Over the years, I've shared a lot. A lot of memories, both good and bad, a lot of events, thoughts and music. Immortal Music has been practically part of my identity since before I turned eighteen, so its really been a massive part of my adult life. A lot has happened, and a lot has changed over the years.
The changes have happened naturally, and if you look through the archived posts, you can very easily see the times where I was more active, and when I was practically a ghost. The ghost times were usually harder times, whether it was life getting in the way or a burn out, they still happened. But I've been missing the warm feelings, and true satisfaction I have always felt while doing this stuff. So I want to bring it back, but I want to bring it back to the roots of Immortal Music. I want to talk, just for fun, and talk about music just for the love of it.
I lost sight of that at some point along the way. I grew more concerned about being professional and being taken seriously, so I never wanted to show too much of the fan side. That does exclude the Facebook page, for some reason I've always used that as somewhat of an outlet for myself. I don't know why that was a loophole and never will.
If I'm honest though, I'm getting back to that point where I don't care anymore. I already have a basically full time job where I have to be professional to a certain degree, I have to be taken seriously. Immortal Music doesn't feel like that place anymore, and I miss the fun of it. I miss gushing about my favorite bands with complete strangers who share my passion for music too. Hell, I was looking back at some of my early reviews the other day and I straight up did not care at all about what others thought.
Seriously, I compared someone to a dying cat because I just didn't like his vocals. Somewhere along the line, I got where I wanted to always be semi postive, even if I didn't like something. Which I don't understand, this whole website is mine. All the opinions are mine, and I know its okay to not like someone's work. I think I got to a point where I knew people were seeing my words, and I didn't want to hurt someone when they put in so much hard work on something. Why though? Just because I said I didn't like something, didn't mean others don't love it. Its okay to speak up, and nobody ever told me otherwise, so I don't get why that changed.
With that though, I also kept a lot of memories from shows off the website. In fact, every one of my absolute favorite memories from a show were not ever written about. I always left those moments out of my recaps for each event. Sometimes it was just to shorten an already long post, but sometimes it was because it felt unprofessional or like I was bragging. Yet every person I've ever told those stories to have either laughed their asses off or been fascinated. So why not share those stories? I'm positive others will love them too, if anyone ever sees anything. Algorithms on everything are sort of fucked right now, so frankly I get discouraged ever posting. I feel like I'm talking to myself half the time, which is why I get super excited when anyone interacts. It proves me wrong, and shows me that people are still out there. Thank you to anyone who actually does that for me, you have no idea what that means to me.
So, to try to bring that back, I'm going to start sharing some of those memories. I have stories from 2011 all the way up to now basically that I've never told you guys. Some revolve around interviews, others are just small moments that are so vivid to me from festivals or other concerts. Hell, I might even share some stories about Remedy X, the band I managed for several years. Some of you probably didn't even know about them, because while I talked about them, I didn't often associate myself with them on Immortal Music. I wanted to give them their own spotlight, not completely tie my brand to theirs, even though they were really connected. Fun fact; I technically started helping them before I officially started doing Immortal Music. I officially started this website in September 2011, but I met Remedy in November 2010, and I think I started managing them in July 2011, so it was just slightly longer. I have so many stories involving them too, we have a lot of good memories and sometimes I miss managing a band just because of them.
Soon I will begin sharing them, all probably in random order. This is simply the announcement post for the first series I've had in a very long time. This series will be called Faded Memories, and that name actually references "Bully" by Shinedown. Absolutely no reason, it just came to me, along with the lyric.
So, stay tuned and please share any stories you have as well! I would love to hear your fun adventures through music. Honestly anything involving music tends to make me happy, so anything goes really.
As always, thank you so much for reading, for interacting, ect, and keep coming back because I really am hoping to get back into the fun of all of this, and I would love to have you along for the ride.
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