Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I'm sure you'll find this a bit weird, but I felt a bit restless tonight so I shuffled back to the computer to blog and surf and whatnot. I pilfered about the iTunes library trying to find the right thing when Metallica jumped out at me. Amazingly, metal is what I needed to … calm down?

I know, it doesn't make sense.

But it worked. I felt much better. It's been a while since I've had a hit of Metallica and I grooved while I played. Go figure.

Music is a technique I discovered years ago. I tend to get distracted, but when I close the door and crank the music and I can focus and work for hours – sometimes to the point that I completely ignore things going on around me.

Research studies support the use of music to help youngsters work and focus. I suppose that is a by-product of our current society. I listen to music when I drive, work, think and write. The only exception is math and reading. That's why I will use music in my classroom. No Metallica for the kiddies.


Jason said...

New Metallica or old Metallica?

Jack said...

Old Metallica, natch. The newest album I own is Reload and it's okay. There are some good songs on it. It's hard to have the same angst when you are 40, married and have kids. They can't just be the same.

I'm still listening to it the next day.

Jason said...

Ah. Then I approve. Really, I stopped listening after the black album. :)

Complaint Department Manager said...

Write this one down: Me and Jason are in COMPLETE AGREEMENT here.