Thursday, January 19, 2012

Metal Brain

I'm trying so hard to write an excellent blog post about my rediscovered love for heavy metal, mainly thanks to the slew of metal documentaries I've watched over the last several years and the brilliance of VH1 Classic's "Metal Evolution" (made by the same guys at Banger Films who did one of my fave metal documentaries, Metal: a Headbanger's Journey), but I'm all slow and boring this morning. I get so charged up when I watch the show (DVR'd and snuck in whenever I can find a moment or my mom babysits), but then I run out of time and never get a chance to use that energy for the good of the blog! As of right now, I'm in dorky pajamas, I have a cold, and I am getting ready to go see "Chipwrecked" with my daughter. So un-metal. Hopefully, I'll find my groove and get that post up, but in the meantime I highly recommend checking out the show and the movie. I also just watched another documentary by the same guys at Banger Films about Rush called Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. Amazing. I'd love to write more about Rush, too. Geez, obviously, or at least at the moment, music writing is not my calling. Although, hopefully I get across music fandom in my novels. That feeling in life when MUSIC IS EVERYTHING.

Dude, this post is a dud. I give you permission to smash it against some amps. Perhaps the Chipmunks will inspire me to write my Great Metal Post. That, or smash myself up against some amps.


The Erratic Blogger said...

I really like to read musician biographies and things. I read one about the Mama's and the Papa's that was great and Please Kill Me about the rise of punk music was also awesome. This is kind of a dud of a comment.

Sometimes in the car I catch Dee Snyder's House of Hair and I have to use my metal voice to yell "house of hair."

Julie H said...

I just finished a Janis Joplin bio and am now attempting "Mustaine" by Dave Mustaine. I would love more music bio suggestions, seeing as I'm headed that way.

The Erratic Blogger said...

The Beatles by Bob Spitz is necessary. Well, it is if you're a big Beatles fan. I never say the Beatles are my favorite band because I assume it's a given. I also assume this is true for everyone else.