My friend, and fellow music lover, Jason introduced me to the band Old Man Markley. Right away, I fell in love! I love punk and I love country, put a little twist on it and you’ve got me hooked. The first song I listened to was, “For Better For Worse.” My first thoughts were: Flogging Molly and Mumford & Sons! I just found out they’re playing Stagecoach at the end of this month, which made me realize how badly I’d love to attend. However, not at $255 a pop on StubHub! Enough of my babble, listen to the song that got me hooked:
I have had many debates in recent years about whether or not bands following the Warped Tour to promote themselves in the parking lot is “right” or “fair.” From my first summer on the tour until now, I have fought hard to prevent “leech bands” from sucking the lifeblood out of…
This was my reaction: This post coming from an organization that stands for supporting independent artists is kind of baffling. I’ve met a lot of great bands in parking lots that, a couple years later, were on a Warped stage. It’s just the same as promoting outside Chain Reaction - what’s their harm? They’re working their butt off to get heard and that’s what it’s about right? Not all bands “know” the right people to get on Warped, or have the money for tons of publicity/advertising/fancy website design/etc. The hustle of getting your band heard is part of being an independent artist, so how can you call that stealing? Asking people to listen to their music and buy it if they like it, isn’t taking away from anyone else on the lineup.
Not sure why this made me so upset, but it really did.
Super stressed about work stuff for all of Bamboozle weekend.
However, I am ecstatic I get to see my family since I only see them once or twice a year. I will be hitting almost all of the boroughs as per usual to see them all, but its worth it just to hear my mom yell “My bubula!” when she sees me.
ahhhh, the year I went with you to Bamboozle was one of funnest (most fun?) weekends I’ve ever had! Wish I was going.
I’m moving home to Whittier, getting reacquainted with my family and looking forward to watching my niece grow up. Plus, I’ll be able to see my best friends again on a regular basis and see what life has to offer us. Why does that seem so weird?
Fuck them all. It took me 6 years because I was searching for what made me happy. Honestly, half of those people that graduate in 4 years end up with a degree that is no use to them. If it makes you happy, do it. Ignore what everyone else says, it’s not their life.
John Lennon, “Imagine (Remastered)” U2, “Walk On” Bob Dylan, “Shelter From the Storm” Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around the World (Live)” Lady Gaga, “Born This Way (Starsmith Remix) Beyonce, “Irreplaceable” Bruno Mars, “Talking to the Moon (Acoustic Piano Version)” Katy Perry, “Firework” Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)” Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You” Madonna, “Miles Away (Live)” David Guetta, “When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland)” Eminem, “Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)” Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch” Josh Groban, “Awake (Live)” Keith Urban, “Better Life” The Black Eyed Peas, “One Tribe” P!nk, “Sober” Cee Lo Green, “It’s OK” Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You” Bon Jovi, “What Do You Got?” Foo Fighters, “My Hero” R.E.M., “Man On the Moon (Live)” Nicki Minaj, “Save Me (Clean Version)” Sade, “By Your Side” Michael Buble, “Hold On (Radio Mix)” Justin Bieber, “Pray (Acoustic)” Adele, “Make You Feel My Love” Enya, “If I Could Be Where You Are” Elton John, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” John Mayer, “Waiting On the World to Change” Queen, “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody” Sting, Steven Mercurio & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “Fragile (Live in Berlin)” Leona Lewis, “Better In Time” Ne-Yo, “One In a Million” Shakira, “Whenever, Wherever” Norah Jones, “Sunrise”