I'm sure that at one point in every kid's life, he or she wants to be a rock star. It's the fame of a superhero or a politician, but without all the responsibility. Your job is to be the center of attention. You know that one song that you just love, because it makes you feel something that you just can't describe? You get to write music that makes people feel that way. Sounds like a dream job to me.
A lot of people, after they've realized how much the music industry sucks and how overrated fame is, move on to other more practical career dreams. Like engineering, or teaching. But I never have. Ever since I was old enough to know all the words to every song in "The Little Mermaid," I've wanted to be a singer. My mom has a lot to do with it, because she's been singing for blues bands since before I was born.
Unfortunately for me, I can't really sing. I warble out songs in the shower, or by myself in the car. Sometimes I write lyrics to songs that will never have music, because I can't play guitar, and I'm to shy to share my ideas with anyone who can.
So, my rock star fantasy is usually confined to coming up with really cool band names. Most of them I completely forget about. I really need to start writing these down. My favorite by far, though, is Scott Baiowulf. My best friend and I came up with it after watching "Cursed," a werewolf movie with Scott Baio. And of course, Scott Baio is awesome. Only someone of complete and total awesomeness could play Bob Loblaw on "Arrested Development." So, I think that if my dreams ever do come true, and I do have a band of my own, it will have to be called Scott Baiowulf. I just hope that Scott Baio doesn't mind.
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