To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
I still fall back a lot on my Les Paul, and there is just no getting away from a Les Paul and a hot pickup.
I've always littered my songs with jokes. You might need to dig a little deeper to find the humor, but I would totally object to being some kind of distraught personality. I've never tried to attach myself to that.
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