I owe the love of many of my favorite things, some of my knowledge, and my sense of humor to my brother. He has taught me so much about life, pop culture, and how to recognize beautiful souls. Being 11 years my senior, he had a big hand in my upbringing, he is my confidant, my best advice giver, my go to joke person, and the best gift my parents ever gave me!
When I was around 4 or 5 my brother introduced me to one of my favorite bands:
I know you’re all surprised right?? I mean who would have ever thought I liked Metallica? It’s not like I posted 8,789 posts about them when I attended their concert last October! Haha.
I actually get that a lot, though:
“What? You like Metallica? But your so sweet….”
My response is always “And…….?”
Anyway, I was probably the only kid in kindergarten who knew all the words to “Sad But True.”
Imagine this little 5-year-old going around singing “Do my dirty work, scapegoat!”
Metallica has been there for many of the ups and downs in my life. Their music has helped me through anger, grief, bouts of depression, they motivate me to workout, clean my house, and drive fast. Yeah, I’m sure they’re to blame for a speeding ticket or too. But one cannot listen to “Give Me Fuel,” and not drive fast!!
I met my husband and he too is a huge Metallica fan, so of course, we had to play them at our wedding!
I remember looking over at my brother when this song started playing at the reception and he gave me the nod of approval.
I saw them live for the first time last October and it blew my mind!! My neck hurt from headbanging, my throat hurt from screaming, and my ears wouldn’t stop ringing for days to come, but it was all so worth it, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!!
I have a lot of admiration for these men, as humans, as musicians, and song writers.
Metallica, one of the biggest bands in the soundtrack of my life!!
I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites:
Hero Of The Day
Until It Sleeps
Don’t Tread On Me
Turn The Page (Original by Bob Seger)
Loverman (Original by Nick Cave)
Whiskey In The Jar (An old Irish Drinking Song, made famous by Thin Lizzy)
Am I Evil (Original by Diamondhead)
Love & life lessons,