In response to today’s Blogging 101 task. To pick a prompt and write about it.
Favorite Mistake Is there a mistake you’ve made that turned out to be a blessing — or otherwise changed your life for the better?
It was probably a mistake to defy my parents and work in a record store. Too bad for them it was a lifelong dream. My uncle used to take me to record stores in Pacific Beach during the summers. We’d listen to music and browse the albums for hours. What 9 year old can look through albums for hours? This one. I was born a music junkie and I’ll die a music junkie and in between I will love to thumb through records and spend nearly every waking moment of my life with music playing in the background. (FYI I am at this moment listening to Coin – Run)
It was probably a mistake to drop out of college when my classes and homework interfered with going to concerts, but who can refuse free concert tickets? Not me that’s for sure. I’ve seen some of the most amazing concerts and was backstage at more than half of them. I’ve met my idols (Keith Richards) met some artists I was just fond of until I met them and realized how amazing they are (Tori Amos), met bands I loved then instantly regretted it because they were assholes (The Cult), been given a necklace from a band I’d not heard of until they played a dive bar in Phoenix and they made me a fan (Tool) and even had a band come to my store for an in-store performance because it was my birthday (Sun 60). I’ve seen more concerts than I can count, although the stack of ticket stubs is about 3 inches thick, someday I’ll figure out a way to frame them.
10+ years at Tower Records and it was probably a mistake, but I really can’t think of any better way to spend my 20’s. It was the best ride ever. I have such fun memories (and a lot of very fuzzy memories) and I’d never say I regret it. Sure it delayed college and may have stunted my boring grown up jobs, but my record collection is kick ass!