I am sorry for the non-book related post but its been 10 minutes and I am still laughing.
"When people ask me "have you ever hit rock bottom? or "when were you at your all time low?" they expect me to say, "well this tour I was doing cocaine" or "this tour this happened" or whatever and no, like, it happened way before I even knew that this was my career. The most beautiful, angelic person and vocalist I’ve ever known, I’ll ever know, my best friend Rachel and she was singing with me, I thought, you know, one day were gonna be Sonny and Cher, you know, were gonna be you know, June and Johnny, were gonna take over the world singing, I just gotta get through school and then I’m gonna take off, you know. And so I knew it, like this was it, this was my career path, I mean, we had at the time, we had, you know, management looking at us, like there was talk of labels and there was all this stuff and I was in high school and I was thinking "this is gonna be sick like, I’m ready, you know, I can’t wait to do this and make it and have Rachel by my side and everything, this is what I’m gonna do, this is my life" and I got the worst phone call of my life, Rachel’s been hit by a drunk driver and that was it…my world sank, I was like "fuck music, fuck this, god where are you? Why did you do this? Like you want me to be a singer, you want me to impact the world" and all this stuff but I mean it’s not god’s fault and I don’t blame god and I don’t, you know, I don’t know where I sit with my faith these days or whatever but it’s not anybody’s fault except the person drunk driving and I’m over that, I’m over it but I definitely was at my low point. "Why did this happen?" The person that made me into an artist, the person that pushed me and motivated me, the only reason I play music, to this day, just taken away like, in an instant" and it was so hard to believe. We were supposed to tour together, we were supposed to get married, we were supposed to be in love, you know, we were fucking, we were the next big thing you know and I told myself I was done with music, I can’t do this, I can’t do this without her, I can’t tour or be famous and it wouldn’t be fair to do it by myself because if she’s not there, it’s not fair, it’s not my career, it’s ours and I decided I wasn’t gonna play music anymore, I was gonna go to college. You know, as I was sitting in the college office one day, later, I was still you know, on the fence about music, I said I’m over this, I can’t, I don’t wanna try anymore, I’m literally sitting in the college office applying for Auburn University, psychiatrist, that’s what I wanted to be. I got another phone call, probably the other most influential call I’ve ever had, Rise Records wants to sign you, let’s do it, peace out, I’m gonna graduate and I’m gonna go record this fucking record and I don’t know, college wasn’t an option anymore and now the road is my home so…here I am." - Tyler Carter
this gotta be the best comment in a youtube video ever.
someone give this person a medal omg