I just had to comment on this, I just can't get over how incredibly amazing it is. I don't understand how, or why, but somehow in the past 12 hours got over FIVE HUNDRED views!
This has never happened before. Never! Not once! Generally I get between fifty and two hundred views in a day. The record until today was only about two hundred and fifty, so you guys probably can't imagine my excitment right now.
I'm sure you guys are aware of this by now, but I work very hard on my website, and even though its not the best thing ever, or the most popular, I'm proud of it. Everyone should be proud of what they do, regardless of its popularity.
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you! Thank you to all that have given me some feedback. Thank you to those who view the website, for those that share the website, that like the website. Thank you for those who like Music = Life...just thank you! You've made me so happy!
At the risk of sounding just like any Youtuber, rockstar, writer, ect, ect, I really love my fans. I don't have many of them yet, but today has given me a bit of hope that maybe I'll get my dream of having my name known by thousands. Thank you so much!
For those who know about Immortal Music through Google, Music = Life is basically Immortal Music's Facebook page. The reason its not called "Immortal Music" is because the page came first. The page started in 2010 and Immortal Music did not begin until September 2011. If you haven't already, go like it. I post on there constantly. I do a lot of fun things on there like posting a ton of music, and pictures, I play games, all kinds of fun stuff.
Once again, thank you so much! I just wanted to take the time to bring this milestone to attention and to thank everyone who helped get there.
So one day this past week, Falling In Reverse released a video for their song "Good Girls Bad Guys". I know it is based off the movie "Friday", but I felt like the song had such good potential for a kick ass video. I was dissappointed with what they made, and decided to write my own.
The video concept is not based on anything except the song itself, and I just decided to throw it all together. Someone suggested that I actually see if the band would film it, and while I doubt they will, I decided its worth a shot.
This is where you guys come in! If you guys like the video concept, please tell me. Like the post when I post it to Music = Life, leave comments on the actual post here on Immortal Music -do anything to show me you liked it! Oh, and spread it around! If enough possitive feedback comes in, I will ask the band on July 28, when I interview them if they'd do an alternate video for a song they have a video for already. If they say yes, I will present it to them, and hope they'll help me direct it.
That's a very farfetched dream, but hey, you never know. So please go read the concept, and let me know what you think. I'm really excited to see what people say about it, because this is actually the first time I've shared one of my music video ideas with people. I have several others that I've written over the years, but I've always kept them private. Maybe I'll share those too, if anyone is interested.
My verison of the "Good Girls Bad Guys" video:
The scene: A crowded club, with a bunch of dancing men and women. Loud, obnoxious techno music is being blasted. The camera zooms off to the side, near the bar, and there we see Ronnie Radke with a girl on either side of him. One was dressed in barely anything, and the other was simply in jeans and a t-shirt. The girl dressed like a stripper was kissing on Ronnie's neck, and surprisingly he looked uncomfortable.
"Do you want to get out of here?" The other girl yelled over the music, into Ronnie's ear.
Ronnie pulled away from the girl kissing on him, who promptly turned to Jackie on the other side of her and starts running her fingers through his hair, obviously flirting with him.
We see Ronnie get up and leave with the girl. As they walk through the crowd, the girl gets ahead of Ronnie and the camera focuses on Ronnie, as he starts singing the first line of the song. "Why do good girls like bad guys? I had this question for a real long time. I've been a bad boy and its plain to see, so why do good girls fall in love with me?"
As he finishes that line, he opens the bar door and the scene changes to a dimmly lit hotel room. With the girl standing at the foot of the bed, in a lacy, pink bra and underwear set, with her outfit on the floor near her. Ronnie's obviously checking her out, and at the line, "You got pop in your step, you live your life with no regrets." She steps forward and Ronnie kisses her hard on the lips. The fall backward onto the bed, and when the line, "I just want to kiss your lips, the ones between your hips..." comes up, Ronnie is kissing his way down, and has one hand slowly pulling her underwear off. Just as he gets them down, the camera zooms into the wall, and the scene changes to the whole band on stage in the same club. They play the whole chorus just like they would at any other show, and Ronnie pulls the same girl onto the stage with them.
The chorus ends and Ronnie is guiding the girl backstage, looking her up and down, then pulls her close and they automatically start making out. They move behind a wall, and on the end of the line, "Sorry girl, if this is quick, so please just take it in the ass and suck my dick." The camera switches angles just a bit, so you can see slightly around the corner, and the girl on her knees.
It fades to black, and you can hear moans coming from Ronnie, and then we see them back onstage for the chorus. The whole time the girl is dancing along next to Ronnie and when Ronnie says "guitar" he pulls her back to him, and they're kissing heavily. The guitar focuses on Jackie all during the solo, but you catch glimspes of those two all over each other.
