There are a lot of bands and performers whose careers are permanently derailed by spectacularly bad management.
I never got a chocolate birthday cake; I got a carob one. And when I went to other kids' houses, I was very covetous of things like Cheez Whiz that I'd find in their refrigerators.
I'm a reasonably articulate individual.
I've had some interesting stuff happen to me - so why doesn't anyone ask me?
I did actually have a deal with Columbia, but it became increasingly clear to me after signing with them that they didn't know what to do with me and I didn't know what to do for them, so we agreed to go our separate ways.