The one artist I can say influenced me the most in high school was hands down Type O Negative. I have quite possibly listened to them more than anyone in my whole life actually. (Radiohead might have surpassed them though). My very good friend Chauncey (seen posting comments here frequently) turned me onto them when I was a sophomore. He turned me onto all sort of music and the realization that there was music outside of the mainstream box. Despite what many may think about Type O Negative (and many other bands I like) for me they were someone very insperational to me. Bloody Kisses is a masterpiece to me also. It didn’t make what difference what kind of a mood I was in, weather is was sad, happy, angry or excited Bloody Kisses would bring a calm over me. It’s a feeling I think many people get when going to church and have connection with god or when a person reaches the top of a mountain after a long hike and is able to sit and take in a spectacular view.
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