John’s hand flowed effortlessly over his guitar through a majestic chord of his new song “Limited Time.” Echoing off the tent walls, Reilly’s music took hold of the stage, and as the band played on, the crowds began to trickle in to the tent, lured by the sounds of beauty.
The past week was met with many such experiences as I discovered new bands and fresh music. Even in the midst of all the good, however, the need for Glarity became even more apparent to me.
Sure, Cornerstone had a lot of good bands, but it was also peppered with the incessant drone of meaningless, aimless metal which seemed to serve no purpose other than to take away from the beautiful music. I don’t mind metal, but if it has no purpose – no harmony, no melody – if it does nothing but purposelessly clutter the music with chaos and bitter interruption, then let me be the first to reject it.
Many of the bands whose music exemplified Glarity music standards, however, eagerly accepted the invitation to sell their work in the store. It was a thrill to see them celebrating the idea, and I know they will become even more excited as they begin to make great tremendous profits and receive great publicity.
In retrospect, the entire event was an excellent debut for Glarity into the public arena. Based on the way it was received at Cornerstone by bands and listeners alike, you can count on hearing more about us from your friends. Already we have established a solid reputation for being the clean, safe environment where you can find uplifting music.
We’ll see you next year!
W.R. Alex Poythress