I was going through my blog archives the other day and wanted to see the official date that I started my blog. Sure enough it was July 30th, 2008, which means we are now officially 2 years young. Woah, where the hell did the last two years go?
It seems like it was only yesterday that I got the sudden urge to really start my own blog after some outside motivation from various people. It was partly a way for me to put all of my musical obsessions out there for my friends to see, but deep down I wanted to see if I could take this blog to bigger things. I remember seeing the rise of blogs like GorillavsBear, and was always amazed at how well blogs had done. Realistically, I never thought anyone would read this thing aside from some friends and family.
But here we are, two years later, and there are plenty of you. You subscribe to my RSS Feed, leave comments, e-mail me, write in my shoutbox, follow me on twitter. It’s all mind blowing. Two years ago I was just a kid who listened to way too much new music and probably annoyed the people around him with the new music he was listening to. Now I get to bother you guys, and you actually appreciate it. It’s pretty wonderful.
A lot has changed in my life in two years. Two years ago I was just about to enter college. I was only 17 years old. Now I am about to enter my junior year of college, and only have a few more months of being a teenager. I am somewhat of a different person inside, but in the core I guess I’m really the same. No matter what happens to me, this blog will always be a part of me.
I have all of you to thank for this. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be here. You guys push me to write multiple times every day to share my musical obsessions with. I hope that you enjoy this blog and that you continue to come back. I started We All Want Someone To Shout For partly for myself in 2008, but now I write it for all of you.
It’s been a great ride, but get ready for bigger and better things in the upcoming two years.
I figured I would share some songs with you that partly inspired this blog. These were some of my favorite songs that I formed emotional connections with that partly got me so invested with new music. Listen to the first song. It’s lyrics may ring a bell.
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
[mp3]: Voxtrot – The Start Of Something
[mp3]: Arcade Fire – Wake Up
[mp3]: Bloc Party – This Modern Love
[mp3]: Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe In Anything
[mp3]: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
[mp3]: Beirut – Postcards From Italy
[mp3]: Ben Folds – Still Fighting It
[mp3]: Death Cab for Cutie – We Looked Like Giants
[mp3]: Doves – Caught By The River
[mp3]: Interpol – The New
[mp3]: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Heavy Metal