A couple of people have asked me why I created this blog, and I had to concede the point that I did a very shitty job of explaining its purpose, and that I still have a lot of updating to do to make it look better. HTML’s a bitch. I’m still learning.
So why the hell did I create this blog? There are plenty of excellent metal news blogs, all of which will likely do a better job of reporting than I do. If I had the ability to do this full-time, that wouldn’t be the case, but that’ll have to wait at least another year until I graduate (or miraculously find a job before then). But my purpose for creating Metal with Reason is pretty simple: to share.
I have been exceptionally lucky in the last couple of years with metal radio. I’ve found myself in a position where I can interview just about anyone I want to, so long as I make the time for it. I took that for granted for a while, but eventually I felt like by not sharing these interviews or pictures or whatever, that’s the most self-centered, arrogant prick move I can make.
For instance, a lot of people really, really like Megadeth, like, a lot more than I ever will. A lot of people are die-hard Megadeth fans who have never gotten to see them live. I got to see Megadeth on the Rust in Peace Tour w/ Testament and Exodus, and I interviewed Chris Broderick, Megadeth’s lead guitarist.
I don’t say any of that to brag, really. My point is that I have an exceptionally lucky position, and a lot of people would fucking kill me just for the chance to see Megadeth live, or hang out with them, and since I can’t make that happen for everyone, the least I can do is try to share the experience with people, right?
Other than sharing my interviews and concert experiences, I also want to blog about stuff related to metal that’s on my mind. Again, there are plenty of great sites that already do that, but…I dunno, maybe it’s just me, but a lot of it isn’t very credible and borders on being little more than diatribe.
I feel like the metal world could use a little more level-headed, logical thinking. There’s a lot of mudslinging and shit-talking that goes on without any real warrant, and that’s totally not cool. So basically, any time I do a writeup on something, I’ll do my best to have some sort of basis for my claims and avoid just ranting about pointless things that no one cares to read.
So there you have it, dudes. Them’s my goals. I just want to share my experiences and ideas.