I’ve heard a couple people place my music under the “punk rock” umbrella. I’ve never understood that. I think the most punk rock thing about me though, is that a long time ago, I swore I would never be silenced again. I wanted to be loud and outspoken and proud of who I was. That’s one of the biggest reasons I’ve always looked up to P!nk. That woman is a badass. And probably the most “punk rock” pop star in the world. I was constantly being silenced as a kid, and when I found music, I found an outlet. Music has always been my way of communicating. It’s how I speak my mind, it’s how I share, it’s how I say things I otherwise wouldn’t be able to. I’m so grateful to have found such a beautiful outlet.
When I started the band, I knew that was it. I knew I had found exactly what I was supposed to be doing. I started it at top speed, and my old guitarist and I were talking a few weeks ago, about how it seems like Sharone & The Wind is always in a race with itself somehow. Even though I get tired sometimes, I know it’s worth it.
I’m sure some of you have heard me talk about this, but our song “Storm” is lyrically the most important song I’ve written. It’s my motivator. When my last lineup deteriorated and it seemed like I had lost everything I spent a year of my life building, I almost fell apart with it. But after Alex (new guitarist) and I talked about it, I just sat down one night, took a deep breath, and said to myself as I say in the song: “I can’t let myself fail or burn out”.
There is not a doubt in my mind, that this is exactly what I’m meant to be doing. Otherwise I really don’t think I would still be here. I thank my music for giving me life, and for giving me purpose. I thank P!nk for giving me the courage to be almost as much of a badass as she is. Or at least try.
Come see Sharone & The Wind tomorrow night at Herman’s Hideaway, opening for Davey Suicide. It might get almost as crazy as I am.