Welcome Jonathan Diener To The Buzznet Family

I’m very excited to announce I’ve officially joined the Buzznet family and am now one of your Buzzmakers!

For those of you unfamiliar with who I am, my name is Jonathan (or Jono) Diener and I play drums/write songs for a band called The Swellers. We’re a rock/punk band based out of the recession stricken city of Flint, MI and have been around a while. We’ve technically been together eleven years and have been touring the world for seven years with bands like Paramore, Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside and too many more to mention.

Now I’ll be the first to point out that my page won’t solely be stuff related to The Swellers, but it is very much my main focus in life so expect a lot of it! When I’m not on tour, writing or recording with these guys I’m back home in Michigan going to hanging with friends, writing guest columns for music news sites, seeing movies and doing my best to enjoy life. Music and drumming are my two biggst passions and I’m very much a gear nerd. Using my blogging powers I will be covering everything from movies and books to new albums and politics when necessary.

My overall goal in life is to help people with their problems and make life even a little easier. I’ve had my fair share of struggles and know I’m not alone. Everyone deserves to be happy and I think simple things like conversations can save lives. Hopefully some of the things I write in here will be thought provoking enough for you to have some talks with your buddies or yourself and maybe help turn you on to new ideas or just become ok with yourself.

There’s so much to cover and I’m excited Buzznet is giving me the chance to reach out and connect with all of you. This is going to be a strange, beautiful adventure we’re about to have together. Thanks for reading and stay tuned. Things are just getting started!

Check out our EP that we just rereleased on No Sleep Records called Running Out Of Places To Go. Our new full length album should be out this fall!