Yesterday I utilized Twitter to be productive in a way I never thought possible. While spending my normal hour in the morning surfing through comments and interacting with my community, I came across a mention of the show Waterloo Road. The name itself intrigued me, so I went to the show's page to see what it was all about.
The premise definitely intrigued me, but I only briefly scanned it, because I noticed on their website that they listed the soundtrack for every episode, and the soundtracks were extensive. The names I recognized were some of my favorite artists and songs (Nobody hates Rihanna's Rude Boy, and Band of Horses has been growing on me a lot lately), so I began to delve into the soundtracks even further.
In short, I spent 16 hours yesterday listening to music, watching videos, etc. To many on the outside, this could look like a waste of a day. To me, I just took a crash course in current pop music trends in the UK, Europe, and United States. Wikipedia and Google at my side, I explored the discographies, biographies, and other various musings of a variety of artists such as:
We Are Scientists.
I stepped in their shoes and felt their art, inspiration, and motivation, and I learned something from each of them. All in all, I now feel like a more developed artist and musician. I am more confident in my abilities having heard some of the best out there right now that are doing what I'm trying to do...
I worked harder at pursuing my dreams yesterday alone than most people will ever work toward anything in their lives. I'm working full speed toward my goals. I'm doing it with the passion of someone half my age and the wisdom of someone twice my senior. I am pouring my heart into perfecting my craft, both artistically and as a business. Tomorrow I may work on a business plan in between scoring sessions.
Anyway, I read some crazy stuff today. Don't forget to check out Anonymous' #antisec movement on Twitter, where they've released (amongst other things) Chinga la Migra Dos which will more than likely get AZ law enforcement riled up and looking for them. Hopefully none of us innocent bystanders are bothered for trying to report the facts.
About the Author - Brian Penny creates music under the name Mr. Versable. He tweets under the name @Versability. He believes in true love, and won't rest until he's found his...oh, and his last blog cost Bank of America a whole lotta dough!