I had a difficult time deciding on a web address for my blog. Since I’m known for having thousands of song titles stored in my head, ready to be rattled off at any second, I decided to look through the more than 12,000 songs in my iTunes library for ideas. I arranged my music library by artist and started going through the list. Bruce Springsteen begins with a “B” and my best friend often joked about every one of his songs being about a road, highway, etc. Although I see his point, I could not turn a Bruce Springsteen song into web address for my blog.
The Clash are one of my four favorite bands of all time, but I was unable to turn a Clash song into a web address. In what seemed like an hour later, I came upon another of my four favorite bands of all time: Metallica. As soon as I saw “Wherever I May Roam,” I thought of myself and the fact that the greatest days for me are usually the ones where I wake up and decide which direction I will go in.
This morning, I listened to Metallica (the “Black Album”) from start to finish (well ok, I skipped the 8th song) for the first time in many years. With Metallica and Pearl Jam, I rarely listen to their studio work because I have dozens of live Metallica shows and hundreds of live Pearl Jam shows. Since they are probably my two favorite live bands, I rarely listen to their studio work, but this morning I made an exception.