BAD STORIES INSTALLMENT 3

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Brian playing a show back in the day with our guitarist Jesse and their band Druthers

Hey collective!

Sam here again with another one for you.

Brian’s an old friend of ours here at BADSEEDS and I’ve been excited to share his thought-provoking story ever since he submitted it. So, without further ado:

What do you do?: To me this is a hard question because what I do is always changing and is more built on philosophy. Everything exterior to me will always change. Most importantly, what it comes down to is following your heart and passions. Not letting society shape you. Instead follow that gut feeling inside of you that pushes you to do something. For instance, to travel the world, play music in a band, start a new career, or do whatever the hell it is you want to do BECAUSE you want to do it.

What inspires you to do it?: For one, what inspires me the most is the idea that we are all in control of it. The people that inspire me personally are anyone that steps out of society norms, like anyone involved in the bad seeds movement. Anyone that has the guts to say this is what I want to do, I don’t care what anyone has to say about it and then decides to act on it.
I know it’s kind of tough for people to say these days but I believe there is a god or a great force to this thing we call life and I know it didn’t create everyone to be carbon copies of each other. Some people are made to be bad seeds. To not fit in. So they can share with the world what expression and self awareness is all about.

Where do you want it to take you?: Where I’d like my passions to take me is hopefully to a spot where I am able to find fulfillment in giving. Whether it’s sharing a message of awareness, hope and belief through music, documenting moments through film/photography for people to see and remember the good and accept when things are not as enjoyable or giving back to an industry that made me who I am today. I just hope it helps someone else make better and more fulfilling choices for their lives.

Thanks for the submission, Brian. You made me think differently about what kinds of stories I’d be seeing here.

Thanks again for reading! Tune in next week for the next installment. We’ve got another unique story lined up that you won’t wanna miss! And don’t forget to submit your story for a chance to BE an installment.

Wanna tell us about your BADSUMMER? Send us a picture wearing some BADSEEDS gear and a little blurb about what you’re up to this summer and we’ll put it up on our Instagram!

BAD STORIES INSTALLMENT 2 : SEAN VOGEL

 

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Hey Collective!

Sam here with another story. This week’s feature is a friend of ours at BADSEEDS since day one.

What do you do?: 

Hey guys! My name is Sean, and I play bass in a rock band from Connecticut called Half Hearted.

What inspires you to do it?:

 At the age of 11, my grandfather gave me my first guitar. After learning to play from him and my uncle, I started playing in bands. Even years later, my grandfather would always ask about my musical endeavors and beam with pride when I would tell him of our accomplishments. He has since passed, but he is a huge reason I haven’t given up when the going gets tough. To this day, he is definitely a huge inspiration to me. 

I’d say that another big inspiration and motivation for me is the people who listen and come see my band play. There is no greater feeling than getting off stage after a set and having someone say “You guys killed it” or having someone tell me “Hey I jammed Half Hearted’s music the other day, great stuff!”. I speak for the band as a whole by saying that we are all inspired by our listeners, supporters, friends and family. 

Where do you want it to take you?:

I’ve always been keen to travel. Alongside my love of music comes my love of exploration. Put the two together, I’ll be the happiest man alive. Half Hearted has had opportunities and experiences like this and I enjoy every minute of it! 

We are playing Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA on July 12 on the Crimson Stage and it’s most definitely a huge milestone for the whole band, myself included. If anyone reading is planning on hitting that date, be sure to swing by and say hi or maybe even, catch our set! 

You read it yourself, check out our boys in Half Hearted at the Mansfield, Massachussets date of Warped Tour, and online at:

Instagram: @HalfHearted_CT

Twitter: @HalfHearted_CT

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHalfHearted/   

Music Video To Their Recent Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZKNmB2aTX0

Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-dangers-of-daydreaming-single/id1245518236

Thanks for reading. Tune in next week. And don’t forget to send us a picture of you in your BADSEEDS gear and tell us how you’re spending your BADSUMMER for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

Sam out. 

Bad Stories Installment 1 – Intro/Sam’s story

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Welcome to the first ever installment of BADSTORIES! You’re probably wondering what this is exactly. Well, when Kenny founded BADSEEDS, he wanted us to be a collective. I presented the idea of BADSTORIES as a way to connect us to you, and you to eachother. We want to hear about what makes you who you are, whatever that is. Because no matter your story, we’re all BADSEEDS.

Here’s what we need to know if you want to be featured.

What do you do?

What inspires you to do it?

Where do you want to go with it?

Yep that’s it, it’s that simple! What better way to kick this off than sharing my own story?

My bad seed grew in music. I’ve been singing since I could talk. I picked up a guitar at age 11 and my world changed.  I wanted to talk to the kids who created things, I didn’t want to listen to the radio, all I wanted to do anymore was make music with my friends and take it around the world. I didn’t care if I was selling records or giving them away, if I was playing big stages or VFW hall floors, I wanted out of the home-rooted 9-5 life. I wanted to see the world and make some noise on the way, make friends and see things I’d never imagined. Anything else was not an option. It still isn’t.

Now I make music with Kenny. We are The Crooked Sound and we are going to run wherever this thing leads us. We have no time for people who see us as 20- somethings who skipped college and work menial jobs. Those people didn’t see where we were focusing our energies, and they’ve definitely tried to make us question ourselves. They called us the “bad seeds”– and plenty else– because they didn’t see things quite like we do. But playing shows and letting everything go, making clothes and seeing people wear them with a smile, talking and connecting with people out there, this is what feels real. Art brings people together. To everyone out there who loves what they do, who shares that love for what others so, this is what life’s all about.

If that’s bad then I don’t want to be good.

Thanks for reading.

Tune in next week for more. And be sure to tell us how you’re spending your BADSUMMER!

Sam out.