"A totalitarian necrocracy being what it is, people with the means to escape tend to jump at the opportunity. Kim Jong-nam, big brother of Jong-un and the eldest son of the Dear Leader, Who Is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That a Leader Should Have ( actual title ) is no exception. Jong-nam was busted with a fake passport while trying to sneak into Japan to visit Tokyo Disneyland , and was banished by his father to China. He seems to have no desire to return to North Korea, and North Korea has no desire to take him (alive)."
"All these years of not understanding precisely how other guitar players were doing something forced me to make some near approximations, to do some reverse engineering. Sometimes I just couldn’t figure it out, and I moved on. Other times I got close, knew I wasn’t exactly there, but liked what I found and used it for a launching point to explore a different interpretation of the music."
Charlie explores how approximating can sometimes lead to a new discovery of self and of art.