One of my posts from 2011 confused me. I was wondering if I was having one of those "Adrian" type moments that I am known for. I mean, when I confuse even me I know I am out there. I simply wrote:
Here's something for all my bourgeois headbangers, "I AM THE TABLE!!!!!!" For the rest of you, I'll explain later.
So what the hell was I thinking. I then looked under the comments and found this:
Go to the 2:10 mark:
Then it hit me. It's from the song "The View," by Lou Reed and Metallica. James Hetfield just keeps repeating over and over that he is the table. My thoughts on this back then were this:
I couldn't do it. I just couldn't justify paying a total of $17 for the new Lou Reed/ Metallica album. James Hetfield may be the table, but I am not an idiot.
I then went on to say:
The songs I have heard sound like two albums playing at the same time. I just don't get it.
Also, why is James the table?
I would say that James owes us a heck of an explanation. I suspect this would be his response.
I found this video and it made a lot of sense to me. Watch it, and I think everything will be explained.
I got to thinking about it, and there are a few things that I am okay with James Hetfield being.
1. The Master of Puppets.
2. The Thing That Should Not Be.
3. The Unforgiven.
4. The Harvester of Sorrow.
5. I would even settle for James being Some Kind of Monster.
But I just can not accept him being "The Table."
Now that it's four years later, I wonder if I can find "Lulu" in the 99 cent bin? Then I might be able to give the entire album a proper listen.
Now that I have bitched about this song and album, I wonder what my next Metallica song that I bitch/blog about will be?
Here's a hint: