ABOUT G. SMITH
I try to be an open-minded person and understand everyone’s point of view. That doesn’t mean I have to agree with it. Being a strict non-smoker and teetotaler, I’ve gotten used to facing a certain degree of … let’s call it lack of understanding. We all have things we dislike and we have to find our ways of dealing with them. Sometimes the things we don’t like define us more than the ones we do. At least for me that’s true.
I’m not the guy who spends his nights at the crowded, smelly bar and I’m not the guy who spends his nights home alone. I’m not very outgoing but I’m not exactly shy either. I have high moral standards but they might differ from yours. I would call myself a pacifist (although I suppose it always depends on the situation) and most certainly not a nationalist. At the end of the day, I guess I’m mostly just trying to be me. And some things about me will probably never change:
I hate drugs (including alcohol and anything smokable).
I love music (including but certainly not limited to musicals, movie scores, rap, dubstep, rock and pop).
I love writing and designing stuff … and this is why I created this website quite a while ago. Feel free to enjoy my music and my translations, contact me, maybe cooperate with me in some way or follow me on Twitter, where I spend a lot of my time.
Over the years, I have realized how strongly some people react to my creations. How my words can touch a stranger on such a deep and personal level, can give hope, form a connection, inspire or amuse. Again and again I’m amazed by the wonderful feedback I get from people all over the world who can relate to my writing and tell me that their days (or lives) just got a little bit better because of me. I believe that’s what art is truly for. And I’m grateful for being able to create.
I’m not going to bore you with extensive tales about my childhood. Suffice to say I was born in 1986, went through twelve years of scholar education and studied design (as well as some other things) after that. I grew up in Austria and currently live in Vienna. I also spent some time in Sweden. What more is there to say?
I got the first version of this website online in 2009, the same year that I uploaded my first song.
I reached my first 100 Facebook fans in August of 2012, was soon up to 1,000 in December and finally 2,000 in September of 2019.
Then Facebook changed some stuff again and numbers stagnated around 2.2K.
I’m mostly on Twitter now, where I don’t have a lot of followers.
I’m currently working on a book.
Guess that’s about it.