This blog is simple. It's dedicated to The Maine. You write a letter -- whether it be handwritten or typed up -- and send it in and we'll post it. It's pretty much like one big journal to the guys, except there's no due date to get your letters in. That means this will be around until people stop sending in letters. I can't promise that the guys will read your letter, but maybe after a while, they'll find this and read some. We'll let you know when and if we hear anything from them. No one will judge you on your letter. I can list you as anonymous if you want. I hope you guys enjoy this and if the guys see this, I hope they enjoy it even more!
To send in your letter:
-email me with your letter or a photo of your handwritten letter at firstname.lastname@example.org
-list your name, Tumblr url, and location
I didn’t think it would be possible to fall more in love with The Maine, but somehow it happened. I’ve never really liked living in Arizona, but yesterday (Saturday), that changed. How/why? I got my “Pioneer” package 3 days before it was supposed to come simply cause I live in Arizona and shipping from Glendale to Tucson is super fast. That one thing meant so much to me. “Pioneer” is the only thing I’ve listened to since 3PM yesterday and I’ve enjoyed every single second of it. I know this album means a lot to The Maine, but it also really means a lot to me. It helped me realize just how much The Maine actually means to me.
I was actually talking to a friend about this today. It seems like a majority of the artists out there today make music that their label tells them to cause they think people will like it or will make them lots of money. But that is NOT what music should be about. It should be about producing what you want, regardless of whether other people like it or not. Music should be about being true to yourself: writing what you want, playing the way you want, making the music you want. You have nothing to prove to anyone other than yourself. This is why I love and respect The Maine, and especially “Pioneer”. Through rejection and risk-taking, they remained true to themselves (like they always have) and produced “Pioneer”. I can’t even begin to understand why their label rejected it, but I’m glad it happened or else we probably wouldn’t have gotten this unique work of art. It’s amazing to see how far The Maine has come…from “The Way We Talk” to “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” to “…And A Happy New Year” to “Black & White” to “In Darkness & In Light” and now to “Pioneer”. It’s incredible to see how much this band has grown up. I’m beyond proud to have been there from the start and to have been on the street team since July 2010 promoting this talented band. I can’t imagine where I would be or who I would be if The Maine had never come into my life and become a part of who I am. I remembering telling my friends “who needs boyfriends when you have The Maine?” and I still stand by this statement. Although I’m not personally “friends” with John, Pat, Kennedy, Jared, or Garrett, they’ve been there for me more times than they’ll ever know. They’ve helped me through so many hard times and have helped me grow into a better person. For that reason, I truly look up to them and admire them — they are my idols. So just to wrap things up before I continue to write a novel (seriously, I COULD write an entire book about this), I just want to somehow thank The Maine for what they have done. They have changed my life and myself so much for the better and no matter what I do, I’ll never be able to thank them enough or pay them back for that. I hope they never stop making music and being true to themselves. And no matter what may happen, I want them to know that there is for sure at least one person who believes in them, looks up to them, and respects them for everything they’ve done and everything they continue to do. I’m a very proud fan/street teamer. I’m incredibly proud of the band for making “Pioneer”; this album, in and of itself, means the world to me. I’ll always be there to support them and stand behind them when they achieve even more success. And just to quote “Jenny” from “Pioneer” in regards to how I feel about The Maine: “Without you, there is no me.”