"Just hack away and do it and try to do something interesting," he advises. "And keep going. Who is it that said 90 percent of success is just showing up? I kind of feel that way.
"When I think of all the times I've played music, I feel like I've never really changed my plan. I've just kept playing music because I want to play music. Even when I had a day job, I still continued to play music and eventually that strategy worked.
"If you want to write songs, just write songs. Keep writing them until you get better."
Okay Carl... I'll just keep writing then... and may the Muse be with you...