Music has always been a huge passion of mine. As I've grown up, I can tell you the exact moments new genres washed over me - the first time I saw a music video (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation), the first time I fell in love with a guitar (CCR's Fortunate Son), and the first time I thought to myself "I Have To Do This" (NSync, July 1999). As an unruly teenager, I went to extreme lengths to get my afternoon dose of TRL and even snuck out of the house to go to a Mya concert when I was in high school. I danced around my bedroom as if I were the next big popstar, and yes, I even got a music history lesson from a little tool called Napster. Music was everything.
If I could have a superpower, it would be to write great music. Yes, that's what I equate good songwriting to - the ultimate superpower. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "My Favorite Song Ever" or "The Song That Changed My Life", but when you hear a good song - you just know it. I decided that since I couldn't do it, I would dedicate my life to protecting those who could. My foolish 14 year old self who thought Napster was harmless now works tirelessly to find healthy and fulfilling ways to get music from those who make it to those who want it. Which just so happens to be everyone.
I decided to named my company Far From Home because whenever I sat down to attempt the trade, I found myself writing about how much I missed home and yet how much I was learning from forcing myself to be uncomfortable, independent, and at many times downright lonely. I believe we learn a lot about ourselves - our passions and our limitations - when we are removed from what is familiar. And so I bring to you the place where we embrace the lost and welcome uncertainty.
The most important thing anyone who passes through should know about Far From Home is that we are here to provide a place for those who are testing their boundaries. We welcome you with metaphorical open arms, and sincerely look forward to what you have to offer.