Hit So Hard
April 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Hit So Hard is a documentary that focuses on the Patty Schemel, her time in the band Hole, her pitfalls into substance abuse and being able to turn all of that around. The documentary is equal parts inspirational, depressing, and at times disgusting. Disgusting to see what heroin, crystal meth, and other hard drugs can do to the lives of so many. It is a shame that even after so many people have fallen pray to these entrapments, that more people come along still thinking that they can grab hold, and at any point that they’d like overcome whatever pitfall they might have fallen into. Not judging, because I think people need to do what they think is best with their life, their kids, career, etc. I guess it’s just part of the human condition to think that you’re indestructible, and can overcome anything without any consequence to you, or those around you. Although the high may last hours, whatever it is you’re trying to run from will still be waiting for you on the other side when you come down.
In any event I really admire her as a musician, and enjoy a lot of the music she released while in Hole. I do have to admit that I have not really followed her career since. Thanks to this documentary I will go back and check out some of the other albums she’s played on. Hopefully her story helps others that are faced with similar issues, inspires people to play music, inspires people to be who they are, no matter what their sexual orientation may be, and gives them an appreciation of someone who was very influential (even if it was in a subliminal way) to a generation of music lovers.