I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.
I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside - the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.
I guess what I've learned is that there are no boundaries when it comes to imagination. It's limitless.
I know so few people who actually give music their undivided attention, so I've been trying to just park myself on the couch between the speakers and listen.
Pop music is a fashion, and fashions come and go. The public retires you as their tastes change.