Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Every time I finish a new album I always say 'THAT'S THE LAST ONE.'  I always swear off writing and working on a new album.  It takes so much out of me.  And yet, not even a month passes by and I've already started setting out for the next adventure.  I guess, at the end of the day, writing is a part of what defines me.  It's who I am.  I am a writer.  I need words and music - they are my therapy.   'What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up' is no different and yet, it is.  This compilation of music is the most personal collection of music that I have written.   I listen to many of the songs and they pull me back to a very recent time - as many of the songs are so fresh I can still feel the fire that went in to writing the song in the first place.   

    The title, itself, is very personal.  Without giving too much - a year ago, a producer whom I respected asked me 'What is it you want to be when you grow up, Scott ?'  Asking this of a 32 year old man who had believed he had reached success in his writing, I felt confused by this question.  When I sat there, puzzled for an explanation, the producer insisted - "quit writing and go back to school. " He told me, in no uncertain terms, that I would never find success in this field because I don't have the talent that it takes to reach the level of success that many of my peers will eventually see for themselves.    
      Now, let it be said - this albums title was never meant as a 'fuck you.'  No.  This albums title is a statement.  At the end of the day - all I could ever be when I grew up was a writer.  Here, in this album, you will find my heart on my sleeve.  If ONE person finds comfort in my work - then, Mr. Producer - You were wrong.  I am successful.   Ok, maybe it is a fuck you. 

xx -SA 


  1. Well, I love your work!!

  2. You are an inspiration to so many people! Your songs make me smile and touch my heart in a way I cannot even describe with words...

  3. If I've learned anything from struggling to put my own stamp on the world through my art is that you can never let anyone tell you what you can and can't accomplish. If in your heart you want to write. Then write. If school is something you want, then grab it. All the details will be figured out on their own.

    You have touched so many people with your songs and that is something only your heart could bring to this world. Thank you for all you do. You are an incredibly talented guy and you're helping lots of people with your art. Keep up the great work!