-"I EAGERLY skipped every class in High School that I possibly could and traveled to every city in my neck of the woods to play piano in front of people. If a hotel, church, restaurant or synagogue had a piano in it I played it. I frequented a coffee house called “the Last Exit” often to play their broken little piano and learned from other piano players and world travelers who migrated there. It was here, that I was broadcast on the BBC for a story about Seattle’s music scene.
All my songs are scarred with melancholy and I leave every song open-ended like how I see life. It’s a pull, a never resolving but always leading poem. It sets me apart. It’s being able to make the best of a bad situation. It’s believing in people when they are down. It’s living a healthy lifestyle and still smoking. It’s never being able to stop tinkering with a song when everyone else says it’s done. It’s realizing that work is play. It’s the kick I get from cheering people up to make myself happy. It’s believing I’m native when I’m ¾ white. It’s Honest. It’s Real. It’s me."