Showing posts from August, 2016

Question of the Day #17

Gina:Once upon a time I played the Violin.
Kate:I used to play clarinet in high school.
Sandy: I used to play the clarinet, but not really well.
Melissa: Not even if my life depended on it.
Renee: Violin
Aisling: Violin
Twinkle: Nope
Sid: I can play guitar a little, but not much.
Arminta: Nope
Heather: Nope.
Lori: No I can't
Radeyah: I can play the piano slightly. I'm in no way proficient. I would love to learn to play the guitar.
Colleen: No
Jen: I can play the tamborine

The Sounds of Advice #8

How do you deal with people who criticized your weight:
Aisling:It's hard not to take people's criticism to heart but try not to. Whether you've just had a baby, have weight issues due to health reasons, are in the process of trying to lose weight or anything else, just remember you are beautiful just as you are & for who you are as a person. 

Some people feel the need to make comments about other people's weight because they themselves are bothered by their own weight. Is it right? No. So just remember what a person is like on the inside is more important than what they may or may not look like on the outside.
Sandy: Even though I am not heavy set, people give me a hard time. Saying things like "You need some meat on those bones" or " You need to eat more". I certainly do eat and anyone who knows me, they know how much I eat. I haven't always been happy with how I look. I finally got to the point when people would say something about my weight…

Question of the Day #16

Gina: "3 AM" by Chiodos; I had to really think about this question
Kate: Pretty much any video the band Ludo ever did. Goodwill Hunting By Myself is probably my favorite one they've done.
Sandy: I have always liked "It's Gonna Be Me" by N Sync. I have all the dolls and would have been awesome if they had turned into the real one when they were bought lol
Melissa: Only If by Enya
Renee: California Tupac / Dr. Dre
Aisling: All the right moves by One Republic
Twinkle: Somebody That I Used To Know By Gotye
Sid: Hmm watch mostly fan made music videos, so I don't know that many but maybe a tie between Paramore's Brick by Boring Brick and Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift,
Arminta: Lately I've been digging Macklemore-Downtown
Heather: Into The Woods by Taylor Swift.
Lori: Think of You feature Chris Young and Cassadee Pope
Radeyah: Taylor Swift's Blank Space music video. I feel like she got out a lot of unwanted emotions and tension in the filming of that video…

Question of the Day #15

Gina: Marianas Trench or Chiodos, I love both of them!
Kate: Scars on 45, they're so underrated
Sandy:Just Surrender!! They might not be listed in these questions, but I was hoping they could have fit in somewhere. Haha
Melissa:Nirvana. Especially if they suffer from mental illness. Kurt Cobain just really understood it. May he RIP.
Renee: I love so much music it is difficult to say one so I am just going to say it is important to have a wide variety of songs and genres
Aisling: The Doors lol
Twinkle: Music as a whole should be admired and loved by all, no matter who sings it or what genre it is!
Sid: Evans Blue or Ludo.
Arminta: Otep
Heather: I have no idea.
Radeyah: I think everyone should love Linkin Park as much as I do and play their music everywhere.
Jen: Ghost
Colleen: Nickelback

Call to Arms: Cancer Hits Home

RRSMS volunteer, Colleen Robbins with her grandson, Bo

Colleen has been with the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul community since its inception. She is the mother of founder, Kate Marie Robbins, and co-founder, Jen Lea Robbins. She volunteers her time helping with events and giveaways, making crafts. She is a vital part of our team. And she is a cancer survivor.
But she was hit with devastating news last week. Her cancer is back for the third time and she needs your help. There is a GoFundMe set up in her honor. If you can donate, please do. If not, sharing it helps immensely. We have also set up a card drive to lift her spirits. If you would like to send her a "thinking of you" or "get well soon card" you can do so to the address below.
Colleen Robbins
P.O. Box 85 Goodhue, MN 55027 
If you have any questions, please reach out to us via our Facebook page or by e-mail:

The Sounds of Advice #7

How to deal with a bad break-up:
Sandy: Take the time you need to heal and then when you are ready you can date again. A lot of the times even if we loved the person we later realize that we are better off without them.
Aisling: Take time to wallow. Whether by yourself or with a friend. Take the time to cry, mindlessly watch TV, eat junk food. Taking time for yourself is the most important thing. This is a time you can reevaluate what you really want and focus on yourself.
Kate: Allow yourself time to grieve. It's never an easy thing when you break-up with someone, especially if you still love them. Surround yourself with people who care about you. You don't have to go through it alone. It may be easier to shy away, but being with your friends will help, even if it just takes your mind off things temporarily. And know that things will get easier as time goes on. You will be okay and if you're not okay, reach out to someone, but never let anyone ever invalidate your feelings.

