There’s a good reason to enjoy the internet, it can connect you to anyone regardless of where they are. That is of course a double edged sword and we all get a little nicked along the way. Having taken short breaks here and there it doesn’t take long to pick up on why the advantages outweigh the frustration, especially when it comes to music. Music is bad-ass enough on its own, but there are a few bands and artists which make the experience much worse or much more awesome than the chords themselves.
Over the summer I learned first hand why people should really diversify their friends and hang with some band geeks. Being the geeky type, not of the music nature, I am always here on the internet. Living and scrounging for nuggets of coding knowledge to use: I rest peacefully only when something works. Not exactly the person expanding on other skills. Hanging out with bands has opened me back up to my creative aspirations and kicked it into overdrive. In a negative light it is a bit disheartening to watch someone else shred a guitar and sit there wishing you could. On the positive side primordial jealousy is an amazing motivator, so here I am trying to improve my dexterity on a guitar rather than a keyboard.
Maybe I’m just using the wrong instrument, who knows? The internet is a constant learning experience. Short story it’s pretty awesome to meet and greet people across the net, even more so in real life.
*Side note I don’t actually advise meeting people from the internet in real life…people can still suck*
Photo By: Fabienne Serriere