The rest of your life is a long time and whether you know it or not it’s being shaped right now. You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world, that’s just the way it is but for the most part you get what you give. Let me ask you all a question. What’s worse not getting everything you wished for or getting it but finding out it’s not enough? The rest of your life is being shaped right now with the dreams you chase, the choices you make and the person you decide to be. The rest of your life is a long time and the rest of your life starts right now.
Spastik Children was a punk band founded by Fred Cotton, James McDaniel and Rich “Jumbo” Sielert (of Pillage Sunday). Sielert, the drummer, was later replaced by Metallica’s James Hetfield. Jason Newsted played one show with the band. Spastik Children allowed the members of Metallica to have fun and explore a less serious side of their musical talents. The band performed only in clubs and bars in Northern California. Their music was a raw punk style, occasionally performed with little or no rehearsal. James McDaniel and Fred’s influences for Spastik where bands such as Fang, Flipper, Pillage Sunday and the Mentors. Cliff Burton and James Hetfield were original members, Kirk Replaced Cliff after his passing. Jim Martin later joined the band as a second bass player. The music was according to friends of the band was amazing at times but mostly hilariously atrocious.
Paul Baloff (vocals) James Hetfield (drums) Cliff Burton (bass, vocals) Gary Holt (guitar) Kirk Hammett (bass) Jason Newsted (guitar,vocals) Jim Martin (bass, vocals) Doug Piercy (guitar) Jose Valdes (rhythm guitar) Rich Sielert (vocals) James McDaniel (rhythm guitar)
“I mean, I’ve known these people longer than anybody in my life almost…” ♥ “As the years went on we fought and made up, we learned from each other, we got in trouble, we grew as actors, we grew as people, and we were given a ridiculous amount of grace by our crew & producers.”