10 Things You Should Know Before Dating A Musician
People make excuses for us all the time...but we are crazy. We're wonderful, but crazy.
1. We prioritize album releases over Valentine's day.
Sorry, but when our favorite band's new albums come out it's like a high holy holiday. Brace yourself, because it's a day of celebration! We'll probably be ready for a date or something if you really want to go out, but we'd probably rather stay at home and listen to the new album.
2. We will always love our instruments.
Not necessarily more than you, but you can't ask us to choose. It's like asking you to cut off an arm or something. Trust me, we have to have our guitars, drums, voice, whatever. Its in our blood.
3. You're going to get jealous of our love for our favorite artists.
Any boyfriend I've had has said something to me, joking or not, about my affinity for rock stars. Sorry, but if I meet Pete Doherty, see ya later. I'm out.
We all have that one person, it's just that us musicians are more vocal about it.
4. We can really drink.
Not all of us, but a good amount of us can drink pretty hard. It's a part of our culture in a weird way...I mean, it's not good or bad, it's just the way it is. Some of us need rehab, and others just need to lay off. But you have to know what you're getting yourself into.
5. We have a lot of baggage.
Musicians make music because we're trying to get our feelings out. Musicians often have a supreme amount of baggage. We carry everything around in our heads and on our sleeves, the songs are just the tip of the iceberg.
6. We're painfully honest.
We can't help it! Music brings that out. If you're flat, we'll tell you. Likewise if you're a jerk or a loser, if you're being mean or too nice. We don't have time for all that small talkk.
7. We like to move fast.
When we like something...we really like it. So don't be alarmed if we start texting you or asking you if you want to go to concerts. We want what we want.
8. We're sensitive.
A lot of things bother us. Not only are we a little bit messed up, but we're totally sensitive to everything around us. Music comes from examining the world and putting it into something everyone can understand.
9. We embody that "tortured artist" thing, and you'll have to put up with it.
We're sad and broken, but it's okay, we've got so much going on! We're exciting and fun, there'll never be a dull moment as long as you're dating a musician!
10. We're obviously the best...but dating us isn't easy.
We're difficult and sometimes our music is our life, but we need someone else that can keep us tethered to the ground.