I know I'm not the best looking guy. Please be respectful, if you're not interested, simply don't reply. I'm a very reasonable. I understand that a lot of people are not. I'm not one of those guys so please refrain from taking out things other people did to you on me.
I'm a semi-pro songwriter. 8 months ago I got an internship and recently shared my music so now I have the attention of someone with influence (ask and I'll tell you) so I guess those decades I spent developing as a songwriter (I actually started when I was 5. My parents didn't understand how this type of pursuit works and were very controlling and overbearing so I really fought and hid to make my efforts) wasn't a waste of time. It took me this many years to get into this position because the music industry fell off a cliff when people started stealing music. But, I'm so happy to be where I am now. It's just hard right now to talk about because I know most people won't take me seriously until I get a little further.
I can invite you to events though.
While I continued to write music I got a BA in visual art and then went back to school and ended up getting through my first year of grad school as a physics major. I'd like to go back at some point but as long as it's possible, I want to continue to build a career in music. I really like going in depth on a topic.
I was a math teacher last year and that helped pay for some music gear.