My mom and dad were not real strict, in the fact that they would let me go play in bars, you know, while I was in high school in different bands.  And they said, “You get to school and keep your grades up and don’t give us any reason to not let you.” So I tried to be respectful of all of that. So I had so many years under my belt, even when I was a freshman, junior, and all through high school, that I was out playing gigs and traveling around some with bands and to different parts of the States.  I think they saw the writing on the wall, and they weren’t surprised when I didn’t really have a plan to go to college when I got out of high school. I wouldn’t advise that for anybody, it just worked for me. Somebody called me — I was 18 — and said, “Hey, do you want to come be in this band in Kentucky?” and I said sure.  So I packed up everything and I moved there and started playing with that band for a while. That led to another band, and then I moved to California, and that led to another band. It’s just interesting. Everything that happened to me was a result of just going and trying to get better.