Ronnie pulls away, and grabs the mic and starts singing again. He walks back over to the girl, without the mic, mouthing the final verse, "So why do good girls like bad guys? I wanna know, I need to know. So why do good girls, like bad guys? So come on, I gotta know! I need to know. Tell me." He looks clearly aggravated when he says, "Bitch, you gave me the fucking clap." The entire room, audience, and the full band, claps.
The video fades out, and ends right there.
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Its that time of year again: Warped tour season! There are other tours in the summer time, but they generally pale in comparrison to Warped tour. Its been around since 1995, and every year it just gets bigger and better.
Some people argue that from one year to the next the lineups suck, but I disagree. Warped tour is the one place you can get to see two completely different bands such as Mayday Parade and Of Mice And Men in the same day!
Warped tour has been refered to as the "punk rock summer camp" in the past, but its expanded so much. Warped tour is no longer just one set thing, it brings people together souly for the love of music.
Being in the middle of summer though, it can be dangerous. Always make sure to have enough water, sunscreen and food. They have plenty of cool down stations, and some venues even will have a slip and slide, just so nobody gets sick from the heat. If you were unfortunate enough to get overheated, they also will have medics.
Its a great thing, and there's honestly nothing like it. Its the perfect way to bring music lovers together, and its also the best place to meet your favorite bands. Often times they'll do signings, but you might also just get lucky enough to see them walking around, just being a fan too! Don't be afraid to walk up to them either -they usually like it!
Because of the ammount of bands on the tour each year, Warped tour is not only a fan's Heaven, but its a journalist's playground! I simply can not wait for my Warped tour date, and soon I'll be finding out if I'm worthy of interviewing such great musicians.
I've been talking about this on the Facebook page since they began announcing bands back in December, but today I finally recieved the proper form to fill out. So, I filled it out as asked, and emailed it to the managers of Warped tour. I formerly requested interviews with All Time Low, Blessthefall, Blood On The Dance Floor, Falling In Reverse, Mayday Parade, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, and We Are The In Crowd. If you have any questions for said bands, please do not hesitate to tell me them! I will ask any question in your name, if I'm giving the chance.
I am not certain if the interview will be filmed or not, but I am doubtful of it as my camera is not the best. If I am able to get a better quality one before July 28th, and have permission, all interviews will be filmed.
I'll keep you guys updated! Again, please do not hesitate to submit your questions here or on Music = Life.
This past week, I've talked a lot about my dreams, and how far I plan on getting in life. I don't know why, but recently I've become obessed with my future. I don't care about what happens in the present, I just want to work toward the future.
As I've meantioned before, I'm at the start of my life. Or so to speak, anyways. I was listening to "I'm Here To Take The Sky" by Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, and was once again got to thinking about how you have to work for everything. I have a lot of people who doubt me, who think this just a silly little hobby, or that I'm just completely delusional for thinking I can actually make something of myself.
Many people have told me, "Its great to have dreams, but you have to be realistic", and I'm sick of hearing that! How am I not being realstic? I'm thinking outside the box, but first I have to cut my way out of it. Once I'm out, that's when the real adventure begins.
Like the song says, "If the sky is the limit, then I'll build a bridge up to it. If I make it back, I'll still want more." What that means is, I'm willing to do the work, and if I ever make it to where I want to be, I'll figure out more to reach for.
I've gotten the feeling lately that nobody actually believes in my dream, except for the small following I've already recieved. I love the few "fans" I have, and I strive to one day know that I have hundreds of thousands of "fans" all over the world. I have the means to do so, I just have to keep working and let time take over. Even if that means doing it all on my own.
Yes, it does sometimes bother me that hardly anyone seems to believe in my dream, but sometimes, you don't have anyone backing you up, you just have to listen to your heart and go for what you want. In some ways, I actually like doing this totally on my own. I can feel more proud of my work, because its totally mine. I say, let them tell you, "I told you so", when you run into unforseen complications. One day, you'll be able to look them dead in the eye and say, "I told you I could do this."
You are your own worst enemy, but you can also be the best thing that ever happened to you. You just have to believe in yourself, and never give up. I could go on to quote a million songs right now, but I think I'll just stop there and leave you to think about that.
Before I begin on this topic, I want to say something. First and for most, what I am about to say may anger some fans, and I'd sincerely appericate it if nobody yelled at me over this. I'd love to hear other people's take on things, but I do not want some fangirl yelling at me, "NO QUIT LYING ABOUT MY BOY! HE HAS NOT CHANGED!" I'm simply sharing a conversation I had last night, because I feel like someone out there may just agree with me. Second, I am not saying fame has changed the person I am about to talk about, I am just saying it appears that way.
Now onto what I wanted to talk about.
