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Although Evo is just made out of wire and wood, I'm afraid of how much emotional investment I have in her. I think when you play an instrument long enough it becomes an extension of yourself in ways that run deeper than anyone may understand but you. It moulds and shapes to your body and style or you mould and shape to it. It is the tool an artist uses to express his or her deepest emotional expressions and secrets. For me, Evo has been the voice of my heart and has seen the depth of my most depressed emotional frames of mind to my most euphoric moments of joy and divine love, and she usually gets the brunt of it all. I have cried, screamed, prayed and bled through that instrument, and like I said, although she is only wire and wood, there is an emotional investment in her. I'm afraid at how much I love her but I know that she is only on loan to me for a short time and will one day be dust. But for now, there's still quite a bit we have to say together.


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Beekeeping - Bees are fascinating creatures and taking care of them can be a Zen like experience if you let it be
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I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin and progressive rock - that background has always given me a penchant for the more conceptual side of rock music.
I make music to push my own buttons. I've always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique, not better than what other people do, just different.
The most important thing in my life is trying to achieve some sort of spiritual balance because everything flows from that. When I'm looking back on my life when I'm 70, I want to be proud of the contributions I've made to society, not just in terms of music, but socially too. That's what drives me these days.

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