YOU are what makes this happen!!!
by Curtis Crane
Curtis from KillDevil Theory here. For better or worse, I am the founding member of KillDevil Theory.
I have been involved with this group of musicians and performance artists under different titles since 1997 – along the way we’ve changed a lot!! Everything from our goals and values to our reputation.
My life begins and ends with God, family, music, football, and friends. Being a member of this group has made me who I am today. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the beautiful faces of our fans and feeling my clothes vibrate against my body when the first few notes happen at our shows. I look forward to that moment of relaxation after shows where we get to chat with the people that sacrifice their time to come out and see us and talk about music, the Bible or the problems in their lives – you guys are my second family
Part of the joy of playing is the comforts you get used to as well- getting that nice plate of Huevos Rancheros while suffering sleep deprivation, knocking out your workout that is loading and unloading equipment for 3 hours before and after every show and seeing your little ones jump up and down when you finally get home…..it’s a grind but it’s kinda beautiful at times!!
As a young musician in the early 1990’s, I figured all of this was based on a plan to get the most pleasure out of life. Try to make a lot of money, try to become more popular….try to have as much fun as possible along the way……..dang I was stupid…lol.
It’s what all the big bands of the time seemed to be about- fame, fortune and pleasure. I feel so sorry for the ones that have died and never got to actually experience the satisfaction involved with living for and helping others. Maybe some of them did but the values they broadcast weren’t good for the most part. That is if you live for Jesus and live to love others and love God.
Today, I’m used to being criticized and ridiculed for being one of those “Christian Bands.” It’s cool. I love our purpose and believe it’s a true gift from God. I hope we can inspire, entertain and show love to as many people as possible through our music. If that’s wrong, then we (my wife and I) don’t wanna be right….lol
No, we don’t support socialism nor the drug and alcohol scene nor the drama drama drama mindset nor the be cool at all costs mindset…..we just wanna be good family members, help as many people as we can while we are here and spread the love of Jesus. Yep, we’re not very cool…lol We’re pretty boring but we sure love sharing music and the message of love and hope with others. You will never have to worry about profanity in our music or subject matter that is not family and Christian oriented. I’m sure that’s not the right answer for some people, it’s cool- we are what we are.
I have to think my daughter and God for all us this….for basically allowing us the opportunity to go to hell and back to grow up and become the people we were meant to be. I’ll cover what happened with her another time but we could never be the same after those events…..
I just want YOU to know that YOU are what keeps us going. The messages we get from you guys, the prayers we receive and all the support is what makes this worth doing in the end. Our little band has grown quite a bit from pulling off covers at first- playing in the worst bars you could imagine and every other place that would have us to now working on our 3rd album. It’s been an awesome journey and we have you to thank for all of it!!! (and God too…lol)
Anyways, welcome aboard and if you ever need prayers or just someone to vent to, shoot me a message and we’ll do the best we can!!
I hope that now at the end of this (my first ever personal blog entry…yeah – for real!) you might take just one minute to add your thoughts or a comment below – we’d really appreciate hearing what you think of our music, this story, and what we should be sharing with you in the blogs to come! Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience as an individual, or as a fellow artist? KillDevil Theory owes its continued existence to one single email message, I guarantee if you ever drop me an email, your message will carry just as much weight, and that you’ll get a reply.
…and I’d like to see other members of KDT sharing this blog space with me in the near future – I need some ammo to sweet talk some of them into it, so if you’d like to see that happen, take one quick moment to leave a comment below help me out!
Welcome to our tribe! (with your support, hopefully we don’t get voted off the island)