I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening.
That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.
I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity.
I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.