Sometimes I pick up a magazine, like Magnet, to see if I can get any inspiration. I usually put it down thinking, "God, won't anything please these guys?" It's like they take pride in the fact that no band will ever be as good as The (insert obscure underground band) and all the new stuff coming out basically sucks. Why do I do this to myself? It's not inspirational. It just makes me want to curl up into a ball and never play bass again. I don't want to end up making music to please these magazines, and yet I can't help wanting to please them. Does any of this make sense?