Cover Reveal: I Am Loved

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is proud to reveal the cover of their next anthology, I Am Loved! 

26% of LGBT youth say their biggest problems are not feeling accepted by their family, trouble at school/bullying, and a fear to be out/open. 

Everyone should be accepted for who they are, but sadly that isn't the case, especially within the LGBT community. It is hard to be who you are in this world. 

The crew at Rock & Roll Saved My Soul are taking a stand. We want to end the hate and the bullying. 

I Am Loved is a collection of stories and poetry that talk about love and acceptance within the LGBT community.

ALL proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project

Join us for the release party on September 2nd - 4th on Facebook!

Question of the Day #14

Gina:Generally every song that I listen to makes me think, it just depends on what mood I'm in.
Kate: Almost every song by Switchfoot
Sandy: I can't think of the name of the song. It's by Nickelback though. I am singing it in my head right now. Lol
Melissa:Anything by Enya. Nicky and Roma Ryan are brilliant lyricists.
Renee: Baz Lurhman Everyone's Free To Wear Sunscreen
Aisling: What A Wonderful World by B.B. King
Twinkle: There are so many!
Sid:Water God by Deathclock,
Arminta: From Autumn to Ashes: Autumn's Monologue
Heather:There's a lot of those.
Lori: Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

The Sounds of Advice #6

How to deal with bullying:
Sandy: I don't put up with it. I tell the person doing it to knock it off. However that isn't always easy or able to do without getting it more. As hard as it is to do, ignore it and then go surround yourself with people that love you just how you are.
Kate: It's never easy when you're faced with a bully. And we've no doubt all faced one at some point in time, even as adults we run into bullies, sadly. If you fear for your safety, tell someone you trust. Talking about it doesn't make it go away, but it helps a lot. You won't feel so alone. Just remember that you haven't done anything wrong and the bullies words and actions are a reflection of them and not you. Sometimes standing up for yourself helps. If you show your bully that you're not going to take their crap, they may back down. All of us here at RRSMS are here to help. All you have to do is reach out to us.
Aisling: If you're ever faced with a bully remember this. …

Question of the Day #13

Kate: Linkin Park
Sandy: Not a huge fan of Fall Out Boy. Only like two songs by them otherwise I do t listen to them.
Melissa: Anything that sounds like a wet cat with its tail caught in a door while being electrocuted. I don't do death metal or screamo. For me, it's migraine inducing noise.
Renee: Adele
Aisling: One Direction
Twinkle: Honey Singh
Sid: I don't think I've ever hated an entire band music wise before, but I guess as people, vocalists I hate are Chris Brown and Emnimem.
Arminta: I don't think there's a band I hate. Not saying I like everything but I just tend to not think about or listen to what I don't like. 
Heather:I don't have one. 
Lori: Nickelback
Radeyah: I don't think I have a most hated band. I appreciate each band's differences. 
Jen: Justin Bieber 
Colleen: Anything country 

Call to Arms: Project Reunited

Co-founder and fellow author, Sandy Ashley needs your help. About a year and a half ago Sandy was in a life altering car accident. She could have lost the ability to walk. She didn't though, but in the process, she lost custody of her daughter, who was too young to even begin to understand what was happening. Custody was give to her dad. Since then, Sandy has recovered from the injuries sustained from the car accident, but she has not gotten custody of her daughter back. Sandy is one of the most caring, loving people I know, who would do anything for her kids. She wants to get custody of Kay back, but doesn't have the means to do so.
This is where RRSMS comes in. We'd like to launch our first auction/fundraiser to try to help her get her daughter out of a bad environment and back with Sandy, where she belongs. We're looking for donations and just general ideas to help set this up. Anything at all is appreciated. If you would like to donate something or have any ideas th…

Rock N Reading

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is launching a new campaign called Rock n Reading. We will be gifting a book to one person, but the catch is, once that person is done reading it, they have to pass it on to the next person on our list. Once the list is completed, the book must go to someone else, anyone else--just keep the book going on it's next adventure with a new reader.
When you get the book, snap a picture. Post it on social media with the hast tag #rocknreading We'd also love to include the photos on the RRSMS social media accounts and book reviews, if you'd like to include one.. There will be an e-mail for you to send everything to.

The list will be sent with the book, along with the instructions, so don't worry.

To join the list, please fill out the form via Google Forms.

Sounds of Advice #5

How to get your creative juices flowing
Sandy: Find what helps you relax. I find to help with being creative for my writing I put on some N Sync and I'm good to go. Other things just have to strike me the right way. It's like when you meet your best friend for the first time. You won't know you will be best friends, however you have that moment when you click and it grows from that.

Kate: Most of my creativity is sparked from sleep deprivation, though I don't recommend doing that, because it's not fun at all. In all honesty though, I can find creativity in almost anything, you just have to look at it from the right angle. No, it doesn't always happen instantly, but write down your little ideas when you have them, and you never know what they might grow into. A lot of my inspiration comes from music, because it is my lifeline. Don't be afraid to take a risk. It might be what someone needs. That's how I've always felt about my writing. If I can help jus…

Question of the Day #12

Gina: Marianas Trench
Sandy: Skillet or MDD
Melissa: Adiemus and Queen.
Renee: Current pop music
Aisling:The Doors
Twinkle: The Hills
Sid:Hmm probally Glee cast or Evans Blue.
Arminta: Day Seven, another musical project from my friend who recently passed RIP
Lori: Rascal Flatts
Radeyah:Since I've discovered Little Mix, I've binged watched all of their music videos.
Jen: Ghost
Colleen: Nothing in particular, whatever they play on the radio

Meet Lori McBroom, Social Media Marketing Specialist -- Facebook

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better. My name is Lori and I was born in Hahn Germany on an American base and dad was in the air force as a special agent and I know a little German as well and I got to see the Berlin Wall fall down as well. I have 1 blood brother and 4 half brothers and 1 half sister and 3 step-brothers.
What is it like to volunteering for Rock and Roll saved my soul? What is your favorite thing about it? I love it and plus it neat to see who is volunteering as well. I love asking questions and seeing what other people music taste is
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?  My friend Kate need some help with the page and plus some dropped out
Who are some of your favorite bands?  Favorite album(s)/song(s)?  Switchfoot, Backstreet boys and New Kids on the Block 
Favorite album(s) Don't really have any 
Favorite song(s) Dare you to move by Switchfoot and Fight song by Rachel Platton and Highway don't care…

August Band of the Month: Starset

Starset was formed by Downplay vocalist Dustin Bates in 2013 and he takes the roles of lead singer and songwriter whilst also playing the keyboard. Bates' interest in astronomy was first fueled when acquiring his PhD in electrical engineering as he studied at Ohio University. He also has completed research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University. The band released their debut album Transmissions on July 8, 2014. Starset is part of the group, The Starset Society, who are meant to help develop on the scientific and political themes ofTransmissions. The music on Transmissions has been compared to the style of Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Skillet, 30 Seconds to Mars, Three Days Grace and Red.
Albums: Transmissions 2014
Social Media: Facebook Website Twitter YouTube
Where to Buy Music: Amazon iTunes Google Play

Volunteer of the Month: Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney!!

Volunteer of the Month: Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney!! ​ Hi! Well, I am Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney, a reader, reviewer and blogger with a passion for writing and an imagination running wild, fantasizing myself in inexistent worlds with unimaginable powers. My short stories are published in anthologies including Pleasant Dreams, After Forever, Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, Random Acts of Kindness, My Life Would Suck without You and Haunted: Fact or Fiction. Penning for several local magazines from the age of 8, currently, I’m writing a trilogy on immortality, a utopian fiction “Rainbow” and working on an upcoming TV series. 
A message from the RRSMS Team:Kate: Twinkle, words cannot express how happy I am to have you a part of the team. You've shown just how dedicated you are to the cause. RRSMS wouldn't be where it is today without your efforts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  ​ Lori: Thanks for all the help you do and keep up the good work ​ Renee: Congratulations! Without p…