Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
Incubus actually started making music some 15 years ago, when they were still highschool teenagers in California. Fast forward to now and six studio albums to their credit, they still continue to make music together. It's interesting that after all these years, they only got to top the Billboard Chart for album sales with their latest record, Light Grenades. Its precedents, A Crow Left of the Murder and Morning View, both debuted at #2.
The boys are no longer teenagers. In fact, they're in their 30s. But the celebration isn't really because of the fact that they finally hit #1. "To me, the celebration is that we're like all 30-ish and we still don't have to have real jobs," Boyd joked (during an interview with MTV).
In the same article, bassist Ben Kenney quipped, "Yeah, that's the cool thing about being a band that's been around. For new bands to be #1, they can be hot and be like a flash in the pan — that can happen. But to have been around, for this band, that's really cool. That means that people still care, and that's important."
It's one thing to make hits and another to stay relevant. And it's really amazing how some people are so passionate about the things they love to do that in a sense, it loves them back. It must be really cool to work on something and make money, and still not feel like you have a job.
Hey, just in case (just in case lang naman) there's Internet in heaven, Happy Birthday Kuya! :-)