You know what – Myspace is a great thing. I think it's brilliant. For companies I think it's great. When people have friend sites I don't know how it works that way. I don't know if I would even have something like that. But for a business and for music and a music business it's been nothing but great. It keeps people connected.
It's like I said before, you have to network and that is keeping a lot of independent musicians going. There's always someone who can discover you through somebody else, who was through somebody else, through somebody else.
Right, it just has a way of growing and building.
And it get's a life of its own. I totally believe in that. When people trash Myspace I get mad.
I'm with you on that. You tend to hear the negative sides of it a lot but I think like any aspect of the Internet, if it's used the way it was meant to it runs really well.
I don't know if it will always be the way that it is. If someone steps in and tries to make more money off it… uhm yeah! But right now it's a great tool.
What are the advantages to being on your own label?
Creative control. No one else can tell you who you can be or what you should do. You do get to put the work into it and you get to experience how things go, so even if you do move to a label you have a very underlying sense of how the business is run.
I'm sure a lot of artists get signed and they don't care, or they don't understand it and then they get taken. They get into bad deals. That's why I think everyone should try and go through the independent experience, just to get a feel of it.
You get to meet people face to face, that's another thing, and doing things on your terms. You're only as good as your motivation.
The writing you do for your bi-monthly column for Outlook Weekly, is that just another creative outlet?
Yeah, it is. It's something I love to do, to write articles like that. I love to give my opinion about things, especially to express my theories, especially the LGBT area. Sometimes I feel like a gigantic oddity, because I'm not like the lesbian singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge type, and I'm not like the dance-divas other end of the spectrum.
It's interesting to see where you end up sitting. In that, I get a taste of everything, and I think give an objective opinion.