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What do you do today to make a living?

I run a recording studio and an art gallery/performance space with a bar. I am part owner of the building in which they reside. I also play music when I can.

Is there a connection [between your successes and failures]? If so, what is it?

I know it's cliché, but failures and successes both help push me forward. Sometimes I wish the ratio between success and failure was a little different, but I don't think I would know what to do with myself if I was rich. I'd be willing to give it a try though.

Did you ever think of quitting or giving up, and more importantly why did you keep going?

I'll be honest. I do think of quitting or giving up sometimes. Who doesn't? Sometimes I think to myself "Who the fuck do I think I am making music for a living?" Sometimes I think it's irresponsible because I have no financial security. Sometimes I question its importance in the world, or even my own.

I keep going because music and art are important even if...

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