On continuing to support local artists. And The MiCKS!

Published November 26, 2012 by mandileighbean

I hope everyone reading this post had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Now, down to business; I recently wrote about how important it is for local artists to support local artists.  I wrote about my good friend Melanie who is realizing her dream of making music for the masses to enjoy.  For this post, I am pleased and honored to introduce you to The MiCKS.

I met Sam, the drummer, during my junior year of college.  We were both taking a literature class dealing in the genre of Science Fiction/Fantasy.  One day, while I was gorging myself at a bake sale, we got to talking and he revealed that him and his brother were in this band and he said that I should check out their MySpace (did I just date myself?).  Well, I did check out the band and I have never looked back.

The MiCKS are incredible.  They are unlike anything out there right now and are so genuine and passionate about what they do and how they perform that it is almost frightening.  I am almost embarrassed to admit that I am abnormally obsessed with their song, “Dry Splash.”  The lyrics, written by Sam’s brother Matt, are outstanding.  Sometimes when I listen to the song, I become infuriated that I didn’t write it.  The talent and energy cannot be denied, and The MiCKS are definitely worth checking out.

Melanie and I recently traveled to Hoboken to watch the band perform and celebrate the release of their first album.  Not only was the show incredibly entertaining and totally rocking, but proceeds from the show went to The HOBOKEN VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS (http://www.hobokenems.com/page10.html; http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/in_hoboken_volunteers_scramble.html).  Local artists should support their locality as well as other local artists, and the MiCKS did just that.  It was a pleasure to be a part of such entertainment, but it was an honor to be a part of so worthy an endeavor.

Melanie gave them a signed copy of her CD, and I gave them a signed copy of my book.  So they signed our copies of the CD.  It was a cosmic kind of experience, to witness those that you know achieving their dreams and believing that you were there to support from some form of the beginning.  I felt so wonderful and awesome inside, and I want all of you to experience that emotion.

Please check out The MiCKS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/themicks

And you can listen to their awesome songs here: http://www.reverbnation.com/themicks#!/themicks/songs

Remember: local artists need to support local artists.
Also, people need to support other people when people discover their passions.

Keep on dreaming, even if it breaks your heart …. And yes, I did steal that from a country song.  Oh well.

 

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