Greetings friends, family & fellow readers! Welcome to my blog!
I've created this blog for one simple reason. Music. Yes that is the simplest way to put it. There are thousands upon thousands of other music blogs out there but you stumbled upon this one. My job is to get you interested from here on out. (Now if you're a friend or family of mine I appreciate you reading this. I love you guys) I will fill you in on what is to come from my blog later but if you bare with me, I'd like to give you all an introduction about me, what music means to me, & why I ultimately decided to do this.
For starters my name is Bryan. Yes, Nobody is my middle name! (Not literally, it's Edward....Stop thinking about Twilight) I'm a 20 year old music junkie from a village in Pennsylvania. I enjoy concerts, buffalo wings, Taylor Momsen, video games, & long romantic walks on sandy beaches. (Who doesn't though?)
Growing up I didn't really have anyone influencing on my musical taste. My Mother used to listen to stuff like Prince, Chicago, & Bon Jovi. Not enough to impact me though. My friends, well they all liked rap & mainstream radio. So I did too naturally. 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, & Eminem were my favorite Artists. I remember coming home begging my Mother for 50 Cent's "The Massacre" CD. I had to have it. This was in fourth grade so obviously she got me the CD, censored mind you. I believe I had that CD for a good six months before I finally got tired of it. Still listened to B.E.P for awhile after though.
Jump forward two years to 2006. Around this time I started to listen to some mainstream radio Rock. (Three Days Grace, Staind, Mudvayne, etc...etc...) Fresh outta school, browsing the inter-webs, I came across a Rock music lyric site. It had lists of bands in the Rock/Punk/Metal-core genres alphabetically ordered. I casually browsed the lists. Nothing caught my attention just yet though. Creative band names, one after another. So I get to the E's & browse the list.
Escape The Fate. That was the band that did it for me. They were a up & coming band from Las Vegas, Nevada. One EP & a debut album was just released "Dying Is Your Latest Fashion" on October 3rd through Epitaph Records. Not long after the that release Ronnie Radke was incarcerated, but that's another blog to write about later. The first song I heard from this band was "Not Good Enough For Truth Or Cliche" It caught my ear & unlocked the inner music junkie I would soon become. From that moment on I started listening to bands in similar genres.
The sound of the songs that I started listening too took me to different places. Made me feel better when I'd be picked on. Cooled my emotions down at least. I Am Ghost was another band I really got into. Their songs brought me to another darker world. The power behind the guitars played, the violin, the way the lead singer would sing & scream. It was honestly magical.
Unfortunately that band broke up before I ever got to meet them but that didnt stop Steven Juliano. (Lead singer) After the band broke up he continued to do his thing. He has to be one of the most creative people in the world. So still even to this day I am affected by him, his art & his music. One of the little joys in these discoveries that follow music.
Music just took me from there. I started listening to more & more. Compiling list after list of bands I'd check out next. Downloading what I could from the internet. (Yes I've done it. Who hasn't. More on that another time.) I remember literally having FOUR HUNDRED different bands & singers altogether. Thousands of songs. My Mother bought me my first REAL album. I Am Ghost's "Lovers Requiem" That began my album collection.
Now to wrap this up.
Now that I've explained the origins of my musical interests, I'll get to what these blogs will be about. I have always loved talking or reading about my favorite artists, albums, & concert tours. I also love the feeling of getting someone hooked on a band & informing them about said band. So with this blog I intend to share my opinions about artists, albums, & performances of concerts I go to or have been too. I will post album reviews, & band reviews. Band reviews will have information on the current band & past history with members & labels. I will also post about other music oriented stuff as well.
I hope those that do read this stick with me & support this blog.
I thank all who are supporting me in this endeavor.
Can't wait to see where this goes!