Showing posts from July, 2016

The Sounds of Advice #4

How to put up with people that gets on your last nerve
Sandy: I have to try and shrug it off as much as possible. When that doesn't work I usually vent to someone, most of the time my best friend and we have a good laugh.
Aisling: Sometimes people can be downright annoying. Some don't mean to be, others find fun in it. Either way if someone is working your last nerve just remember to breathe, ignore the annoying party as best as you can and remember to be the better person. Remember the golden rule you most likely learned in kindergarten? Treat others how you want to be treated. Perhaps they will follow suit.
Kate: It's not always an easy thing to do, especially if it's someone you work or live with. If you can, do your best to not associate with them or ignore them. If you don't have to deal with them on a regular basis, this can help immensely.  Always be polite about it, even if you don't want to be. Being a jerk about it will just make things 100 times worse. …

Question of the Day #11

Gina:I believe it was Motley Crue and Alice Cooper
Kate: Scars on 45
Sandy: Three Days Grace even got to meet them
Melissa:I've only ever been to 5 concerts. The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Peter Paul and Mary, The Righteous Brothers, and Korn.
Renee:Spandex Nation
Aisling: Edgefest when I was 16
Sid: I saw Alex Goot a few years ago.
Arminta: Otep, One Eyed Doll
Heather: I went to see Bon Jovi back in 2013.
Lori: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick 2012
Radeyah: The last concert I've been to was a REO Speedwagon one. It was very enjoyable and I also got to meet them afterwards!
Jen: Scars on 45 with Kate
Colleen: The Dunwells 

Question of the Day #10

Maggy:anything with a low bpm
Gina: Classical
Kate: Switchfoot
Sandy: Usually the harder stuff that when I'm angry I can listen to like Five Finger Death Punch
Melissa: Enya, Enigma, Cusco, Dream Academy, Massive Attack, Delirium, Yanni. I also find it to be helpful when I'm writing.
Renee:Meditation instrumentals or Enya
Aisling: The Doors
Twinkle: Pop
Sid: "Somebody Loves You" Glee cast version.
Arminta: Aqualung
Heather:I don't usually listen to music when I want to calm down because I find myself listening to songs that do the opposite.
Lori:Anything by Josh Groban
Radeyah:I listen to Jazz to calm down or focus.
Jen: Metal
Colleen: I don't like music then, I need quiet. 

The Sounds of Advice #3

How to adult without going crazy:

Sandy: Best thing is to live each day. The past is in the past you can't change it. The future you don't know, don't worry about it. You are in the present. Take in it and enjoy it as much as you can!
Aisling: There are many days from time to time when I wish I could just go back to my childhood days where the biggest thing I had to worry about was when I was going to have to take a nap or what color crayon I wanted to use next. Between being a stay at home mom of 3 rambunctious girls, running a household & my own business things definitely get a little crazy. How do I adult without going crazy? I'll tell you.  Every morning coffee is a must.  If I feel myself start going crazy I close my eyes & count to ten.  I remind myself to appreciate the little things like when the kids randomly give me a hug or ask if they can sit on my lap & read a book with me.  I follow a very outlined schedule in my planner to make sure there's enou…

Meet Radeyah Ali, Social Media Marketing Specialist -- Instagram

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! I'm 22 years old and I have a passion for reading and writing. I have two kittens, Nala and Freya, and they bring me more happiness than humans do! I am generally a sociable person and I like to meet new people and make new friends. I'm constantly growing and changing as I discover who I am and figure out the person that I want to become. I am a Muslim and my Islam is peaceful, and I just wish everyone could see the beauty of my way of life, instead of the negative fallacies reported in the media. 
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? It's been amazing! I've recently joined the team and it has really been enjoyable thus far. I love that we get to reach out to people and help brighten their day. My favourite thing about volunteering is knowing that all the work we put in will benefit one cause or the other in the end. That…

Question of the Day #9

Maggy: Anything with a high bpm rate.
Kate: Depends on what I'm hyping up for. If it's a concert, that band.
Sandy: Owl City
Melissa: When I need to get my butt moving, I love listening to high energy music. ATeens, Ian Van Dahl, Lucas Prata, Ace of Base, Spice Girls, 80's, that sort of stuff. It keeps me motivated and moving.
Renee:80's rock
Twinkle: Rock Music
Sid: Starstruck by Lady Gaga, Hold Onto You by NateWantsToBattle, and "Going Through Changes" by Emineim.
Arminta: Eminem
Heather: I don't listen to anything to hype me up.
Lori: Let's go Crazy by Prince
Radeyah:When I was younger, anything by Avril Lavigne would hype me up but now, while I still love Avril, I also listen to any song really with a positive message. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield is a great one.
Jen: Ska
Colleen: Hard rock

Question of the Day #8

Maggy:Pop-punk, for sure!
Gina: Rock
Kate: British rock. Is that a genre even?
Melissa:It depends on the day and my mood. I have a very wide range and eclectic taste in music.
Renee: Love songs
Aisling:Rock & roll
Sid:I believe it's called Alternative Rock? I'm not very fluent on the fine differences between genres. I just go by if I like the lyrics or like how it sounds.
Arminta: Rock and rap
Heather:Country and rock.
Lori: 80's music 
Radeyah:I usually listen to whatever plays on the radio the most to be honest.
Jen: Hard rock and metal 
Colleen: Rock 

