Who would’ve ever thought that Master of Puppets, a record made by a band hovering way left of the mainstream in 1986, would be granted the honor of being added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress? It happened today as Master was selected as one of the 25 new sound recordings added to the registry of works that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Whew, that’s heavy!

The selections this year bring the total number of recordings to 450, as the program began in 2002, and we are proud and humbled to join such icons as John Coltrane, Merle Haggard, Santana and George Carlin, among others, in this pantheon of American recordings as 2015’s inductees. Master of Puppets is a collection of songs that we consider a defining moment in our formative years and the honor bestowed upon this album is beyond thrilling...

 

 

2015 National Recording Registry (Listing in Chronological Order)

  1. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"—Columbia Quartette (The Peerless Quartet) (1911)
  2. "Wild Cat Blues"—Clarence Williams' Blue Five (1923)
  3. "Statesboro Blues"—Blind Willie McTell (1928)
  4. "Bonaparte's Retreat"—W.H. Stepp (1937)
  5. Mahler Symphony No. 9—Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor. (1938)
  6. "Carousel of American Music"—George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Arthur Freed, Shelton Brooks, Hoagy Carmichael, others (September 24, 1940)
  7. "Vic and Sade"—Episode: "Decoration Day." (June 4, 1937) Radio
  8. The "Marshall Plan" Speech—George C. Marshall (June 5, 1947)
  9. "Destination Freedom"—Episodes: "A Garage in Gainesville" and "Execution Awaited" (September 25, October 2, 1949)
  10. Original soundtrack from "A Streetcar Named Desire"—Alex North, composer. (1951)
  11. "Cry Me a River"—Julie London (1955)
  12. "Mack the Knife" (singles)—Louis Armstrong (1956); Bobby Darin (1959).
  13. Fourth-quarter radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlin's 100-point game (Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks)—Bill Campbell, announcer (March 2, 1962)
  14. "A Love Supreme"—John Coltrane (1964)
  15. "It's My Way"—Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964) (album)
  16. "Where Did Our Love Go" (single)—The Supremes (1964)
  17. "People Get Ready" (single)—The Impressions (1965)
  18. "Mama Tried" (single)—Merle Haggard (1968)
  19. "Abraxas"—Santana (1970)
  20. "Class Clown"—George Carlin (1972)
  21. "Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios"—The Beaux Arts Trio (1972)
  22. "Piano Man" (single)—Billy Joel (1973)
  23. "Bogalusa Boogie"—Clifton Chenier (1976)
  24. "I Will Survive"—Gloria Gaynor (1978)
  25. "Master of Puppets"—Metallica (1986)

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22 March 2016
21 March 2016

Rather than be a spectacle, I would rather learn and participate...

 



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15 March 2016

'I dupnie promień z Saturna. I będzie koniec ¶wiata...'

 

 

'Mistrz zabronił się zawrzyć w trumnie, bo chciał jak najszybciej zgnić, co by być żarciem dla li¶ci. Kazał ino zabalsamować swoje rzeczy, jak jaki¶ faraon. Bo godoł, że cowiek jest nieważn± chwil± w życiu przedmiotu…'

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23 February 2016

 

Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russian: День защитника Отечества) is a holiday observed in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and several other former republics of the Soviet Union.

 

 

It is celebrated on February 23, except in Kazakhstan, where the date is May 7...

 

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The final day of China's New Year celebrations is the Lantern Festival – the middle of the opening month of the lunar calendar and thus the first full moon of the Chinese year. 

The festival, which dates back more than 2,000 years, is marked around China and several parts of the world with celebrations and spectacular displays of light and craftsmanship.  It is marked on Monday February 22 in 2016...

 

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I don't believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms..

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms..

And I don't believe in the existence of angels
But looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you
To each burn a candle for you
To make bright and clear your path
And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
And guide you into my arms..

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms..

But I believe in love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candles burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore..

Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms, O Lord
Into my arms...

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Your butt is mine
Gonna tell you right
Just show your face
In broad daylight
I'm telling you
On how I feel
Gonna hurt your mind
Don't shoot to kill
Come on

Come on
Lay it on me
All right

I'm giving you
On count of three
To show your stuff
Or let it be
I'm telling you
Just watch your mouth
I know your game
What you're about

Well they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
But my friend you have seen nothin'
Just wait 'til I get through

Because I'm bad, I'm bad come on
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again
Who's bad

The word is out
You're doin' wrong
Gonna lock you up
Before too long
Your lyin' eyes
Gonna tell you right
So listen up
Don't make a fight
Your talk is cheap
You're not a man
You're throwin' stones
To hide your hands

But they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
And my friends you have seen nothin'
Just wait 'til I get through

Because I'm bad, I'm bad come on
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again
Who's bad

We can change the world tomorrow
This could be a better place
If you don't like what I'm sayin'
Then won't you slap my face

Because I'm bad, I'm bad come on
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again
Who's bad

Because I'm bad, I'm bad come on
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again
Who's bad

Who's bad?

 

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29 January 2016

 

Why is it so hard
To make it in America 2x


I try so hard to make it in America
A land with milk and honey,
A land supposed to be built with love
It take love and understanding
To live and let live
I was born in Gainesville, Florida
I traveled for and wide
then i moved to Brooklyn, New York
Had hard times...

So I say to myself
Looks like nothing gonna change
I got to move away from here
I wanna save New York
A little town they call Poughkeepsie

Got me a job
To get away from all this stress
But I can't get away
No matter how far I went
Looks like nothing gonna change...

 

 

This world is going up in flames
And nobody wanna take the blame
Don’t tell me how to live my life
When you never felt the pain

Ooo ooo ooo

Come on, babe
They don’t hear me cry
They don’t hear me
They don’t hear me cry
But what I gotta do

I can’t turn my head away
Seeing all these things
The world is burning up in flames
And nobody wanna take the blame

You, oh you
You, oh you
Me, oh me

They don’t hear me cry
They don’t hear me

It’s killing me, oh babe
Come on, babe
Gotta be a better world
Gotta make it, babe
Gotta make it right...

 

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