perfected his songwriting skills busking on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, which is one of the more pleasant places to be a street musician. This was one of the songs he used to play on the street and he told AOL Music it was the first one he penned that enabled him to hold a live crowd and convince them to buy his CD. He explained: "People walking by would look back and say, 'Oh yeah, you're trying. You keep at it! Here's a quarter.' Then I would play that one at the end of my set and they'd be like, 'You know what? Here's 10 bucks, I'm buying the album.' So, that one's a special one to me. That was the turning point of the audience giving to me by listening, to me giving to them."