Of course, I'm the type of person who sees the dumb and wants to make something from that dumb. For today's post, I'd like to bring up possibly the stupidest thing anyone has ever accused me of; not being a "real" metal fan.
Dragonforce. Maybe it's because I'm young. Maybe it's because I like to promote my band a lot, which seems like something anyone in a band would do, but hey, that could be a reason people see me and think, "Sure, she spends a lot of her time talking about/working in/promoting metal, but is she really one of us?"
So to combat this dumb, I've decided to come up with a list of all the things I do. If, after reading this, anyone still thinks I'm not a real metalhead, or that I'm some kind of metal poser (do we have those!?), then nothing I ever say or do will be able to convince them otherwise. For the rest of you, maybe this will give you an understanding of how much exactly goes into A Sound of Thunder from the single person that is me.
- Design the layout for all merchandise, which includes CDs/vinyl/t-shirts/shot glasses/ect.
- Design and update our website.
- Write lyrics.
- Record vocals (obviously, which can take up to 6 hours per session and often happens after I work an 8 hour shift at my full-time job).
- Write music.
- Book every show.
- Book shows for other bands (such as Benedictum and Leather Leone).
- Plan travel to/from every show.
- Research and book hotels for each show that is not local.
- Promote each show.
- Sell tickets.
- Create flyers for each show.
- Create events online for each show.
Now, as if all that wasn't enough, I also work a full-time job and am married. So along with all of the band things I do, I also have to find some way to work 40 hours a week and make my husband not feel like he's single. As many of you know, I'm also a health/fitness enthusiast, so I also somehow manage to cram in regular exercise and healthy cooking into my schedule.
After all this, if there is anyone out there who still thinks I'm somehow fake for whatever reason, I have only one thing to say to you.