Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love Music Project

Music has entered my life over the years, sometimes important, sometimes background noise, sometimes something I can live without. Growing up however, it gave me my identity.

Living in the most conservative county in the country at the time, life should have been idyllic -- middle class existence, the Pacific Ocean and surfing a mile from home, mountains an hour away. But all was not right in Camelot. Along with many others, a growing unease that there was more to life than what surrounded us manifested itself. The music of the time, bombastic hair bands that filled arenas or the synth-pop of (mostly) English fashionistas (though that word didn't exist) were our choices for the most part.

But there was another option, one intensely disliked by preachers, politicians, and policemen alike: punk rock. While amazing bands like the Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Angelic Upstarts and others showed the world the more obvious trappings, it was the New York scene that influenced Southern California punks more than anything else.

Growing up punk in Orange County meant plenty of stares, taunts, and threats, but it was worth it, because we honestly believed music could change the world. I grew older, became disillusioned with the violence of the punk scene, and slowly moved on.

Now, with kids interested in music, I'm my father, questioning their musical taste and wondering where I went wrong. On the positive side, music has re-entered my life in a big way, whether it's discussing radio station choice, hearing my son rock out on his guitar or my daughter singing along with her piano, or our younger two tunelessly humming or singing songs of their own device, music has returned to our home (though it never really left).

Polk Audio Love Music Project
Your passion. Your story.

Polk was founded on a simple idea. Love of music. That love, even after 40 years, still drives us. Now it’s your turn. Tell us as artfully or as simply or as unpolished or as humorously, or with all of the above if you want, the importance of music in your life.


Tell your story in a video; a minute is fine. You can do it using your smartphone. Or you can write your story and post a picture. Or do both. You being you, and your experience, are what it's all about.

Once you've made your video, post it by signing into your Facebook account. We'll add your work to our "Love of Music Project" website, where it can be viewed, commented upon, shared and "liked" by music lovers around the world.

Celebrate your love of music with us. We want to hear your story.
About 
Polk




Polk
 (www.polkaudio.com) 
is 
an 
award‐winning 
designer 
and 
manufacturer 
of 
high
 performance 
audio 
products 
and 
the 
largest 
audio 
brand
 of 
DEI 
Holdings, 
Inc. 
Founded 
in
 1972, 
Polk's 
products
include 
loudspeakers 
and
 electronic 
components 
for 
home, 
auto
 and
 marine 
applications, 
the 
market
leading 
Surround Bar
 single 
speaker 
surround
 systems, 
the
 world's 
first
 audiophile‐grade 
active 
IP‐addressable 
loudspeaker, 
the 
world’s 
only 
wireless
 single‐speaker 
rear 
surround
 solution,
 the
F/X
Wireless
 Surround 
speaker, 
and
 the
 audio
 industry’s
 first 
line 
of 
performance 
headphones 
for 
serious 
athletics 
and
 active 
individuals.



Polk Audio

Polk's social pages:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/polkaudio
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Polk_Audio
Instagram: http://instagram.com/Polk_Audio

Polk
 launched
 a 
new 
online 
project
 aimed 
at 
activating 
users 
in 
the 
online 
space 
to 
share 
stories 
of 
their 
personal 
relationships
 with 
music. 
Polk 
created 
“The 
Love 
Music 
Project” 
microsite 
to 
house
 this 
content 
in 
an
 effort 
to 
share 
their 
fans’ 
collective 
passion 
for 
music 
and 
extend 
it 
into 
the 
social 
space.
 The
 site 
is 
accessible
 by 
computer,
 tablet 
or 
smart
phone, 
and 
allows 
users 
to 
upload 
their
 music 
“love 
story” 
by 
video 
or 
photo‐text 
pairing 
directly. 
The 
user‐generated 
content 
is
 then 
pushed 
live 
and 
shareable 
across 
Facebook, 
Twitter 
(hashtag 
#LoveMusic), 
Google+
 and
 Pinterest.


Users 
who 
upload 
content 
will
 be 
entered
 to 
win 
a 
pair 
of 
Polk
 Ultra Focus TM
8000 
Active 
Noise 
Canceling 
Headphones.

 

You can also win a $50 promo code for Polk Audio by leaving a comment below on how you love music. Giveaway runs through Thursday, February 28th, midnight and the winner (chosen randomly) will be announced on Friday, March 1st's post. GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC. All opinions are my own.

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7 comments:

  1. Music has always been in my life - to varying degrees. I love to sing. I performed in musical theatre locally as a kid (Carnival, Brigadoon, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof). I did school choir all through jr/sr high (including a solo in Capitol Caroling - JCHS Christmas program sung in the beautiful rotunda with awesome acoustics). I played violin (poorly) for two years in grade school, but chose vocal over instrumental music. I wore through vinyl records as a child (actually had to purchase an additional copy of Wizard of Oz soundtrack plus had tons of 45's). I like everything from Broadway showtunes to classic rock to some heavy metal to bubblegum pop to country. My radio is mostly on country stations these days though we love the 80s station on satellite radio in the truck. So many memories are tied to songs. And sometimes it is a song that gets you through a tough run, a tough day, or just a tough time in your life. And I find that occassionally, I can connect with my kids (mostly daughter - son not as much) through music and that makes it extra special and puts one more memory in the vault.

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  2. Funny--I would never have thought of SoCal as conservative. Where I grew up, rural Ohio--now that's conservative. It's funny b/c I was really into music as a kid, too (still am) and not just the mainstream stuff. Maybe there is a connection (a little push against the conservative machine?)

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  3. I love to dance to music! I love music that can change a mood :)

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  4. I love music. It relaxes me and clears my mind after a long day.

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  5. I am a runner, and if it weren't for a good beat, volume up, motivational words of music, I'd never make it past that first mile!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  6. I love to listen to music! It always improves my mood. I love it when one of my favorite songs comes on and I also like hearing new music!

    twizzler0171(at)gmail(dot)com

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