" . . .You gotta really know yourself. Find out what season you're in. If you're in a season of learning, focus on that 'til God changes it. Find out what season you're in, find out your strengths, find out your weaknesses, and strengthen those weaknesses. That's what you need to do before you step out anywhere. And make sure your skills are tight . . .If you don't have the music to back it up, you can forget it . . .and write good songs. Write songs that tell stories. Don't just write a loop."
--soul man Frank McComb, interviewed by Tavis Smiley