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Today, my 21 year old son's alternative rock band received a record deal from a major record label. I spent the last 5 years trying to convince him that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued his dream. And now he's living it. MMT

#33 (11) - Aug 2, 2009 by Paul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9171) - No, that made me sleepy. (612)



What is the name of his band?

Yes what was the name?

Also congrats for your son.

I'd also like to know the name...and record label.

Follow your dream. Yet another example. Also if your klids are SUPER PASSIONATE about something.. recognize it and be open to it. TAS, Smile-Therapy.com

It's true you should pursue your dreams... and it's great when people achieve them. but you have to consider what would happen if you don't make it, and the chances of not "making it".

You were being a good father in your efforts to persuade him to pursue a different path.

my best friends mom said the same thing the day she kicked my friend out of the house. 3 years of slumming it and hes now on top of the world with more money then he knows what to do with. the first thing he did when he got his first HUGE paycheck? buy his mom a huge house as his way of saying thank you (his homelessness and depression were the inspiration for the ENTIRE first cd). the second thing he did was buy a house for over a hundred of his homeless friends

One of my teachers took Bon Jovi's pencils everyday and gave him a detention and told him "music will never get you anywhere in life" and look at where he is now.

Success isn't about how much money you make, what your title is, or the things you can afford to buy. It's about how happy you are doing what you are doing.

Oh my gosh. I know a guy named Paul whose son, I think the same age, got a record deal, which came out in September 2009. They're alternative rock. If I'm not mistaken, the band is called The Kicks and you can get all their music for free on their website.

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