I began writing songs at about age 12, after many years of playing classical piano (it felt like against my will.) I enjoyed writing songs on the guitar because I didn’t have to have regard for some objective quality – I just expressed myself. I wrote and played from the perspective of the writer and performer. At the same time I did not care for the listener. It was the purest form of self expression.
Manifesto: I Write For Myself
But Do I Write for the Writer in Me or the Listener in Me?