ott i drove 3 hours to hear your show in mineapolis. it was F'n awesome. TY! when you are not touring or building your studio, would you listen to some of my ideas and tell me what you think of them?

Ott responded on 03/26/2012

I always tend to shy away from this because I believe my opinions, like everyone else's, are worthless bullshit.

If I don't like what you send me I either have to lie and say that it is genius or I have to tell the truth and poison your art with negativity.

If I do like it you're fucked anyway because I have terrible taste in music. Either way, any 'information' you get back is worthless to you.

I'd say it is absolutely paramount for any artist to learn to proactively disregard the opinions of others.

I wasted years making what I thought people wanted to hear and it was only when let go of that and learned to be contemptuous of others' opinions that I gained the confidence to put my name to anything.

I know it's a long answer to a short question but it is something I feel strongly about.

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