"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it". - Truman Capote
If you never finish anything, you'll never really fail. My life... my hard drives, voice memos, note pads, Word docs, tired old brain... tomes and tons of incomplete ideas and half thoughts that have weighed on my soul for long enough. It's time to set them free and move on. They're not amazing, or revolutionary, or in some cases even complete ideas. But the resilience of these excuses to pause, to hide, to burry in static, to leave undone, has faded with time. Let's not get too precious about it.
I have spent most of the past two decades trying to be all things to all people (except myself). Be bold, but have a back up plan. Take the big risks, but pioneers get arrows in the ass... so don't get too crazy. These disharmonious directives have done nothing but impede. So it's time to breathe, focus, and jump.
I've spent most of the past 8 years (or so) doing music for hire in foreign countries. A lot of it is stuff that I'm not allowed to advertise, so from the outside it seems like I've done nothing. I've also played hundred of shows where I play other people's music and only one where I played mine.
I have had music on television, in video games, in movie trailers, on the radio. I made music and I made a good living...but then I lost my way, and it all stopped. The fields that have been my home of late are all razed, and there's only one path out of here. It's time to go...