Perhaps I am the only one that does this, but I can easily spend hours daydreaming and planning what the future is going to be like. Or at least, how I want it to be. My career, all though I am still not getting paid for any of this, is really picking up, and I am beginning to fully believe that it is indeed possible that I can become just as well known, if not more so than Bryan Stars and Alternative Press combined. It won't be easy, but life isn't easy, so why would I expect it to be?
For some reason, I felt like talking about what I envision Immortal Music to be like in the future. Near or far, I am not certain, but slowly Immortal Music will be shaped into exactly what I want it to be. I want it to be a magazine one day, sold in stores just like AP does. I have enough fans now that I do believe that one day people will be subscribing, or trying every month to go to their local Hot Topic stores and book stores just trying to find the latest issue of Immortal Music. I dream big, can you tell?
Right now though, I found myself thinking about what I want the office to look like. All magazines, after they get big enough, have their own office, with their own staff. Its a long way away, but one day it will happen. For now everything is made from a pen and paper, and then either a laptop that generally sits on my kitchen table, or a desktop that's in a corner of my parents bedroom.
One day, I will have my own space to work with, and everyone can guarentee that it will be anything but ordinary on the inside. On the outside, it will be simple enough, I picture just a plain building, with the Immortal Music logo just above the door. For now, I see that as something like Hot Topic's old logo, only slightly different. That may be subject to change, but I am not sure just yet. I have time to figure all that out.
You'd walk into the lobby of the building, and there'd be a desk in the front that also has the Immortal Music logo on it. Someone would be sitting there, and you'd probably hear some sort of music playing. The walls would be covered with concert posters, past and present covers of Immortal Music, and would be colorful. Even though Immortal Music is a darker name, and the website is currently darker, I don't just listen to and write about darker music. Color is more welcoming, so I picture all the walls to be painted a darker shade of purple, with bright, multicolored paint splatters that at strategically placed. Like it wouldn't look like someone made a mess with paint, it'd be more like, the paint splatters were painted on the walls, not flung at the wall. There'd be a little sitting area set up out there too, for people to just hang out and wait. There'd be magazines and stuff on a little table, and maybe a television on the wall.
Further in would be various cubicles for the people who work there. I don't know what you could possibly see as you pass those, as I was thinking those would be decorated by whoever worked there. How I envision it is you'd go up a flight of stairs into a very large room that would be my office, and the place for all the photo shoots. There'd be a canvas on the wall, and lights set up already on one side of the room, and the other side of the room would be my desk with all my important stuff. I plan on having a prop closet and before each photo shoot, depending on the band, I'd put out different props and see what they'd do with it. In my office would also be the main controls for the sound system through out the building, which I'd like to be connected to my iPod somehow. I'd play various things on a loop all day long.
Of course somewhere in the building there'd be the storage closet, bathrooms, and copy machines, all that jazz, but basically that's the idea of Immortal Music. I'd want it to be a fun, colorful atmosphere that's just all about music.
It'll happen one day, just you wait and see.
We all know that music, lyrics especially are a very powerful thing. Especially rock music. I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and find it very shameful that not everyone in the world knows about this. How many people would feel enlightened, or see things a different way if they just heard someone say something they had never thought of before?
For example, if you go to a church and posted the lyric, "What if the Devil was a lie? What if God did not exist? So with all due respect, tell me what is death? If life is just a bitch?" Yes, you would cause quite a stir, because not only did you question the existence of God at a church, but you said the word bitch. We all know that many people in the religious community have a major hang up about cussing. You'd cause a stir, but at the same time, you may get people thinking.
Or if you went to a school, hospital, rehab center, or even just the store, and posted lyrics like, "I can't live my life always backing down, I gotta do this right so they can't make a sound. 'Cause I'm not here for nothing, at least I can say I stand for something.", "They say you were created to do great things, but words only come to life when you believe. Stop blending in, start speaking out! Don't miss your opportunity.", or, "If the sky is the limit, then I'll build a bridge up to it. If I make it back, I'd still want more." Maybe people will stop and think, "Wow, I can do this." Whatever "this" may be.
It could be getting out of their town, or reaching a goal. Or even just not listening to others! I feel like so many more lives could be touched if they read the lyrics, but didn't know who they were by. No person can deny the power behind those lyrics, or how great they are, but someone may refuse to listen to it if they listen to things like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry and are against piercings and tattoos. People may also write off the band or artist if they scream, because some people can't understand screaming and say its not music. That's a whole other argument to me, but I will say this: Its harder to scream than it is to sing, so I give people more credit if they can scream than I do if they can just sing.
