So guys, St. Anger is 15 today. I Iike this album despite the trash can for a snare and no solos from Kirk. And if you've seen Some Kind of Monster, it helps appreciate this album a little more in my opinion.
SO I forget exactly what tempo this was, it's either 90 or 95 bpm, but I think I'm getting the hang of sweep picking faster than my brother thought I could. I know I still suck but I think I've made some good progress over the last few weeks. I'm not saying I'm amazing or better than anyone else for getting the hang of it because this still sounds mostly like garbage and I'm pretty inconsistent. But I'm proud of myself because it took my brother a while to get where he is (which is like full 6 string sweeps) and I'm decent with two and meh with three at the moment. I'm just happy because this is something I've been wanting to do for a pretty long time and if I can only end up mastering two strings, I'm completely fine with that. I'm going to work on maybe getting up to 115 bpm today for a three string.
Chris Cornell passed away one year ago today. I woke up that morning and within five minutes of doing so, my brother rushed into my room to tell me that he had died. And I didn't believe him. So I looked it up. And sure enough there were articles all over the place saying that Cornell hung himself in his hotel bathroom.
I had the government HSA (some state test) that day for like three or so hours and I almost cried a bunch of times at my seat thinking about Cornell's suicide. When I got home I just listened to Soundgarden and Audioslave and cried. I had those songs stuck in my head for the next week. I wish I would have had the opportunity to see him perform live because he was an incredible vocalist with so much power and emotion in his voice.
All of these deaths of musicians and others have made me realize how short life really is and it sucks. Cornell was just over 50 when he died.
Rest in peace Chris ♥️
I think I'm ok with slower tempos but I'm still so inconsistent. This is from a few days ago but nothing's really changed so this is still pretty much where I stand right now. And it's before I put new strings on so I'm missing the first two.
May 10th, 2017 was probably the happiest day of my life. In second grade I literally got on my knees and cried and begged my dad to let me go see Metallica with him and my brother and he said no. He promised me he'd get me to one of their concerts one day. That finally happened a year ago. I saw them with A7X and Volbeat and they all put on an incredible show. I almost cried during half the songs on Metallica's set. When I got home I cried because I was probably the happiest I've been in my life, but I was also kinda bummed because it was over. I walked into AP Gov second period the next day and my neck and throat were killing me from screaming the lyrics and headbanging. But it was worth it. Thank you @metallica for being a part of my life 🤘🏼
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