Champagne for Metallica this time

This month, it has been 30 years since Metallica was formed! Could you get any better excuse to talk about Metallica again?
This is worth eating pie. And some background information.

In October 1981, the band was formed. It was Lars Ulrich, the drummer, who placed an advertisement in a newspaper. James Hetfield and Hugh Tanner answered. Five months after they met, they officially formed their group. Later on, Ulrich was brainstorming with a friend who needed a name for his metal fanzine. In the end, they had to choose between Metal Mania and Metallica. Ulrich encouraged his friend to choose Metal Mania so that he could use Metallica for his band (sneaky!). A second ad was placed and this time, Dave Mustaine answered.
In 1982, their first song ‘Hit the Lights’ was recorded.

That was only the beginning of thirty years.

In 1982 Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammet joined the group. Dave Mustaine was kicked out because of his drinking and drugs problems. In 1984, their first album was produced, Kill’Em All. Not much later they already produced their second album Ride The Lightnening.

But it wasn’t all glory and growing fame. On September 14, in 1986, a bus accident caused the death of Cliff Burton. He was only 24 years old. A tragic death.

But the group didn’t split up.
In 1991, they produced The Black Album, which became their most famous album.

Their succes continues, but their sound changes.

They have a lot of great songs though. In 1999 they performed with the San Francisco Orchestra, recorded on S&M. This song has such an amazing intro that you should listen to it, whether you like Metallica or not.

There are also their very famous songs, like this one:

And while listening to this (very great) songs, don’t forget to enjoy your pie.

Until it sleeps

By now I must seem to be a die-hard Metallica-fan. I’m not a die-hard, but I like them, yes. I stumbled upon this song yesterday, because I needed loud music. LOUD but not scream or black metal etc. James Hetfield was what I needed. (And the rest too, but I’m not a die-hard so I don’t know their names 🙂 – shame on me though! ) This songs says exactly what I feel, or rather: I’d like some more sleep :). But no, really, it’s a great song, everyone can see it the way they want. It can be about so many things that it speaks of us all.

Sleeping is important, you know. And you dream about what happens to you so you can handle it the next day. Sometimes I really recognize things that happened once and then occur in my dream. But sometimes I wonder why o why I dream what I dream. Sometimes it just seems that my brains are fooling around. Deliveres some good stories the next day :). And surprises you: do I really have that much fantasy?!

Have nice dreams.


Imagine… you’re in a great city, a city that lives, a city that is beautiful. Imagine that it’s your last evening there, that you regret that, that you want to make the most out of it. That you, and all the people there with you, are walking over the bridge where everyone is walking, and then it starts raining really hard, out of nothing, and everyone flees. Imagine that three young guys then try to dry their instruments, because they were playing music on the bridge. Imagine that the people, hiding for the rain, start clapping, that the boys decide to start playing music and then play Metallica on cello while it is dark as if it’s night and it rains as if you’re in a movie.
Imagine that you never forget that moment, and that you might remember it before all other things that happened in that city. Because it was so unexpected and beautiful and it was this kind of thing you can’t plan. It just happens and it makes your day.