when this album started, my ego had just been melted. I had seen myself rise up, ugly with envy, and suddenly knew that I'd been hinging the worth of my work to ideas of personal notoriety. a chaos ensued internally. when I set out ten years ago, I meant to use music to serve the great ocean of emotions; to reach into your loneliness with my own and build a bridge between us. instead I was fretting about whether you knew my name, or liked my song.