Hey, I’m Miranda.
I’m a writer and music fan who lives in Houston, TX, and I’m the girl behind The Good Groupie.
I never wanted to be a groupie. At least, not the kind of groupie you’re thinking of. I’m not the girl who falls hopelessly in love with rock stars. I’ve never scored a backstage pass through questionable means, never followed a band on tour (for more than four shows at a time, anyway), and I’ve never once set foot on a tour bus. I’m not that kind of music fan.
What I am is a GOOD groupie.
I’m a fan of the music, first and foremost. I’m the girl who goes to shows, stands in the front row and sings along to every song at the top of her lungs – even to the guitar riffs and drum fills. I support my favorite bands by buying their music and showing up at their shows time and time again. I tell my friends about great music they should be listening to. I support local music because I believe it’s vital to our collective musical culture.
And after every show, the only things I ever take home with me are a melody in my heart, a lyric stuck in my head…and an armload of band merch.
My love for music began early. At age 7, I fell in love with The Beach Boys. At 13, it was Hanson. And after I turned 18, went off to college and started going to shows regularly…I fell in love with every band whose lyrics and melodies touched me.
More than a decade later, almost nothing has changed. I’m still finding bands to love and music that matters to me, and nothing makes me happier than spending a night at one of my favorite music venues taking in a live show.
Writing about what it means to be a music fan on The Good Groupie is a hobby of mine. I spend my days working full-time as a communications manager and hold two bachelor’s degrees, one in English and one in communications. I’ve also worked in print and broadcast journalism as a writer, editor and producer. I really love to tell a good story.
Music isn’t my only passion. I love reading – enough to fill five bookshelves worth of reads in my little 1920s apartment. I’m a Gilmore Girls aficionado with a Gilmorism at the ready for any situation. I’m a Halloween junkie who hosts an annual party people have been known to cross state lines to attend. I love football and was raised a die hard Green Bay Packers fan. And I balance out my addiction to Netflix with my addiction to knitting.
I love getting to know music fans just like me, so please don’t be shy. Say hello!
My Favorite Posts
Looking for somewhere to start? Here are some of my favorite pieces I’ve written: