Aziz Ansari is responsible for this having wiggled its way into my head – sorta. Obviously – he writes even though if it’s obvious why do you need to tell everyone? – as a white guy who spent most of his life as a bit of an outsider, Master of Puppets has been a part of my musical biography, so it isn’t like I was unfamiliar with the song. And obviously, as a white man, I’m a racist who isn’t woke, so Aziz doing anything shouldn’t matter to me, and yet it does now. See, what had happened was, after Randy got caught trying to have sex with a willing woman – a crime – he had to reinvent himself, and as part of that reinvention he learned to play the guitar. OK, only some of that is true: I’m not sure if he’s really reinvented himself, and he said he learned to play the guitar when he was 14, but he definitely tried to have sex with a willing woman, that much is true. I promise.
Long and short, I heard a brief clip of him playing Master of Puppets and thus it got stuck in my head which leads to me putting it here which lead to you clicking out of interest (or pity) and which finally ended with you now listening.
Let’s do it.