June 15, 2009
This is for you Miss Hannah! I hope you make an account on Polyvore! I would make you sets all the time, I promise!
I thought I’d add pictures of William Beckett, Travis Clark (and Danny), and Alex Gaskarth because you met each of them!!! Those two books (“Twilight” and “City Of Bones“) remind me of you whenever I see them at Barnes and Noble (or in my house). We both have a hunger for the internet so I added a Dell computer, not a Mac. ;) We share the same support for To Write Love On Her Arms, (by the way, I went to Hot Topic recently and they weren’t selling any of their gear, weird right?) and remember we’re jacket buddies ’cause we have the exact same hoodie… though mine is getting a little small. I know you like Buffy The Vampire Slayer; and Panic At The Disco is your favorite band (make sure you click the song link or whatever so you can hear thirty seconds of your favorite Panic At The Disco song play!). Well, I’m going to stop listing things out because I’m pretty sure you know what they stand for and why I added them to your set. But if you do have any questions feel free to ask! You’re one of my best friends, no lie. <3
May 21, 2009
In the words of Doug H. being a musician takes three things, hard work, hard work, and more hard work. “Does anyone here love music?” Doug asked. Most of the audience replied yes, then Doug asked again, “Do you really love music? And I mean love. Not just, Oh yeah, I ‘love’ music.”
That glamorous life you have all heard about, it isn’t real. “About one in a million bands get the limousines, concerts, and money,” Doug said. If you truly enjoy making reckless, yet joyful noise on your instrument of choice then go for it. But if you really love it then you won’t just practice oh say, thirty minutes a day. Doug continued, “We’re talkin’ three to five hours a day and you practice that long because you feel like you need to.”
According to Doug H. as a musician you are never simply finished. There is always something to work on, something to improve. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t become a musician. It’s hard to pay rent et cetera. And it is extremely hard to “make it” as a fellow musician. If you are passionate about making and listening to music then all the fame, glory, and money shouldn’t matter. Some people may ask why you would “throw away” so much to be a musician, but it’s what you want and you do it because you love it.