AND COFFEE FOR ALL
By Angela Garrity, Guest Blogger
James Hetfield of Metallica has been a lot of things, but now please add coffee table master craftsman to his list of accolades.
Blabbermouth explains that, “A longtime vintage car enthusiast, James had been restoring classic cars for many years and has honed his welding skills while doing so. To expand on those skills, along with developing a new creative outlet, he has built a pair of one-of-a-kind coffee tables dubbed "The Covid Collection by JH".
The maple butcher block and steel table set were created in Hetfield’s garage and will be awarded to one lucky winner complete with signature and certificate of authenticity.
“Every $10 donation = 1 entry, and all proceeds benefit All Within My Hands and the foundation's work supporting the welding programs funded by the Metallica Scholars initiative. Contest ends Tuesday, June 30.”
All Within My Hands is a non-profit, philanthropic organization created by the members and management of Metallica dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. 100% of donations go directly to local organizations that the Foundation supports.
This one is on James, apparently.
“Hetfield's table collection seems to be a humorous reference to METALLICA's 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed, "Lulu". That album's first single, "The View", featured Hetfield's curious lyrical assertion, "I am the table," which quickly became a meme.
Asked in a 2016 interview with Metal Hammer how it felt to be the subject of all those "I Am The Table" memes floating around the web, Hetfield said: "It's funny. I love it! I love that, I guess, there's a certain look that becomes a representation of sarcasm, or humor, or idiocy. I love the fact that we're recognized, and I've got no control over it. What am I gonna do other than laugh at it and enjoy it?"