||Brand New - Mix Tape
Something really special happened to me the other day.
I received the "Citizen of the Year" award from my hometown of Napanee. It's given to one person per year who exhibits excellent citizenship and/or does special things for the town. Since I made it so big and have represented the town in my songs and in many other ways, they decided to give the award to me. One of my friend's fathers got it last year, and basically, the entire town worshipped him for a little while. He was always getting handshakes and pats on the back. It's just a shame I wasn't (and am still not) in Napanee to celebrate my receiving of it. That's what touring does to you, I guess. It makes you unable to do special things. Then again, it also gives you many opportunities to do what you do best. It's like a double-edged sword, but everything with fame is. Everything.
On another note, "Sk8er Boi" was named "Favourite Song" at the Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon on Saturday. That's so cool, I'm glad that I have fans of all ages. The kids like Sk8er Boi, the adults like I'm With You, the teens like Losing Grip and Complicated. It's nice. Having a diverse sound gets you farther in the music business, so I've discovered. Each of my singles have had different sounds, so it's all good. I'm impressed with what LA suggested I do. It's a good thing that he told me to release the singles in this order for best results. I've been a royal pain in the ass about all other subjects (for instance, I won't wear what they tell me to wear, I won't let them name my album or songs, I won't let them tell me what to say or how to act) but I respect his judgement on which songs will make it and which won't. Sure, in my opinion, my first single should've been "Losing Grip" and then the next one should've been "Unwanted," but I know that not everyone out there has the same tastes as I do, so that's not what will get me a fanbase. It's all worked out for the best, I'll just say that.
I'm going to be in an ABC concert series, how hot is that? I don't know, I love it when people watch me perform, be it live or on TV. It's such a rush to know that people actually tune or drive in to watch me sing. Sure, some come for the guys, but I'd like to think they're fans of me as well. Haha.
Guess where I'll be going tomorrow? Since I don't have a show (it was tonight with Simple Plan in Indianapolis) and I'm off 'till Sunday, I'm going to fly to NYC and hang out with Jordan. We're going bowling, I hope I don't kill him in the process. Seriously, ask Jesse next time you see him. When the guys and I went bowling, I wound up to release the ball and clocked him in the gut. It looked painful, but he seemed to recover pretty quickly. Hah, Jesse's my own personal punching bag. I beat him up too much, yet he pretends it doesn't hurt. I love that kid, I really do.
I don't have anything else to say right now. The show tonight went really well, it was fun as usual. Simple Plan kicked ass, too. I love the guys. David's especially cool, him and I bitch about SmarterChild on random occasions. Hee.