I've got an idea, and I'm not sure if anyone will join me on this, but someone might so I will still suggest this. Take a piece of paper, and grab some markers, or a Sharpie, and write your favorite song lyric on it. It must be meaningful, not just catchy. I don't care what it is, if its one I used above, or if its not even a rock band! If it has meaning to you, write it down, and then take it somewhere. Whether it is a store, your school, the mall -it doesn't matter! Stick it somewhere in public. You might just change a life by just spreading a lyric around.
The songs I quoted were (in this order), "Sink Or Swim" by Falling In Reverse, "All Signs Point To Lauderdale" by A Day To Remember, "Legacy" by Memphis May Fire, and "I'm Here To Take The Sky" by Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows.
Life is full of unanswered questions, but not all are without answers! Some people say they can’t be, and YouTuber, Danisnotonfire decided to talk about these “unanswerable”questions withhis friend in a video. I decided to bring such questions up here, and try to answer them for myself. Some of these questions were good, but some of them will just make you lose faith in humanity all over again! Hopefully my responses would make you guys laugh, or at least have your faith restored a little bit. Be prepared to do many face-palms while reading this, as it will happen.
The first one is a very common one. “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” Some people say the chicken, some say
the egg. I say the egg did and that the chicken is actually a hybrid of two extinct birds that nobody has yet to determine a name for. You may ask, “Then where’d those birds come from?” Clearly, it’s just like the chicken deal! You can question it all to death, and instead of getting a proper answer, you will just receive a headache, so I suggest you just stop over thinking it.
The second is another very common one. “If a tree falls in a forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make
sound?” I never understood why this question exists! Why do people question such things? If something makes noise when
people are around to hear it, there is no possible way it would somehow be quiet if nobody was around to hear it. That’s just common sense, really. It’s like asking if fire is still hot if nobody is around to feel it. It just seems stupid to question it.
The third question was one I just didn’t even understand at all, and had never even heard. “If you accidently ate your own tongue, what would it taste like?” Um, your tongue is the thing with the taste buds, so I really do not understand how you
could taste your own tongue. If anything, you’d be tasteing your own throat, esophagus, and eventually stomach and acids. The tasting would stop there, because the acid would probably digest your tongue. Also, how could you somehow eat your own tongue? The whole question just baffles me! I also imagine that being insanely painful, and probably a major choking hazard if you somehow managed to do this. This whole thing is just a gross, mind boggling ordeal that will never in a million years happen!
“If you try to fail, and then succeed, what did you do?” If you
tried to fail, and then you succeeded, either you did succeed at failing, which means simply you failed at whatever it is you were doing. Or you succeeded. That being said though, I don’t understand why you would try to fail in the first place. Unless you were maybe trying to let someone win at a game, and ended up somehow still winning.
I’ve heard this one a lot lately. “What color is a mirror?”Why
are you asking what color a mirror is? It’s a reflection, so really the mirror itself has no color, it reflects the colors of anything you happen to put in front of it. I agree with Dan, if you really want to get anal about it, it might have a tint to it, like blue, or brown, if you bought a tinted mirror, but for the most part its reflective, so it has no color.
“What happens if you’re in a car traveling at the speed of light
and you turn on your headlights?” You can’t do that! Some people really over think everything. Only light can go at the speed of light, so really, you’re going a normal speed, and the only thing that’s really going at the speed of the light would be your headlights. The only thing that would happen is you’ll be able to see better, and you may blind someone with your headlights.
I swear to God, people are just idiots. Why do people think of this shit, and more importantly how? Seriously, as I’m sitting here typing this, and watching this video filled with these questions, all I can think of was someone had way too much free time, or was on drugs. Possibly both!
“Can a guy named Nick have a nickname?” Um, yes? Actually, generally, Nick is a nickname even. Nick is usually short for
Nicholas. Even if it was his real, full name, of course he could have a nickname, anyone can have a nickname! It’s not like people are going to go, “Your name is Nick, you can’t have a nickname!" That would just be stupid, and would not make any sense in the least.
“If four out of five people suffer from diarrhea, does that mean one out of every five enjoys it?” No! Or at least, I’d hope not.
Who enjoys diarrhea? It’s not fun! It’s uncomfortable and smelly. They say ‘four out of five people suffer from..’because not everyone has that problem but a lot of people do. It doesn’t mean everyone has constant bowel movement issues, and all but one moron hates it, it just means not everyone has a diarrhea issue.
