He's the #recoveryposse OG (at least as far as I'm concerned), not only was he an early guest on the Since Right Now Podcast, he graciously contributed two compositions (from his album Last Man Standing) to serve as the indispensable intro and outro for the show, he worked tirelessly to produce substance-free raves under the Raveclean banner—Jon/DJFM is a legit recovery warrior.
Now Jon shares more with the recovery community. Two standout answers to consider as you read: Another relapse and No one.
The principal motivation for my creativity. A lifetime of experience. Joy, pain, fear, courage...all of it.
The principal motivation for my sobriety. Music and love. Without sobriety I lose both.
My favorite qualities in a person. Loyalty, kindness, gentleness, a sense of humor, a sense of the absurd
What I appreciate most about my friends. That they are still my friends.
My main fault. Laziness
My favorite occupation. Photographer.
My dream of happiness. A cabin, far in the mountains, warm, cozy, with lots of music and the person I love most. And a dog and a cat.
My idea of misery. Another relapse, and/or another trip to rehab.
My greatest regret. That my drinking and using skyrocketed during the time when I had the best chance (not guaranteed, of course) of breaking into the music business.
My proudest moment. The release of my first CD, Breakup, in 1998.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? No one.
Where I would like to live. Maybe Ireland, though I've never been. Maybe Hawaii.
My favorite color. sky blue
My favorite authors. Alvin Toffler, Bruce Sterling, Philip K. Dick, Eric Schlosser
My favorite poets. Not a huge fan of poetry.
My favorite composers/musicians. BT (Brian Transeau), Crowded House/Neil Finn,
My hero(es). For better or worse, my parents.
My favorite food and drink. A damn good bacon cheeseburger and fries, Monster Lo-carb
My drug of (lack of) choice when I was using. Alcohol and/or GBL (a little-known prodrug of GHB, which I obtained online) were my everyday buzz, with MDMA/Ecstasy being my favorite drug, period.
What I hate most of all. Racism/homophobia.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Dance.
How I want to die. Sober, at peace, surrounded by loved ones.
My present state of mind. Utterly content and calm.
Faults for which I have the most indulgence. Messiness, anxiety/panic (if you can call that a fault)
My favorite motto.
Specialization is for insects.
- Robert Heinlein
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