I got a email from one of my heros, Jack Conte about the BPE song i wrote, the machine:
I listened to your tune - The Machine.
You’re an awesome songwriter. Lots of soul and guts. If you keep at
it, you’ll be a force by the time you’re a teenager. Seriously - keep
at it, work really hard, learn a lot about recording, and keep making
lots of songs. That’s the most important thing. Keep recording a TON
The Machine is unusually mature songwriting for someone of your age -
your pop sensibility seems deeply engrained.