My mother and I parting company at four years old is a recurring theme; although it's not symbolically necessarily present, it's present in all my relationships.
I always thought Kurt Cobain was the perfect embodiment of the great alternative guitar player.
I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can't underestimate band chemistry.
What most people do is try to find a comfortable persona that they're in alignment with and the public likes and appreciates them for.
Indie world won't have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
My step-mom would tell me that she would get complaints from adults that I stared too much at them.
In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else.
You have to keep adapting to the times. If you kind of go with it, it can kind of fun.