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Is there anybody out there.....?

I hate two sentences in a row, ending with a question mark; but where is all the love gone?

3 years ago...

"What am I in the eyes of most people--a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person--somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then--even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum. - Vincent Van Gogh." My music is mellow, (I prefer to call it acoustic/alternative/tape music, since these are home recordings.) so just sit back, relax and listen to it. It seems like I've got a lot to say and with this being so long, I believe only the true and faithful will be able to finish and decifer. My songs are just me and my acoustic, (so I guess that would be considering myself a "solo artist".) There is no special "technique" to my writing style; I just sit down, press record and start playing, and things just naturally flow out. I love doing it, whether people think I'm good or not. I'll throw in my opinion and say that YES, I think I can hold my own. My recordings are as raw as you can get, without actually being in the room, (I'm not a mixing engineer, and I'm working with SEMI-PRO recording gear. So it is what it is, mistakes and all.) Is there really such a thing as perfect? I don't think I have to answer that for you. Soon though, I'll be paying for the studio time, and will have things done right, which makes so much more of a difference in quality. I do want to form a band, or join a band at some point. (Which ever comes first.) But my plan is this: I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing with developing my singing and songwriting and playing guitar, and I'm hoping I'll find someone to work with me. I am a very dynamic guitarist. I have a deep field of playing style, from shreddy Yngwie stuff, to just raw Def Leppard (High N' Dry era) to Slash, to Stevie Ray Vaughn to Hendrix, I may even play around with country music a little (lol). I will soon begin posting more stuff on here, (videos, more songs, blogs, ect.) so your just gonna have to bite your tongue and hold on for now. Now let's finally begin (lol) ladies and gentlemen: First and Foremost, "I do what I do, I play what I play because I'm me and the music is an art for me. and music is a part of me, my music is an art for you." For those of you who are hardcore music lovers and actually sit and read this doctrine (I think longer than the Bill of Rights), and listen to my music, I thank you

Help!!

You sent me to 500 and climbing! Please, help me achieve my next goal of 1000! :) Gracias

-Andrew

To All You Lovely People:

To EACH and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart; whether your a true die-hard fan, or just passing through to drop some love and kind words. I love you all and couldn't express the level of gratitude I have for everybody's support. I apologize if I have any unnecessary time lapses in getting back to everyone right away, but it doesn't mean that I don't hear you. I talk all your wisdom and put it in close with my heart. This is the reason why I write songs. I just hope and pray; if only 1 song of mine, can reach out and really make you feel that same energy I was feeling. when I felt down and out and felt the need to grab the guitar and express the way I was feeling at the time. Like so many other musicians before me, gave me that very same chance...I'm just passing it along. The Borden Asylum is signing off with this final announcement for those who are my fans, friends, and overall, feel me. I am forever grateful and indebted. Please keep up the support!

Peace Love Unity

-Andrew

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