The Sounds of Advice #2

How to deal with everyday stress:
Aisling: Life can be stressful. Whether it's little things or big, there are things you can do to help deal with them. 
1. Vent. To a friend, family member or spouse, vent your frustrations. It will feel good to get the stress off your chest.  2. Close your eyes & focus on your breathing. Breathing in through your nose & out through your mouth. This will help create a calming effect.  3. Count to ten. Take a few minutes to count to ten until you feel less stressed.  4. Write. Take the time to write down what is stressing you out in a journal. 5. Meditate or do yoga. Doing either of these practices for even a short amount of time everyday will help you deal better with stress.  6. Read a book. Take some time to read a book to "escape" reality for awhile.  7. Go for a walk. Even if it's just a ten minute walk, getting some fresh air & connecting with nature is a great way to relieve some stress.  8. Exercise. Getting 10 to 30 minute…

We'll sing like the barricades are down, and we'll dance like no one's around

"Hi ho hi ho hi ho, we're heading out to the punk rock show. Colleagues and friends condescend with a smile, But this is my culture man, this is my home. The dark huddled masses gather at the gate, The doors at 7, the show starts at 8. A few precious hours in a space of our own, And when the band comes on, the only thing I really know" --Four Simple Words, Frank Turner
Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is currently seeking photos for a concert gallery for our Social Media and Website. If there are any shutter bugs out there (I know I am), you can submit any photos you've taken at a concert to the gallery. They can either be of you and your friends enjoying yourselves or pictures taken of the bands performing. 
We do ask that you give a brief description of each photo to use as the caption, including the tour name (if there was one), any bands that played, and a location and date (if you feel comfortable sharing it.) 
To submit, please e-mail your photos to:  rockandrollsavedmysoul2…

Question of the Day #7

Maggy:Wow, I can't choose
Gina:Craig Owens 
Kate: Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)
Sandy: Chad Kroger
Melissa:Patrick Stump. His vocal range is bananas.
Renee: Josh Groban
Aisling:Ryan Tedder
Twinkle: Enrique Iglesias
Sid: This is difficult, maybe the lead singer of Evans Blue or Chris Colfer.
Arimnta: Corey Taylor
Heather:That I'm not sure. 
Lori:Luke Bryan 
Radeyah: For me it's so hard to choose a best male voice. I'm not even sure. 
Jen: Benjamin Burnley
Colleen: Adam Levine

The Sounds of Advice #1

This is a new feature on the blog -- an advice column run by three of the RRSMS admins: Kate (founder), Sandy (co-founder) and Aisling (Youtuber). 
If you'd like to submit a question you can do so via Google Forms. Or you can suggest a topic for us to talk about via Facebook message or through our e-mail,
Our first question:  What's something you would want to say to someone who is struggling right now?
Sandy's response: That no matter what you may be going through or how hard it seems, things will always get better. Just hang in there and things will get better.
Aisling's response: I came across a video of a bunch of clips from Robin Williams movies & I don't know if what he says during the whole video is from a movie he did or not but it really resonated with me & I actually have it written down & hung up on my bedroom wall to look at when things are tough.
"You know, as we come to the end of this phase of our life,…

Question of the Day #6

Maggy:Aimee Lee
Kate: Aimee Driver (Scars on 45)
Sandy: I like the chick from Skillet
Melissa:Enya. All day, every day.
Renee: Lady Gaga
Twinkle: Lorde
Sid: Alanis Morsette
Arminta: Free Dominguez
Heather:Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson.
Lori: Carrie Underwood
Jen: Lennon
Colleen: Adele 
Radeyah: I think Ariana Grande has the best female voice for me. It's totally evident when she sings in the voice of various other singers and it sounds like the original. True talent!!

Question of the Day #5

Maggy:Against Me
Kate: The Jimmys
Sandy: There is usually a lot when I put Pandora on.
Melissa: Golden State. I heard them on the last episode of Deadliest Catch.
Renee:Rachel Platten or Lindsey Stirling
Aisling:Ruth B
Sid: Melanie Martinez, I would not say I'm a huge fan but she has some good music and she's the newest I've heard.
Lori:Twenty-one pilots
Jen: Bring Me the Horizon
Colleen: Ghost 
Radeyah: I recently discovered Little Mix. They're such a happy bunch. 

Some of Us, We Have Tattoos

Oh it's payday, yes it's payday I got my pay cheque from the man There's not so many jobs that I can get these days With these marks all over my hands But I'm gonna take that cheque  I'm gonna head across the track  To the wrong side of this town
I'm gonna open the door I'm gonna bask in the roar Of that familiar buzzing needle sound
Because the ink in my skin Where the needle went in However many years ago Has left marks on my arms And they say who I am Everywhere that I go
Some people have one and  Some have one that they're ashamed of  Most people think that we're fools Some people don't get it and  Some people don't care And some of us we have tattoos --Frank Turner, Tattoos
Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has a photo album on Facebook that people can submit pictures of their music related tattoos. Want to show off your ink to other music lovers, this is your chance! 
To submit, please e-mail your photos, along with your name, location, and a short caption explai…