Did you ever sing a song you didn't want anyone to hear? I did, and then I took those songs and let everyone hear them. Private, embarrasing, but honest.
I was born, I grew up. I got a guitar and a tape deck. I got my heart broke. I came to some realizations about myself. And I made songs.
I don't often play live unless asked. As dana is gone I've played at a place called "navigators". I vomited before I went on I was so scared. That was a pretty "special moment". I was so nervous my knee wouldn't stop shaking and the guitar kept slipping off. I made up the lyrics to the first song on the spot. Best show ever.
Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys are my favorite. Then comes: Purple Knight, Daniel Johnston, Half Japanese, Hank Williams Sr, Eric's Trip, Robert Johnson, Leonard Cohen, Donovan, The Germs, Talking Heads, Lou Barlow, Sonic Youth, everyone else in the world making noises and calling it music.
Guitars, Kazoo, Harmonicas, Organs, Tamborines, Recorders, A box with thumbtacs in it.