Thursday, May 29, 2014

Banjo Metal Apocalypse for a Brighter Day

This video actually inspired and energized me. It helps that this guy knows how to shoot and edit a video. Stick around for the crescendo — with spoons.

Frankly, I’ve never been a big fan of metal. I respect the technical prowess required for a proper shred, but it all seems like thin soup to me: bang your head to the shred, that’s it. The lyrics remind me of the wannabe edgy stuff I wrote in my notebooks in high school, and that’s never a good thing. I need a song to carry me through the day, “sounds that recognize the pain in me,” as the old ‘90s pop song goes.

Here, I’ll take the sharp, calculating intelligence and raging energy I recognize in this and make the most of my day. Forget Throwback Thursday. Let’s move forward for a change. 

This photo is an old Internet Classic by itself.