How I became a melonhead Feb 18, 2013 14:12:37 GMT -5
Post by lizloder on Feb 18, 2013 14:12:37 GMT -5
Hello everybody! I am new here, just joined today but have always spent time looking around this forum in the past. After going to the show on Saturday at Mt. Airy I've decided to finally join and maybe make some friends through here. I didn't become a melonhead until this past summer/early fall when I finally sat down and just listened to all the Blind Melon albums over and over for weeks. Something inside of me just started to feel really connected to the music and I don't think a day has gone by since where I haven't listened to them. It really came out of nowhere. I remember when I was about 9 or 10 years old I was watching tv and I saw VH1's behind the music about Blind Melon and having this feeling after that it was a really sad story but at the same time thinking wow they seem like a cool band..From there I always felt like I appreciated No Rain more when I heard it on the radio..over time I just kind of forgot about them and I was just super young at the time and never got their album or got into it. I guess I just listened to whatever was on the radio..I was in elementary school at the time. Then sometime in college in like 2005 I got the self titled album and I remember listening to it a few times and the songs that stuck out then were tones of home, change & no rain so I mostly just listened to that and still didn't get into the rest of it but I always claimed I really liked them. I remember reading the one day that they were getting back together and I got for my friends when it came out..I used to listen to it on repeat and I got really into the album and when I saw they were going on tour I was all into going and I remember they did have a date scheduled for Buffalo..but I didn't end up going just because I had no one to go with (I regret not going!)..so then over time they just faded away and I forgot about them again..A little over a year ago I met my boyfriend and we are both huge music lovers and we would sit around for hours on end and listen to music/talk about music..we started talking about bands from the 90's the one day and I mentioned that I really liked Blind Melon (at the time I could have sworn I loved their music but didn't even realize I didn't know the half of it). He had the Soup and Nico albums which I borrowed from him and thats when it all started...I just felt this deep connection to it, I loved the style of the music, I think Shannon has one of the most unique and beautiful voices of all time..I just couldn't believe how many times I thought I was super into them but didn't even really know their music like I thought I did. Since then I've just become more attached to their music, I've watched every video I could find online, I've read old articles, I got the book a devil on one shoulder an angel on the other...I've just become more and more hooked. I can't believe I almost missed out on such an amazing band. I remember being in the car with my best friend back in the fall and I was just telling her I wanted to listen to Blind Melon and that I love them, they are so good!. Her response was "but you have always loved them though" and I was just like well I thought I did....but now I really do! Anyways I saw them last Saturday at Mt. Airy and it was such an amazing experience. I can't believe how personal it was. I feel like my life is complete. There has been so much music I've connected with over my lifetime and it's always nice to discover a new connection. The concert meant so much to me! Thats about it for my story of how I got into Blind Melon.