trauma was stuck. This chakra is related to self expression, therefore in order to heal my soul I needed to be as authentic as possible. That’s when this blog started to take shape, I wrote my book, and became a one man band with 2 YouTube channels. I also added some icing in the cake with a talk show, focus in talking about healing and music. And guess, what? I am off synthroid. It’s been already 3 months. Not only that, my therapist released me last week. Of course I schedule with her next month to discuss this, but boy, this is a big coincidence.

All I can say is, dreams can really guide you. It’s literally the story of my life. No more drugs! Again, weed is not a drug, I also use that for my soul, but not now. Soon.

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

Versão brasileira, Rirou da Lua:

Episode 1

Everything starts with a Dream. In my case, it was a band. Something that it started long ago but really started to take form in 2020.

Besides my talk shows, something I wanted to do was kinda like a motivacional YouTube channel. So I decided to combine all in one. Here is the first episode, the dream is true.

Versão brasileira

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

When two worlds collide

Last year I got so much shit from being unvaccinated. I mean, been called crazy was the nicest thing. The truth is, and I wrote in this blog before, I question if I am a genius or insane. Either way, my reason for being unvaccinated comes from experience. An experience the came from the battle of 18 ironmans in a search of understanding of a recurrent dream. Well, 2020 came along and that’s both worlds collided, the spiritual and physical, and I came to understand the recurrent dream.

Now, I know I don’t look like the kind of guy that is guided by the star, spirit or even dreams. Well, that is when things get hard because I am. It is what it is and it was not a problem until recently, when it came to covid-19 jab time. My intuition just gives me a big NO and society comes with the shame and blaming game. Sure, me a middle class Dad is the menace to society for trusting my intuition, something that guided me my entire life. Between that and the political game of blame and lies, of course I will trust my intuition more than any Bill Gates, Dr Faucci or Pope Francis.

Now if you care to take a look, read me like a book, and try to understand my insanity, you can. I tell my story raw, just like this blog, in my book Punkaste. Now, if you don’t care, is cool, just don’t be an asshole about it. And if you decide to be an asshole, it’s okay, I won’t be offended. It’s not going to be the first time and most likely not the last time I am labeled as crazy. It is what it is!

Now, in a world where major decisions are made in a handshake, and handshakes are nothing more than a subtle fuck you, I will stick to my intuition. I won’t sell my soul. We still have free will, right? or is all bull shit? Anyways, my book is out!

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

PS: You can read the first 3 chapters here.

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Portuguese version for Brasil.

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