Not to put too fine a point on it, i am definitely not what you might call a typical Korn fan, old enough to be a lot of folks mum, and some their granny! That said i have had a lifetime to indulge in some of the finest, and crappiest, music and performances from a really eclectic range. And, as i found with my own kids, (in their late 30s now), some music and musicians span ages, and some i followed, and knew in a few instances, still hold sway in new forms of music all these decades on. From what i have learned of JD especially, there are musical influences from decades past in some of Korn's music, let alone the personal ones. And i can hear some of them in odd tracks here and there. It gratifies me that good sounds from whatever source or era can worm their way into the music produced today. More refreshing still is the acknowledgement of those influences by the musicians themselves.
So, now you know i am an old girl, but that does not make me less a living, feeling human being, one who has had one hell of a life, parts both uplifting and fun, with some almost destroying, some events that have happened on the way were not meant to have been survivable, all make me who i am now. So why am i here? Because i have had a yen for metal in all forms for a long time, interspersed with other musical forms, and when you get some of the best in ages carrying along some of the most understandable lyrics, what's not to like? As i have discovered, JD's lyrics have hit the spot with so many, and it has been a privilege to have travelled through all of Korn's music and seen how life's events have shaped those words and the passion behind them, how the journey has effected both him but others going through similar situations. All i can hope is that, one way or another, those words never dry up, because life goes on and good and bad keep happening no matter what age you achieve, or what path life takes.
Blathering on, yes, i know, but i just wanted to say thanks to JD for one song in particular, Lullaby for a Sadist. Some will have listened to it and enjoyed it for the melodic qualities within, and some of us will have understood more deeply what those words meant. For me, the coldness grips the heart, the mind, the body too, the deeper it's felt, the more divine it feels, and whatever follows is so devastatingly amazing because of it. i never want to lose that incredible sensation. To have someone put into few words, but with understanding, how some of us feel when we play, it's wonderful! Thank you so much, JD, it's gratifying to find others who understand and aren't backward in coming forward, if that makes sense?
I hope what i have written interests someone or other, if it pisses folk off i will stop and move on, but personally it feels right that i can just let my thoughts out about something that means a lot to me, even if it might be a bit weird that i am sooo old!!!! Long may we enjoy Korn, and remember, your ears still work when you are in your dotage!!!