Music is the activity which allows me to feel most alive.
I'd like to keep improving on my instrument and songwriting abilities. I would feel good to bounce all over the guitar like a jazz pianist can on the keys.
I'd restore our belief in truth and ability to engage in civil discourse.
Stuff by The Carpenters.
I listen to a lot of stuff most persons would consider downright bad. Rather than perfection I listen for brilliant moments. That said, when it comes to heavy music, I like YOB and Voivod. As for more gentle music, I really like early St. Vincent and all Land of Talk. I listen to a lot of classical music, especially modern Russian composers.
I enjoy getting lost in the composition process, beginning with no ideas at all. I just jump into the writing process and usually end up somewhere I never imagined going.
Also push your boundaries.
I get pretty nervous playing live, but that usually passes and I become the confident persons I most times am not. Playing living is a very wild and physical experiences for me. When I finish a show I am usually drained emotionally and physically.
Too many people spend too much time trying to become famous by sounding like someone who is already famous. It makes for a lot of monotony, and competition of the worst sort.
I haven't used it long enough to know yet.
I'm frustrated by my own limitation, and I very frustrated at how hard it is to get people to leave their house anymore.
I got to as many local shows as is humanly possible. If I can be at a friend's show, I will be at a friend's show. I try never to miss anything.
Have as many friends as possible.
The Ditch and The Delta, Red Bennies.