(Anesthesia) Pulling Heart Strings
It’s interesting what gets attached to our sense of beauty and joy. How memories, things we connect to in our early (and formative) years can bring us into a moment of reflection. Well, this is true for me, anyhow.
I found myself a bit surprised by the reaction I had when I got to hear the recording of the San Francisco Symphony’s Scott Pingel performing a tribute to Cliff Burton on the new Metallica Album S&M2. I can remember being blown away by Burton’s solo so many years — decades! — ago. Hearing this tribute actually brought tears to my eyes.
I can’t imagine that Burton had this kind of reaction in mind when he wrote his famous bass solo. But I do imagine that he wanted it to go right to the heart.
Where all good music is meant to go.