I’ve just updated by Blog software so now’s a good time for a new blog post. This one has been on the list for some time.
I had seen many images about a couple of people, namely Christopher Drew from Never Shout Never, about a year ago. Several pictures on Instagram of him smoking weed. I’ve got nothing against this, but when you’re 22 or 23 and famous, and have a relatively young fanbase across the world, I do have a problem with it.
In the same way that you more or less know what kind of things you get up to when you’re in a band and on the road, but when you’re publicly advertising this for your young fans to see I don’t think is a cool thing. Keep it off the camera if you’re going to, is what I think!
This kid has been famous more or less since 16 or 17 and that’s got to have some kind of detrimental impact on his life. Other than that he seems like a modern day chill hippie dude.
I know people say it all the time, but I truely believe that Spotify has revolutionized the way people listen to music in this time and age.
No where else can you go and sample music without purchasing the track. I know it’s not brilliant for the artists but then those who will buy the albums still will on iTunes or in physical format and so on.
For me it has opened up doorways and allowed me to discover more than I could possibly have ever done by listening to a radio station or at live shows.
At school I got recommendations from friends, and I would then go and torrent those tracks. At least with Spotify I can do it legally! And I am one of those people who will go and buy the album to support the artist if I want the whole thing.
Yeah this is a late post, I’ve been a little busy with other projects recently. Which is also a reason why I’ve decided to focus my efforts elsewhere. I’ll still be involved with music over at Club 85 and Rhythms of the World.
I am not going to stop working with music, but this has given me a chance to relax, take a step back, and support other ventures.
In the future I may bring it back, but like all good things, some things are best laid to rest.
To the future!