good singer/songwriters: don't kill yourselves. if you kill yourselves, that's all the hipsters will bring up in conversation. if you write "depressing" lyrics in your oh-so-excellent compositions and THEN kill yourself, it's even worse. people will say things like, "Oh, that's just 'god-i-want-to-fucking-stab-myself-in-the-chest' music," or something else entirely paradigmatic.
seriously, if you're incredibly good at something, stick around. keep writing the fucking TRUTH (in your own terms, truth) so i can feel good and write it too some sweet day.
oh where oh where have all my people gone