So I feel the need to write that obligatory welcome blog post so if anyone ever decides to read this they can find out a bit about this thing I’ve got going. This is going to be a blog where I write reviews and articles about music, to try and chase my dream of becoming a music journalist. So a bit about me I guess, I’m 16, studying my a levels and a northerner, I almost died as a toddler because I thought it would be a good idea to eat some poisonous berries, I’ve never been on a roller coaster, I used to be vegan, I cant remember a time when I only lived in one house and I’m scared I wont make my mark on this world and I’ll be forgotten, oh and that’s me up there. I’ve loved and lived music my whole life thanks to my dad playing music throughout the house 24/7 for my whole life, I love the way it has so much hidden power for change and how most people don’t realise how tenuous it is, you change one note or word in a song and it changes the entire song and what it means, what it’s saying, how it makes you feel, what it makes you do, I think that’s what makes music so special. Currently my favourite artists include: arctic monkeys, 5 seconds of summer, the 1975, green day, all time low, nirvana, jimi hendrix, fall out boy, X ambassadors, bastille, my chemical romance, cage the elephant, the beatles, the kooks, bob dylan, imagine dragons, the kinks, the white stripes, the clash, the all american rejects, blink 182, the who, oasis, sum 41…. And I’ve been through a lot of phases in my music taste (the ‘whatever dad likes’ phase, the dreaded ‘one direction and other tweeny bop’ phase, the ‘pop-punk’ phase, the ’60s-80s’ phase, the ‘punk rock emo’ phase) and now I’m at this mish mash stage of genres that I don’t really know how to define. I’ve also known from a young age that being a musician isn’t for me, I’ve tried to learn instruments but none of them clicked, and I cant sing to save my life, one thing I think I can do though is write. Though I’m no fool, I know my writing needs a lot of work, which is why I started this blog, to try and improve this.
Ok enough about me, I’m going to answer the question that will inevitably asked if anyone ever reads this blog, ‘What does the name mean?’. I chose beatific because, as well as looking music related the definition is ‘appearing happy and calm, especially in a holy way’ which I think is pretty relevant as to how music makes me feel. As the great man who watches over me from my wall once said “Music is my religion”- Jimi, Hendrix, and that’s why I chose that name.
It scares me how much good music there is out there that i haven’t discovered yet, but I’m hopeful through this blog I will discover more, so if you wanna do that too, you can join me.