Rockstars and Chatlanians: Who is Adrian Klein?
Without much ado, I’d like to introduce you to Adrian Klein. He’s a twenty something that writes a blog about how to become a rock star. He’s a member of my Triberr tribe, Rockstars and Chatlanians. I just wrote about this awesome tribe here.
Adrian Klein is a musician, singer, and independent producer. He’s worked with Linkin Park, 50 Cent and other well known rockstars. One of his dreams is to work with Lisa Marie Presley. Adrian is just getting started as a blogger, but he has 7,000 people following him on Facebook and millions of song downloads for songs that have his name in the credits.
Below are some of Adrian’s blog posts that I enjoyed. I know that you will enjoy them too.
Adrian Klein: How To Become A R★ck Star
Adrian admits the title sounds ridiculous. “It sounds like spam,” he writes. But, right or wrong, the blog is about him and, more importantly, him keeping his story honest and real.
Insight: Getting paid is the only measure of being a rock star; it’s the bottom line: cash, compliments and confirmation.
Grandma’s smile was worth the world to Adrian. So much so that he almost became a missing kid on a carton of milk. Almost. They don’t really do that in Romania: put faces on milk cartons.
Insight: Rockstars help people feel alive.
Going home for the holidays can suck for rock stars. Adrian went home, got into an argument with his step-father, and got disowned. Kinda.
Insight: Rockstars cry too. Because pain is part of our journey.
“A real friend is someone that you share yourself with in a deep way: your day, your story, and your big thoughts. Also aspirations, dreams, wins, trials, and, sometimes, your failures.”
Insight: Rockstars give friendship and props out of a bottomless cup.
“The ideal cut for a diamond reveals the illumination and radiance of the stone. Proportion, symmetry and geometry reveal brilliance and fire.”
It’s the same with a rockstar. If you have talent, you’re a diamond in the rough.
Insight: Natural talent alone isn’t enough to make a rockstar.
Mike Shinoda is best known for his rock band, Linkin Park. Adrian got to work with Mike on Linkin Park’s song, The Catalyst. It’s a song, Adrian tells us, that asks us to think about what’s going on.
Insight: Rockstars do things that matter.
Nisha Varghese has cerebral palsy. She can’t walk. She can only use one arm. But she’s changing the world. Help her do good.
Insight: Rockstars help others dream bigger.
16 May 2011
P.S. Curating content is a two bit circus act for freaky androids. Curate people! That’s what social media is about. Mostly.
You can quote me on that.
About Stan Faryna
Mr. Faryna is the founder and co-founder of several technology, design and communication companies in the United States and Europe including Faryna & Associates, Inc., Halo Interactive, and others.
Stan Faryna served as a Global Voices author and translator. Global Voices is a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.
His political, scholarly, social and technical opinions have appeared in The Chicago Defender, Jurnalul National, The Washington Times, Sagar, Saptamana Financiara, Social Justice Review, and other publications.
Mr. Faryna also served as editor-in-chief of Black and Right (Praeger Press, 1996), a landmark collection of socio-political essays by important American thinkers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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