Over the last 20 years I've done just about everything you can possibly do to avoid having a successful career in music including: backing out of shows at the last possible second, bringing tons and tons of gear to extremely small clubs, signing deals with people who are insane, not reading the fine print, talking about how drunk i am on stage, dating people i was in a band with, waiting 10 years between releases, kicking people out of bands only to invite them back in and have to kick them out a second time. you know... that kind of stuff.