Friday, October 10, 2008

It is Once Again That...

...time of year, my favorite season arrives with a body check into the boards. Hockey season is here, and I am so ready for it.

Tonight's home opener is against the Columbus Blue Jackets. I am looking forward to a strong opening by the Dallas Stars. I am really excited about this season. I think Marty has matured to the point where he is ready to take this team to the Stanley Cup.

On an unrelated note: Last Monday the pistolero mentioned that he thought Metallica's latest album was "the best thing James Hetfield and the boys have recorded in 20 years." I responded with a question, "Have they finally gone back to making music instead of a buck?" I'm one who thinks that Metallica had the potential to be the best Metal band of any genre, ever, and they blew it. They sold their soul to the almighty dollar and suckled at the hind teat of the goddess of commercialism. They became a stage act, the Backstreet Boys with attitude.

The pistolero then reviewed the album in the post With Metallica's "Death Magnetic," What Is Old Is Once More New, a review which prompted me to download the MP3 of Death Magnetic. I am listening to it now, on the sixth track. All I can say is Wow! After all these years, Metallica is back.

Opening night of hockey, listening to some great new tunes by Metallica with a half empty glass of Hobgoblin Dark English Ale in front of me. Nice start to the weekend.

5 comments:

Ol' Grey Ghost said...

Duuuuuude,

Give me Simon & Garfunkel, or Peter, Paul, & Mary, or even John Denver. If I want to hear that much metal being randomly clanged together I'll go to a auto-salvage yard and watch the car-crusher do its thing...

JR said...

A childhood spent listening to Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass has consequences.

dw said...

i had a herb albert album when i was 8. great stuff.

the pistolero said...

If I want to hear that much metal being randomly clanged together I'll go to a auto-salvage yard and watch the car-crusher do its thing...
I used to think as much too, but once I sat down and listened to it, my perspective was changed completely. It takes serious talent to play like they do, particularly like they do on this new record and their first four.

Ol' Grey Ghost said...

"It takes serious talent to play like they do,..."

I didn't question the band's talent (if you can play a musical instrument you have more talent than me) but only facetiously expressed my displeasure with the genre of music that they play. But that's the beauty of the free-market. We can all find our niche, pay for it with our hard earned dollars, and then sit back and enjoy...