Frequently Asked Questions
Because I do so much video work.
Sorry, that was kinda smart-alecky. What I mean to say is, I shoot video and do web sites for money; I write songs for other reasons as detailed elsewhere on this site. They take a lot of time, and if I made really nice music videos for all my songs, well then that would take a lot longer, either meaning you would get less finished songs or I would have less income.
If you feel you have a better financial model than what I'm currently working with, please try it out first and if it works for you, let me know how you did it. Thanks!!!
Also, a lot of the time I would prefer that you close your eyes and really listen to my songs rather than half-listening and half-watching while texting, eating and riding an exercise bike. The kind of single-mindedness I'm asking for was already on its way out in generation X (that's mine - the MTV generation) and it's almost gone in generation Y (my kids - the multicore hyperthreading generation). That's why I'm giving specific instructions on how to do something that people 30 years ago would have done naturally. Hey, call me old-fashioned; I think there is value on focusing on only one thing for several minutes at a time.
Now eat them grits and get out the door. You got 15 cows to milk before sunup so you can start walking them 5 miles barefoot in the snow to the schoolhouse.
Are these really questions people frequently asked, or questions I frequently hoped they would ask? Maybe both.