We all know about Black Veil Brides, and how much their fame has risen in the past year. I believe I've made it perfectly clear on Music = Life that I am a BVB fan, but I'm more into them as people, not so much their music. Recently, I've noticed a change in their singer, Andy Biersack. He doesn't seem to talk the same on Twitter, or on their Facebook page, or in interviews.
He's always been an asshole, but he was that asshole that you loved anyways. He would make his comments, but you could tell he wasn't trying to be rude, he was just playing. Now, I feel like things are different.
I get it, fame can change you. Its a hectic lifestyle, you're either on the road or in the studio. BVB has blown up in the last year, and I feel like that's sort of given Andy a big head. Its hard not to get one, I suppose. When you have fans screaming your name practically everywhere you go, and have had some of your idols say you're talented. That is a big deal, but you should always keep in mind who you were before you got to where you are today. Always remind yourself, "I was once the fan screaming from the crowd, just hoping the singer would notice me."
You always have to remember that you were in the fans shoes once, and just because your idols now know who you are, and you've travelted the world to see fans of your own, it doesn't make you better than anyone else.
I feel like Andy got this whole new additude to him when he cut his hair that first time. Hair does not make the man, but that's when I noticed the change. I almost feel like he felt different, so he wanted to change everything. His stage presence is different even. I saw them last year at the first date of the Buried Alive tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, and Hollywood Undead. They were amazing, and I'm sure they're still amazing soundwise but what's with the new outfits?
I saw pictures from the Download Festival that happened over the weekend, and couldn't make up my mind if I liked it or not. The fact that Andy had foot long feathers coming out of his arms just seemed too over the top and werid. I also couldn't help but wonder if he was going to "try to fly" again.
Again, I am not saying he is this way, I am simply saying that's what it looks like to me. I've lost a lot of interest and respect for Andy. From a fan point of view, its dissapointing. From a journalist point of view, all I can say is shit happens. I actually said I could very easily see him becoming the next Gene Simmons. The one that gets with a woman, and doesn't marry her for about thirty years. The one who sleeps with thousands of women and brags about it, and doesn't really care about his fans, just wants the money.
Its awful to say, but its how I feel. Maybe some of you agree, maybe some of you don't. That's fine, and I don't know Andy, so I can't judge for sure, that's just the way it appears to me.
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Black Veil Brides made a music video for their song, "Coffin", and sent it out only to the BVB Army Newsletter. Thanks to the hundreds of fanpages out there, run by excited fans, the unlisted video is getting slowly unveiled to non-subscribers as well.
Before I go onto say my peace, if you have not seen the video, please follow the link I am about to post to YouTube, so you can watch the video first. I do not wish to ruin the video for anyone, I just had a few thoughts I wanted to share with you guys.
Now, that you hopefully watched the video, I feel I can begin talking. Alright, so the first thing I thought, was its great that they have Jinxx showing this talents off the guitar. I love that they showed him playing piano, because many fans know he can play piano and the violin, but you never see it.
I also have to ask -did anyone else those two ladies in the cloaks look a bit like the Olsen twins? They also resemble that statue you see in the beginning of the "Perfect Weapon" video, don't they?
I do have to say, I like the whole set up of the video. How its darker, but not morbid. It did bring a lot of questions to mind, though. For starters, why did those minion people have masks resembling Batman's mask? I feel like Andy had a lot to do with that.
Basically, all the thoughts that came to mind were questions. Such as, if you're saying, "Take your crosses, I can live without them.", why is your coffin a cross? That just doesn't make sense! You don't want the crosses, but you want to lay in one for all of eternity? That's just weird.
Also, what is up with the snakes? They seem totally irrelevant to the entire video.
I know all fans are freaking out about the fact that Andy was in teh coffin, but honestly? It didn't bother me. I'm not being mean, but I figured it would be. Its clearly a weird ritual based around a dead person, and Andy is always the center of attention, so it only makes sense that he'd be the one in the coffin.
The thought also crossed my mind that might have symbolized something. Andy being dead in a coffin, could have been a way of saying, "Andy Six is dead." I've heard many fans still calling him "Andy Six", and he hasn't been around for over a year. That may not be the case, but it is possible.
At first I was a bit confused as to why Andy actually walked into the room with the coffin, of which he was laying, but after he disappeared, I realized he was a ghost. What I still do not understand is the sinifigance of the burning book. I feel like that's a Bible, but I'm not sure. I just don't understand why it was burning, as it wasn't on fire when Andy threw it down.
Its a good video, it just raises plenty of questions.
Life is what you make it, so why don't people make the most of it? Dream big, but dream realistically. That means, don't sit there wishing something will happen, but never really doing anything to make it happen. Nothing comes easy in this life, but the things that you work for usually are the things well worth it in the end.
