When you go to a show, I hope you can find a connection with the music and musicians you're watching. I was fortunate enough to watch the Deftones play the other night after waiting 10 years to see them! I've never felt what I did at their show. I felt that Chino was singing/screaming to me. I hope that at the Word Alive shows, you can feel that. I hope that if you are performing you have that mindset, because it felt amazing as a fan to feel that. Too often people use things that happen to them as excuses and become bitter. I know you hear how the music world is so over-satured nowadays, and to a certain extent, I agree. However, there can never be enough genuine musicians who go on stage every night and remember where they started.
Hello readers, this marks my third blog featured here on Revolvermag.com, and I'm pretty excited about how many of you have been responding to me on these blogs and on my personal pages. It's really a great feeling to know that something I've written could help someone in some way, so I just want to say I'm honored that you're taking the time to read what I have to say.
For this blog, let me take you through parts of my journey, and hopefully it can show some of you aspiring musicians out there that no matter what your circumstance, anything is possible.
If there is no bathroom for miles and you have to go, what do you do?
Hahaha, well we're all men, so that's half the battle right there. You can go the most efficient way, pee in a bottle. Or you can stop and give nature a shower. If it's the backdoor knocking, you either hold it or we usually keep a roll of T.P. lying around for emergencies!
Tyler "Telle" Smith is currently on tour with his band the Word Alive. This is a letter to fans about respect. You can check out the Word Alive on the Anti-Hero tour with Bleeding Through and others, and you can pick up the band’s new album, Deceiver (Fearless), in stores now.