“If Mars had Earthquakes, would we be called Marsquakes?”This question is clever, I’ll give whoever came up with it credit for it. That being said, I have to say no, because honestly, it’d make more sense for Mars to have Marsquakes, and us to have Earthquakes because then at least we’d have the correct planet names. Plus, we already call Earthquakes as such, so why would we change the name now?
“What is the speed of dark?” That is actually a question I had never considered before, and a decent one. I actually decided to look this one up on the internet, just to see what I could come up with. Due to the fact that darkness is the absence of light, all I could find was that it has no speed, but yet it can be everywhere. That one did stump me for a moment, so bravo to whoever came up with that. It must be a common question, as I found a whole forum about it through Google on a Psychics website.
“Why can’t women put mascara on without opening their mouths?” Okay, being a girl who doesn’t put mascara on with her mouth open, I honestly can say that it is possible. What I cannot answer is why most women can’t do so with their mouths shut. It really has nothing to do with your eyes, or the way the brush moves, so opening your mouth truly just makes you look stupid.
“Do they have the word ‘Dictionary’ in the dictionary?” Yes, they do. It is a word, so they do. Why it’d be in there, I honestly do not know, because everyone knows what a dictionary is, especially if you’re looking in one.
“What is the meaning of life?” According to the dictionary, the meaning of life is, “1.The condition that distinguishes animals
and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional...” So apparently, life is a condition now, it makes it sound quite like an illness. That’s not quite reassuring, now is it?
If you want the philosophical response though, I have to say nobody can tell anyone what the meaning of life is. It’s different for everyone, and each individual person must figure it out for themselves. For some people it’s fighting crime, for some people its writing about stuff, for others its making people smile by being in movies, TV shows, plays, being a musician. Basically, the meaning of life is different for everyone because everyone’s life is vastly different from everyone else’s, no matter how similar two people may be. As frustrating as it may be, nobody can tell you that answer, it’s up to you to figure out, or decide. You may not really figure it out either until you’re in your old age looking back at your life. You may be shocked when you’re elderly in a rocking chair, reflecting on your life at what everything meant.
“What is the best way to lose weight?” This is not unanswerable! Any personal trainer or nutritionist would tell you to eat sensibly and exercise regularly and properly. Avoid the junk food, grab some pastas, salads, and granola bars, drink plenty of water, and make sure to go to the gym at least once a week.
“Do aliens exist?” Again, not unanswerable! I personally think one day the aliens will show themselves but for now they are
too scared because humans are too quick to kill and examine anything foreign. I do believe there are aliens, and they probably have visited the Earth before but have hidden themselves very well for their own safety. You can think I’m crazy, or you may agree with me. That’s just what I think. They’re also probably not these big headed, green creatures with black holes for eyes that we all think of when we hear the word ‘alien’. For all we know, they could look a lot like us.
“Who closes the door after the bus driver gets off?” Probably the bus driver! There’s probably a way to manually shut it from the outside, but he never shows people that because he’s not allowed. Or there’s an automatic thing that just does it if it’s not shut for a few minutes. Why did this question ever cross someone’s mind? I’d imagine bus doors are similar to automatic doors. They will shut on their own, and then lock until someone comes and unlocks them and gets them working again.
“Can you cry underwater?” Techinally, tears could be coming out of your tear ducts, but you wouldn’t be aware of it because you’d be underwater. So, yes, you can cry underwater.
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” What the hell kind of question is that? Clearly you’re some age, but you got hit on the head or something and couldn’t remember your own age. If that ever happens to anyone, go to the hospital right away, and get yourself admitted. They can
help you. You’d be an age. An age that was unknown to you, but an age none the less!
“If someone vanished without a trace, how do people know they’re missing?” Oh my God, these questions just prove how retarded people can be! They’re not there, so at some point people are going to realize they’re gone! That’s how they’d know they were gone! “Vanished without a trace” doesn’t mean
they vanished, and all traces of their existence disappeared with them, it means they came up missing but there’s no proof on how.
After watching this video, and hearing all these questions, I
have decided that some people need to use their brain more wisely. They need to stop over thinking stupid, useless things and making them this long, drawn out thing, and actually spend time on the important things in life. Hopefully, if nothing else, you were able to laugh at the stupidity of others, and mycommentary. If you want to watch the video that inspired this, please feel free to do so below! Thanks for taking the time to read this very long, probably
useless blog. I hope someone enjoyed it.
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