Susan’s Music Talk: Sing with Me!


Last night was that night again. That night when Jews all over the world gather around a ceremonial table in comfort and luxury. They drink four cups of wine (yep, you’re supposed to get drunk! One of two Jewish holidays where this happens). They eat horseradish, among other foods, fine and foul.

And the smart ones among us choose a most unfortunate time (according to everyone else) to break into song.

Yes, boys and girls, in answer to the famed question, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” the answer is:

We all become Metallica fans.

Let my people go, land of Goshen
I will be with thee, bush of fire
Running red and strong, down the Nile
Darkness three days long, hail to fire”

(Lyrics copyright 1984 by Creeping Death Music, used here entirely without permission, with the sole intent of having fun and educating the non-Metallica loving public — the poor sods — to how relevant this band is to our daily life. Legal, please be nice to me. Again. Don’t make me take these down. Have someone grant me a license to post this, okay? If I’d thought of making this post sooner than five minutes ago, I’d have asked permission beforehand. I know who to talk to, and you guys know me. I’m more harmless than gefilte fish is foul. Happy Passover.)

I was going to embed this video, but it seems I need to tinker with the code to do that, and the Tour Manager is (most likely correctly) convinced I’ll nuke the entire operation here at West of Mars if he lets me tinker with the code. So… click this link and sing along with James! Don’t forget to chant!



  1. bethanie

    March 30, 2010 12:57 pm

    Well, golly — i could be all about a religion that has supposed-to-get-drunk holidays! 🙂

    Thanks for the link too! Don’t think I own that song and will have to go buy it now (so, yeah, don’t make her take down the lyrics please – she just sold you a song!)

    And Happy Passover, Susan!
    .-= bethanie´s last blog ..Struggle =-.

  2. Lesley

    March 31, 2010 12:17 am

    Okay, that sounds like one heck of a fun holiday. I would have preferred video of you singing it. 😉

    what the heck IS a gefilte fish anyway? hehe Gonna go google it now..yes, i am!

  3. Sandra Rose Hughes

    March 31, 2010 2:19 pm

    What an interesting take on passover! My family and I are Christians, which as you know has its roots in Judaism, so we usually celebrate passover as well- at least some version of it. Cooking with only passover-friendly foods is a special adventure.

  4. Alice Audrey

    April 10, 2010 12:27 pm

    Looks like so far, so good on the permissions.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Perspective =-.

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