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“i love your music”
How to Change Your Life with Music
“ Austin Washington love youuuuu”
Washington DC, United States
"you are cool"
fl Falkland Island
“ fucking sucks ” [Austin: Can't win 'em all! But, then, she's Gemini, maybe she'll change her mind. And, um, I don't think that's her real pic! :D]
Rockville, CT, United States
“this song is cool”
Hi my name is elise and im 11 years old. i think you guyz are so talented and you rock! i hope you guyz make a cd so i can buy it and listen to it everyday! bye peace out~ELISE~
I'll be one of the first to buy your CD's!
Love and Cookies,
Austin rulez! i think u r tottally cool!! work on your album and release it soon!!
i really like your music! put more on this site i will visit it often now !
Can I have an autograph? You guys are going to big!
Hi, it's Austin. I've been told that, because I'm supposed to be a "serious" writer now (as of the last few months!), or my ideas are meant to be important or something (I've just been published in a magazine advising business leaders on morality, and in a learned journal advising educational leaders to model their programmes on my experience at Oxford University [link coming]), that it is beneath my dignity to make simplistic "pop" music.
But aren't all great ideas simple? "Do unto others..." "Stay out of foreign entanglements..." "Da dooh ron ron..." (well, maybe not that last one)
I don't want to be a pop singer or pop star (I just happen to be friends with the owner of this great domain! PopMusic.com!) I would love to perform my songs sometimes at some huge music festivals in front of hundreds of thousands of people, but can't imagine doing so in front of fewer than that, and would have no patience with having a "tour" or selling tickets - I just couldn't care less...) The argument (well, words) dilettante and hobby come to mind, but if you look at the story of, say, this song you can see I don't subjectively experience the music I make that way (as a hobby) - I find music life-changing, and almost life-saving. I learned to read music before English. In the summers, when I was staying at George Washington's brother's house (still in the family) and everyone else was out at the pool, I'd be inside - like, I was four years old - banging on the piano. Making stuff up. Composing music? Does that make me a dilettante? I don't think so....but what do I know?!
To me, music is as important as writing, or thinking, or speaking, or whatever supposedly serious things I'm known for. It's even more vital to me, in some ways. Making music changes my feelings about the universe, my life, and the world, when I do it. "But so what?" you might ask. Well, people have told me it's changed their lives (or at least changed a bad day to a good one, or even helped make an important decision), too. So, that's why I give it away to others. And, anyway, I can't not make it.
But because popular music and songs are associated with people like Justin Bieber and John Lennon (great people with great hearts, no doubt, but small brains - or, at least, people who make music associated with an audience who can't genuinely appreciate "great" things. That's what my friend said, actually - it's in response to that that I'm writing all this! It sounds snobbish of her, I know, but there is a difference between "Baby Baby" and even "Imagine" compared to, say, something by Tchaikovsky. If you can't accept that, that's fine, but just stop here because you'll disagree with all of this...anyway, I'm not sure I agree, myself - there is great beauty in simplicity, after all - I just made this page because my friend chastised me for half an hour, saying all this music is beneath my supposed dignity. Whatever.)
My overall point being - I've been told to be embarrassed that I make songs like this, or that I really have to at least do it under a pseudonym, to hide that it's me doing it, because my ideas, my principles, my "career" as an author and purveyor of thoughts and ideals to supposedly change the world will be damaged, irrevocably, by association with something as simple as a (simple) song.
it's the only way I know you're out there listening...thx
ps you also get free (or pay what you want) music!
(c) AW 2012
WOW! I just heard that song and-WOW!- it really moved me. I think you guys are fab! Don't change ANYthing! Keep up the fanTAStic work, sugar!
P.S. If you ever go on tour, pleeeeaaaaaassse try to make it to Georgia, honey!
Love and kisses!
the more i listen the more i like!! :)
iTunes Store: Top Songs in Pop
from a Facebook conversation I just had with one of 15,000 fans there!
(picking up at the end of our talk!)
that conversation wasn't as one-sided as it seems! she spoke a lot in the first half! i just put (the second half) there to explain...why PopMusic.com is what it is! :D
Pop music is meant to be popular music.
A lot of people think pop music means cheap, horrible, commercial music.
But that's not true any more.
(c) me (not you!) sorry...