November 1st, 2008 21:27 EST
Touch My Rash: A Punk Rock Band On The Rise
America is still the land of opportunity, where only your desire and imagination limits how much you can accomplish. Only in America can a Steve Wozniak usher in the personal computer revolution from his garage. Only in America can a biracial young man, from humble means grow up to become the president of the United States.
Not everyone will become a president or a gazillionaire entrepreneur, but we can all bring our more modest dreams to fruition with sweat, dedication and a dash of luck.
I attended only one year of college, but I still became a columnist for a newspaper and a blogger/writer for several Web sites. I may not be a columnist for the New York Times, but the newspaper of record has quoted me a couple of times.
My friend Olga Safronova is a very accomplished young person, she`s a DJ for a college radio station , an amateur photographer and a drummer for a Punk band -- all this while holding down a full-time job.
"Touch My Rash`s debut album is filled with chainsaw guitars, shout-along anthems, and a double-time beat that makes bodies move up and down like an uncontrollable pogo stick.
Touch My Rash is:
Olga Safronova - drums, vocals
Hong Lam - bass, vocals
Colin Kutch - vocals, guitar"
Check out their Web site, who the hell doesn`t want to be inspired to move his body up and down like an uncontrollable pogo stick?
TMR`s videos may not be on heavy rotation on the MTV music channels, but they have achieved a modest level of success. This summer TMR played at one of the stops of the Van`s Warped Tour.
If you want to be a punk rocker, a columnist or even the President of the United States, get off your butt and make your dream come true.