The downtime is tough. It can be stressful when you go two weeks without work, and there’s nothing ahead on the schedule, and you log onto Facebook and see all the stuff other people are doing. And a lot of times it feels like I’m not building anything permanent. It’s relatively easy to get gigs when you’re thirty-something, but you don’t see too many old guys in other people’s bands. But being on stage is the happiest I ever feel. It feels great to have all those eyes on you and ears on you. There’s a jubilation to being up there and working together as a unit to vibrate the air and make people dance. I was pre-law during my first two years of college. I’m sure if I’d been a lawyer, I’d feel a lot more secure. But then I’d be battling an even heavier type of depression.

(from Humans of New York)

And this:

Every time I try to make a friend, I try too hard and come off as irritating.

(also from Humans of New York)

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