I got to chat with Austin Carlile at Warped Tour with his bandmates in Of Mice & Man, but the next day we caught up and he told me all about his clothing line Aspire & Create. He truly has a big heart and wanted to combine his dream of having a cool apparel line, but he also wanted to help people.
Austin is an incredibly kind person and it was so lovely to hear him speak so passionately about his goals and vision for the company.
I could keep going but I will let Austin tell you more himself.
Just a little PREVIEW of the interview. It’s short and I will post the rest as we get it all cut.
Last night I got the chance to sit down with all of Sleeping With Sirens before their sold out show at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. Now, these boys are known for being silly and a bit sarcastic in interviews — but I had a lovely time chatting with them! We talked about their band, what they think of each other and even to get Kellin Quinnto reveal a hidden talent I never knew he had!
We will have all of that for you soon, but take a look at this little clip of the boys talking about their connection with their fans.
This was a big one for me personally.
The Starting Line are just an incredibly special band for me and seeing them live (for the first time!) — for the ‘Say It LIke You Mean It’ 10 year Anniversary Tour —- and then interviewing them about it (!!!) — was such a dream. They were all so kind, respectful and friendly to me. (That is much more than I can say about some of the newer bands I have interviewed this year.)
They also reminded me afterwards they don’t do interviews anymore — so this was such an honor.
Having the opportunity to thank them to their faces for an album that has always been special to me, and hear them genuinely say, “no, thank YOU!” — is what all music fans dream of.
10 years later anything can happen. 16-year-old Sara would have passed out — but 26-year-old Sara was just as elated.
In short, #musicrules.