Bleed for Me

I was randomly going through my music the other night and I came across this song. I had totally forgotten all about it. After listening to it, I was very disappointed in myself. It is too awesome of a song for me to have forgotten it.

I wonder how many other songs have fallen through the cracks on me…

Through the Never

I have a playlist in my car that hovers around 700 songs. It takes me about 30 minutes to get to or from work every day (if there’s no traffic….which there usually is), so having music in my car is a must. I also have to have a variety, hence the 700 songs. I’ll just start my car, hit the random button, and hit play. Most of the time, it’ll give me a good mix of songs.

A few days ago, however, it randomly picked 3 songs from Metallica’s Black Album to play back to back. It started with The Unforgiven, then Sad But True, and finished with Through the Never.

Once the final song began playing, a thought occurred to me, and that thought was “For the past 20-something years (25 to be exact as I just Googled it), this song has gotten the short end of the stick.”

When you think of Metallica songs, which one is the first one that pops into your head? If you’re anything like me, it’s Master of Puppets. Start thinking about other ones. Is Through the Never in the top 5? Top 10? Top 20? Hell, I’d be willing to bet that most people wouldn’t have it in their top 5 from the Black Album. Most people would probably name the other two I’ve already mentioned plus Enter Sandman, Wherever I May Roam, and Nothing Else Matters.

To me, that’s a shame.

Now, I will admit that The Unforgiven is my favorite song on that album, but Through the Never is easily the second. And, the more I think about it, it kind of bothers me that it doesn’t get the love it deserves.

I may not change anyone’s mind with this post, but I hope you all at least give it a listen. It’s an awesome song.

Your Weekly Soundtrack 9/10

For the past week, I’ve been sick (it’s actually been over a week, but who’s counting). I’m feeling better, although I am still congested. Because of this, I didn’t feel like coming up with songs of my own, so I asked you for yours. A number of you suggested songs, so I’m going to pick a few of them, then finish the list off with a few of my own. If you want to suggest songs for a future soundtrack, feel free to send them from here.

Our first song comes from J. It’s Precious by Depeche Mode.

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My Almost Soundtrack: 9/4

With the holiday, my days have been messed up. Plus, my job has been messing with my schedule and I’ve been bouncing around.

On Sunday, most of my family came over for a cookout. Twindaddy brought his three boys. Our younger brother brought his two boys. My mom and Mrs. Revis’ dad showed up, and he brought my niece (my wife’s sister’s daughter) with him. Needless to say, with all of those kids running around, it was crazy in my house. I got to avoid most of the craziness, as I was manning the grill most of the time.

While it was cool that I got to spend some time with them all, there was also a downside to it. My younger brother, and his kids were sick. So, I woke up on Monday (my paid day off) and I felt like crap. I spent all day with my wife and daughter (who were also not feeling good). Had we been feeling good, it would’ve been the perfect day. Continue reading

My Weekly Soundtrack: Remakes

I know I haven’t done any of these soundtracks the past couple of Tuesdays, but I have good reasons. Last Tuesday was my birthday, and the Tuesday before that was my wife’s. As much as I like sharing music with you all, I’m not going to be giving up birthday time with my family to do it.

In honor of my return from break, I will be doing a special soudtrack. This week I will be focusing on a particular type of song: remakes. Continue reading