Counter culture shouldn't be a term that's still used. Someone's different than you -so what? We're supposed to be our own people, are we not? I think we all know the answer to that question and the answer is, yes, we are. A lot of people who are very passionate about music of the rock, metal, or heavier genres, often are labeled as the same thing. Freaks, weirdos, emos, goths -you name it. There's a stereotypical label for everything, and while some labels do apply to certain people, they don't apply to everyone.
So, we thought it might be fun to show people who we really are, and what music really can do for people. The "freaks" of the world, have names, interests, talents and lives of their own. Not to mention, its just fun for us here at Immortal Music to get to know the people who follow us on the path we're on. To quote Halestorm, "So shout if you’re a freak like me, don’t apologize. They can’t hold you down- You were born to rise! It’s our time now to come out!" Take this as an opprotunity to show the world who you are as a person, and that music is so much more than just entertainment.
Maybe there's no point in this, but it sounds like fun. If you want to participate, here are some things we would like you to include and an example written out by the creator of Immortal Music.
Please include all of the following in a Facebook message to Immortal Music. Also please be sure to state at the beginning of your message what this is for, so no confusion arises.
Examples of how this would look;
Who I am: Ariel May, 21, Florida, US.
What Music Means To Me: Its everything. Its a friend, family member, a therapist, a religion. It can anything you need it to be, whenever you need it. Its the closest thing we have to magic in this world, I think.
How I got Into music: I was sort of always into music, but when I was younger it was mostly pop artists and Disney channel stars. And then life events happened and I started searching for some sort of relief. I decided to turn to rock music, somehow and found Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, I Am Ghost and My Chemical Romance. There was one crucial day that changed things for me. I felt alone, and just wanted to drown out the world. None of my other music was doing the trick, none of it was loud enough. So I made a playlist of just Bullet For My Valentine and Three Days Grace, put in both earbuds and just focused on the words. I was trying to focus on what Matt Tuck was screaming, thinking if I could figure out what he was saying, it would distract me. I became so relaxed that I nearly fell asleep and ever since that day, I turn to music for everything.
Best concert experience: There's so many great experiences I've had at concerts. One of the most magical though was finally hearing "Scars" by Papa Roach be played live, and being able to see the band almost perfectly the entire time. And while I was singing my heart out, in tears of happiness and relief, I looked over and saw a guy smiling like he just got it. And he was singing with just as much power as I was. It was just a nice little moment that spoke volumes for what music does for people. In a room full of drunks, on a night that had been rather stressful, that moment couldn't have been more perfect.
Favorite songs: Scars by Papa Roach, Stay Awake by All Time Low, Unity by Shinedown, Face Everything And Rise by Papa Roach, Skeletons by Papa Roach, All I Want by A Day To Remember, Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace, Weightless by All Time Low, Legacy by Memphis May Fire...I have a ton of favorites, but I will stop there.
Favorite bands: Papa Roach, All Time Low, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Art Of Dying, A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil
Facts: -I generally find it hard to connect with someone without a love or passion for music.
-I geniunely don't fangirl over people, never have, and hope to never. (Though if I ever meet Nick Jonas, I cannot guarentee I won't freak out. Childhood crush right there.)
-I watch more YouTube videos than TV shows more, and most of the shows I watch have been in reruns for 10+ years.
-I was a Jonas Brothers fangirl from age 13 to 17, and I do think my love for them is what put me on this path. They made me want to learn more about the people behind the music, and I started doing that with almost every band I listen to.
-I can't imagine my life without Immortal Music now, just the idea of giving it up upsets me.
-I have managed a band on and off for two years, and have no idea what I'm doing but refuse to give up trying until they decide they want a change.
Its time to show the world your stripes, and the power of music. Maybe this could become something big, or maybe it will just be fun. Who knows? Let's find out! We haven't exactly decided how we are going to display all the information you guys choose to express, but we will figure that out! If there's only a few answers, then we may write one post about it, if there's a ton, it could be a weekly thing, or even a full page here on the website, where people can always add their input. This could make a difference, or it could just be something cool for a brief point in time.
Submit all the information above over on the Facebook page, and feel free to ask any questions over there, Twitter, or here in the comments of this post.
Your participation is the only thing that will make this project work, and the entire point of it is to show off who you are and the power of music. The name of the project is subject to change, but the concept will forever stay the same. Music is an amazing thing that does incredible things for people, and its time people showed that off.
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