It was not even 2 months where I was just a regular dude who decided to make a music news website for fun. I never thought I’d get to interview some of the hottest musicians in the world. I never thought they would send me messages on Twitter and follow me. I pride myself on being different from every other music news website out there. I feel like most of them give the latest news in the music scene but nothing else. I make it my goal to show my personality. To tell you guys what these musicians mean to me. I like talking about personal (and sometimes random) things. If I wanna talk about the NHL playoffs I’ll do it. If I wanna talk about how I still watch Bugs Bunny cartoons at 28 years old I’ll do it.
I am not professional by any means and I’m thankful for that. I’m often told “you can’t say that. You’re a news website. You have to look professional”. I like to think I’m a nice guy. The past 2 months I’ve made friends with the most amazing musicians in the world. I treat them all with respect but if someone were to be rude to me I have no problem telling them to fuck off. I’m very vocal. There’s one thing I’ve never been and that’s a liar. 99% of musicians have been awesome to me. The 1% chooses to disrespect me and I’ll call them out and be told “that’s not professional”. This is MY brand. I don’t work for a company. I’ll never lie to my viewers. I’m sorry your favorite band were dicks to me but that’s the truth and I have a right to speak my mind.
This morning I woke up to a really nice surprise. The band Fozzy followed me on Twitter. I’ve had some big names follow me but I NEVER expected the biggest rock band in the world right now to do so. I wasn’t even following them. I’ve tweeted them a few times giving them props and because I wrote a blog about them and tagged them in it. But I’ve also been a Chris Jericho fan since I was a kid. I was like 10 years old and telling my mom I wanted to be him. My mom hated him because his character was a heel.
Fozzy following me showed me one thing and it’s something I’ve noticed with a lot of musicians I’ve worked with over the past 2 months. Here I am. A nobody. Just a guy who started a website that gets like 4 views a day. You have a thousand CREDIBLE news websites that promote these guys everyday on TV/radio, etc. The fact that Fozzy and these musicians have followed me/tweeted me/let me interview them shows me that they put their faith in me and respect what I do and that means everything to me. They’re touring the world, selling out arenas, going on TV, radio. They don’t owe me anything. The fact that they give some random nobody the time of day is something I’m incredibly thankful for.
I write this blog in hopes that any of you guys out there who has a dream will go and chase it. Sure, I had hopes that I can turn this into a brand and get some momentum behind it but I never thought I ever would. I never thought I’d have the biggest bands in the world following me on social media. I may not get that many views currently but nothing can take away what I’ve already been able to do and I hope the future will only look up from here! If I can do it…you can do it!