Last night I was a guest speaker on a panel about being a real success story in the music business. I always go into something like that with a surreal feeling. It all tends to go away once we’re asked to talk about what we’ve done and how we do it. When the questions begin to roll, that’s when the stories start to fly. It’s that concept of the things I’ve managed to accomplish and the stories that came of it that prompted so many friends to ask me to write a book.
It’s the happy accidents that have happened when my best laid plans have gone awry that have led to the stories and good things that have happened to me. I think it helps that I’m able to articulate it and can be entertaining as a story teller. The flip side of it is that I end up being the guy that gets asked the most questions and advice. This leads to me generally monopolizing a panel sometimes. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing because I like to be fair.
There’s a song by a defunct band called Big Wreck that has a song called Defined by What We Steal. I would also say that we’re defined by the way we roll with the punches. But it’s that song you’re hearing now at the site. It’s got a cool ebb and flow. That’s how I’d define my career it’s had a cool ebb and flow so far.