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    • At the very least, James Foley's murder at the hands of the IS calls for something more than a bloodless Obama yawnfest/press statement. 5 hours ago
    • By trying to become a state, the IS makes it easier--not harder--to annihilate them. 5 hours ago
    • "Mr President, ISIS would like to annex Kuwait" "Well, lets turn every mile of their roads into molten shards of asphalt." "I'm on it, sir." 6 hours ago
    • "Sir, the Islamic State wants to take over the Persian Gulf." "Wow. Pick 1 of their cities and flatten it." "Sir, which one?" "Surprise me." 6 hours ago
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    • @repub9989 SA is where the oil and the holy cities are. If I was an Islamic Statist, that's where I'd be awfully tempted to go. 6 hours ago
    • If the Islamic State wants to form a state, that means they'll have to set up institutions. Which we can then incinerate. 6 hours ago
    • @AspiringThrawn said it: America has the means to deal with ISIS. What it has to muster is the will. 6 hours ago
    • When a basically stateless terrorist group tries to form a state, they give up some of their biggest advantages. We have an opportunity here 6 hours ago
    • IS wants to form a government which means they can't be rootless stateless raiders. They're going to have to settle down and stay in 1 spot. 6 hours ago
    • I said it before; I'll say it again-The Islamic State is a terrorist organization that wants to be a government. That gives us advantages. 6 hours ago
    • Now can we blow up the Islamic State? Like, all of them? 6 hours ago
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    • At the very least, James Foley's murder at the hands of the IS calls for something more than a bloodless Obama yawnfest/press statement. 5 hours ago
    • By trying to become a state, the IS makes it easier--not harder--to annihilate them. 5 hours ago
    • "Mr President, ISIS would like to annex Kuwait" "Well, lets turn every mile of their roads into molten shards of asphalt." "I'm on it, sir." 6 hours ago
    • "Sir, the Islamic State wants to take over the Persian Gulf." "Wow. Pick 1 of their cities and flatten it." "Sir, which one?" "Surprise me." 6 hours ago
    • "Mister President, IS is launching missiles at our allies, the Kurds." "Huh. Turn every bridge they hold into a pile of rubble," "Will do." 6 hours ago

Posts Tagged ‘James Hetfield’

Music Monday Major Key — “Nothing Else Majeur” By Metallica (Sorta)

Posted by KingShamus on January 28, 2013

If you know the original version of the song, be prepared to get mildly weirded out.

Played in a minor key, “Nothing Else Matters” is a brooding ‘us against the world’  manifesto.  “Nothing Else Majeur” is relentlessly cheerful.  James Hetfield isn’t a grizzled road dog but a giddy school boy joyously expressing how much he digs his chick.

Metallica’s self-titled black album, where “Nothing Else Matters” first appeared, was a polarizing affair back in the day.  The dedicated metal-heads who made Metallica a platinum-selling act despite a complete lack of media exposure were annoyed by the group’s bid for mainstream success.  Outside of the thrash underground, millions of fans were stoked by the Black Album’s straight-ahead riffs and Hetfield’s arena-god menace.  Depending on musical taste, Metallica’s self-titled disc was either the end of a great band or the beginning of a string of successful grunge albums.

“Nothing Else Majeur” makes that fan dichotomy even more pronounced, which is kinda hard to believe.

I don’t understand the process of changing the key of a song, but no matter how it’s done this is pretty wild.  Even though I’m not a fan of “Matters”, “Majeur” throws off listener expectations in a goofy yet satisfyingly mind-warping way.  You’ve heard the song a million times, but throw in a key change and it goes from an old radio chestnut into something else entirely.  It’s kinda like taking a longer slightly more complicated ride home from work.  You still arrive at your destination, but you can’t just put your brain on auto-pilot to get there.

I snagged this from the Metal Sucks site.

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