"When you first embarked on this journey, your parents never said, 'Are you sure about this?' or 'What the hell are you thinking?'"
JTG: My dad was like, "You know, you should have gone into finance in college." I went into music at LSU. I wanted to score film and TV music. I had that idea coming out of high school. That's kind of where I wanted to focus my direction. I got into LSU Music School by writing a quintet piece for violas, two violins, and a cello. I wrote this little piece, they liked it, and I got into the music school. I spent two years there and then I dropped it because I got into punk rock music. That's where that kind of right turn at Albuquerque happened. My dad was not happy about it. He thought I should go into something like finance. And I remember him always saying, "You should have studied to be a banker or a financial guy." But you can't go into hindsight and question it now, 40 years later. I'm happy with the path I took.