music is my coping mechanism, my safe haven, my escape from the reality called life. music is everything to me
To reach my daughter in Oregon, to inspire and help people through difficult times and hopefully make a difference in people’s lives
I wouldn’t. Life is rough and it sucks sometimes, however every struggle happens for a reason and is meant to advance your journey in life, teach you valuable lessons, and help you grow.
Down with the Sickness by Disturbed. Mom used to jam it when she had road rage. She turned me from country to Metal.
Static-X, Otep, Nothing More, Demon Hunter, Skillet, Smile Empty Soul, Epica, Nightwish. I have a lot of bands I listen to.
My faith, my daughter, my life experiences, my struggles and my victories.
I want my music to be uplifting yet brutal, heartfelt and inspirational. War For Serenity is meant to break through the barriers and hopefully connect with people and help them view life in a different perspective. I want my music to be used as a weapon of grace instead of a weapon of destruction. (Unless of course you’re in the pit, then destruction is a given \m/)
A bit nervous until the music starts playing and then I’m in another world where my fear and anxiety is eliminated.
There are plenty of struggling musicians out there (myself included) that won’t take the first step due to fear of being judged by those that are egotistical or fear that they aren’t “good enough”. Passion is what makes music, skill and talent can be learned and acquired. you can’t perform well and make good music even if your a “rock god” if you don’t have the passion behind it, if it doesn’t mean something to you. I believe if people were less focused on popularity and “the charts” and focused on what they were passionate about what made them happy, that their entourage of fans would naturally be formed.
People that don’t read, that judge a book by its cover and think that since they’ve been in the scene “X” amount of years that they have the right to judge you. People that believe constructive criticism is “Hey you suck”.
I go to concerts as often as I can and I’m always there to see the first band.
Rivethead, Scar the Surface,