Dissatisfied with the paradigm of the "album", I set out on a journey for places unknown with the idea of creating fresh, original music quickly. Over the span of a few months I produced four "podcasts" under the Stubbornly Curious title, each one a self-contained entity but not stuck under the confines, rules, and regulations of what an "album" should be. Along the way I learned about the production, management, and promotion cycle quickly! I also helped build a house, had many great adventures, met many great people, crossed the country from Georgia to Oregon, and even managed to have my own radio show. Altered Sounds was an experimental radio show of found sound manipulation, and the skills I learned there were put into direct use for my next project, Ghosts In The Flophouse.