Readers- Here’s the ‘Why the hell I run this blog’ post.

​I think it’s time for a little reflection on the blog and a little chance for you all to get to know a bit about me and my journey into the world of indie music. Well, growing up I was surrounded by killer music, my pops is a punk rocker at heart but has quite an eclectic taste in music. I credit him for my own broad musical tastes. I grew up with The Clash, The Ramones, Tom Petty , Devo, Robin Trower, etc. playing in my house. My first CDs, at age 13, were Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ and Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album (aka Weezer)’, which fueled my own long, passionate, continuing love affair with punk. But, as many Jr. Highers and High Schoolers, I was forced into the pop music pipeline because I listened to the radio constantly. This lasted until about Freshman year of college when I started to lose faith in music in general. The craptastic, unemotional lyrics started to irritate me, and my love of music sadly went onto the backburner. Fast forward to a few years ago, when I came across a couple of specific indie bands (they will remain unnamed to keep this general) by pure coincidence and they solely reignited my love of music. I found bands that actually write their own lyrics, experienced what their songs are about, truly put their heart and souls into it, and were(are) talented enough put on an insanely addicting live show. Independent music became my solace and I was exposed to many, many more bands like these first two. The rest is history. I almost feel as after being exposed to indie music, where I believe the TRUE musical talent in this world lies, I was unplugged from the main stream musical ‘matrix’ and I am damn determined to never look back.
​ Now, I have nothing against those who dig pop music. Hell, there are still some pop bands that I am a fan of because they have established themselves as having true talent. However, I am determined to help people expand their musical tastes into something that is really, truly worth the time, money and listen. THAT is why I run this blog, these bands need to be known, if I can turn ONE more person onto their music, then I have done my job.

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