jump to navigation

The healing power of music… or choosing to be an ‘outsider’ June 3, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
trackback

This is entertainingly on the nose. Particularly this:

“Rock” became my identity: it forged my friendships, gave me a social life, redefined my ambitions (rock hack, or rock star – I didn’t mind which). I no longer bored family by talking about Star Wars – I bored them by talking about Smashing Pumpkins. The bullying still happened, but somehow having that shell of identity – “music fan” – made it easier to bear. I didn’t feel like a reject any more: like the rock stars I obsessed over in magazines, it was me that was rejecting them. Nothing stops you feeling like an outsider quite like choosing to be one, and while that could make me unbearably pretentious as a teenager, with my “I liked them before they were big” cliches, it also kept me safe in my own head. In that first ringing power chord in a bad Guns N’ Roses song, I had found who I wanted to be.

Advertisements

Comments»

1. The healing power of music… or choosing to be an ‘outsider’ — The Cedar Lounge Revolution – carouselclub2017 - June 3, 2017

[…] via The healing power of music… or choosing to be an ‘outsider’ — The Cedar Lounge Revolution […]

Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: