Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H Is For Hawk Nelson

So Hawk Nelson is a Christian punk group that formed in the 2003.  I first became familiar with Hawk Nelson when they were featured in the remake of the movie Yours, Mine and Ours.   I really enjoy their sound, the message of their music and the diversity of their songs.  Bands that can offer me a variety of songs that go from romantic,melodic, ballads, to toe tapping fast paced punk songs that make you want to pump your fists in the air, are the kind of bands I enjoy listening to.  I don't think that you have to be religious in order to enjoy Christian Music. I am not particularly religious but their music does reach me like it would someone that shares their religious views.

In February of 2012 the lead singer, Jason Dunn announced he was leaving the band to pursue a solo project.  Instead of disbanding after losing their lead singer the band stayed together and their sound changed totally. Their new single Words  is very inspiring and I enjoy listening to their new and improved music.

My favorite song by Hawk Nelson is  . . .  Bring 'em' out  featuring Drake Bell

My least favorite song by Hawk Nelson is  . . . California


The song that inspires me creatively by Hawk Nelson is Words.    
I love how they express how words can hurt someone, and pick them up.  

As a writer words are your best friend, and your worst enemy.  If you don't choose the (write) right word to describe a character correctly their personality can be completely lost to the reader.   You want your reader to see what you see, and feel what you feel, when you create your story, but also, you want your reader to be inspired by your words and imagine your characters standing next to them. 

Words hold so much power, that often, they are humanities down fall.  Take for instance the current bully situation in most schools.   It starts with a name . .  It could be derogatory or degrading, but in a sense that name is just one small word.  A word chosen specifically to bring another person down.  If you call someone ugly, as opposed to calling someone beautiful, their demeanor and manner is affected either positively or negatively.  I wonder sometimes if physical abuse is less detrimental than verbal and mental abuse, because physical pain can go away with time, but words seem to stay with you, etching into your brain and leaving imprints not only on your memories, but also possibly reshaping the way you feel about yourself.   The wrong word can be like poison, first it attacks your insides worming its way up through your body shutting down your defenses, then it slowly works it's way to your brain until it completely engulfs you causing you to fall and give in to the negativity.

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