We are not hip. We are not trust fund babies. We are not signed. We have no investors. We do not always have a place to sleep at night. Ours is a game of nickel-by-nickel warfare. Ours is replacing two or three days of food a week with cigarettes and coffee to get the recording pay in. Ours is a show-by-show fight to convert people back to rock. Ours is a mission to make people happy again. We make bad puns. We are young. We are optimistic.