"When I recorded them, then they cared about 'em. They bought 'em. That's how you become an independent producer."
The speaker is composer/producer/singer Lee Hazlewood, dead at 78.
His words and career should give hope to anyone who has known the frustration of awaiting approval from life's gatekeepers. Hazleword recorded and self-published songs no reputable publisher wanted to publish.
A lot of bloggers today are doing something similar. They're hazlewooding, forgetting the gatekeepers and putting their words, pictures, thoughts, and, in some instances, music, out there.