Behind the Scenes: Fifteen Minutes of Fame Pt. 2

FMOF Mask 1     Long before she was “MonAmi,” Megan Taylor knew she was going to do something big with her life. For as long as she could remember she’d wanted to be an entertainer and when she was offered a recording contract at the age of 15, she jumped at the chance to put her career on the fast track.

It’s a story that’s been told time and time again on Behind the Music episodes. A talented kid is courted by the industry, promised the world and three albums later they are a washed up has-been who isn’t even old enough to vote. When MonAmi walked away from her career at the height of her fame, most assumed she was the latest in a long line of rock music casualties. But unlike other acts, MonAmi knew she was in a race against time…a race she thought she’d won until she realized that the race was never really over…not as long as there was money to be made:

       I could announce my retirement, plan a spectacular Farewell Tour, but at the end of the day, as far as Diamage Records was concerned, I wasn’t going anywhere. -MonAmi, Fifteen Minutes of Fame

MonAmi is an anomaly in an industry laden with disillusioned young people who were talented enough to be chosen, but not strong enough to withstand the pressure. Make no mistake about it, MonAmi is far from perfect, but she never  lets her mistakes stand in the way of her dream. It’s only in her self-imposed exile that she begins to wonder if the dream of rock and roll music stardom was her biggest mistake of all.

        “You’re so far lost in this that you don’t know where MonAmi ends and where Megan begins!” -Denim Rhodes, Fifteen Minutes of Fame. 

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