My friend Mighty Mom left me a comment on last week's Five on Friday Rick Springfield edition that said, "sigh, one of these days you're going to pick songs I actually know....." so today's set list is for her as well as anyone else who likes a little Metallica in their lives.
This week's set may seem like a bit of a departure from the music that I've posted here in the past but I've always considered myself to be quite diversified when it comes to what I'll listen to as I subscribe to the theory of "if it's good, I'll listen to it" whether it be rock, country, bluegrass, heavy metal, classical, alternative, or what-have-you. With that philosophy in mind, all three of my children have introduced me to music that I might not have listened to on my own and that's the case here as it was my son Michael who first got me to listen to Metallica; as a matter of fact you could say that he and the band were formed at the same time as the group was founded the year that Mike was born - 1981. Besides, if you listen to the set list, you'll hear that it's mostly Metallica's quieter stuff and not some of their louder head-banging thrash metal music. Not that there's anything wrong with that as I personally think that a little head-banging every once in awhile is good for the soul!
With all that being said - enjoy, Sarah!