What an exciting day! We had the superbowl, groundhog day, and now there’s snow!
This week, we’re going to be rocking hard, with five straight days of heavy metal tracks selected and explained by Mr Clark. Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the early 1970s with roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock. The bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, energetic beats, and overall loudness.
Black Sabbath are considered by many as the godfathers of heavy metal. Their sound was loud, abrasive and completely unrestrained. The unique vocals and ever-so-dark lyrics of legendary front-man Ozzy Osbourne combined flawlessly with powerful guitar riffs to create music with an otherworldly sound.
The song Iron Man tells the story of a person who time travels into the future and sees the apocalypse, and, in the process of returning to the present, is turned into steel by a magnetic storm.
Grade 6 Girls Rec volleyball team: Practice today at lunch in the gym. Bring your lunch at 12 noon.
Boys 8 short meeting in M. Duval’s room to organize rides for today at Lansdowne. Practice at 12:00 as well. Good luck to the Boys team.
Remember to dress warm outside and enjoy a taste of winter! If you need tips on surviving in freezing temperatures, check with someone who has experienced REAL winter in the rest of Canada. This is just winter for beginners. Expect water to freeze, thaw and refreeze, as the temperature hovers around zero, making things icy outside. Thanks to the custodians for the extra work they’re doing spreading salt.
We’re going to send you off with a tune recorded by Simeon, Ben, Nathan and Cohen. Hopefully the first of many recordings of classic theme songs played by saxophone requests. If you’re making music, be sure to get us a recording that we can play for the school. Stay tuned tomorrow for day two of your heavy metal education.