Hi everybody! My name is Josh, and I like to party. Sort of. Not really. Just quoting a movie (Hot Rod…such a good movie!). Anyways, I just wanted to take this first post to explain a little about myself, explain what I plan to do with my blog, and why I intend to do all this blogging! So, let’s start with who I am.
So who is Josh? Well…how about we interview him.
(Just to clarify…I am both of these people. I am not crazy. Maybe a little. But I promise, I’m the fun kinda crazy!)
Me: Hello Josh, thanks for taking the time to let us interview you.
Josh: Oh sure thing Josh. My pleasure.
Me: Then let’s get right to it. Who are you? Where are you from?
Josh: Well Josh as you already know, I’m from Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve lived here my whole life, graduated high school, started working part time and yeah. That’s about it.
Me: Oh come on Josh! There has to be more then just that! What can you tell us about yourself? What kind of person are you?
Josh: Well…I’m the kind of person that really hates questions like this one! But if I had to describe myself, I would say I strive to be a good friend. Good listener, funny, understanding. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends. They mean a lot to me. More than some of them probably even know.
Me: Wow, that’s really nice. You sound like an alright guy to me!
Josh: Haha! Well…thank you.
Me: So then, what does Josh like to do besides spending time with friends?
Josh: I love creative activities. Writing, Creating funny videos to post to YouTube, making podcasts with friends, photography. I love doing this kind of stuff. I usually don’t give it enough attention though. Besides that, I love music. Which will become very apparent haha. But I could spend my whole life just discovering different musicians, different genres. I think it’s so amazing what people can produce. I also enjoy gaming as well. And traveling! If I could travel as a full time job, I totally would!
Me: Thats awesome! So what do you game on?
Josh: I’m a PS4 gamer for the most part.
Me: Oh I’m so sorry to hear that.
Josh: Haha…you’re not the first to say that.
Me: Well I think we have a nice idea of the kind of person you are. Thanks for sharing!
Josh: Absolutely. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Me: Will do! In the meantime…let’s go back to the blog!
I think that interview describes me in a nutshell. Next I want to explain what my goal is with this blog. My overall goal is to both entertain you as the reader, and help you discover wonderful musicians along the way. For the most part my post will be reviews of musicians, albums, songs…things such as these. I also hope to in the future bring you some interviews with artists as well. But we will see how things go. I also hope to just include some creative writing, maybe some short stories. Maybe some personal experiences that will be funny for you to read. Like I said, entertainment and discovery are my overall goals here.
That brings us to the question…why? Why am I going to be doing all this blogging? There are two reasons.
First: My love of music. I can’t tell you how much music means to me. The way it can impact people, is incredible. The way it influences our lives. Music is such a powerful force. I have always loved music, and since my teens have really enjoyed exploring different kinds of music, finding different musicians. And I want to bring to light these artists you maybe have never heard of. Ones that have the heart and soul in their music that really makes them deserving of your listening ear. Ones that have this amazing energy that is infectious as you stand in the audience listening to them perform. Those are the kind of musicians that deserve a listen. I think there are so many wonderful artists out there to discover, and a lot of them with stories to tell and hearts to reach. So I hope to aid both them, and you as a listener. So really…everybody wins!
Second: I love writing. I have for a long time, probably since I was about 11 years old. But I have never really pursued it. Instead, I work in a field that I don’t really enjoy as much as something like writing. And I’m tired of it. I want out haha. So I hope that by means of this medium, by means of blogging, I can make a career out of writing. I hope that I can finally make the jump from something that I just settled into something unknown but have a passion for. And I really hope that I can reach people and give them something enjoyable to read, as well as informative.
Thank you all who have taken the time to read this. It means a lot. I really hope that I can make this blog into something that will really brighten your day. Something that will bring hidden gems of music to the surface for you and make you say, “This person is incredible! How have I never heard of them before!?” Ultimately, I hope it will inspire you to go out there yourself, jump into Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, the record store…wherever! But to get out there and find someone new that is awesome.