Lately, I've had a lot of people telling me, "You need to figure out what you're doing with your life." People don't seem to get it, unlike most kids my age, I already know what I'm doing. I have big plans for myself, and I'm already working on getting them into action.
It feels like nobody takes me seriously yet, but I'm not giving up. I know I'm talented, and I know I can suceed with this, I just have to keep trying. I have a lot of dreams, I want to one day be able to look back at my life, and go, "Wow, I can not believe I actually did all that." I don't want to sit there as an elderly woman recalling all the things I wanted to, and having to regret that I didn't.
It's going to take forever, and I will need help somewhere along the line, but I want to do a little of everything in the music promotion business. Not only do I want my website and magazine, but I want to have a clothing company, a record label, and most recently, I want to manage bands. I hadn't thought about managing bands until recently, but my mom put the idea in my head and now I can not get it out. Its all going to be a lot of work, but that's why I am working on one thing at a time, and eventually I'll have it all.
There's little things that I want. Like I want to have a band share my link one day. Not a local band that nobody's heard of, but a big band. Like I want Three Days Grace to one day know who I am, and post a link to an interview with them that I did.
I also want to not only witness an album be recorded, but take part in it. That's where the record label comes on.
Then there's a big thing, that I was just talking about with someone on Music = Life actually. I want to one day have VIP access to a festival overseas. I live in Florida, in America, and I want to one day have a press pass for a big festival like Soundwave in Austraila, or Download in the UK. I want to be able to walk up to one of the bands playing, look them dead in the eye, and say, "I traveled over four thousand miles just for this." You know they'd never forget that.
The furthest I've ever traveled for a concert was four hours, but the bands never knew that. I have gotten to surprise bands before by saying I was from the other coast of the state, but that's nothing compared to saying you flew out of the country just to interview them. All these rockstars leave their marks on the world, well now its my turn. I want to leave a mark on their world.
There's a lot of stir lately about Bryan Stars' second interview with Never Shout Never. Fans are saying Chris was being rude to Bryan, and that he's changed. That he's let fans go to his head -all kinds of stuff.
I currently have the video paused in the next tab over, and I've only got about fifteen minutes left of the video. I have to say, I seriously don't understand what fans are so worked up about. I figured he was bad mouthing Bryan or something like I've seen Jayy from Blood On The Dance Floor do.
Yes, Chris did seem to show his annoyance about the fact that Bryan was asking fun questions, not serious ones about music. Chris is a musician, and some musicians only care about the music. Some don't enjoy playing around, and being asked questions like, "What would your pornstar name be?" or "What's your girliest feature?"
Bryan has a fun style to his interviews. He does them as if its just a normal conversation with a friend. They do go off topic, and anyone knows his interviews rarely are actually about music. I love Bryan to pieces, so please do not be offended by what I'm going to say. His interviews are fun, but there are some people that just don't mesh well with goofing off.
Do I feel like he's changed a bit with the fame, but some people do. I don't feel like he's turned into an asshole, or anything. I actually really liked some of the things he said. Like everyone is strange, but yet its normal at the same time. Or how he has to take the hate to stay grounded along with the good stuff. He said a lot of meaningful things, so I don't understand why people got so worked up over it.
Now the other two were being a bit rude. You could tell they didn't want to be there, and did seem to think very little of Bryan, but that's their problem. Everyone latched onto what Chris said, and I don't get why. All he did really was be honest, and make it clear that he wanted to talk about music.
I think people just want to find something to bitch about. Quite frankly, that is how I feel. Even when he is critizing Bryan, he's not really being mean. He's just speaking his mind. He's not telling Bryan, "Oh you suck, stop doing what you're doing right this second. People like you make me sick." He's just telling him that he doesn't disagree completely with how Bryan works out.
I do understand why Chris and his bandmates don't want to do, as Chris called them, "bullshit questions", but I understand why Bryan is a bit upset over it.
A lot of bands do enjoy Bryan's style. Like Black Veil Brides, Blood On The Dance Floor, Asking Alexandria, All Time Low, ect. Others like Three Days Grace, and apparently Never Shout Never are more serious. Not everyone is the same, and people just have to accept it. Hell maybe the reason Chris didn't do another interview with Bryan for two years was because he didn't enjoy it as much as everyone thought.
Or, honestly people need to keep this in mind too, Chris was a kid the last time. Yes, he's changed, but he is not longer a kid. He was 18 at the last time, and now he's 20.
I also have one other comment. Don't get me wrong, I adore Bryan with every fiber of my being, but I feel like he was being over emotional about this. Chris wasn't really bad mouthing him, he just spoke his mind, and it wasn't what Bryan wanted to hear. It doesn't mean he needs to change his style, he just needs to keep it in mind if he ever interviews NSN again.
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