The Burnout Versus the Slow Burn: Part 1, The Burnout

I’m sure it’s different for each of us. But when I started playing guitar and certainly when I started writing songs, it wasn’t just a way to express myself. It became part of who I am. I knew at 15 or 16 that I wanted to be a person who made music for the rest of my life. (At least, that’s how I remember it now.) I had rockstar dreams of course. Don’t we all? I never made any music that had any chances of making me a rockstar so that kept me realistic. As I got older, I realized that “being a rockstar” and “making music for the rest of my life” were often at odds. If I wanted one, I needed to give up on the other.