A day of travel by yourself gets you thinking about your life more then you might like.
Today I flew from LA to Atlanta to Baltimore. The band I work for has a storage warehouse where we keep our US right in between tours. Flying east always sucks because you loose an entire day in the process. I'm on my third glass of wine and the elderly man who I met early in 2D is reading some book on his iPad. I am alone in my head with my thoughts. If you're anything like me you tend to over think everything. If I do this what will happen to that and this and that?
I wouldn't call myself a control freak but more of a control co pilot, I don't have to be in charge but I'd like to know what's going on. Whenever I write for Buzznet I'm always trying to help the reader, I want you to feel like you're gaining something from reading what I'm saying. Sometimes I read shit on websites and say to myself, well you're totally typing this because it'll give you page views.You really don't care about the product. Take the band Fall Out Boy and the reunion that came from it. Everyone wanted to be the first to break the news that they were back, before Fall Out Boy themselves even announced it. To me that's like spoiling someone's surprise birthday party, yeah you were first but everyone else thinks you're an asshole.
You'd be surprised how bummed people get when stuff is leaked or comes out before they want it to. We're talking about people's jobs and their passions and you treat it as something that is going to get you more followers on Twitter. Artists are called artists for a reason. They have a vision and want you to experience the whole thing. It's like recording an entire concert on your phone to upload to YouTube when you get home. You missed the entire part, some of the best concerts I've ever been to were seen before camera and iPhones. That's what makes them so special, it's a feeling that comes over you from being there live. It's not something that can be reproduced online. I'm not sure what even the point of this post was anymore.
I guess if you're coming out to a show this spring I ask you to take it in for what it is, a live event. Experience it now instead of filming it for later. I'd rather hear a story from my friends explaining the crazy night they had then looking through pictures on their phone. You are the music while the music lasts.