Last week was hell. Sure, through the muck, I was able to pull some flowers from it, but by Sunday night, I was worn down.
Today I had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing bands. One band involved in my book, and the other was Saves the Day. This was a sit down with the full band to discuss the new line-up and our eventual delivery of Daybreak - the final installment in the band's album trilogy.
Within the interview, Chris Connelly says something about the album being something beautiful growing from the muck of something negative. Within the context of the first two parts of the series, Daybreak, and the way the band describes it, has now been put into my most anticipated spot.
Connelly and I also had a side conversation about negativity that spawned up from a question in the interview about bands being progressive in this state of martyrdom. Why be negative, when you can just be positive? Why comment on how much you hate an album or band, when you can talk about how much you love an album or want people to check out an up and coming band?
The ideas of the conversation were simple, but it relates a lot to the future of Absolutepunk.net to me. I know I've talked about this topic with interviews from Say Anything, AFI and Converge. The future in a coding sense is what I am least worried about for this site.
There's still a film of negativity (not including the casual disagreement or personal opinion), but just absolute vice towards artists, bands and music in general bleeding through this site.
If there's one thing I want to see change about this site, it's an attitude amongst users. I know, "If you can't handle the forums, then stay the fuck out!" Well, why keep people and discussion out, when it's so much more effective for music to pull people in.
Today, under the muck of last week, I experienced Daybreak. Life is cyclical, and sometimes there aren't answers for the negativity that runs through, but guaranteed, if more positivity is put on spin...those clothes will come out feeling warm and loving.