EVERYONE I'VE EVER KNOWN
Released 2022. Written, recorded and performed by Justin Markert
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Released 2011. Written and performed by Justin Markert.
Mixed and produced by Keith Vance and Dave Beans.
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THIS IS 40
In October of 2021, I became aware of the looming gravity of the fast approaching "big 4-0." I turn (or turned) 40 on March 18, 2022.
Hold on, let's go back a bit. A few years ago I was diagnosed with pretty off the charts ADHD. If you know me personally, this is no surprise. This opened my eyes to a lot. It explained why so many things in my life turned out the way they did, and for that, it was bittersweet. It meant I wasn't just a fuck up. I mean, I was, but at least now there was a legitimate explaination. You'll find that became a theme throughout this ep.
One of the many issues people with ADHD suffer with, is waiting until the last minute. So, as I saw my 40th approaching, I decided to do what I've done all my life regardless of the situation, cram everything I didn't do, into the last minute.
I've been playing music since I was in middle school. I was in some bands with some very talented people. I played for a number of years after high school, but then I just kinda, stopped.
I've certainly been AROUND music this entire time, but my creative output had ceased. In October, I decided that I would write, record, and release a 4 song EP for my 40th birthday. And i did, because you're reading this now. In fact, i ended up being 7 songs. And I'm pretty proud of myself because of it.
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