A lot of musicians take the whole tag of being a song writer or an artist really seriously. This is just something I do to release pain and express joy or give my morning more meaning than "Well, now I'm awake". If somebody likes the digital reproductions on here of, that's cool. I can mail you a CD for 5 cash and it'll sound better. Pick up an instrument yourself, oddly enough you might find it more enjoyable. I learned how to record music by owning a tascam tape recorder when I was four. It had three sound effects. Moo cow, bell, and then some sort of frog that was obviously a variation on the moo-cow effect. My song writing has been all downhill since then. There's an interesting trend in Pop/Rock/Experimental Music where people emulate an archetype, i.e, the struggling suffering existentially torn and tortured mind or the manic depressive alcoholic whose gone through the mental hospital and come out the other side, with a new album, shaking, snivering, slobering, chain smoking, torn apart by fame or depressed by the fall into obscurity. In a lot of ways darkness as a personality is self manifested or a part that people choose to play. The same way that people flip through fashion mags to become the pictures in them. Nobody really likes Paul McCartney's solo records but life really doesn't have to be this cycle of death and pain and gloom. Everyone is ripping off someone. The homeless people in my town can sing better than me. Some kid in Detroit knows a thousand chords, by tomorrow he's gonna know five new songs I'll never be able to play, some guy in LA has just figured out how to record a bass drum in a way that I will never understand. Some girl reading this now hates me. In sixty years I'll be dead and she'll be alive because of all the vegetables she ate over and over. From a humanistic stand point you have to see that technicality is one of the least important aspects of artistic expression. It's wonderful to have catchy polished songs on your radio when you're driving or to see any kind of live performance. People fail to realize that some of the best performances are happening in the neighbors kitchen or the guy singing on the steps. In more cases than not your band is not the real real deal but isn't bad. As my pal Charlie says "Who needs the hassle?". By that he means the hassle of trying to pedal yourself. A large percentage of Americans are very well fed but they are crazy, they fiend for notoriety. They might even kill for it. I'm more of a buddhist than anything. Every once in a while a dog gets threatened, a vehicle gets damaged, someone gets a black eye, you have to shred some documents. I also do practical jokes, extended psychological game/jokes, impersonations, and write short stories.