I will do all I can to keep these entries genuine. Here’s the deal: I’m as hungry as you are for something real, for something that really matters. When I encounter the genuine in a person or in artistic expression, I do feel passionate and excited about the connection. Music and words carry the possibility of genuine connection (as well as confusion and deception), and I play, listen to, or think about music and language all the time. Music and words matter to me. They move me and clarify life for me. I write songs because I hear them in my head or feel them in my body, and they must come out; they need to find receptive ears. This giving and receiving is an electric current that seeks a connection so it can flow forward. And it can be extremely powerful. Can you hear the crackling as we spark across the gap between us?