My pen. I can (and do) use it to write it pretty much anywhere. I do occasionally write with the laptop, but if I have a pen in my pocket I know I’ll never be bored. At this point, I have accepted that I have certain limitations as a music that I’m less inclined to break through. I’m not proud of that, but in the spirit of going where the light is, I have endless passion and inspiration for words, for writing and sharing ideas.
Hmmnnn…It’s an interesting question. I’d love to tell myself to really really pay attention to everyone you meet. Get to know them on a human level without regard for what they can do for you. At the end of the day, we’re all part of a very small industry. I did this to some degree but I would have liked to have done it even better. Also and this is what I’d tell myself if I only had ONE thing to tell…Enjoy it. This industry isn’t something that I can control and it hasn’t necessarily swung in favor of organic album based music, so if you’re going to be releasing albums, you need to enjoy the process of making them. Trusting one’s gut and trying to avoid the people with lousy moral compasses are valuable skills to develop, but no matter what happens it’s such an adventure, that I’d love to just tell the version of me in my 20’s to ENJOY IT!
Photo by: Will Byington