Partly autobiographical and then stretched quite a bit, "Giving The Game Away" was a way of getting at the magic of imagination and the pitfalls of self-involvement. Well, that seems to me now what I wrote, but it's not as if I set out to do that. I just had to get some things off my chest, the delightful as well as the sad, hence the double meaning of the title. In a way, it was a sort of coming out of the closet, an admission of a nerdy nuttiness or what then seemed worse and kind of worried me, a creeping insanity. Until I brought it out into the light of day in a form that I could share with others without feeling shameful, that is. The reaction I got from audiences that pleased me the most, and which came as a surprise to me, was how the guy in the piece reveals a vulnerability, a desire for connection but a cluelessness about how to sustain it.