A Love For Indie Music.

Once upon a time, I was a mainstream ***** (I'm a guy. This is metaphorical of course.). All that mattered to me was getting the "in" things, watching the "in" movies, listening to the "in" music, and the list goes on.

All of that changed, on a fateful day a year ago. My friends were Indie music lovers, and they brought their laptops, and their music libraries, along with them to inject some excitement in an otherwise boring day. One song they played changed the course of my life:

"Fluorescent Adolescent" by the Arctic Monkeys.

It snowballed from there. Next came "Midnight City" by M83, "Blindsided" by Bon Iver, "Mykonos" by Fleet Foxes, and around this time, I threw my self into the Indie Music Ocean. I immersed every part of myself in the Indie Music Culture. I loved the feeling.

Now, I'm not what most would consider a "cool kid". I distanced myself from mainstream things. In my immersion and reflection about the moment, I became convinced that, generally, mainstream media is nothing more than a cash cow being milked 24/7. Not to sound snobbish, but I really felt that way; that my eyes were opened to see the stars past the smoke and neon lights of the mainstream culture.

I regret nothing. I love Indie Music with all my being.
RenegadeWolf RenegadeWolf
18-21, M
Oct 27, 2012