It's time to shove Upstanding Youth out into the world - again. I think as a band we've had over 100,001 ideas on how we can get more exposure or bring our music to more people. This is idea number 100,001. The goal of this blog is to provide a space where the band can be real and let you see into our real lives. Lives that have real dreams, hopes, frustrations, success, and failures. So often with band websites and promotional tools we have to make ourselves look bigger, badder, more hardcore (or less depending on who you're talking to), or just like something that is a little bit of an exaggeration in order to get attention. There are hundreds of bands out there and it is virtually impossible to be heard above the bad ones and even harder to be stand out from the good ones. Blogs are like reading someones journal or a letter they wrote to an intimate friend and can be a new way of connecting to our existing network of friends and fans and hopefully gain more. Hopefully we can write things about ourselves that people would find interesting but more likely they'll be mundane boring things sprinkled with interesting moments. More importantly this can be another tool to unify a group of people who share a love for music. The band as a whole can provide stories around this little blog-like-campfire so everyone can listen, laugh, cry, and smile about all the things that make the band that I have dedicated most of my life to so great.