Name: Callum Nolan
Social Media Handle/Username: Cal_Nolan_
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Callum Nolan, I’m 18 years of age and I live in the tiny town of Tullow in Ireland and I grew up in a household with a two supportive parents and the sound of music playing 24/7/365 in the home.
What Inspires You Every day? : Music, films, music, art, music, books and did I mention music? I’ve never really been one for sports so I’ve always been a nerd for the arts. Art has always and still does inspire me everyday and my peers, role models and idols always nurtured that kind of behaviour in my blunder years. Nothing, however, inspires me more that the works of classic metal bands such as Manowar, King Diamond, Savatage, Lizzy Borden, yada yada yada, I could go on. Their songs have real words of power and inspire great motivation and creativity for me for my own artistic endeavours.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Find what you find in life and do it. If you can do it good, do it your own unique way and create something you can truly be proud of and share it with like-minded people and inspire them to do the same.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to create a piece of art that will outlast me and that inspires others to pick up a pen, brush, guitar or what have you and do the same. I want to create something that wears it’s influences on it’s sleeve, whilst also being something new.
What are your thoughts on people who seek attention on social media, and what message would you like to give them? : I honestly don’t blame them. Global attention and admiration has some quite enchanting qualities to it. But there’s a lot more to fame then just the people paying attention. I don’t advice creating content for the sake of social media views. That being said, If that’s what they want then, they should invent a strong new idea, then go all in on it. Commitment is key.
What are your thoughts about people’s behavior from experience, and how would you help them.? : People have a tendency to put what they want aside for what their doing. Whether it’s your day job or school or whatever, they often want bigger things like writing a book or starting an exercise plan and they put it on the back burner because their day to day is more comfortable. What helps me however, is creating clear achievable deadlines to do my personal tasks by. “Finish chapter 5 by April’ or “Write lyrics for such a song by next Friday’ and so on. It’s just a bit of proper planning and positive reinforcement to get you to do what you want to do in life.
What qualities, traits or lifestyle you live makes you different from others in the world? : I don’t think I’m quite unique as I like to think sometimes, but I’m in love with bad art. Certain pieces of media have a reputation of being bad that the public collectively agrees on. But I love examining it and try to get to the bottom of why people think it’s bad. Some of obvious, but some are a real head scratched and that’s something I live for and I think that’s something not a large group of people do.
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I collect a lot of old physical media suck as cassettes, CDs, vinyls, vintage pulps, old movies, novels, etc . I’m a pagan. I’m a huge classic fantasy nerd and an even bigger classic metal fan. I play 7 instruments ( bass is my favourite). Nothing music more of note really, but if you wanna know anymore, feel free to @ me!