The Legacy Lives On!

The first thing I want to say about Von Franco is that he's not just a great artist, he's a great person. He's been my friend since we were kids, and I've always looked up to him. We're both pretty much the same age, and we have similar interests. We both love music, art, and photography. When I was younger, I would draw pictures of him and send them to him. I remember once I drew a picture of him holding a guitar, and he sent me back a picture of himself holding a gun. That was really funny!

We Finally Met

I met Von Franco at a party in San Francisco. I had never heard of him before, but I saw his name on some flyers around town, and I thought, 'Oh, cool.' So I went over to talk to him, and he was super nice. He told me he was working on some stuff for a new album, and asked if I wanted to hear it. Of course I said yes, and he played me a song called 'The Devil In Me'. I loved it right away. It was dark and heavy, and I could tell it was going to be good.

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Mutual Interest

After hearing the song, I started talking to him about how I'm interested in making music myself. He invited me to come hang out with him and his band at their practice space. I ended up staying there for three days straight, watching them write songs, play shows, and record demos. I learned so much from being there. I got to meet everyone in the band, and they were all super friendly and welcoming. I even got to sit in with them on drums for a few songs.

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One night, I was hanging out with Von Franco and his friends, and we decided to go get pizza. I don't know what came over me, but I ended up telling them I wanted to make music. I didn't know anything about recording or mixing or any of that stuff. But I did know how to use GarageBand, and I figured I'd give it a shot. I showed them my little demo project, and they were impressed. They gave me advice on how to improve it, and then they helped me edit it down to a single track.

I recorded my first song at home using GarageBand. I mixed it myself, and I think it turned out pretty well. I uploaded it to SoundCloud, and I posted it on Facebook. A couple people liked it, and I got a lot of positive feedback. I was happy with how it sounded, but I knew I still had a long way to go. I wasn't sure if anyone else would listen to it, let alone actually buy it.

Then I started getting messages from fans who were asking where they could download the song. I hadn't expected that many people to care enough to ask for it, so I was surprised. I was also surprised by how many people liked it. I guess I shouldn't have been though, because I realized that I was doing something right. People were listening to my music, and they seemed to enjoy it.

As a create person, I started thinking about how I could promote my music. I thought maybe I should start posting videos online. I searched YouTube for tutorials on how to do that, and I watched a bunch of them. I learned how to upload my own video content, and I started uploading videos of me playing my songs. I put together a playlist of all the songs I had written, and I added links to each one. I also included links to my social media pages, so people could follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

I started getting a lot of attention from people, and I felt like I was finally starting to get somewhere. I was getting noticed, and people were paying attention. I was excited to keep building my audience, and I was looking forward to seeing where things would take me. I kept writing songs, and I kept practicing. I wrote a whole bunch of new ones, and I practiced them until I felt comfortable performing them live. I started playing shows in different cities across California. I played at a few festivals, and I even performed at a few parties. I was having fun, and I was meeting a lot of new people.

I was getting ready to release my debut EP, and I was feeling confident. I was proud of everything I had accomplished, and I was eager to share it with the world. I was also excited to see what kind of reaction I would get. I was nervous, but I was also optimistic.

I released my EP, and I couldn't believe how many people listened to it. I was blown away by the amount of people who downloaded it. I was overwhelmed by the number of likes and comments I received. I was so grateful for everyone who supported me. I was especially thankful to those who took time to leave encouraging reviews. I continued releasing more music, and I started touring again. I was playing bigger venues now, and I was able to connect with more people. I was getting more opportunities, and I was enjoying every minute of it.

I started getting recognized more often, and I started meeting more people. I was starting to feel like I belonged here. I was becoming part of the community, and I was learning how to fit in. I started getting more recognition, and I started getting more offers. I was offered a contract to work with a major label, and I accepted it. I signed with a company called Spinning Top Records, and I moved to Los Angeles. I was excited to move to LA, and I was thrilled to start working with a team of talented producers.