Thursday, July 17, 2008


If opinions are like assholes, then people who have blogs are assholes and as of today, I am declaring myself an asshole.

But in all seriousness, hello and welcome to my blog!

You're probably wondering why and what it's all about.

It all stems from a message board post from one of my friends. 

I post a lot about things related to my favorite music and I like to research for anything related to the music that I like, which is generally hard rock and metal. 

Didn't think much of it at the time, but I think that I may have found my calling.

In this blog, you'll find a lot of things music-related...anything from CD and live reviews to band recommendations to analysis on the current state of the music industry. 

I hope that whether you're into the same music or not that you get an appreciation of the music and that by reading this blog that you can be as passionate as I am about music in general.

Why did I get into rock music?

When I was a kid, I grew up to Whitney Houston, George Michael, and Janet Jackson. It should really just end there, right? Heh...

My uncle was an aspiring rapper in the early 90's and listened to anything and everything from EPMD (his favorite rap group) to Poison. When he was rapping he sampled all different genres of music including jazz, classical, and religious music.

In the mid 90's he introduced me to Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure. 

But my appreciation for rock music in general didn't really start until I asked my uncle if I could borrow Metallica's self-titled Black Album in 1999. I borrowed that album for my entire junior year of high school and Metallica had me at "Say your prayers..."

From there, my aunt (who's favorite artist is Prince) introduced me to 3 Doors Down. From 3 Doors Down, I moved to Linkin Park and from Linkin Park, I eventually moved to my favorite artist Evanescence.

My experience with Evanescence and the members of their message boards has gotten me to where I am today. A lot of the bands that I listen to today are as a result of the board and I am truly grateful. 

So again, welcome and happy reading.


T said...

*adds blog to my google reader*

yay for you finally having a music blog :)

Matt said...

I am so stoked that you're doing this Chris. I have been thinking of making a general "Shit I think is cool" blog myself and already have an account on here just waiting to be used. Like "T", I'll be adding this to my google reader. It's amazing how your musical journey matches up at certain points, was the Metallica "Black" album that got me into rock and metal music, and the band I was enjoying most before Ev came and kicked my ass was Linkin Park.

WadeH said...

George Michael is still one of my guilty pleasures.