Sometimes, people generalize and stereotype way too much. Even about simple, fun, things like music there are generalizations and assumptions to be made. I like the song, “Hey Soul Sister” by Train. One person said to me, “you like train? Seriously? They are awful.” Okay, first things first. Music is opinion and everyone is allowed to have his or her own opinion. But, no, I do not like Train. I like the song “Hey Soul Sister”. THIS is the generalization people make – if you like a song you automatically like the artist. This is not the case for everyone, some people just like a random song and do not particularly like an artist as a whole. Stop generalizing, stop stereotyping, and stop assuming. Please! 🙂

Now, for me, if it was a book that I liked you can pretty much guess I’ve read everything by that author and like most of it. That is how I am when it comes to books. I find a book I like and then read absolutely everything that author ever wrote. Again though, don’t assume that all people are like this. Some people only like one or two of the books that an author wrote instead of everything.

Dear Mr. Henshaw is an awesome book by Beverly Cleary. It is about a young boy who is fascinated by a certain author and gets very frustrated with the response he or lack thereof that he gets. I’ve always believed that the Hey Arnold episode, “Crabby Author” is based on this book. Watch it here! 🙂


New Band Spotlight

If you have not already, you have to check out Hollywood Undead.  This underground artist is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time.  The melody and fluid singing that they play are absolutely amazing.  You have to check them out, but do it in a room by yourself, it’s definitely not safe for work. =)

Paramore on Conan

I stayed up until 1:30 last night to watch Paramore on Conan.  I do have to say that they did a great job, sounded great and the intro with the instruments from Conan’s band was awesome.  Rock on!

Monday's New Music Spotlight : Paramore

I know that their music may not be necessarily new, but I want everyone to be aware of the band Paramore’s album Riot!  This album explores the beautiful and dynamic voice of an 18-year-old girl.  Think Avril, but way better.  The girl has been singing since she could first talk, so to hear something like this come out of her is amazing.

You can check out their MySpace and their website by clicking below.


Projekt Revolution

Last Saturday I went to the Projekt Revolution concert at Darien Lake.  I have never been to a “festival” type concert before, so the fact that there were 11 bands that lasted all day was the coolest thing for me.

Eric, Katy and I got up bright and early to drive to Darien Lake.  We got there around one o’clock.  I was upset because we had already missed Medina Lake, but I wasn’t going to let that ruin my day.

I have been a fan of Linkin Park since I was a little kid.  Since Projekt Revolution is run by the band members of Linkin Park, I went.  I have never seen Linkin Park live, but I have listened to their CDs for many years now.  Watching them perform, watching the others in the crowd go crazy just like you, was amazing.  I sung every song, met some people who in my eyes were a little ‘crazy’.

My Chemical Romance was there, which I think is a good band.  My thing with them is that they cater more to the young teens, and I am just not a fan of what they say when they aren’t singing.

I was shown the band Mindless Self Indulgence a couple of years ago by a friend at school.  They are an off-the-hook punk pop electric group.  They are vulgar, funny and a bit weird.  I do have to say that I fit in with their crowd just the same as my own.

If you want to find out more about Projekt revolution, check out their Wikipedia page.


In the first of a many part series, I am reviewing music sites. The one this week is PureVolume. This site is what MySpace wanted to be. It has a great design, fast interface and makes finding new artists and making a profile easy! You click and go, and you can find almost any artist with previews and exclusive content.

Visit PureVolume today, look at my profile, and make your own!