What's it like being a full-time music man? Do you ever find yourself not wanting to make music, but feeling forced to for income? What would suprise people most about this career?

Ott responded on 03/28/2012

Like any job it's not a constant bundle of laughs but the good far outweighs the bad, I'm certain of that.

Sometimes I envy people who work in shops for their regular wages and set hours and being able to let go once they leave their workplace - but I got fired from every regular job I ever had so I know it's not for me.

I don't mentally clock-off at 6pm every day - I'm always at work even when I'm not touring - and when I am touring I'm generally getting 4 hours sleep a night and travelling for an average of eight hours a day.

That is a lot of airports and taxis and chain hotels and if ever I catch myself complaining about it I remember the 'First World Problems Meme' and shut the fuck up.

I'm unable to force myself to write music just for income which is why I've made only four albums in ten years. My strategy for not feeling like making music is to go and do something else and that can use up four days a week sometimes.

Facebook won't refresh itself you know.

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