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Hi I'm Brandon Hill

I'm 100 percent Canadian. I'm a music fanatic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music occupies my thoughts unceasingly. In fact, much of my cognition comes by means of song. Certain words, ideas, numbers, and images trigger songs and musical compositions in my brain, either by a known artist, or by my own creation. Physical, emotional, and spiritual growth was accompanied every step by development in my taste of, and passion for music. From upbringings in light acoustic, young teenage dabbling in rap, metal, and dub step, gradual interest and development of my own abilities in musical theatre, to where my tastes currently find themselves, in the alternative and light electronic genres. I have found that music not only entertains, but generates feelings and desires, promotes action and opinion, and tells a story in every line and stanza. I have found this most common form of poetry to influence greatly the growth and outcome of everyone, whether they realize the fact or not.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from the good values the church promotes and teaches about music, I am a Mormon for tons of reasons. Primarily because I have found that the right motivations to obey, coupled with the right desires to obey the teachings of this church truly bring happiness. Some may look at our church as a strict organization bent on inhibiting one's freedom, but they will only see that by looking from the outside, without experimenting on the teachings themselves. The fundamental concept of choice lies in the centre of all we do, no one has forced me or any member of the church to make any decision in relation to things spiritual. And by choosing out of my own free will to follow the example of Jesus Christ, I feel his love and influence daily. That is the source of true happiness, in spite of what most other 19-year-olds might think.

How I live my faith

My membership in this church helped me realize at a young age the importance of filtering the quality of music I listen to. Adolescence generated desires in me to be an individual, and that showed greatly in my search to find my unique taste in music. I listened to everything, my iPod, at times, housing over 4000 songs. It was during this phase that I really came to understand the influence music can have, whether that influence be positive, or negative. Especially in today's world, one does not have to go far to find music that promotes drugs, violence, immoral thought and action, and all other types of bad practice. Evil haunts the music industry. However, during this same time, I found that music can foster faith, lift a fallen heart, put a smile on the face of one in need. Music can calm the worst of feelings, direct thought to our Heavenly Father, and his son, our savior. Music, in it's proper form, is a prayer and praise to our creator. With this understanding I have taken great care over what I listen to, and by so doing have experienced a strengthening of my faith, and even had the opportunity to DJ dances for the youth of the church and their friends monthly, giving me yet another example of how good music can bring people together, and promote good behavior.