Arizona O’Hurn –
Writer, Music Lover, Youth Gone Wild, Parolee
Sound Convict: #00020
Alias: Radium Rollercoaster
AKA: Zoe, the youngest
Date Convicted: 12/09/13
Location Convicted: Clarksville, TN
- Liking things everyone else hates
- Knowing more about your favorite band than you do
- Liking music more than people
- Overplaying bands
- Rocking too hard at shows
- Being just a little obsessed
Cities Crimes were Committed:
Tennessee: Clarksville, Nashville, Memphis
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Sound Convict’s Plea:
I can remember the soundtracks that I grew up with when I was really young. Genres all across the spectrum, artists of all kinds, I grew up with an open mind but a limited taste. It wasn’t until middle school that I realized that music was much more expansive than I knew. I was introduced to a band called My Chemical Romance by a friend, and both the band and the friend opened my eyes to a whole new set of genres and countless other bands.
I fell hard and fast for the taste of music; like knowledge, I thought it was power and it made me feel invincible. I craved more. My music list was endless; I devoured record after record enjoying music. Then I was taken to my first concert. I was stuck next to two old ladies who didn’t know who they were there to see, but I could feel the energy pulsing through the energy. It was my first high for live performance, a thrill that would never cease to amaze.
I started going to more intimate shows-The Nearly Deads leaving a lasting impression, and decided to combine my two loves: writing and music. Putting the two together created endless possibilities and opportunities. I picked up the pen name Radium Rollercoaster and began covering the local bands and records that came out and interested me. Music has given me everything I hold the most dear, the best of friends met at concerts and the most crisp memories from songs played in small venues. I give back in the only way I can: spreading the knowledge and going to shows. Music is the best thing to have happened to me, and it is a love affair young still yet.