A World Wide Metal Family
This weekend I attended a backyard party for a friend of mine and had a good time also seen something really cool…. what I seen and heard in this semi lighted back yard were 3 bands. 2 were old school Death Metal and the 3rd I have no idea what you can call them but none the less they showed up to play. Watching this made me reminisce about playing back yard parties when I was a teenager and some of the pitfalls and victories.
(band before you taking too much time setting up and breaking down their gear, the Police showing up for the first time of the night, the super drunk person in the pit and just the over all gathering it self, Admiration from your peers)
I do look back to what was and what is and it seems about the same. I had this saying stuck in my head
“All this has happened before. All this will happen again.”
It was a very surreal thought for me that all of this has gone past the bounds of time and it was like reliving the past all over again.
The other thing that came to mind was where in the world is this same scene playing out?
I often see Metal like a plant or flower ready to sprout and spread its seeds where the winds take them to start a new. The really cool thing is we are all from the same seed pod we are bound by the Metal that flows through our veins.
We create bands because of our forefathers who paved the way for us to live on in their foot steps and somewhere in the world right now someone is picking up a guitar for the first time or drums or bass.
The love of Metal is what’s burns inside of us were all brothers and sisters in Metal we are a driving force in music if something is in our way we should band together when something has threatened what we love.
The Bill Ward/Black Sabbath turmoil that landed at our doorstep was a good example of us banding together and in one voice made it known that we would not accept anything less than the original band!!
To see how many people responded this story made me much Honored and Proud to be part of a larger family \m/ this is what I preach about in life and also this Club.
I started this not to be self serving because I don’t have an ego that needs to be fed but to do the same thing as those many voices who cried out did… To Bring People Together as Family!!!
A German poet named Friedrich Schiller once said “Even the weak become strong when they are united”
My Goal is to empower people never to enslave them to a cause. What I have created with the help of my brothers and sisters will always be about the Music, the Bands and being a Metal Family. Being a real Family is knowing when times are tough you can reach out to someone via phone or what ever medium you choose and speak to someone who is a real brother or sister to you’re in your time of need. We all have good times and bad times in life and like the Prophet Bill Hicks said once “Life is a Ride” sometimes the ride will bring you great enjoyment and in other cases sorrow. We get by because we know someone is there for you to pick you up and say “I got your back Brother or Sister”
If you really take a long look at it all we have family everywhere and just because you don’t see it with your own eyes does not mean it does not exist. Our numbers stood up to something we all believed in and accomplished something great. Now can you imagine what we could do if put a little more effort?
Food for thought….
In Metal…. \m/