It all started a couple of years back, when my connection to music grew like never before. I was hooked to it.. Literally, that there was no turning back. I got this feeling of freedom every time I plugged in my iPod. It was the great feeling of great music. Music brings in that harmony into your soul, that perfect stress buster in the morning or something to calm you down in the evenings and nights and also at time as a source to vent out your anger. Music has always been my friend whenever I needed her. As a companion and a friend during the darkest of days or the happiest of them too. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you go on a drive, plug in your iPod to your stereo, tune on to your favorite playlist and just go with the flow. Music synergizes so well with my life that I’d never give it up or stop listening to it.
My musical influences have always been heavy, in your face, melodious and also a lot of those ‘Favorite Girls’ too. Girls like AvrilLavigne, Cherri Bomb and The Veronicas would always make me go ‘Star struck’ with their music. Melody and peppy numbers from Tamil and Hindi keep me sane and keep my feet tapping. Linkin Park, Green Day, Blink 182 and The White Stripes are the reason why my stereo is so loud on any given day. Finally..Megadeth, Lamb of God, In Flames, Black Sabbath and Dream Theater bring out my personality ‘I like Heavy and Heavy music is good’. But it was one band, which has always influenced me from the days when I was a mindless and happy teenager. It was always my gods of rock and roll ‘Metallica’. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trullijo are four people whom I respect a lot for making me a better person with their heavy music. The huge poster on my wall suggests the same. They have been there when I was alone, happy or sad giving me that boost of inspiration and saying ‘Don’t give up’ or ‘Dish out all your anger’. It’s been a great feeling to have their music a part of my life.
This is VivekGouthamKannan and this is my life, my music and I love every single moment of it. ‘Nothing Else Matters’ \m/ \m/... Peace….
- Vivek Goutham K