Very tired this morning. Miss D. and I returned late yesterday from a three-day road trip to Kansas City, where we attended the memorial service for one of her cousins. It was bitterly cold (in single digits in KC - yesterday morning was in the low 20's there, while our home town in Texas was in the 70's! Bit of a contrast . . .). The roads were largely free of snow and ice, but the other vehicles were kicking up a lot of salt brine from the surface treatment - our car looks a bit like a saltcicle in parts! Car wash, first thing Monday morning . . .
Anyway, without much time to prepare this post, here's one of the more interesting songs from Metallica: 1984's 'Fade To Black'. It's a combination of power ballad, heavy metal and some very dark Gothic themes. It repays listening with an open ear.