Our true royal family

Our true royal family

It's a new era. It's finally here. The change we've been waiting for, aching for, for so long in the pop music industry. 

For the pop industry, these past few years haven't been a fraction as glamorous as the female superstars of 2013. They've been anything but. We've seen Avril and Britney grace the upper ranks of the charts for a lot of this past decade, but their time is over. Thankfully. It's clear that the pop industry has taken a dramatic turn into a really new era of musical sounds. We've ushered in songs that would never have made an appearance more than 2 years ago. Maybe it's not saved, but it's certainly not being left alone. 

Now it's not just the Black Parade that's dead

Now it's not just the Black Parade that's dead

It was nine pm on the night of the 31st of January, 2012, and little did I know my thoughts on all modern music were about to be completely changed. As Gerard Way stepped out onto stage with his entourage of brother Mikey and fellow band mates Franky Iero and Ray Toro, the atmosphere was truly electric. More so than any other concert I have ever been to. As the band blasted through an amazing set list, running for nearly an hour longer than anybody had expected (thank god) the night developed into what would be for some the best night of their lives. My Chemical Romance creates that kind of live and breathe fan, who would be looking forward to this night for a really, really long time. The end of the night was approaching, and Gerard and crew threw everything they had into I'm Not Okay and the most amazing performance of Famous Last Words anyone could have ever asked for. 

Legacy

I think one of the most important things we hand down to our children is our music library and music taste. 

Think about this. When my kids are sitting around their kitchen table with their friends and family in the early hours of the morning, intoxicated and at the end of a great night, they'll be listening to stuff from their great grandfathers, grandfather's, father's and their own collection. Like how fucking awesome is that? 

Fostering a good music library is something I consider really quite important. This is the kind of information that deserves to be archived the most. It's the kind that tells the most story. It's the kind that brings back memories and happiness while us and our future generations are crowded round that dinner table in the wee hours of the morning. That's what's important. That's the dream. That's what I want. That's everything I need my life to culminate to by the very end. I have my 2 year plan. I even have a vague Idea for 5 and 7, but that right there described before? That's the ending. That's where it needs to get to. I won't be satisfied until it does.  

Music is our legacy, it's a family heirloom that is completely unrivalled  in every single way, and passing on this baton of art and knowledge to my kids is one of the things I look forward to most about having children.