Sound Said Look








What is music to you? What does it give you?

I've always loved music more than anyone around me. Most people don't need to listen to music daily like it's a medication. Making music is the most natural thing I've ever done.

What is your music dream?

It would be cool to know that my music really had an impact on a large group of people. I don't get into all of the fame hype and would rather be left to my own devices. I stay busy 18+ hours a day between doing Music, Graphic Design, Developing Technology, and Consulting - so seriously - I ain't got time for that! I would make music if I was the only person on Earth and be perfectly content doing so. But that's probably what a lot of Creators say, right? Boring. Here's my Dream: To make music with my two little boys (ages 7 & 4). Right now, they honestly think I'm a big time "star" because my music is on YouTube Music and plays on the TV. So, in a sense, I sort of know what it's like "living the dream". Sound Said Celebrity Status!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Easy. Common Sense.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The first cassette tape I bought was in 1990. I was 10. It was Depeche Mode's Violator. The song: Personal Jesus. It was catchy.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hands down Moby. Hands up The National. Hands to the side Interpol. Hands all around British Rock. Period. Funny thing about me and music: when I like a song, I will listen to it on repeat1 for days... sometimes weeks. I listened to Bloodbuzz Ohio for two weeks straight. I mentioned in another question that music is a "medication" to me. But perhaps it's more like a drug that I obsess over. I should probably get an evaluation done.

What inspires you to make music?

It's just inside of me. I'm not sure it has anything to do with inspiration. t's just who I am. I have a bad habit with making music. I love writing something new, and as a result, I have about 50 really great "1/2 songs" sitting on the proverbial shelf. And yes, collecting proverbial dust.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Oh boy. That I cannot answer. I'm sure in about 10 years I'm going to look back and regret trying to rap. And not just rap, which may not even qualify as rap - most likely not rap. My messages tend to be about: 1. People sucking at being decent humans to others 2. My disdain for how the US is shaping up to be a total disaster 3. My battles with Anxiety/Depression 4. Love. Hope. Soup. Praying. Now that I think about it... my message is a little fucked up.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Never being satisfied with anything I make. I will spend days obsessing over the dumbest stuff "most people can't hear".