AC/DC said it best: It's a long way to the top, if you want to rock 'n' roll. If you're not familiar with that track you should check it out, or at least Google the lyrics. Or find the YouTube video that has both the song and the lyrics, and possibly a slideshow of still frame images showing pictures of the band at various concerts and photoshoots and on magazine covers etc., so that way you get the best of both worlds. Whatever. The point remains- it's not as easy as people think. Every band who has been together long enough has stories, and most of them are of the "You won't believe what happened to us one time when [insert bad thing]" variety. So, what am I about to complain about? Nothing, really. We have finally finished our first real studio recording, we played this biggest show of our lives last Friday, and we got our song on the radio! I should be on top of the world right now, right? And I am psyched, truly. All of that is tremendous, and I know just how blessed we are as a band to have had such successes. But (there's always a "but") the price you pay for your success is the glimpse of the next level. The level you know you aren't at yet. The level you know you're going to have to work hard to achieve. I watched Lit and Buckcherry stand on the same stage I had just been on and give that crowd a totally different experience. It was educational. I want to give that crowd that experience. I have a few ideas how, but it's going to take work. Why is my band worth listening to? I think it's because we're willing to look at the things we can do better, and actually try and make those changes happen. Part of that is due to my compulsive need to analyze and improve, and remedy deficiencies. but the other part is from the fact that we truly love music. We love making it, and we want to make it well. More than that- we want to make it the best that we possibly can. Stick around guys- it's a long way to the top, but we're climbing.
Seriously, Google the AC/DC track. 1:25 -- BAGPIPES!!!!!