3 years ago
Okay, based on the fact that Blink 182 are touring Scotland, and i will be seeing them tomorrow, its about time i got round to writing this blog!
Blink 182 for me as a kid, were the band that saved me! Its funny how people say that this is possible. A band that can save a person? Can music have this sort of influence on a persons life? I think that it can!
For me it all started when i was 13. My home life wasn’t ‘ideal’ - my mum and i were living with her asshole of a boyfriend and so most of my afternoons following school were spent trying to drown out the sound of violence and anger and shouting. How does a 13 year old deal with that? I’m not sure i could speak for others but for me, the best scenario was to turn my music up and close my eyes! I think it was then that i discovered “All The Small Things” and “Whats My Age Again” and was soon spending my pocket money on “Enema of the State” and “Dude Ranch”. I had never really been in to music that much before then, at least nothing i am willing to admit to on my blog! Nonetheless this is where my love for music and Blink 182 began. Imagine it, songs that can block out the evil in your life and give you a reason to smile!
In saying this, other than Blink 182 and the Offspring i never really pursued my music taste much further until i met Paul and Trudie, who opened up a whole new world and genre for me. I will forever be thanking them for that! In fact, they too are probably as much responsible for me wanting to pursue Audio Engineering as the bands such as Blink 182 are.
Blink 182, although not the first band i ever saw live, are definitely the one i will never forget! It was the night before the concert, and there was no way i was going - no job to pay for the ticket, plus my overprotective mother! Anywho - the radio had been running a competition giving away free tickets, and i got through, sung “Man Overboard” and picked up my tickets a few hours before the gig! It was just one of those events that i will never forget! It makes me wonder if Blink 182 ever sit there thinking about the things they do and how many lives they affect! It probably drives my passion to get in to the music industry - could something i am a part of one day influence one person in a messed up childhood? I have faith that it could, and i want to make that difference like Blink 182 did for me!
Seeing as all i do is blog about my man crush for Tom DeLonge, etc, i think i will leave it at that. Now, i am going to look for a Blink 182 video to post up to begin the 26 hour celebration that is “Blink 182 - Live @ the SECC”